Graves and Horakova win Houffalize 4x Finals
The full results from World Cup 4x round 1 at Houffalize.
Jared Graves dominated Houffalize from start to finish, looks like he plans to dominate World Cup 4x this year.
Beerten binned it while leading the womens final. Dan Atherton also went down in the semis on the first corner after having bad gates for most of the night. Scott Beaumont rode well for a number 6 spot, by taking a few of the outside lines and avoiding the carnage on the inside.
Martin Soderstrom was amazing to watch in jeans, checked shirt, flat pedals and single speed, shit gates but great riding style. He slid out on the second corner in round two, would have been great to see him progress further.
Fionn Griffiths appeared to tangle on the corner before last in the heats while Katy Curd kept it clean to get a 7th in the small final. Ragot is always fun to watch in the 4x with her aggressive style and came away with 3rd.
There also seemed to be a shed load of Czech riders doing well, apart from Atherton and Beaumont the Brits didn't do too well.
It's going to be hard to beat Jared Graves this year that's for sure.
1. GRAVES Jared
2. SLAVIK Tomas
3. PROKOP Michal
4. RINDERKNECHT Roger
1. Jana Horakova
2. Anita Molcik
3. Emmeline Ragot
4. Anneke Beerten