Leogang – Day 3 – Finals

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. Continue reading “Leogang – Day 3 – Finals”

Leogoang – Day 1 – Practice

Jackson Frew root deep as riders watch what the fastest line may just be!
Jackson Frew root deep as riders watch what the fastest line may just be!

World Cup number 3 takes us to Leogang, Austria for arguably the most picturesque stop of the year! The stunning mountain vistas welcome everyone to a town that does great schnitzels and really seems to embrace the race each year. A few key points, Dean Lucas is back racing, he has overcome the concussion he sustained in Fort William, his hand is a bit sore but we know how keen Dean is to race! Talking about hands, Aaron Gwin suffered a dislocated thumb and it looks to be quite sore, whether it will slow him down remains to be seen. Continue reading “Leogoang – Day 1 – Practice”

Cairns – Day 5: Finals Quick Results

World Championships - the biggest race of the year!
World Championships – the biggest race of the year!

A quick update from Cairns with more to come! Done and dusted, your 2017 World Championships have been decided in the jungle of far North Queensland. The day started off early with the junior classes as always, with Melanie Chappaz from France the fastest female. In the junior men Matt Walker from Great Britain goes home with a set of the rainbow stripes – hot favourite Finn Iles had some issues in his run and finished 10th. The Aussies had various results with Ben Zwar highest placed in 6th. Continue reading “Cairns – Day 5: Finals Quick Results”

Cairns – Day 4: Practice

Final day of practice today, Bryce Heathcote ready to rock!
Final day of practice today, Bryce Heathcote ready to rock!

Day 4 here in Cairns and today was a day of practice, the last full day before race day tomorrow. The track has started to blow out and the dry conditions mean there are holes hiding everywhere – you only have to look at Rachel Atherton to see this, yesterday she got caught up coming into a corner and went down breaking her collarbone. There was a world championships at the end of the day but more on that end of the article… Continue reading “Cairns – Day 4: Practice”

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