Posted by Editoress on 04/29/19
Canadian riders had a strong start to the Downhill World Cup season in Maribor, Slovenia, with Mark Wallace (Canyon Factory) qualifying first in Elite men and finishing eighth in the Final. In the Junior men, Ethan Shandro (Trek Factory Racing) was on the podium in second place at his first-ever World Cup, while Lucas Cruz (SRAM TLD Racing) was just off the podium in fourth. Rachel Pageau was the only Canadian woman competing, but did not qualify for the Final.
Junior Men podium
World champion Loic Bruni (Specialized) of France took the Elite men's win, ahead of Danny Hart (Madison Saracen) and Troy Brosnan (Canyon Factory). Wallace sits sixth overall in the standings, due to his qualifying win. Finn Iles (Specialized) qualified third, but had problems on his run, finishing 52nd, and is 25th overall in the standings.
Other Canadian Elite results include Forrest Riesco in 44th and Ben Wallace in 55th. In the Junior men, Ian Miley was 16th and Elliot Janieson (Norco Factory) was 17th.
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