One of the best races of the year was as always the Austrian National Championships in Götzens. I was so happy because the last years there was always a bit of a problem with this race. But having just a normal Nationals was just awesome.
Only problem was that we weren’t allowed to get out of the gondola at the middle station which meant that we had to ride the whole upper part to until we could finally get to the original start of the track.
But this was the Nationals, you just ride.
The weather was very good and the track turned out to be perfect. Fast, technical, long. As it should be.
Fridays training was good and coming into Saturday I had a good feeling on the track. There was just one section which caught me out on Saturday. I crashed there and got a pretty good hit from my stem which made me bit my tongue so hard that I bled for several minutes strait. This made breathing a bit more difficult but it was O.K. Seeding went well and I landed good in the Topp10, I think.
Sunday was the day. I was up to speed, felt comfortable and ready to throw down my run. But things did not go as well and I ended up making some costly mistakes. Not the best weekend but sure one of the coolest.
Next up: Brandnertal