08/31/2017, Canyon CFDT AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
DOWNHILL DOWN UNDER
After climbing to a record second place in the World Cup overall during his debut season on the Sender CF, Troy now heads down under for the World Championships in Cairns, Australia. One race. One winner. Can Troy take the rainbow stripes on home soil?
Val di Sole, Italy – Once the dust had settled on the final round of the 2017 Downhill World Cup series, Troy Brosnan found himself on the second step of the podium, just 159 points down on Aaron Gwin. Having come third in the overall standings the last three years, the jump up marked a small, but important improvement for the Australian and his new team. Now there is only one more step to climb.
Mark Wallace put down a strong run to finish seventh and lock up his eighth place ranking in the overall standings. The young Canadian has made it clear that he is one of the best riders in the world and will be looking to find his way onto more podiums next year.
Cairns, Australia – Now there’s only one race left on the calendar. All of the top riders in the world will make their way to the long dusty course on the eastern coast of Australia to lay claim to the rainbow stripes. Troy knows the course well and was a close second on it during last year’s World Cup race. As always, he’ll be looking to win, but this time the stakes will be higher with the home crowd in attendance. Troy had the race as a target before the season even started and will want to give the fans good reason to celebrate. After his improvements this season, expect to see Mark in the hunt for a first-time medal at the race.
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