From World Cup Downhill to European XC Championships, from Enduro to 4X, SRAM racers enjoyed a successful weekend across Europe.
Downhill World Cup Round 3 – Fort William, Scotland
Danny Hart (Giant Off Road Factory Team) fought the harsh Scottish weather of the Fort William track to take 2nd place in round three of the World Cup, a mere 0.8 seconds from the winner. Sam Hill (Specialized – Monster Energy) continued his climb back to form with a 4th place finish. Both Hart and Hill were rocking special edition bikes for charity: Hill’s pink Specialized Demo will be auctioned to help fight breast cancer and Hart's high polished Giant Glory raised awareness for wounded and disabled war veterans.
European XC Championship – Moscow, Russia
SRAM XX remains unrivaled in the XC scene, this time at the European Championships in Moscow, Russia. Described having the worst weather in the past ten years, the European Championship race in Moscow saw Moritz Milatz (Germany) victorious, with Ralph Naef (Switzerland) 3rd, Julien Absalon 4th and Jaroslav Kulhavy 5th. In the women’s race Gunn Rita Dahle Flesja (Norway) confirmed her European Champion’s title.
4X Pro Tour – Fort William, Scotland
The new 4X Pro Tour is attracting big crowds and the world’s best riders. Tomas Slavik (RSP) sealed the series with one race to go in Fort William, after winning the first three rounds. Anneke Berteen (Milka Superior) is one of the contenders for the women’s title going into the series final in Willingen, Germany, on June 15th.
Superenduro powered by SRAM – Pogno, Italy
The Superenduro PRO race in Pogno, the official Italian national enduro championship, attracted over 400 riders including international stars Nicolas Vouilloz (Lapierre) and Karim Amour (Kona). In a hard fight over two days of racing it was Nicolas Vouilloz conquering the overall win on SRAM X0 drivetrain.
Trans Germany – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Christoph Sauser (Specialized) pushed through four days and 288.5km of racing to win his third consecutive Trans Germany title. The race features over 10,000m of vertical climb and draws hundreds of competitors to the mountains of Germany and Austria.