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All you need to know about TOP 5 World Cup riders

This year Overall World CUP (per the UCI) standings are very interesting! We have just one last World CUP race in Vallnord (Andorra) remaining and the podium is still wide open!

Aaron Gwin has 1571 points, Troy Brosnan 1432 and Danny Hart locks the Top 3 gate with 1269. Each win is 200 points, so everything is possible!

Please note that this is the Top 10 according to the UCI, not the World Cup standings. The difference between the two is that the UCI takes into account all UCI sanctioned races: nationals, the World Cup etc.

However, the two are very similar – Gwin, Hart and Brosnan are in the Top 3 and depending on the race in Vallnord, the overall World CUP winner could really still be any of those three riders. Minnaar could also still sneak into the Top 3 if he puts down a good race in Vallnord.

The top10 World CUP is unique too!

UCI world CUP

There are some new faces like colombian Marcelo Gutierez Villegas and Polish Slawomir Lukasik. To give you the idea of these riders, instead of just numbers, we will very briefly describe the top 10 riders. [AdSense-A]


 

1st place Aaron Gwin – No need to describe the legend, but anyway: Let’s do it!

 

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Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Aaron Gwin (@aarongwin1)

    Born December 24  1987 in Morongo Valley, California, he’s a 3 time UCI World CUP winner.

Here’s the place, where Aaron was born. Currently he rides for YT Industries as part of The YT MOB. Here is Aaron’s weapon:    [AdSense-B]

  Aaron’s results in 2016:   UCI world Cup Aaron Gwin


2nd place – Troy Brosnan – Aussie young gun!

Troy Brosnan Troy was born on 13.07.1993 in Adelaide. Here’s Adelaide on a map:

He’s a former Junior World Champion ( Mont Sainte Anne 2010). Brosnan was a teammate of Sam Hill, then Troy was a teammate of Aaron Gwin. He’s still riding for Specialized and here is his new weapon for Crankworkx:

My new bike is going to stand out in Crankworx, Whistler!

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Troy Brosnan (@troybrosnan)

Here are Troy’s World CUP results in 2016:           troy brosnan results


 

3rd – Danny Hart – A “Stay on your bike” legend!

Danny Hart   Danny Hart was born on 20.09.1991 in Redcar.

    Danny is very famous for his 2011 World Champion title and an insanely fast run in wet conditions! The famous “Danny! STAY ON YOUR BIKE” was born here.
    Hart’s results in 2016:    Danny Hart         Danny is riding for Mondraker this year.

This thing is going to get some abuse the next few weeks! Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Danny Hart (@dannyhart1)


 

4th – Greg Minnaar –  Syndicate World CUP weapon!

Greg Minaar   Greg was born on 13.11.1984 in Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa.

He got the podium plenty of times during World Champs, and overall World Cup wins. Minnaar started racing in 2000. He’s been a professional downhill racer for more than 16 years. Greg won World Champion titles in Lugano 2003, Leogang 2012, Pietermaritzburg 2013. Greg’s Results in 2016:     Greg Minaar Since I-do-not-remember-when Greg is racing for Santa Cruz Syndicate team.   Here’s his sweet rig back in Lourdes:

Boom!!! @santacruzbicycles V10 ready for Lourdes

Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Greg Minnaar ?? (@gregminnaar)

 


 

 

 

  5th – Loic Bruni

Loic Bruni           Loic Bruni was born on 13.05.1994 in Nice, France.

      Loic Bruni got a 3rd place in overall 2015 World Cup. Loic’s results in 2016:       Loic Bruni       He’s riding for Specialized. Here’s his rig:

Dunno who’s the sexiest there ?? Absolutely best bike of the year ! Regram from @lacrete5 Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Loic Bruni (@loicbruni29)

Bruni got a injury in the middle of 2016 and did not compete for a big part of the season. You can read more about it here: Loic Bruni Injured! and here Loic Bruni back on bike!  A few days ago Loic had a nasty crash, but luckily he’s okay!

That’s our summary of a must-have info about Top 5 riders of the UCI World Cup 2016.

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