Likely the roughest track of the 2018 World Cup, Val di Sole took no prisoners. It was the downfall of Commencal’s best hope in the women’s race. On a pre-race run, Myriam Nicole went over the bars, landing on her lower back and putting her in the hospital for two days.
The men fared better. Thomas Estaque had a heater of a run putting him in the hot seat, until he was knocked back four places to take fifth on the day--his best result yet.
But it was once again Amaury Pierron who stole the show. After qualifying first, Pierron was the last to drop for finals. The suspenseful lead-up paid off, with Pierron racing his way to first, a half second ahead of Laurie Greenland. It was Pierron’s third World Cup win in a row.
Keep an eye on Commencal this coming weekend during the Andorra World Cup stop.