Watch both women's and men's finals from UCI MTB World Cup 2018 at Fort William in REPLAY here: http://win.gs/UCIMTB2018LIVEThe battle of Fort William is over, the race has been won. This is what happened.
High winds and driving rain provided the backdrop for one of the biggest World Cups on the race calendar. With riders struggling to hold their lines due to the strong wind at the top of the track, and muddy bogs towards the bottom, there was always going to be a little bit of carnage come race day.
And by "a little bit" we mean quite a lot. The Parkin brothers, all three of them, were on the mountain to capture the action so, sit back, put your feet up and watch the world's best battle the elements so that you don't have to.
Replay the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 Leogang, Austria race right here: http://win.gs/UCIMTB2018LIVE
The Austrian track pushed everyone to their limit in an incredible race. Replay the racing, watch the winning runs and read analysis of the races from the third stop of the DH World Cup right here.
Amidst the soaring peaks of the Austrian alps is a race track like no other. The Leogang Bike Park has often had it's detractors. Deemed too finely sculpted and lacking in technical depth, it was often derided by many as little more than a sideshow. Over the years, though, that's gradually changed. Bit by bit, it's been recast, but amongst all the alterations perhaps the track's most notable asset – it’s searingly high speed – has remained intact.
In short, when it comes to going fast on a downhill mountain bike, Leogang is a temple of speed, as Round 3 of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz UCI DH World Cup proved.
Rachel Atherton soared to the first place on an amazingly fast run, while Amaury Pierron keeps the winning streak going. Check out Tahnee Seagrave's error, Luca Shaw's crash and more in our weekly UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2018 Highlights video!