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Jeremy 23rd in French World Cup in Ligniéres-En-Berry

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© Balint Hamvas

A great start for Jeremy this weekend at the French World Cup in Ligniéres-En-Berry led to a 23rd place finish, and the countdown to the last races of the season—including World Championships—has begun. Jeremy once again started on the front row, and he had perhaps the best first minute of racing that he’s had all season, before he moved back into what was eventually a 23rd place finish as the only Elite Male from the US racing.

I had a great start, which I was really happy with. I unfortunately made a lot of small 1-2 second mistakes throughout the race which didn’t allowing me to capitalize on that great start,” he explained after. “I definitely felt the crazy travel in my race, but in the end, it’s a World Cup, it’s a really hard race, and those things get put under a magnifying glass very quickly.”

 

© Balint Hamvas

© Balint Hamvas

The course was fast, and had some technical components, including a lot of quick, sharp off-camber climbs and an off camber sandpit that proved very technical in the race.

“I’m not disappointed in the ride,” Jeremy added. “I think I had a good race, I can do better, and it’s just about striving to do that now. It’s about turning it up for these next two races, in Hoogerheide and at the World Championships, which is my big goal, having a great ride there.”

 

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© Balint Hamvas

The best part of the race, for Jeremy, was realizing that he’s ready and eager for World Championships in under two weeks. “I feel like I’m in a significantly better place this year than I was last year at this time, physically and mentally,” he says.

“Regardless of results, for me, that’s the bigger thing that I can take away from this year. I’m coming away from these races with a lot more mental and physical strength than I have in past years, which was a big goal of mine for the year.”

© Balint Hamvas

© Balint Hamvas

Read and see more about the race here, and follow along as we head into the last few races of the season: