Tahnée – 1st in the snow

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Nukeproof riders Tahnée Seagrave and Paul Aston attended  the Morgins Snow Race over the weekend. Paul put in a great performance to take 3rd in the mass start race with Tahnée being the first woman down.

Nukeproof riders Tahnée Seagrave and Paul Aston attended  the Morgins Snow Race over the weekend. Paul put in a great performance to take 3rd in the mass start race with Tahnée being the first woman down.

 

 

 

It was all pretty insane really! Going over to the event from Morzine, no one knew what to expect as Le Portes du Soleil has struggling for snow here recently – it’s just been raining… a lot! The drive over to Morgins was like the beginning of the summer.

The first race was a mass start quickest down the mountain. Paul was in a great position coming into the finish area but got tangled in a pile up putting him back in 3rd. Tahnée said she had a crazy race with a few battle against the boys but just staying upright was tough in the conditions.

 

The next race were eliminator races on a hard packed piste with 10  riders starting each race. The start was really sketchy with a run to a massive decent that picked up blistering speed. Paul smashed his first race but then came off in his second putting him out the final. By the time it came round to the women’s race Tahnée was freezing in the pitch black!

Seeing so many of the boys stack it in the first corner, she decided to take it easy – but it was so much fun and you picked up speed really quickly –  I just took off! So with a 1st in both races, she took home some great prize money and a huge slab of cheese!!

Thanks Morgins for a well organised event.

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