One of Canada’s most promising long course rookies, Jack Laundry has been having a fantastic season in his first year on the 70.3 circuit. A podium and an 8th place finish at the Ironman 70.3 North American championship last month confirm to him that the hard work he’s been putting in with coach James Loaring and the Guelph, Ont.-based Hurdle Project is paying off.

Laundry is also riding a new bike this year. His recent partnership with Felt has him riding a new IA which we profiled last month but got a closer look at this weekend. Laundry talks about his new ride, his hunger for a podium finish this weekend and more in our pre-race chat.