|Canadian girls 2nd & 3rd in MTB WC. AWESOME start to an Olympic summer!|
The first race of Canadian Nationals was the club team sprint. The host club, Mont Sainte Anne, had arranged for the race to be a city sprint on the Plaines of Abraham in Old Quebec City which was a fun treat. The atmosphere was great and it was cool to race in an urban setting. Each team consists of 2 skiers (from the same club) who each ski 3 laps of a 1k course, tagging off to each other between each lap. My race partner was Perianne Jones, Olympian, WC medalist and Nakkertok skier. Needless to say, I felt like I really had to bring my A-game to this race.
|Start of the Team Sprint final. Check out all that yellow for Nakkertok.|
|Race course view on the Plaines of Abraham, definitely enough snow.|
We controlled the race from the start and gradually pulled away from the field. There were tons of people out watching and cheering which made for a pretty much perfect day. My mom is even here for the first few days of Nationals so I was extra excited that we had such a great race for her to see! Mad thanks to the Univeristy of Guelph/Toronto teams who were doing an absolutely badass job of cheering up and around the far hill on course! I wish I had a photo of that crowd to add.
|Canadian Team Sprint Canmore Nordic, Nakkertok, Foothills|
Oh, AND Devon Kershaw was finished second today in the world cup final mini-tour, Alex Harvey was 6th and DJ Lenny Valjas was 14th. It's a good time to be a Canadian Skier!