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 !

Leogang UCI Round #4 – Race

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2nd win of the 2016 campaign for Aaron Gwin.

Leogang was also the theater of a great run for Loris Vergier finishing 2nd. This a good result after having qualifying 2nd yesterday.

Qualifying in peloton mode.

His qualifying time had be estimated dubtful because he could have been pulled out by Ratboy but not al all : Loïc Bruni ‘s Specialized Gravity teammate is a great rider and realized his best UCI World Cup result ever !

Troy Brosnan finished 3rd. Danny Hart and Greg Minnaar complete the podium.