Wednesday 5th May
Sunday 9th May, 2021

Safety first

One of the major innovations in cross-country design in recent years has been the introduction of frangible technology, including frangible pins and MIM clips.

In yesterday’s cross-country phase, pins and clips were triggered at the KBIS Bridge (11/12), the Wadworth Lower Lake (26) and at the Voltaire Design Huntsman’s Close (28ab). In some of these instances, serious falls were prevented.

Course-designer Eric Winter reflects on the important part these devices now play in the safety of the sport.

Hear what Eric has to say…