World Championships Les Gets 2022
What a World Championships! There was so much suspense and the crowd were completely crazy! The French public came out in force to support their riders and it was one to remember! Although it rained all day on Friday, the track had time to dry out for finals on Saturday and it was still as fast, meaning riders could stick to their lines as practiced throughout the week.
Unfortunately, Myriam Nicole wasn’t able to win a second consecutive World Championship title. Even if she was the fastest on the top section of track and into the woods, the last section was not kind to her and she lost too much time. She still climbed onto the podium with a wonderful bronze medal! She said afterwards,"I'm not going to lie, it's a bit frustrating. I was hungry for a better result, but I couldn't find the speed. Doing well at home was important to me. We had to ride free and I couldn't do it, I lost too much time on the last jumps. Vali and Nina were amazing today. Thank you to the public who have been incredible all week!”Now, Myriam must give everything this week in Val di Sole for the last round of the World Cup, as she's still in the game to win the overall.
It was an incredible performance from Camille Balanche, who placed 4th, barely three weeks after breaking her collarbone during the World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne. Congratulations to her for this express return! European Champion Monika Hrastnik came 5th after a solid run. She was clearly one of the fastest and was not far from snagging a World Championship podium. Behind, Mille Johnset and Siel Van Der Velden finished 13th and 16th respectively.