|Me, Sandy, and Carson after our respective races|
Throughout the rest of the laps, I kept making advancements in my position, until finally I caught up to 5th. After riding his wheel for a few minutes, I noticed him stumbling on a section of trail and made an attack around him. The two of us stayed together all the way to the finish line, where we had a sprint finish together and I beat him to finish in 5th place. It was a great feeling to be able to get up on the podium again!
Following a great performance at the first race, I was excited to get to Baie Saint Paul for the second race in Canada.
Unfortunately, after having a good start and riding really well on the sea of roots that covered the course, I flatted on the A-line drop about 3/4 through the first lap while riding behind the leaders. After running back to the tech zone, I got a tube put in my tire and continued my race, now sitting in the top 25.
|Running back to the tech zone|