As every year, the UCI World Championships are the highlight of the season and even though it is the same thing every year, the atmosphere is special and hard to describe. We left Lenzerheide without medals in the end, but we were absolutely in reach of the podium and we had a good time. Check out the video clip from Björn Hunger as pictures say more than 1000 words.
Laurie and Brook were on a mission. Both were capable of going home with a medal and maybe even with the rainbow jersey.
Apart from the three main riders Laurie, Brook and Mike, the MS Mondraker team was represented by Brage Vestavik, Johannes von Klebelsberg and Junior Patrik Butler.
Victory and defeat are close together. Brook won the qualification with some mistakes in his run and even though we knew that this was just qualification, it raised our hopes for finals. A crash in his final run dashed his chances to go home with a medal.
Time is flying. This year was already Laurie’s third Elite World Championships. With three podiums in his pocket, Laurie had realistic chances to win a medal, but he also suffered from a persistent ankle injury, which made it impossible for him to start in Mont Sainte Anne and held him back in La Bresse this year.
Video: Björn Hunger/ Photos Nathan Hughes