Seagrave Takes The Win In Italy
Tahnee Seagrave is in full pursuit of taking UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup glory after pulling off a massive win in Val di Sole.
Midway through the track, she heard on the loudspeaker that she was 2 seconds back on Rachel Atherton, so she dug deep and threw caution to the wind for the remaining minute and a half of track. Tahnee was in disbelief as she made her way to the hotseat, and later to the top step of the podium. A winning time just 0.12 faster than Rachel Atherton, and some of the closest racing has been witnessed in the women’s field this season.
Tahnee explained to Pinkbike.com, “I’m always puzzling! It just takes me a lot more time than others to piece it together. Most of the time it comes together for race day! I think even if it had been wet I knew where I was going and knew what I needed to do. I still would have given it my all and I’m confident I would have ended up with a good result but I am so glad I managed to take the win! I’m not really used to riding in the dry, it’s been a weird one…It’s been the best win so far because it was so tight and you have to work really hard for it and that’s exactly what I had to do… Rewarding!