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  • Liz Hatch

    The guys I was riding with noticed that I was pretty strong and encouraged me to try racing.

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    Liz Hatch

    Then I met two Belgians who were in Florida for winter training.

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    Liz Hatch

    They invited me to come back to Europe.

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    Liz Hatch

    I don’t think they were serious. But I showed up.

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    Liz Hatch

    In other European countries, it’s difficult to start racing unless you begin really young, because they don’t have a lot of amateur races.

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    Liz Hatch

    In Belgium, it’s pretty simple.

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    Liz Hatch

    I can’t complain. I wasn’t an athlete before this. Frankly, I was living a really unhealthy lifestyle.

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    Liz Hatch

    I just feel lucky that I was able to go from that to this.

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