Val di Sole UCI – Round #7 (Final)

Congrats to Aaron Gwin 🇺🇸 & Pompon 🇫🇷 for their respective overall Downhill UCI World Cup win !

Here is Gwin final victory after Greg Minnaar unlucky run 😦

2017 UCI Downhill World Cup was amazing with a ranking that was decided at last round ! The podium of final Val di Sole Round #7 men race seems to be particularly promising for France 🇫🇷 for 2018 with Amaury Pierron, Loïc Bruni and Loris Vergier ranked #2, #3 and #4… and in women Pompon back quite confident and regular !

Moreover 2018 will have new stages ! A fact that was so uncommon in the last seasons : Round #1 will be in April in Lošinj, Croatia 🇭🇷 !

Now next stage : the Cairns Worlds !

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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).

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 !

Val di Sole Worlds – Forecast

Here are a few riders shot in Andorra last week-end that could finish on the podium in Val di Sole !

Will Aaron Gwin get hist first rainbow jersey in Italia ?

Aaron Gwin with YT Team members - Vallnord #7 - 2016.
Aaron Gwin with YT Team members – Vallnord #7 – 2016.

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Vallnord UCI Round #7 – Race

Congratulations to Aaron GWIN and Rachel ATHERTON for their 2016 UCI DH overall wins !

Aaaron Gwin - Final Run - Vallnord.
Aaaron Gwin – Final Run – Vallnord.

Vallnord men race has been exciting thanks to the rain up to hail for the last riders. Look at Aaron Gwin pants above : that’s not anymore the qualifying dusty track !

Vallnord theater of the UCI DH World Cup Final before the rain.
Vallnord theater of the UCI DH World Cup Final before the rain.

All the best for Sam BLENKINSOP after his big crash in the second part of the track.

Danny HART won his 3rd Round in a row running under a massive rain : how is that possible ? Congratulations for this epic battle for the overall win.

Danny HART - Final Run - Vallnord.
Danny HART – Final Run – Vallnord.

Some more pictures will follow here in the next days !