Tracey Hannah wins DH World Cup at Fort William

June 05, 2017 / Athlete News

TRacey hannah wins round two of the dh world cup at fort william, uk

The Polygon-UR team's wins continue, and this time it comes from Tracey Hannah who wins her first World Cup since 2012. At the same time, she takes the lead at the World Cup ranking, with the team topping the team ranking. Tracey crossed the line in 1st place with more than 10 seconds of advance over the competition, on a track that brought many riders on a standstill in the dreaded wood section. Fort William has never been that hard; the woods were so slippery that during practice 50% of the riders men or women were crashing.Tracey's level of dedication is just getting higher and higher, and after so many second places she was really deserving this.We are really proud of Tracey who is just going to keep pushing for more to keep now her new number one position at the world cup ranking!

As for the men's, Kenta Gallagher was back after his injury. Unfortunately, big crash had him unable to finish the race. For Alex Fayolle, the young rider had a big load to bear with the number 1 plate of the leader. A big crash in the woods set him back to 36th, but we are confident with his result as his first split time showed him 12th fastest on a flat section that is not really Alex's strong suit. In the overall ranking, Alex managed to stay in the top 5.

Sik Mik Hannah grabbed a solid top 10 position with this 14th time racing at Fort Bill, showing everyone that he is still a force to be reckoned with.

The team used the Kenda Hellkat.

 

Tracey Hannah during her winning run.

Top of the podium for Tracey Hannah in Fort William.

Sik Mik pulling his signature move, a suicide no hander at the Scotland stage.

Photos: Dave Trumpore