Race Report Mariela Scott, Copa Chile XCO Valdivia 2017
The Chilean Copa Chile race series started last weekend. Why is that important for chilean TEAM ROTWILD athlete Mariela Scott? Because this race series adds valuable UCI points to her account for this season. Also, Mariela is tremendously motivated to improve her last years UCI world ranking result 223 to an even better position.
So she traveled to the aprox. 850 Km south of Santiago located city of Valdivia to participate in the first Copa Chile race of this season. Valdivia is a city with strong German influence since first immigrants, who arrived in Chile in 1852 settled down in Valdivia among other locations in southern Chile.
Saturday was training day and track recognition. At very comfortable 25°C Mariela was knowing the 4,5 Km long track she had to deal with on Sunday.
Sunday was race day. The competition with 220 athletes was well visited and physically very demanding. Specially the ladies had to have strong will power to keep up during the 5 laps. The track wasn’t very demanding from a technical point of view. Smooth uphills and fast downhills accumulated 200 altimeters per round. After crossing the finish line and a short breath taking Mariela explained:” It was a tough race. Physically very demanding. My times extended a little bit from lap to lap but I am happy with my 5th place in the women elite category. But I like technical races more. Also my 7th place in the over all ranking of the ladies is OK. It was only the first race of the season (laughs). I prepared myself very well for this season. My ROTWILD R.R2 worked perfectly and next weekend I will compete at the next race in Angol”.