Just some days at home to enjoy the sandstone of the forest, and it's already time to leave for the slovenian stage of the season.
Expliquer mes sensations sur cette étape reste toujours difficile pour moi, même après plus d'une semaine de réflexion.
Explain my feeling on this comp is still hard for me, even after one week of thinking.
Indeed, after not so hard qualification, where I did the first block in 6 tries (one run & jump followed by a really tricky slab mouv) ; I ended my round with five tops in six tries...
Je me retrouve donc en tête des qualifications, mais rien d’inquiétant car c'est la troisième fois en quatre étapes.
So, I finish first of the qualifications ,but nothing to worry about because this is the third time in four comps.
En demi finale, je grimpe en dernière position, et j'ai donc bien pris le temps de m'échauffer.
In semi final, I start in last position, and so I had a really good warm up.
When I arrive in front of the first problem, it looks really easy (even if I never climb on these holds). I flash it, and still don't know how an easy one like that could be in in a semi final round.
Second problem looks technical, except the first mouv on an undercut, with a really high foot. After tons of tries, I am still not capable to do this first mouv.
After that, I think I totally loose my head, and I was not anymore lucid. In the boulder 3, I even not see the bonus hold before starting to climb... Fortunately, after a big fight, and maybe 2 minutes of climbing, I flash it!
Then, in the last problem, where evryone want to take his tiket for the final, I see that the mouvs look to be my style. But unfortunatly, It took me lot of run to find the good way in the first two mouvs... and after that I top this block quite easily, but of time, and for sure in too much tries to be in final...
I finish this comp at the 12th place, really desappointed because I was in a really good shape but also unable to climb a problem which was at least 3 levels under mine... But I have at least learned that being strong is not enough to win a comp, you must also have all your head...
Heureusement, il y a déjà une autre étape de la coupe du monde 4 jours après, donc la forme sera toujours la pour ne pas refaire les mêmes erreurs...
Luckily, there is already another world cup in 4 days, so the good shape will still be with me, and hope to not do the same mistakes...