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  • 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.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    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.

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    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 Smith, 2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    Haley is always quick off the line!

    Haley Smith, 2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    Haley, in her first year in the elite category, finished up 4th on the day.

    Evan McNeely, 2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    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.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    Baie-Saint-Paul has a new bike park this year.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    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.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    McNeely giving it his all on the final climb of the lap!

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    All for one and one for all.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    Relaxing in the great Quebec country side is important.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    Haley likes to fly once and a while.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    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.

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

    New shirt day!

    2016 MTB National Championships Baie-Sainte-Paul, Quebec

     

    Results:

    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