Less than a few hours to the UCI Mountain Bike World CupJune 11th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Saalfelden Leogang in the Salzburger Land – The Austrian stop of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is in Leogang for the second time in a row. All in all 412 riders from 31 nations arrived a few days ago to get a first impression of the tracks and in some cases even get in the first practice runs. Most of the riders were already here last year and are impressed with the tracks that have received an overhaul for this year’s World Cup.
For multiple downhill World Champion and World Cup winner Sam Hill (AUS) this year is the first time he is racing the World Cup in Leogang, as he was out with an injury last year. After checking out the track, he already knows what to expect for the qualifying of today: “The track makes a real technical impression but the riders’ fitness will definitely also play a large part. I think this track has something for everybody.”
After just becoming Austrian Downhill Champion, Markus Pekoll (AUT) is looking forward to a World Cup stop in his home country: “I know that the track in Leogang is nothing to sneeze at. Especially if it should rain, the technical parts will become quite a challenge. The constant change between technical sections and pedaling hard will surely be quite demanding for most riders. However, I’m really looking forward to the spectators who will hopefully show up in masses to cheer me and the other riders on!”
Today at 2.00pm it is finally time for the DH qualifiers, while the finals will begin at 1.15pm on Sunday. Saalfelden Leogang is surely the theatre of world class action during this weekend and during all the Out of Bound Festival.
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