The whole world elite of Mountainbiking found their way to Albstadt, Germany, for the second round of the UCI Mountainbike Worldcup. And so did about 15.000 spectators, that were joining the 4 km long track in the “Bullentäle”, which is well know for it`s pretty steep climbs.
With about 150 riders on the line I started quite bad and lost some places right in the beginning. But from lap towards on I started to move forward. Unfortunatley I got thrown back during my chase two times: Once when I had a chain suck and the second time when I crashed out of the track after an collision with an other rider. So I overtook some riders a few times… But I kept it up and finished the race in 49th. Not what I was aiming for at the start of the season, but after a disapointing first half of the season it was a step forward.
Worldchampion Absalon won the race ahead of Schurter and Kulhavy.
I will now try to make a small cut and enjoy an easy week before putting all in for the preparation for the second part of the season.