We came in this morning with a note from Pete from HOTLINES, our UK distributor…
“Ben Cathro won the iXS European Downhill Cup ahead of a stacked field that included Cam Cole, Nick Beer, Wyn Masters, Shaun O’Connor, Matt Simmonds, Filip Polc amonst others. Totally stoked on his über-radness.
Cathro is on the MTBCUT Team running our boxxer stems, pedals and Silent guides check out this video of the IXS race and keep your eyes peeled for Adam Brayton pinning it on our flats.
Here’s the release we saw this am.
MTBCut.tv rider Ben Cathro rode to victory this weekend at the Innerleithen round of the iXS European DH Cup.
Ben rode straight into the Hot Seat and stayed there right throught to the last Elite rider - this has got to be some kind of record for length of time spent in the lead! Ben was one of the first to run in the Elite field as he couldn't make it to the seeding runs the day before - as he was at fellow MTBCut rider, and manager, Stu Thomson's wedding where he was an usher. Obviously getting a good nights sleep wasn't part of Ben's race plan!
Ben won by over a second with a time of 2:57.281, with fastest seeding rider Lewis Buchanan coming in 2nd at 2:58.477 and CRC/Intense rider Matt Simmonds claiming 3rd spot with 2:58.583. Ben's race run was typical Cathro style - fast, loose and incredible to watch!
The purpose built track at Innerleithen was a mixture of different surfaces - loamy and sticky up top, dusty and loose in the trees and wet and slippy grass coming into the arena - several riders came to grief in the last 2 corners in the field - some even managing to wash out after crossing the line!
The MTBCut guys are supported by iXS and Straitline via Hotlines - and are supplied with custom Straitline components and iXS protection and apparel.