First worldcup race, first win

May 01, 2017 / Athlete News

UR TEAM WINS UCI DH WORLD CUP IN LOURDES

This was the moment we'd all been waiting for: The downhill World Cup circuit finally hit off the new season in Lourdes. After a long winter of training and preparation, the riders of Polygon-UR couldn't wait to get back on the bike. New on board: the new Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver. These two new gravity tires had been developed in cooperation with the team to fit their needs exactly.

The results far exceeded our expectations: After a mechanical in qualifying, Alex Fayolle won his first ever World Cup as an elite rider. Tracey Hannah started the season super strong with a second place just 2.5 seconds behind Atherton.

A win, two podium positions and fastest team - what a way to start the season, and what a race premier for the new Hellkat. Congratulations to the riders and their hard work and dedication!