Myriam Nicole is still leading the World Cup with only one round remaining!
After taking the lead in the Elite Women Category in Lenzerheide, the main goal was to keep the white jersey on Myriam’s shoulders.
The Mont Saint Anne World Cup has one of the toughest tracks of the year, and for the last three years, Myriam Nicole didn’t even make it to finals because of injuries sustained during practice. It’s always difficult to race a track when all you have is bad memories, so her goal was simply to do enough to stay first overall.
Taking the fastest time in qualifyings showed Pompon is in incredible form at the moment.
Carrying that confidence boost into finals but still not willing to take any unnecessary risks, she had a consistent run and crossed the line in second.
She now has an 110 point lead over second place Tracey Hannah and is fully concentrated on Val di Sole, the last round of the season. She won her first ever World Cup there in 2011 and finished 2nd last year for World Champs, so things are looking good.
The men’s race was heavily affected by the torrential rain which came after the women’s race.
Thibaut and Gaëtan Ruffin finished 39th and 48th despite a few costing mistakes due to the rain which affected their runs.
The whole team would like to extend our congratulations to all the riders who laid down incredible runs despite the almost impossible conditions!
It has been one of the most thrilling race to watch in years and perhaps in the MTB history!?
Finally we have an update from Remi Thirion, and unfortunately, he won’t be returning to racing this year. We were all optimistic about his recovery, but he had a Xray a few days ago, and his broken vertebrae are still not fully healed.
Even if Remi can ride his Enduro bike right now, he doesn’t want to come back if he’s not at 100% of his capacity and we fully support his decision.
We know this experience will boost him to work even harder to come back stronger than ever next season!
It has been a season full of highs and lows, and we would like to say a warm thank you to our partners for sticking behind us at all times.
Now it’s time for the team to go back to France and get ready for the steepest track of the year, Val di Sole, in two weeks!