The International season has begun quite well for Berta Abellán, as the official Vertigo Factory rider got the victory on the first round of the 2018 European Championship, where she proved to be in a great shape by winning ahead of a competitive roster of international riders.
With some extra motivation coming from the fact that she was racing on home soil, Abellán started the day as a podium contender. Very solid from the beginning, she wisely managed the race, and started to pull clear at the top of the standings before ending lap 1, which she ended with 7 marks, 2 less than Teresa Bäuml (Montesa), the only one that actually was able to hold the pace set by Abellán.
The 2nd lap was still better for her, as she was able to improve her punctuation to leave a target with only 5 marks. Bäuml repeated with 9, so Abellán widened the gap at the top of the field to secure abrilliant victory in Castellolí. Bäuml ended 6 points behind Vertigo’s factory rider, while Trentini, who was 3rd, finished 12 marks away from Abellán.
With no doubt this was an impressive start of the European season for Vertigo and Abellán, while proving both the bike and the rider have reached a promising point of connection. This was also aprestigious victory that means an important boost of confidence towards next events. In fact, next week Abellán will be alongside with all the Vertigo Official Team to take part on the 2nd round of the Spanish Championship, which will be held in Singüenza.
In Castellolí Vertigo had 2 more riders in competition. Vertigo Junior Factory team member Axel de la Mata was 15th in the Junior class, while Angelo Piu ended 7th in the Over 40 class.