Season summary 2022

What has happened? 2022

  1. Downhill National Champs at Semmering
  2. Pedro’s Work shop Tutorials
  3. Sporting Woman Bike Camp at the Reschenpass
  4. Downhill / Pumptrack at Crankworx Innsbruck
  5. Haibike Family Series Episode Nr.1 Yannick Granieri
  6. Glemmride Niva! no Diva downhill race camp
  7. Haibike Family Series Episode Nr.2 Andrea Garibbo
  8. Downhill National Champs in Hungary
  9. New Tik Tok account / „NIVARIDE“
  10. CZE Downhill National Champs
  11.  Scotland’s story release in the Bike Magazines LINES , BIKE UK, Velo tout terrain
  12. Haibike Family Series Episodes 3 and 4 release
  13. Working on more of Pedro’s content

1) Downhill National Champs + IXS CUP

“ All or nothing“
That was a packed weekend I have to say. Friday practice, Thursday practice, and National champs race run, and Sunday final run for the IXS European cup.

I really enjoyed it to be back between the tape but at the same time, I wished I could have done an easy race to get back into DH racing instead of jumping straight into the most important Austrian race for me the National champs, as the first race in the season. Original the national champs should have been a few weeks later at the Crankworx DH race.
Anyway, I couldn’t change it and so I tried to adapt my best.
My practice runs went well I was standing well on my bike but my race runs, I have to be honest were not clean so. So for the national champs, I ended up in 5th place and in the IXS ranking, I was 9th.

photos by Sebastian Sternemann

2) „More Pedro´s Bike care Workshop Tutorials

“ I show you how I do it. „

I absolutely love bike tools or tools overall. And I am doing Video Tutorials for the tool and bike care brand Pedro’s. In the first go, we did 6  Videos and more will follow.
We also took over their Instagram account. So if you are interested check it out. @pedroseurope

 3) „Sporting Women Bike Camp“

“ Women MTB Camp Deluxe“

This year I took the first time partly in a Sporting women’s camp organized by Monika Fiedler. I was there with my lovely teammate Martina to represent Haibike and to guide and teach other motivated biker girls. This whole event was so nice and so professional I was blown away by how much these girls got offered. All the guys were super good riders, the hotels were amazing, the food and the catering were excellent, and the expo area was massive. So many brands were there to show their products and you could test all the bike-related products. I hope I can be part of this next year again.

If you are interested in a funny recap from this camp then check this out.


4) „CRANKWORX Innsbruck „

“ Rerun wanted? No please“

One of my favorite events of the year I would say. Crankworx is so much fun and so much is going on. This year I took part in Pumptrack and Downhill. Both tracks haven’t changed compared to the years before. So I knew what to expect and had some great training laps. Unfortunately in my race run the girl in front of me crashed and I got the red flag. I was on a good run and gave my all. So in my rerun, I was tired. I kept pushing and pedaled and worked hard but giving all just before didn’t leave much in the tank. I ended up in 20th place. 

5) „Haibike Family Series First Eps. „

“ Yannick Granieri – L’homme au grand coeur „

Finally, I can represent the first masterpiece out of four of the Haibike Family Series with Yannick Granieri and about his life.
In spring I visited my teammate Yannick in Aix en Provence and we had some incredibly nice filming days in even more incredible landscapes. Thanks to Haibike and Crinkvisuals, Alex Chapignac, and many more.

6) „NIVA- Race Camp at Glemmride „


Two years ago I did my last Niva! No diva race camp and I just can say I missed it so much. I love teaching bikers MTB skills but this camp is just my favorite. I can forward all my knowledge of racing and it’s so great to see how much these women improving in just 3 days. It is very emotional and of course not so easy. Things happen that you can’t predict, the bad ones and the good ones. Like ending up on the podium with one of my girls for example.

I had two good runs (qualification and final)  but unfortunately, I caught up with the girls in front of me and I couldn’t pass them so basically I don’t know my time when I would have had a free track.
Of course not ideal but this weekend was anyway just about my racer chicks and I am so proud of them for how they managed all this racing stress, the weather change, and so on.

1st Marlene Neissl
2nd Me
3rd Steff Miskulnig

Big thanks to all the Sponsors who supported the Goody bag.
Iriedaily, SP CONNECT, Dr. Antions Martins coco Drink, Verival, Epic Jewellery, Maxxis, Pedro’s, Propilot, HT, and Ergon.

Also big thanks to Saalbach tourism.

7) „Haibike Family Series Eps. 2 „

„Andrea Garibbo L’artista dell ‚equilibrio „

This rider is one of the most talented MTB riders I have met in my life. His name is Andrea Garibbo he lives in Italy, is the father of a little girl, and is racing E- Bike races.

I visited him in the spring of this year and we had a great time producing this video about him. Big thanks to Crinkvisuals, Alex Chapignac, Haibike, and many more who were involved in this project.

8) „Hungarian DH National Champs „

“ This event was insane. „

I came with no expectations because I have never raced in Hungarian before and I have to say this event blew my mind. The whole race was so professional and the organizers, the UCI commissaire, the riders, and the spectators were so nice. Even speaking no word of Hungarian I was always well informed. The race track was not crazy long and the lift took ages to go up but it was so much fun. Dusty and dry and tricky to ride fast.
I had an okay qualification run and knew what to do to get in the first spot. First of all, believe in me, and second of all pedal my lungs out, and third not touch the brakes. So I managed to take the win home.
The fun fact is I took so many times parts in National champs from other countries and would have been national champ twice but never in my own country.  #stilltrying

9) „New Tik Tok account / NIVA RIDE „

“ A Racer gives Race tips“

I was thinking about something like this a while ago.

I love coaching and love to forward my knowledge about my passion – Riding my bike and racing my bike to others.
So I created this account on Tik Tok, (NIVARIDE) where I talk about my 25th year’s World cup experience and give tips about the big bubble „RACING“. Sometimes I just talk about different topics straight into the camera and sometimes I show stuff on my bike.

I really enjoy doing it and I hope people are interested in it.

10) „Another podium for me „


11) „Scotland Trip release in the Lines Magazine, MTB UK, Velo Tout Terrain, Pinkbike „

12) „Haibike Episode 3 „

Lea is a very special woman and it was great to get to know her better during the video production.  She won 2021 the E-Bike World Tour overall and this video shows one of the races in 2022.

13) „Haibike Episode 4 „

What a life. It was an experience to see how  Tom, Sam, and Kara are managing their lives a Youtubers.

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