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[Racing] Lenzerheide DH Finals Gallery

[Racing] Lenzerheide DH Finals Gallery

09/07/2016
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09/07/2016

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Finally… After battling to get his first world cup win for what seemed like ages, Danny Hart finally did it in Lenzerheide.  Back in 2011 he won World Champs at Champery but in all of these years he never managed to win a World Cup Race until now.  What a race it was.  Aaron Gwin took an early commanding lead after a 19th place qualifier.  Rider after rider just couldn’t seem to touch him.  Not even last year’s winner Greg Minnaar.  For about 90% of his run, Danny was down at the splits but not by much.  It was in the last 20-30 seconds that he started to pull Gwin in.  Incredible racing, in Danny’s words “Sketchy”…

Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum

Danny Hart’s Mondraker Summum

Shortly before Danny’s win, we had a chat with him and went through the details of his bike.  That can be found here.

You can also watch his winning run right here:

Early on this week it looked like there could be a shake up in the Women’s field.  With Tahnee Seagrave winning qualifiers it appeared that she just might be able to take the win from Rachel Atherton…Lo and behold, Rachel would win her 11th consecutive race.  With under a full second lead, it wasn’t by much but she won fair and square.  However, it is nice to see Tahnee nipping at her heels and giving her a run for her money.

In the Juniors, Finn Iles took a commanding lead by a nearly 3 seconds over Elliott Heap.  Clearly this kid has the consistency for the big leads.

Danny Hart - 5 years in the making and well deserved.

Danny Hart – 5 years in the making and well deserved.

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11 Wins in a row.  Insane.

11 Wins in a row. Insane.


Schermata 2016-07-09 alle 14.04.19
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Finn Illes is here to stay.

Finn Illes is here to stay.

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Solid result for Brendog.  8th place and looking pinned.

Solid result for Brendog. 8th place and looking pinned.

Gotta be on top of these things.

Gotta be on top of these things.

Gee Atherton pushing hard but settling for 15th.

Gee Atherton pushing hard but settling for 15th.

Angel Saurez, Gwin's teammate...looking for seconds.

Angel Saurez, Gwin’s teammate…looking for seconds.

Tracey Hannah...catch net pan...homage to Gary Perkin.

Tracey Hannah…catch net pan…homage to Gary Perkin.

Greg Minnaar.  3rd place and so incredibly consistent.

Greg Minnaar. 3rd place and so incredibly consistent.

This was so close for Aaron Gwin.  He was nudge out by under a tenth of a second.

This was so close for Aaron Gwin. He was nudge out by under a tenth of a second.

Bruni will supposedly be back from a broken collarbone just in time for MSA

Bruni will supposedly be back from a broken collarbone just in time for MSA

Tracey feeling the disappointment.  Lenzerhiede was a tough track.

Tracey feeling the disappointment. Lenzerhiede was a tough track.

Finn Iles storming down to another convincing win.

Finn Iles storming down to another convincing win.

You can never quite tell what this man is thinking.

You can never quite tell what this man is thinking.

GRUB

GRUB

Fastest bike in Juniors.

Fastest bike in Juniors.

The moment Rachel knew she (barely) won...

The moment Rachel knew she (barely) won…

Men's podium...What a race!

Men’s podium…What a race!

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