Absolutely incredible ride from Gee Atherton today…is this the year for Gee and Rach? They are both on a ‘two out of two’! They look pretty much unstoppable this year. Gee managed to win by a whole second from Stevie Smith on a dry and dusty course…could it be something to do with his new bike? Many of the other riders that were in contention for the win had big crashes; Brook MacDonald lost his saddle and Aaron Gwin was off the pace by 4 seconds, finishing back in sixth. A return to form of sorts, but he is still not his usual ‘crushing’ self. A great result for Smith in second (but he will be searching for the win), Minnaar will be more than pleased to be back on the podium in third after his performance in Fort William. And young guns Loic Bruni and Troy Brosnan will be ‘stoked, pumped and amped’ with fourth and fifth.
More news as we get it.