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The day started cloudy and overcast, but by the time the top Men's qualifiers started the sun was out in full force. Even with the good weather, times were still generally slower than qualifiers.

Men:

Once the Top 20 riders took to the course, the Men's race got very exciting. 15th place qualifier Sam Hill led the pack for 10 riders, and for a while no one got close to his time. Danny Hart nearly beat Hill, but it was Greg Minnaar who made the first really big time improvement at 3.5+ seconds faster than Hill. Gee Atherton then put on a clinic for everyone, showing how to ride fast and consistent as he put another 3.6 seconds into Minnaar. First place qualifier Aaron Gwin didn't disappoint though. He was 1.7 seconds up at the first split and continued to put time into Gee throughout the rest of the course. Even with a minor bobble and loss of both pedals for a moment, Gwin captured the win by an astonishing 2.1 seconds.

Interesting to note - there was nearly 10 seconds between 1st and 5th today...

Going into the next round, Gwin now leads the overall point race at 628 points. Minnaar and Atherton aren't far behind though, at 582 and 527 points respectively.

Yeti/Fox racer Eliot Jackson also deserves a special shout-out. He was on an incredible run but crashed just after the second split and was unable to finish. Based on his split times, Jackson was on pace for an 11th place finish and would have held the hot seat for more than 45 riders had he been able to keep it upright.

Aaron Gwin smiles for camera following his second World Cup win of the season.

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 TREK WORLD RACING 3:44.181
2 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 COMMENCAL +02.113
3 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +05.721
4 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +07.942
5 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ +09.225
6 HART Danny GBR19910920 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +09.253
7 GRACIA Cédric FRA19780323 CG RACING BRIGADE +09.357
8 LEOV Justin NZL19841020 TREK WORLD RACING +09.984
9 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +10.163
10 MACDONALD Brook NZL19911125 MS EVIL RACING +10.615
11 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +12.173
12 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +13.445
13 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 +13.580
14 STROBEL Luke USA19860624 MS EVIL RACING +13.720
15 BROSNAN Troy ° AUS19930713 MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ +13.832
16 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS EVIL RACING +14.803
17 PASCAL Mickael FRA19791011 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +15.053
18 CAMELLINI Julien FRA19840107 TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE +15.164
19 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 +15.169
20 PAULHAN Romain FRA19880416 +15.284
21 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES +15.374
22 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +15.589
23 GUARDIA PASCUAL Bernat ESP19820930 +16.152
24 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +16.205
25 CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh GBR19890215 TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN +16.279
26 PEDEMANAUD Fabien FRA19840612 SCOTT 11 +16.312
27 DELFS Mitchell AUS19890725 KONA +16.331
28 BAREL Fabien FRA19800726 MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +16.339
29 SCOLES Matthew NZL19890605 TEAM CINGOLANI TREK +16.401
30 VINK Nico BEL19830323 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / MASSIF DES VOSGES +16.453
31 FAIRCLOUGH Brendan GBR19880110 MONSTER ENERGY / SPECIALIZED / MAD CATZ +17.130
32 MULALLY Neko ° USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +17.608
33 TETZLAFF Boris AUT19900121 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +17.916
34 KLAUSMANN Marcus GER19770808 GHOST FACTORY RACING TEAM +18.320
35 POLC Filip SVK19820410 MS EVIL RACING +18.363
36 SPAGNOLO Damien FRA19850428 MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +18.515
37 REID Ben IRL19860324 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +18.562
38 COUSINIE Fabien FRA19860814 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +18.751
39 FERREIRO PAJUELO Antonio ESP19900103 +19.053
40 WALLNER Robin SWE19880704 TEAM ARE BIKEPARK POWERED BY W - RACING +19.069
41 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 CG RACING BRIGADE +20.586
42 STRASSER Benny GER19890805 +20.637
43 HEATH Harry GBR19910805 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +20.783
44 STANBRIDGE Dan GBR19850716 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +20.914
45 BOND Alex GBR19890505 +21.221
46 SCOTT Mark ° GBR19930511 +21.325
47 BRUNI Loic ° FRA19940513 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +21.844
48 THOME Patrick FRA19911020 MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +21.900
49 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +22.604
50 ROPELATO Mitch USA19920303 +22.607
51 RUTAR Nejc SLO19890427 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +23.067
52 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +23.626
53 BUCHANAN Lewis ° GBR19930927 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES / NUKEPROOF +24.053
54 POTGIETER Johann RSA19870106 +24.166
55 BRANNIGAN George NZL19920409 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +24.463
56 POMBO Emanuel POR19870616 +25.245
57 KEENE Curtis USA19791121 +25.962
58 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 SC - INTENSE +27.082
59 CARDON Simon FRA19861225 XCYTT RACING +27.161
60 ATHERTON Dan GBR19820125 COMMENCAL +27.219
61 MASTERS Wyn NZL19870418 MS EVIL RACING +27.378
62 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 +28.832
63 TENNANT Dean CAN19880928 +29.704
64 JEANDIN Thomas SUI19890126 +30.140
65 RIFFLE Duncan USA19861029 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +30.151
66 DALE Sam GBR19900212 TEAM SUNN MONTGENEVRE +31.925
67 BUTTON Joshua AUS19891125 SC - INTENSE +32.737
68 BRAITHWAITE Thomas GBR19841228 +32.828
69 SMITH Robert GBR19860603 +34.244
70 BARNES Joe GBR19880611 +34.601
71 KANGAS Alexander SWE19900809 +38.721
72 NEETHLING Andrew RSA19840805 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +39.333
73 MILIVINTI Marco ITA19851202 TORPADO SURFING SHOP +41.296
74 DI PASQUALE Charly FRA19900704 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +44.108
75 GSPAN Dominik SUI19870716 +47.416
76 BENTLEY Timothy RSA19920723 MOREWOOD UNITEDRIDE +50.641
77 GAUVIN Remi CAN19920616 +58.742
78 VAGNER Adam CZE19810425 +1:56.033
79 BIGONI Joris FRA19890421 +5:53.834


Women:

Half way through the Women's field, Myriam Nicole really turned up the heat by coming down 11+ seconds better than those that went before her.  A few riders later, Jill Kintner set the fastest top spilt of the day, but she crashed on an upper section which put her out of contention. Following Kintner, Tracy Moseley came down at a blistering pace and set the pace for the remaining riders at 7+ seconds faster than Nicole.  Rachel Atherton was able to edge Tracy out by a tenth of a second, but the last rider and first place qualifier Floriane Pugin put in a huge effort and cruised down over 2.5 seconds faster, securing her first ever World Cup win.

Floriane Pugin on her way to win number one.

Rank Name UCI Code Team Result
1 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 SCOTT 11 4:29.427
2 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 COMMENCAL +02.583
3 MOSELEY Tracy GBR19790412 TREK WORLD RACING +02.692
4 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 RIDING ADDICTION COMMENCAL +09.806
5 JONNIER Sabrina FRA19810819 TEAM MAXXIS - ROCKY MOUNTAIN +10.735
6 BERNHARD Petra AUT19801118 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +13.957
7 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 SCOTT 11 +19.477
8 GATTO Micayla CAN19880821 +21.280
9 GROS Céline FRA19830128 TEAM MORZINE - AVORIAZ / HAUTE - SAVOIE +23.254
10 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 PASSION VELO THIERS STEMTEE +26.108
11 SUEMASA Mio JPN19830401 +26.968
12 RUCKNAGEL Harriet GER19881011 +27.225
13 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827 TEAM GR +29.198
14 AGER-WICK Anita NOR19780831 +30.461
15 RUCHTI Miriam SUI19870101 +30.656
16 MILLER Miranda CAN19900302 +33.589
17 MICHALOGIANNAKI Maria GRE19820513 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +59.363
18 KINTNER Jill USA19811024 +1:07.357

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