Carina Cappellari and her Radon Swoop200 on top of the box!
European Downhill Cup #5 Les deux Alpes, France
The 5th round of the IXS European Downhill Cup was held in the beautiful ski town Les 2 Alpes, France.As happened more often this year, the rain spoiled the party a bit on Saturday, but luckily Sunday saw some great blue skies!With a “men" track like L2A most riders where very happy with the dry conditions on race day.
After a 5th place in Qualifying, Carina Cappellari stepped it up during Sunday’s finales.She pushed her Radon Swoop200 team machine across the finish line first, which gave her the top step on the podium and of course the well deserved champagne shower!
Carina Cappellari:“Normally tracks like L2A are not my favorites. During practice and qualifying a was a bit scared and couldn’t find the flow. It’s funny to say, but the rain changed the track a bit and some how i felt comfy on the bike.The finale times were very tight, but i am happy that i could walk away with the big win today. This is a huge confident boost for the upcoming world cup in MSA.”
After his stunning 5th place during the France national champs, the pressure on our young guy Faustin Figaret was on.During qualifying Faustin had a bit of bad luck with the rain (only the last 10 riders came down in the rain).
Faustin Figaret:"It was a good weekend of racing in my home country France. Unfortunately i wasn’t very lucky with the weather during qualifying, which put me in 10th position.In my race run i also did a few mistakes, which cost me the podium at the end, still a respectable 5th place.Looking forward to a weekend off, then back to business for the world cup in MSA."
Next team events:- DH: World Cup MSA Canada- Enduro: EWS Whistler Canada
Photo credits Downhill: Extreme Pics/Thomas Dietze(Photo’s can be used for social media, with use of photographer credits)
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