The 2014 UCI MTB World Championships took place in beautiful Hafjell, about 150km north of the Norwegian capital Oslo.
The 4.2 km track on the former Olympic Alpine Ski hillside was pretty tough and bumpy.
I had quite a good start into my first Elite Worlds and was riding around 20th when I flated in lap three. After the stop in the pit I struggled a bit but with two laps to go I found my rhythem again and in the end I moved up from an temporary 33rd place into 18th. I’m pretty happy and satesfied especially with the way I made it into the Top20.
New worldchampion is the French Julian Absalon, who won his fifth titel ahead of Schurter and Fontana.