Troy Lee Designs’ Aaron Gwin Back On Top at Rain-Soaked Round in Canada

2017-08-09 05:58
Troy Lee Designs rider Aaron Gwin bounced back from a disappointing round in Switzerland to race a championship-worthy run on a rain-soaked course, taking the win at the penultimate UCI World Cup Downhill round in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. TLD’s Dean Lucas was fortunate enough to run the course while the weather was still favorable and claimed the runner-up spot behind Gwin. Troy Brosnan and Jack Moir also rode to top-10 finishes with both riders having to ride in the rain.

While some of his competition didn’t have to endure the rain, first overall qualifier Gwin was the last to take the trip down the mountain. The course was at its most rain-soaked, but that didn’t hold Gwin back as he rode on the slick course with lack of visibility to post a time one second ahead of Lucas in second. Gwin’s win helped him move back into second in the standings as the series has just one more downhill round remaining.

Lucas was one of the fortunate ones to take his run before the skies opened up. Since he qualified 34th, his run was earlier and gave him the advantage of running on a dry course. Even though he was gifted clear vision and no rain, Lucas still had the challenge of navigating a course known for being brutal on both rider and bike. He wouldn’t let his 34th qualifying finish on Saturday dictate his Sunday run and was able to throw down an incredibly fast lap that would end up placing him second overall.

Last round’s runner-up finisher Brosnan had to negotiate the rain and ended up sixth, only a tenth of a second behind fifth place – who didn’t have to run in the rain. Brosnan is now third in the championship. Jack Moir was also one of the five riders in the top 10 who endured the wet weather, finishing eighth overall. Moir sits fifth in the championship standings.

The riders are hoping for some better weather at the next UCI World Cup Downhill in Val di Sole, Italy, taking place in just a few short weeks from August 26-27.

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Men’s Elite, Downhill – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
Aaron Gwin, The YT Mob
Dean Lucas, Intense Factory Racing
Danny Hart, MS Mondraker Team
Loic Bruni, Specialized Gravity
Michael Jones, Chain Reaction Cycles/Mavic
Troy Brosnan, Canyon Factory Racing DH
Baptiste Pierron, VV Racing
Jack Moir, Intense Factory Racing
Jacob Dickson, GIANT Factory Off-Road Team
Eliot Jackson, GIANT Factory Off-Road Team
22. Charlie Harrison, Intense Factory Racing
36. Mark Wallace, Canyon Factory Racing DH
52. Brendan Fairclough, Scott-Velosolutions
53. Luca Shaw, Santa Cruz Syndicate

Men’s Elite, Downhill – Individual Points Standings
Greg Minnaar, Santa Cruz Syndicate
Aaron Gwin, The YT Mob
Troy Brosnan, Canyon Factory Racing DH
Danny Hart, MS Mondraker Team
Jack Moir, Intense Factory Racing
8. Mark Wallace, Canyon Factory Racing DH
12. Dean Lucas, Intense Factory Racing
13. Luca Shaw, Santa Cruz Syndicate
20. Charlie Harrison, Intense Factory Racing

**Photos by Sven Martin
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About Troy Lee Designs
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets "For The World's Fastest Racers." TLD's relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.


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