Les Gets – Finals

“Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras”
“In the countryside, do you hear
The roaring of these fierce soldiers?
They come right to our arms”

We couldn’t actually put more of the French national anthem up as it is quite brutal! Speaking of brutal that is what we saw on Saturday the 13th of July, 2019…

1000s of French lined the countryside in Les gets to cheer on their soldiers! With wins in the junior and senior men’s classes it was quite the day for the French. Not to mention they got close in the senior women’s as well – missing out by under a second!

Marine Cabirou came close to her maiden victory, less than half a second behind Tracey Hannah!
Taking the win and the lead in the overall, Tracey Hannah!

The men’s race was something else, with huge crowds it was a true spectacle!

With Brendan Fairclough laying down a flying time early he was in for a long spell on the hot seat, eventually he was ousted! First it was Laurie Greenland who looked like he might have done enough, then Loic Bruni… our heart sank slightly when Troy Brosnan couldn’t take the lead – there was a lot of though he might be the one to upset the French riders on home soil!

Then came Amaury Pierron, from the start of his run through the open top section it was obvious he was on a heater – if he could stay upright! Fortunately for him he did, winning by some 2.5 seconds, a large margin all things considered!

Another solid result for Connor Fearon, he is moving closer to the top 10 in the overall!
Greg Minnaar was just off the podium in 7th, always a threat!
Loris Vergier was riding with an injured wrist but still put down a solid run for the home fans!
It was troy Brosnan’s birthday over the weekend – a win would have been a great present, 4th was still pretty good!

There is a few week’s break until we head to Italy for Val Di Sole, we are at an exciting point of the season, what will the second half bring?

Images: Andy Vathis (Instagram)

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