Tahnee wins Nissan European Cup

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Wow the weather had finally come out for us!!! Having missed Friday’s training, Tahnée was eager to get out on the revamped Oz-en-Oisans course. She was loving it new sections, new jumps and new finish it really was a great track. 

Wow the weather had finally come out for us!!! Having missed Friday’s training, Tahnée was eager to get out on the revamped Oz-en-Oisans course. She was loving it new sections, new jumps and new finish it really was a great track.


Saturday afternoon was first qualifying and you could hardly keep her off the track. Crossing the finish line after her run, Tahnée was stoked to have finished 2nd between Myriam Nicole in 1st  and 3rd placed Celine Gros. She said "I was having so much fun and carrying so much speed on the track that I just wanted to cruise qualifying without pedalling and see where I got – I put in a few pedal strokes and got a 3.21 putting me in second. Myriam was on a 3.12 in 1st but I knew I could get closer to her"

On Sunday there was another qualifying at around midday – the track was a little bit wet in the morning and during the second qualifying run disaster struck. Coming into a technical but slower section Tahnée went over the bars – winding herself, blurring her vision and getting her feet stuck on her pedals!! The track officials helped her back up but she had to wait for another 3 riders to pass – she was not pleased with a 8.01 for her second qualifying!!!


The finals started at 3 and started in order of the fastest qualifying runs – Tahnée’s 3.21 from Saturday had her in 3rd place for the women so she was the first rider down from the top 40 riders that were going live on Freecaster!


Tahnée crossed the line with a 3.15.46… a little annoyed as she felt she was holding back after the earlier crash. She ended up winning the Womens Open and finished third in Elite behind winner Myriam Nicole (3.10.28) and second placed Celine Gros (3.12.59).


She was then interviewed for French TV and Freecaster then took away the cash for winning the overall series which she was pleased about!!!

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