When we spoke with Maghalie Rochette (Specialized / Feedback Sports) earlier this summer, she said a big goal for this season was racing well at the U.S. World Cups.
What she did not share is that she had a dream for Saturday’s Jingle Cross World Cup—sharing a podium with friend, mentor and former teammate Katerina Nash (Clif Pro Team).
On Saturday, that dream came true. Rochette got perhaps a bit overexcited early, attacking in Lap 2, but then in a group with Nash and Clara Honsinger (Team S&M CX), Rochette used her summer training on a ski hill near her Quebec home she nicknamed “Mt. Krumpit” to dash up the run-up and get a gap in the penultimate lap she would not give up.
When Nash followed her in a close second, Rochette’s World Cup dream came true.
We chatted with her after her win. Hear what the Canadian had to say about her special day at the Grinch’s lair.
Interview: Jingle Cross World Cup Winner Maghalie Rochette