Alban Lakata has once again demonstrated to everyone what he’s capable of and scooped gold twice and silver once at the Austrian championships.
This shows just how versatile and strong the marathon pro is also in the disciplines of hill climb and cross country.
The weather in Lurnfeld on this weekend in July wasn’t particularly kind to the participants in the marathon. The riders were confronted with single-figure temperatures and rain in the mountains.
Right from the start of the race Alban and Jakob Nimpf were able to open up a gap on the chasing group and consistently build on this. From feed station 4 onwards the marathon world champion of 2010 went into a lone lead and became Austrian champion for the fifth time with a lead of almost seven minutes. Alban was tickle pink about the double victory saying, “The weather on the marathon was very bad. My years of experience probably gave me the decisive edge in the damp conditions and prevented me from getting the hunger knock in the cold. In conditions like that both rider and machine can easily do a wobbler. Fortunately everything went really smoothly in my case”.