|Afternoon run much?|
That's what Russia is for. Though I have never been to Russia, I have heard an adequate amount of stories. Some good, a lot not so much. What I have heard is that the course is suited to my liking and the conditions will be normal. That's more than Ruhpolding can say for it's self. There are three races. A sprint, pursuit, and a mass start. I have the capability to compete in all of them and that is the goal. After that it is an epic trip home and then the focus lies on a potential XC race to finish off the season- no official confirmation on that last one yet.
World champs may have been a flake, but I'm here and I'm on the team. This has been by best season yet and for the sake of team funding I don't technically have to prove anything more. However, until I'm winning the overall world cup there will always be room for improvement. I've been in Europe for a long time now and if I'm going to be here a little longer I might as well make the most of it. The first step to a successful finish is to make it to Khanty in one piece- seriously a safe plane ride over is an accomplishment in it's self.