In the heat and humidity of Northeastern Canada it was an incredible weekend. In the men’s juniors Gaetan Vige, the French National Champion just barely edged out Finn Iles by a hair(.3 seconds) followed by Elliot Heap.
Tracy Hannah beat Tahnee Seagrave who stayed ahead of Canadian Miranda Miller putting Miller back in 5th after a solid 3rd place qualifier. She’s still surely happy to be on the podium. All things considered Tracy had an amazing result with 2nd place after a horrifying crash just two days ago. Rachel Atherton would win by over 11 seconds to take her TWELFTH win in a row for a perfect season.
Loic took the hot seat with a 4:00 flat run and had an incredible return to racing with all out and flawless ride. He would hold the top spot rider after rider. For quite some time, Brannigan and Fairclough sat by his side. Eventually Brook MacDonald bumped Brendog after he had a ROWDY run. It wasn’t until Luca Shaw came through that anyone came close. At 2.7 seconds back he jumped into second. Loris Vergier would flat out dashing his chances of another podium. Gee had a run that was less than stellar and slightly out of touch for the top 3, with Minnaar cruising down casually for a huge run. Troy Brosnan jumped in behind Loic only to have Danny Hart throw down an epic run with the fastest time of the weekend by a hair. Danny’s run was absolutely wild, ripping out the course tape and inside lining turns like a champ. It was all down to Gwin who just couldn’t quite best Danny’s wild run….
Sweltering, heart pounding racing. What a day. Going into the last race, the overall is still undecided. What an exciting year. Check out the amazing gallery below from Hoshi Yoshida, and for the full results just scroll to the bottom.
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