Saturday, on the 7th of July, Walzbryzch organised for the 2nd time the European championships. The sections were 75% natural and after all pretty ok. In the extremely long semi finals, which took 6hours, I became 4th after Benito R. Gilles C. and Vincent H. with only 2 points from the 1st place. But I was qualified and 1hour later we already started the finals (4sections, 2 laps)
One thing I never understood is that they took exactly the same and easiest section from the semi-finals for the finals...? No time to modify that section was the reason which reflects their professionalism. The whole French team protested and recommended to ride only 3 sections in 2 laps but I was against! I said I wouldn't ride and that they can have my jersey if they do. So finally 4 sections we got. The rocky section was hard and only Vincent, Gilles and me passed that one with 1 point. Gilles even cleaned it the 2nd lap 'Respect'. In one section I got one point from they jury and on my mothers grave, I'm sure I never touched my pedal at all. At that time I kept going and didn't realised yet this would make the difference between the first and second place because I had equal points with Vincent H. but because he won the semi-finals I got 2nd. In my head I know I won because I'm still convinced I never touched my pedal but the jury has the last word...
results: [url=http://www.europeantrial.walbrzych.pl/wyniki/elite.pdf]click here[/url]
Wesley got the 13th place in the semi finals and wasn't qualified.