Gara d'apertura MTB Monte Tamaro

Rider Cat Result
Martin Gujan Elite 7th

Martin Gujan Our new signing, Martin Gujan, raced in our colors for the first time this weekend. In his own words…

The Swiss Mountain bike season kicked off this weekend in Ticino. I was excited to see where I am in the international comparison and how my winter training was.

I was a little bit nervous before the start. Actually I shouldn't have a reason to be because the stage race in South Africa and the road race in Croatia went pretty well. But a cross-country race is a little bit different. You have to be ready from the first meter on.

I was a little bit surprised that the start was not as fast as I expected and I didn’t have to go 100%. Unfortunately I made a small mistake after half of a lap and I got a gap. I couldn't close this gap again as "easy" as I thought. After a while it became a problem to hold the pace and I lost some positions. After recovering a little bit I could fight back on to 7th place.

I'm satisfied with this result. For sure I can become better but it was the first xc race. And I have to get used to my Shimano shifting in the race - at the beginning I pushed the lever always too hard and then I had a too strong gear. But exactly for this are the first races of the season.