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Zarja is no stranger to the fans of gravity racing. She has top 10 finishes in the UCI World Cup and couple of victories in the iXS European Cup, but she really made her name with overall European Cup titles in 2013 & 2014. Her first season with Unior Tools Team didn’t go as planed – after injury in Lourdes she had to skip many races and found her right form towards the very last races. Now she is back on track and goes into 2016 season with high ambitions.

Hometown: Kranj, Slovenia

Racing: Downhill

Age: 26

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Racing career highlights:

2015

  • European DH Championships Wisla (Poland) - 7th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Mont-Sainte-Anne - 15th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Windham - 20th
  • UCI MTB World Cup Val di Sole - 21st
  • DH Kamplc Javornik (Slovenia) - 2nd

2014
  • Overall victory on the iXS European Downhill cup
  • 8th at the UCI World Cup in Méribel
  • National DH Champion & Overall winner of the Slovenian DH Cup


2013

  • Overall victory on the iXS European Downhill cup
  • 9th at the UCI World Cup in Val di Sole
  • 10th at the UCI World Cup in Fort William
  • National DH Champion


2012

  • 3rd place overall on the iXS European Downhill cup
  • 3rd place at the iXS EDC race in Châtel
  • 4th place at the iXS EDC race in Monte Tamaro
  • 14th place on the UCI World Championships in Leogang
  • 14th at the UCI World Cup in Val d'Isere
  • Overall winner of the Slovenian DH Cup


2011

  • 12th at the UCI World Cup in La Bresse
  • 2nd at the Maxxis Cup International in Gouveia
  • 4th at the Vigo Bike Contest
  • 7th place at the iXS EDC race in Špičak
  • 8th place at the iXS EDC race in Leogang
  • National DH Champion
 


Photo gallery (photos by Anže Furlan, Klemen Humar & phunkt.com):