Isla Short takes fourth place in Val di solePublished on: 11 juli 2018
VAL DI SOLE On Sunday, July 8th, Milan Vader, Kevin Panhuyzen and Isla Short competed at the World Cup in Val di sole. On the race track right between the mountains, Isla Short managed to take an impressive fourth place. Panhuyzen finished 42nd and Milan Vader managed to reach the finish line in the men under 23 as 13th.
The Scottish Isla Short managed to keep her head up in the international playing field. Short was fast on the descent, and her lap times were great. In the last two rounds, she managed to move two more places, ending as fourth to cross the finish line.
Kevin Panhuyzen has had a difficult past few weeks, among that recovering from a wrist fracture. The Belgian’s will to prove himself during the world cups was huge. With a starting position in 65th place Kevin managed to drive forward and get the 42nd place at the end. The first round was very promising and the Belgian could pick up many riders. But he wasn’t really satisfied: ‘I let the bad luck came to my head. Working on that this week in the beautiful mountains of Andorra.’ Kevin said.
Milan Vader had a tough race in Val di sole and finished 13th in the category under 23 for men. In the first half of the race, Milan mainly drove at his own pace, so he had to give up some places, with the intention of to take it back later in the race. The last, however, was more difficult than expected, leaving him outside of the top-ten. ‘Had a hard time in the first half of the race, but the legs felt better in the end. 13th as my worst worldcup result so far... Really looking forward to next week’ Milan said.
The mountain bike races in Val di sole were not only broadcasted on Redbull TV Channel, the races were also being live broadcast on Ziggosport. "This is a very big compliment for the mountain bike sport” Said Team manager Maarten Kemperman. "We are pleasantly surprised with Ziggosport (a commercial channel in the Benelux, know from Formula 1) broadcasting our races. This is a nice compliment to our loyal sponsors too, who have helped Anne Tauber to where she is now. Both she and Mathieu van der Poel make mountain biking an attractive podium for TV.
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