This past weekend I placed 4th at the first round of the Canada Cup series in Quebec! I was very happy with my result as it was my first national race as an Elite.
I had a little over-the-bars crash first day of practice on Friday, and tweaked my wrist. It was an annoying little injury, but I taped it up and was able to go for two runs Saturday. I also found a Ergo grip, the ones with the extra palm support, which cushioned my wrist and made it possible to ride.
I put down a solid race run Sunday and surpassed my goal of a top five finish. My placing got me UCI points towards racing more World Cups as well as gaining me points to work towards qualifying for World Championships at the end of the season.
My new Banshee Legend was awesome the whole weekend. Had lots of good comments on the colour and how "sick" it looked.
I am off to Fort William, Scotland next week for the first round of the World Cup series, then I'm headed to Val di Sole, Italy for the second World Cup. Can't even explain how excited I am! It will be amazing to ride those WC tracks, and I am very stoked to have this opportunity.
Here is a short video by Vincent Allard of the race weekend. There are a few shots of me in it (24 sec, 1:11), including the podium at the end.www.pinkbike.com/video/313111