It’s another weekend of World Cup action, with La Bresse, France, the next stop on the circuit. Moda-Bikemagic rider Erica Zaveta has sent us this preview ahead of the women’s cross country race. Remember, you can watch all the action LIVE on Bikemagic.
“The course looks tough! There is lots of long climbing to start the lap. This is then followed by technical descending that requires focus and strength.
The difficult aspect to the course is that the climbs are so aggressive, that it is hard to prepare mentally and physically for the downhill sections. Nevertheless, it’s a great course, different from the first three World Cup tracks in both the physical and technical aspects.
The venue is awesome! The start/finish stretch is right in the middle of La Bresse and you can look up at the hillside and see almost the whole course – this is going to be great for spectators!
I am very excited and curious to see where the cross-country eliminator will be held. Rumour has it that is might be through town, but we will have to wait and see. After last weekend I am feeling good about the Friday night race.
The cross-country is being held on Sunday and the weather is calling for rain. This will make the track a completely different race and I predict the lines will change dramatically. As I was pre-riding I was scouting my dry condition lines as well and the lines I would take if it is wet. We shall see!
France is very beautiful and the town and people are awesome. I’m getting excited to rock the Moda Solo Ti 26er this weekend!”