Saturday, December 23, 2006

Championship de ISERE

Now that is dedication to your brother! Megan rode her scooter 45 min just to cheer her brother on at the Championship de Isere Cyclocross race . Isere is our district so it is similar to a "state" in the US. Jeff's team C2S put the race on.

Not a bad place to warm up. The mountain range in the background is the Vercors, to the West of Grenoble.

This is one of Jeff's teammates, Quinton, super fast and super nice.

Quinton's dad in the red with the ax, making final course preparations with Jeff's coach Phillip.

Start of the 13-14 year olds, they started on the Velodrome and although Jeff started on the front line he is not too speedy off the line. Jeff also crashed in the first corner out of the velodrome and promptly proceeded to last place! Not to fear, just wanted to make it a little more challenging for himself.

End of Lap 1, Jeff moved up to 4th place. It is a lot of fun to hear all the people cheering for Jeff. Jeff's teammates and families have all been really great.

On Jeff's last lap when he had moved into second place, he was caught by one of the parent's looking back over his shoulder to see where third place was. In French of course, the dad was screaming and chasing Jeff yelling "Never look back, always look straight ahead." This dad was still yelling at him as he made his way to the finish "always forward, always forward" Megan had to translate for me...Jeff fought his way to a Strong second place finish.

This is Quinton on his victory finish, like I said he is super fast and super nice. After the awards, Quinton gave Jeff his trophy. A gift to remember the team.


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