Kenny Belaey won the bronze medal this Saturday (September 3rd) in Val di Sole, Italy at the UCI Mountain bike Trials World championships.
After various side projects he successfully launched over the last months, he decided to come back to the competition.
This title is his 13th medal out of 15 elite championships and his 18th out of 20 participations if you also count the cadet and junior categories.
We heard that the preparation was not easy, as earlier this year he tore his labrum in his shoulder. Surgeon recommended surgery as the only solution, but with his fysio they decided to train the shoulder and actually it seems that it is stronger as before now. But it was a lot of work to get there in such short time.
To win this bronze medal he had to fight hard and attack every obstacle with 120% focus and determination. It was a good battle...
Next competition is the final of the UCI World Cup in Antwerp on September 25.
Kenny, congratulation for this title and good luck for the next one in the backyard of Sapim in Antwerp.