On Saturday, the first Downhill World Cup race of the season took place in Leogang. The track conditions were comparable to those of last year's World Cup. The rain had turned the new forest section into a deep mud landscape. Just in time for the race on Saturday, the sun came out and dried at least still parts of the track, which promised an exciting race.
Victory for Camille Balanche in Leogang
SQlab team rider Monika Hrastnik and her teammate and world champion Camille Balanche were able to secure a podium finish. In the men's race, her teammate Benoit Coulanges, reigning French champion, was delighted with his first career podium finish.
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10th place for Raphaela Richter
The German team rider Raphaela Richter finished in 10th place after a crash in the woods. What's next on her schedule she already reveals. "The season has just started and now I'm really looking forward to get going in the World Enduro Series." We wish the all-rounder every success and keep our fingers crossed for her.
2nd place at the Cross Country World Cup in Leogang
At the third race of the season, Lexware team rider Martin Vidaurre took second place in the men's U23 class. "I am very satisfied and happy. It's my best World Cup result so far."
Congratulations to all the riders and we look forward to the next race of the season in three weeks in Les Gets.
Fotocredit: Armin Küstenbrück