The World E-Bike Championship debut took place this weekend at Mont-Saint-Anne - Canada. Among almost half a hundred athletes from seventeen nations, the athlete from Madeira, Emanuel Pombo, was representing the Miranda e-Factory Team.
With a true cross-country course of approximately 6 kilometers, athletes had to do a lot of effort management, as the electrically assisted bikes could only deliver a maximum continuous power of 250 watts. Increasingly capable in this new category, Emanuel Pombo demonstrated an excellent pace, although the course format was mostly XC with start loop and four laps, which didn’t suit him very well. The Portuguese would finish this important competition in 25th place. “I’m happy to finish this race and be part of the first World E-MTB Championship’s history. I lined up in the race with full support from Miranda e-Factory Team and representing Portugal, but I knew I would struggle with the XCO format, which is a sport that I have never done nor am trained. It was really tough on track and finished top25. I’m tired, but happy with this participation”
concluded Miranda's Bike Parts’ athlete.
Emanuel Pombo will come back to racing this next weekend in Bologna - Italy, the third round of WES.
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