The Grand Prix Levoča was the third and final race of Gosse`s weekend. In the final lap he was in pole position for the win, but a crash decided else.
After being 12th in Unicov and 13th in Poprad Gosse aimed for a good result in Levoča. For a long time Gosse seemed to succeed in his goal, but after a crash in the last meters he missed the win and a podium spot. A disappointed Gosse explained what happened: “Halfway the race I attacked and got 3 riders with me. It became a tactical race, but I played it perfectly. Just before turning into the last line to the finish there was an uphill section where we went all out. Everyone exploded, but I could pull trough and sprint away. To finish it off I accelerated again, but then all of a sudden I was flying in the air. I must have hit a hole or a rock. I crashed really, really hard on a gravel road and I lost the race there with 300 meters to go. Eventually I managed to cross the line 4th.”
That Gosse crashed really hard became clear after the race. His helmet was broken and his hip and shoulder were really bruised. It will be a long and hard 1300 kilometers back to Switzerland..
1. Emil Hekele (Cze)
2. Matej Ulik (Svk)
3. Tomas Paprstka (Cze)
4. Gosse van der Meer (Ned)