2011 Fort William World Cup Downhill Results 4

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

RankNameUCI CodeTeamResult
1MINNAAR GregRSA19811113SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE4:43.854
2HART DannyGBR19910920GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM+01.299
3MACDONALD BrookNZL19911125MS EVIL RACING+01.934
4ATHERTON GeeGBR19850226COMMENCAL+03.004
5GWIN AaronUSA19871224TREK WORLD RACING+03.193
6COLE CameronNZL19880203LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL+03.748
7BLENKINSOP SamuelNZL19881028LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL+04.269
8LEOV JustinNZL19841020TREK WORLD RACING+04.331
9HILL SamuelAUS19850721MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ+04.579
10SMITH SteveCAN19891125DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING+05.823
11PEAT SteveGBR19740617SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE+06.481
12BEAUMONT MarcGBR19840925+06.866
13LEHIKOINEN MattiFIN19840419CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF+07.246
14BRYCELAND JoshGBR19900323SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE+07.606
15STROBEL LukeUSA19860624MS EVIL RACING+07.694
16PAYET FlorentFRA19861121SC - INTENSE+07.953
17CUNNINGHAM RuaridhGBR19890215TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN+08.050
18PEDEMANAUD FabienFRA19840612SCOTT 11+08.646
19CATHRO BenGBR19880420+09.219
20SCOLES MatthewNZL19890605TEAM CINGOLANI TREK+09.343
21BUTTON JoshuaAUS19891125SC - INTENSE+09.499
22HANNAH MichaelAUS19831121+09.579
23SPAGNOLO DamienFRA19850428MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM+09.865
24RIFFLE DuncanUSA19861029GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM+10.212
25PASCAL MickaelFRA19791011MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE+10.364
26GUARDIA PASCUAL BernatESP19820930+10.462
27SMITH JosephGBR19900704CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF+10.646
28GRACIA CédricFRA19780323CG RACING BRIGADE+10.760
29COUSINIE FabienFRA19860814MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE+11.066
30BROSNAN Troy °AUS19930713MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ+11.151
31GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS MarceloCOL19900509CG RACING BRIGADE+11.245
32O'CONNOR ShaunAUS19910713YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM+12.066
33DELFS MitchellAUS19890725KONA+12.080
34POLC FilipSVK19820410MS EVIL RACING+12.933
35VINK NicoBEL19830323TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES+12.985
36WALLNER RobinSWE19880704TEAM ARE BIKEPARK POWERED BY W - RACING+13.149
37GEORGES Pierre CharlesFRA19860206TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES+13.435
38SCOTT Mark °GBR19930511+13.804
39RUFFIN ThibautFRA19841030RIDING ADDICTION COMMENCAL+13.866
40BRAITHWAITE ThomasGBR19841228+13.984
41WILLIAMSON GregGBR19920608+14.493
42REID BenIRL19860324DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM+14.626
43PAULHAN RomainFRA19880416+14.861
44HEATH HarryGBR19910805UNIOR TOOLS TEAM+14.940
45THOME PatrickFRA19911020MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM+15.096
46RISCHBIETH WillAUS19891203+15.329
47ROPELATO MitchUSA19920303+15.416
48BRAYTON AdamGBR19881019+15.419
49READING JackGBR19881210+15.643
50THIRION RémiFRA19900423LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM+16.144
51PEKOLL MarkusAUT19871013MS EVIL RACING+16.260
52SIMMONDS MatthewGBR19870520CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF+16.731
53TETZLAFF BorisAUT19900121ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA+16.843
54MASTERS WynNZL19870418MS EVIL RACING+17.638
55BENTLEY TimothyRSA19920723MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE+17.792
56FERREIRO PAJUELO AntonioESP19900103+17.852
57LAMB FergusGBR19860916+17.919
58STANBRIDGE DanGBR19850716DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM+18.246
59MEARS ScottGBR19890206+18.427
60BUCHANAN Lewis °GBR19930927CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF+18.440
61SUDING LorenzoITA19860315+19.458
62THOMAS RichardGBR19880512+20.522
63KEENE CurtisUSA19791121+20.575
64POMBO EmanuelPOR19870616+22.309
65KANGAS AlexanderSWE19900809+22.418
66ARTHUS FlorianFRA19911219+22.735
67PANDUR ZigaSLO19910117UNIOR TOOLS TEAM+23.882
68DALE SamGBR19900212TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE+24.523
69ATHERTON DanGBR19820125COMMENCAL+25.018
70O'RIORDAN SeananIRL19900704+25.369
71MULALLY Neko °USA19930219TREK WORLD RACING+27.485
72OULEGO MORENO IvanESP19760604+33.290
73MCGLINCHEY Christopher °IRL19940331+35.491
74BRUNI Loic °FRA19940513LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL+42.017
75BIGONI JorisFRA19890421+47.924
76GALLEAN MathieuFRA19890829RYDE - RACING+4:53.950
77CAMELLINI JulienFRA19840107TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE+5:45.571
78BRANNIGAN GeorgeNZL19920409DEVINCI 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.

RankNameUCI CodeTeamResult
1MOSELEY TracyGBR19790412TREK WORLD RACING5:21.898
2ATHERTON RachelGBR19871206COMMENCAL+01.721
3PUGIN FlorianeFRA19890417SCOTT 11+07.530
4NICOLE MyriamFRA19900208RIDING ADDICTION COMMENCAL+08.251
5JONNIER SabrinaFRA19810819TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN+10.072
6KINTNER JillUSA19811024+15.010
7RAGOT EmmelineFRA19860527TEAM GR+16.698
8CARPENTER Manon °GBR19930311MADISON SARACEN+18.989
9GRIFFITHS FionnGBR19820827TEAM GR+21.690
10SIEGENTHALER EmilieSUI19860919SCOTT 11+22.282
11SUEMASA MioJPN19830401+22.336
12BERNHARD PetraAUT19801118ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA+23.337
13GATTO MicaylaCAN19880821+27.015
14RUCKNAGEL HarrietGER19881011+30.759
15CHARRE MorganeFRA19900609PASSION VELO THIERS STEMTEE+32.814
16RUCHTI MiriamSUI19870101+39.730
17HARMONY JacquelineUSA19780307+40.874
18REYNIER Sandra °FRA19940622CK RACING SANTACRUZ+42.010
19HORRIDGE EmilyGBR19800602+45.668
20MILLER MirandaCAN19900302+2:15.615
21GROS CélineFRA19830128TEAM MORZINE - AVORIAZ / HAUTE - SAVOIE+5:14.746
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