Gilles Bertrand Jr. DH Champion of Belgium on Kona Stab Supreme

bertrandLast Sunday, Bertrand Gilles (Team Barracuda-Kona) managed to get his 4th in a row Belgian national title after an epic run on the fast and tight Malmedy course. He isn’t only junior belgian champion but also scored a 3rd overal right behind elite riders Nico Vink and Dave Goris.

Here is what Bertrand had to say after the race, “I’m pretty pleased with the result. The titel was one of my main goal for the 2009 season and i did it! The qualify run went smooth, keeping some on the pedaling section for the final. During the final I had a close call having a big front wheel drift mid course but I managed to stay up and kept enough speed to get my 4th national jersey. I’m stoked as it’s my 3rd titel on a Kona and next year I’ll definitively try to bring the Stab on the elite podium!”

Photo courtesy www.christophebortels.net