In 2004, Les Gets held one of the most exciting world championships in the history of modern DH, won in front of the home crowd by Fabien Barel after Steve Peat who gave him the rainbow jersey fell while he was clearly ahead. After 15 years the spotlight of the global DH scene returned to the renowned resort in the French province of Haute-Savoie, at Portes du Soleil, rekindling things with a gripping fifth round of the 2019 season of UCI DH World Cup. It was a very fast track drawn down open spaces, among pastures made dusty by the continuous battering from bikes, broken up by a middle section of woods, which was technical and rather steep. Under the eyes of a literally delirious crowd, Amaury Pierron attacked the track from beginning to end giving them a show with his unique and dynamic style that led him to win with the honor of the French public. Second place for Loic Bruni who, despite having to give up the top step of a home race podium to his friend Pierron, remains the athlete to have dealt with the forest section – the entire technical section in the woods, in the shortest time. Laurie Greenland closed out in third place with an amazing run carried out with an aggressive and precise style, the first to really raise the pace compared to the athletes who finished before him. Fourth position for Troy Brosnan, impeccable but unfortunately not fast enough, on his birthday however, at least he celebrated deservedly with a podium. The third of the French “three musketeers”, Loris Vergier, closed out the podium with a fifth place that he can’t complain about considering he had just recovered from a bad crash during practice this morning. Hats off to Brendog for a 6th place finish! His best result in quite some time – just 1/10th of a second off of the podium, and great timing with the launch of the new Gambler. The female category without Rachel Atherton, seriously injured here at Les Gets during practice, and without Tahnée Seagrave and Miriam Nicole still in the recovery phase, is lacking key female athletes, however the show was not lacking a hard fought race and a level of competition that was rather high for the athletes on the podium. Tracey Hannah got another win after Vallnord’s first place, besting Marine Cabirou’s time by less than 7 tenths of a second. Third position for the aggressive Italian Mariana Salazar upon her return to the races. Eleonora Farina ended up in fourth place in qualifying and closed out finals in the same spot with a beautiful run. Fifth place for Nina Hoffman while Veronika Widmann finished in sixth place missing the podium by less than 5 hundredths of a second. The domination by Thibaut Daprela and Valentina Höll in their respective Junior categories is now so well established that it almost ceases to be news, except for the fact that the young Austrian athlete just marked a time of almost 1.5 seconds faster than that with the which Tracey Hannah won in the Elite category. Complete results Les Gets Finals – Elite Men Complete results Les Gets Finals – Elite Women Complete results Les Gets Finals – Junior Men Complete results Les Gets Finals – Junior Women World Cup Overall – Elite Men World Cup Overall – Elite Women World Cup Overall – Junior Men World Cup Overall – Junior Women The UCI DH World Cup will be back on track in Val di Sole on 2 and 3 August.
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Sun and dust…a lot of dust, summed up the fourth round of the UCI DH World Cup in Vallnord, on one of the most technical tracks and probably the longest and most physically demanding of the season. Loic Bruni confirmed his performance in qualies and put down the fastest time also in the final. He made good use of both his physical preparation and his talent, even if he progressively slipped a bit on the second part of the track reducing his advantage compared to his split times on the first part. Second place for Loris Vergier who led a spectacular run, clean and aggressive, very exciting. Third place for Troy Brosnan who slipped back into second place in the overall, leaving the leadership to Bruni. Amaury Pierron was unable to bring the team colors to the top of the podium on their home track but must still be pretty happy with the fourth position, followed in fifth by Danny Hart. Great result for privateer Johannes Von Klebelsberg who landed in 14th place, marking one of the best results of the recent history for an Italian DH racer. In 18th place, Luca Shaw would be the only American in the top 20. Rachel Atherton returned to the top step of the podium, after several crashes involving the winner of the qualifier – Nina Hoffman, circuit leader Tracey Hannah and Veronika Widmann. Marine Cabirou made no mistakes and earned second place, followed by Tracey Hannah who, despite her crash, landed in third place and garnered the points necessary to maintain leadership in the overall. Fourth position for Emilie Siegenthaler while Eleonora Farina made it into fifth. In the Junior field, Thibaut Daprela finished in eighteenth place due to a crash midway, leaving the victory to Matteo Iniguez but retaining the overall leadership with a wide margin. Victory was undisturbed instead for Valentina Höll in the female field. Complete rankings Vallnord Finals – Elite Men Complete rankings Vallnord Finals – Elite Women Complete rankings Vallnord Finals – Junior Men Complete rankings Vallnord Finals – Junior Women Overall World Cup – Elite Men World Cup Overall – Elite Women World Cup Overall – Junior Men World Cup Overall – Junior Women The next round of UCI DH World Cup will be held next weekend in Les Gets, France.
The UCI DH World Cup is back on track in Vallnord for the fourth round of the circuit, the turning point of the season on one of the most challenging tracks on the 2019 calendar. Loic Bruni put down the fastest time in the qualifying heat barely finishing ahead of Troy Brosnan. Third position for Amaury Pierron followed by Loris Vergier while fifth place went to David Trummer. With Luca Shaw and Aaron Gwin back in 10th and 14th respectively, Americans seem to be losing their grasp from last year… It was an exceptional performance by Nina Hoffman who landed in first place in the women’s category, finishing ahead of Marine Cabirou and World Champion Rachel Atherton. Fourth place for Emily Siegenthaler and still excellent performances with Veronika Widmann fifth followed by Eleonora Farina in sixth place. Winner of last round in Leogang and circuit leader Tracey Hannah landed back in 13th. There’s very little to report in the Junior area where in both categories the qualifying round was dominated by the leaders of the overall, with Thibaut Daprela first among the boys and Valentina Höll first among the girls. Complete Qualifying Results Vallnord – Elite Men Complete Qualifying Results Vallnord – Elite Women Complete Qualifying Results Vallnord – Junior Men Complete Qualifying Results Vallnord – Junior Women Red Bull TV Live Strem
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The first World Cup is in the books and Loris Vergier and Finn Iles both had a crash in the main race. The Commencal team also was without some of their team but they had some success and they’ve got a recap done as well. Check it all out inside. Red Bull Bike Finn Iles Commencal Santa Cruz Syndicate Winning Runs