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World Cup finals. Schladming, Austria

posted by: anneke @ 09/27/2006

After being home for a day, my journey continued to the World cup finals in Schladming, Austria.

The 4-cross track was the same as last year. Last year I won the world cup race on this track.
Its one of my favourite course, it has some flat turns and nice jumps. Qualifying went well, I qualified 1st and was feeling really confident on this course.

The semi final went not without any problems. I was in 3rd position coming out of the first turn but was able to pass the girl in front of me and I went on to the finals.
My gate was great in the final. I went in to the first turn leading. I had to let go of my brakes to stay in front and I was going to fast and was not able to make the first turn properly. I just kept on sliding and ended up next to the course. I was so disappointed because every thing went so well this weekend, except for my final run.

For the overall points I ended up in 4th place.

We won the Trade team overall with Specialized. That was really cool. Special thanks to the whole Specialized crew. It has been a great season and it was on honour to be on the team.

I also want to wish Katrina Miller and Tara Llanes all the best for the future. They did a lot for the sport and it is to bad they are retiring. We will miss them.

Greetings,
Anneke Beerten