Crankworx

Les Gets , FRANCE

This year the sun was beating down on Les Gets for the entire week of Crankworx! The DH track was incredibly sick and we all loved it!

To race in France is always a bit of a special occasion for us. Family and friends come out in force to support us and that helps to make the race even better!

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Myriam Nicole had an amazing run and won her race by 1.72 seconds! This result and the confidence boost that comes with it has come just at the right point in the season going into the next World Cup in Vallnord (Andorra) in 10 days!

In the very tight men race and a packed world cup riders field; George Brannigan was super fast too, he ended up 5th, only 1.52 off the win.
Thibaut Ruffin finished 25th (+7.33) and Gaetan Ruffin 33rd (+8.97).

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After three international competitions in a row, we’re now having a short break before heading down to Andorra! 

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Thanks for your support and see you all soon!

World Cup #3

Leogang, Austria

Every weekend is a new one and is unfortunately not the same as the last…

As you have probably already seen online, Rémi Thirion had a horrific crash on Saturday during Qualifying in Leogang.
We were all scared about the consequences, but we’re pleased to report that the extent of his injuries are not too bad considering how gnarly the crash was.
He has a broken collarbone, three broken ribs, and two fractured vertebrae. He had surgery for his collarbone yesterday, and everything went well.
He’s already feeling much better today and will get back home this afternoon.
It’s too early to get an accurate impression of his recovery time, but we’ll keep you informed as soon as we have some news.

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When you know that one of your teammates is in a hospital, it’s always difficult to stay focused and ride as fast you want to.
But all things considered, 3rd place for Myriam Nicole after a solid run is incredible! She’s still a close 3rd in the overall with four rounds yet to go!
George Brannigan finished 18th despite a few mistakes in a very tight men’s race.
Gaëtan and Thibaut Ruffin both crashed in finals but they’re alright, and that’s the most important thing.

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Now, the truck team is driving to Les Gets for Crankworx.
The next World Cup round will be in Vallnord (Andorra), and we’re already looking forward to the teams home race!
Thanks for your support and all the kind words for Rémi after his accident.

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World Cup #2

FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND

2017 UCI MTB World Cup – Round 2 – Fort William

What a weekend!

We would be lying if we said we liked the rain and the midges in Fort William, but either way, the Fort Bill World Cup was an awesome weekend for us!

On Finals day, all the riders were a bit concerned about the condition of the new woods section. The extremely changeable weather conditions over the last few days had made it super sticky and the slick roots hidden beneath the mud didn’t help at all. But in the end, our luck held and the lack of rain on race day made the Scottish show even better!

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Myriam Nicole started the day in the best way possible! After missing this race due to injury for the last two years. You all probably remember her terrifying crash during the 2015 BDS, which was her last time on this track.

It has been a mentally draining weekend for her, she fought her fears and finished 2nd and she’s now in the same position in the overall!

In the Elite Men Category, Remi Thirion got the redemption he was looking for after the disaster of Lourdes! 8th place in qualifications, Remi laid down a clean but fast run to end up on the box for the first time of his career in Scotland!

5th place for Remi and some good points for the overall, he’s now 10th!

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George Brannigan made the same mistake as Aaron Gwin, going off track before the long pedaling section, but still landed in 15th place!

Finally, after only two weeks back riding because of his collarbone injury, Thibaut Ruffin ended up 44th!

Unfortunately, Gaëtan Ruffin sprained his ankle badly during Friday practice and had to sit this round out.

All these great results achieved by the riders gave us the edge in the team competition and we ended up Team of the Day!

After Lenzerheide (Switzerland) last year, this is now the 2nd time in the team’s history that we have won this trophy! Everyone on the team is hungry to get back up on the top step as soon as possible!

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Now we’re setting up in Leogang for another World Cup and getting ready for another great weekend of racing!

Thanks for your support and see you all soon!