The 3 riders of the Barracuda-Kona Team showed a solid peformance in La Roche (Belgium) for the 3rd round of the Nissan DH Cup. La Roche is now a well-known track on the circuit and requires a lot of flow from the rider on the top section. The new spectacular last part was the place to be for the public as you could follow the riders on the very steep last 30 seconds of the course. The finish line was just after a 20 meters bridge built just for the occasion.
The surprise of the week-end came from Gregoire Pazdziorko who grabed 1st place overall ! After a top ten in qualifying, the U-17 belgian champion took advantage of the rain falling for the super final. Where other riders had some troubles on this steep track, Gregoire placed the perfect run and took a confortable position in the hot seat!
Kristof Lenssens had more troubles riding those wet roots. His fast run was not quick enough to stand on the top of the classification but he ended 1st in the elite category.
After taking 1st in the qualifying round, Bertrand Gilles was the last man on track. His run was very impressive to follow on the Voo giant screen but after having the best intermediate time, Bertrand lost precious seconds on the last section and finally took the 3rd position in the Elite category !
The team will now have two weeks dedicated to training before the IXS Cup in Bad Wildbad (Germany).