2012 title hopeful Kyle Croxall is confident he has what it takes to skate to glory in Quebec City after leading a 33-strong Canadian field through Friday night's Elimination Round and into Saturday's final 64.
After the Elimination Round tonight I'm feeling good. That was just an easy run to get into tomorrow.
I like the track a lot. It was a little bit slower because of the conditions out here. I hope it’ll be fixed up for tomorrow night. I qualified better than in the last couple of races so I’m feeling pretty good going into it and can’t wait until tomorrow.
It was a smooth run – it gets you in the mood. You don’t want to be battling it out with anyone. You just want to get out in front and stay out front.
The other Canadian riders did very well tonight as well. Even the new ones are going to be good. In this country they’ve probably been skating since they were two years old so that’s the main reason Canadians do so well in this sport.
I’m going to relax now, sleep in tomorrow and then prepare for the race. I’m feeling good, so it’s time to get ready and then hopefully kill it tomorrow.
It’s always my favourite race of the year. There’ll be 100,000 Canadians cheering us on. All my family are here and I’ve probably got about 50 friends here as well. They’re all here to support me and Scott.
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