12/10/2012 | 6 comments
What an amazing race in Hafjell!
What a result for Devinci!
Steve Smith wins his first ever World Cup, George Brannigan 2nd with his first ever podium. Nick Beer in 5th makes it three Devinci bikes in the top 5. One carbon and two aluminium Wilsons!
Pekoll sat in the hot seat for an awful long time, until he was dislodged by Bryceland, Hill and Cam Cole.
Gee Atherton put in what looked like a winning race run 3:34.053 before World Champ Minnaar out gunned him. Robin Wallner had brake issues I think. Nick Beer finished 5th.
George Brannigan put down an absolute flier, 3:32.164 and looked like he might take the win.
The wind has been gusting all afternoon and must have been hard for the riders to battle through (skinsuit for the win!) Stevie Smith dug deep and put down a 3:31.764, 3 seconds faster than his qualifying time to take an amazing first World Cup win!
Aaron Gwin didn’t start due to a wrist injury.
Big shout to Greg Williamson for his amazing 15th position! Berny Kerr also in 18th!