By Mikkeli Godfree
They have long been the First Couple of world downhill racing and this past weekend Australian Sam Hill and Frenchwoman Sabrina Jonnier carved a rare feat out of a New Zealand hillside, to take the men's and women's elite world championships.
When they're not landing gold medals for their countries, Jonnier and Hill ride for the Iron Horse/Mad Catz team, which puts them both aboard this bike: Iron Horse's Sunday Factory DH. This particular one is Jonnier's.
It's a hot ride, as Hill and Jonnier have proved over and over again this season. Jonnier's tally for 2006 includes world cup wins at Mont St Anne and several world cup podium spots, while Hill has also been a frequent visitor to the podium this season. But at the world's they both put it all together to take the top step, and had special edition bikes to get them there.
Someone at Iron Horse either had a crystal ball or a heck of a lot of confidence, because the duo's world championship bikes were specially decked out in gold - a tiny hint of what Iron Horse was expecting from the world's.
See the entire Sabrina Jonnier's Iron Horse Sunday Factory DH pro bike artlicle here.