UCI DH #5: Vergier clinches first win!

UCI DH #5: Vergier clinches first win!

"I can die happy now!" - Loris Vergier, Santa Cruz Syndicate 

With big jumps and an endless array of steep and twisty turns, the Vallnord racetrack is a rider favorite year after year.

Vale Höll soars across one of the big gaps high up on the Vallnord track, on the way to her 5th straight victory of the year.

3rd place for Kye A’Hern this weekend; the battle for junior supremacy rages on.

Tracey Hannah looked comfortable on the steep Vallnord track all weekend, finishing in 3rd place.

Vallnord delivered a weekend of two halves for Rachel Atherton. In qualifying she put an astonishing 14 seconds into her competition, but come finals things would not work out the same, with Atherton suffering a crash and finishing 2nd.

Back to Back wins for Tahnee Seagrave; this title fight is about to go down to the wire!

A mid-weekend hospital visit may have derailed Loic Bruni’s hopes of repeat success on the steep Vallnord hillside. 8th place for the Frenchman, patiently waiting for more. 

Just a touch off from where he expects to be, Troy Brosnan will be looking to turn things around quickly. 7th place for the Canyon Factory Racing rider. 

After a strong qualifier and a track tailored to his strengths, 6th place is not what Danny Hart was looking for come race day. Look out Mont-Sainte-Anne.. 

A little momentum can be all it takes; building off last weekend’s successes Finn Iles captured his first Elite Men’s podium in Vallnord, an incredible feat as a first-year pro. 

World Cup fans are watching a changing of the guard during this 2018 season. With three consecutive podium finishes, Laurie Greenland is very much part of the charge. 

Sometimes a lifetime of blood, sweat, and tears can pay off in a matter of minutes; Loris Vergier ticked off a childhood dream in Vallnord, capturing his first Elite Men’s World Cup Win. 

Photos: Sven Martin + Boris Beyer 

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