Solid run from Neža today on 12th place in qualifications! Tomorrow DH qualy and 4x final! Watch Eurosport2 in the evening and cheer for Neža!
DH training was good, couple of showers during the day, wet tires again. The course is fast and bumpy, most of our guys like it. More tomorrow!
Neža on the step up
World cup round #4 in Leogang. Weather is changing all the time, currently rain... The track is rough and long, the guys like it so far. More in the evening after 4x qualy with Neža. Žiga K. is at home studying and Tilen is racing BMX European championship in Klatovy this weekend.
Žan very excited
Our pits. Just a few minutes after this shot was made, big storm came and this road was under 10cm of water:)
Finaly we are home. The trip back home was however long for me (Tine) and Rok who drove the van, but we've managed to do 2400km in 30 hours, including waiting at a trafic jam in Germany and traveling with the train through the eurotunnel. We've finished our racing on Saturday, after DH qualificiations. Žan had a flat tire after the third turn, Maria made a big mistake hiting a tree pretty bad, finishing ten seconds after the top 20 women, as Žiga P. finished at 127th position, which offcourse was not his goal. Nothing much to say, two flat tires (Neža in 4x also..) among 4 riders in one weekend is what i call bad luck. Weekend was full of flat tires and mechanical problems, not just with us, but also with other riders. That's racing! One weekend of racing in Slovenia, then we are headed to next round of the World Cup in Leogang.
To say a few words about the event - C R A Z Y !!! This is really something you have to see if you are mountain bike enthusiast. Literary thousands of people come and chear for each and every rider on the course, blowing there brains off when a local rider comes. It's my job also to check the event from organizers point of view, which again comes out with ten plus.
Žan in the first turn
Thousands of fans looking at the bigscreen
Unior tools are the best tools! :)
Steve Peat towards the finish, crowd going crazy...
Expo & tech area, our pits in the right corner
No luck for Neža today. Flat tire in qualifications and no finals tomorrow. DH training went well - keep you finger crossed for tomorrow's DH qualifications.
Neža before the puncture.
Žan in the top part of the DH course.
Another sunny and warm day in Fort William. Neža did her first training, so far so good. DH team section made another on foot course inspection. Tomorrow 4x qualy and first DH training. Nothing more to say today.
Neža on the last turn
Maria on the DH course. Nejc Rutar from MBK Orbea (on the left) is also with us.
Our pits got a lot of attention again...
Day 2: again great weather, hope it lasts till the end of the week. Both tracks are really awesome, can't wait for the first trainings tomorrow. We've also set up the expo tent and made some minor sightseeing today. More tomorrow.
Rok servicing Maria's bike.
Awesome DH course!
We've just settled at Fort William after a long drive and a bit shorter flight for the riders. The weather is great and the land is absolutely fantastic. Tomorrow we are setting up the expo tent and we have a small workshop for mechanics. Boys and girls will check the courses and chill out. Stay tuned for more.
Tine and Rok having a beer at the ferry, before the whole night cruise towards Scotland.
Fort William, jupppie, finally!