Posted on: June 05, 2017 4pm
What a day of racing !
The team wins continue and this time it comes from Tracey Hannah who wins her first world cup since her first race with us in 2012! Tracey also takes the lead in the world cup ranking while Polygon UR continues to lead the team world cup ranking.
This amazing picture below is summarizing the feeling that we all got when we saw Tracey crossing the line in 1st place more than 10 seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
It was a big relief for so many reasons ; first it was a relief because the renovated track at Fort William, Scotland has never been so difficult. The newest section in the woods were so slippery that during practice 50% of the riders men or women were crashing and some only making it through by putting their feet down.
It was a relief too as Tracey’s level of dedication is just getting higher and higher every race and after so many second places she was ready to take a win.
We are really proud of Tracey who is just going to keep pushing for more to keep her new number one position in the world cup ranking.
After the emotions of the women’s race it was time to go with the men’s event and we were all really happy to see Kenta Gallagher back on the bike after his broken collarbone.
Kenta qualified safe in 55th position but for the race he tried a bit too much and had a big crash and didn’t finish the race.
Kenta has still his smile and we are all patient as we know he will need time to get back to 100%, but once he recovers his full strength and confidence we know he is going to be turning heads.
For our young rider Alexandre Fayolle it was a really high pressure weekend racing with the number 1 plate of the leader.
Alex finished 36th with a big crash in the woods sections which is a very good position considering the violence of the impact but why we are really happy with him is because Alex was able to overcome his doubts to ride 100% on his race run. So this means Alex was on a very good run and we know he is going to be able to come back on the podium soon if he stays on his bike.
Alex managed to stay in the top 5 in the overall world cup rankings.
For our Sik Mik Hannah it was his 14th time racing Fort William so none of the rocks , roots , midges or the massive crowd were really scaring him and again Mick reminded us that we can still count on him as he grabs an amazing 10th place while still showboating for the crowd with his classic no-hander.
On top of the solid results and great show, Mick is getting back some confidence and strength for the rest of the season.
Mick is proving once again that he is onet of the few legends still racing.
We are definitely not getting tired of the good results, and the staff, sponsors and athletes are all looking forward to more hard-work!
So thanks again for the amazing support everyone!