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UCI Mountainbike DH World Cup #2 - Cairns Australia


The rumble in the Jungle is over, and what a great show it was!For the Radon Magura Factory team a weekend with a lot of ups and unfortunately also some downs.
During practice Nick Beer went down hard, and broke his collarbone, which made an abrupt end to his weekend.Nick is already back in Switzerland to get the best possible medical care to get Nick back on the bike in time for the next World Cup in Fort William.
Also our French rider, Faustin Figaret, had some bad luck. After a top 20 spot during the timed practice, Faustin punctured in his qualifying run, which made it impossible to qualify for the finals.His timed practice and split times showed that Faustin has the speed, just unlucky!
Enough with the downs, let’s move on to the ups!
Carina Cappellari finished in a career best 7th place.“Contrary to qualifying, the track during the finals was dry and fast. I am happy with my race run which resulted in my best World Cup result ever. Still I made some mistakes in the flat bottom section, which killed my speed. I have the feeling there’s more in the tank than this 7th place” Benny Strasser had some mixed feelings about the weekend after finishing in a 55th spot.“My bike went prime this weekend, due to the great effort of our mechanics, i had so much fun on this awesome course. During my final run i somehow messed it up at two important spots on the track, which pushed me back a couple of seconds. I am not really satisfied about the result, but i am happy with the progress we made, we are an a good way with the team.”
We are happy to see Johannes Fischbach on the first page of the finale results.“24th spot at the finish line.....After a 9th place at split one. I lost some speed in the middle part of the course which cost me at the end. It crazy how close the racing is at the moment. I am happy that things are going in the right direction. This gives me a lot of motivation for the upcoming events."
After a bit disappointed first World Cup in France we are happy to see that things are falling in place now.We can’t wait for the next World Cup race in Fort William.
Upcoming events:- 1st of May - Enduro - BIKE Festival Riva del Garda ITA- 8th of May - Downhill - IXS EDC Cup Kranjska Gora SLO
Photo credits: Duncan Philpott


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