MTB rider Ben Goss was riding through the mountain country of Northern Alberta last weekend, one of the most rugged road courses in North America.
But after spending more than three weeks in the mountains, the 25-year-old has learned a valuable lesson: You’re not invincible.
Goss had been training with his father for nearly a year and a half to become a better rider, a path he followed to the end of his career as a pro cyclist.
But when he arrived in Alberta in November, he found himself in a battle for the title of the King of Road.
He finished second in the event, beating out the top-ranked riders.
He was also the only rider to win both the race and the event.
With that, Goss has won the MTB King of The Road for the fifth consecutive time.
The past five years have seen him win the event three times, while winning the MTBA King of Bikes in 2017.
But this time, he’s taking a more personal approach to his new sport.
Gosport said that he has been training for three years and that he is ready to fight for the King.
“I feel like I’m ready to make the big jump,” he said.
“To do it with a bigger team, with more experience, I think it’s going to be a really good year for me.”
Goss won’t be able to compete in the MTBS race, but he said he is confident he’ll be able compete in a Bikesports race and still make it to the top of the podium.
“When I started riding, I was a bit of a late bloomer, I never really got a chance to show my skills,” he told ESPN.
“That’s where the new bike came in, and I’ve been riding with that bike since, so I’m used to that.”
I’ve also been training the whole year, I’ve had a really great time with it.
I feel like it’s all going to come together.
“The winner will receive a $25,000 scholarship from the Bikesport Canada Foundation.
Gross has had a tough year, with a broken collarbone, broken foot and a torn ACL. “
It’s an honor to be chosen to represent Canada in the BMS, especially to represent my country, my hometown, where I grew up, where my dad grew up,” he added.
Gross has had a tough year, with a broken collarbone, broken foot and a torn ACL.
He said he expects to return to competition soon.