SAALHAUSEN: TOP 10
The Bundesliga series is completed with Wolfram Kurschat and Robert Mennen finishing in the Top Ten of the last race.
Wolfram Kurschat and Robert Mennen finished well at this weekend’s Bundesliga final in Saalhausen, Germany with 8th place and 10th place respectively.
The race in Saalhausen, Germany is a classic. This year the organiser paid host to the final of the Bundesliga series. Riding and representing Team Topeak Ergon were Wolfram Kurschat and Robert Mennen. For the overall classification there was no longer a chance – injury and other commitments earlier in the season had put pay to that. All the same, the boys were hopeful of a good finish on race day.
Wolfram started well, slipping only a couple of positions at the start of the race. At the end of the first lap he was in a solid 14th place. The following seven laps saw him picking riders off, one by one, and by the end he finished in 8th, with a time of 1h47m14s.
Robert race was very similar, and he was able to convince with a solid 10th place. His first lap was especially convincing, as he went into the second in 15th (just one position behind the multiple former German Champion Kurschat). With a race time of 1h48m55s 10th place was his. “Following the break from racing over the last couple of weeks I had trouble finding my rhythm. With that in mind, 10th place is a good result.” Robert said following the race.
For the team the next few weeks will see the last few races of another successful season. The German Marathon Championship and the Cote d’Azur await the riders as the remaining highlights.