The Life of Simon Bellabouvier Part II
After I’ve fully recovered, the World Cup continued at the end of February with a stage in the heart of the Dolomites (Val Martelo). A rather hard Individual with not-so-crazy sensations but in the end, I did well in the Sprint while scoring a 3rd place!
Finally, the next race was the Pierra Menta ! Since the beginning of the season, every one of us racers, think about it. Above all this year was the 30th edition!! Some longer stages with more vertical meters for the Juniors, in the heart of the Beaufortain. Truly delightful when an anticyclone has roamed over the entire country for a week…
Juniors have raced on Friday and Saturday: near Roche Parstire and Roselend dam on Friday and near Grand Mont on Saturday.
A few days off to recover from these two stages and from the party was necessary so I could finish the season in the best possible shape. Next weekend, I manage to score a 2nd place in the France Individuals championships in Doucy, behind an incredible Swann Juillaguet. Then came the last stage of the Wolrds in Prato Nevoso, Italy. These 3 days of racing will include a Vertical, an Individual and a Sprint. On Friday, I’ve achieved a nice Sprint, ending up 5th after I put up a good fight. The day after, I finish on a good note in Individual with a 3rd place that is well-deserved! During the sprint, I get qualified for the finals…
In the general ranking, I ended up 3rd of this World Cup ! A result that will show my versatility and my regularity this season. I’m very happy of this season and this Junior 2 World Cup because I have one year left in this category.
A last tiny little race with the Team French Championships in Arvieux, Queyras which was occurring during the Easter weekend. I scored 2nd with my wingman Antoine Zanaroli after we put up a great fight with the 3rds.
- 94 740 vertical meters
- 24 races
- More than 20 hours of race
- Over 500 km of downhill skiing
- And 100 000 000 memories !
Now comes the fun, with two weeks off (which turns out to be the toughest… but well-deserved) with my family, to recover with local food among others!