World Cup Leogang race report

Trek Factory Racing DH scores in Austrian Alps

The World Cup DH circus continued this weekend in beautiful Leogang, Austria. After a historically brutal Fort William the previous week, riders were perhaps looking for smoother sailing in mainland Europe. Teams and athletes were met by incredible vistas and a rowdy race track.

The weekend kicked off with the full battery of track walks, and immediately moved in with practice. Riders found a fast course with plenty of tricky sections and hidden land mines. Qualifications proved a hearty challenge, with none of the riders finishing in terrific spots, and Kade Edwards missing the cut.

Regardless of the rocky start, the elite riders finished it off strong with a seventh for Charlie Harrison, a 16th for Reece Wilson, and junior rider Ethan Shandro in 17th.


This sums up the views in Leogang

Track walk is always a vital part of the weekend, where riders and staff get an up close look at the conditions

Kade plans to go that way

Time to ride.

Qualifications went off, and riders made it look good

Race day

Hand eye coordination stuff

Game time

Ethan has the speed, but wasn't able to make it happen this weekend

Shiny helmets, a must

Time to go

Reece was up first

"Real happy to bounce back with a solid top 20 after last week," said Reece Wilson. "Felt I rode a little too safe in sections just to play it safe which pushed me a little further back than I wanted to be. Overall I’m pumped to build on it!

A solid finish for Reece, who was on the hot seat for some time

Charlie came in hot with a rowdy run

It was a TFR hot seat for a good bit

Such a good weekend in Leogang," said Charlie Harrison! "Beautiful views, great track, and had an amazing time with the team. I was really happy to be back in the top 10 after a tough weekend last round. I’m looking forward to heading to Innsbruck this week for Crankworx!

A solid weekend

Another weekend in the books

The team now heads over to enjoy a week of riding at Crankworx. Keep in touch as the action kicks off!