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Mark Wallace wins qualies at World Cup stop in Maribor; Slovenia

Apr 282019

Canadian star Mark Wallace put down a hell of a fast run in qualifying run at World Cup stop in Maribor; Slovenia this weekend and took the lead. Here is what he had to say about it.

"The clay gets really slippery in the rain so I had planned I was gonna be really agressive, where I was really cautious and it paid off I guess."

Hey Mark, good start of the season I would say?

Yeah definitely. So far it's going pretty well.

Congratulations, how is your time in Maribor in general, how things have come together so far?

My time in Maribor has been awesome so far. Just up until this afternoon we had clear weather and track is super fun to ride. We are having a blast really.

Anything majorly different this season or just feeling good on your bike?

No nothing really different, but definitely feeling really good on the bike. Bike is working well. I am just excited to ride.

What is your strategy coming down? Obviously you don't wanna risk it in qualifying, but you managed to put in a leading run. What is your thinking behind getting a run like that together?

The run has been basically planned out for the time it started raining. This track has a mix of hard bike park packed clay and root sections. The clay gets really slippery in the rain so I had planned I was gonna be really agressive, where I was really cautious and it paid off I guess. I just minimized the risk I guess, but still attacking the places to make time.

There is obviously a lot of pressure to qualify first, but there has already been some rewards, you received some points and a winner jersey?

Yeah, not a bad deal.

And in general is this a place you'd love to sit? Do you find it as a confident booster or a pressure situation now?

To be honest I never qualified first before. Since I came down I've been pretty busy, so I really haven't have time to think about it. 

Well good luck and I cheer for you on my fantasy team now.

Thank you!

Be sure to check Mark Wallace's and Troy Brosnan's POV run from Bike Park Pohorje (which has over 1 million views so far!!!) on official Monster Instagram page HERE!

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