2011 DH World Championship - Monster Specialized

Sep 7, 2011
by Tyler Maine  

Australian Troy Brosnan won his second junior downhill world championship title in a row at the UCI Mountain Bike Worlds in Champery, Switzerland, on Sunday afternoon.

Rain started the morning of the competition and only got stronger all day. It made a very technical track even more technical and many of the top racers were crashing and slipping all over during their final runs.

Brosnan defeated 57 other juniors to take his second consecutive rainbow-striped jersey in a time of 3:51.503. He was the third last junior man down the hill and beat the time of the previous best rider, David Trummer (Austria) by more than 12 seconds.

"It feels amazing. Winning this one was harder than the first one," said Brosnan. "I can't believe it."


Title image by Fraser Britton

Race run for Troy Brosnan. Diving into the finish and a sea of fans after a run that was one big moment in the mud of Champery. World Champion for the second time at the age of 18.


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41 Comments

  • 24 0
 Yer Troy! Future of Australian DH right there. Will be great to see Sam back in form next season, you can see the hunger in his eyes, bring itttt.
  • 19 0
 7th place while he is not in form... Not bad at all... Sam is a machine
  • 11 16
flag derpdownthehill (Sep 7, 2011 at 19:37) (Below Threshold)
 Anybody know why the bottom of their bikes say S-WORKS?
  • 7 0
 because its specialized "black box" program those are carbon demos.
  • 1 3
 He wont be the future, he IS THE PRESENT
  • 2 4
 S-works just mean its the top of the line bike, like trek call thire top bike 9.9, and by those names it's likely to be carbon which is it Big Grin
  • 4 0
 @themagicturtle, thanks! On another note, why the hell was it necessary to neg prop me? I was just asking a question >.>
  • 8 0
 I have to give huge props to Fairclough as well. Riding with just one knee, and getting 4th place; that's his best run of the season, and in the sh*ttiest condition to boot Eek Fairclough is still one of the best. Heal up meng, and tear it up next year!
  • 1 0
 he is going to be soo fast when his knee heals! he is the most stylish rider and i love watching him!
  • 7 0
 Finally there was a review for Specialized Monster team!!!! The whole season I would be on youtube constantly watching the videos the team had from each world cup race, meanwhile CRC, Lapierre, Atherton project all had their video's on the forum!
  • 3 0
 GT too
  • 4 0
 yeah sorry, i was in EXCITEMENT mode and forgot about a few!
  • 6 0
 its good see that specialized has done a bit of media work with them. Coz Sam is talking alot more than he used to and brosnan seems happy on camera!! PR guys dream!
  • 9 0
 Hill is such a competitor, always gives it his all, and never blames anyone else or anything else when he doesn't win. True legend of the sport!
  • 9 0
 GOOD JOB for the whole Specialized Monster Team.Let's not forget the people working background.
  • 3 0
 Well put
  • 2 0
 This whole team has sooooooo much potential, if they all manage to stay injury free in the off season and come back in 2012, Spesh' has a good chance at having all 3 spots on the podium!
  • 1 0
 for me sam had a incredible riding with the IH sunday,the transition to specialized make for him a diferent ride style, less brutally compared with his style and you can see the change with his time in wc,hope a better season for you sam Big Grin
  • 1 0
 A decent end to what was otherwise a very disappointing season for the monster team. Injuries killed them this year, next year should be better. Who is the second fastest guy on this team, Sam or Bren-dawg? Hard to say at the moment.
  • 3 0
 Now Monster Specialized will be after a podium with all three of their racers on it! Way to go Troy, what a ripper.
  • 3 0
 Sam may well have won...if it wasn't for that orange rat on his head...it must have been bothering him all the way down...
  • 3 0
 @ryfri66 The bikes in this vid were in fact the carbons. they say S works underneath them. God damn are they beautiful!
  • 2 0
 wot a rider, he has come on soo much this year. Next year is going to be insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Grin
  • 3 0
 awesome video! Troy FTW!!
  • 2 0
 Will the be a new junior for the monster/spec team? Since Troy will be moving to elites next year.
  • 2 0
 that's a very good question. Might seem some movement in the team pre-season. I hope not, but you never now!
  • 2 0
 Great team vid! So psyched to see Troy completely on his game for the big show!
  • 1 0
 Future legend right there. Seems like a level headed kid too, good with the interviews, bit of personality around him. But most importantly flat to the mat pinner.
  • 2 0
 interested when specialized is going to release the carbon demo
  • 3 0
 2013
  • 1 0
 Can''t wait to see Team Monster Next year!
  • 1 0
 2012 will be so INTENSE!!!! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 YEAH Troy Brosnan you the next future australian downhiller to come Big Grin
  • 1 0
 fck love it!
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