Canyon Factory DH Team’s Troy Brosnan earned second place, a performance which rocketed him into the lead in men’s standings. Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Loris Vergier, who finished first in his qualifying run, took third place, and Madison Saracen Factory Team’s Danny Hart took fifth.
Troy Brosnan coming into the finish. 📸@maddogboris
Loris Vergier in the woods. 📸@maddogboris
Danny Hart mid track. 📸@maddogboris
Men's Elite podium. 📸@maddogboris
Maxxis was represented on the Elite Women’s podium as well, with SCOTT Downhill Factory Team’s Marine Cabirou in fourth place and Veronika Widmann of Insync Racing in fifth.
Marine Cabirou airs it out on the motorway. 📸@maddogboris
Women's Elite podium. 📸@maddogboris
In the Junior ranks Maxxis athletes reigned supreme in the women's category with Anna Newkirk taking her first World Cup victory and Vali Holl just behind her in second.
Anna Newkirk among the infamous Fort William stones. 📸@maddogboris
Vali Holl keeping it low and fast. 📸@maddogboris
Junior Women's podium. 📸@maddogboris
Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar rode his signature Assegai tires to sixth place. Hart’s teammate Matt Walker, showing no sign that he’d broken his ribs just three weeks ago, took seventh place. Pivot Factory’s Edward Masters rounded out the top ten.
Every rider who finished overcame a track which had been made muddy by days of rain and became seriously slick in the lower, wooded sections.
In Elite Men’s overall standings, Hart, Vergier, and Walker are currently fourth, fifth, and sixth, and Wallace in eighth. Cabirou is third in Elite Women’s overall standings after Fort William.
World Cup DH action continues next week, June 8-9, in Leogang, Austria.