Tanja has a slow start of the season, but worked hard to get back on top – today in Alpago she was almost on the very top, taking 4th on the European XCO Championships. Not the same as gold she won in the past two season, but still a fantastic result!
Great news also came from 2015 British downhill national championships that took place in Wales. Ruaridh was 3rd, while Reece was 9th. This rounds us the great UTT performance on all of the national champs we had in last two weekends!
Second title for UTT in two weeks! Downhill championships in bike park Javornik also turned out amazing for Unior Tools Team riders. Jure took the title in the elite man category, Žiga was second behind him. Zarja took second on her first race after the injury from Lourdes.
Tanja took her fifth national title on the 2015 National Championships in Kamnik. As expected she had to battle with Blaža Klemenčič for the title, which again made the racing very hard.
We have amazing XC, DH and enduro bikes in our garage and it’s only fair to share details of this bike with you. We’ll start with Tanja’s Trek Superfly SL, build with SRAM XX1 kit and number of other top-of-the-line components. It also has custom blue graphics, courtesy of Project One department.
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.