Monster Energy’s Amaury Pierron (FRA) has taken home his third win of the 2019 World Cup downhill season in Lenzerheide, Switzerland at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Word Cup. His Monster Energy teammates Troy Brosnan and Danny Hart took fourth and fifth place, and Loris Vergier landed eighth place.
After qualifying fifth on Saturday, Pierron knew what he had to do, "pin it to win it," and that is just what he did to land himself onto the top podium spot. Pierron let loose on a run filled with crafty lines, made minimal mistakes, and carried high speeds bringing him across the finish line in first place.
The picturesque track in Lenzerheide winds its way 1742m down the mountain, and drops 402m. Filled with dozens of berms, it’s one of the only World Cup tracks to be almost completely out in the open on the ski run, and visible the entire way from the gondola. With loose rocks over hard pack dirt, conditions are usually extremely slippery, rain or shine. This year was a mixed bag of weather with torrential rains on course walk day and then sun for practice. Race day was misty and wet in the morning, but the skies cleared up in time for racing and the rain stayed away despite threatening clouds.