1st World cup Lourdes, France

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Strait after New Zealand I was already on the road to Lourdes for the first world cup round in south-west of France.
After the track walk i was directly feeling good on my bike during practices. The track was really technical, short, rocky with some big jumps.
On Saturday i took the quali 76th with a run a bit to safe and to much on the brakes.
Race day : The weather was nice and all the crowd was arriving. When i've seen this, i just wanted to ride and do my best during my race.
Everything went well during my race, i rode all my lines and clear all the jumps of the track. It was a good run ! 
I ended up 45th !


My best world cup result ever, I couldn't do better to start the season ! I was really happy ! 




During the end of April, I continued my training plan and did some photo and video shooting.
Here is few shots :



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Copyright : Benjamin Maillefer, Rider: Maxim Chapuis

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