It’s been two weeks since I returned from the inaugural edition of the Quebec Singletrack Experience, a seven-day mountain bike stage race modelled after the BC Bike Race and Singletrack 6. Leaving from a basecamp next to the old town in Quebec City, riders get shuttled to a different trail network within the region each day. Over seven days of racing, finishers covered 225kms of trail representing some of the best riding in eastern North America.
On the final lap of his one-hour ride at the Milton Velodrome, Giuseppe Marinoni already knew that his efforts to set a new record for the 80-84 age group was about to fall short. The legend in the Canadian cycling community finished his hour having ridden to within 200m of the current and still standing record of 38.657 kilometres. Throughout Marinoni’s hour in the saddle, fans cheered from grandstands on both sides of the velodrome, cheering on the framebuilder and athlete from Montreal.
The road ahead of Geoffroy Dussault kept climbing. Around each corner, past each false summit, there was more mountain ahead. Dussault was pedalling in the Alps. He was also realizing he wasn’t where he needed to be. “The night before, I had a bad recovery. I had a bad sleep and hadn’t eaten anything for dinner. The first thing the next morning was a 1,500 m climb to get to the Swiss border,” recalled Dussault thinking back to August 2016 during his first attempt at the Transcontinental Race.
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