After an unbelievable 12 World Cups with either Aaron Gwin or Greg Minnaar winning Brook MacDonald made history today by breaking that stranglehold and winning his first ever World Cup. Congrats.
Flat pedals for the win!!!
After missing out on the last two races Floriane Pugin returns with a strong third place on home soil.
Emmeline Ragot on her way to second.
Of course Gee Atherton would have prefered to win this race, but at the awards ceremony he looked pretty happy about 2nd, this puts him almost even with Greg Minnaar in the points battle before the last round in Norway.
Everything looked promising but in the end it wasn´t the best weekend for the male French riders. Damien Spagnolo went down in the middle part...
...and Junior Loic Bruni crashed near the bottom on what was probably another podium run with the fastest second split at that point of the race.
Rémi Thirion was holding up the French colours today in front of the home crowd. 9th place and another top ten result for him this season.
After skipping yesterday's practice to be with his sister Tracy in hospital, Mick Hannah was back on pace today and managed to turn a bad start with the 18th fastest top split into a 6th place at the finish.
With the top five riders separated by just 1.3 seconds this was probably the tightest World Cup in years. Josh Bryceland cutting the final drop for the straightest line to the finish and to 3rd today.
Connor Fearon scrubbing his way to 22nd and fastest Junior this weekend.
After a bumpy week Aaron Gwin was happy to wrap up the overall in Val d’Isere with one round still to come.
With Rachel taking the win, Gee in 2nd and Marc in 7th Team GT is extending it´s lead in the team overall.
The rowdy Kiwi fans celebrating with Bulldog.
After an exciting week here in Val d’Isere I still can´t get enough of those crazy mountain views. See you back in the Alps for World Champs in Leogang. THANKS FOR YOUR AWESOME WORK SEB!