When I walk into the Anna Meares Velodrome for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, I know I will be able to do so knowing I have done everything I possibly can to win the race.

I have thrown everything into my training these past 12 months, and so what will be… will be.

Life is all about the journey, as much as it is the outcome, and the journey I have taken to reach towards that moment will have given me every opportunity to chase that elusive gold medal.

I’m really looking forward to going to the Commonwealth Games and getting those that last preparation nerves. Like everything, it’s had its struggles along the way.

I think I’ve probably struggled more so from being away from my fiancé, for a longer period of time.

My fiancé is an osteopath for the Belgium National Team and Quickstep floors Pro Cycling Team. I see him a lot at races on the track.

But this year Cycling Australia opting against going to the World Cups and targeting the World Championships; shifting their targets.

Because of the limited travel schedule, seeing each other was made a lot more challenging with the distance.

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During the road season we obviously live together, but during the track season I’m having to be over here in Australia, fighting for position on the track circuit.

It can get a bit tough at times, but all the hard work is done now, and it’s coming into a much easier phase; the home straight.

It’s now time to get on the track and put on the green and gold jersey.

The hard works done now and I’m coming into the final stages before the Comm Games.

So I think it’s really exciting, knowing you go through a hard period of training and that it’s all going to come out fine in the end.

At Glasgow, I was able to finish the games with a silver in the scratch race and bronze in the individual pursuit.

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The Commonwealth Games is a lot different to other bunch races. At World Championships, you’re allowed three starters in each race, hence it becomes a lot more tactical.

Thankfully, I’m coming into the games with consistent form and performance under my belt from the previous years. I’ve worked really hard on my cycling, taking back-to-back national titles in the points and scratch races.

They’re both specific events at the games, so it’s a confidence booster for me.

I’m ready for what lies ahead.