Good morning!!! Yes I am at Team Exergy's Boise January SPONSOR SUPERCAMP, but those stories will have to wait. Besides, the weekend ain't over yet. So far a few surprises have been shared with us riders but there are more on the way so let's wait till Monday morning for that stuff.
In other news...GASTOWN is back! First ran in 1973, the downtown Vancouver, BC criterium enjoyed a 28 year run before the sky-falling recession of 2008. Now with the help of Global Relay it's back with a multi-year deal. What does this mean? It means that the iconic race that symbolized professional cycling in Vancouver, inspired many a young racer (including myself) and fostered the continued health of the sport in the lower mainland is back right were it should be, in the heart of BC Superweek...July 11th to be exact. And you can bet that I have that day circled in MASSIVE RED MARKER on my calendar.
Across the Atlantic, Conrad Pridy (Whistler Mountain Ski Club alumni, past teammate from the BC Ski Team, and current World Cup racer) just cracked the TOP 30 for the first time at the Kandahar Downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Why is this important? Well first off Conrad is one of those guys who never gave up, pushing past the common 21-year-old quitting point; secondly, he is a great ambassador for the sport of ski racing, and lastly, such a result is critical to his 2013 status as a full-time member of the Canadian National team (Facebook). YA BUDDY!
Video from 2011
Kandahar World Cup Downhill 2011 from E.A. Weymuller on Vimeo.