German race boarder Selina Joerg has successfully participated in the 6th CRAFT BIKE TRANS GERMANY – a four-day mountain bike stage race in the South of Germany – finishing the event as 41st out of 66 women.
The 24 years-old mastered the 288.50 km and 8,648 meters in elevation from her hometown Sonthofen via Pfronten, Lermoos and Seefeld to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 18:38.57,2 hours.
According to this, “Selma” cranked the pedals more than five hours longer than the winning pro rider from Switzerland Milena Landtwing.
“The Trans Germany was a nice experience and also a real challenge for me,” said Joerg after she had crossed the finish line in the center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
However, it was not just sunshine and roses.
Especially the last day with heavy rain showers and cold temperatures was a “Highway to Hell” - the mountain bikers traditionally start every stage to the this classic by AC/DC.
“The first three days were hard but the last day stretched me to my limits, physically and mentally.”
However, the alpine snowboarder, who is part of the World Cup tour ever since 2005 and has won one race in 71 starts so far (Nendaz 2007), showed some fighting spirit and made it to the finish, where she got awarded with a limited jersey as well as a medal.
“The medal will get an honored place in my flat. I'm happy and very proud of myself that I did the whole distance and conquered my my weaker self several times.”