Sometimes things need a little time to grow and develop and like a fine wine, Mont Sainte Anne has aged to perfection. Mont Saint Anne has everything to offer that a Downhill track should. It´s fast, it´s scary and it’s wild.
For Matt Walker it will be his first race after a season of battling with injuries. Matt spent the last five weeks in Germany at the Bliss HQ to use all of the facilities at the Bliss training ground. It has definitely paid off and Matt is finally back. Sometimes you have to start your season in August with Mont Saint Anne…
Greg traveled over to Canada with a slightly different jersey than usual. As a freshly crowned British national champion he was hungry for more.
Paratactic went down well for Greg and Matt on the bone dry and dusty Canadian track. Not much changed from practice to seeding and even the rain showers during the night couldn’t keep the dust down. Those conditions seemed to fit Matt well, and after a very chilled run he managed to finish in 40th position saving those legs for Saturday. Unfortunately Greg suffered a crash and punctured his rear tire too. At 85th place he was not where he wanted to be, but luckily with bib number 10 he was still protected for Saturdays finals.
Not much changed during Saturdays race. Typical Mont Saint Anne: Fast, loose and rough. Matt managed a 28th place in his first UCI Downhill World Cup finals of the season. Greg ended up with a 13th place.
Photo: Nathan Hughes