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The Race for Gold

Trina had the closest, most exciting race of the day. She and the French champion battled the whole race, each trading the lead during their duel. The clip doesn't do the depth or the difficulty of the sand justice though. The beach was 4-10" of sugar-like, wheelsucking powder, and without enough speed or skill, you could only ride several feet. To see Trina ride the whole beachhead in some instances, was a true testament to her skill (and svelte weight!). The male 60+ rider seen in between them later in the clip proved to be her undoing though, as he fouled-up Trina in a slow technical section of the race, when the gap to the leader was only a scant 6 seconds. Without mishap, it could have been Trina, and Blackmarket Racing, with the gold on the top step of the podium for 2007! We'll see what 2008 brings...stay tuned.

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