The 2017 World Cup season is done and dusted and it’s fair to say it was one of the best seasons of top flight racing we’ve had in some time. Val di Sole was a grand finale to the season. Check out our massive photo epic courtesy of Brett ‘Tree’ Shelfer.
“Val Di Sole, Italy,”valley of the sun” so it’s called and they are not wrong in slightest!! Looking back this season it’s been truly epic!! Lots of things happening with in the team’s, Manon Carpenter announcing her retirement from top level racing to take on her new project’s and I’m sure they are going to be awesome! Could this be another Hanna Barnes type journey? Who knows and to be fair I’m looking forwards to whats around the corner for her.
Markus Pekoll closing his amazing racing career and another example of a true and exceptional racer. I hear he’s taking on being a farther, I wish you all the very best Markus it’s been a pleasure!!
The final round of the UCI Mountain Bike World cup visits the beautiful mountain side and valley of Trentino Val DI Sole, the history behind this track from many great races and memories had this was going to be one hell of a show down!!
Gwin, Minnar, Hart, Bronson, all biting at the bit and it’s all down to that one race run!!
This is Val Di Sole, it’s super gnarly, steep, rough , fast, hot, and packed full of surprises! Sit back grab a beer….”
All Photos by – Brett ‘Tree’ Shelfer