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2011 Fort William World Cup Downhill Results

Elite Men:

Today's big stories come via two wildcards, MS-Evil rider Brook Macdonald and Team Giant's Danny Hart.

With nearly half the field to go, Brook Macdonald threw down an absolutely incredible run. He was the first person to break Aaron Gwin's qualifying time, and held the hot seat for more than 25 riders! Three-time Fort William winner Greg Minnaar was the first racer able to crack Macdonald's benchmark, and did so by 1.9 seconds. Actually, make that four-time Fort William winner, because Minnaar would hold out for the win.

Shortly after Minnaar finished all eyes turned to Danny Hart. His run was so loose! He blew off his pedals in an upper rock section but miraculously held it together for a 2nd place finish. Knowing he had done so well, Danny was all smiles when he removed his helmet at the finish. Great job Danny!

Second place qualifier Gee Atherton had a mechanical and lost several spokes from his rear wheel. Amazingly he only lost a few lost seconds on the lower portion of the course. Gee ended up 4th on the day.

Aaron Gwin looked solid up top, two wheel drifting into turns and nailing his lines. He was on a blazing pace, and at the second split he was up by 3.78 seconds over the rest of the field! Unfortunately he slipped a few pedals and reportedly crashed near the bottom losing several valuable seconds. 5th place on the day for Trek World Racing's Aaron Gwin.

Greg Minnaar, the 2011 Fort William Downhill Champion

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE 4:43.854
2 HART Danny GBR19910920 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +01.299
3 MACDONALD Brook NZL19911125 MS EVIL RACING +01.934
4 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 COMMENCAL +03.004
5 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 TREK WORLD RACING +03.193
6 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +03.748
7 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +04.269
8 LEOV Justin NZL19841020 TREK WORLD RACING +04.331
9 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ +04.579
10 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +05.823
11 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +06.481
12 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 +06.866
13 LEHIKOINEN Matti FIN19840419 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +07.246
14 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +07.606
15 STROBEL Luke USA19860624 MS EVIL RACING +07.694
16 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 SC - INTENSE +07.953
17 CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh GBR19890215 TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN +08.050
18 PEDEMANAUD Fabien FRA19840612 SCOTT 11 +08.646
19 CATHRO Ben GBR19880420 +09.219
20 SCOLES Matthew NZL19890605 TEAM CINGOLANI TREK +09.343
21 BUTTON Joshua AUS19891125 SC - INTENSE +09.499
22 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 +09.579
23 SPAGNOLO Damien FRA19850428 MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +09.865
24 RIFFLE Duncan USA19861029 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +10.212
25 PASCAL Mickael FRA19791011 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +10.364
26 GUARDIA PASCUAL Bernat ESP19820930 +10.462
27 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +10.646
28 GRACIA Cédric FRA19780323 CG RACING BRIGADE +10.760
29 COUSINIE Fabien FRA19860814 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +11.066
30 BROSNAN Troy ° AUS19930713 MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ +11.151
31 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 CG RACING BRIGADE +11.245
32 O'CONNOR Shaun AUS19910713 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +12.066
33 DELFS Mitchell AUS19890725 KONA +12.080
34 POLC Filip SVK19820410 MS EVIL RACING +12.933
35 VINK Nico BEL19830323 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES +12.985
36 WALLNER Robin SWE19880704 TEAM ARE BIKEPARK POWERED BY W - RACING +13.149
37 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES +13.435
38 SCOTT Mark ° GBR19930511 +13.804
39 RUFFIN Thibaut FRA19841030 RIDING ADDICTION COMMENCAL +13.866
40 BRAITHWAITE Thomas GBR19841228 +13.984
41 WILLIAMSON Greg GBR19920608 +14.493
42 REID Ben IRL19860324 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +14.626
43 PAULHAN Romain FRA19880416 +14.861
44 HEATH Harry GBR19910805 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +14.940
45 THOME Patrick FRA19911020 MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +15.096
46 RISCHBIETH Will AUS19891203 +15.329
47 ROPELATO Mitch USA19920303 +15.416
48 BRAYTON Adam GBR19881019 +15.419
49 READING Jack GBR19881210 +15.643
50 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +16.144
51 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS EVIL RACING +16.260
52 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +16.731
53 TETZLAFF Boris AUT19900121 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +16.843
54 MASTERS Wyn NZL19870418 MS EVIL RACING +17.638
55 BENTLEY Timothy RSA19920723 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +17.792
56 FERREIRO PAJUELO Antonio ESP19900103 +17.852
57 LAMB Fergus GBR19860916 +17.919
58 STANBRIDGE Dan GBR19850716 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +18.246
59 MEARS Scott GBR19890206 +18.427
60 BUCHANAN Lewis ° GBR19930927 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +18.440
61 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 +19.458
62 THOMAS Richard GBR19880512 +20.522
63 KEENE Curtis USA19791121 +20.575
64 POMBO Emanuel POR19870616 +22.309
65 KANGAS Alexander SWE19900809 +22.418
66 ARTHUS Florian FRA19911219 +22.735
67 PANDUR Ziga SLO19910117 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +23.882
68 DALE Sam GBR19900212 TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE +24.523
69 ATHERTON Dan GBR19820125 COMMENCAL +25.018
70 O'RIORDAN Seanan IRL19900704 +25.369
71 MULALLY Neko ° USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +27.485
72 OULEGO MORENO Ivan ESP19760604 +33.290
73 MCGLINCHEY Christopher ° IRL19940331 +35.491
74 BRUNI Loic ° FRA19940513 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +42.017
75 BIGONI Joris FRA19890421 +47.924
76 GALLEAN Mathieu FRA19890829 RYDE - RACING +4:53.950
77 CAMELLINI Julien FRA19840107 TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE +5:45.571
78 BRANNIGAN George NZL19920409 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +16:04.336


Elite Women:

Fresh off her win at the South Africa World Cup, Tracy Moseley has extended her overall lead in the Women's field. Early on it looked like third place qualifier Floriane Pugin would hold onto the hotseat, having put down a time nearly eight seconds faster than Rachel Atherton's first place qualifier from the day before. However, Moseley came through 7.53 seconds faster than Pugin. Atherton was up on Moseley nearly a full second at the first split, but lost some time on the lower portion of the track. She ended up 1.721 seconds off of Tracy's time and second place overall.

This victory mark's Moseley's fifth win at Fort William and second this season. It's safe to say that Trek World Racing is off to an incredible start this year.

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 MOSELEY Tracy GBR19790412 TREK WORLD RACING 5:21.898
2 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 COMMENCAL +01.721
3 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 SCOTT 11 +07.530
4 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 RIDING ADDICTION COMMENCAL +08.251
5 JONNIER Sabrina FRA19810819 TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN +10.072
6 KINTNER Jill USA19811024 +15.010
7 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 TEAM GR +16.698
8 CARPENTER Manon ° GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN +18.989
9 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827 TEAM GR +21.690
10 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 SCOTT 11 +22.282
11 SUEMASA Mio JPN19830401 +22.336
12 BERNHARD Petra AUT19801118 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +23.337
13 GATTO Micayla CAN19880821 +27.015
14 RUCKNAGEL Harriet GER19881011 +30.759
15 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 PASSION VELO THIERS STEMTEE +32.814
16 RUCHTI Miriam SUI19870101 +39.730
17 HARMONY Jacqueline USA19780307 +40.874
18 REYNIER Sandra ° FRA19940622 CK RACING SANTACRUZ +42.010
19 HORRIDGE Emily GBR19800602 +45.668
20 MILLER Miranda CAN19900302 +2:15.615
21 GROS Céline FRA19830128 TEAM MORZINE - AVORIAZ / HAUTE - SAVOIE +5:14.746
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