Merry X Mas- See you next year

The year is nearly over and to sum it up it was a great season for me. I survived my surgery and recovered very well and quick and raced the first year since a long time without pressure and expectations on myself. My first race and my first Enduro race this year was in Riva del Garda. The track wasn’t really a good one like I have heard but I tried my best and finished 16th. After this my next stop was the world champs in Leogang also my first 4x race this year. I was super motivated had great support and I my goal was to reach the finals, which I did. I said to myself losing isn’t an option and I felt strong, even with trainings deficits. This 4th place at the World champs is the biggest success in my career and I am proud on myself. 

The rest of the 4x season went also very good for me. I won the 4x Pro Tour in Val di Sole and in Jablonec. So I won the 4x Pro Tour Overall 2014. 
In the downhill discipline it could have been better. I had a puncture at the IXS cup in Schladming and at the Austrian national champs I didn’t find my pace. 

In August I had the pleasure to fly with my boyfriend to Vancouver. I took part at A Line race at Crankworx and enjoyed the endless jumptrails and DH trails in Whistler. 

After that the charity video project campaign “Voodoo Ride – We ride for those who can’t!” for Wings for Life got launched. Totally there were over 10.000 views, 15.000 clicks online and 400 people watched it at the cinema and it will be shown on an Austrian Sports TV channel.

That was pretty much my season. Lots of smiling,  lots of training and lots of working for this project, but it was worth.

I want to say big thanks to everyone who was there for me this year and also a big thanks to my sponsors, who always try the best to makes my athletes race life as easy as possible. And thanks to those who donated for the project.

Bye Bye Helene