A course made by wet weather was the big story. The fifth round of the UCI World Cup, held in Val Di Sole, Italy.

Mariske Strauss and Nicola Rohrbach both put in a strong performance. They continuing their upward trajectory of form, and the Stratos SBC put in an awesome shift in the mud!

Mariske finished 14th place in the Short Track followed up with a 23rd place in the XCO showed that things were on the way up. It is always great to see Silverback’s longest-standing rider progress and perform better.

“Thank you to my mechanic for supporting me in some serious hectic conditions today at the UCI World Cup as well as all the shouts along the course. There was a lot of slipping and it took me about 4laps to find my mud legs,” says Mariske after the XCC race.

The form was there, but the luck was not for Nicola Rohrbach. The elite Swiss rider has not had things his way lately. Nicola was ready to bring in great results.

“The Worldcup Val di Sole was not going well for me. A crash happened just in front of me and took away my speed to get a solid position for the first narrow section,’ says Nicola.

‘After a lap I found a good rhythm and moved up to top50 but the last two laps I struggled and did not have much energy left in my body,’ adds Nicola after his XCO race.

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