Britain's No 1 woman learns to flyTracy Moseley is determined to knock Anne-Caroline Chausson off the World No 1 spot this season and very thorough she's being too. Analysing her weaknesses and working on them hard with the help of her friends and fellow professionals.
Just back from six weeks in southern France and Spain with Anja Rees-Jones, where she worked on her downhill pedaling technique she went straight to Wisley Wood for 4X and jump training with Will Longden (which will feature shortly in MBUK).
"I'm entering 4X to turn myself into a better all round rider and I'm working on my jumping as part of that. Anne-Caro's better in the air than I am and it saves her time over rough sections, she just goes over them. As for the pedaling, I just need that extra speed. I got a taste last season of how close I am to her and I'm up for it now."
How much faster is she than you?
"Anything between one second and ten seconds. Two years ago it was thirty seconds. I'm getting close enough to start shaving the seconds and looking for the top slot."
Tracy, who managed to keep well up with the leading women in the world while doing a Biology degree at Sheffield, is now free to give downhill her best shot.
This year she is inspired by having World Number 5, Fabian Barrel riding with her on Team Kona. Tracy's in action next, from April 9th, on the short but fun Sea Otter course before heading to the south of France for Nico's race.
You can check out the season opener action in Monterey by browsing over to http://www.seaotterclassic.com
To keep in touch with Trace and Team Kona make that http://www.teamkonaclarks.com