Emily’s silver at nationals was not only a great performance on the day but a great reference for her skill progression from one year to the next. The course in Canmore is loaded with steep challenging descents which Emily easily conquered despite being bested by the course the previous year. After the race she said her RaceFace dropper seat post had changed her life! Always modest however, a big part of this improvement was definitely the hard work and training she put in over the last year to gain skill and confidence and the tenacity with which she raced.
Holden’s season long battle with Carter Woods for top spot in junior men was once again tested at Nationals. This day belonged to Carter, but Holden raced with focus and form to minimize the gap and secure silver by a large margin. He followed this silver medal winning ride with a gold for team BC in the relay the following day, the fastest junior lap and 3rd fastest lap of the day.
Balancing work, returning from Europe that week and back to back racing meant Elyse was racing on fumes by Nationals. Elyse is a fighter though and pushed through for 8th on the day.