I started my season with the first two Eurotour Grand Slam races in Belgium and France. In Namur we had rather cold and windy conditions compared to the last years. The race was tough due to the extended upwind/upcurrent parts. During the second lap I lost the front pack, during the rest of the race I fought to not get caught by the following athletes. In the end I defended my 7th place in a sprint to the finish line against Pete and Kjell.

For the second race the Mediterranean welcomed us with splendid conditions for a race: Light wind, small swell and the usual mediterranean chop. The course was one of the most fun ones I ever paddled. It had it all in a short 9km: upwind, downwind, sidewind, flat, turns… Considering the quality of the field I am really happy with my 24th place in that one.

Next up is the first race of the Swiss tour: Ermatingen.

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