Anneke blog

World Cup Mont Sainte Anne

posted by: anneke @ 07/26/2009

Another World Cup done... I've been enjoying riding my bike here and yesterday's racing just went great. The weather held up pretty well, we had some rain in the morning but as soon as the Downhill got underway it dried up and Sam Hill and Sabrina Jonnier smoked the fields. It is good to see Sam back on the top step of the podium.
After 4-cross practice I had my lines dialed in and I was feeling good. Quarter final went without a problem, in the semi final I was a bit late out of the gate, but still in second place. Melissa Buhl crashed in the rock garden, so I came in the lead. When I exit the rock garden I felt that my rear tire was loosing air... Great a flat, but because I ride tubeless and the Specialized tires seal up well I was still able to keep on riding and finishing 1st. On to the final... My gate was perfect and with the inside line I came out of the first corner leading, rest of the course went well, I knew my lines and winning this World Cup was awesome! Back in the lead for the overall!!
Photo credit: Gary Perkin