Bruni defends downhill title at MTB Worlds

10 September 2018 05:01
Loïc Bruni of France repeated as the elite men's downhill world champion at the 2018 Mountain Bike World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, on Sunday. The lead time for the men's field went down slowly until three-time world champion Greg Minnaar of South Africa became the first to go under three minutes. Minnaar started early, since he missed much of the season to injury, but once he was in the Mercedes Benz X-Class Hot Seat, he stayed there through 27 riders, until Belgium's Martin Maes displaced him by 2.4 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Maes was beginning to look untouchable, as rider after rider failed to match his time. It wasn't until defending champion Bruni came down with five riders to go that Maes was bumped from the lead, and even then only by a slim 0.213 seconds. The top two spots on the podium were set, with Danny Hart (Great Britain) taking the bronze. "I had a really good weekend and everything clicked," said Bruni, who has now won three downhill world titles. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News