A hectic track led to some super exciting racing in Vallnord for the fourth round of the 2019 UCI Downhill World Cup.
Rain stayed away leaving riders with a loose and dusty beast of a track to content with in Vallnord. The Elite Men’s race was as tight as ever both in qualifying and finals in Vallnord, and in the Elite Women’s, one rider shrugged off a sub-par qualifier to take the win.
Specialized Gravity Racing’s Loic Bruni would make good his 0.10 second margin over Troy Brosnan in qualifying to pip fellow Frenchman Loris Vergier by extending that margin to 0.423 in finals.
Bruni now leads the overall, with Troy Brosnan trailing by 65 points after finishing second and third in qualifying and finals respectively.
Rachel Atherton would use all her experience to pull back a three second deficit on Nina Hoffman in qualifying to go three seconds clear of Marine Cabirou in finals.
Atherton has closed the gap to Tracey Hannah and is now only 60 points adrift as the Aussie would have to settle for fourth today, but still holds onto the leader’s jersey.