This past Saturday Chuy and I had once again the opportunity of competing together as a duo. Chuy as the runner and me as mtb rider in one of the most important events of the Baja (Mexico). Desertic’s is an event where the best triathletes, road and mountain bikers compete in the same terrain which is well known for its geography having a very a hard trails between rock hills, sand of desert areas.
Chuy in his first segment of 5kms surprised all of us by being the first athlete to cross the finish line with more than a 30 seconds advantage from the rest of the competitors allowing me to start my segment of 24 km with a head start.
My first 12 kms I rode with a head wind and was being chased by the 2nd overall which was almost on my tire, this encouraged me to step it up go faster and out of my comfort zone.It wasn’t until the last 3kms on the final uphills section that i was able to get him off me and be the first rider in mtb and road to cross the finish line. Chuy went out once again for his second segment to close the race of 5 kms.
At the end when I saw him run out through the hills in first place it was a great sensation of triumph but at the same time it was nerves to wonder how his closing would be. This moment is where his great condition and physical capacity allowed us to win our category and to everyone's surprise also first place overall !!! I am really grateful to God for allowing us hold on to the first place for a second year in a row but now with the plus of also taking home the first place overall.
Without a doubt UCCyclery/ JW flooring racing team was the best one out there !!!