After a long campaign in Europe Anna Sheldon has swapped her shoes for the bike type and had a resounding come-back to MTBO by winning the silver medal in the sprint distance at the European MTBO championships. Anna was 2nd to Switzerland’s world champion (long distance), Christina Schaffner and ahead of Russia’s world champion (relay) Nadia Mikriukova.
The European MTBO championships are being held about 15 Km east of Warsaw in forested sand dune terrain. It is technically very difficult with many tracks and paths and some difficult riding where the trails are very sandy.
This evening our time will be the ultra-long distance which will be followed over the weekend by the middle distance and then the relay.