Downhill Bikes 2014
Featuring Josh Bryceland’s win, Loïc Bruni’s crash and Aaron Gwin’s heroic World Cup run.
Simply once you thought the 2014 Downhill World Cup cannot get any benefit, Santa Cruz Syndicate's Josh Bryceland lit within the Leogang track to claim the very first World Cup win of their career.
Moments from success along with his very first World Cup winnings © Sven Martin
With Loïc Bruni up by 0.5 moments inside the final run, it looked like the French flyer ended up being set to repeat his qualifying victory, but a crash in the bottom associated with "Stairs of Contrast" left Josh Bryceland towards the top of the podium.
The women's competition saw Madison Saracen's Manon Carpenter simply take her second World Cup win of the season with several World Cup champion Rachel Atherton finishing in 2nd.
The fastest lady on hill by over 2 seconds © Sven Martin
Perhaps the most talked-about minute regarding the day originated from Specialized Racing's Aaron Gwin, which, having punctured up towards the top of the track, proceeded to dancing his way-down without any rear tyre in what was one of the more awesome displays of cycle control we've ever before seen.