What an incredible weekend we have just had at the Schwalbe 4X National Championships. The event was held in Moelfre in Wales on a really natural track with plenty of jumps and berms thrown in.
Practice went really well for Scott. Due to his pre-existing back injury, he limited his practice to 5 practice laps and 3 practice gates in order to minimise any pressure on his back.
Into qualifying and Scott, as number 1 ranked rider was the last to go. Making a decent start, Scott was smooth and precise on his run. Crossing the finish line and he took the fastest time by 0.5 seconds.
Straight back to his team tent for some ice treatment before racing began. Scott won his first heats with no real problems. In his quarter final, again, Scott looked controlled – saving energy where he could and getting the job done. In the semi final Scott took gate 1. The gate dropped and Scott took a commanding lead into turn 1. By the finish line he had booked his place in the final.
In the final, again Scott took gate 1. With his best gate of the day Scott took the lead and did not look back winning the race from start to finish.
This win is the 6th time that Scott has won the 4X National Championship but in his own words this one was special. With all the injuries Scott has had in 2015 to retain this title was pretty incredible.
We now travel straight to Poland for round 3 of the 4X ProTour. Scott is currently leading the overall title chase and that without doubt is the focus of Scott’s year. We will report from Poland as soon as the race is finished.
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