In a thrilling night under the floodlights at Val di Sole Tomas Slavik stole the win from Jared Graves to take the final 4x World Cup win of the season.
After two years of bad luck at Val di Sole Graves was determind to end his 4x World Cup career on a high. Gravey cruised through to the final with ease and was joined by fastest qualifier Tomas Slavik, Fischbach and Tatarkovic.
Gravey got the holeshot and was looking comfortable for the win, but that man Slavik never gives up and came out of the right hander after the pro line with tremendous speed which he carried over the logs and dived inside Graves on the left hander before the rock garden.
Gravey then binned it in the rocks while Slavik powered on to take the win with Fischbach in 2nd and Tatarkovic in 3rd.
Pat Campbell-Jenner was on a flier and should have gone further but Wichman sneaked past in the 1/4 finals putting him out.
Scott Beaumont 15th, Scott Roberts 25th, Tom Dowie 27th and Nathan Parsons 32nd.
Scott Roberts: Not how i wanted to end the season not my night but you learn from your mistakes 25th today. 17th overall. 2 weeks till worlds. 😉
Tomas Slavik takes the win at VDS and 3rd in the overall.
Jared Graves 4th on the night but wins the series overall.
The mens overall 2011 series standings
Anneke Beerten was on dominant form all night taking the win with apparent ease and being the only girl to jump the Pro line on the night. Beerten had already wrapped up the series overall but this win will boost her confidence coming into the Worlds at Champery in two weeks time.
From Twitter: “Numero Uno!! What a night of racing, felt good & strong on my #trek bike and happy to win this final World Cup race of the season!!”
Womens 2011 overall 4x series standings.