There’s no pics in yet but Sam Hill slammed the competition at a wet Mont St Anne to take the win over 2nd place finisher Stevie Smith(Canada), and third place finisher Greg Minnaar. Blenki, Brook and Justin all put in solid performances (9th, 12th and 14th respectively) but in the one-off race that is the World Champs, anything other than first doesn’t mean shit. In the Juniors, an in-form George Brannigan managed 4th, and Sam Hill Mini-Me Troy Brosnon took the win with a time that would have put him in 15th in the Elite field!!! Full Mildy press release and pics to come shortly. And to my surprise when I turned my computer on this morning I got to see the final 10 runs without paying Freecaster a single Euro! Stoked! Results Below.
Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main people we call on to do that work. Not only is he an extremely talented bike rider and incredibly knowledgeable about suspension, but he can actually interpret and translate what he’s feeling in a way that he can communicate to the rest of the engineering team. This enables them to cross-reference the data they’ve collected with real life, on-trail experience to build better bikes and provide the right setup for our riders. We’re constantly refining our VPP™ suspension as well as the damping tunes shocks we spec on our bikes in order to make sure our bikes ride really, really good.