La Meurianne 2008

Carron and I headed over to Montriond near to Morzine yesterday to race in La Meurianne (or more accurately, to race in a raging blizzard…).  Lying just 10 miles down the road from the home of current world champion Patrick Blanc, there were no surprises as to who came in first -  with Patrick and his brother Bertrand leading the field by over 2 minutes.

The course was run in and around the resort area, so the weather actually improved the entertainment factor (especially on the descents). We managed to avoid major kit problems (always a risk in bad weather) and finished up 16th after a reasonable race, with a few more kit tweaks and a lot more training required for the bigger outings to come this season.  Sorry about the lack of pics – there wasn’t much to see given the conditions - so I took a picture of the back of the car instead!

Plenty of snow in the Portes du Soleil yesterday.