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Dramatic pictures are always a given in Leogang!

Dramatic pictures are always a given in Leogang!

No one can claim race number 3 of the World Cup series was lacking in excitement! There was excitement across all classes but before we go there the requisite weather report – sunshine! Across all categories, all day, which kept things fair, there was some changes in the wind but whether that had any bearing on the results is a moot point.

Despite the cloud rolling across the valley the weather played the game.

Despite the cloud rolling across the valley the weather played the game.

Early racing was when the juniors were on track showing their mettle… local junior female hope Val Holl took the win even with a crash! In the junior men’s Kye A’Hern claimed his second victory, by just 0.05 seconds…

With juniors finished it was senior women next on course.

With juniors finished it was senior women next on course.

Kaos Seagrave with style for miles!

Kaos Seagrave with style for miles!

Kaos Seagrave 1-11

Rachel Atherton took her first win in a year, with a few crashes through the rest of the field,  Tracey Hannah grabbed a exciting 3rd place and a big shout out to Sian A’Hern who grabbed 6th!

Tracey Hannah grabbing 3rd place!

Tracey Hannah grabbing 3rd place!

Out the gate and straight into a new right hander!

Out the gate and straight into a new right hander!

Alex Marin tucking for speed on the motorway

Alex Marin tucking for speed on the motorway

The men’s racing had twists and turns with the majority of riders completing their runs without crashing or a mechanical (which after the first 2 races is a welcome relief!). Unfortunately the fastest qualifier, Luca Shaw, did have a crash near the bottom of the course after being right on winning pace. This meant Amaury Pierrion took the second win of his career and the overall in the process… Aaron Gwin couldn’t win his 4th Leogang race in a row and was second. Laurie Greenland was 3rd, Troy Brosnan 4th and rounding out the podium was Loris Vergier. Honourable mention to Connor Fearon in 7th!

Fifth for the young French man Loris Vergier.

Fifth for the young French man Loris Vergier.

Mr Consistent Troy Brosnan in 4th.

Mr Consistent Troy Brosnan in 4th.

Loic Bruni didn't quite have the run he was looking for!

Loic Bruni didn’t quite have the run he was looking for!

It is good to see Brook MacDonald back on speed, in another news he has temporarily (we hope) lost control of his Instagram account...

It is good to see Brook MacDonald back on speed, in another news he has temporarily (we hope) lost control of his Instagram account…

Connor Fearon in 7th, a good result and a upgrade for his plate number!

Connor Fearon in 7th, a good result and a upgrade for his plate number!

Wyn Masters on the hunt!

Wyn Masters on the hunt!

Jordan Prochya made the long journey from Australia to join a growing band of Aussie 'privateers' on the circuit!

Jordan Prochya made the long journey from Australia to join a growing band of Aussie ‘privateers’ on the circuit!

Jordan Prochya-2-12

Finn Illes, the guy can scrub!

Finn Illes, the guy can scrub!

Aaron Gwin finished 2nd but it wasn't enough to keep the overall leaders jersey!

Aaron Gwin finished 2nd but it wasn’t enough to keep the overall leaders jersey!

A few weeks break before we head to Italy for round 4… we can’t wait!

Images: eeriksandstrom

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