Via Team Young Guns
Lauren Rosser (Team Young Guns/Gravity) won a bronze medal last weekend at the Champery Switzerland 2011 UCI world championships in junior women’s downhill. After a whole week of training in dry and sunny weather on race day it rained hard making for difficult conditions on the steep track “when race time came it surprised me at how slick and gnarly it got. This was a challenging race and I focused on making it down the course. As the split times said I was back 14 seconds and made up all my time on the 2nd half of the course. I got to sit in the hot seat for a couple riders then got bumped to 2nd place and as the last rider came down I got bumped to 3rd! I was happy with my race I was trying to get down in one piece and I did” said Rosser.
Lauren also competed in the XC race earlier in the week “The weather was really nice on race day for Cross Country, perfect racing weather. The course was demanding and technical with steep climbs, my kind of course. I placed 27th in a race that I had higher expectations for but due to a Stomach flu the night before I was happy to finish. All in all it was a great trip with lots of memories and new friends made. Thank you Canadian Cycling, coaches, managers, mechanics, massage therapist, team mates and Shimano Commencal Young Guns. I hope to make many more memories like this.”