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Source: Chumba Racing

Immediately following an 8th place finish in the Jeep 48 Straight Dual Slalom event (to air on prime time TV soon) I headed out for the Masters Worlds in France.
I felt prepared and pretty strong before I left, especially after getting a little lucky at the Jeep race and making it through the first bracket where I was head to head with Brian Lopes.

The course this year in France was very different from that of last year. Same dirt but the design was TOTALLY different. It was very fast and open up top, then all steep, rough, tech, and off camber woods down bottom. Way more intense than last year, way more tech, but not as long.

Needless to say, I was able to grace the podium at the Masters Worlds for my 5th time. Once again, I fell about a second off the top spot, with a strong 2nd place finish. The turnout was ridiculous, so I can't complain. There were over 700 riders from all over the globe this year. As great as it is, it is tough to finish just off the top spot once again.

The bike worked super good, and it feels good to be back on a Chumba. The Maxxis tires, SRAM drivetrain, Rockshox Suspension, Avid brakes and Diety bars, all worked so darn good that I can't use any of it as an excuse. I was definitely the weak link in the equation.

Other cool news was that my former Chumba teammate and friend, Shaums March, also finished 2nd in the Masters 1 category.

- Lars Tribus