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The event attracted 34,000 visitors to the region, with an average daily spend for international visitors coming in at €106.( Photos: 3 )
After the UCI DH World Championships of Mont-Sainte-Anne last week, the best downhillers in the world are back to challenge each other in the World Cup circuit at the final event of the season in Snowshoe, West Virginia that for the first time in history hosts an event of this magnitude in the world of MTB. As can be seen from the course preview, Snowshoe offers two sections, the first and the final one, with numerous jumps and banks on a very hand built course, while the central part is ragged and natural. Today’s qualifying sees Danny Hart again in the lead, as in the qualifications of the Worlds of Mont-Sainte-Anne and the last round in Lenzerheide, with two and a half tenths of a second between him and the newly confirmed World Champion, Loïc Bruni. Third place in front of the home crowd for the American Charlie Harrison. Troy Brosnan continues with consistent results to collect important points for the overall, ending in fourth place while Greg Williamson landed in 5th. After missing out on gold in MSA, Tracey Hannah returned to first place in Snowshoe qualifying, besting her direct rival in the overall title race, Marine Cabirou, by more than two and a half seconds. Third position, almost 10 seconds back, went to the new World Champion, Myriam Nicole. Right behind we find Veronika Widmann in a promising fourth position, followed by Sian A’Hern in fifth place. In the Junior field, the qualifying heat sees the two new world champions in each category dominate on the US track, Kye A’Hern and Valentina Höll. Complete results: Snowshoe qualifications Elite Men Elite Women Junior Men Junior Women Tomorrow the final round will be played with the live stream on Red Bull TV.
Today's eMTB winner took the U23 XC World Championships last year in Lenzerheide as well.( Photos: 1, Comments: 5 )
Racing a DH World Cup season without a team, without sponsors and alongside a job, Joannes Von Klebelsberg knows that anything is possible! Now better known as the "Denim Destroyer", we followed him to Lenzerheide to find out who he is, how he got there and what’s so special about those jeans... The post Watch: One day with Johannes Von Klebelsberg appeared first on Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
Remy Metailler and Seth Sherlock ride down a steep and gnarly trio of trails, Sourkraut, Chossy’s Slabs and Gouranga.( Photos: 1, Comments: 1 )
Above the realms of Lenzerheide bike park is a whole new world full of all-mountain enduro riding to explore.( Photos: 39, Comments: 1 )
Racing a DH World Cup season without a team, without sponsors and alongside a job, Joannes Von Klebelsberg knows that anything is possible! Now better known as the “Denim Destroyer”, we followed him to Lenzerheide to find out who he is, how he got there and what’s so special about those jeans… Can you please tell us about yourself? Hello, I am Joannes Von Klebelsberg, little bit of a difficult name! I come from the northern part of Italy, it’s a German speaking part of Italy so that’s why I have a German name. I am 24 years-old and I work in Munich during the time I don’t ride bikes. What is your job in Munich? I run a restaurant with a traditional South Tyrolien kitchen. Northern Italian Kitchen. Where did you find a COMMENCAL BIKE ? I knew I would be a privateer this year and I was searching for a bike because my old bike was not so good anymore, there were some parts missing… And I was checking what the best bike of last year was, by the results in World Cups. So for me it was the COMMENCAL and then I bought it, on the internet like a normal customer. Yeah I bought it! End of story. Everybody knows you as the “Denim Destroyer” but what is the story behind you riding in jeans at World Cups? If you can buy a bike, you can bike pants? Haha that’s true! I have so many pants at home! For the first World Cup in Maribor, I was supposed to ride my pants from last year. It’s not a special story, we just went to a store to get food and there was also this clothing store where I saw the denim pants. Some privateer riders or people who just ride for fun ride in jeans and I said, if it’s stretchy enough, I will race in them. I tried them on, they were really comfortable and I did the race in them. Afterworlds, I realised I felt really comfortable in them so I love my pants, that’s why I am still wear them! As you are having a good season, what are your expectations for next year? I am always really careful with expectations… You can say you don’t want to give you an answer about that right now… Actually I don’t have any expectations. I look at it race to race. This year, everything went different to what I thought. I didn’t know I would be so good. So I really have no expectations. I didn’t have any expectations for this year, I just wanted to have fun. I am still well trained, I train a lot but not on the downhill bike, I don’t have much time on the downhill bike. But in the morning and the evening I train to be fit at races. World Cup racing is tough. The most important thing for me is to have fun and take it easy.