La Bresse wins UCI best DH event for 2009

Every year, the UCI awards trophies for the best World Cup events in the three MTB disciplines: XCO, DHI and 4X.
This year La Bresse was voted best DH event ousting out Fort William into second and Mont Sainte Anne in third.
La Bresse was the shortest course of the series but I think having the finish arena a stones throw from the boulangeries in the town centre helped with the great atmosphere.
Let’s relive UCI round 2 at La Bresse with a video montage. Kettle on, feet up, head phones on, phone off, door locked and enjoy all the action from France.
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http://mpora.com/videos/GFQnr40lS
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Day One with Cedric Gracia

http://mpora.com/videos/Htgx0VInp
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DirtTV Qualifying

http://mpora.com/videos/8dhjXplAE
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La Bresse Saturday Pit Chat

http://mpora.com/videos/OuiIeSnHG
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La Bresse Elite women interviews

http://mpora.com/videos/4j6FXmpbc
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Pre Race Interviews

http://mpora.com/videos/WbDZAfO5o
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La Bresse Finals

http://mpora.com/videos/gWe9YlIxi
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La Bresse Chesty Cam

Downhill: La Bresse ousts Fort William

Featuring on the World Cup calendar for the first time this year, the little French town of Bresse takes first place in front of Fort William (GBR), a seasoned winner of the downhill trophy. The short and original track in Bresse, as well as the huge crowd that cheered the riders all week long came as a big surprise to the mountain bike community.

Fort William has to make do with second place in front of Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN).

Four-cross: Mont-Sainte-Anne rewarded for its new track

What a change. After years near the bottom of the four-cross votes, Mont-Sainte-Anne suddenly jumps into first place! With the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships in mind, the organisers Gestev decided to create a complete new track. Their investment and effort was directly rewarded with the winning trophy.

With another new track and a night-time event, Schladming (AUT) was voted second and Fort William third.

With one trophy and two third places, Mont-Sainte-Anne is the big winner of these elections. A good sign for next year’s World Championships!

Olympic cross-country: Offenburg once again

For the second year in a row, Offenburg was unanimously voted best XCO event. The young but smoothly run event is appreciated for its organisation, spectacular course and its large and enthusiastic crowd.

Results for the second and third place are also the same as last year with Houffalize (BEL) being voted second and Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) third.

The riders, teams, journalists, UCI sponsors and the UCI took part in the voting.

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  1. uplift

    well deserved, an awesome event only spoiled by the position of the big screen! hope it’s back for 2011

  2. James

    Awesome race, really enjoyed watching this and Peaty winning. Hell yes!

  3. harriieee

    Think Bromont deserved the 4X honours… 100% agreed about La Bresse though.

  4. Trevor Powell

    I wonder why the UCI did not include it in their 2010 DH Calendar???

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