For some, it’s the end of (or getting close to) the season! The road bike will be put on trainers, runners will hit the treadmill, but this is the time of the year that cyclocross riders and racers hit mud, grass, and sand so we thought we would share a little motivational video from the folks at SRAM.

Wout van Aert is best known for his dominance on the cyclocross course. As part of his preparation for the 2017/2018 cyclocross season, Wout raced on the road near his home in Belgium. His race calendar included Schaal Sels—a crazy dirt-grass-cobbled-paved mashup of a road race, which he won in 2016. While Wout didn’t repeat his win, taking a close second in the final sprint, it’s all part of his preparation for defending his World Championship in cyclocross.

Even though he’s a three-time World Champion, Wout’s coach and supporters say he’s still just a normal guy. This video is a glimpse at how Wout handles the pressure of victory. Watch the full video above, or on the SRAM Road YouTube page.

Wout races on SRAM RED eTap HRD. Learn more about the group and discover 11 things you might not know about eTap.

Video + Images : MILLIMAN