Crankworx L2A Air Downhill Finals Action 2

<b>Rachel Atherton won the Crankworx Air DH by almost 10 seconds. She is on another level right now.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Gee is on another level with Rachel. 4-second victory on a 3-minute track is a huge win margin.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Gee Atherton on his way to victory.</b> -Chris Seager

<b>Beaumont dropping into the steep upper part of the course as Gee discusses things in the audio.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Mick Hannah, 2nd place among a stacked World Cup-like field. He's already focused already on the win in South Africa.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Marcelo Gutierrez with a solid 3rd place finish in the Air DH, among some of the best riders on the World Cup circuit.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Poor young Taylor Vernon had a big crash today. Pushing it racing in the Elite class, he had to be helicoptered out with a few different broken bones.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The helicopter for Taylor had to be called in from Grenoble and it was almost 2 1/2 hours until he was taken off the hill and racing resumed.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Not the sight you want to see. Dan Brown rides Taylor's bike down the track and back to the pits before leaving for the hospital. We're wishing you the best, Taylor.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>The 3 stages of Mongo course hold boredom.<br>1. Text everyone within shouting distance.<br>2. Tweet about his latest Instagram.<br>3. Once phone battery is dead, fall asleep.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>George Brannigan killed the fast open grassy slopes.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bernard Kerr did a few whips while there was a course hold for Taylor Vernon. Warming up for the Whip contest that was held after the DH. Stay tuned for the photo gallery tomorrow.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Bernard Kerr, whiptastic.</b> -Chris Seager

<b>Danny Hart, 5th place, high above Les 2 Alpes.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Sebas Romero is self-made media mogul out of Barcelona with Black Media. Good to meet up with old friends on the race circuit. The only pro shooter on the Sony gear too. </b> -Sven Martin

<b>Pompon boosting into 2nd place.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Wyn Master hucked his way down the track to an 8th place finish and reclaimed family bragging rights from his brother Ed for at least another week.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>ROOST!!!</b> -Chris Seager

<b> Mike Jones of the UK, 1st in Juniors with a time that would have been good enough for 17th in Elites.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Brendan Fairclough seems to be regaining his old form. On his way to 7th place he put on a cornering, whip, and bar hump clinic all within about 100 meters of each other. </b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Brendan Fairclough with his new signature move of 2013, the Yank Buck to Wheel Slap. #ybws</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Austin Warren rode smooth and solid this weekend. Europe is doing wonders for his riding and confidence.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>See what we mean? Bubs.</b> -Chris Seager

<b>Everyone loves the smell of their own brand. Eau de Mongo</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>Rachel, the only GT Factory racer who doesn't like Duvel? #burninghorseflesh</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Cutest full on DH fans out here.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>You could hear this little guy telling Gee he better get out of his way on the track next time, haha.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Marcelo Gutierrez finished 3rd today, but he's got his eye on the top step of the podium.</b> -Lee Trumpore

<b>With only one bottle of champagne handed out, it only seemed fair to spray Gee rather than the rest of unarmed women on the podium. Stay tuned for more from L2A!</b> -Lee Trumpore

Downhill racing from Crankworx L2A continued as if it was the World Cup season...Gee and Rachel Atherton won by considerable margins. Air DH photos, audio and video clips from Sven Martin, Lee Trumpore and Chris Seager await your eyes. We're all wishing Taylor Vernon the best as he recovers from a crash that resulted in an airlift off the mountain.
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  • Ian Collins

    7/10/2013 11:24 PM

    coverage is insane...sven clean your sensor

  • s.sheline

    7/10/2013 5:57 PM

    great photo work as always. looks fun. heal quick, taylor.

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