Summer break is over and we are back between the tape here in Andorra. Second racing block of the season is happening and we are super keen for it. Let's go!!
Hot and dusty trackwalk on Wednesday. The first rider to go that day was Aimi and we can see that she was ready (her mechanic Torin too).
Daddy Cathro is here to help on lines this week again. His back will soon be healed. We are now sure to see him back on the bike anytime now, which is good news! Aimi seems to be laughing at all the lines Tibo try's to show her.
Sad week of racing for Aimi though. For the first time ever in her (early) career, she crashed in qualifying and had a mechanical issue that didn't allowed her to finish. Only the first three junior women are protected and unfortunately Aimi was 4th before coming in Andorra. A lot of tears when she was back to the pit. But we can tell you that after this, she is more than motivated to go after her new goal: Win a World Cup! Watch more on Instagram: @aimi_kenyon
Ben was trackside most of the weekend helping Aimi and Tibo find the good lines and spot some interesting things for the Pinkbike videos: "Inside the tape Valnord" and "Story of the race" (coming soon). Watch more on Instagram @ben_cathro
Unfortunately Wyatt was not able to race because of a sore shoulder from his crash at worlds. He was here to help the team and do Social Media takeovers for IXS. Watch more on Instagram: @wyatth64
Tibo had a very good week. He had so much fun on the bike riding this super fast track. He was feeling confident and the whole team was here to help him race a bit more than managing the team this weekend. He ended up 36th. Not bad! The speed is definitely here as he had some very good first splits in qualy (8th and 18th). Now he needs to work more on my physical condition to hope for a top 20 end of the season. Watch more on Instagram: @tibolaly and on Youtube: Lalyche TV (recent channel that is blowing up in France).