Sunday, 1 February 2015

Slushcup Race #4 - First place!

Result: First place
Bike: Trek Superfly 9.9 SL, RocketRon/RacingRalph LiteSkin 2.25 - 1.5bar

This was the fourth race in this winter's Slushcup. And I managed to win it! I'm very pleased by the fact that I managed to place second overall. This result puts me in first place in the total cup standings.

Slushcup #4
Cup standings

Race story:
Well, I had sort of a poor start again. I went out around 15th-20th place. Then I worked my way up to four guys who were up on top. This group shrunk by one after a while. So the four of us did most of the race together. Of the group, two were in my class (Henrik and Jörgen), and one guy was from the younger category (Anders). The pace in this group was quick and I had to work hard just to keep up with them. I didn't do much leading as Henrik was out front almost all of the time. I lost the group a few times and managed to work my way back. On the last single track part, just before the finish, Anders went away and after a while also Henrik. Jörgen dropped back behind me and was out of the running. I slowly worked my way back to Henrik on the last part which was a slight uphil on gravel road, the last few hundrets meters towards the finish. So it ended up with a spurt between me and Henrik Söeberg and I just managed to edge him out by a second

It's good to go out hard

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