After the World Championships in Mont-Sainte-Anne, it was off to the last World Cup of the season! It seems like our team’s 2019 theme... but the event definitely had it’s ups and downs as well.
Here’s how things went in Snowshoe, West Virginia:
“I really enjoyed racing back in the states this weekend, the home crowd was so cool. The track was a lot of fun and it was a great race to end the year on. I made good progress from the first day of practice to the race and I’m happy with that. I had a few issues in my race run that prevented me from getting up near the podium times but it was a decent result and good to end the season with something solid to build on. Looking forward to some time at home now to heal these lingering injuries and get strong again. It was a tough year but I learned a lot and I believe these trials will make me better in the future. I’m definitely excited for next season.” - Aaron Gwin.
“Pretty tough to end the year with that result, but I tried as hard as I could in that race run. Really happy to have a bit of time off to chill out, and to reflect on the season. Cheers everyone for the support this year.” - Jack Moir.
“I was bummed to miss the race at Snowshoe this past weekend. It was one I was looking forward to all season. Fortunately my leg injury is minor and will heal fast! Thanks to our team and sponsors for a great season!” - Neko Mulally.
“What can I say that hasn’t already been said this season. This truly has been the biggest rollercoaster ride of a year, so it’s only fitting that the final event of the season would end the same! As we started our trip from Mont-Sainte-Anne to Snowshoe, we received the unfortunate news of the passing of Intense Cycles Chad Peterson. On the first day of practice, Neko then rode over his foot/leg, and broke his leg. The upside, we seen Aaron make some positive changes in his bike set-up (last minute frame size change), and finish the season with a decent result and positive step forward. The Sunday following the DH finals, our team was already focused on 2020, and using this season’s challenges to advance our results for next season.” - Todd Schumlick.