After a wild weekend in Fort William, World Cup downhill keeps right on rolling in Leogang, Austria.
The shorter, high speed track is a start change from the big rocks and slogging mud of Fort Bill, requiring racers to adapt quickly to a totally different race course.
Leogang has always delivered thrilling racing and tight finishes, and is one of the fastest on the World Cup circuit every year.
In 2018, Rachel Atherton landed her first win of the season on the Austrian speedway, while Tahnée Seagrave was disqualified when she landed outside the course tape on a high speed jump. Seagrave will have to wait another year for redemption in Leogang, after a fall in Fort William left her with a serious shoulder injury.
Aaron Gwin has been one of the most dominant racers at the Leogang track, including an unbelievable chainless win in 2015, but it was Amaury Pierron on the top step of the podium last year. The French rider earned a second-straight World Cup win to end Gwin’s three year winning streak at the Austrian venue. Pierron won Fort William last year, just as he did in 2018. Will he be able to repeat in Austria as well?
Sixteen Canadians are on the startlist in Leogang, across all four race categories. They’ll line up for qualifying on Saturday, hoping to make the cutoff for Sunday’s finals.
You can cheer on the elite men and women from home and watch all the action streaming live from Leogang, Austria (or re-played later in the day) on Red Bull TV
UCI Downhill World Cup #3 – Leogang, Austria : Sunday, June 9, 2019
Elite Women’s finals:
12:30 PM CEST (Fort William, Scotland)
3:30 AM PST (Vancouver)
6:30 AM EST (Toronto)
Elite Men’s finals:
1:45 PM CEST (Fort William, Scotland)
4:45 AM PST (Vancouver)
7:45 AM EST (Toronto)
While you wait for the live feed to start to watch Leogang, take a look back at the winning runs from UCI World Cup downhill #2 last weekend in Fort William, Scotland, and the 2018 winning runs from Austria.
Rachel Atherton’s winning run from 2018 World Cup DH in Leogang, Austria
Amaury Pierron’s winning run from 2018 World Cup DH in Leogang, Austria