In case you missed in, last Saturday Anneke Beerten on her custom Trek 4x fully took home the rainbow jersey after winning in Champery. It was a hard race where even Fionn Griffiths raced on a DH bike, can you believe it! Anneke was unstoppable, read her proud and happy press release:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 4-CROSS, CHAMPERY
For many years I’ve been hunting for this rainbow jersey, and this weekend I finally WON the World Championships in Champery, Switzerland.
I can hardly express my feelings what this World title means to me, after crossing the finish line all the emotions came out…. I’ve finally done it, it’s a dream come true!!! I won the rainbow stripes!!!
Racing was tough, the track was the hardest one of this season, but it was perfect for my new custom made Trek full suspension bike. Qualification, did not go as smooth as I had planned, I made a small mistake in the rock section and qualified in 3rd. I was a bit upset qualifying in 3rd because I knew this inside start gate was going to be so important.
Race day came and I felt more ready then ever, I knew it was going to be a hard race but i was committed to give it ALL. I won my earlier rounds and in the final we had the 4 fastest qualified women. I probably had the best gate of my life and went to the inside from lane 3 as soon as I could to close the gap into the first corner…. the rest of the run down was so crazy, the crowd was super loud and it was just one big adrenaline rush down the hill. YES, YES, YES……World Champion.
I want to thank ALL the people who helped me over the years. So proud to have you all as my sponsors and I can’t wait to wear those stripes next season.
Next event: Interbike, Las Vegas, USA.
1. Anneke Beerten
2. Fionn Griffiths
3. Celine Gros
4. Melissa Buhl
For more info and to stay up to date please check: www.annekebeerten.com
See you all at the races……keep on riding.