Enduro World Series #7 Northstar - U.S.A.
Isabeau's absolute dominance continues in the Enduro World Series!
Here we have Isabeau impressions...
Isabeau Courdurier :
After Whistler, we went straight to Los Angeles and to Temecula to visit the Intense office. It was great to meet everyone who's involved with the brand and thus our project. We had a good time there and were fully relaxed for the rest of this trip.
As there were two weeks in between both races we decided to travel around California and Arizona. We rented a camper van and started our road trip. We finally decided to head to Sedona in Arizona. That's a decision we did not regret! I loved discovering this place and meeting the local riders. We did some of the best trails I've ever ridden. Not to mention how beautiful this place is! That is definitely a trip we will remember and the perfect way to spend some time in between two races.
We only went to Northstar on Wednesday night before the race. It helped me deal with the pressure for this one. It's a dream come true to race in California!
I knew I could secure the overall if I did a good result there. I tried to relax and ride for fun but that's easier to say than to do. Especially with the conditions, we had in Northstar. The tracks were gnarly! Very slippery, with so much dust that it felt like surfing and with some massive rock gardens.
On race day I went smooth on every technical section and just pushed hard on all the other ones. I had fun and the crowd cheering was amazing. California did not disappoint. It was one of the most exciting venues we ever had. I am very happy to bring this other win back home. I feel released to know I secured the overall. I am over the moon to know I made it. I have been working so hard to reach this goal and I am thankful to everyone that has been helping on this journey.
I am very excited to head to Zermatt in a few weeks to get to properly celebrate and enjoy this title. I am now heading back home to rest, reset and enjoy some time off with my friends and family. I will then get ready again for the final show and for the Trophy of Nations.
The Trophy of Nations is back this year and most countries would be represented. I will race with Morgane Charre and Melanie Pugin to represent France. It is very exciting to get the opportunity to represent our country and we are pumped for this race!