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News - Bronze at European MTB Championships

Published on 17.08.2021

SQlab team riders achieve good placings at the European Mountain Bike Championships in Serbia.

At the weekend, the European Mountain Bike Championships took place in Novi Sad, Serbia. In very hot and difficult conditions with 36 degrees and a lot of dust, the riders all showed a good race in their age groups. The circuit, which included several short climbs and a lot of riding through the city, was also demanding and provided a lot of excitement. 

Lexware rider David List rode a tactically perfect race in his race in the U23 class and can secure 3rd place in the end. After narrowly losing the battle for gold, he says:

"It's a shame, especially when it's so close, but I'm still very proud of my first international medal."

© A. Küstenbrück © A. Küstenbrück
© A. Küstenbrück © A. Küstenbrück

His team colleagues started in the elite race and were also able to achieve good placings. Georg Egger started the competition in 44th position and was then able to steadily work his way up and even lead the race at times. In the end, the 26-year-old finished eighth, 47 seconds behind the winner. Luca Schwarzbauer and Maximilian Brandl crossed the finish line shortly behind in tenth and eleventh place. Schwarzbauer is satisfied after the race and says:

"Tenth place at the European Championships is something you have to achieve first."

The riders from the German Technology Racing Team were also at the start. Lars Gräter secured the bronze medal directly in the first competition, the team competition, with his teammates from Germany. He also rode a strong race in his competition in the junior class and finished in 14th place in the end. His teammate Fabian Eder finished in 30th place after a challenging and fast race.

The mountain bikers are now preparing for another highlight of the season, the World Championships. This will take place at the end of August in Val di Sole, Italy. 

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