electrical bike YT Mob comes again with a Gold & Silver from Worlds. | Competitions
The lengthy awaited return to world class racing in 2020 noticed the YT Mob in Austria for the UCI World Championships on an up to date observe in Leogang that had quite a lot of new woods sections that suffered closely as we speak within the autumn rain.
Regardless of the problem thrown up by the mud, snow, chilly and slippery roots, Oisin O’Callaghan grew to become not solely the group’s first World Champion, however Eire’s too, when he dominated the Junior Downhill finals right here as we speak. Workforce mate David Trummer took dwelling Silver in Elite Males’s, the perfect end result ever by an Austrian man in downhill mountain bike racing, in what was a particularly powerful afternoon for the world’s greatest.
On Friday in qualifying it was Angel Suarez who had an ideal end result, ending ninth and searching sturdy for as we speak’s race. The Spaniard had an ideal run going, turning the lights inexperienced a lot of the means down, till getting the entrance wheel caught in a rut, sending him over the handlebars. It took a very long time to climb again as much as his bike and he in the end completed in P72.
Oisin, who had certified in eighth place after a small crash within the closing woods part after catching a slower rider, was eager to get the bike down as we speak with none main errors. Regardless of the situations being a lot worse than Friday, he not solely took the hotseat however recorded a time 2 seconds sooner than the qualifying successful time from Friday. Beginning 23 riders from the top it was then an extended nervous wait to see if any of the remaining 22 riders might higher his time. In the long run it was his efficiency within the decrease woods that ensured a strong victory. Much more satisfying for the group and our title sponsor YT Industries was that all the Junior podium was made up of finalists from our World Tour seek for Younger Expertise from final yr, so a giant congratulations additionally to Dan Slack in 2nd and James Elliott in third.
Oisin stated: “As that is my first World Championships I simply wished to place down a strong run with not many errors, to see the place I’d find yourself. To be trustworthy, it hasn’t sunk in but correctly. I’m gonna want a while for this to sink in, I’m so completely satisfied.”
The lads’s race was held in epic situations and it took particular talent to get down the hill with out crashing or shedding velocity within the severely muddy woods. Dave confirmed nice composure in maintaining the bike upright and carrying velocity wherever he might, and likewise choosing the proper tires for the job, ending virtually 3 seconds forward of third place. At this time he ran the brand new Maxxis Shorty’s entrance and rear on his customized YT TUES.
That is now Dave’s 2nd silver medal, to go along with the one he took dwelling from Champery in 2011 for the junior males’s downhill.
Dave stated: “I had in my head all the way in which down that the underside woods part was key, so though I pushed within the higher sections, as soon as I arrived on the decrease woods I attempted to remain calm and chill, and actually concentrate on staying on the bike, shedding as little time as potential, and this appeared to work for me as we speak. I’m actually completely satisfied and I believe I would like extra time to understand precisely what I’ve carried out as we speak.”
The group is happy to go to Maribor tomorrow for the opening 2 rounds of the UCI World Cup, with the primary race being deiced on Friday, and the 2nd one on Sunday, with all of the motion after all on Crimson Bull TV.