Big week in Andorra, arguably the steepest and most severe track on the 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill circuit, team TLD had their work cut out for them. The weather held up nicely throughout the week, but would eventually make for dry, dusty and loose conditions similar to the conditions in Big Bear, California.
Friday marked track walk and the first day we got to see the riders on their bikes. The middle section of the track was so steep you needed a rope to get down, but that didn’t stop the TLD bike crew from have a couple laughs down the way.
Qualifying day! Jack Moir, Troy Brosnan and Vali Höll have all had great past results here. The highlights from Saturday were Troy Brosnan’s 2nd fastest time, Luca Shaw’s 10th best time and Vali Höll’s fastest pace in junior women’s.
Yes, you read the header right TLD took gold, silver and bronze in Andorra. Vali Höll keeps doing her thing and winning to take GOLD in junior women’s. Sram TLD Racing teammate, Lucas Cruz earns his best results with SILVER and now sits second overall in the junior men’s category. Canyon Factory Racing’s Troy Brosnan remained steady and earned BRONZE after a quick but controlled run down the hill.
“So happy with 3rd place on the day and know I’ve got more in me!”– Troy Brosnan