Roc d Azur Cross Country, FRA

Date: 09.10.2011

Description: XCO Race

56km, 2.24hrs
Second place in sprint finish against Moritz Milatz

Normally I am suffering like a dog on Sunday’s Roc, especially over the first two big climbs. It is also a mental game, because most riders concentrate on Sunday’s race. So when I am having my hard racing moments, I think those guys are still fresh and sure they can’t hurt so bad as I do right here right now!

Yay, I was so happy that I felt super good even from the beginning on! I am overall still in very good shape, which definitely helped to speed up my recovery process from Friday’s marathon.

At the end it was only Milatz and myself left out there racing for first. I dropped him probably 15sec on the last technicals trails, but he closed half of it on the sandy running sections and the rest on the very long flat section before the finish. I seriously tried super hard to save those few seconds to the finish, since I knew he is a good sprinter and so it was…

All in all a super cool week in Frejus again! I love to be here with our team, and at the Tour VTT party we had our traditional fun until the early morning!

1 MILATZ moritz 02:23:36
2 SAUSER christoph 02:23:36
3 CARABIN sebastien 02:25:34
4 TIBERI andrea 02:27:22
5 LAKATA alban 02:27:40
6 PLATT karl 02:28:37
7 MOOS alexandre 02:28:37
8 TRAYTER marc 02:28:38
9 STANDER burry 02:28:39
10 FLUECKIGERlukas 02:29:53

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