First up what an absolute banger of a race!! Despite the forecast saying thunderstorms the weather played ball and provided a beautiful summers evening on the SuperMorzine hillside. After a quick sign on for nearly 50 riders it was time to get into racing.
The track ran from the top of Super Morzine, down fast flowing berms of the Red trail, over the road gap before plummeting into Hattock at mach 10. Hattock is Super Morzine's hardest trail, littered with roots, road gaps and doubles it isnt for the faint hearted, to be in with a chance of winning you needed to confident hitting off camber roots, compressions and big senders! With the recent nice weather we've been having Super Morzine was running an absolute dream, with roosty dusty corners, more grip on the roots than we've ever seen and the track lined with rowdy spectators, no wonder everyone was absolutely peaking off the track.
Above: How to do it - Loic Detaill - 3rd Place Men
Below: How not to do it - Felix Montangue
Below: Just a small turnout for the girls but all of them were killing it, with Nina Merzcuajensen (definitely spelt wrong) taking out the win by over 20 seconds, despite completing a bush dive during her run!
Ben Worrall taking the win in the Mens category by over 5 seconds. "Its the hardest Ive ever tried in any race and by far the most fun".
Also Shout out to Sam (13) and Tom (9) Westgate for getting down Super Morzines hardest track and hitting most of the big jumps, these cheeky buggers are going far.
Thanks again to everyone that has come up and raced, helped with timing, cheered the racers along or shared a beer with us. You guys are what make these races what they are!
And of course big thanks to our sponsors for letting these mates races go ahead.
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