It’s been two weeks since the last race weekend, and I have to say, it was worth the wait as Gunnar Harms and the RG UNI Hamburg Club created one of the best cyclocross courses of the entire Stevens Cup Series.
The pièce de résistance was the Butterberg; standing at 17 meters tall the Butterberg is more of a hill than a mountain. Nonetheless, Elmshorn’s tallest point made for some punchy climbs (and a stair section) and fast descents along loamy, hard-packed single track.
My start had me in second place with two bike lengths off the leader. About halfway into the first lap I was passed and dropped to third which I would hold for the first two laps. On the third lap a mountain biker overtook me and was able to keep far enough away from me to take 3rd place leaving me a 4th place finish.
Overall, I’m quite okay with my ride today as we go into the last half of the cyclocross season. Tomorrow is another day and another race.
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|#08 Elmshorn||RG Uni Hamburg|
|4th of 25||Full Results PDF|
|Distance 10.93km||Moving Time 38.59|