03 June 2019

A weekend of nasty weather and a track described as resembling a river in places during practice couldn’t stop Maxxis’ sponsored riders at the Fort William DH World Cup. Maxxis ruled with six spots in the Elite Men’s top ten, including three on the podium.

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 sails into the bottom part of the track.Troy Brosnan coming into the finish. 📸@maddogboris

Loris Vergier in the woods. 📸@maddogboris

Dany Hart jumps over a ladder bridge.Danny Hart mid track. 📸@maddogboris

Men's Elite podium.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 sails off of the kicker at the bottom onto the motorway.Marine Cabirou airs it out on the motorway. 📸@maddogboris

Women's Elite podium. 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. Anna Newkirk among the infamous Fort William stones. 📸@maddogboris

Vali Holl drops into a compression. Vali Holl keeping it low and fast. 📸@maddogboris

Junior Women's podium. 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.

The wet and dynamic rocks of Fort William. The wet and dynamic rocks of Fort William lay in wait until 2020.📸@maddogboris

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.

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