[Racing] Leogang World Cup Finals

[Racing] Leogang World Cup Finals

12/06/2016
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12/06/2016

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It was tight tight racing and the dry tires came out today…Some slick spots were still lurking about though.  Remi Thirion spent a fair bit of time in the hot seat until he was bested by Connor Fearon who threw some of the most mental scrubs we’ve ever seen. 2014 winner Ratboy had  a bobble up top and finished a ways back. Luca Shaw was up on Fearon and on form until a slick corner would take him out.  Bernard Kerr would throw down a huge run and take Fearon out by just under half a second, only to get bumped by Greg Williamson by just 7 hundredths of a second.  Troy Brosnan absolutely blew the doors off, up by just about 4.5 seconds on Williamson’s time.

Into the top 5, Minnaar would have a sloppy run, riddled with dabs – but would go into second just 2.3 back on Brosnan. Danny Hart came so close, bumped Minnaar down, but couldn’t topple Troy.  Mike Jones went down and eventually Loris Vergier would finally bump Troy down to 2nd place after besting him by just under a second with a WILD run.  It was all down to Gwin…Game over.  3 seconds up on Vergier, dashing his hopes of a win.

Well in the women’s, Rachel did it…10 races in a row.  Another race, another huge spread.5.3 seconds up this time.  Good to see Miranda Miller back in the ranks and healthy, in 3rd place.

In men’s juniors, Gaetan Vige took the win over Finn Iles by just over half of a second. Elliott Heap, who won qualifiers finished back in 5th.

Conditions this morning were still a bit greasy but dried out as the day went on.

Conditions this morning were still a bit greasy but dried out as the day went on.

Tracy Hannah lining it up.

Tracy Hannah lining it up.

Markus Peckoll in familiar turf

Markus Peckoll in familiar turf

Manon Carpenter

Manon Carpenter with the end in sight.

Finn Iles got so close to another win.

Finn Iles got so close to another win.

Johannes Fischbach suffered a flat. Unfortunate given how good his 8th place qualifier looked.

Johannes Fischbach suffered a flat. Unfortunate given how good his 8th place qualifier looked.

Kurzes Nickerchen vor dem Elite Damen Finale

Mick Hannah out for blood.

Mick Hannah out for blood.

Troy's run was so good. Such a ninja.

Troy’s run was so good. Such a ninja.

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Gee Atherton following someone who clearly knows how to scrub some speed.

Trainingslauf

Danny Hart kämpfte sich auf den 4 Platz

Danny Hart has been uncharacteristically consistent this year.  4th place.  He’s been up there every round.

Loris Vergier must be stoked. 2nd place already in his first year in elites.

Loris Vergier must be stoked. 2nd place already in his first year in elites.

Minnaar looking for another win.

Minnaar looking for another win. May as well get to 20.

Tahnee Seagrave. 5 seconds off for second place.

Tahnee Seagrave. 5 seconds off for second place.

Gee has had a rough year so far. Lots of crashes. He's tough as nails and persevering though.

Gee has had a rough year so far. Lots of crashes. He’s tough as nails and persevering though.

Greg Minnaar gratuliert dem überglücklichem Loris Vergier

Greg Minnaar congratulating Loris Vergier

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Joe Smith steezing.

Platz 1 für Aron Gwin

#1 plate for  Aron Gwin

Troy Brosnan auf Platz 3

Troy Brosnan wants another win so bad.  It’s freakish how smooth and composed he is.

und er hat es wieder geschafft- Aaron Gwin entschied den Weltcup für sich und dieses Jahr ganz ohne technische Probleme. Obwohl wir in Leogang sind.

After a great deal of bad luck in Austria, Aaron Gwin gets down the hill in first place by a huge spread…..with NO mechanicals.

Das war der Sieg für Aron Gwin

HUGE win for Gwin.

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Bath time. Nice job.

 

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