We've just returned from the first round of Slovenian downhill cup in Avče. Good start for our team - Nejc Rutar finished 2nd, just behind Austrian pro Markus Pekoll. Žiga Pandur followed Nejc on 6th overall position. Guys are super happy with the result which is a great start for the upcoming season.
Neža did here first downhill race and she was really enthusiastic about it. She didn't have the perfect run in the finals and finished on 7th position, but we all saw her during the weekend and she was really fast on some sections, so we will for sure see here more this year on the Session 88.
Next week training camp in Kranjska Gora, after that it's racing at the IXS cup in Monte Tamaro Switzerland.
Nejc on the podium with Markus Pekoll and Boris Tezlaf
Žiga being interviewed by mtb.si
Nejc after his final run.
We are proud to be also sponsored by another Slovenian company. Edelweiss Ride Support is a registered Slovenian brand. They produce awesome bike bags and accessories. We made a short introduction with Neža, how the bike fits into the bag. It's really cool when you don't want to make scratches on your bike when traveling or mess the car or your flat when the bike is extra dirty. Good job guys, the bags will travel the world this year :)
We are proud to announce our new partner this year, SAPIM Spokes. Race proven quality and safety. Founded in 1918, Sapim has been producing spokes and nipples of the highest quality for over 80 years! We are highly proud to be part of the team in 2011!
This is what Harry said after the race: "Practice was really good this weekend and coming into the race I was on pace. It rained a lot on Saturday which made a rough track for racing. On my final run I hit a big rock on a fast straight and lost a lot of time, that held me back all the way down to the rest of the track."
Despite that mistake Harry made a solid finish on 20th place with 8.3 second gap behind the winner of the race Brendan Fairclough.
Just recevied our package for this season from adidas eyewear, yeah!
Really cold weather in Slovenia again... Our Slovenian BMX boys took Neža to winter training camp in South France. Neža reports they have warm sun all day. She is also super happy with here bike this year, the Trek Ticket Signature edition.
Meanwhile, Harry is visiting 23Degrees headquaters in Granada Spain, where he will be riding some local trails and testing his new Trek Session 88. At this time, we are receiving boxes and packages from all our sponsors, soon we'll give you some insight view about that ;)
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