Raiza Goulão Closes European Season with Seventh Placement in Poland

Cyclist Soul Cycles, number 1 in Brazil, faced the Maja Race MTB some of the best athletes in the world, as world leader, Jolanda Neff (SUI)

Raiza Goulão disputed this Sunday (21), in Jelenia Góra (POL), his third competition in little more than 20 days in Europe. Cyclist Soul Cycles finished the Maja Race MTB in seventh place, adding more important points (16) in the world and Olympic rankings, the latter that classifies the athletes for Rio 2016.

Among the number 1 contenders in the Polish competition, three of them were the top 10 in the world: Jolanda Neff (SUI), Maja Wloszczowska (POL) and Eva Lechner (ITA) ranked fourth and fifth In Jelenia Góra, respectively. “I was happy with this great experience on my resume, I competed against world champions here in Poland, which helped raise my technical level,” Raiza said.”I’m going home with my bag full of news to improve my training.”

After having difficulties in the start and distancing from the first placed, from half of the race Raiza fought a dispute with Andrea Waldis (SUI), that finished 30 seconds ahead to him.”I went down badly and on the second lap I was able to recover three positions, from then on I competed in sixth place with Swiss Andrea Waldis, and on the last lap I accelerated a little more in a grassy corner and it made a silly fall that prevented me from trying Overtake it,”he said.

As of the fourth lap, the rain made my chances of recovery difficult, because it made the circuit more technical and slippery, which was already difficult to count on short climbs, but hard and with many roots and stones,” said Pirenópolis athlete GO).“I was happy with the performance of my bike Soul SL 929 Carbon, line 2015, with a lower tire calibration to face the natural obstacles of the track,” he added.

Argentina, Cycle Fair and São Roque – After a string of three races in the Old Continent, World Championship, Portuguese Cup and Maja Race, Raiza embarks on Wednesday (24) for Argentina, where he will have another challenge ahead, Argentina, on Sunday (28). In October, between 10 and 12, the rider of the team Soul Riders ends its season, with the participation in the International Mountain Bike Cup, in São Roque (SP).

Before that, Brazil’s number one will be at the Soul Brasil Brazil Cycle Fair booth on Monday (9/29), starting at 11 am. In the opportunity, Raiza will give autographs, take photos with the fans and attend the press.