It’s back to back weekends of World cup racing and this week we head back to Vallnord, Andorra. After a 2 year hiatus the UCI DH World Cup heads back to Andorra and a brand new track, higher up on the mountain starting at over 2300m above see level, it’s high speed and wide open with some rough technical sections. Here’s the live broadcast times and details…
By Mike Branch | Photography Boris Beyer
Vallnord is a well known fixture on the World cup circuit and home to the Commencal team headquarters, it’s a place that Greg Minnaar calls home for most of the year and it’s back on the calendar for 2022. A new track that starts higher on the mountain and finishes on the other side of the mountain to the track of old. It’s wide open with some forest sections and a lot of open ground that will have the riders at super high speeds before dropping into some more technical sections.
Last time we were here was 2019 and it was the last stop we saw Rachel Atherton take a win on the World Cup circuit, is this the first stop for 2022 we see her return to form and take the win? Loic Bruni won the 2019 Men’s final but this year he’s returning from injury and isn’t expected to be at 100% for this round meaning Amaury may continue his reign of 2022.
Whoever graces the podium in Vallnord you can be sure of one thing, they have fought the very best in the World to get to the top. Our picks for Vallnord are Miriam Nicole and Greg Minaar, stay tuned to Red Bull TV for all the action.