Lehikoinen wins Austrian National Downhill Championships - Dirt

Mountain Biking Magazine



Lehikoinen wins Austrian National Downhill Championships

On Sunday, May 18th 2008, the Austrian National Downhill Championships, the so called Staatsmeisterschaften (not sure what that means, I think it’s got something to do with yodelling), were held at the Zauberberg Bikepark in the town of Semmering.

After being plagued by technical problems during his World Cup run in Maribor one week ago Matti showed his potential by taking home his first win of the season. Californian talent J.D. Swanguen came in second, only 0.98 seconds behind Matti, edging the best Austrian, Markus Pekoll from Schladming, down to third place by another 2.50 seconds.

In the women’s elite category Mio Suemasa reached the second place behind Austrian World Cup racer Petra Bernhard. Under the circumstances of the still lasting process of recovery from last weeks crash during the women’s World Cup fourcross race Mio did a great job in getting back on track.

The race schedule for Matti and J.D. includes next week’s U.S. Open of Mountain Biking at Diablo Freeride Park near Vernon, NJ.

Lehikoinen wins Austrian National Downhill Championships


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.