August 16, 2011 (Mont Edouard, QC) – After the cross-country specialists, it was the downhillers’ turn to compete for the Quebec Championship. On August 13-14, the best athletes in the Belle Province rolled down the slopes of Mount Edouard, Anse Saint-Jean, hoping to record the fastest time, and thus be Quebec provincial champion.
In the senior elite category, the title was claimed by Julien Laramee (Cycle Néron /Specialized), with Charles-Alexandre Dubé (On the Edge Canada) and Philippe Cyrenne Blanchard (Rocky Mountain Bicycles), in second and third, respectively. Alexandra Lacroix (Cycles Lessard) logged the fastest women’s time, followed by Anne Laplante (XPREZO-BORSAO) and Claudia Paquin (Independent) landing in the silver and bronze medal positions, respectively.
On the Junior expert side, the victory was claimed by Samuel Thibault (Cycles Performance). Hugo Langevin (Independent) and Alexandre Charbonneau (Independent) earned silver and bronze.
According to participants, the track was very technical. In addition, the rainfall prior to the tests added to the difficulty, making portions of the track rougher. After a brief rain shower occurred during the elite event, the weather stayed mild.
Participants were treated to a beautiful event with a great atmosphere and a superb view from the top. The event was made possible by volunteers with contagious smiles. Congratulations to the organizers.