Nigel Ellsay reports on his move to the Jura region of France to race with Velo Club Cyclist Morteau-Montbenoit (VCCMM).
“My second race in Europe, a Swiss Cup ended with a 7th place finish. I am now settled into my team house and am enjoying the lifestyle. I have come over for the season to race with Velo Club Cyclist Morteau-Montbenoit (VCCMM) which is based in the Jura region of France, a full-on Junior team with other international riders from NZ, Ireland and Switzerland – what a place to learn to race with other like-minded Junior riders.
One of the great reasons for doing this is to gain valuable race experience in the European way, learn the lifestyle to better myself for the future and have fun racing with other Juniors week in week out.
So far the French racing has really suited me with undulating courses. I hope to have a great season and will be returning home for a brief break from Europe to race the National Championships, BC Superweek and the Tour d’Abitibi. Thanks to everyone that has helped me get here, this is s dream of mine and I am lucky to have these chances. À bientôt!”