• 2014 Track Season : the story of only one race

    Track season has just started, and it’s suddenly over. Only one race, one short 4-events-1-day omnium, that’s it. This is all I will get in 2014, as unbelievable as it sounds. August to October was supposed to be the most exciting part of the season. Since the track camp in Pennsylvania I was eager to get back on the track,…

  • Just a Tuesday night in Lachine

    Last tuesday was the final of the Lachine crit series. It was just a tuesday night in Lachine. But I wanted to write something about it while it’s still fresh in my memory, to make sure I never forget that night, make sure it stays forever tangible. In a few years it might be funny to read this again…it was…

  • BC Superweek part 2

    3 lasts crit remained for this second part of BC Superweek. (The full week is 9 races but I had to go home earlier for work) July 8th, UBC Grand Prix Technical course, 5 turns, including a hairpin turn. I knew the hairpin could either be a good or bad thing for me. That turn would definitly make it a…

  • BC Superweek – Tour de Delta

    After 3 racing days, Tour de Delta is finally over. Friday MK Delta Crit featured a slight hill, and a fast descent (and a crazy fast turn at the bottom), the race started in the rain on wet road. Wet road + fast corner = not my thing. Althought the hill made it harder for some riders to stay in…

  • Back from Ttown : Endurance it will be!

    I just got back from Trexlertown in Pennsylvania, where I stayed for over a week to take part of the second sprint development camp being held by Cycling Canada. This camp was a second step after the first camp in LA in May. Although this time, this training camp included racing too, UCI races. So it was a chance for…

  • RealDeal/Gears at Top Speed in LA

    Just a few days ago, four members of RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam team were on the track in LA, with Cycling Canada. Three of them from the women’s team (Krista Ruby, Kristen Sears and myself, Marie-Soleil Blais, aka Sun) were participating in the first sprint team assessment camp from May 5th-11th. This camp marked the beginning of the Canadian sprint team…

  • Entre la Géorgie et la Californie

    Je profite de la balade dans l’avion vers L.A. pour vous faire un petit update de la saison qui a commencé à toute allure depuis à peine 2-3 semaines! J’ai l’impression d’avoir juste eu le temps de défaire les bagages qu’il fallait repartir à nouveau. Après plus de 6 mois consacré à l’entrainement à la maison, dans la même petite…

  • Help Me Get on the National Track Sprint Team Program

    English below. C’est un peu avec surprise, beaucoup d’excitement que j’ai appris récemment qu’on m’offre l’immense opportunité de participer au premier camp de développement de l’équipe nationale de cyclisme sur piste, volet sprint. Ce premier camp d’entrainement aura lieu à Los Angeles, du 5 au 12 mai prochain. Ce sera une chance pour moi d’entrer dans le programme de l’équipe…

  • On the start line – Calabogie Race Report

    So today was Day 1, kicking off the 2014 season with my new team RealDeal/Gears p/b WASPcam in Calabogie for a 76km circuit road race. If some others riders already started their season, it was my first one this season, and our first as a team. I kept visualizing all the possible race scenarios during the 3 or 4 hours…

  • Training camp en Floride avec l’équipe du Québec

    J’ai eu la chance de bien amorcer la saison 2014 avec un premier camp d’entrainement au début février en Floride. C’était un camp sur piste, alors du vélodrome matin/soir, une semaine de rêve!! Surtout pour moi qui n’avait pas pu, fautes de moyens, aller m’entraîner à l’extérieur depuis la fin de la saison dernière, ça a fait du bien de…