Posted by Editoress on 10/2/07
GP Massi Copa Catalana Internacional BTT - Calaf (Catalunya), Spain
Courtesy Sylvain Badia
After a week of gathering and light training Kiara decided she was fit to race in the Catalan Cup final on Sunday, September 30th
"Saturday morning we got up early and headed to Calaf, 4 hours from Montolieu. After 20 kilometres something strange happened to the van and we did not have 5th gear. Since it was 350 kilometres of highway driving that was a bit of a problem. We headed back to Montolieu without 1st, 5th or reverse and got a rental car. By noon we were on the road again. The rental was a small Peugeot and it was perfect since we took an "alternate" route to Calaf and it was all marked for the rally car race that was there on Sunday morning. It is much more fun rallying in a Peugeot 207 than a VW van!
The Catalan Cup was great. Well organized, ideal weather and a really nice venue in the city of Calaf in Catalunya. It was a super fast course but I was still able to take the lead early in the race and felt pretty good, considering how crazy things have been the past month. After the race there was a huge post race lunch supplied by the organizers so it was a fun social event as well. Today we are on a mission to get the van fixed so we can get to the next race."
Special thanks to Maite, Albert & Cai from Ocisport organisation and all the volunteer for their work during all the race of the Gran Premi-Massi Copa Catalana internacional BTT.
The area of Catalunya is really a great place to ride a mountain bike and we will be happy to come back there next year for the Copa Catalana internacional BTT 2008.
1. Kiara Bisaro (Can) Team Opus/OGC 1:27:40
2. Anna Villar Team (Esp) Massi at 2:07
3. Francisca Campos (Chi) Chile National Team 5:42
4. Merce Tusell (Esp) Team Massi 10:27
5. Cristina Mascarreras (Esp) Team Spiuk-Tau Ceramic 13:03
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