After my cold and the semioptimal bundesliga debut I spent a week of endurance before picking up more race practise in Wernigerode. The startclimb with 150 vertical meters wasn’t my favorite but in the short uphill-wave and the long descent I could convince.
So I was able to avoid the start trouble and stagnation in the downhill before slowing down to ride in my rhythm. In the secound half I got the feeling of racing back. I used the uphill-wave and the downhill to get back to 5th position and were happy about my extended podium in the end. One more week for intensive preparation before traveling to the Czech Republic for the Strabag MTB Cup and the Dresden Heide-Marathon the day after.