The best Coffee by Johannes Fischbach, GoPro analyzes with Manon Carpenter and the best haircut on the circuit by Faustin Figaret, and of course some crazy fast race action from the World Cup DH in Leogang. A behind the scenes video of the Radon Factory DH Racing Team, by Moritz Zimmermann.
Polygon UR Team
Another exciting weekend of world cup racing in Leogang Austria as we get 3 podiums and with a little bit more luck we could have done even more but we are so stoked to see Tracey Hannah 2nd just 0.6s off the win, her best career results on that track and she is consolidating her leads at the overall ranking and holding tight on that #1.
Team Dorval AM Nicolai
Propain Dirt Zelvy
Hardtail DH runs, carpark haircuts and much more. All the action from the 3rd Round of the World Cup in Leogang.
Third World Cup for the Canyon Factory Team, in Leogang, Austria. Troy Brosnan sits on the podium, in fourth place. Mark Wallace takes the 27th place. Next stop for the team… Crankworx Les Gets!
GT Factory Racing
After a bit of a battle in Fort William last week, the team’s luck has turned. The boys were amped for the fast conditions, loose corners and high-speed jumps of the Leogang Bike Park. After a mechanical Brook had to eject from his bike crashing down a 15ft drop only to put in a solid qualification run the same day. All the boys made it comfortably into the finals and things are looking up again for the GT Factory Racing downhill team.
Sam was having a real fun time, hitting out laps after lap and looking real strong. The root section had most riders confused and with damp spells overnight conditions in this section kept changing. Finishing strong in qualification Sam was eager to put down a good run, where we saw old Sam form, pedalling in the air and fast, loose riding. When it came down to finals he just felt he could not push that extra bit and with times being so tight he finished out 44th. Joe, still recovering from his shoulder injury claimed the track was tame but seemed to be taking out quite a few other riders. With the bike set up for a more smooth, fast track than the prior two rounds, he was looking good, styling through the motorway all practice. In the woods, he was getting lines dialled and in the finals was less than 0.6 seconds off Sam, just scraping inside the top 50.
Henry is learning, with no crashes this weekend we were glad to see him on his feet and smiling. The Canadians unique style over the jumps made for good watching and he wasn't hanging around in the woods either. Like many though, he struggled to hack the pace on such a flat out, tight for time track, missing the final show
After qualifying fastest yesterday on the super quick Leogang track, Aaron Gwin laid down a brilliant final run here today to take his first World Cup win of the season, and his 3rd for The YT Mob. Scoring the maximum 250 points from this weekend sees Aaron move all the way up to 2nd place in the overall series, just 38 points behind current leader Greg Minnaar.