Amaury Pierron wins Val Di Sole
Amaury Pierron has done it again, claiming his third consecutive World Cup victory on a dry, flat out Val di Sole track.
After the torrential rain yesterday the black snake had dried, delivering drama in spades and catching more than one rider out.
Laurie Greenland continued his sensational season with a 2nd place, and a run reminiscent of his silver World's run. It has to be a matter of time before he claims that stop step.
After qualifying third yesterday there was a genuine sense that Danny could deliver something special on this track, a composed run pushed Greenland all the way but wasn't quite enough and he finished 0.136s back on Greenland to take 3rd.
Last man down and all eyes turned up to the hill, up to Pierron. After an incredible qualifying run in the rain Pierron had the prospect of three consecutive wins within reach, the last man to do that? The aforementioned Danny Hart. Pierron delivered a spectacular run, littered with line choices that nobody else was attempting that was good enough for the victory. His dominating performance puts him firmly in contention for the overall.
Luca Shaw rode consistently and finally had a long-overdue clean race run that saw him finish 4th. Thomas Estaque completed the podium, delivering the run of his life, 5th on the day for him and a huge result.
Can Amaury continue his form into Andorra and become just the third rider to achieve four consecutive victories?
Full results here