- 19th May 2016
»Ok, back to business Tanja. Now!« This is what I said to myself today, while sitting comfortably in »my« bed and surfing for some serious and little less serious things on internet. Yes, not MY, but »my« bed again – we arrived to Albstadt yesterday evening, for next World Cup race. And waiting has just begun – short waiting for training and little longer waiting for the race on Sunday. And surfing is one way of entertainment.
Thinking about how my season went after Cyprus made me feel quite happy about the whole journey. There was a mixture of everything that racing in mountain biking can offer – from disappointment and depression to joy and happiness and luckily I remember much more of the positive side. After every race, no matter the result, I try to follow a tip from our sports director Tine: »From every race try to take 3 good things that happened and learn something out of it.«
That's exactly what I did after lots of problems in Cairns and the result didn't affect me so much. I got back the routine of the last few days before the big day, my warm up went well and I showed the confidence with super fast start. And the most important and new thing for me was that I raced with full-suspension bike for the first time. When the first ride on a new bike puts a smile on your face that is definitely a good sign. Trek Top Fuel was my choice for Cairns and then also for some following races and probably there are much more to come!
After winning in muddy conditions in Kamnik I was again fully motivated for European Championships in Sweden. I visited Sweden for the first time ever, and was amazed how beautiful nature is and how nice venue they have. On the contrary, Albstadt is a regular in the World Cup calendar, but every race brings something new and I'm excited for what this weekend (and the next and the next…) will bring me.