I am now finally back from the 17th edition of Vuelta Ibiza in Spain, and it is time for an update from the race.
This event could not have been any better for our team, as we won the overall classification of the 17th edition of this race.
Like I told you already before the race I had a really good feeling that we would make a good result, and my good friend and partner for this race Luis Pinto felt the same. We were really strong and riding on the same level every stage. In these kind of events you need to be super strong, avoid any accidents and ride steady together. All this we did to perfection, and after 3 days of really HOT racing, we could celebrate our victory. We finished 2nd on the first stage, winning the long stage 2 where we also took so much time in the overall that the victory was almost sure. On the last stage we were controlling the race in the front the whole day, and in the finish we were happy with the 3rd place. But more important was that we could celebrate the overall win with manners on the last few meters of the race.
In the overall we won in front of the Italians from Wilier Factory Team and the biggest Spanish MTB team, MMR Factory Racing Team, which consists of some of the worlds very best cross country riders. This result for sure gives us confident for the upcoming races in the spring. I am super happy for this result which has really given us a lot of publicity in Spain.
Now it’s time to get ready for the upcoming races in April. Next Saturday the 22nd of April I will take part in a gravel races in Great Britain. Gravel racing is the new upcoming discipline in Europe. In the US it has already been booming the last few years, and for sure it’s just a question of time before it really “strikes” Europe.
Overall results “Vuelta Ibiza 2017”
1. Sören Nissen / Luis Leao Pinto 7:02:26
2. Johnny Cattaneo / Tony Longo – (WILIER FACTORY TEAM) 7:06:55
3. Pablo Rodriguez Guede / David Valero Serrano (MMR FACTORY RACING TEAM) 7:10:11
Here a great video from the race: VUELTA IBIZA 2017