Epic Israel Preview – Mariske and Cherie pair up again!

Back in April, Mariske and Cherie paired up for Cape Epic to kick off their season. This week they will again join together to take on their final race of the year, Epic Israel. 

Here’s what the girls had to say about their expectations and goals for the final trip of 2015.

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Mariske:

Well with me moving into the last part of the year and having had quite the topsy turvy season, in some ways I am looking forward to it being over. BUT, definitely not before this super event with my stunning partner, Cherie! I really am excited but I have no idea what to expect. Hopefully we could manage a podium or three and honestly I just would love to at least finish the year strong. I’m super happy and honoured to be able to do so with the partner I started the year with, and I’m really excited to go to Israel and have the opportunity to race there; what a privilege. 

Cherie:

My form is good but I am feeling the effects from all the travelling and racing. That said, I think Lesotho Sky was a great build up for Epic Israel. After speaking to Shlomi I think we in for a treat. Looking at the videos & images it looks like a Top class event. The goals are firstly to have fun (with an awesome partner like Mariske this will be easy!) On the serious racing side, a podium finish will be great. I’m really looking forward to explore a new country on my Silverback SBC full suspension and I’m excited to push the limits for one last time before my break.

 

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Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news through the Epic Israel.

http://www.epicisrael.org.il/en.

Good luck girls!

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