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World Cup Update

Published: 04/06/2012

Fort William World Cup Update

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Gwinn and Atherton dominate in Val di Sole

Aaron Gwin (USA) and Britain's Rachel Atherton blew their competitors away with runs that put them 7 and 4 seconds respectively ahead of the opposition.  On a course as rough and rooty as they come, Gwin's lead was remarkable, pushing Greg Minnaar (RSA) and Gee Atherton (GBR) into second and third, with Marc Beaumont 4th and Danny Hart 6th.  Rachel celebrated the Queen's Jubilee by pushing 4 French riders off the top step of the podium.  All roads from northern Italy now lead to northern Scotland as the rigs, vans, trucks and buses start the long haul across Europe to Fort William. Will this be Aaron's first win on the Aonach Mor course?  Get yourself to Fort William to find out.

Val di Sole (ITA) Downhill Men
1 Aaron GWIN USA 25 3:10.57
2 Greg MINNAAR RSA 31 3:18.42
3 Gee ATHERTON GBR 27 3:18.97
4 Marc BEAUMONT GBR 28 3:19.51
5 Cameron COLE NZL 24 3:20.32
6 Danny HART GBR 21 3:20.89
13 Bernard KERR GBR 21 3:23.21
14 Steve PEAT GBR 38 3:23.25
19 Matthew SIMMONDS GBR 25 3:26.59

Val di Sole (ITA) Downhill Women
1 Rachel ATHERTON GBR 25 3:49.43
2 Myriam NICOLE FRA 22 3:53.92
3 Emmeline RAGOT FRA 26 3:57.51
4 Floriane PUGIN FRA 23 4:04.88
5 Morgane CHARRE FRA 22 4:09.73


Scott and Katy on 4X podium in Val di Sole

It was great to see Britain's Scott Beaumont taking a well-deserved 3rd spot at the Val di Sole 4X event - as one of the joint architects of the new 4X Pro Tour there is no-one more passionate about the sport than Scott. He battled hard with the Czech 4X masters Tomas Slavik and Michal Prokop in 1st and 2nd.

Katy Curd produced another storming race for second place behind Anneke Beerten (NED), so both Katy and Scott come into Fort William buoyed up with strong performances and ready to deliver in front of the home crowd.

Val di Sole (ITA) 4X Men
1 Tomas SLAVIK CZE
2 Michal PROKOP CZE
3 Scott BEAUMONT GBR
4 Felix BECKEMAN SWE

Val di Sole (ITA) 4X Women
1 Anneke BEERTEN NED
2 Katy CURD GBR
3 Cline GROS FRA
4 Lucia OETJEN SUI

 

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