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Jasper Pahlkes CycloCross comeback

Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 in Pro Cycling

„… hard singletrails, nasty hills, sandboxes, steep ascents, crazy descents … all hardcore … not for the feint hearted“ the organizer says about the track … for sure Jasper Pahlke is not missing out on that!

German under-17 cyclocross-champion, under-19 vice-champion and UCI-worlds participant. This is Jasper! The results speak for his talent. After a long time away from cyclocross he is finally back on his cross bike for the Stevens-Cup. The goal: getting back to old world class shape. Last week he took 4th place at the cross-series. This week our extremely talented rider participated in two races.

Successful start

This weeks race took place at the Grambeker Heidering in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Despite taking a break from cycling and being sick for a long time Jasper felt pretty good on Saturday. In the race he was definitely able to show that. The final result? A strong second place including  some price money on the first day of racing! Only Yannick Geisler, rider for Hamburger RG and winner of the second race day, was able to pass the finish line in front of Jasper.

It cannot always go as planned

Unfortunately on Sunday Jasper got off to a bad start in the race. He was still able to leave ten riders behind, finishing 6th in the end. With this result he gained ten points for the general classification and another 17 points from the previous day.

Racing already continues next week!

The Stevens-Cup hosts ten races from which six were ridden now. Jasper participated at three of these races and was able to collect points for the GC at every single event. Despite having done significantly less races than his competitors, he is placed 9th in the general classification at the moment. Jasper is already looking forward to more mudbaths! The next race will take place in Bad Oldesloe, Germany on the 21st of November 2021.

Pictures by Michael Richter