GEE UNBEATEN - CRANKWORX DH
Gee takes his 3rd consecutive win at the Crankworx Polygon Air DH
Gee Atherton took his third win at the Polygon Air DH at Crankworx this weekend. He is unbeaten in the Event’s history – having secured double wins with Rachel in 2012 and 2013.
Team-mate Marc Beaumont took 7th place (He’s previously scored a 6th and a 4th here)
In seeding Gee laid down an awesome run to put 8 seconds into the rest of the field, Marc took it steady seeding 18th.
Come race day the wind was still high – causing many riders to opt for going around the famous Giant Air DH jumps. The track had dried out to become bumpy, super fast and it remained very steep, this year there was a new high speed section added which the riders loved.
Marc’s mechanic Mark Maurissen said “That was a man’s track this weekend! GT’s BMX rider Mike day is here – he said it’s the steepest track he’s ever ridden!”
Gee was one of the few who took the final jump and it paid off for him with his 3rd Air DH victory. Marc opted for caution, skipping the final jump and finishing in 7th place.
Marc said “It would have been good to podium here but Crankworx is always a great weekend. The track was fun and we’ve had a great time.”
Gee said “I’m stoked to take the win here again – the track was tough!”
GT factory Racing’s junior rider Taylor Vernon also had a successful weekend taking the win at Pearce Cycles, Bringewood with the fastest time of the day 2:20.39.
1 Gee Atherton 3.35.62
7 Marc Beaumont +4.88
Via Atherton Racing
Photos: Sven Martin