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The last dance of the XCO Cup

26 Sep


MTB Academy XCO Cup was the last round of this year XCO Romanian National Cup. I was laying 4th overall, 2 points away from 3rd place and 3 points from 2nd spot. So I knew I had to leave everything out there and don’t look back. Campulung is not that far from Cluj, but we […]

Porumbacu XCO

12 Sep


I have missed the XCO races feeling, but ever since my crash that I had before Alba Carolina Bike Race I was in doubt if I can push myself to the limit. Did my best to train as close as possible to normal. I wasn’t motivated at all to be honest, but I had to […]

Racing emotions: between pain and frustration

18 Jul


Last week was an intense period of racing, consisting of five days, four races, including two National Championships, one National Cup, and even an ebike race. I invested significant time and effort into preparing myself both physically and mentally, juggling commitments between work and family. Waking up at 5 A.M. repeatedly for training sessions wasn’t […]

Aiton Bike Race 2023

26 Apr


Steve McQueen said that “Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting” and I was waiting to race for more than 10 month now. My last race was the National XCO Championship back in the summer of 2022. The rest is history. I had difficult times and I am fighting to get […]

National Championships across the street and nothing else matters

29 Jul


“I Have a Dream” is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr., during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. I also had a dream to have in Cluj the XCO National Championships and this year the stars aligned […]