The week started out by travelling from Knysna, Stopping off in Graaf Reinet and finishing the journey in mountain bike paradise, Pietermaritzburg.
Practise started on Thursday, where the aim of the day was to master the technical sections of the track. Looking at new lines and testing duel single tracks to make my race as efficient as possible. The next day was then just a couple of laps to make sure everything was still in order.
Race day and the temperature coupled with very high humidity made for an energy draining race. Starting on the 3rd row of the start line, there was a lot of traffic ahead of me. The gun we...