After a week off and the international opening season in South Africa, we fly to Cairns in Australia, competing for the second round of the World Cup.
The Australian track is located in the middle of the jungle/rain forest with all the spiders, snakes… you can imagine. With 30° and 100% of humidity the track pretty was wet, muddy and sticky between two heavy Australian showers. It was so exciting to have a new track, some bumps at the top follow buy a technical rock garden and a very hard off-camber. The middle was pretty fun and fast with some big jumps, whoops and two uphill following by two horrible flat sections. The end was more technical but to flat and very hard, and a 20 second flat section of hard pedaling to cross the finish line.
It took us a while to find the right trimmings and thus ensure that bikes would be adapted to the track. But our perseverance paid off and we finally felt comfortable to ride.
Florent, Cyrille, Toni and Morgane qualified for the final with the hardest race they have ever had.
“I was very disappointed after the first world cup! Top 30 still out of my goals but I feel faster, the bike works so well, all the team did a great job for me this weekend! I would like to thank them and our sponsors.”
Morgane Charre 6th
Toni Ferreiro 39th
“It was a hard race, maybe the hardest, I am not very happy with my race run and the results, I am now focus on the next races. My goals is to be in the top 20. I would like to thank all the sponsors and the team”
Cyrille Kurtz 60th
“It was the hardest race run of my career, the track was very slippery, sticky tuff and finally not fun to ride. I have to train more, I am physically not strong enough.”