As last years winner I had again strong competitors, who stood opposite me. From the beginning the pace was high and the track in the old town of Steyr didn’t make it easier either. Shortly before the half of the race Daniel Federspiel and I opened a gap. The pace increased again. On this day Federspiel was stronger. I got back to the pursuers and preferred to focus on them. Finally I finished on the second place behind the double world champion Daniel Federspiel. I am very satisfied with my performance, because Andreas Graf, Track-European and Vice World Champion, plus Worldcup winner, the former State Champion Andreas Hofer and Mountain Vice-Champion Patrick Bosman were behind me.
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