With only 19 years...! Raphaela Richter and her Radon SWOOP 200 took the National Elite DH title, earlier this season Raphaela also took the National Elite Enduro title. 

This year the National German DH Champs were held in Ilmenau. Next to Raphaela Richter, also Johannes Fischbach was signed up the defend the Radon colors. With the number 1 plate on his Radon Swoop200, Johannes Fischbach was the big favorite for the national title...Unfortunately, due to a crash last weekend at the World Cup in Lenzerheide, Fischi was not able to race in Ilmenau. After a couple of practice runs, Fischi had to make the call not to race, a big bummer for Fischi and the team. Gute Besserung to Fischi!
After been training with Manon Carpenter in San Remo earlier this year. Radon's own Enduro Champion, Raphaela Richter decided to give it a go on the big bike this weekend.
Does this mean that we will see her more often on the big bike....?

Raphaela Richter:
"After a 2nd place in qualifying, with over 5 seconds back on Sandra Rübesam i wasn't really sure about my chances to win this thing... Some last minute line chances, advised by Fischi probably made a big difference. In my finale run i hit al my lines perfect, and pedaled as hard as i could. I am happy that i showed that i also can ride a big bike :). Thank you Fischi, Lukas and the rest of the team for helping me out this weekend. Also a big respect to the organizer for a great event".

NATIONAL DH CHAMPION - RAPHAELA RICHTER!Results:1st Raphaela Richter - Radon Factory DH Racing - 2:15.6252nd Sandra Rübesam - 2:16:7613rd Nina Hoffmann - 2:19596Congrats from the whole team Rapha! 

Next event: British & France National DH ChampionshipsPhoto credits: Racement | Sebastian Gruber


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