“Have you not seen those woods!?” Eliot Jackson on practice and qualis in Leogang!
World Cup Downhill 2021 is finally here! In what seemed like an eternity, riders from across the globe are back to work in Austria, home of one of the gnarliest tracks on the circuit. Especially when it’s wet.
But then is the Downhill MTB World Cup track in Leogang ever really dry? Answer for 2021: “Probably not”. Frequent summer storms moving through Austrian Alps are changing riding conditions by the hour, keeping things interesting for everyone inside and outside the tape. The one and only Eliot Jackson walked down the legendary venue, observing the world’s finest dialling in their lines and learning where Saturday’s race could be decided.
Aus rider over there have had mixed fortunes in both practice and qualifying, yet Troy Brosnan outclassed all by some 6 seconds on what others have called one of the hardest tracks to ride, let alone fast! The qualifying edit above is wild to say the least… Could this be the year for Troy?? We’re hoping so!