Im glad to annonce that I’m the new… vice-swiss champion 2016 !
The Swiss Championship took part Saturday 16 July in Delémont. I started really good in the competition aiming to stay close to Lucien Leiser as much as I can. Unfortunately, the vice-world champion in title was too strong at the end. Im really happy about my performance and my feelings on the bike. I was comfortably established ahead the 3rd rider Johan Buchwalder. All the work done earlier in the year has finally paid off and my motivation is better and better every day.
Next competition: 30-31 July for the World Cup in Vöcklabruck, Austria.
After my one-month trip in Spain during February, I’ve been able to ride at a good level only around mid-April. I’ve worked a lot on the technical movement and on general physical preparation.
So my 2016 season started last week-end with the first World Cup in Krakow, Poland. My goal there was to have some good feelings back, in competition this time. Result: 22nd place.
That 22nd place was not what I expected. But far from the numbers or ranks, the goal I had together with my trainer Blaise Brocard was to simply go back after my operation and experience positive feelings. Krakow was for me the very first competition this year with the stress and uncertainties which come with it. I had no competitions since last summer with an injury. I had a great pleasure competing in that World Cup despite the little disappointment for the final result. The level is very high and every point is more and more important and I did some mistakes that costed me a lot. I know my preparation is good and with a few adjustements, I’ll be able to express at my best level pretty soon.
I’m already looking forward to inform you of my next Swiss Cup in Tramelan, on June 19th.