Aaron Gwin Leads the World Cup Overall After Round 4
After taking an early lead in the DH World Cup points race Aaron Gwin came to the fourth round in Leogang looking to open the point’s gap. All eyes were on Gwin during the weekend after his miraculous chainless win at Leogang the previous year. This year he managed to keep his chain on and take the overall win by over three seconds. After the race Aaron said it was an “Amazing weekend for myself and the team. I’ve always loved coming to Leogang and this year was no different. The course changes and weather conditions were tough this year but we prepared well throughout practice and I’m really happy with how everything came together. The bike felt awesome and I was able to lay down a great run. Thanks to everyone for all of the support, and I’m excited to be heading home for a couple of weeks. I’m hoping to further improve during the time off so we can come out strong again in Lenzerheide next month!”
Angel Suarez also had an outstanding weekend finishing in 23rd overall during the hotly contested Leogang final. He took an impressive 15 seconds off his qualifying time compared to most riders who only took 7-8 seconds off their qualifying runs. Angel seems to be picking up some momentum going into the latter half of the season.