First on Top. Back on Top.
Myriam Nicole and Troy Brosnan end win-drought at the UCI World Cup Downhill in Andorra
Is there something special in the water in Les Gets, France? Two weeks ago, we reported from Crankworx Les Gets that Myriam Nicole and Troy Brosnan had won the event’s DH race. [Brosnan’s victory marked the first World Cup win for the all-new SRAM Code brakes.] Both sat out Crankworx Innsbruck just a week later, opting instead to focus on Andorra. There, this past weekend, both delivered top-of-the-podium performances, which ended a UCI World Cup DH win-drought that’s lingered since 2011 for Nicole and since 2014 for Brosnan.
The Andorra World Cup track is steep, with inclines of 75 percent and ropes throughout the course to help keep spectators from falling. It’s also quite unforgiving — just ask the top-tier qualifiers who hit the deck during their race runs.
But for Myriam “Pompon” Nicole and Troy Brosnan, it was a track that delivered a return trip to the top step on the podium. Nicole’s performance marks the first UCI World Cup win for the RockShox Super Deluxe Coil shock. Brosnan’s win is the first World Cup victory for the new SRAM Code brake.
Pompon’s Commencal was equipped with a RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork, Super Deluxe Coil RC World Cup shock, SRAM Guide Ultimate brakes and a SRAM X01 DH drivetrain, and delivered a margin of victory of 2.997 seconds.
Brosnan’s first-ever World Cup DH win for the new SRAM Code and the Canyon Factory Downhill team was completed on his Sender equipped with a RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork, Vivid RC2 shock, SRAM Code RSC brakes and X01 DH drivetrain. His margin of victory was .0220 of a second. [Every detail matters.]
Photos by Boris Beyer and Dan Hearn