Hrastnikova sixth in Sunday’s match on Pohorje


Monika Hrastnik was fifth on Friday, and sixth this time. Photo: BoBo

The second was Frenchwoman Marine Cabirou (+1,899) and the third was Italian Eleonora Farina (+4,212).

On a dry, but still demanding track, the 26-year-old from Lepa Njiva near Mozirje drove fifth and overtook the world champion and teammate in the Dorval AM Pro Race Team, the Swiss Camille Balanche, in the finish for more than five seconds.

She did a solid job with a slightly changed track on Mariborsko Pohorje, but this time the competitors were faster. A great performance was first achieved by Cabirou, who reached the finish line almost seven seconds faster than Hannah. Behind her, however, was surprisingly even better 24-year-old Hoffmann, who ran the track 1,899 seconds faster. After the mistake of the British Tahnee Seagrawe, the second Frenchwoman Myriam Nicole was at the top only on Friday.

The 30-year-old had a close battle with the German for three-quarters of the track, then fell, landing in fourth place. Hoffmann was thus able to look forward to her first World Cup victory.

I made two big mistakes in the beginning and almost left the track. Then I didn’t make any major mistakes. The little things decide, and the rivals obviously drove away perfectly,“Hrastnikova said after the test.

Two races are still waiting for me in Portugal, I think it will also be very difficult because they are consecutive, in addition, we have a long journey ahead of us. As for the result, let’s be surprised. The desire is to drive away with as few mistakes as possible and then time will show its“the 26-year-old added.

The last three performances of cyclists on Pohorje

Pohorje twin Vergier
In the men’s competition, just like on Friday, the Frenchman celebrated Loris Vergier, who beat last year’s Pohorje hero Loic Bruni by 57 thousandths. Third was Briton Matt Walker, who was four tenths behind. He was the best Slovenian Jure Žabjek in 27th place with a lag of eight seconds.

The 25-year-old from Ljubljana started fairly quickly on a slightly changed and slightly shorter track, but made a mistake on the key section of “Rock’n’roll” and lost more than three seconds. He reached the finish line with a time of 3: 15,802.

Victories in France, Monika Hrastnik fifth, Jure Žabjek 15th.

The second Slovenian on Sunday’s test Luka Berginc achieved the best ranking in the World Cup with a time of 3: 16,699. After qualifying for the first time on Friday and finishing 40th, he was 31st this time.

In the younger competitions of Slovenian representatives, this weekend is not at the start.

The end of the truncated season will be in Portugal
Mariborsko Pohorje and the local Bike Park hosted two of the four World Cup matches in this shortened season. The first was scheduled for Friday. Until the end of the season, the best in the downhill are the trials in Lousa, Portugal, where the races will take place on October 30 and November 1.

This year’s season has been curtailed by the new coronavirus pandemic, which has been the cause of many cancellations and changes to the International Cycling Union’s competition calendar.


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