Back to racing - a comeback on the podium

25. February 2013 19:38

Back to racing - a comeback on the podium

Highly satisfactory debut with Torpado at the 4th MTB Valle Zignago in Italy

In his first appearance for the Torpado Surfing Shop team, after returning to racing after almost three years, Roel achieves the 3rd spot on the podium at the 4th MTB Valle Zignago - Laguna di Caorla, Italy. It is a highly satisfactory result for the flag bearer of the alate horse: "I am happy with this third place. It's been a really long time since I've been racing and so I had no idea where I stood or if I actually could still cope with the racing pace. In addition to that, I'm just coming out of an intense training camp in Spain. I'll try to work on my explosiveness until we leave for South Africa. Yesterday's race was really fast on a mostly flat race track. All in all I am satisfied with my actual shape, I need to be patient, returning to racing is not so easy after such a long time."

1. Tiziano Carraro UC FPT 1:53:23
2. Gianfranco Mariuzzo UC FPT + 16"
3. Roel Paulissen Torpado Surfing Shop + 1'04"

PR Torpado Surfing Shop Team
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mountains spring 2012 from Roel Paulissen on Vimeo.