The Syndicate had a monumental weekend with Greg Minnaar putting together a flawless race run to win for the 6th time at Ft.William!
Steve Peat took his last orders in his career final Ft. William race run in strong form to place 29th with legions of fans around the world sad to see a chapter of mountain bike history closing for one of the greatest legends of mountain biking. Josh Bryceland had a steady run placing 15th after having a brutal week filled with multiple crashes.
Greg was very excited with the win, “I’ve been training hard and working with Fox on suspension set up to get things dialed for this race. After having a flat in the qualifier and having a fast time on the top I still wasn’t sure how my pace would be against the others. I was in the hot seat for a long time and I didn’t know if my time would hold. I was happy to see that I had a big margin on the field (3.35 seconds). It was a tough week with Stevie Smith’s tribute and I wish to acknowledge his untimely passing and am happy to mark it with a win for him.” The efforts of the boys put the Syndicate on the podium to take team of the day top honours.
In overall standings Greg gets a boost up to 5th place. Josh drops to 9th and Steve sits in 48th in the points race.
Steve had a great, yet emotional week this being his official retirement season. To go out in grand style Peaty’s Bar was constructed and fans were able to have cold beers during the hot and dry weekend. After his final run and the sun was setting with a bonfire blazing Peaty basked in the glow of his amazing times at Ft.William amongst his friends,fans and family.
Coming right up for Syndicate is the next world cup in Leogang!We’ll see if Greg can get a streak going as his history in Leogang is very strong and he is on a roll.