Val di Sole….4x Pro Tour…can’t say it in words how happy Iam…love my life


The last two weeks I took part in 2 4X Pro Tour races. One was in Scotland, Fort William and the other one in Italy,Val di Sole.

I really like Fort William. It’s always great to be there and the crowed is just amazing. The track was also nice but very stony and difficult to ride at the beginning. I had a 6th place in qualify. I wasn’t that satisfied because I know I could do better. So on race day I wanted to do much better and practiced well..felt good and motivated.. had Dougie Pryce on my side a local rider who was so nice and helped me out there a lot… In my first heat I had a flat so I didn’t reach the finals… It was very stressful…. run up get the tire changed..and start again but I stayed focused … and in my second heat (semi-final) I got second behind Anneke Beerten. I was satisfied with my run and performance.

After Fort William I flew home worked few days and left again for the World cup in Val di Sole. This times my friend Birgit went with me. What an enrichment she is a very funny and positive person exactly that what I need to relax. The weather was just perfect .The track was like every year apart from too much gravel in the berms…too much…My qualification run went all right got 4th but hmm wanted more or knew there is more possible. My first heat was everything then good I made one big mistake and was at the 3rd position, but I did a very good passing manoeuvre on the last stone section and so I reached the finals. I was so happy and relieved.

In my final heat (Katy Curd 1st ,Celine Gros 2nd Lucia Oetjen 3rd) I had the outside start position. I know I have good gates and so my plan was to cut in so did I. I bounced a little bit together with Lucia but still was in front of here and stayed on the back wheel of the other two. I finished 3rd. I think I haven’t been so happy for so long just couldn’t stop smiling. This was my first 4x Pro Tour Podium ever and then 3rd. Champagne Shower was on… I want to thank Martin (my long time mechanic who is always on my side when I really need him, he just knows me so well…) then Birgit who was my lucky charm all weekend long and of course all my sponsors.

The next weeks I will swap back on my DH bike a bite. The national champs are soon..

bye bye Helene



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4x Pro Tour First win ever :-)

Last weekend I raced at the 4x Pro Tour Gold event in Val di Sole (Italy). I have been here many times, so I knew the track very well and I felt confident to win this race.
We arrived  earlier to enjoy also the area and the sports activities here. So we went wild water rafting, which I always wanted to do and never have had time. It was so much fun.
On Thursday and Friday I trained on the track and on Friday I had my qualification run. Surprisingly I wasn’t nervous at all.  I knew with a solid run I can be the first, so I stayed relaxed and it turned out well. I hit the lines I wanted and even on this slippery gravel turns, my Michelin tires sticked on. I placed first with 2,7 sec advantage.
On Saturday evening we had just 3 heats, because we were not as many women as I wished. I had good gates and good runs and I won the half finals and the finals.
That win was my first 4x Pro Tour win ever and I was very happy about my result and about my performance. Second got Alia Marccelini (ITA), third Natalia Piwowarczy (POL). The next weekend I will be in Saalbach at the Bike and Beats festival and will take part at the Dual Slalom event.
Thanks to all my sponsors.
Bye Bye Helene and see you in Saalbach – AUT (Bike and Beats festival)
Check out this video if you want to see me in action and speaking  🙂

World Champs in Leogang 4th place

This weekend I raced in Leogang the 4x World champs and turned out to be the biggest thing in my racing career.
It was an emotional roller coaster for me. I haven’t raced four cross since the last year and because of my brain surgery I couldn’t prepare myself perfectly like normal and road my bike about 4 times before I went there.
The practice on thursday and friday went allright but I felt lost on the track. Spent too much time on the upper part and should have trained more the last rock section. There I made a mistake in my qualification run, I lost so much momentum that I nearly fall over. The time was still okay I placed 5th behind Anneke B, Steffi Marth, Caty Curd and Lucia Oetjen. Totally we were 16th girls.
In the night from friday to saturday I felt asleep very late. I though too much about my mistake and my outside gate pick.
On raceday I tried to get my motivation back and get focused. I told myself that I am gonna be in the finals. All or nothing. I have wanted it so bad like never before.
In the half finals I raced against Anneke, Lucia and Julia and I know this gonna be a difficult heat but in the first turn I went inside and got behind Anneke and Lucia was just a litte bit behind me and so at the second left turn I went inside and I nearly went down with Lucia because she pushed hard to pass me. But I won this battle and she went down. So I advanced in the next round. At this was the FINALS!!!! I was so happy already. In that heat I had to race against Anneke, steffi and Katy. I had the last gate pick and stayed behind Steffi Marth (3rd) Anneke and Katy jumped the first pro Line and Katy the second pro Line too. Big respect to her – she won the gold medal. Anneke 2nd and Marth 3rd. I just can say after this last 8 month the 4 th place is for me like a gold medal.

Thanks to: Cri, Georg and Matte who helped my out this weekend with being my mechanic.
Thanks to all my sponsors, who believes in me and my friends and family, who are always there for me.

Media Coverage:

Mein Bezirk Salzburg

This is the most interesting Link:  SPORT BILD Video –

Alutech 4x Bike
World Champs – Happy face
happy face…
Thanks to Go Pro for the support

Georg S. the filmer Watch out for the Leogang documentary „True Racing“
my sweet heart was of course with me
lot of G forces in the first turn
Final Start. Me, Katy Curd, Steffi Marth, Anneke Beerten

Last video from Ecuador.. Down to Zero

Some of you maybe found out why I named my videos like numbers.. I named them after the altitude. And because I travelled to the seaside..this last video is called down to zero…to the beach.
It was a great time there and it was one of the most interesting country I have ever been. Watch it and you will see what I mean.

Bye Bye Lene