The season has kicked off and damn, how I missed the racing during winter!
The first 3 rounds of the European 4Cross Series are in the books already, and the next ones will follow soon. The season starter was a dual eliminator, hosted by the Indoor Bikepark in Pfäffikon, CH. After a hard crash in practice, and you don’t want to crash on the asphalt track, I did my thing and took a first win. Certainly a hard race, especially with the French Crankworx winner Chaney Guennet competing.
What followed was three weeks of bacteria infections. Having dealt with souch health issues a lot last year, it’s probably a thing that will keep me busy throughout the season. Anyway, just in time I recovered and signed in at the second round of the series that was held in Homberg, Switzerland. It was a classic dual slalom race as ever. Dual slalom is one of the most fun disciplines in my opinion, but not where I feel home I have to admit. The main goal was to get in some consistand runs in race conditions. I qualified second, went through the heat’s into the quarters, where I crashed out after some mistakes. No problem, 5th of the day!
One of my big goals this season is to do well especially at the Gold Event’s of the European 4Cross Series. After the first two rounds being Silver Events, it was time to bring it on in Reutlingen Germany. The field of riders was strong with the World Champion, Mitja Ergaver and the former World Champion, Aiko Göhler, being on the gate. More competition came from the German Champion and local rider Benedikt Last and the rest of the riders from all over Europe.
I had clean sheets from qualification untill the big final to take my first big win of the season. I’m really happy about it and I’m optimistic for the following races!
Next up will be another Silver Event of the European Series before I head out to Winterberg for the 4X Pro Tour race!