It's been a BIG season for Sovereign Cycle team rider Jillian Thatcher! Not only did Jill finish her first ever Enduro World Series race this year in Whistler, but this weekend she WON the 2017 overall of the Canadian National Enduro Series in the open women's category! Go Jill! We are very proud of all that she has accomplished, so to celebrate a fantastic season we've asked Jillian to reflect back to Crankworks and share her opinion about racing, specifically why she thinks that everyone should give it a go at least once.
Downhill racing comes down to a few minutes of autopilot riding that seems to go by in a matter of heart beats. Rider, machine, race course, weather, preparation and luck all contribute to the final result. What most people outside of the race tape don't see is the week’s worth of preparation that goes into that single race run. With that single run in mind, here’s a day-in-the-life diary (or 7 days to be exact) for Sovereign Cycle team rider, Anthony Evans at the 2017 Crankworx Canadian Open DH on this entry of Race Diary.