Day 4 here at the US Open just got wrapped up, and this marks the ending of the US Open of Mountain Biking here at Diablo Freeride Park in Vernon New Jersey. Here is a photo documentary of what went on with today's action.Check inside for photos...
Today was a super exciting day at the US Open here at Diablo Freeride Park because it was the Pro Mens Downhill Finals! Many riders did their best to post a good time but at the end of a race day their can only be one winner, and your winner this year is Trek World Racing's Andrew Neethling!
Trek has been looking fast all weekend, not to mention their race kits make them look fast even when they are standing still! Here are some photos from today's action documenting the festivities!
Your 2010 US Open Pro Mens Downhill Winner - Andrew Neethling looking FAST
Neethling awaiting his win - pressure was on
Canadian Boy Steve Smith cleaned up with a 4th place here...
and has been growing a killer Western style beard!
Trek's Tracy Moseley won it for the women - way to clean up Trek World Racing!
Monster Energy Specialized rider Sam Hill has been recovering from a knee injury he received in the off season...
but was getting back up to speed this weekend with a 5th place finish.
One of Sam's two team mates Brendan Fairclough won the Giant Slalom event, but couldn't top Sam's time to get on the podium. 6th place finish for the young gun.
Trek must be doing something right. Justin Leov finished in 3rd place, right behind Gee Atherton.
After the Downhill finals the award's ceremonies were held we all headed over for the awards ceremonies. The winners cleaned up and will be rocking new Status snowboards this winter as well! Andrew Neethling got lucky and received a BIG bottle of Grey Goose Vodka instead of champagne. Along with winning $7500!!
Neethling claiming his winnings for the Downhill.
Tracy Moseley doing the same on the womens side.
Brendan Fairclough taking the top spot for the Giant Slalom event.
Jill Kintner claiming the prize money for the womens Giant Slalom event.
Congrats to Trek World Racing for winning both Downhill events! Top guns on that team!
Mega Props goes out to the Diablo Freeride Park employees! They hosted an awesome event this year. See you all next year!
More pics from Fraser Britton here
Good day and good night from Diablo Freeride Park!
.More pics from Ian Hylands Here