World Cup #6 : Val Di Sole – Finals



A rainy Friday in Val Di Sole ended brightly thanks to Romain Mayet (French BMXer) who won the 4X World Championship riding his ABSOLUT SX! "It's the ideal bike for this discipline," he commented. A nice first surprise of the weekend!
 
After extreme weather conditions during qualifying, the track was drying out with every rider during finals. When the juniors started Saturday morning, the track was still very slippery. Unfortunately for Thibaut Daprela, a small mistake pushed him out of the race. Inevitably, he’s disappointed because he had the chance to wrap up the the overall title this weekend. On to next week!
 
In the Elites Men’s category, 7 COMMENCAL riders made the top 25!
 
With his SUPREME 27, Rémi Thirion laid down a great run, finishing 8th. He’s continuing to return to form which is a good omen for the rest of the season! But he has other things on his mind too.. In fact, he had to leave Val di Sole straight after the podium because his partner is about to give birth! A day full of emotions, he told us that he will still be starting the next round in Lenzerheide (Switzerland) next weekend.
 
Amaury Pierron, 4th, thought that the track would dry faster. The settings on his bike were made but he felt this weekend, that things just weren’t perfect. From the start of his run he made several small mistakes which meant he lost his groove and ended the day a little over 5 seconds off the fastest time of Laurie Greenland. 
With regards to the overall title, he let a few points go but it’s so close and all is not lost in the battle for the title. The season is far from over.
 
Amaury’s brother Baptiste Pierron (Team DORVAL) also put down a great run finishing 9th. A great top 10 place!
 
The “Denim Destroyer” as he’s now known, Johannes Von Klebelsberg, surprised again with an excellent 13th place. Forrest Riesco claimed an amazing 15th and a top 20 finish is getting closer and closer for Jack Reading who was just outside this time in 21st. What a wonderful weekend for these guys!
 
Following their difficult qualifiers the day before, Thomas Estaque and Hugo Frixtalon were early to start on a slippery track. They finished 24th and 28th respectively.
 
The COMMENCAL VALLNORD team retains their lead in the overall team ranking despite the absence of Myriam Nicole who is normally a regular points scorer. After her injury during off-season training, she's back on her DH bike! She’s been following a very intense rehabilitation and fitness program and will finish the season in style by starting the World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne (Quebec, Canada) and for the final round of the 2019 World Cup in Snowshoe, USA. We all cannot wait to see her in the start hut! 
 
"We really love this sport and this season is so exciting," concludes Max Commencal from the pits in Val di Sole.
 
 


       

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