Alasdair Tutt qualified for his first European final series in today`s German Cup held in Oberwiesenthal whilst Xanthea Dewez made her second final in two weekends of racing. Casey Wright from the Yarra Valley also raced well finishing 26th in the combined open and u20 female category.
After a successful weekend of racing in Quebec it was a quick turn around back to Canmore and what an incredible place to come back to. Here is a photo of the sunrise that we were lucky enough to catch on a morning run.
With the 15km classic starting on Thursday, there was very little time to relax before it was time to start race prepping again. The unfortunate part of getting myself mentally ready was that I thought it was a 15km interval start. It did seem very strange to me that the course was set up with a full grid start and 4 classic tracks right the way around the 3.75km loop! So the actual race prep the morning before wouldn’t have changed at all, however the whole time I was just thinking about how I could pace it myself and not worry about holding onto a pack…
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So the Canmore World Cup didn’t quite go to plan quite like I had hoped….
I was feeling good coming into this race having adjusted more to the altitude and the course from when I had raced here two weeks prior. On the day I was feeling pretty fresh and ready to go as well. Come the time trial, everything was going well for a while, I felt I was skiing solidly up the major climbs to the top of the course but when it came to coming back down, this was where I cooked up some fail.
The course is pretty much all up and then all back down. So coming off the flat at the top of the course and into the fast downhill I was putting in my last couple of big single time pushes before I was about to get into but because I struggle with…
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