STA, 28 April 2019 - World champion Loic Bruni from France won Sunday's World Cup mountain biking downhill on Slovenia's Pohorje, which hosted the event after a nine-year break. The women's race was won by Britain's Tahnee Seagrave.
Bruni outperformed Britain's Danny Hart by 0.404 seconds, while Australia's Troy Brosnan finished third.
Slovenia's Jure Žabjek, the best male competitor last season, finished 20th.
He is nevertheless happy with the result, making a comeback after injuries cost him almost all of last season.
"I believe I can climb higher," Žabjek, a member of the Slovenian-Canadian Unior/Devinci Factory Racing team, said after the race.
The women's race was won by Seagrave, with Slovenia's Monika Hrastnik, last year's European champion, finishing fifth.
The World Cup event on Pohorje used to be one of the most popular races of the season. The first race was held 20 years.
The organisers said this was Maribor's largest sporting event in recent years.
The Red Bull Media House estimated around 60 million spectators from around the world would tune in live.
You can see the course below, and if you'd like to mountain bike in Pohorje then check out the Bike Park site here