My first race in Europe

This weekend a bunch of racers went on a journey to compete against the austrian and interantional 4 Cross elite riders. The bunch was BMX King (Markus), R2D2 (Thomas), Hannes (He is newbie in our 4X group so we haven’t found an nick name yet) and my humble self, Miss DH. Bursting of motivation and excitment we drove to Koppl Friday evening to be fully relaxed on Saturday (the race day). And we all had a very funny evening. I just can say I could feel my abdominal muscles caused by my non stop laughing…

Arriving in a rainstorm on friday evening the saturday could just be better. And so was it.  No rain, no wind and some sunrays. The track was in an excellent condition and every rider enjoyed it. At least how I could tell. The first corner was very narrow and so it came that the spectateurs got presented a show deluxe… So also in the woman final. I was second in the qualification (1st Anita 3rd Angie…)I had a good start and Anita for her circumstances a bad start (normally she has good starts) but she had the inside line and so we ended up elbow on elbow and Angie made her own way and won. We “fought” in every corner but we could past her any more and I could past Anita. I enjoyed the race a lot and I was very happy about the amount of female riders. It was very good 4X with high level. In the men class won the german rider Sascha Meyborg. Markus came 5th and R2D2 7th and Hannes 13th. To sum up we enjoyed all :-). We are looking forward to go on journey soon again. My next stop without the group is Val di Sole, Commezadura (1-4 of may). It is the pre event for the World champs and I hope I can profit by the pre practice. see you LENE dsc00678.JPG