Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race in Nalles is a traditional stop of the Internazionali d’Italia series, a race that Tanja knows very well. She traveled to Italy with positive attitude and has again proved to her self that she is close to fastest. At one point in the race we were hoping she was maybe even ready to take the top-3 position, but top-5 was today’s reach and we can only congratulate Tanja for great racing!
Tanja Žakelj, 5th: “It was a good race, I did good! This is where I am right now, I’m not bad at all. I also have some reserves and I hope I’ll have good trainings and that I’ll be ready for the main races.
I had a better start than on some other races. I felt good in the middle of the race and I kicked-up my pace and passed some of the riders. Maybe I “paid” a little bit for that in the last lap where I lost one position. I am happy with the race, it was racing on the optimum level.”
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa won today’s race in Nalles.
Photos by Michele Mondini