Sandi has steadily been improving this season, much like that in her hey-day of racing, and is killing it. Fresh off a 2nd in Niederlinxweiler at the MTB-Cup Saar-Pfalz series, Sandi overcame a tough starting position at the Rocky Mountain Marathon in Willingen to nail a top ten & beat out some very fast ladies in the process.
Sandi said the course at the BIKE Festival actually turned out to be somewhat fun since it was wet, turning some of the doubletrack into fun, slippery techy sections. The rolling terrain also was a welcome change to long flat sections typical in German marathon racing. She had a lot of fun with it, so that made it all worth while.
Starting in the 2nd block, an half an hour later that the winner Pia Sundsedt and other top women, also she was pretty far back in her start block, Sandi charged forward, making quick work of her group (guys included) and eventually caught up to the earlier start block. Hopefully we can get her in the same start groups with the other fast girls to give her a better shot at moving up in the placings.
Next up for our top girl rider is the 24hours of Munich with the boys from Team Zypris, and then the Pfronten Marathon on the 4th of July.