Photo: Michal Cerveny Specialized
Mt. Sainte Anne is a classic on the world cup circuit. Actually this place has been on the world cup calendar almost every single year, since the birth of the Mountain Bike World Cup. Pretty impressive! This year they once again launched a stellar event, with a race worthy course and an amazing atmosphere.
In the team we had a great week leading up to the race with training on the course and good meals together. With Lea coming back from her hip injury, this time we were the complete xc team here and actually the female riders (Lea, Tereza, Kate and me) outnumbered the male riders (Jaroslav, Howie and Kohei).
At the race I ended up in 8th position. No doubt about, that I had aimed for higher. I had a stellar start and was at the front of the chasing group behind Jolanda Neff and Catharine Pendrel, but midway in the race I didn’t have much power left and had to just survive my way through. Not the best feeling to have in a race, not being able to put the hammer down and attack, but now there’s e week time to reload the gun and get ready to the World Cup in Windham