The 2017 Season is Underway for Titouan Carod27. March 2017, Marseille — Melanie Leveau — MTB Team
The first round of the Mountain Bike French Cup saw Titouan Carod racing for the very first time in his new BMC colors.
Titouan Carod (23) went into race determined to make his new team proud. After a strong start, for which is known, he took control of the race early, together with World Number 3 Maxime Marotte. Both riders worked hard together to create a big gap on the chasing group…until the second last lap - when Carod blew up. “I couldn’t push on the pedals anymore. I had nothing left” he said after crossing the finish line in 9th position, 1’40’’ behind Marotte. “I can’t really explain what happened but I prefer to remember that I was in the lead for a major part of the race. I’m pleased with that.”
Julien Absalon was also on the start line. The European Champion struggled with allergies for the first 40 minutes of the race to eventually take the 4th place.
Full results of the French Cup in Marseille here.
Both Absalon and Carod will race the third round of the Internazionale d’Italia in Montichiari, Italy next Sunday. The BMC MTB Racing Team will be complete for the first time this season, Absalon and Carod will be joined by their Swiss teammates, Forster, Flückiger and Indergand.
Photo: Armin Küstenbrück / EGO Promotion