2013 Leogang UCI World Cup Downhill Finals Highlights


Highlights from Leogang, Austria, where Rachel Atherton secured her World Cup overall win to go with her World Championship this year. Steve Smith nailed the event, to claim his World Cup title for 2013.

It was very close racing at the top of the field for both the women and the men, as it has been all year.

In terms of technology;  the GT bikes have been most consistent, followed by La Pierre and Devinci, whilst Trek, Specialized, Giant and Commencal looked to have struggled. The World Championship in South Africa (which is really such a different type of course) saw a lot of experimentation, riders pushed through on such variations as 29er, 650b and enduro single fork bikes, so for 2014 expect to see more experimentation, especially around 650b wheeled bikes and enduro bikes crossing over.





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