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Val d'Isere World Cup Downhill Results

The weather cooperated in Val d'Isere but the webcast didn't as Aaron Gwin's win streak comes to an end and Brook MacDonald wins his first UCI World Cup Downhill at Val d'Isere. Racing was incredibly tight as the top 4 finished within the same second!

Men's DH Results from Val d'Isere

Gee Atherton takes the challenge from his competitors head-on and puts down a flawless run, only to be edged out by the young rider from New Zealand, Brook McDonald. Brook, down on the first split, made up time on the bottom half of the rugged, exposed downhill course with a smooth, precise run. The young Syndicate rider, Josh Bryceland, kept his composure and put up a podium finish. Brook and Josh were on flat pedals. Greg Minnaar, behind at the first 2 splits, impressively clawed his way out of  the deficit on the bottom portion of the course to get ahead of Gwin as a handful of riders remained. Gwin had a scary moment as he nearly went down, knifing his front wheel in the finish area after a solid run. He raced with an injured hand after 2 crashes in qualifying. Mick Hannah posted up in a big way, narrowly missing the podium. A strong effort from the Australian considering his sister, Tracey, was injured in practice earlier in the week and suffered a broken femur and collarbone.

Bummer to see Sam Hill slide out. Loic Bruni was on a smoker and slid out in the same area that Gwin crashed in qualifying. Spagnolo had a rough over-the-bars with a decent top section. Nick Beer got catapulted over the bars in a horrible-looking crash over the top scrub jump. Fortunately, it looked a lot worse than it was and he finished his run.

Val d'Isere World Cup Downhill Results

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 MACDONALD Brook NZL19911125 MS MONDRAKER TEAM 2:19.478
2 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 GT FACTORY RACING +0.495
3 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +0.677
4 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +0.867
5 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 TREK WORLD RACING +1.366
6 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 HUTCHINSON UNITED RIDE +1.893
7 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 GT FACTORY RACING +2.110
8 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +2.296
9 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +2.453
10 NEETHLING Andrew RSA19840805 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +2.635
11 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +2.735
12 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +3.624
13 ROPELATO Mitch USA19920303 MONSTER ENERGY-SPECIALIZED +3.784
14 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +4.085
15 RUFFIN Thibaut FRA19841030 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +4.091
16 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 SC-INTENSE +4.127
17 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 PILA-BLACK ARROWS-MTB HERIN SCHOOL ASD +4.137
18 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +4.567
19 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +5.095
20 BRANNIGAN George NZL19920409 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +5.152
21 CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh GBR19890215
+5.291
22 FEARON Connor ° AUS19940119 KONA +5.479
23 POLC Filip SVK19820410
+5.732
24 GIORDANENGO Aurélien FRA19880422 TOPCYCLE BY TREK +5.902
25 PASCAL Mickael FRA19791011 CK RACING SANTACRUZ +6.127
26 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +6.351
27 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 MONSTER ENERGY-SPECIALIZED +6.485
28 GRAVES Jared AUS19821216 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +6.676
29 GUARDIA PASCUAL Bernat ESP19820930
+6.964
30 HEATH Harry GBR19910805 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +7.070
31 KURTZ Cyrille FRA19860809 CK RACING SANTACRUZ +7.148
32 WALLNER Robin SWE19880704 TEAM ARE BIKEPARK BY W-RACING +7.234
33 FISCHBACH Johannes GER19880304 GHOST FACTORY RACING TEAM +7.388
34 ATWILL Phil ° GBR19950111 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +7.407
35 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / BATIBOIS ALSACE +7.434
36 OULEGO MORENO Ivan ESP19760604
+7.575
37 STROBEL Luke USA19860624
+7.590
38 DALE Sam GBR19900212
+7.652
39 BEER Matthew CAN19860926
+7.710
40 CHARVAT Matej CZE19851126
+7.832
41 REID Ben IRL19860324 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +7.892
42 STRASSER Benny GER19890805
+7.919
43 PARDAL Francisco POR19910116
+8.245
44 JONES Jono ° GBR19940813
+8.248
45 DELFS Mitchell AUS19890725 KONA +8.409
46 LEOV Justin NZL19841020 TREK WORLD RACING +8.526
47 HARNSTROM Oscar SWE19900420 PILA-BLACK ARROWS-MTB HERIN SCHOOL ASD +8.617
48 BUCHANAN Lewis GBR19930927 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +8.848
49 THOME Patrick FRA19911020 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +8.968
50 THOMAS Richard GBR19880512
+9.032
51 POTGIETER Johann RSA19870106
+9.249
52 PUJOL Alexis FRA19880611
+10.092
53 ARTHUS Florian FRA19911219 XCYTT RACING +10.262
54 CONNELL Joe ° GBR19940320
+10.362
55 MCGLONE Fraser ° GBR19940531
+10.423
56 SANGERS Kyle CAN19930412
+10.438
57 VERRIER Benjamin FRA19890222
+11.061
58 MAY Ludovic SUI19890403
+11.193
59 BURTON Oliver GBR19890712
+11.243
60 CABIROU Rudy ° FRA19940511
+11.454
61 RUDE JR Richard ° USA19950101 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +11.922
62 PANDUR Ziga SLO19910117 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +12.061
63 RIFFLE Duncan USA19861029 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +12.123
64 BOND Alex GBR19890505 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +12.309
65 CROCOMBETTE Jérôme FRA19850824 PASSION VELO.FR +12.360
66 TRUMMER David ° AUT19940601
+12.691
67 BRUNI Loic ° FRA19940513 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +13.528
68 ORMO Ville ° FIN19940106
+14.109
69 FAYOLLE Alexandre ° FRA19950720
+14.235
70 SPAGNOLO Damien FRA19850428 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +14.828
71 PAYET Romain° FRA19941001
+17.039
72 COULANGES Benoit° FRA19941220
+18.288
73 GOIS Joao° POR19940516
+22.601
74 MOLLOY Harry GBR19910530 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +25.597
75 ATKINSON Bryn AUS19821209 TEAM NORCO INTERNATIONAL +28.463
76 MILIVINTI Marco ITA19851202 TORPADO SURFING SHOP +28.927
77 VINK Nico BEL19830323 ROSE VAUJANY GRAVITY MTB TEAM +40.584
78 BEER Nick SUI19870917 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +47.149
79 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 CG RACING BRIGADE +1:35.582
80 VAUH Miran SLO19821104
+2:32.273

RUTAR Nejc SLO19890427 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM DNF

LEIVSSON Isak NOR19931017
DNF

Women's DH Results from Val d'ISere

Rachel Atherton wins again with national local, Emmeline Ragot in 2nd place. The rest of the women's field was quite far off compared to the top 2 finishers. Note the difference in the speeds between Rachel and Emmeline! According to Warner, Rachel had a big crash in practice this morning, but that didn't seem to slow her down!

Val d'Isere World Cup Downhill Results

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 GT FACTORY RACING 2:38.967
2 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +1.487
3 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 SCOTT11 +3.118
4 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +4.249
5 CARPENTER Manon GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +4.903
6 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 SCOTT11 +8.181
7 BERNHARD Petra AUT19801118 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +11.118
8 JONNIER Sabrina FRA19810819 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +12.794
9 SUEMASA Mio JPN19830401
+13.499
10 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 PASSION VELO.FR +14.369
11 SEAGRAVE Tahnee ° GBR19950615
+18.459
12 GALLEAN Chloe ° FRA19940207 DAGG - RACING +19.860
13 PUGIN Mélanie FRA19900503 TEAM MORZINE - AVORIAZ / HAUTE - SAVOIE +20.531
14 CERNILOGAR Zarja SLO19891218
+21.487
15 MOLCIK Anita AUT19801112
+23.717
16 OURDOUILLIE Fiona ° FRA19950726
+26.397
17 SAX Caroline FRA19881007 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / BATIBOIS ALSACE +28.100
18 RABEDER Elke AUT19770526
+29.296
19 BARTOVA Jana CZE19900217
+31.525
20 RUCKNAGEL Harriet GER19881011
+1:25.557
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