This weekend, Ellen raced to 16th place at the World Cup at the Citadel of Namur in Belgium. The start line was stacked with top racers, from eventual winner Katarina Nash to current World Cup Overall leader Sophie de Boer, plus several American racers including Ellen.
The technical, hilly course challenged all of the racers, and Ellen explains, “I’ve always regarded it as the toughest World Cup of the year, as it’s a long, steep climb to the top, followed by a very technical descent. Compared to my result and race last year, I know that the race showed a lot of improvement which I am extremely proud of.”
The result also extended Ellen’s U23 Series lead.
“I’m pretty pleased with my result yesterday at the Namur World Cup,” she added. “I further extended my U23 World Cup lead, and I pushed my limits physically and technically. So, while I would have liked to be a little farther up, I know I raced my best race and I am very happy with that!”
Next weekend, Ellen heads to Zolder for another round of World Cup racing.