Greg and Josh charged hard in Leogang, and were right on pace with each other all week. On race day, Greg was looking to win back-to-back World Cups, and Josh was hunting for a return to form following his crash at Ft. William. With the help of Syndicate physio Dr. Lawrence Van Lingen, Josh had treatment all week and made huge strides in order to ride, let alone pin it on his way to a top ten run. After qualifying 5th and 6th, they attacked the course one after the other, both taking places on the hot seat behind Troy Brosnan.

Josh looked strong coming off of last week’s injuries, and Greg had to make an early-run reset after hitting his head leaving the start. As he said, “The week didn’t pan out too bad. I was obviously a bit disappointed when I hit my head on the start hut while leaving gate. It pushed my goggles up into my eyes and I had to sit down and align them and it disrupted my run a little bit. When I got my rhythm back I was able to catch up some time, which shows that things are gelling with the bike and me. I’m even more motivated going into Switzerland.” Following Gwin’s chainless win, Greg finished in 5th, and Josh in 7th. Greg remains 3rd overall in the series and Josh moves up to 8th. Watch the latest episode of THE SYNDICATE embedded above.

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