MERIBEL, FRANCE Meribel was a good venue and a challenging track for World Cup finals. A bit steeper, rootier, and more natural than a lot of tracks we have seen this year. I was glad it was dry, but day 1 was a little greasy on the roots . Spike tires all week long. I had a rough weekend. Coming in not 100% and a bit sick, plus landing on a rock didn't help. No excuses, I just need to get better at riding this kind of terrain and letting off the brakes. Rough one finishing 10th and going a bit too slow with some mistakes. Just never really felt good physically the whole time. No matter, with a week off and time to rest, I should be good to go for world champs in Norway.
Finished the season in 7th overall. Some highs and lows, but happy still. Au revoir france.
On a side note, it was super cool to watch the showdown for finals. Overall world cup champion is a difficult task, and Ratty and Mannon earned their victories with lots of pressure coming down to the wire. So congrats to them, and also Sam Hill and Rachel for the wins on the day. Good stuff.