UCI Mountain Bike World Cup #4 Les Gets (France)
“My weekend results really fulfilled me. It began perfectly well with XCC race. I am truly satisfied to have finished among the leaders in this tactical race."
Victor Koretzky: “Still great things to do"
3rd place in XCC
11th in XCO
15th place overall
“My weekend results really fulfilled me. It began perfectly well with XCC race. I am truly satisfied to have finished among the leaders in this tactical race.
It was the first time I had beaten Nino (Schurter) during the sprint, which was quite enjoyable. To top it all off, it was my first podium ever with KMC-EKOI-ORBEA team in XCC.
Then, I started well Sunday’s race thank to my leading position on the starting line. The crowd was crazy and I tried to keep a cool head. It is always a pleasure to ride in my country.
My final result is not as good as the one in Vallnord (9th) but I feel in great shape! Summer is not over yet, there are still great things to do. Starting with next week French National Championships in l’Alpe d’Huez.”
Hélène Clauzel took the 11th place (10th place overall) in Women Under 23. In Elite Women, Annie Last (18th place overall) experienced mechanical problems and finished 36th. Malene Degn (24th place overall) placed 49th for her comeback in Elite.
In Elite Men, Milan Vader (26th place overall) took the 13th place (see below). Florian Vogel finished 14th (16th place overall) and Thomas Litscher 28th (22nd place overall).
It is Milan Vader first year in Elite category and his 13thplace has been his best result so far: “ I feel stronger than ever. It is a great performance in an important race with Olympic qualification at stake. I just spent two amazing weeks with my team and I would like to thank them all. With a great atmosphere and quality equipment we have everything we need to do great performances.’’
After Switzerland and Denmark, there will be more national championships this weekend. Hélène Clauzel and Victor Koretzky will be in France at l'Alpe d'Huez, Annie Last in England and Milan Vader in the Netherlands. We hope to see new national champion jerseys in our team!