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European Championship – Poland
I took part in the UCI European Championship this week-end in Wałbrzych, Poland.
I started the trip on thursday evening with a meeting with the swiss team at 7p.m. in Solothurn to head straight to Poland with a long ride of about twelve hours to spend in the Swiss Cycling car. We arrived the morning after a random sleep to see the sections and register for the competition.
The sections looked interesting with logs, rocks, cable drums and beams. Some tricky parts and big moves.
I started on saturday at 1p.m. I was directly in a good mindset even if I was tired of the long trip we had the day before. It went nicely and I suceed to clean some nice moves. I know I have to increase my power for bigger moves to get to the finals and I’m gonna work for it next week. But generally my level is good and I’m progressing every day. I finished at the 12th position and I’m pretty happy with. Like the earlier competitions of the year, I’m more motivated than ever to get better and better, so everything is positive !
The next big competition will be the Swiss Championship within two weeks, I’m looking forward to it.
World Cup – Krakow
I took part in the first round of the UCI World Cup this week-end end in Krakow, Poland. My flight landed on wednesday evening and the competition started on friday with the quarter finals. All went pretty good and I ended the selections with only four points and good feeling on the bike.
On saturday afternoon the sections were modified for the semi-finals. I felt in really good shape with my training, bike and mentally prepared. I did a difficult first round with 18 points, struggling on some really big moves but improve a lot the second lap with only 8 points. I had a really nice riding with a strong will to get better in the sections and a positive mind.
With loads of new and really powerful riders, I ended up with the 17th place. I know I can go bigger and I’m happy with this first World Cup of the season.
See you next week-end with the swiss training camp and in two weeks with the European Championship.