Leading Men

Posted by mtba, June 19, 2017

There was more podium success for Australian mountain bikers across the weekend with Troy Brosnan (Canyon Factory), Daniel McConnell (becanddan) and Cameron Wright (Planet Cycling) all enjoying the top of the podium at international races.

Brosnan broke through for his first major downhill win of the 2017 season at the second stop on the Crankworx World Tour in Les Gets, France, with Michael Hannah (Polygon UR) and Jack Moir (Intense Factory Racing) rounding out the top 10.

Tracey Hannah (Polygon UR) finished second in the Pro Women downhill and will retain the overall standings heading to the next stop at Innsbruck, while in the Junior Men Patrick Butler (Bergamont Factory Racing) also finished inside the top 10 and Caroline Buchanan (Airborne) would again play bridesmaid to the current Queen of Crankworx Jill Kintner (Norco) in the Pumptrack Challenge.

In Switzerland, after a tough start to his cross-country season McConnell finally found his racing legs to win the Argovia Cup at Lostorf and gain valuable UCI points heading into the next round of the UCI MTB World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra next month.

It was a successful visit to South Africa for Australia’s Junior Men’s XCO champion Cameron Wright taking out a round of the UCI Junior World Series at Cascades MTB Park at the weekend.

The race was Round 4 of the SA MTB Cup Series. 

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