Raphaela took 6th at the Leogang DH World Cup and then finished second to Isabeau Courdurier at the Les Orres EWS.( Photos: 8 )
Australia currently has seven riders across both disciplines ranked in the top 20 in the world. Tracey Hannah Eleven-time National champion Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR) is one of the favourites in the elite women’s downhill after claiming two World Cup wins so far this season in Leogang, Austria and Les Gets, France. Hannah is also the current overall World Cup series leader after five rounds. It will be the Cairns riders ninth World Championships, with a bronze medal her best elite result coming in 2017, ’16, ’15 and ’13. Troy Brosnan (Canyon Factory Racing Team) has been `Mr Consistency’ this season with podiums at all five World Cup races. Troy Brosnan The last time the current Australian sleeve holder stood on the elite steps at a World Championship was five years ago in Hafjell, Norway where he finished third. However, Brosnan tasted success at the venue back in 2010 where he won his first junior World Championship title. Last year’s junior downhill silver medallist Kye A’Hern (Canyon Factory Racing Team) will have his eye on going one better when he races on the final day of competition. Five junior downhill riders will experience their first-ever World Championship, while Michael Hannah (Polygon UR) is the most experienced in the team competing at his 16th. Rebecca McConnell (PMR Racing Team), who currently sits eighth overall in the UCI World Cup points standings after three top 10 finishes, leads the way for the cross-country riders. Dan McConnell Sarah Tucknott Cameron Wright (Giant Factory Off-Road Racing), who finished sixth in the juniors at Lenzerheide, Switzerland last year will step up to the Under 23 category. Nine of the junior cross-country riders are also making their world champs debut in Mont Sainte-Anne. Riders will be assisted by a team of 11 support staff. This is the third time MSA has hosted the World Championships, with around 700 athletes expected to converge on the famed ski and mountain bike resort. RIDERS LIST Cross-Country Women: Holly Harris (Elite) Rebecca McConnell (Elite); Katherine Hosking (U23); Sarah Tucknott (U23); Megan Williams (U23); Zoe Cuthbert (Junior); Holly Lubcke (Junior); Phoebe Thompson (Junior); Emily Wooster (Junior). Cross-Country Men: Cameron Ivory (Elite); Sebastian Jayne (Elite); Daniel McConnell (Elite); Reece Tucknott (Elite); Luke Brame (U23); Callum Carson (U23); Matthew Dinham (U23); Cameron Wright (U23); Piper Albrecht (Junior); Nick Chisholm (Junior); Zach Larsson (Junior); Cooper Jessen (Junior); Liam Johnston (Junior); Domenic Paolilli (Junior); Corey Smith (Junior). Downhill Men: Troy Brosnan (Elite); Dean Lucas (Elite); Connor Fearon (Elite); Jackson Frew (Elite); Michael Hannah (Elite); Jack Moir (Elite); Ben Zwar (Elite); Oliver Zwar (Elite); Darcy Coutts (Elite – Reserve); Kye A’Hern (Junior); Will Arblaster (Junior); Joshua Arcus (Junior); Ethan Corney (Junior); Cooper Downey (Junior); Luke Meier-Smith (Junior); Jaxon Sawyer (Junior). Downhill Women: Sian A’Hern (Elite); Danielle Beecroft (Elite); Tracey Hannah (Elite); Cassie Voysey (Junior). The post MTBA Announces 2019 World Championships Team appeared first on Flow Mountain Bike.
Who better to test the suitability and shred vibes of the Epic Bikepark Leogang than Aaron Gwin? The post Watch: Aaron Gwin’s Day Off appeared first on Mountain Bike Action Magazine.
Who better to test the suitability and shred vibes of the Epic Bikepark Leogang than Aaron Gwin? In 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Downhill star took the win in Leogang and finished second in 2018. But the US-American thus suffered some setbacks on the “Speedster” track. In 2012, his brakes malfunctioned, 2014 is a flat in the upper section. In 2015, he snapped his chain coming out of the gate, but he did not let that stop him – taking the win even without his chain – a feat that is both legendary and remarkable. Following this year’s World Cup, the Leogang lover spent a few days in Epic Bikepark Leogang and spent some days shredding the different trails.
Aaron Gwin takes a day off from racing to shred the Leogang bike park( Photos: 10 )
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
With number 69 on his board and jeans on his legs, Johannes Von Klebelsberg definitely made an impression in Leogang.( Photos: 5 )