Team Jamis leaves Canada, next stop Mt Snow, Vermont.
With two muddy World Cups in the books and a solid set of UCI points for Rotem Ishay and Seamus McGrath’s World Championship call up secured, the team moves south to the last two stops of the US Cup Mountain Bike Series.
While Vermont’er Adam Snyder and British Columbian resident McGrath know a thing or two about mud, Israeli Rotem Ishay’s mudding experiences have been doubling each week.
The Bromont World Cup in Quebec was one of the muddiest mountain bike races on record – while the women’s race earlier in the day was only slightly damp, a deluge of biblical proportions began shortly before the men’s race and continued on and off throughout the 2hr event. Brake pads, shifting, drive trains, vision, and traction all suffered terribly in the quagmire-like conditions. A trial by fire, if you will, Rotem and Seamus moved up through traffic to settle into the mid 30′s before grit and attrition took their toll. Seamus moved up a few places into the 20′s while Rotem settled 40th. Not quite the podium, this is the World Cup, and every spot is a spot earned through battle. Adam Snyder lost the battle to the conditions, falling victim to the same chain trouble as the Olympic and World Champion Absalon, but look for Adam to avenge himself this weekend on his “home town” course in Vermont.
Team Jamis will be visiting Granby Bicycle, Cycling Concepts, and Elevate Cycles between the Vermont and New York US Cup events for trail rides and dinner. Stop by and say hello.
Team Jamis will be supported in their adventures and racing conquests by Jamis Bikes, Geax Tires, Edge Composites wheels stems, seat posts, and handle bars, Chris King hubs, Fox Shox, Gore RideOn Systems, WTB saddles and grips, Hayes Brakes, Crank Brothers, FSA BB30 crank and BB system, SRAM, and Clif Bar.
source: JAMIS BICYCLES