SPRINT BRINGS VICTORY
In the sprint competition, it was again a Backland-athlete, who could finish the race with the best time. In a hard fight, Iwan Arnold from Switzerland was able to come out on top. In his prime discipline, he managed to make the right decisions and made pressure in the right moment. That’s how he commented his victory: “I had very good legs and could pace myself in the qualification and in the pre-runs well. In the final run, I was able to build up the deciding lead with the help of the Atomic Rocker-skins. Shortly before we arrived at the finish line, it was only a marginal lead again. I was very happy about my victory, I had not thought I could score against the strong competitors.“ Outstanding was also the victory of twenty-year-old Julia Casanovas Cuiran from Spain. The young
athlete, belonging to Mireia Miro’s national group supported by Atomic Backland, was able to outdo all her competitors and was very happy about it.
INDIVIDUAL RACE AGAIN WITH BEST TIME FOR ATOMIC
Like last week in Andorra, Italian Damiano Lenzi reached the finish line first in the individual competition in France. With some 4 seconds’ lead in the finish, he demonstrated his recent strength once again. Unfortunately, the strong performance did not result in a victory; after a jury decision, the whole podium was disqualified. Lenzi, like his two competitors, was kicked out of the podium and the ranking.