Leogang – World Cup DH #3

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Gwin is back ranking 1st after more than one year without top podium !

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2017 will be tigh is this sure. Loris pushed hard : enough to reach 2nd before his teammate Greg Minnaar but not sufficient to win a first World Cup Round !

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In women elite category nor Tahnee neither Manon reached to beat Tracey Hannah.

Put yourself in this guys shoes... Feels kinda okay being the best doesn't it?

Best wishes to Rémi Thirion after his qualiying massive crash (collar bone).

Fort William – World Cup DH #2

Impressive win from Greg Minnaar : 7th win in Fort Bill for him ! He is the first downhill mtb pilot ever to reach 20 Round victories ! Overall results here. Jack Moir 2nd what a surprise ! Aaron Gwin 3rd. Marcelo Guttiérrez and Rémi Thirion complete the podium. Huge disappointment for Danny Hart after a crash in the most technical section in the woods.

 

In woman due to Rachel Atherton injury : Tracey Hannah won. Myriam Nicole 2nd.

 

Round #1 Lourdes – Qualifying Results

Impressive French riders at the top for elite men qualifying results whereas British took the lead for Women !

|-------+------------------|
|  Rank |  Pilot           |
|-------+------------------|
|  1    | Loris Vergier    |
|  2    | Loic Bruni       |
|  3    | Luca Shaw        |
|  4    | Danny Hart       |
|  5    | Aaron Gwin       |
|-------+------------------|
|-------+------------------|
|  Rank |  Pilot           |
|-------+------------------|
|  1    | Tahnee Seagrave  |
|  2    | Rachel Atherton  |
|  3    | Manon Carpenter  |
|-------+------------------|

As usual Aaron Gwin not necessarily pushing hard at training !

Last year also Tahnee was #1 before Rachel at Qualifying Results.

The overall results this afternoon !

UCI World Cup Calendar

This year no more than 7 Rounds : very nice ! No big news : pretty much as in 2016.

|--------+---------------+------------------+--------------|
|  Round |  Date         |  Spot            |  Country     |
|--------+---------------+------------------+--------------|
|  #1    |  April 29-30  | Lourdes          |  FR          |
|  #2    |  June 3-4     | Fort William     |  SC          |
|  #3    |  June 10-11   | Leogang          |  AU          |
|  #4    |  July 1-2     | Vallnord         |  AND          |
|  #5    |  July 8-9     | Lenzerheide      |  CH          |
|  #6    |  August 5-6   | Mont-Sainte-Anne |  CAN          |
|  #7    |  August 26-27 | Val di Sole      |  IT          |
|--------+---------------+------------------+--------------|

Countdown : one month before season starts !