Patrick Laffey continued his impressive World Cup debut season in Leogang, landing a second straight podium result.
Racing on home turf, junior women’s world champion Valentina Höll avenged her loss in Fort William a week earlier.
Junior Men: Daprela dominant, Laffey fifth
Thibaut Daprela (Commencal Vallnord) extended his perfect season to a third-straight win, setting the fastest time in Leogang by 1.963 seconds. Kye A’Hern (Canyon Factory Team) was second and French junior Matteo Iniguez third.
Vancouver Island’s Pattrick Laffey (Devinci Development Racing) finished fifth, earning the top Canadian finish for a second straight World Cup weekend. Laffey was third a week earlier in Fort William, his first ever World Cup appearance. The result puts Laffey fifth in the series overall after three races.
Lucas Cruz (SRAM-TLD Racing) joined Laffey inside the top ten, finishing eighth. With consistent racing at all three stops, Cruz is currently fourth overall in the series.
Vancouver’s Ethan Shandro (Trek Factory Racing) started fast, but finished 17th in Leogang.
Junior Women – Höll wins at home
Valentina Höll (SRAM-TLD Racing) was back in dominant form on Sunday. Racing on her home track, the reigning junior women’s world champion won by a massive 18 second margin over her next fastest competitor. A week after taking her first junior World Cup win, Anna Newkirk was second. Millie Johnset (Atherton Bikes) was third, close behind Newkirk.
Racing in her first World Cup Canada’s Bailey Goldstone was riding in sixth position the whole way down the track before crashing between the fourth intermediate check point and the finish line. The Squamish, B.C. junior was able to finish the race, but lost time to finish tenth.
Junior women’s results: 2019 Leogang, Austria World Cup downhill
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