The ProRACE team moves another weekend to continue adding points to the overall standings. After the last competition, this time Thomas Pechhacker and Vasek Kolar competed for the victory at the King of Trials of the Argus Bikefestival in Vienna, Austria.
The semifinals on Saturday were smooth. After a 3-point tie in the first round, our ProRACE team riders qualified for the final. Both had to overcome 3 sections with great obstacles: a mistake by Vasek Kolar in the last section left Thomas free to lead the podium, with only 2 points in the entire race.
“After an intensive month of training in Spain, I had to put it into practice. I was not really sure how the race would end. Tie breaking with Vasha and winning was exciting and a great mental game as well. “- Thomas Pechhacker
Sunday’s sections increased the difficulty. Despite the absence of the Czech driver, Thomas had a good opponent, the Slovakian pilot Samuel Hlavaty who put him under pressure. Finally, Thomas resisted and won the competition with 0 in all sections.
That same day in Girona, lon Areitio competed in the second round of the Catalan Trial Cup in Altafulla. A complicated trial a priori, with 3 high-level Indoor areas and a couple of steps in the area that were decisive for the Basque rider, who prevailed from the first minute achieving the lowest score with only 5 feet. The second round was decisive for Ion, who managed to get the best of himself to win a well-deserved victory, leaving in 2nd and 3rd place Benito Ros and Rafa Tibau, respectively.
“Happy with the victory achieved yesterday, a Trial competition with certain complicated steps in which I have been able to take advantage. Still, I must continue to work hard and not to relax”- Ion Areitio
Two trials passed that leave 2 podiums and a pleasant experience. Next stop, Trial Belgian Pro Series in Belgium!