Five years after Danny Hart’s incredible arrival on the World Downhill stage and he’s done it again. It might have been half a decade but there were still a few similarities to the proceedings.
A dominant Aaron Gwin, fresh off a World Cup series win crashed out chasing the one title that still eluding him. Danny Hart put in a nerveless performance to take a convincing victory and a young Brit burst onto the scene. Of course this time it wasn’t Hart but 19 year-old Laurie Greenland who was the surprise package. Let’s see how it all came together…
The lie of the land
After Red Bull spoiled us all year with five split times, it was another 2011 throwback with just the two splits and the finish line. The first two sectors were both around the 1m20s mark, with a 50-ish second run into the finish in sector 3: