The english riders and myself met a couple of german riders today in La Poma Bikepark, in Premià de Dalt. We had great fun riding the spot and later in the evening, the Òrrius Bikepark.
Today, I met with the english riders Andrew Chai, Steve Rogers and Antonio Claret for a rainy training in the woods. I did the trip from Switzerland to Spain by car but I didn’t expect such a bad weather. We went riding in a natural spot in Premià de Dalt, close to Barcelona.
Last week-end, I took part in the 2nd round of the World Cup in Vöcklabruck, in Austria.
The first challenge of this World Cup: the quarter finals on Saturday, at midday. I start the race well in shape with a first lap at 8 penalties. Already at this stage of the competition, the results are tight between riders and everything could be possible. I am confident on the bike. I realize a better second lap with only 4 points, which makes a total of 12 penalties altogether. I took the second place of these 1/4 finals, qualified for the semi-finals the following day.
On Sunday, still on a very positive mindset, I start the competition on harder obstacles and very long sections. I make several max-penalties and suceed to make a section with 3 penalties. I struggle with a lack of rythm and commitment on these aerial sections. I ended 23rd of the World Cup. Even if I could hope for better, my goal this week-end was to have fun again on the bike and enjoying the sections, with the right mindset. Which I did, and I’m happy with it.
Next event will be the “London Trials Battle”. A new concept of trials in the middle of London City.