Gallery: World Cup Fort William

A challenging day for Trek Factory Racing DH

Fort William is a mythical place, felt by many to be one of the most challenging courses on the DH World Cup circuit. It’s technical attributes are already difficult, but when the inevitable foul weather is added, riders can be confronted with a true Goliath.

This year’s edition proved to be one of the most vicious in recent memory, with numerous riders suffering from crashes and injury before and during the race. The Trek program was not saved from the carnage, suffering from a few solid slams in their pursuit of the podium. Overall the weekend was strong learning lesson mixed with a solid result from first year elite rider Kade Edwards, who finished the weekend in 20th.

The weekend kicked off with track walks and of course, some rain

Finding the right lines is always the name of the game

Best known way to warm up after track walk? RC cars


In all it's glory

Laps, it was wet

Kade making things happen

Reece came in as a top favorite, looking to best last year's podium

Time to dry out

Always time to meet the press...

...and meet the fans

Qualifications kept riders on their toes

Practice makes perfect

Race day comes up quick, a final checks always a must

Reece Wilson had bad luck with a broken chain and tree slam

A tough day for Ethan who hit the deck on race day

Charlie Harrison wasn't able to keep the pace

Best for the team was Kade Edwards with a 20th place finish

All riders still in one piece at the end of the week, with eyes forward to Leogang

Keep in touch with the team as they head over to the next round of World Cup action in Leogang!