Photo story from Leogang, Austria

Monday, June 13th, 2016

“Nukeproof at Leogang”  

A long drive from Fort William direct to Austria for Round 4 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. Full photo story from the team.

Track Walk: 

WC_Leogang_TrackWwalk-2202It’s a team sport. Riders and Mechanics eye up lines and discuss set up

Practise:

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Mike Jones– Winning practise

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Joe Smith looking quick and steezy

WC_Leogang_Practice-8771Joe hitting his lines with confidence

WC_Leogang_Practice-8126Mike Jones with some creative lines

WC_Leogang_Practice-2856Sam Hill “Was having a good time yesterday in Practise until I hit one of the ice slick man made rock gardens and went down. I’m pretty banged up so not going to race this weekend”

WC_Leogang_Practice-3039Elliot Heap– stylish as ever in the stunning part of Austria

Qualifying: 

WC_Leogang_Qualifying-3675Mike navigated the wet roots to near perfection on his way to 3rd quickest time in Qualifying

WC_Leogang_Qualifying-6814Joe Smith- Flat Pedals, Foot out, flat out, posting 10th quickest time in Qualifying

WC_Leogang_Qualifying-6246Nice addition for this year was the Champions forest #longlivechainsaw

Jacobs bikeJacob Dickinson finished a respectable 45th

WC_Leogang_Qualifying-7347Elliot rode with a mature head and blistering speed to 1st place in Junior qualifying

After last weekends high, the extremely challenging qualifying conditions caught out Charlie Hatton on his Wideopen-Nukeproof Pulse , you can catch a full run of Leogang with Charlie HERE

Finals: 

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-5296Joe Smith on his way to 9th place, he’s now gone top 10 in both Downhill World Cup and the Enduro World Series! Well done Joe

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-4744One of the most naturally gifted riders on the circuit, his hard winter of training and conditioning has started to pay off with a top 10 here.

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-4782Reflecting on the weekend.

Great qualifying but a couple of crashes Mike cost him the result he craves. He has the talent and speed, that result will happen soon

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-9186Elliot drops into the finish for another solid 5th place, Frustrated not to finish in the top 3, but that 1st place in qualifying shows he has the speed to compete.

Randoms:

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-4785Elliot is loving his new Mavic cap….

Wyn scooterWyn “TV” Masters parks his hog to present the “King of Practise” award to Majestic

WC_Leogang_Finalsing-4790With Sam out, Jacy fettle’s with Joe’s bike 

Thanks to Duncan Philpott for the images

Bike Checks

Two full bike checks from over the weekend, one on Sam’s bike and the other on Mike Jones

We never stand still and are looking at developing our frames with our athletes, you can here about Sam’s frame he is testing for us over on Vital MTB

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Mike Jones bike did a full run down with Pinkbike in Fort William, check out the link to the full Pinkbike article

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