Last week-end, the Lac Blanc, one of France’s most famous bikeparks, held an international DH race which attracted the creme of the French DH scene. The Lac blanc is well known for his rough and physical tracks. Gregoire Pazdziorko has made a solid performance by wining the U17 category in a time of 2’54″34. The overal classification was won by local hero Remy Thirion. Next week-end Gregoire will take part at the second round of the French Cup in Val d’Isere. Bertrand Gilles and Kristof Lenssens represented the Barracuda/Kona team in Maasmechelen (Belgium) where the local bikepark hosted the third editionof the Kona Freeride Series. This event is a public’s favorite with the short and spectacular track and an always cool atmosphere. The flying Dutchman Joost Wichman and Daniel Prijkel has taken advantage of their 4X skills to take the first places. Bertrand Gilles was fourth, just a second behind the best time while Kristof Lenssens took sixth place on his Kona Cowan.