Troy Lee Designs’ Troy Brosnan Narrowly Misses Win in Switzerland

2017-07-13 10:50
Troy Lee Designs rider Troy Brosnan rode a stellar run down the Swiss mountainside in Lenzerheide to post a time just 0.16 seconds off the winner, helping him secure second in the Downhill general classification. He’s currently sits second in the standings. Luca Shaw also posted a good run to earn sixth. Jack Moir finished just outside the top-10 in 11th, but the story was Aaron Gwin’s outstanding run that went off the rails after the final split when he ripped the tire off his rim, which pushed him back to 51st.

After taking the win at the previous round, Brosnan put himself in good position to challenge for the point’s lead in Switzerland. The course was a tad slower during qualifying where he scored second, but overnight rains helped prep the course for a great race day. When his run was over, Brosnan was one of just four riders to score times under three minutes. His second-place finish propelled him to a 12-point lead in the standings.

American Luca Shaw also put in an impressive run in Switzerland, after having a tough time in qualifying where he went 53rd following a flat. He didn’t let Day 1 keep him from a great performance when it counted and he came away with sixth. Jack Moir qualified 16th on Saturday and made an even better run during Sunday’s main event where he ran a time good enough for 11th. Finishing in the top 15 was Charlie Harrison who ran a solid time to score 14th.

Australian Dean Lucas’ run was good enough for 28th. Brendan Fairclough felt good coming into the weekend, but after getting flat in qualifying and currently sits outside the top 20 in points was unable to line up Sunday.

The story of the day went to Troy Lee Designs rider Gwin who scored first during Saturday’s qualifying round. On the final run of the day, Gwin knew what he had to do and he was doing it – running 1.5 seconds ahead of the leader going into the final segment. Unfortunately, he was going fast enough for his tire to come apart from the rim and he had to settle for 51st. Gwin is third in the standings and his speed in Switzerland only proved that Gwin is ready to win more races this season.

The next UCI World Cup Mountain Bike World Cup will take place in less than a month at Mont-Saint-Anne, Canada from August 5-6.

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Men’s Elite, Downhill – Lenzerheide, Switzerland
Greg Minnaar, Santa Cruz Syndicate
Troy Brosnan, Canyon Factory Racing DH
Danny Hart, MS Mondraker Team
Laurie Greenland, MS Mondraker Team
Phillip Atwill, Propain Dirt Zelvy
6. Luca Shaw, Santa Cruz Syndicate
11. Jack Moir, Intense Factory Racing
28. Dean Lucas, Intense Factory Racing
51. Aaron Gwin, The YT Mob

Men’s Elite, Downhill – Overall Points Standings
Greg Minnaar, Santa Cruz Syndicate
Troy Brosnan, Canyon Factory Racing DH
Aaron Gwin, The YT Mob
Loris Vergier
Jack Moir, Intense Factory Racing
15. Luca Shaw, Santa Cruz Syndicate
25. Charlie Harrison, Intense Factory Racing
40. Dean Lucas, Intense Factory Racing

**Photos by Sven Martin
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About Troy Lee Designs
For over 30 years, Troy Lee has been customizing helmets "For The World's Fastest Racers." TLD's relentless commitment to creating products that exceed the cutting edge of style, design and quality, has earned them the reputation as an innovator in many different fields of racing. Troy Lee Designs has since expanded into a full force operation, offering a complete line of helmets, apparel and premium protection for off-road motorcycling and bicycling, sportswear and accessories, and operating the TLD supercross and motocross teams. Based in Corona, California, Troy Lee Designs has a global network of distributors.


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