Published June 17th 2003
Ville wins first race in St Wendel eurocup
see eurocup results
An exhiting eurocup weekend at the sportparcours Wendelinuspark
in South of Germany. Great track, start finish/zone with free drinks
and barbecue and competition!
The Sportparcours of the Wendelinuspark in Sankt Wendel has great
asphalt. It is a round of 5,2 km length and 4 m breadth with a difference
in altitude of + 80 m per lap. It is lightened during the night.
A great eurocup in Germany. Ville Vickholm (FIN) was the suprising
winner in the men's class on Saturday 14th of June. Together with
Tomas Porthin he took the lead after several rounds. Then a battle
between the two started for finish line. Great to witness how competition
level increases each year in eurocup. More new names and more winners
in the result lists. Unfortunately the American Richard van Camp,
who compeeted in the leading group, had material problems in the
In women's class Andre Hammer (GER) dominated the field and kicked
the 41.7 km on Saturday in 1.47.41.
be were in the next eurocup!!!
Hannu still the king on short distance...
On day 2 a short race of 9,2 km was organized. Hannu Vierikko the
'old men', as he sometimes calls himself, was in great shape and
sprinted together with Richard van Camp away from the rest. Some
tried to follow but the downhill speed from the first two daredevils
was too fast for the rest. Hannu - the sprinting king - won the
race in 17.33,2.
The public who was present at finish/start zone enjoyed and supported
every body who came over finish line.
Andrea Hammer won the women's race and finished in 23.09,2
If all fast European women are come to next eurocups or to the EC
then we are gone witness the first real international battle in
a women scooter race in the history of our sport. So ladies (Annika
(FIN), Andrea (GER), Hermien (NED), Marketa (CZE)
and the rest) you
of Sankt Wendel will follow soon.