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We’ve never seen a downhill race look as good as Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA), Canada, does this week (see below).
MSA has been hosting UCI events for more than 30 years, but there’s never been a World Cup race so late in the season here*. Leaves on the trees have changed to awesome reds and yellows as autumn takes hold and the season’s racing ends.
Two series titles were wrapped up last week in Snowshoe, and the junior women’s title was decided here on Friday, but a rapid course promises edge-of-seat racing at this eighth and ultimate round of 2023.
The elite men’s title is still up for grabs and four riders come into this weekend locked in battle for the victory.
We’ve made some pre-race notes below to help you follow the racing. We’ll be back with a post-race summary, including plenty of analysis and tangents, after the weekend.
As always, thank you to Boris Beyer and Sven Martin for going above and beyond to file so many memorable photos throughout the season.
Hope you enjoy the race!
James and the Misspent Summers team
*According to our cobwebbed records – let us know if we’re wrong
EARTHY pre-race notes from Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada, downhill World Cup R8 2023
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