Laurie Greenland (GBR) has won yet another junior DH world cup this past weekend in Windham, NY. The story of the day however for SDG athletes was Loris Vergier (FRA) with his best World Cup performance ever, bagging himself a 3rd place finish after a very long stay in the hot seat.
With Emmeline Ragot out for the remainder of the season with ankle and arm injuries, Rachel Atherton (GBR) was able to seal up the title chase. Atherton credited the French SDG rider and World Cup veteran with creating an exciting season of racing, and wished her well in her recovery.
The track in Windham is a quick one, just over 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Short and intense, the race course here is hard on both riders and equipment. Littered with sharp rocks and completely blown out come race day, it was a struggle for many to keep the rubber pointed in the right direction. A small error can cost you the race, as the short nature of the track generally keeps racing extremely tight.
Athletes now either head straight to Whistler for the crankworx festival, or take a week off before world cup racing resumes in Italy in 2 weeks time.