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The sweetness of desire, relief, pride, exhaustion; It’s hard to put into words just what it felt like to Win the Mountain Bike World Championships on Saturday in Hafjell, Norway. I often get asked what race victory is sweetest and I think I now have a clear answer, Worlds 2014.   Every victory, be it your first World cup top-20 or a win at any level is sweet, the reward & validation of your efforts; but this win was 2 years in the making.   After a heartbreaking ride in London, It was a 2-year process for me to return to the rider I am capable of being. In the beginning of my career, winning was easier. Not because the competition was weaker, but because I didn’t know better.   I didn’t have to get results, I just had to do my best and I always wanted to give my best. I loved it. It was fun. I raced with desire, confidence & belief. Sometimes the key ingredient of success is the thing we do unconsciously.   Loving doing something so much that it does not feel