The mountain bike world cup 2013 is over, and Gstaad-Scott’s junior Noel Niederberger managed to finish it with another win in an exciting race in Leogang, Austria.
Noel had already won the first round of this years world cup, in Fort William, Scotland, but then had to go through a little low in the middle of the season. After crashing in round 2 in Italy, he didn’t feel well for round 3 in Andorra and placed 10th. But then he fought his way back to the podium in Kanada with a 3rd place, ended up 4th at the world championships in South Africa and at world cup 5 in Norway, and finally was on full speed again for the finals in Austria!
All of this takes Noel to the 3rd place in the overall world cup 2013.
Brendan Fairclough changed for click-pedals for this race with its long flat section in the middle. After a safe and calm qualification, he managed to end this world cup season with an 18th place, which puts him onto 16th overall.
Emilie Siegenthaler finished the world cup with a 9th place that put her into 7th overall.
Floriane Pugin wasn’t able to compete because of her shoulder injury from Norway. She places 6th in the overall.
Patrick Thome had mechanical problems at the top of the track. He tried to make up for it by attacking even harder, which caused a crash towards the bottom of the track.
He places 34th in the overall world cup.
It’s no time for vacation now as the team starts testing for 2014 straight away, and there are still quite a few events to come for Brendan Fairclough, such as the Red Bull Rampage on october 12 and 13.
For those who haven’t seen the race track in Leogang yet, you can take a ride down it together with team manager Claudio here!