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Jérémy Huguenin achieves his goal

29. June 2013

BMC Mountainbike Racing Team
UCI MTB Marathon World Championships, Kirchberg/T. (AUT)
Report

June 29, 2013 - Kirchberg/T. BMC's Jérémy Huguenin finished the first UCI Marathon World Championships in his career on 18th place. Having been cautious on the first climb, the Romand had a great comeback.

On the first climb which was seven kilometers long Huguenin was not able to follow the pace of the top riders. He traversed the first mountains classification on 39th position. But his strategy to keep his own rhythm then worked out very well.

In his first Marathon World Championships race ever he then outdistanced one competitor after the other and finished the race after very tough 95 kilometres within the limits of his personal objectives.

„It was my goal to be in the top 20, and this is what I have achievd. After the first climb there was only one more rider who managed to overtake me," said Huguenin. And he was full of praise for his BMC Teamelite TE01. Especially on the last downhill passage which took 20 minutes to ride, the bike helped Huguenin immensely to stand his ground.

"My focus was more on the BerGiBike last week. Therefore, I am quite happy with my performance today, " said Huguenin, who was the youngest rider in the top 20 positions.

Results

1. Christoph Sauser (Sui)
2. Alban Lakata (Aut)
3. Leonardo Paez (Col)
4. Kristian Hynek (Cze)
5. Urs Huber (Sui)
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18. Jérémy Huguenin