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Had he just sat back and glided through his final run, Daryl Brown (GBR) might have won the Crankworx Les Gets Dual Speed & Style Thursday evening, defending his title from last year on two hours sleep.

After qualifying fastest yesterday on the super quick Leogang track, Aaron Gwin laid down a brilliant final run here today to take his first World Cup win of the season, and his 3rd for The YT Mob.

Albstadt, Germany is set to showcase the second Cross-country (XCO) battle of the season during round three of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano. Just a week after the wild season kickoff in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic, emotions are still high and riders are eager to continue the clash.

The American is on a roll and after winning at Crankworx Rotorua and in Thun tonight, he increases the pressure on his competition for the FMB Diamond Series crown. Rogatkin was follwed by two Italians: Torquato Testa and Diego Caverzasi put on a great show, securing second and third place at the first FMB Gold Event of the season.  

A circuit like Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race’s will always divide the riders’ opinions, between those who love it, thriving to push hard on the Nachtegallenweg hairpins, and those who play it on defense, hoping to recover on the roots of the technical descent to Nals. Anyway, there is one thing on which everybody agrees: you don’t win in Nals by case. You need strength, endurance, condition, and a fair deal of tactics.

Südtirol: a land of incredible beauty, great mountains, apples and – of course – mountain bike. The Internazionali d’Italia Series return to Sudtirol, in Nals, to renew the classic appointment with the Marlene Südtirol Sunshine Race, that on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, celebrates the 17th edition of its prestigious history, that features some of the top names in World MTB.