I spent the week prior to the race up at altitude in Livigno, Italy to try and help acclimatise for the World Champs in Andorra. I felt like training had gone quite well so I was hoping for and expecting a good result to finish the World Cup season and head into the World Champs full of confidence. It rained overnight but I made the decision to stick with the same tyres I had used in previous days. This turned out to be a mistake as the track was much wetter than I thought and I was left slipping and sliding all over the place. My legs didn’t offer me any consolation and I felt flat for the first half of the race. I came back strong on the last few laps moving my way up from 9th to 6th place in the end just 10secs from  4th position. I was left disappointed with my race but I also know that anything can happen at the World Champs, I just need to iron out a few things.

7, Cooper, Anton, Cannondale Factory Team, , NZL   7, Cooper, Anton, Cannondale Factory Team, , NZL

I’m now back in Livigno where I will spend the week before flying to Andorra on Monday. I’m looking forward to this weeks training and then hitting World Champs hard! Hopefully I can finish the season with a race to be proud of and also something shiny to take home around my neck would be nice too!


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