It was a long and rough road for Brendan Fairclough after his knee surgery last winter. Once back on the way to speed, little injuries put him off the bike for several weeks again and again. This is why the world cup finals in Norway were Brendan's last chance for a good result in the world cup this year.
The pressure was high, but Brendan managed to stay cool, making up time in the brutally difficult rock sections and keeping the legs firing in the windy pedal sections. A 10th place is a good step in the right direction and will be a good motivation for Brendan for the upcoming winter training.
Floriane Pugin wasn't able to start her revenge from the world championships due to a broken bone in her hand, and Emilie Siegenthaler was not in Norway because of a broken collarbone. Still, Emilie finished the world cup overall on 5th place, Floriane in 6th.
Be prepared for a completely new video experience with the Scott11 riders, when they ride down the Hafjell world cup track together, with a 360° camera. See it soon on www.redbull.com/bike
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sponsors for making this possible, and thanks to the Red Bull Media House for the awesome world cup coverage 2012!
Photos by Sven Martin