We all know the 4X track in Val di Sole – many titles were decided here and organizers make sure that the event is big every single year. Night racing under the lights makes the atmosphere even better!
We had two riders in the Slovenian national team for 4cross race, both switching from their BMX bikes to 4X bikes for couple of weeks. First they did national championships, that was just a week ago, and they took silver and bronze there. Filip was faster on that race in Ajdovščina and again here in Val di Sole – he finished 15th in the qualifications and then 10th in the finals. Kevin had just one race in the finals, he was 22nd on the end.
Our riders after the race:
Filip Flisar: “Qualifications were great, I also had a good run in the first round of the finals. I had a clean run and advanced without any big problems. Then I had a very hard group in the quarterfinals, and also a bad starting position on the right. We rode one behind the other, without much contact. I had enough speed to pass towards the end, but the rider in front was right in my line and I couldn’t do much. Result is great, no doubt about it. But what followed later was simply amazing...”
Kevin Berginc: “I was holding back a little bit on the qualies, but it was more than fast enough for the finals. Today I had to attack from the worst starting position and I lacked a little bit of luck… We know that 4x is simply a unpredictable discipline. I’m happy with my res, especially because Ergaver won. It’s going to be a crazy night.”
Both of them are of course referring to amazing victory of Slovenian rider Mitja Ergaver that will go back home with rainbow jersey and gold around his neck. Congratulations Mitja – title was well deserved. (And also a lesson from his racing – it’s not over till is over and you have to fight all the way to the end!)
Full results on UCI website
Photos by Klemen Humar & Grega Stopar
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