Danny Hart Wins Senior Men’s Race at the 2016 Vallnord World Cup, making it three wins from three.
Photos: Seb Schieck
Can you believe it… Danny Hart has just won the last round of the 2016 Downhill World Cup to make it three straight wins out of three… and in doing so almost won the overall title! Aaron Gwin’s grip on the series was never really in doubt, but with Danny on the hot seat and Gwin 69th at Split 2 my heart began to race a a little and thoughts did start to creep into my head of “what if?” Gwin needed just one single point, which meant 80th place of better.
The reality of it was that the heavens had opened for the last 15 or so riders and that Gwin knew that all he had to do was to get down the hill safely and in one piece… “riding smart”. Finishing in 55th might not have been the show we were all after, and it was a bit of an anti climax, but riding smart was the thing to do.