National championship

53f02dfe02dd953f02c0911a34After one month without racing, it was time for the national championship in Kamnik. I came to race well prepared and with only one goal: to wear the jersey of a national champion.

In qualifications I set the 8th time, but I was riding on 90 percent, because I knew, it is not so important for finals at national champs.

In ¼ finals I was 2nd and advanced to semi-finals without serious effort.  Before semi-finals, I was a little worried, because the group was really strong, also with the qualification winner, Andraž Jeršin. But I started first and till the finish line, I made a big distance between me and the 2nd rider.

Than it was time for finals. I think there were the best 4 eliminator riders in Slovenia at the moment. Slovenian xco vice champ Grega Kranjc, one of the best xce riders Urban Ferenčak and Miha Halzer, who already won one world cup race this year!

Like in ¼ and ½ finals, I made best start also in the big final. But after 30 meters I snapped my chain and dreams about being a national champ ended. I finished 4th, which is a really bad result for me.

This week I compete on the last World Cup this year in Meribel. I wish luck will be on my side… Finally.
53f02e44196b1Written by: Kevin Berginc