Austrian rider Andreas Kolb from the Atherton Racing team narrowly missed victory by a mere 0.16 seconds at the sixth round of the 2023 UCI Downhill World Cup.

Andreas Kolb once again demonstrated his quality and mastery in the Downhill World Cup with an impressive performance. On a dusty and challenging track made even more delicate due to dry conditions, the Austrian rider clocked the second-best time in the finals, falling short by just 0.16 seconds in an intensely close race where the top five riders finished within a 0.6-second gap. This marks Kolb’s third podium finish of the season, following his victory in Leogang and his runner-up position at the World Championships a few weeks ago. It’s no coincidence that Andreas relies on Galfer Bike components to control his Atherton bike, specifically the “Disc Shark®” DB027W with a ø223mm diameter, combined with the semi-metallic Pro G1554T brake pads in green.

With this outstanding result, Andras Kolb now sits in sixth place in the overall standings of the 2023 DH World Cup with a total of 1,093 points, trailing the leader by just over 200 points.

It’s also worth highlighting the strong performance of Colombian rider Juan F. Muñoz (IJ Racing), achieving his best result of the season with an impressive 13th place finish in the final, matching the performance of Dom Platt (Atherton Racing) in the junior men’s category.

In the XCO discipline, Galfer representatives didn’t have their best showing in Les Gets. The only “Top10” finish came from Swiss rider Thomas Litscher (Lapierre-Mavic) in the Short-Track category, securing a 7th place.

The UCI World Cup now heads to the Americas to conclude the season with the last two events in Snowshoe (USA) and Mont Saint Anne (Canada) in early October.