Last weekend was the first round of the Canada Cup circuit taking place in Tremblant, Quebec. After spending the first couple months of 2013 in North Vancouver, it was time to put the bike back in the travel box for the race season to start!
Tremblant was a fun time, it was good to see everyone from the East side again. The race track had not changed too much, a little bit more flow, but I wouldn’t consider this track a flowy one..! Damage control is something to keep in mind on that race course; those rocks will buck you out of your way at any moment! It’s also a very demanding course with lots of pedaling and technical sections. Not my favourite type… I like to push myself and build more speed while Tremblant is an awkward one. But eh! Same for everyone…
I finished in 2nd spot following Miranda, owning the podium. I went through the technical sections alright but made big mistakes in random spots, mentally tired and unfocused anymore… I’m happy to finish in second and have more to work on for the next races!
Sunday night after the race, we packed up the OGC setup and drove to Bromont with 2 of their cross-country racers, Andréanne Pichette and Mathieu Bélanger-Barette and 2 downhill racers, my lover boy Matt Beer and myself. We filmed with our very own Vincent Allard in Bromont for this video concept where we brought the xc racers to ride big bikes and they brought us to ride some xc, ”A video for fun, to show how both our sports are good times, simply!”. Keep an eye open for the video coming soon, it should be pretty funny!!
I am staying in Bromont for the next week, training with the access of the bmx track, xc trails and the bike park. Next I will fly to Europe for the first 2 World Cup rounds! Get excited!
Ciao for now.