On the opposite side of the planet the New Zealand DH Championships took place this weekend. A very high level with strong riders showing up for this event: Brook McDonald, Cam Cole, George Branningan, Nick Beer, etc..
Our flying Kiwi Sam Blenkinsop, set the fastest time in qualifying, but took the silver medal in the finals. Riding his 27.5 DH, he was beaten by his compatriot George Branningang by just 0.6 seconds.
A slight disappointment for Blenky who was on the way to the title, but proved again his consistent riding. Sam is now looking forward to the start of the World Cup season with impatience. To be continued!