Hannah Extends Overall Lead

Posted by jo-2, July 15, 2019

Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR) has extended her lead in the overall standing after winning her fifth downhill World Cup in Les Gets, France over the weekend.

The 11 time Australian champion, who was last down the hill took the top step on the podium by 0.677 to Marine Cabirou (Scott Downhill Factory) and now holds a 200 point lead ahead of the Frenchwoman.

” I was super stoked because after Rachel got injured and then strugglingwith the track a lot, especially with the last jump and times were so close with Marine and the extra pressure with the overall I was in a lot of different places in my mind this weekend.”

“I was stoked cause I got everything to point in one direction and have clean, safe run where I wasn’t taking any risks. I thought it was going to be a second place run.”

“I wanted to keep the leaders jersey, I wanted not to be injured. I wanted to not throw it away on the track.”

Troy  Brosnan (Canyon Factory Downhill Team) celebrated his 26th birthay with another podium.

The South Australian, has been the most consistent rider this season and would finish in fourth behind eventual winner Amuary Pierron (Commencal/Vallnord).

Brosnan has been on the podium at all five races of the World Cup.

Dean Lucas ( Scott Downhill Factory) finished in 10th with Connor Fearon (Kona Factory Team) in 12th, Jack Moir (Intense Factory Racing) 23rd, Micheal Hannah (Polugon UR) 26th and Oliver Zwar (37th).

In the junior men Kye A’Hern (Canyon Factory Downhill Team) missed a podium by just over one second with Luke Meier-Smith notching up another top 10 place in ninth.

The weekend of World Cup racing culminated with the cross-country and it was Rebecca McConnell (Primaflora Mondraker Rotor) who once again showed she’s near back to her best with a fighting display to finish again in the top 10.

The Australian champion, had a sluggish start slipping back to 27th on the first lap before she ground her way through the field and continued to pick off the placings until the seventh and final lap where she would cross the line in eighth, behind current World Champion and World Cup leader Kate Courtney (Scott Sram Factory Racing).

In the men, Nino Schurter (Scott Sram Fctory Racing) claimed the gold while it was a tough day out for the Australian men in the field of 116 with Daniel McConnell (68th) and Sebastian Jayne (98th) lapped out.

A crash would see Cameron Wright (Giant Off-Road Factory Racing) finish in 56th place in the junior men.

The next round of the World Cup heads to Val di Sole, Italy in two weeks.

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 Picture Credit: Redbull Content Pool

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