UMF Bike Days – XCO only

10 Jun

UMF stands for Medicine and Pharmacy University and it’s for the first time when in Romania an University is organizing a MTB race, am I right? Anyway, I was back in Targu Mures, where in 2003 I’ve raced for the first time away from home. Last XCO race here was 7 years ago if I remember right.

Anyway, it was more or less the same classic course but with a different start, featuring one long uphill, a shorter one and a long descend, following a narrow trail. Although it had some great zones with man made jumps and switch back. Talking about myself, I had a good start but then I blown the “turbo”, anyway I kept riding. On 4th lap the “engine” over heated so the last 3 laps were made on safe mode.

Due to the fatigue I told myself that is better to rest on Sunday and skip the XCP and I think I made the good decision.

The following week I had a good training block and now I am confident and look forward to the upcoming races. We will see how it goes.

Thanks to my former team mate Eli for helping me in the feedzone, to my family and sponsors for their support. I might race alone but we are a team.



Foto credit: Ovidiu Sebezan / Valentina Maris

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