Throughout the rest of the race everything went smoothly and I managed to keep on overtaking riders to finish up in 55th position.
I had pretty high hopes for the XCO race on the Sunday! My African champs points came into consideration to give me the starting position of 75. In the race I managed to move up into the top 50 already after the first lap! In the second lap I deviated of the main line on one of the tricky sections and tried to come to a stop, but unfortunately stumbled and crashed into a pile of rocks! My knee took quite a beating and the pain was unbearable! I tried to continue and was pulled off the track on the next lap.
I had a problem free race and finished 7th! Better than I expected!
The trip's racing could have gone allot better ..,but EVERYTHING I've experienced was well worth it!! Super thankful to be blessed in this way and have these opportunities!!