That was for sure the most difficult race in our race history so far. With Brook MacDonald down with a serious injury, Eleonora Farina finished in 6th and Laurie Greenland managed to finish in 6th place with a flat tire.
The crash of Brook and his current state is the low point in our team history. For several reasons it took the local medical service unacceptable 4 hours to evacuate Brook from the hill and we think this should lead to further discussions regarding the rescue chain at high level events such as the World Championships.
Intense Factory Racing
Read the full Intense Factory Racing recap here
Racing bikes is not always easy.. Our girl Tracey Hannah had high hopes for World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne but somehow wasn't able to put together the run she knew she could do. In this video recap we wanted to be real. You might think this is sad but it's the reality that all racers face. We can tell you though that Tracey is strong and she is already fired up for the next and final race of the season coming this weekend!
Miranda Factory Team
Miranda Factory Team athlete Gonçalo Bandeira, still recovering from the injury sustained in Lenzerheide, presented himself as the only Portuguese athlete in the Junior category. In his qualifying run, Gonçalo was just 37th. However, on the final day of competition, and on the fast but rather deteriorated track, the Miranda Bike Parts’ athlete would secure the 22nd final position.
Miranda e-Factory Team
Emanuel Pombo from Madeira represented the Miranda e-Factory Team at the debut eMTB World Championships. With a true cross-country course of approximately 6 kilometers, athletes had to do a lot of effort management, as the electrically assisted bikes could only deliver a maximum continuous power of 250 watts. Increasingly capable in this new category, Emanuel Pombo demonstrated an excellent pace, although the course format was mostly XC with start loop and four laps, which didn’t suit him very well. The Portuguese would finish this important competition in 25th place.