While it might not be everyone’s favourite track, Lenzerheide kept its 100% record for delivery World Class racing of the tightest margins.
Find out who pushed their tyre knobs ahead of the competition to take the top spot on race day and another juicy 200 points for the overall going into the final two rounds in the US of A.
Izabela Yankova added some more silverware to an already impressive trophy cabinet with a four second win over Canada’s Gracey Hemstreet. The Canadian would be a full eight seconds clear of third place Kine Haugom. Our own Phoebe Gale would have to settle for fourth, relinquishing the leader’s jersey to Yankova in the process, with Leona Pierrini rounding out the podium in fifth.
Jackson Goldstone not only has the Rainbow Stripes but has extended his lead in the overall as his closest rival, Madison Saracen’s Jordan Williams slipped to fourth on race day, occupying the penultimate step of the podium behind Pau Menoyo Busquets and James Macdermid. Oliver Davis slotted into fifth. Three of the top five would find themselves on the same second, so it’s tight at the top.
Myriam Nicole took the confidence from her World Championship win to Switzerland and put a good three seconds into Tahnee Seagrave, and push herself clear in the overall. The Brit would herself be a similar margin up on Vali Höll who put a solid run together, staying upright on the last turn and bagging herself some solid points.
Nina Hoffman cast off her shoulder injury from Les Gets and just pipped Camille Balanche to fourth by 0.112. Balanche loses her co-leadership of the overall, but goes second.
The French almost had it their own way with four of the top podium spots going to French riders. Lenzerheide is not a track where you can back off anywhere and as the last ten riders came down, the times crept ever tighter.
Bruni would up the ante with only a few riders left, pushing Daprela out of the hot seat. Pierron got close but couldn’t dethrone Super Bruni. Vergier ended up pipping his best friend to the win by the narrowest of margins. Three Brits in the top ten make it a solid weekend for our riders.
Daprela retains a tight grip on the overall even with a third here.
Full results can be found on the UCI website here.