Yeeeaaah! My first podium at the IXS European Cup. The track in Bikepark Špičák is one of my favorite tracks and I really enjoy coming here every year for the race. I always raced this track in cold weather and muddy conditions, but this year the weather really surprised me..it was sunny and really hot, just perfect for riding. I was really stoked to finish 3rd in the seeding run, which was my best result yet. I was really excited for the finals and hoped I could maintain that 3rd place, but I made a huge mistake in my final run that cost me valuable time and finished 5th. At first I was disappointed, because I didn't maintain that 3rd place, but on the other hand I was still on the podium. I got poured with champagne for the first time in my life and I will never forget this experience.
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