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Troy Brosnan wins Crankworx Les Gets downhill

Barel passes the torch

Photos: Sam McMahon

Canyon Factory Racing has its first big win as Troy Brosnan takes the Crankworx Les Gets downhill title.

On a course that’s pretty similar to the legendary dirt ribbon that delivered the epic 2004 World Champs, Brosnan slashed the wide open, off-camber grassy turns fastest to take the top step of the podium.

Loris Vergier picked up another second place, just ahead of team mate Greg Minnaar. Bernard Kerr backed up his first World Cup podium in Leogang by sending it in fourth and George Brannigan grabbed his best result of the year in fifth.

In the women’s race, Myriam Nicole took the win on home soil. This is the first win for a 29er downhill bike in women’s racing – how long before the rest of the women start following suit?

Tracey Hannah’s hot form continued as she finished second. Emilie Siegenthaler was third, Manon Carpenter fourth and Jill Kintner fifth.

Full results here.

A first big result of the year for the little guy on little wheels
Second place for the World Cup series leader
Minnaar's awesome season continues, third place for the GOAT
2 weekends, 2 podiums. Bernard Kerr is on fire.
Despite storms forecast throughout the week, the track stayed dry, dusty and fast
A great day for the Canyon team as Mark Wallace scooped up sixth
Mont Blanc loomed over the old-school course
Slashing through the dust, Blenki finished up just outside the top ten in eleventh
The Frenchies were on fire on home soil. Amaury Pierron was one of three in the top ten.
28th and some big scalps for Barel on the track he won the 2004 World Champs - what a legend!
Jack Moir snuck into the top ten on the Intense 29er - what a great run of form he's on!
Loris lead home the French but couldn't quite deliver that home glory. Second for him but that first big win is so close.

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