07 August 2016    Ruaridh   Jure  

The venue with longest tradition in UCI World Cup is never short of great organization, super fans and exciting racing. Today’s men race was intensive all the way to the end and Danny Hart’s second win in a row, meanwhile our downhill riders also did had a very good weekend. Jure was in MSA for the first time ever – after two fantastic results in Leogang and Lenzerheide – and finished with less shiny, but still solid result. He was 60th.

Ruaridh meanwhile greatly improved on his qualifications result, had a very fast run with some small mistakes and finished 20th! He had better results in the season, but at the same time this is his best result on this venue. He also improved his position in overall standings – he’s now 22nd.

Ruaridh Cunningham, 20nd: “I’m pretty happy, top-20 is always good. Felt like been struggling a little bit this week – just with letting go. Have been fighting a bit much, which is the worst thing you can with how rough is it. This morning I took it easy, just looked at lines cause it was a little bit wet and for race run I knew I can let it go.
Run was good, it was fast in lots of spots. I did a few mistakes in awkward spots, where I lost a little bit of momentum on to flat sections, which was quite frustrating, especially with seeing how close the times were in front of me. At the same time it’s a good result and I think my best on this track. We got one left, but first I go to Crankworx, we have a lot of racing there.”

Jure Žabjek, 60th: “Track in MSA is very fast, quite rocky in some sections. I’m quite happy with my final run, another solid result for me. I had some problems in the top part of the track on my practice runs, but in the finals it went smooth. I did small mistake just before the finish and I lost some time on the end. This is my first race on this venue, and I’ll take good result with me from Canada.”

We have another race tomorrow – it’s race day for Tanja Žakelj!

Results on the UCI website
Official website of the event
Reply of the race on Red Bull TV
UTT on Facebook

Photos by Keith Valentine & Grega Stopar