Cairns Kid Conquers Downhill Overall Title

Posted by jo-2, September 9, 2019

The girl from Cairns, Tracey Hannah has been crowned the 2019 UCI MTB World Cup Elite Women Overall Downhill winner after the final round at Snowshoe, West Virginia over the weekend.

Hannah, took the title by a mere 30 points from her nearest rival Marine Cabirou who laid down a perfect race run to take the win but fall short of the overall.

The Australian Polygon UR rider, who topped qualifying would finish sixth but had done enough to win her first ever overall title.

Sian A’Hern would also record her best result on the World Cup scene one place off the podium in sixth.

In the elite men Troy Brosnan (Canycon Factory Downhill Racing) would finish off the podium for the first time this season in sixth place and would leave him third overall behind recently crowned World Champion Loic Bruni.

It’s the sixth consecutive year the Adelaide rider has finished inside the Top 3 in the overall.

Dean Lucas (10th), Connor Fearon (15th) all made up for their World Championship campaigns finishing inside the top 20 while Jackson Frew (28th) scored his best result all season.

In the Junior men, Luke Meier-Smith notched up a silver at Snowshoe, while Kye A’Hern did not race after he crashed in his final practice run and broke his wrist but would finish second in the overall title race. 

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