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Monster Energy’s Camille Balanche Takes First Place at UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup with Dominant Finish in Leogang, Austria | News

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Monster Electricity congratulates team rider Camille Balanche on her victory in the Elite Ladies division at the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Globe Cup in Saalfelden Leogang, Austria.

SAALFELDEN LEOGANG, Austria, June 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The 3rd round is in the publications! Monster Strength congratulates staff rider Camille Balanche on her victory in the Elite Girls division at the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Globe Cup in Saalfelden Leogang, Austria. In the season’s 3rd Entire world Cup race, the 32-year-previous from La Chaux-de-Fond, Switzerland, emerged in first place with a 4:08.218 complete time, a lot more than 11 seconds in advance of the future rider. She also retained her guide on the overall 2022 period standings.

In the Elite Guys division, Monster Energy’s Danny Hart took second spot in a tight race. The 30-calendar year-outdated from Redcar, United Kingdom, attained a 3:29.141 complete time, a mere .325 seconds powering Excellent Britain’s Matt Walker. Hart was joined on the podium by 26-calendar year-outdated Amaury Pierron from Brioude, France, who accomplished the complicated downhill program in 3:30.530 and defended his selection a person posture on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup rankings.

The iconic bike monitor in Leogang, Austria, hosted the UCI Mountain Bicycle Earth Cup from June 10-12, 2022. At a duration of 2.2 miles, the steep program in Leogang’s ski place is recognised for its difficult climbs and drops. It’s also a riders’ most loved: Leogang was voted greatest Downhill Planet Cup in 2021.

When Friday’s qualifiers were overshadowed by rain and muddy keep track of situations, the sun lastly manufactured an visual appeal on Saturday for the ultimate races. But still, sizeable dampness remained in the track, primarily in the lessen woods segment, putting a premium on machines alternatives and strategic lines.

In the Elite Ladies division, Monster Energy’s Balanche arrived into the race as the existing chief on time rankings. She received the initial time stop in Lourdes, France, and put 2nd in Fort William, Scotland, in late Might. Earlier, Balanche had received Entire world Cup races in Leogang consecutively in 2020 and 2021. In Friday’s qualifiers, the 32-year-outdated Swiss bicycle owner emerged in very first spot, intently forward of Austrian rider Vali Holl.

As it turned out, Saturday’s final was anything at all but a close contact. When the dust settled, Balanche finished the study course in 4:08.218 minutes. Her top secret was the alternative of tires, preparing for moist monitor problems: “Total muds! I rode the total weekend on them, and it was magnificent. The grip was astounding, and it helped me a whole lot at the bottom,” stated Balanche.

Attacking the class with velocity and precision, Balanche finished main the subsequent competitor, Myriam Nicole from France, by a whopping 11.3 seconds.

“It was tremendous superior, just manufactured a little slip-up in the stumps and experienced to pedal, but it’s not wherever you can drop the most time, so it was ok. On the motorway I cased the next table, but it wasn’t undesirable. I you should not consider I missing a good deal of time. In the woods, I was super move, and I was super happy!” claimed Monster Energy’s Balanche upon having the victory at Leogang.

Saturday’s victory marks the 3rd consecutive acquire at Leogang for Balanche and proceeds what is shaping up to be a dominant season. With a full of 585 factors, she continues to be in very first put on the 2022 season leaderboards.

Searching in advance at Spherical 4 of the Globe Cup in her native Switzerland, Balanche reported: “It is really constantly very good to be house, but I’m not super stoked on the monitor in Lenzerheide, and it truly is the place I’ve normally accomplished the worst. So, I am likely to attempt to just do superior this calendar year!”

When the action moved into the Elite Gentlemen division, the substantial-strength group at Leogang was in for an ultra-restricted end. How limited? When all was claimed and accomplished, Monster Energy’s Danny Hart barged throughout the end line at 3:29.141 minutes, a mere .325 seconds driving fellow British rider Matt Walker.

“This is what I wanted! I was becoming practical and browsing for the podium for a although. To get next driving Matt… he rode properly and so did I. I can hold my head up high leaving here. I crossed all my t’s and dotted all my I’s,” said Hart, introducing: “I require to get back again to executing this every 7 days and check out and be there continually!”

Fourth location at Leogang went to Monster Energy’s Amaury Pierron. Right after back-to-again wins at the time opener in Lourdes, France, and Fort William, Scotland, the ‘Flying Frenchman’ dropped into the Austrian training course as the leading-rated rider on the circuit. When all was explained and finished, the adorned French rider concluded the near race in 3:30.530 minutes and scored valuable rating points.

“The podium saved my working day for guaranteed. It was as well quite a few crashes and challenging to find the move. I am delighted with fourth, but I’m actually not happy with my operate. I experienced far too substantially left right now, way too a lot of faults. It is what it is and fourth is fantastic! Fantastic factors and the quantity one particular jersey!” mentioned Monster Energy’s Pierron.

Following his fourth-place finish in Leogang, Monster Energy’s Pierron retains his top rated location on the 2022 period leaderboards with 555 points.

What’s subsequent? Stay posted as the UCI Planet Cup heads to Lenzerheide, Switzerland, from July 8-10, 2022.

For much more on Camille Balanche, Danny Hart, Amaury Pierron, and our team of mountain bike athletes check out http://www.monsterenergy.com. Also adhere to Monster Strength on YouTube, Fb, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok for special updates from the 2022 MTB time.

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