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Anthony Poulson

I’m 18 years old from, Quebec and I’ve been riding bikes since the age of 10. I usually ride in Bromont, which is also one of my favourite place to be during the summer. I started racing when I was 15 and have never stopped. I just love pushing myself and I love the feeling of crossing the finish line after a good run. I got the opportunity to ride with Kona in 2015 which made racing a more serious priority. I just finished my Juniors year which means that I'm moving into the Elite category this year. It’s a big step but I’m really excited to see what I can do.

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DISCIPLINES / RIDING OR RACING FOCUS

Downhill

KONAS IN YOUR QUIVER

Kona Operator and Process 153CR

DATE OF BIRTH

July 15, 1999

RIDING WITH KONA SINCE

2015
PERSONAL TOUCHES ON YOUR BIKES

I like to ride with a semi-slick tyre in the back if conditions are good.

PRE-RIDE RITUALS

Not really. I just try to be focused by thinking of the track and by doing couple of exercises and I'm good to go.

FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE

I like being at home and riding Bromont, but riding in Whistler is definitely something else!

WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

I'm from a small town call St-Constant in Quebec, and I still live there.

GOALS FOR THE 2018 SEASON

I would like to qualify at all the races and get a lot of experience with my first year in Elites, but representing Canada at worlds is probably my biggest goal.

THREE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU

1

People call me Ant-man.

2

My first language is French.

3

I love Chipotle.

FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2017

I have so many good memories from 2017. The first one would be qualifying 11th at Lourdes. Even though it wasn't the final result, it still gave me some confidence for the season and showed me I could do it. The second would be getting to race a World Cup at home and finishing in the top 15. Then, to finish on the podium at the Canadian Open in Whistler the week after was something I was happy about. The last one would be spending a couple extra weeks in Australia after worlds riding and doing things we can't do at home. I had so much fun this year and I'm really looking forward to what this year has in store.

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

NETFLIX OR YOUTUBE?

Netflix. I like watching a series when I have nothing else to do.

SNEAKERS OR
FLIP-FLOPS / SANDALS?

Flip Flops. Because they are very suitable for a Quebec winter.

WHAT’S WORSE:
LAUNDRY OR DISHES?

Dishes. It’s harder and takes longer to do the dishes.

WOULD YOU RATHER BECOME A NINJA OR A PIRATE?

Ninja. Riding bikes would be pretty hard with one eye and a wooden leg.

PHONE CALL OR TEXT?

Text. It's just easier but call if it's really important.

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