Another race of MTB XCO World cup series took place in German Albstadt last week. Almost all riders on Superior bikes were there fighting for the important UCI points.
The weather forecast for weekend wasn´t positive at all as the heavy rain on Sunday was expected. The course looked like a muddy slide after the short showers in the middle of weekend and it was obvious that longer rain will destroy the course totaly. Luckily the weather change and sun hit Albstadt during whole weekend.
The U23 and junior category races were planned for Saturday. From riders on Superior bikes Czech young Denisa Knapkova competed in junior category and experienced the atmosphere of huge race. Sebastian Fini from CST Superior Brentjens MTB team started in U23 man race and after the 4th place in Cairns World cup wanted to fight for top 5 again. Unlucky the troubles on the course allowed him to finished on 13th place only.
Lot of spectators arrived to the Albstadt on Sunday to see the Elite category races. Attractive parts of the track were literally packed with a people cheering furiously not only the home riders.
From our Elite woman Yana Belomoina and Margot Moschetti (CST Superior Brentjens), Hanna Klein (Superior Germany), Fabienne Schaus (Superior Mio Wildschonau) and Tereza Nemcova (Superior MTB) were on the start. The best result had Yana passed finishline 18th.
Men race started after 2pm in the afternoon. Only Rudi Van Houts was missing from our riders due to the injury from last week. On 15th spot finished Grant Ferguson, Hans Becking and Jiri Novak arrived to the finish in top 70 (all CST Superior Brentjens team).
For next week the World cup is moving to the France where the La Bresse course will test all the riders.