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National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat

 
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
National Championships and EDC IXS Pila - Spela Horvat
 
August 21, 2013 -  Spela Horvat    
 

National champs were held on my favorite track; the Maribor World cup track. The guys at the Pohorje bike park did an awesome job on the track. The track has some awesome new sections and a lot of big new jumps.

Of course the rain surprised us again on Saturday and thunder stroke in to the gondola, so the training was canceled.

On Sunday the track was a little slippery in the seeding run and I had a crash but for the finals there were perfect conditions. I became vice national champion! In the open race I was 3rd with two great world cup riders ahead of me; Petra Bernhard and Zarja Cernilogar. I was happy with the result and my time was really good. This was the first time that 9 Slovenian girls were competing in the national champs.

A month later me and 3 of my teammates headed to the 3rd round of the IXS European cup in Pila, Italy. It was my first time there and the track was so awesome to ride. It was really fast with lots of berms and in and out wood sections..really fun. I was riding really good in my seeding run and took the lead when I crossed the finish line. I was stoked to qualify 7th in such strong competition with only WC riders ahead of me. I knew it was going to be a hard race and on Sunday I tried my best to keep my position but I ended on 10th place as I made to many mistakes in my final run. Overall it was an awesome weekend, good racing and riding and I still managed to hold 6th position in the overall IXS standings.

 
Photo credit: Horvat, Klemen Humar
 

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