Solid results at first showdown of the season4. May 2015, Heubach, Germany — MTB Team
A week after the BMC Racing Cup in Tesserete, it was another muddy course that was awaiting the field in Heubach, Germany for the first real international showdown of the season. The BMC MTB Racing Team riders could test their fitness and skills and measure up their level with three weeks to go to the first round of the UCI MTB World Cup.
With the World Cup season starting end of May only, Bike the Rock festival in Heubach was the first big “rendez-vous” in 2015 with most of the top European riders being on the start line. The 4,3km course simply being made of a long uphill followed by a downhill, the only tactics involved were about tyre choice.
Four of the five riders of the BMC MTB Racing Team were present at the Hors Category race. Julien Absalon finished fourth after a slow puncture that made him stop in the tech zone with a couple of laps to go. It certainly cost him the third place but the French rider was satisfied with his performance finishing 1’44’’ behind an unstoppable Florian Vogel.
Lukas Flückiger also had a solid race. After an usual slow start, the Swiss rider made his way up through the race ending in a sprint for sixth place with Nino Schurter.
Reto Indergand was happy with his 10th place. In fact, opposite to the last weeks, he managed to keep a good and consistent pace throughout the entire race.
All indicators are now on green and the entire BMC MTB Racing Team is looking forward to the next race in Solothurn, Switzerland, 3rd round of the BMC Racing Cup.