20 years ago here what UCI Downhill Wolrd Cup Round #2 looked like ! Less disc brakes and less embedded cams !
Loïc Bruni won Round #2 2016 DH World Cup ! First win ever for the rainbow jersey holder. Troy Brosnan 2nd : so smooth during training run with Claudio Caluori ; Australian track was sized for its explosive style !
Aaron Gwin 4th. With Loris Vergier 7th and Rémi Thirion 10th frenchies are there in 2016 !
Next is 3rd Mick Hannad embedded cam !
Here they are : top women & men pilots !
Peaty last races before retirement : paddock will miss you in 2017 and next !
Amaury PIERRON – First Podium ever fort him with a #5 : impressive run !
Aaron GWIN did a clean run : sufficient to push BRUNI above the redline…
Steve SMITH is back ! 2013 overall World Cup winner who broke his ankle 3 times in 2015 !
Loïc BRUNI ranked #14 after 3 split times ranking #1 : next time for a first ever World Cup win !
A few more bikes and then up to the track !
No chain ?!
Claudio Caluori’s Scott.
Friction of the chain on the rear triangle ?! Good Luck to Rémi to reach a podium !
Loïc Bruni’s carbon Demo.
Race takes place in Sentier du Pic du Jer.
The race day in the morning track was muddy and rocks very slippery.
Greg Minnaar with an exploded rear wheel.
Mud did not prevent some riders of very confident practice run !
Race to come !
You already know who won… So let’s start from the beginning : a cold night in some pyrenean neighborhood, a few souvenirs, and… the paddock !
A well parked car !
Amazing Pyrenean sight.
And the winner is…
More pictures tomorrow !
He is the man to beat this season for DH World Cup title : Aaron Gwin changed from Specialized to YT but has not lost his style !
The inside Specialized video of the 2015 season start :
One week to wait for 2016 DH campaign start !
Round #2 of EWS and some nice pictures yet on the internet. Cross-check
Argentina – Bariloche.
As per following tweet !
If you don’t understand Catalan well enough : Round #2 is postposned to Fall 2016 and moved to another other site.