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Hutchinson United Ride at Crankworx Europe 2012

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One week! That's how long was the race. One week, 4 races and 2 podiums.

Starts with the dual climb on Tuesday. Basically you have to go up and down on the dual course, first to arrive at the bottom win. Mick was the only one from the team to race it cause he wanted to go for the overall. It has been a really hard race and after 8 up and down mick ended up with an impressive 2nd place. Good start of the week.

Next was the downhill race, Fabien, Tracey and Mick were racing it. It was a long and hard track, with some steep sections. After a few practice runs Fabien decided not to race it anymore because of the pain in his arms. Mick had a lot of fun on this track, he qualified 6th and finished 6th in the end. Tracey struggled a little bit on practice day but finally came down with a great time which put her in 2nd spot on quali and race day, she has also been the only girl to jump the big road gap on her race run!

Thursday, speed and style day. Mick and Fabien were doing it. It was on the same track as the dual climb. Rules are simple, it's a dual timed run. The fastest win BUT if you trick the jumps on the track the best trick wins 1sec time bonification. On a 25sec run, 1sec is quite a lot! So Mick, after getting the fatest time in quali got eliminated by a young dirter who sent bigger tricks than him. Pretty much the same for Fabien who had Cam Zink in his first run!

Sunday, it was finally the last race for Mick. Unfortunately when the alarm rang at 5am mick wasn't able to ride anymore and he decided to go for the safe way, not to race. He ended up 3rd overall!

Same time as the Crankworx was the French Champs in Les Gets. Fabien and Guillaume went there.

First day of practice went pretty good on a dry and really nice track. Unfortunately it rained and the track became slow and really hard to ride. In those conditions Fabien's arms weren't hurting to bad, he had a good start but crashed and broke his ankle.

Guillaume wanted the national title in Junior, owned by Loic Bruni at that moment. He had no choice but go for it, so he did and didn't go really well. He had the best spit time and crashed. He finished 4th in Junior, 1.8sec back.

Team is now resting, Hannah's family is in Tignes, Guillaume is at home, Tim is still recovering and should start physio soon. Fabien is gonna get his arms surgery and recover from his broken ankle.


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