Heavy rain on Saturday evening changed the track overnight. The track soften up a bit, with the consequence that the early morning training sessions of the women and juniors caused new holes on the track and some roots came out, which were pretty slippery. The weather forecast looked again unstable, with a high chance for heavy rain after 4 o’clock.
Mike was the first starter of the MS Mondraker Team. After the bad luck at the first world cup round where he couldn’t qualify because of a mechanical problem, collecting points is the highest priority. Mike improved his result from 28thplace to a 24th spot in the end.
Next to come was Brook- even he is not 100% fit after his crash from Losinj and even it was not about the win this weekend, Brook pulled out the maximum. A few mistakes hold him back from entering the top ten- 11thplace for Brook and a 12thplace in the UCI world cup overall ranking.
Laurie was the last man of the MS Mondraker team on the mountain. He made a few little mistakes in some of the sections and landed almost off course on one of the jumps in the so-called motorway section, which cost valuable seconds in the end. Laurie finished in 16thposition, which dropped him in the overall into 10thplace.
Overall we had a good weekend. Maybe not the top results yet, but the performance curve is promising.
1st Amaury Pierron
2nd Loris Vergier
3rd Troy Brosnan
11th Brook MacDonald
16th Laurie Greenland
24th Mike Jones