The start list read like a World Cup this weekend in Leogang, Austria for rd#2 of the iXS European Cup.
Greg Minnaar on his way to victory at Leogang.
Minnaar hucking off the crazy-paving-patio-jump out of the woods and into the final section at Leogang.
Greg Minnaar took the win with a 3:21.571 nearly two seconds up on Stevie Smith and almost four seconds faster than Brook MacDonald. Brook’s team mate Spagnolo made it an MS Mondraker 3 and 4, while Gee Atherton takes a great 5th in his first race back after smashing his tibia in March.
Remember that the 2012 World Champs are at Leogang this year and as far as we know will use the same track.
1. Greg Minnaar 3:21.571
2. Steve Smith 3:23.287
3. Brook MacDonald 3:25.504
4. Damien Spagnolo 3:25.684
5. Gee Atherton 3:25.726
Bulldog MacDonald horsing it on.
Word from the Twitter-sphere:
Greg “winner winner” Minnaar: Good day in Leogang, going for a chicken dinner tonight.
Brook MacDonald: “Leogang done! 3rd behind greg and Steve stoked to be back racing , looking forward to Val di sole!”
Gee Atherton: “Pretty weak result today,first race back was struggling to gauge the speed to push. Didn’t end up upside down or outcold tho,so a good start”
Matti Lehikoinen: “I had a massive off on my race run on one of the fastest sections on the track. I am ok though #MPH”
Photo: Twitter @rachelatherton
Rachel Atherton: “Giving the Girl a we kiss after she went so solid today and helped me Win! STOKED!!”
Tracey Hannah: “5th with a crash…. ”
For full results check out www.ixsdownhillcup.com