13 September 2015    DH   Jure   Champs   Poland  


National downhill title, overall winner of the Slovenian cup, one of the best results ever for Slovenia on the World Championships and still a contender for top three overall in the iXS European Cup. And now the 2015 European Downhill Champion!

Jure Žabjek is having an amazing season, and we can only wonder what else would he do if he wouldn’t brake his finger in Fort William. But that is not important now, let’s enjoy this moment.

European Champs took place in Wisła/Stożek, Poland. We had three riders on the start – Jure, Žiga Pandur and Zarja Černilogar, all in the jerseys of the Slovenian national MTB team. Jure excelled – beating local favorite Sławomir Łukasik by 0.643 seconds – while Žiga was 13th and Zarja was 7th.

This is what Jure Žabjek had to say after the race: “Amazing weekend, amazing end of the weekend. I like the track in Poland very much, it’s short and full of jumps – just like my home track. The track got dry on Sunday and it became much faster. In the seeding run and the finals I did a mistake in the same place, but that didn't have much influence on the final result. Except for that, my run was perfect. I didn’t expect to win European title this weekend, but I’ll take it with great pleasure! Now I really have just one more race to go, after that I will have a break and focus on the next goals.”

Congratulations Jure!

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