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!
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!
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]
Got some new colors on the race machine this weekend ??? @fox #ridefox @yt_industries #yttues #e13_components #trpbrakes #htpedals #odigrips #onzatires #renthalmtb #sdgcomponents @the_yt_mob Zdjęcie zamieszczone przez użytkownika Aaron Gwin (@aarongwin1)
2nd place – Troy Brosnan – Aussie young gun!
3rd – Danny Hart – A “Stay on your bike” legend!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!Since I-do-not-remember-when Greg is racing for Santa Cruz Syndicate team. Here’s his sweet rig back in Lourdes:
5th – Loic BruniHe’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.