WTS ABU DHABI RACE RECAP
( @Marco Van Der Stel course recon)
Our team had 2 guys in the first WTS in Abu Dhabi. Marco raced the individual and team realy as where Menno was first runner up if something happened for the team relay.
Marco his story:
“The individual race: I had a good swim which brought me in the main chasing pack. The bike was f**king hard and as I tried to calm down on the technical course I ended up in last position of the group just before the second transition. So I basically screwed up, left transition and pushed hard for the first K. I decided to let it go with the mixed realy just around the corner.
“The relay, always a thrilling and exciting format.. . I had a great race, i swam back to the group. Pushed it on the bike to get connection with spot 4 till 10. The run was against very strong guys so I ended up 8th when back in transition. My teammate Maya kept this position so Jorik could go for spot 7 till 11. Coming in 9th is close to our goal (top8) but opens up good possibilities for the next races. Now back to The Netherlands for some good training !!