Haley Smith Takes First World Cup Podium in Nove Mesto

“I’ve always liked this course,” said Smith, “it’s been good to me.  It really feels like mountain biking, it’s got flow and is about being a bike rider, and that’s what I did; I just found the flow and I went for it.  I think I was 15 seconds out [of top-5] heading out on the last lap, and [national coach] Dan [Proulx] yelled seven seconds, and I thought ‘I can do seven seconds’.  I knew I just had to give it everything I had, because I would regret it if I didn’t.”

Full article: http://canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=34938Screen Shot 2019-11-24 at 12.31.25 PM

Photo credit: Rob Jones  http://www.canadiancyclist.com

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