Monique places 4th at the World Cup, Quebec - 1st USA
Well, this was an amazing race, over 600 riders and the female competition came from Spain,
Italy (Paola Pezzo), Ireland, Brazil (Jaqueline Mourao), Switzerland (Louis Daniela), Canada (Lyne
Bessette) and the USA.
It started behind the walls of the old fortified city of Quebec and
within 12 miles they left the city for the rain soaked, muddy countryside of Quebec. Monique
battled with a new league of riders and she found that she could hang! Monique's technical
training gave her a new advantage and she was able to drop Bessette and some of the other top
girls as it grew more and more rough. She ended up 4th (the highest US finish overall) at this,
her first ever, World Cup event.
We went into this event thinking that it would be a small local
Canadian event, we we're very surprised when we found out who was in attendance. She learned and
feels very excited about competing at future events of this level.
We will be putting up a
website soon and she will be posting her own detailed story of the race. The site will also be
very dedicated to our sponsors and promoting their products. This will be a professionally built
site that we think you will love, more soon.
As far as the bike for this race we chose the HCR,
we got the weight down as far as we could, this turned out to be a good move due to all the
Finally, I made a bad mistake as a manager and did not pay attention to
the schedule. We missed the podium and the UCI officials were not too happy, but after much
apologizing they let it go. We are so sorry that there is no podium pic, but I am sending some
of what I got. Also Bike Magazine will becoming out with a story on Monique for there next
issue! We are way stoked!
Thanks for everything!
-Ron & Pua