10 Jul 2012

Leov wins mountain bike downhill with broken finger

8:29 am on 10 July 2012

The national mountain bike downhill champion Justin Leov defied the pain and discomfort of a broken finger to win the latest round of the US Grand Prix series in New Hampshire.

Nursing the broken finger suffered in last week's World Cup in the US, Leov nursed his way through to fifth fastest in qualifying before laying down a superb run in the final for the Trek World Racing team.

He clocked 2:06.78 to win by more than a second.

It was a gutsy performance from the 27 year old, who has announced he will retire from racing on the World Cup downhill circuit at the end of the season.

Leov has taken a commanding lead with one round remaining in the US series.