The DH track in Val di Sole got an unofficial name that is connected with all of the surprises that await a rider on the race, and also our riders couldn’t escape all of them. Jure Žabjek had to skip the race in Fort William, but today he attacked with full force and got 12th place with a time of 3:33.52. “I made two mistakes on the final run. One was more critical, and cost me a lot of time, but then my run to the finish was good. Junior race is no joke, competition is very hard, but I’m going for top 10. I have the strength and the skills, I just need to remember all small details of the track and ride with no big mistakes,” said Jure after the race.
The competition in men elite race is even harsher, but Žiga Pandur today again set his personal record. His run was everything but smooth, but he was still able to finish in 48th position. “I just didn’t caught the flow on my final run, every time I came up to speed I did another small mistake and lost some time. Small mistakes add up and there is not much you can do about it. Final result is not bad, my personal best. But I know that I can do better, I proved that on my training runs,” was Žiga’s comment on the race day.
All photos by Grega Stopar