This weekend, Ellen raced near Rome in Fiuggi, Italy at the penultimate round of World Cups for the year. She finished strong in eighth place, which propelled her into fifth in the World Cup overall while extending her U23 women’s lead in the series.
“Fiuggi was one of the most fun, yet also challenging races I have ever done. The slick, frozen course made for an unpredictable and exciting race,” she says.
“I had a great start, getting the hole-shot and then settling into second in the first lap, but a few mistakes moved me back to fourth,” she explains. “I was feeling confident and fought hard to maintain position, but a few more mistakes and fatigue moved me into eighth place on the day.”
“All in all, it was a great day and I’m really happy with my racing and how well the team worked under a lot of pressure!” she concludes.
Next up, the team is heading to Hoogerheide for the last World Cup, where Ellen will defend her U23 title.