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Canada’s Smith 2nd in Elite Men’s UCI MTB World Cup DH#1 Results

by pedalmag..com
Steve Smith  ©
April 10, 2016 (Lourdes, France) – Canada’s Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing is back taking second in the Elite Men’s final at UCI MTB World Cup DH#1 as Aaron Gwin (USA) The YT Mob took the win with Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team in third.
Steve Smith at the finish  ©
Teammate and fellow Canuck Mark Wallace placed a strong 8th for two Canadians in the top 10. Top qualifier and reigning world champ, Loic Bruni (Fra) Specialized Gravity p/b SRAM, was tracking fastest in his final run on home turf but crashed and ended up 16th.

Elite men's podium (l-r) Brosnan, Smith, Gwin, Hart, Pierron  ©  Michal Cerveny

Results (brief)

1. Aaron Gwin (USA) The YT Mob    03:09.131
2. Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing    2.471
3. Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team    2.686
4. Troy Brosnan (Aus) Specialized Racing    4.15
5. Amaury Pierron (Fra) Lac Blanc Commencal    4.309
6. Josh Bryceland (Gbr) Santa Cruz Syndicate    4.505
7. Gee Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH    5.284
8. Mark Wallace (Can) Devinci Global Racing    5.423
9. Connor Fearon (Aus) Kona Factory Team DH    5.917
10. Brendan Fairclough (Gbr) Gstaad-Scott    6.088
11. Bernard Kerr (Gbr) Pivot Factory Racing    6.118
12. Florent Payet (Fra) Voulvoul Racing    6.820
13. Loris Vergier (Fra) Specialized Gravity p/b SRAM    6.914
14. Loic Bruni (Fra) Specialized Gravity p/b SRAM    7.329
15. Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate    7.52
16. Edward Masters (Nzl) Bergamont Hayes Factory Team    7.977
17. Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (Col) Giant Factory Off-Road Team    8.137
18. Michael Jones (Gbr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Paypal    8.329
19. Ruaridh Cunningham (Gbr) Unior Tools Team    8.356
20. Benoit Coulanges (Fra) Dorval AM Nicolai    8.796
21. Luca Shaw (USA) Sram/Tld Racing    9.362



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