Mountain bike downhill World Cup
Watch the winning works, near misses and huge crashes from these days on Lenzerheide World Cup
A blunder on penultimate place might have cost Frenchman Loïc Bruni his first World Cup success, but these days ended up being Greg Minnaar’s time. The South African became more successful Downhill World Cup racer of all time in Lenzerheide, taking his eighteenth profession triumph.
The brutally harsh track set claim to both bicycles and riders as arid conditions kept the earth scorched and dusty.
Men’s battle report and action
Inside men’s battle brand new Zealand’s Eddie Masters, probably one of the most entertaining men regarding the circuit, revealed us exactly what else he’s with the capacity of by establishing the early pace with an occasion of 3m 05.588s. Australia’s Dean Lucas ultimately toppled the Kiwi with a period that began to look virtually out of reach, until Minnaar took to the track.
See Minnaar’s winning run below
The 20-year-old Dean Lucas completed in 3rd place behind Loïc Bruni, with Troy Brosnan in 4th and Gee Atherton in 5th.
With Josh Bryceland picking right up a flash injury during morning rehearse, Connor Fearon groing through the bars and Aaron Gwin not able to hold all of his lines, Greg Minnaar’s cool mind and useful knowledge became the difference on everyday that tested society's best to the limitations.
And let us not forget Canada’s Stevie Smith. The 2013 World Cup champion had been searching back again to his destructive self in Lenzerheide, while New Zealand’s Brook Macdonald additionally made the utmost effective 10. There’s far more ahead from the two riders.
A Fantastic 23rd World Cup winnings for Minnaar © Bartek Woliński
Women’s battle report
When you look at the women’s field it absolutely was once again success for Rachel Atherton, just who secured the woman under developed Cup winnings consecutively.
A storming run from Atherton and a 5 2nd lead © Bartek Woliński
Rachel celebrates the woman under developed cup winnings consecutively © Bartek Woliński
It was Atherton's 23rd career World Cup win, and her 3rd in a row for 2015.
We don’t think I would’ve taken the winnings today if Emmeline hadn’t crashed, it’s a fairly wild track also it’s so dry. Us British women aren’t accustomed operating in the dried out! I’m glad used to don’t stop trying and persevered to your end.
Fastest qualifier and last lady regarding mountain, Emmeline Ragot, was up at split one. Throwing up the dust and pressing it into the limitation she ended up being searching quickly and mad. Overcooking a jump, she landed front wheel heavy, only managing to keep onto the bike, losing valued time.
Yet not discouraged by this near crash she had been straight back on complete fuel speeding to the forests in which she clipped a pedal and slid out. Nonetheless fighting right until the final Ragot crossed the range in an admirable fifth destination.
It absolutely was a great run from Carpenter, which took second spot when you look at the Lenzerheide temperature and it looks like the lady past enchantment of misfortune might be over.
Manon Carpenter finished in 2nd place © Bartek Woliński
However, similar can’t be stated for Swiss driver Emilie Siegenthaler just who punctured high-up when you look at the course. Leading the woman bike down the high track the tyre ultimately gave up and arrived off the rim. Welcomed to the finish arena by a hearty residence group, the Pivot rounds driver had to operate the woman mangled wheel throughout the line.
Tracey Hannah straight back on type after a shoulder injury © Bartek Woliński
Tracey Hannah seems to have gotten within the neck damage she suffered in round one and landed third destination, with Morgane Charre in 4th.