July 20th, 2015

Laurie Greenland Wins British National Championships

The 2015 British National Downhill Championships took place in a very sunny and dusty Llangollen in Wales, on a track thatís been used many times for British DH races and always produces close and exciting racing. Trek World Racing had both British riders in attendance, Laurie Greenland in the junior category and Greg Williamson in the Elite Men.

Laurie, already a National Champion in Youth Category in 2013, flew in from his base in France to defend his 2014 Junior National Title, which he did successfully by more than 4 seconds. This means that Laurie will continue to run the national flag on the left sleeve of his race jersey for the remainder of this season.

Laurie said: ďIím really happy to retain the title, it means a lot to me to represent my country as a national champion and wear the flag with pride. We have a strong junior and youth scene in the UK so itís always a tough race but everything went like clockwork for me this week. Stoked on the result and looking forward to heading to Canada next week for more World Cup racing.Ē

For Greg Williamson it was a really strong showing with an 8th place that had him only 1.5secs off the podium. Itís no secret that a British National Championship is a stacked field with so many top World Cup riders coming from the UK. Danny Hart took the win, but Greg Williamson took a confidence boost knowing his speed was there.

Greg said: ďSolid weekend for me. I ran a little wide on a corner at the top but then went for it. Track was pretty blown out and that made it a mission to know where to push when it came to the finals for the Elite men. Even though I finished 8th, I know I'm capable of more now so I'm looking forward to Mont-Sainte-Anne and Windham and putting together some great race runs.Ē

Images: Isac Paddock http://isacpaddock.co.uk

Results: https://www.rootsandrain.com/race2918/2015-jul-19-borderline-events-uk-national-champs-15-llangollen/categories/?4

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