Team Videos: Val di Sole World Cup DH 2019 [Updated]

Aug 6, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Commencal Vallnord

What happened to the famous Italian Dolce Vita? This Val di Sole edition was another tough one but we managed to finish the weekend with some solid results! Amaury Pierron went up the podium, it’s a top 10 for Rémi Thirion and Thibaut Daprela is still leading the overall.

Unpredictable weather combined with a really difficult track was definitely making everyone’s life harder! The Val di Sole track - nicknamed the ‘Black Snake’ - disturbed everyone this weekend and it didn’t allow for any mistakes. Some apocalipstick conditions for qualies and quite a sunny and dry track for finals forced the riders to play around with the lines, the settings and their heads! It wasn’t a perfect weekend for us but it was for sure a promising one!!



Intense Factory Racing



MS Mondraker

That’s was a great weekend for MS Mondraker Team with Laurie's first world cup victory as icing on top of a strong team performance. We are still in "being stoked" mode and are now heading to Lenzerheide/ Switzerland for the last European world cup round in 2019.



Cube Global Squad
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Polygon UR

Follow our week in Val di Sole Italy for the 6th round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. It was a hard weekend and it took longer than usual to find some kind of rhythm on a very difficult track. Tracey qualifies 1st but finished 2nd still scoring good points into her lead in the series.



Propain Factory Racing

Val Di Sole providing some terrifying and exciting racing this weekend for the team. Henry Kerr qualified for his first Elite finals, Joe and Rudy went through qualis comfortably even in the harsh opposite conditions from practice earlier in the morning and Luke put down a solid run to come 8th on qualification day.
Things took a turn for the worst for Henry near the bottom of his finals run, resulting in brutal crash, knocking him out for several minutes.

Get a look at the action from the Val Di Sole.



Gamux Racing

After the great qualification results of Friday, the boys had to prove themselves on Saturday. Faustin ended up in 37th after a crash Andy ended up in 33th. A solid result, but we know we can do better.



Dorval AM





10 Comments

  • + 8
 Polygon UR are becoming my favorite team to watch and follow and I really enjoy their videos. Keep up the fantastic work and best of luck for the remainder of the season. Anyone know the story about the helmet worn by Mick?
  • + 6
 Sure, Sik Mik was doing an homage to the late Corrado Herin, a great italian downhiller from the 90's who tragically was killed in a plane accident a couple of months ago... And indeed, I too love that Team, their riders and videos!
  • + 1
 If you want a closer look, it’s at the bottom of here: www.pinkbike.com/news/tech-randoms-val-di-sole-world-cup-dh-2019.html
  • + 5
 Teams should be talking about how they survived the sickest track of the year.
  • + 3
 So stoked for Laurie. He had a hard charge last year and seems to be refining his riding.
  • + 1
 Awesome .Thanks for the information. What a great gesture and making it known to the PB community. Really appreciated.
  • + 1
 If you press the ‘reply’ icon at the bottom of the comment you wish to respond to, a separate comment box will appear and your comment will be added to the thread. For continuity.
  • + 2
 Lovin the laid back vibe in commencals video...
  • + 1
 What's the track on the Mondraker vid?
  • + 1
 The Mondraker is the best looking bike on the circuit. Change my mind.

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