Jaka took 10th in Madrid and his first UCI points of ‘22

Jaka Remec is already competing with the world’s best, despite being only 17-years old. Over the weekend he was in Madrid, competing on the Urban World Series event that also has a UCI C1 rank. Jaka did great throughout the weekend and took 10th place on the end, thus winning his first UCI points of the season.

Jaka already made a name for himself on some of the big international competitions, now he’s facing the best in the elite men category. His competitors in Madrid were all older and more experienced, but youth also has its advantages. Jaka did very good in the qualies and extremely well in the semifinals, earning one of only 12 spots for Sunday’s finals that also had a live broadcast.

His first finals run was very solid, in his second he was pushing even harder, but made a mistake that ended his riding under the hot Spanish sun. Overall not a perfect run, but still very decent and good enough for 10thplace, a very good result.

“I was first in the park in the finals, but unfortunately both of my runs had a mistake. I was going strong in my first attempt but choose a wrong line for a wallride and didn’t have enough speed for triple tailwhip. On my second run the mistake happened while doing a flairwhip. I had a flat earlier on the training session and missed last 20 minutes of practice, so I couldn’t test everything I wanted. 10th place finish is nice, good enough to get some points as well, but even more important – it’s a good base for the future events. It will only get better,” said Jaka after the competition is Madrid.

Photos by Jan Porič / Porson Media