TEAM KENDA MOREWOOD POWERED BY BOS AT UCI MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP IN VALLNORD, ANDORRA
With the steep, snow covered peaks of Andorra acting as a stunning backdrop, KENDA MOREWOOD team riders Mitch Delfs and Nathan Rennie tackled the slick roots and and tight trees under sunny skies and cool temperatures.
After quite successful opening round with very flat course in Pitermaritzburg, South Africa (Nathan Rennie in 12th place and Mitch Delfs in 45th) and also satisfied performance during the second round in La Bresse, France (Mitch Delfs 12th) the third round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Vallnord, Andorra would see Mitch Delfs place 27th (+5.56) while, injured in La Bresse week earlier, Nathan Rennie had a disappointing weekend, ending up 62nd (+10.29).
After a cold and sometime snowy first practice session on Friday, the sun came out and the course dried within hours. By Sunday morning, the once slick, muddy woods had turned into freeways with deep, unforgiving ruts in the turns.
Snowbanks were still located all along the sides of the course causing it to become the only World Cup DH race in recent memory where some paramedics showed up to their stations on snowmobiles and not quads.
Mitch Delfs: “My run was safe and sound, but a bit slow. I thought I would have gone quicker, but I was on cruise mode. I was a little bit too safe, I was in control all the way down and I think you have to get a bit wild to place well at a World Cup final. It was close, I’m not far back, but I’m still in 27th place”
An obviously disappointed Nathan Rennie declined comment.
The team now heads to Morzine for a week off, and then on to Fort William, Scotland for the 4th round of the World Cup series.
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