Again we saw a better performance from Tanja Žakelj on the today’s cross-country race in Lenzerheide. She finished 18th, and again her race was a story with ups and downs. Finish of the race was very positive and this is what she will take with her on the upcoming European Championships in Italy.
Finals on the new DH track in Lenzerheide were absolutely crazy, with lots of crashes and breathtaking maneuvers, but Ruaridh knew how to keep it together and improved vastly on his qualifying result, finishing in 20th place. Reece also did a very, very good job and ended in 35th!
We had two very interesting weekends in Austria, with World Cup race in Leogang and iXS European Cup event in Schladming. Or in other words – lots of downhill racing in Austrian Alps. Highlight of the last weekend is Ruaridh’s 4th place in the men elite race.
Tanja Žakelj traveled to Poland this weekend, to the horse-class race in Jelenia Góra, the race that holds the name of biggest start of Polish mountain bike – Maja Wloszczowska. She made her fans happy with the victory on “her own” race, Tanja had a puncture in the first lap, but the she battled her way to third.
After the race in Leogang the whole team traveled to Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the team presentation and revealing of the new bike park we are building on the outskirts of the city. We had the whole cross-country, downhill, enduro and BMX team in one place, plus the whole staff.
Another crazy weekend is behind us, and again we are leaving the World Cup venue with some very nice results, this time from Ruaridh and Nal. Ruaridh was 27th, while Nal improved greatly on his qualification result and finished in 15th place on the junior race.
Ruaridh Cunningham was our fastest rider in Fort William, on the one of the most iconic tracks in the World Cup. He crashed and still managed to finish the race in 21st place, which is another very solid result. Reece Wilson was a surprise of the qualifications – he set 12th time, but lost it later in the finals.
Couple of stage victories, 5th place overall in the elite men race and overall victory in the under 21 category. This is what Ruaridh Cunningham and Reece Wilson did this weekend on the round 3 of the Enduro World Series!