2016 MTB National Championships
July 22, 2016
Throughout the season we have a lot of weekends of racing. Starting in early March through September we are racing most weekends, traveling across the country and around the world. As a team we have to be good throughout the entire season and a big part of that is enjoying the time off the bike as much as the time on the bike. Here are some of the off-the-bike shots you don’t usually see from us. Enjoy.
Norco Factory Team was racing Mountain Bike National Championships in Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec this past weekend. The team took home two national titles with Peter Disera for the U23 men, and Norco Factory Team won the Team Relay. It was a very successful weekend during a breakout season for the team.
After recruiting Peter’s younger brother Quinton for the relay a dream team was born: The Lespersmiths & Disera Bros. This was one for the record books as no trade team has won the National Relay Title since it’s re-inception in 2011.
The team has evolved from being teammates to being great friends. A night like this is thoroughly enjoyed by us all while we celebrated Petey’s win and the team relay national title.
Haley is always quick off the line!
Haley, in her first year in the elite category, finished up 4th on the day.
We rarely get to explore the region in which we race in. This time around, Evan McNeely and Peter Disera made sure to adventure on the back roads of Charlevoix before moving on to the next race of the season.
Baie-Saint-Paul has a new bike park this year.
Evan Guthrie, a connoisseur, would agree the course at Baie-Sainte-Paul is proper mountain biking. Velo Charlevoix put together an amazing course and a well organized event.
McNeely giving it his all on the final climb of the lap!
All for one and one for all.
Relaxing in the great Quebec country side is important.
Haley likes to fly once and a while.
Cyclists take to foot activities to enjoy a rest day. Just because we’re athletes doesn’t mean hiking up a mountain is easier. There may be some stiff legs tomorrow.
New shirt day!
Peter Disera – U23 Men – National Champion
Norco Factory Team – Team Relay – National Champion
Haley Smith – Elite Women – 4th
Evan Guthrie – Elite Men – 7th
Andrew L’Esperance – Elite Men – 8th
Evan McNeely – Elite Men – 10th