Les Gets, France marked a back to back UCI World Cup Downhill weekend of racing. After just a couple days off to travel, the TLD bike crew was back at it again.
Friday was a day to get the feel for the track. Sram TLD Racing, Canyon Factory Racing and the rest of the riders were out in full force and keen to get their lines and plan in order.
Quick clips from the first day on the track
Qualifying day! Some notable results included Troy Brosnan with the 3rd fastest time in elite men's qualifying, Luca Shaw with 12th in elite men's and Vali Höll was the fastest qualifier in junior women's by over 6 second.
After a solid week, race day finally arrived. Conditions help up nicely in Les Gets and it was an even playing field for the roster. The big story was Brendan Fairclough's return to the top ten after a three year drought with a 6th place finish in the final! Canyon Factory Racing's Troy Brosnan remained steady and earned fourth after a quick one down the hill. Sram TLD Racing's Vali Höll had an unreal crack at it and clocked a 3:26.2 time which held up to be the fastest time in the junior and ELITE women's classes! She's only 17 people!
"Well......today was fun! Can’t thank the team enough and the people who helped me to feel good to ride!"- Vali Höll