15. August 2019

UCI MTB World Cup Nové Mesto – From negative to positive

The second World Cup continued in Nové město na moravě. One week after the first one in Albstadt. It’s a really varied, technical but physically very hard racetrack. Because of the rock gardens, the roots and the technical sections most of you might think, that this track is really mine. But Nové mesto and I don’t want to become friends.

My legs felt great. I was looking forward to the race, even though I’ve never achieved good results in the past years. I really thought that this is going to be my race. But to be honest, it wasn’t. I wasn’t able to get my rhythm till the end of the race. I finally got a good pace in the last two laps. Due to that, it’s not surprising that the last lap has been my fastest of the whole race. I finished the race as 2nd best Swiss rider on place 37. Not really what I was looking for. But to be honest, I can’t really find the answer for that result. However, there are a lot of positives things to think about as well. I suffered and gave everything I could. My legs felt great and haven’t been sour nor tired. My head was ready, ready to suffer. I didn’t let my head hanging down when riding somewhere between position 40 and 50. My backpain from last year really got better. Even though I couldn’t manage a good result.

Now I am looking forward to Swiss Champs on the upcoming weekend. I am excited what will be possible to achieve.

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