After tough battle, it was Aaron Gwin from the US and Rachel Atherton from the UK who take the final win. “In the morning I realized that I could actually take it easy because the win was not far at all, even with a second place", said Aaron Gwin. "But then I changed my mind and I had a flat-out run. If I race, I aim at winning. At half racecourse my hands were already painful. I began to make mistakes but it has not been too bad. I am sorry for Troy Brosnan, he is my teammate and he deserved to win”.
Rachel Atherton was stoked to take her already fourth World Cup title. "The track is spot-on. I know Pippo, the track builder, and I think he has done a great job. With one more jump into the finish area it would be perfect! This track is faster than in the previous editions, but not really easier. I had a good run and my day has been perfect!”
Photos: © Matteo Cappe