With his teammates battling injuries, Pedro Burns goes it alone in EWS Madeira and nets a respectable 20th place.
With Katy Winton and Ruaridh Cunningham on the sidelines recovering from injuries, Pedro Burns had to go it alone in EWS round 3 in Madeira, Portugal. Burns, in his second year racing in the elite ranks, has been steadily making progressions as he gains experience, strength, and more speed. Cracking the top 20 in Madeira shows he has a big and exciting future ahead of him.
All images by Mathew Delorme.
Great weekend in Madeira for me! Without my teammates, this time it was just me and the awesome staff, which was a great challenge for me during walk stages and practice. During the two days of the racing, the bike worked perfectly and I could feel comfortable in the great variety of terrains of Madeira. I pushed hard and despite small mistakes, I managed to finish 20th in the Elite category!
I am really happy about the start of the season. I know I have the speed, but there's a lot to learn and improve on. Good motivation and looking forward to the next round. Thanks a lot to the team staff for the help and support during the week. As always everything worked perfectly. I hope my teammates will be back on the bike soon.