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Trans Vercors VTT Challenge

2 Sep

On Sunday I made the 2 hour trip from our base in Bourg d’Oisans into the heart of the Vercors just outside of Grenoble to compete in the 100km version of the Trans Vercors MTB challenge and with 3000 metres of climbing I knew it was going to be a challenge.

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The event is part of my build up to the Cape to Cape Perth Australia in October. Part of my training has seen me clock up 1250 km in August including the Les 2 Alpes Road Granfondo plus 3 down hill lift assited sessions as well as numerous mountain bike cross country sessiond

The event was superbly organised and gave me a chance to try out equipment setup and test myself physically.  I came away from the event after 7.5 hours in the saddle realising that I need to work more on technical descents,  work on upper body strength and be able to do a little running with the bike.

Next up is the Roc D’azure MTB marathon in October.

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Back from the darkside my weapon of choice for the Australian Cape to Cape in October PROMPT P241

21 May

Until I moved out to France I pretty much exclusively mountain biked Рindeed the Megavalanche first brought me out here in 2007 to compete.

Since then I have turned to the darkside – roadriding. This summer though I have built up a new cross country carbon 29er to train on and to finally compete on in the Cape to Cape 4 day stage race just outside Perth , Australia. I will be staying with our friends at BikeSure. Indeed the managing director himself will be helping out on the support crew. Beer anyone ?

Over the last few years there have been so many different mountain bike standards brought in (axle types / headsets / wheel sizes etc) that it has taken me a while to complete the bike build. Today I finally finished it.

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Follow phil’s adventures as he trains and competes in the event here >>