Race report nr 4

This weekend the main event in the austrians’ downhill scene was running and the fast women and men came together to get the gold medal around the neck.
The track (Semmering downhill track) was in a very good shape until it started to rain and it got really tricky and slippery. I knew the lines very well from my training before, but at the race weekend I had to think about a plan B at some sections because they changed so much. But still, the whole training paid off well and I felt confident and strong, and I ended up second, behind my team mate Petra Bernhard. Elke Rabeneder got third in the nationals and overall Jana Bartova from Czech got third. My first run on Sunday morning wasn’t that good because I had to pass an other rider. For the second run, the race run, I asked for changing the start order because I didn’t want to pass her again so, the fastet started first. I had not the perfect run, I was tired during my race run. I hit some sections just perfect and then others I was more a passenger on my bike than the rider. But to sum it up I am satisfied about my placement. Straight after the race I prepared myself for the WC in Fort Williams, where I am right now.
It’s Friday, 4x qualification day. I am excited how it will go.
Training went well yesterday so I should be fine.

Bye Bye Lene (watch freecaster.tv on saturday about 19:00)

http://uk.freecaster.tv/mountainbike/1014859/uci-world-cup-2011-4x-2-fort-william-gbr

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