Monster Energy’s Troy Brosnan (AUS) retained his World Cup overall series lead with a 3rd place finish today at the World Cup in Leogang, Austria. Fellow Monster Energy teammate Danny Hart (GBR) took 4th place in Austria and sits in fourth place for the overall World Cup series. Monster Energy’s Amaury Pierron is in second place for the overall World Cup series.
Traditionally a “bike park” style track, the organizers here in Leogang rebuilt numerous parts of the track this year, adding quite a few natural, raw dirt sections that would keep riders honest and help to slow down what was becoming a frighteningly fast freeway of a race course. With racing going down under blue skies and blazing sunshine, it was quite the change from the monsoon like conditions of last weekend in Scotland. New raw sections of track, bike park jumps and gravel pathways tested not only physical and technical strength, but also the rider’s ability to max out their heart rate and get on the pedals for sustained amounts of time.