Manon Carpenter takes her second podium of the year, Fort William
Manon Carpenter takes her second podium of the year, and goes two out of two! After a hard battle, going fastest at the speed trap & having some of the best section times, Manon lost the battle for the top step of the podium in the woods, where she went down twice.
"Fort William is always a big race for me with it being in the UK. I felt prepared and fast on track, but there was no preparing for the muddy sections which caused a lot of issues. With a crash in the woods and having and having to make up time i am happy to have made it down to 4th place in the finals. The goal was higher but a podium at Fort William is always special and it's amazing to see so many supporters at the race!" Manon Carpenter
Our French Bull-it, Faustin Figaret, was on it all weekend. Giving an extension to his good performance during the first World Cup in Lourdes France.
With a 13th place in qualifying he showed that this 17th place in Lourdes wasn't a one off.
Unfortunately a mechanical spoiled his day, an dropped him back. It's not a question if, but a question when he will make it up on to the box.
"I am really happy about the weekend. My timed run, qualifying run and the beginning of my race run were just perfect. Unfortunately i had a mechanical after 2 minutes in my race run. It's the 2nd time it happens to me. I am happy to see that i have the speed this season. Bring on Leogang." Faustin Figaret
"The Fish" is back, after 6 months of the DH bike, due to an injury, Fort William was the first time Johannes puts his number plate back on his Radon Swoop.
"It's good to be back on the bike after six month of injury. For sure i need a bit more time on the bike to compete with the top guys, but the feeling is back and the Radon Swoop is working better then ever. Leogang is just around the corner, i know i am still not at 100% but i am making big steps every week..." Johannes Fischbach
Team manager Joost Wichman, took the Radon Slide 140 out for a ride on friday evening. After 2 years of no contest/races he took 3rd place during the 4X Pro Tour in Fort William.
Thank you Fort William, thank you fans and thank you team.
Fort William you have been great but the Radon Factory DH Racing Team is hungry more.. Bring on Leogang next week!