Downhill cycling star breaks into world top ten

2019-09-11 06:01
PHOTO: Craig DuttonBeani Thies in action.

PHOTO: Craig DuttonBeani Thies in action.

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WARTBURG Kirchdorf School’s cycling star, Beani Thies, is back from Canada sporting the title of ninth in the World for the Junior Women’s 2019 World Downhill Championships, held in Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA), Canada.

Beani had a successful trip at her first World Championship event, and said she had gained a lot from this experience and thoroughly enjoyed travelling with the SA team.

The following was said about the event: Following a long week of course inspection, training and preparation, riders were given a single, high-pressure race run in a bid for the coveted rainbow-striped jersey as they represented their home country.

The classic, long-running downhill course of MSA is a five-minute torture test for both bike and athlete, but it was in spectacular condition from top to bottom, making for fair, even racing the entire afternoon. Strategy, physical strength and mental prowess must come together with a perfectly performing bike for a gold medal to be earned.

RACE RESULTS:

Valentina Holl

Mille Johnset

Anna Newkirk

Nastasia Gimenez

Jordan Scott

Fiona Murray

Cassie Voysey

Lauryne Chappaz

Sabine Thies

McKenna Merten

Amy Ertel

Autumn Parham

Bailey Goldstone

Madison Skrypnet. — Supplied.

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