The weekend looked to be a crazy one, and so it was. Bec McConnell could make history for Mondraker and she certainly did.

Second overall in XCO and XCC.

What an achievement. Val di Sole is proving to be Mondraker's lucky place. After achieving a historic milestone in 2016 by claiming the entire podium in the DH discipline, Mondraker has managed, with the help of both Bec McConnell and the PMG Racing Team, to climb onto the second step of the podium in the overall standings in XCO and XCC Short Track of the 2022 season. These two silver medals won by the Australian are proof that the F-Podium DC is a worldwide benchmark.

The final and decisive race in Val di Sole, the ninth of the season, will be marked in the history of the PMG Racing Team and Mondraker thanks to Bec McConnell. The Australian rider took second place in the overall classification in the XCO and XCC disciplines. A success after a dream season.

It all started in Petrópolis at the first round of the 2022 World Cup. Bec won three XCO races in a row in Petrópolis, in Albstadt, where she also won the XCC, and in Nové Mesto. Thanks to this she scored a good handful of points that, although her form was somewhat diminished in the second half of the season, ultimately allowed her to stay in the top positions and finish the season with two podium finishes that have made history. Her nineteenth position in Val di Sole was enough to beat the leader until that moment, Anne Terpstra, but it was not enough to secure the first position against Alessandra Keller, who ended up winning the race with a margin of only 56 points.

Meanwhile, Jofre Cullell closed the season with an excellent 9th place on Friday in XCC, while in the XCO race he finished in 32nd position. After the 9 races of the World Cup, the Catalan finished in 33rd position in the overall standings, quite good considering that Jofre did not compete in 2 of the 9 races and was the second Spanish rider in the standings.

Finally, Francesc Barber rode his last race from better to worse. Nevertheless, the Spaniard finished his first Under-23 World Cup season in a meritorious 11th position and also gained experience that will help him face the coming seasons better.
For the MS Mondraker Team, Val di Sole was also the last race of 2022. Val di Sole is always special for the Mondraker riders and they wanted to deliver a good performance to close the season. A last-minute absence next to the injured Tuhoto-Ariki was that of Brook McDonald. The New Zealander was not well enough to safely face the demanding and tough Italian circuit as he had been dragging the consequences of several crashes in recent weeks that were not going to allow him to perform at 100%.

It was a particularly important day for Eleonora. The race was being held on her home soil with the extra motivation that this entails and, in addition, the Italian wanted to defend her 4th place in the overall standings. Ele was unlucky and a crash meant that she had no chance of a podium finish. In the end, Farina finished 5th overall in a remarkable season for the Trento rider.

It was not Dave Trummer's day. When he was setting podium times, a puncture on the last section of the downhill circuit left him out of the running. Despite several races suffering from mechanical problems, the consistent Austrian rider finished the season in 18th place in the overall standings. Irish youngster Jacob Dickson finished 20th in Val di Sole, finishing the 2022 season in 35th place overall.

After missing the Italian round, Tuhoto-Ariki finished 38th in the final standings, while Brook finished 61st.


With the 2022 season over, the Mondraker teams' results have been more than positive in both cross country and downhill. The PMG Racing Team has made history with a great Bec McConnell, suffering and fighting to the limit in the second part of the season. The Australian's work and sacrifice ability has made her achieve 2 podium finishes with silver medal at the end of the year, a milestone in Mondraker history that had never been achieved before. The PMG Racing Team and Bec McConnell continue to make history.

Meanwhile, Jofre Cullell and Francesc Barber have gained a season of experience in the World Cup in their respective categories, which will surely help them grow and achieve the desired results in the future.

For MS Mondraker it has also been a very good season as Eleonora Farina has achieved several podiums and finished 5th overall, a great success. The Italian has shown that she is among the elite riders of the international DH.

At the beginning of the season, MS Mondraker decided to renew its line-up with experienced riders like Dave Trummer and to bet on young talents like Tuhoto-Ariki. In their first season in the team, the results have been good, considering that bad luck due to mechanical problems or possible crashes play a major role in this discipline, something that unfortunately has taken its toll on the MS Mondraker riders. Undoubtedly, a good future also awaits MS Mondraker after this first season of adaptation and the good performances that Jacob Dickson has achieved throughout the year despite not being able to participate in the World Championships in Les Gets due to injury.

And as always, once the season is over, we are already looking forward to the 2023 World Cup season. We will have to wait and, for the time being, enjoy the results achieved by both the PMG Racing Team and MS Mondraker Team. The World Cup will start at the beginning of May in Holland for PMG and at the beginning of June in Switzerland for MS.