Following a great 2016 season finishing 3rd overall in the 4X ProTour, O’Neal rider Quentin Derbier kicked off the 2017 season in style!
“After a full winter of recovery due to the crash I had at the end of last season (broken shoulder and elbow), it was so good to just being back on the bike, especially on home soil for the first round of the 2017 4X ProTour series last weekend!”
“Finally, the main event. I felt so good to be there, even if I was a bit placed on the outside on the gate, as Slavik and Beaumont choose lane 1 and 2. So gate number 3 for me, with 2016 4X world n°3 Beckeman in lane 4.”
“I had my best start of the afternoon on this one, and immediately closed the door on Scott, found myself on Slavik‘s tales. I pushed so hard on the 2nd straight, almost crashing on the drop before the rock garden. This small mistake was enough for Slavik to make a gap between us. We both pushed hard all the run, and finally crossed the line like this, 2nd sport for me! Definitely a good return to form and I‘m already looking for the next round in Germany at the end of May!”