August 16 2021
Jordan Williams took a close-fought second place in the junior category at round three of the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia.
In the elite races Matt Walker and Veronika Widmann both put down solid runs to place 11th and ninth respectively.
Williams got the racing weekend off to a storming start, qualifying in first place and recording a time good enough for a top-10 in the elite men’s qualification.
In his race run Williams led at the first split by 0.2-seconds. However, by split two Williams had lost time and was two-seconds down on the leader and in seventh place.
By split four Williams had closed the gap and was up to second place, just 0.3-seconds back on the leader.
Stopping the clock at 3:12.509, Williams took his second-consecutive second-place in World Cup competition, just 0.387 back on the win. The result keeps Williams second in the overall standings with three races remaining.
In the elite men’s race Matt Walker qualified a season’s best fifth place. On race day Walker put together another consistent run stopping the clock at 3:10.723 and delivering his best race result of the 2021 season in 11th.
After recently winning the Italian championships and taking bronze at the European championships, Veronika Widmann finished ninth and matched her result from round two of the series.
The team now prepare to race at the World Championships, taking place on August 29 in Val di Sole, Italy.