Cid Martinez (Victoria, BC representing her home country Bolivia)
PULL: What was your focus during the qualifying rounds of worlds?
CID: The first straight was bothering me. The steepness and depth of the first jump didn’t allow me to manual aggressively. I decided to jump the first double for the first time on the warm up laps. So qualifying was all fine tuning of that jump.
PULL: Was there anything that kept your drive on point in between the long hot days?
CID: The unbelievable support of Dani (my wife) and the fact I was racing with my brother motivated me throughout the day.
PULL: Tell us what was going through your thoughts each time you gated up during the elimination rounds.
CID: Smooth, be smooth! this track was a true example of “less is more” so I reminded myself not to “try too hard” specially on the third and fourth straights.
PULL: Semi main event: All that was needed was top 4 placing, how were you able to keep you composure when you gated up?
CID: I talk to people to keep my mind away from overthinking.. once on the gate, I pictured a smooth fast first straight and I told myself “do what you know, one more lap”
PULL: It can be even more nerve racking than the final itself, what did you do to prepare for what would ultimately be the deciding factor?
CID: Semis are a lot harder than mains in my opinion. I made sure I was fully hydrated throughout the day, not hungry at a