Loic Bruni stormed to his first ever World Cup win in Cairns this morning with Troy Brosnan in second and Mick Hannah in third. The World Champion set down a time of 3:23.698 to take the win by half a second.
Photos: Seb Schieck
His main title contender Aaron Gwin finished fourth with Aussie Josh Button sneaking on to the podium with his best ever World Cup finish.
Cairns WOrld Cup 2016 – Junior Men’s
With Lourdes winner Finn Iles out with an injury picked up in qualifying, we were pretty much guaranteed to see a new leader at the top of the junior standings. It was Matt Walker that admirably stepped up to the plate and grabbed his first World Cup victory in only his second race.
He beat some tough competition from Aussie locals Remy Morton and Harry Bush (yes, really) to take the win by .6 of a second.
It’s worth mentioning that Matt Walker is still only a first year junior, we could very probably be looking at a star of the future here.