Kropp takes 4th place at VulkanBike-Eifelmarathon
Ralf Kropp started the VulkanBike-Eifelmarathon on the 100km Ultra and came home with a very satisfactory 4th place finishing following a few minor technical defects.
At 9:00am, the riders were sent down the track, which started fairly easily with only a few hard uphills before opening out onto broad trails in the woods. Kropp led the field over a great distance until, short before the first catering point, he suddenly suffered a puncture. Luck it seemed, was no longer on his side as he suffered a second flat tire after just a few metres on. After repairs and the purchase of a new tyre he was able to continue, chasing the leading field. Alas, too much lost time however and unfortunately, Kropp was not able to catch up with the leaders, forcing him to be content with a 4th place finish in a time of 4:20h.