I got 16th at the german Bundesliga held in Münsingen. I´m quite satisfied with the feeling I had considering it´s my first real cross country race of the season. And since I have no Bundesliga points nor much UCI points at this time, I was called up as maybe 70th or something out of 80 riders. I had a pretty OK start moving up through the field, but the front group was gone quickly off course. I soon settled in a group that was in the 12-20 position. I held on to that group and actually tried a little attack on the last lap but it didn´t stick! Hey, you gotta try right..!?
This race is very tight and narrow and hard to pass during, and it becomes like a road race with groups riding together. So unless you don´t bridge the gap to the next group you´ll pay for that later.. It was a a nice day, dry course and sunny weather(20 dgr) so all good. Had fun out there! Swedish Champ Emil Lindgren was 9th.
And thanks Uwe Hardter for accommodation and “The Swedes” for the feeding. Tip Top!
Now next up is a week of awesome riding in Freiburg, where I used to live from 2007 to 2009. It´s one of the best places to be as a bike rider I think – MTB and road. Weather looks good too. 20-25 dgr and sun all week. I´m staying with my friend and pro road racer Johannes Fröhlinger who´s kind enough to let me use his apartment while he races Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallone.