Loïc Bruni –  Gold

All year Loïc Bruni has been within touching distance of the top World Cup podium spot but never been able to secure the win. That all changed today. Bruni stormed out of the gate, tearing down the track at incredible speed, taking new lines on the rutted course. Having knocked current hot-seat leader Greg Minnaar off the top spot by over two seconds, it was a tense watch for the Frenchman as the final two riders came down the hill.