Series returns to US at Windham (NY), August 6-9
Windham, N.Y. – Leogang, Austria hosted the third round of the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup presented by Shimano. This was arguably one of the most thrilling races of the season as American Aaron Gwin (Specialized Racing DH) snapped his bike chain at the start of his run but still managed to finish first.
Once again, the Men’s Elite race was incredibly close. Gwin shocked spectators as he sped through the finish line at 3:34.354 despite a broken chain which appeared to have snapped right out of the gate. Australian racer Connor Fearon finished second at 3:34.399 but was nearly disqualified after officials believed he went through the tape. France’s Remi Thirion came in third place (3:35.684). After winning at Fort William, Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) of the Republic of South Africa hit his helmet peak on the start gate at Leogang, which caused him to finish 0.3 seconds after Brosnan and place fifth.