After a year of uncertainties, up and downs, schedule changes and a long training season we’re excited to see the international events and racing back in action and what better way to kick things off than with the first round of the DH World Cup!
Taking place in Leogang Austria, steady rain through the week had drenched the course ahead of practice. The muddy, slippery conditions led to numerous crashes, as riders pushed through the corners. The weather quickly turned around for a spectacular race day!
Go onboard with the Commencal/Muc-off team in this photo gallery and relive some of the best moments from the race including podium finishes with Thibaut Dapréla (2nd) and Amaury Pierron (3rd).
Round 1 kits. The team looking fresh in the Ice Palm jersey with white gravity pants.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Myriam Nicole warming up ahead of practice round. Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Team run during practice.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Myriam and Tristan observing the course and different line choices.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Rain drops and wet conditions throughout practice made for an eventful day.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Muddy and slippery conditions even during Qualifying round.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Sun is shining on race day. Myriam Nicole on her race run.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Myriam Nicole making the Red Bull gap jump.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Not the best day for Myriam, still a top 10 finish following two crashes.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Amaury on a flying lap and making up for the quali stage.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Amaury takes the fastest time and gets the chair with an impeccable run through the forest section of the course. No other rider could beat the time till the last two remaining.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
Thibaut Dapréla with the fastest run on the day and beats the time of Amaury.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
What a performance by the team, super to see both Amaury and Thibaut on the podium.Photo @Kéno Derleyn
What a way to start R1 of our partnership with the Commencal Muc-Off Team - a DHaRCO sandwich. Troy Brosnan (1), Thibaut Daprela (2), Amaury Pierron (3), Reece Wilson (4) and Benoît Coulanges (5). Photo @Kéno Derleyn