Hutchinson Riders Dominate Three Categories in UCI World Cup MTB


Hutchinson Riders Dominate Three Categories in UCI World Cup MTB Muddy Conditions at Mt. St. Anne Test Traction in XC and DH

Quebec City, Quebec – July 26, 2009 – - Hutchinson sponsored racers used a variety of tires to continue their dominance in their respective categories at the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike event at Mt. St. Anne, Quebec, Canada last weekend.

Many riders were prepping, planning and testing their wares, as Mt. St. Anne will be the site of next year’s Mountain Bike World Championships.

Multi-time World and Olympic Champion Julien Absalon and Junior Champions Danny Hart and Anais Pajot utilized their arsenal of Hutchinson tires to beat the elements and their competition at the wet, muddy, rooted and rocky race twenty miles outside of Quebec City.

While many of the pro men’s field at the World Cup chose to run semi-slick tires for the cross-country race as the days rain had slowed to a mist, Absalon chose a more aggressive “Cobra” model for his front tire, with the tried and true “Python” for the rear.

This combination allowed Julien to maintain an aggressive attack in the slippery wooded sections of the course, while being able to roll to speed on the smoother sections near the start finish area. This win is his fourth of the season and puts him solidly 480 points ahead of the second place competitor in the World Cup points series, and almost locks the title for the year.

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Team Lapierre’s junior phenom Danny Hart moved up from 37th in the World Rankings to 29th, while maintaining his lead in the Junior competition. Hart used Hutchinson’s famous Rhino Downhill tires to keep on two wheels through the treacherous Mt. St. Anne course. Keep an eye on Danny as he continues to strive to be World Junior Downhill Champion.

Hart appears in this photo being recognized with Sam Hill as the current points leaders in the World Cup competition.

Check out this video from Lapierre’s race team:

World Champion Leads Junior World Cup Standings
Sunn Racing’s junior sensation Anais Pajot also used her Hutchinson Rhino DH Tires to navigate the rooty, rocky and muddy downhill at Mt. St. Anne, settling in the top 20 of the Elite Women’s category of the World Cup Standings.

Anais is pictured at the right sharing the podium with fellow countrywomen, former World Champion and current World Cup points leader Sabrina Jonnier.

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About Hutchinson

Hiram Hutchinson, an American expatriate, founded Hutchinson in France in 1853 and began producing bicycle tires in 1890. Starting with the first of Louison Bobet’s three Tour de France victories in 1951, legends from Jacques Anquetil to Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, the Seven-Time Tour de France winning Postal/Discovery Team and current Olympic and multi-time World Champion Julien Absalon have proven the superiority of Hutchinson tire technology.

We also had some incredible results at the Tour de France this weekend. Hutchinson has had more success at the Tour in the last decade than any other tire manufacturer. Vive le France!

source: Steve Boehmke

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