RAW Video: Getting Up to Race Speed Ahead of Lourdes

Mar 16, 2022 at 12:41
by Canyon  

Sometimes all you need is a good few minutes of unfiltered raw riding to get you stoked for the season, so that’s exactly what our dutch Canyon CLLCTV downhill ambassador Tristan Botteram set out to capture in his pre-season banger.

Preparing for a world cup season, as the trails begin to thaw out in the northern hemisphere, he headed to some Belgian tracks with his Sender CFR before he hits the road on the way to the first race of the season, Lourdes, France.

You can follow Tristan on his Instagram Instagram and through the CLLCTV channel as we share the action from our riders throughout the season.

The last stretch of the off-season before racing finally gets back underway.

Dialing in the hydroplaning technique

Photo by: Niels Amsterdam
Featuring: Tristan Botteram
Mentions: Canyon


  • 9 0
 Go get it boiiiiii….!!!
  • 9 0
 Well that was a rapid bit of riding for a land with small hills. Niiiice!
  • 3 0
 This dude has one of the coolest, overlooked stories in downhill. Racing World Cups, but being from the flattest country in Europe. Its super cool to see his approach to training and building speed with those limitations.
  • 3 3
 seems a bit odd to me to travel to a country where the highest mountain is below 700m to get some gravity action haha
  • 15 0
 If you live in a coutry where the highest mountain is a dike, makes much more sense.
  • 18 0
 His available sponsor budget unfortunately doesn’t let him travel all over the world.
Give this kid the opportunity to train in all those exotic places during winter, and some factory suspension, like a lot of other world cup riders, and he will be very, very fast.
With the minimal higher altitude tracks he’s able to ride during winter he’s already doing extremely well.
Dude works sooo hard to reach his goals. Big respect.-
  • 7 0
 Trust me, we all wish we had taller hills in the region
  • 2 0
 @bikounet: Those hills actually look good to me and perhaps within range of where I live. Does anyone know where those trails are?
  • 2 0
 @prolllo: this one is relatively well known and located in Chaudfontaine - Pay special attention to walkers when going there as I heard there's been problems with the municipality in the past
  • 1 0

As far as I know there’s a legal trail system there now..
  • 1 0
 @koenzanders: dutchies here to back him up Big Grin

yoooo koeens whadd up jongen
  • 1 0
 Yeah Tristan ! Roll on Lourdes !
  • 1 0
 Chaudfontaine, my first downhill race, 26 years ago .......
  • 1 0
 I like it

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