Swiss Championships Marathon Eiger Bike, Grindelwald/SUI

Date: 17.08.2014

Description: Marathon Race

88km, 3900m of climbing
DNF

I missed my connecting flight in Boston traveling back from Colorado, so that meant it extended my journey to 48hrs.

Swiss Champs were already on Saturday, so not much time to get rid of the jet lag plus getting things sorted at home after being on the road for three weeks.

When I made my race bike ready I put a new wheel set on, but did not check if the cassette was tighten up and it wasn’t! It was a matter of time until it came completely loose during the race. This happened after one hour, when I was in the lead together with Huber and Buchli. At least it was on top of a mountain, so I could only freewheel down to the hotel… I normally never ever quit a race as long as I see the possibility to finish it, but I haven’t had spare wheels somewhere on the course plus to find that special tool was impossible.

I hope at least I saved some energy for the next big race, the Grand-Raid on Saturday. A race I really want to win this year!

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