Bundesligafinal Saalhausen

After having one week „vacation“ after the Europeans I was high motivated for the Bundesligafinal in Saalhausen in the German Sauerland.

On Saturday in the Bundeligaeliminator I managed to get into the small final and became 9th in the end, so I was able to collect some points for the overall ranking as well.

On Sunday the Elite-category needs to go for eigth laps on the fast 4,2 km course with fun dowhnhills and a pretty long flat section. I had a good start and was leading the international field into the first steep hill. After just a few laps there was an four-man leadinggroup and I could be part of it. After halftime in lap four I got a flat at my rearwheel and Milatz and Wengelin passed me. I was able to change my wheel immediately but during the pit stop also Fumic overtook me. The following lap was not that smooth, also had a quick stop to fix something at my rearwheel. After I got into a good rhythm again and was able to close up to Fumic. Together we got closer and closer to Wengelin in second. I gave everything I got in the last but one lap and managed to open a small gap to Fumic and at the same time I closed the gap to Wengelin and droped him a bit. After eight laps I happily got second behind Milatz. Fumic got third.

In the overall I got second behind Milatz as well, Simon Stiebjan in thrid. Next week the German nationals will take place in Bad Salzdetfurth, where I chose to start in the Elite as well.