One of these years I hope to spend more than a weekend in South America. So far, I've been lucky enough to enjoy weekends in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and most recently, Brazil, and all as a part of the U.S National Team.
A good result at a World Cup is often subjective, elusive and hard to really see until the dust settles and you've packed and un-packed your bags a few times. And maybe flown across an ocean. I finished in 17th place at the last World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Even though I didn't have the crash-free race I'd hoped for, I did a lot of things really well today, and, most importantly, in the days and weeks leading up to the start of the World Cup season. I'm still feeling very confident in my training, my equipment, and my ability to perform when I'm on the start line waiting for the gun to go off.
The podium this past weekend was an especially meaningful one as it was the first time I have won an actual medal while racing for our USA National Team. And it's the first time I've ever won a tree.
Women pro MTBer Chloe Woodruff does an interview and bike check on SugarCayne.com