Burcu Balci wins the broncemedal at the turkish championships XCO elite-women!

Bernhard Mollnhauer Allgemein

..A great success for BURCU….


a big fight in the last lap and only 6 seconds to the second place!



Turkish 3rd! Bronze medal after a fight of 4 laps. There were more than 1.5 min till the end, but i didnt give up. I said to myself "THE RACE FINISHES AT THE FINISH LINE". I might be 4th but i didnt want to give up for my honor! I kept my speed but last 1,5 laps i had bad cramps on my both legs. It was just last 5 min to finish at the 4th lap and suddenly i saw that i closed more than 1.5min gap at the last lap and caught the 3rd on the long-steep-single track uphill. I stayed behind her and tried to switch off my pains on my legs by cramps. I waited and sprinted at the finish uphill-also was steep-closed my eyes and didnt care cramps! At the end the race finished at the finish line and i was close to 2nd with some seconds. It was the race/the fight and the most honorable podium of my life(till now). Thank Allah for this honor and pride!