Three races in three weeks - London, Tacen and Prague - that was first part of 2014 Canoe Slalom World Cup racing. And although Vavrinec Hradilek and Peter Kauzer were out due to injuries (we hope all the best for you), the races were a sharp and intense, as we could only hope for.
The World Cup could hardly start in three more different courses - the all new high-tech London, big volume Tacen and always tricky Prague, so it was really interesting to see, how wide is the top of the best paddlers in 2014. In K1 on 5 competitors made it twice to the finals in three races - that means we had 25 different racers in 30 places of the finals. It was a pure pleasure to see the Formula 1 of canoeing, and we have to congratulate to Martin Albreht (SLO) and Mike Dawson (NZL) we hope you got the taste for the finals and never loose it again.
In C1 the picture is slightly different, Benjamin Savšek (SLO) has a big podium hunger and it's going to be interesting to see if Martikan can keep him away from the overall win. In C2sandiLinersTaljat/Božič (SLO) are just a paddle stroke behind Škantar brothers. Three podiums in three races is a fantastic result, knowing that Luka Božič is competing also in C1 events.
In the women categories sandiEquipe member Jessica Fox (AUS) is showing her great spirit, strength and talent competing in C1 and K1, racing all the finals and finishing twice in th podium.
Keep in touch with the season continuing in La Seu d'Urgell in the beginning of August.