Danny Hart World CHampion 2011!!!
After the storm.....Danny Hart came out as 2011 World Champion.
After a year of amazing performances, his time finally came to take one more step up the box, into first place.
Champery is infamous for its insanely steep and technical terrain, always made worse by the clockwork rain pattern that seems to shroud the event each time. Riding it in the dry is a challenge for the worlds best, but in the wet, it's a whole'nother story.
Danny Hart has been using Five Ten's for his 2011 campaign and has been smashing it all year long. People knew he had the speed and potential, but no-one realised it would mature so quickly.
Some amazing podium finishes on the world cup circuit, set him on the right tracks coming into Champery. Reknowned for his wild, loose cannon riding style, everyone had him down as the wildcard winner.
Everyone from photographers, to videographers, riders and fans alike, looked on in awe all week as he put on a 'whip fest' , getting sideways and looking on fire, building for Sunday.
Come roughly 5 o'clock on Sunday. The young man from Redcar, stood in the start gate, un-phased by the steep river and muddy carnage that layed in front of him. He took lines no-one else even dared look at, literally flying down the hill on another level. He crossed the line a ridiculous 11 seconds up. A gap un-heard of since Sam Hill burst onto the scene some years ago.
20 years old. World Champion.
Check out some of the amazing coverage in the following links:
If you want to ride like Danny, he used Cyclones on his 2011 World Champs campaign: