BURRY STANDER WINS WINDHAM WORLD CUP ON SRAM XX
Burry Stander (Specialized) stormed to victory in the men’s elite cross country World Cup this past weekend in Windham, NY, USA. The South African overcame the hot and dry conditions as he emerged from the dusty course to win his first World Cup this year, riding on SRAM XX drivetrain, RockShox SID 29 Brain fork and Avid BlackBox brakes. Marco Aurelio Fontana (Cannondale) finished third and American Todd Wells (Specialized) rode to an impressive fourth place finish. In the women’s elite race Lea Davison (Specialized) finished fifth. As the XC World Cup season draws to an end and the final race is set to happen in Val d’Isere, France on the last weekend of July, XC racers are getting deeper into preparation for the London Olympics in August.
STEVIE SMITH OBTAINS CAREER BEST WORLD CUP RESULT
During the men’s elite downhill race Stevie Smith (Devinci – SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ) put in an incredible effort on his final run coming within one second of Sunday’s winner. Stevie’s ambitious second place finish proves that he is on par to contend for the top podium spot at the final two World Cup races and eventual World Championship. Danny Hart (Giant Factory Off–Road Team - SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ) finished fourth and junior racer Loic Bruni (Lapierre - SRAM) claimed fifth place. In the women’s elite downhill Myriam Nicole (Commencal/Riding Addiction - SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ) placed fifth.
JÉRÔME CLEMENTZ WINS, SRAM POWERED SERIES DRAWS BIG CROWDS
Jérôme Clementz (Cannondale - SRAM, RockShox, Avid and Truvativ) grabbed yet another win at the Enduro Series Tribe 10,000 in Val d’Allos, France. Meanwhile in Samerberg, Germany the second stop of the Specialized Enduro Series powered by SRAM drew over 200 racers to battle on the technical alpine trails. In Limone Piemonte, Italy, the Superenduro powered by SRAM crew introduced its new mass-start format called Supermountain on a beautiful all-natural course highly praised by all riders.