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Men's Downhill Final Results from the 2012 UCI World Cup at Windham, New York

Highlights include: Gwin wins AGAIN by nearly a one second. Steve Smith 2nd. Minnaar had a HUGE rock in a berm and he just smashed through it. Peaty flatted : (. Mitch Delfs had a really strong ride. Beaumont and Brook MacDonald had massive crashes in the same rock hole. Spagnolo was up at split 1 and flatted. Cam Cole fastest in the speed trap with a 64kph. It pays to be big! Richie Rude, 15th, Loic Bruni 5th, Mitch Ropelato wins the Rat Pack race again with a solid 23rd place.

1 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 TREK WORLD RACING 2:26.416
2 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +0.958
3 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 GT FACTORY RACING +1.711
4 HART Danny GBR19910920 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +3.083
5 BRUNI Loic ° FRA19940513 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +3.357
6 BEER Nick SUI19870917 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +3.396
7 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 MONSTER ENERGY-SPECIALIZED +3.641
8 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 HUTCHINSON UNITED RIDE +3.926
9 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +3.990
9 NEETHLING Andrew RSA19840805 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +3.990
11 DELFS Mitchell AUS19890725 KONA +4.263
12 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +4.315
13 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +4.609
14 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +4.763
15 RUDE JR Richard ° USA19950101 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +4.776
16 BRANNIGAN George NZL19920409 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +4.929
17 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +5.010
18 DALE Sam GBR19900212
+5.116
19 BUTTON Joshua AUS19891125 SC-INTENSE +5.401
20 THOME Patrick FRA19911020 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +5.422
21 BUCHANAN Lewis GBR19930927 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +6.412
22 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / BATIBOIS ALSACE +7.136
23 ROPELATO Mitch USA19920303 MONSTER ENERGY-SPECIALIZED +7.192
24 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +7.920
25 STROBEL Luke USA19860624
+7.982
26 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 PILA-BLACK ARROWS-MTB HERIN SCHOOL ASD +8.002
27 WILLIAMSON Greg GBR19920608
+8.007
28 JACKSON Eliot USA19900619 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +8.051
29 BRAYTON Adam GBR19881019
+8.053
30 GRAVES Jared AUS19821216 YETI FOX SHOX FACTORY RACE TEAM +8.201
31 RUFFIN Thibaut FRA19841030 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +8.283
32 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +8.471
33 GIORDANENGO Aurélien FRA19880422 TOPCYCLE BY TREK +8.506
34 MACDONALD Brook NZL19911125 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +8.524
35 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 CG RACING BRIGADE +8.634
36 MULALLY Neko USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +8.689
37 ATKINSON Bryn AUS19821209 TEAM NORCO INTERNATIONAL +8.854
38 GANNICOTT George ° GBR19950311
+8.981
39 PASCAL Mickael FRA19791011 CK RACING SANTACRUZ +8.991
40 WARREN Austin ° USA19940528
+9.511
41 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 LAPIERRE INTERNATIONAL +9.645
42 FEARON Connor ° AUS19940119 KONA +9.674
43 KURTZ Cyrille FRA19860809 CK RACING SANTACRUZ +9.920
44 BEER Matthew CAN19860926
+10.384
45 REID Ben IRL19860324 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +10.386
46 SANGERS Kyle CAN19930412
+10.707
47 LEIVSSON Isak NOR19931017
+10.752
48 MOLLOY Harry GBR19910530 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +11.083
49 RUTAR Nejc SLO19890427 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +11.411
50 HEATH Harry GBR19910805 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +11.672
51 RUFFIN Gaetan FRA19910629 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +11.824
52 CONNELL Joe ° GBR19940320
+12.040
53 AIELLO Kevin USA19910412
+12.289
54 JONES Jono ° GBR19940813
+12.335
55 BINGGELI Logan USA19890827
+12.579
55 LUCAS Dean ° AUS19950502
+12.579
57 RIFFLE Duncan USA19861029 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +12.657
58 READING Jack GBR19881210
+12.705
59 GAUVIN Remi CAN19920616
+12.956
60 GRUBER Manuel AUT19921127 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +13.232
61 BURTON Oliver GBR19890712
+13.390
62 TETZLAFF Boris AUT19900121 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +14.010
63 MOIR Jack ° AUS19940208
+14.011
64 SCOTT Mark GBR19930511
+14.149
65 LEOV Justin NZL19841020 TREK WORLD RACING +14.897
66 FRASER Rob CAN19900912
+14.922
67 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 GT FACTORY RACING +15.808
68 FIGARET Faustin FRA19931107 SC-INTENSE +15.834
69 SPAGNOLO Damien FRA19850428 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +16.443
70 HARNSTROM Oscar SWE19900420 PILA-BLACK ARROWS-MTB HERIN SCHOOL ASD +16.513
71 KERR Bernard GBR19910216
+19.408
72 ATWILL Phil ° GBR19950111 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +20.557
73 THOMAS Richard GBR19880512
+22.452
74 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 SC-INTENSE +27.498
75 BOND Alex GBR19890505 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +45.282
76 PANDUR Ziga SLO19910117 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +46.791
77 KUSHIMA Yuki JPN19930821
+48.196
78 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +1:38.924

STANBRIDGE Dan GBR19850716 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM DNF

FAIRCLOUGH Brendan GBR19880110 SCOTT11 DNS

SYLVESTRI Michael USA19890523
DNS

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Women's Downhill Final Results from the 2012 UCI World Cup at Windham, New York

Highlights include: Rachel in 1st again. She swapped before Peaty's Plunge, broke out the tape and ran back on course. The officials said she gained no advantage, so she is the winner. Ragot, hucked the big finish jump and crashed right before the finish line. She got up and ran across the line. She would have surely won without that crash. Tracey Hannah only .2 back and 1st in the speed trap with 60.9kph, 2kph faster than any of the other women. She was one of the few women to hit the final, big jump. She cased and snapped her seat off! Jill Kintner, DNF, we're hoping she's OK. They did not show her crash on the live webcast, so we're wishing her the best if she went down. Pugin DNS.

1 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 GT FACTORY RACING 2:52.062
2 HANNAH Tracey AUS19880613 HUTCHINSON UNITED RIDE +0.262
3 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +0.307
4 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 SCOTT11 +2.584
5 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +3.855
6 GATTO Micayla CAN19880821
+4.605
7 CARPENTER Manon GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +9.298
8 RUCHTI Miriam SUI19870101 SC-INTENSE +10.623
9 BERNHARD Petra AUT19801118 ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +11.931
10 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 PASSION VELO.FR +12.850
11 SUEMASA Mio JPN19830401
+13.621
12 HARMONY Jacqueline USA19780307
+14.090
13 JONNIER Sabrina FRA19810819 LABYRINTH SHIMANO RACING TEAM +16.469
14 MILLER Miranda CAN19900302
+18.371
15 MOLCIK Anita AUT19801112
+18.755
16 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827
+19.079
17 ROSSER Lauren CAN19931004
+25.325
18 SAX Caroline FRA19881007 TEAM LAC BLANC / SOLID / BATIBOIS ALSACE +29.435
19 HILL Jaime CAN19790706
+37.680
20 REES Jaime USA19800418
+42.428

KINTNER Jill USA19811024 TEAM NORCO INTERNATIONAL DNF

BEECROFT Danielle ° AUS19950327
DNF

PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 SCOTT11 DNS
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sspomer sspomer 7/1/2012 11:05 AM

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Gwin's season is somehow better than last season at this point. Had it not been for Minnaar winning the 1st race @ PMB, we'd be looking at a potential WC sweep. Still, with two WC races remaining, he can eclipse last season's performance if somebody else doesn't put one together. Having two new tracks might help the rest of the field...or not. Unreal.

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Inspired runs by the racers. Every time I watch I am blown away by the incredible skill, speed, level of commitment & level of risk all the racers take on to compete. Monster balls. Huge respect.

That said, those crashes were horrific & I heard myself yelling in horror as I saw them lawn darting towards those rocks. I hope there are no significant injuries.

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I blame Rob Warner for Brook's crash in the rock garden.

All that commentating on Brook not wearing elbow pads made it inevitable...

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Wasn't he also saying something along the lines of "if he can keep it upright, he's in the running"?

You'd think he'd learn after Peaty's Curse.

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Seriously. After Smith's run and hearing Gwin was down at the 1st split, I thought he was about to get his 1st WC win. Gwin flat-out picked apart the last two wooded sections like a Jedi on meth - especially the section that took Slugger and Bulldog out.

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Yup, sounds like he had a hard crash in practice too. Extra props to him for putting it on the line again!!

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fffwhoa that was intense! Short track, lot's of drama. Women's race was carnage, only Rachel managed to clear that last jump (comfortably, by the looks of it). However, I don't understand this cutting the course business....I thought the rule was simple: go outside a pole and you're DQed. Like Peaty last year. "Gained no advantage"....well, you could say that she gained the advantage of being able to recover and continue a run that she had failed to keep inside the tape. Isn't that what the tape is there for? I don't want to take anything away from Rachel, but we're not seeing consistent rulings on this, and that is just weird. If you fail to make a turn in a DH ski race, you're DQed. Rules should be simple, and if there is a rule that states that you should re-enter where you exit (between the same 2 poles), then that is the rule. How can there be room for a judgment call on that?

As for the men's, no less exciting. The rockgarden crashes were NAAASTY. Amazing that everybody walked away from those, some pretty solid kids out there... :-). Gwin is managing to deliver results with less than perfect runs, but the guys are right there....clearly showing just how hard you have to push for a win (or even podium for that matter) these days. Pretty nuts. Some of them really rolled the dice in the rockgardens... smile

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FYI, just got audio from sven for tonight's slideshow. there's a good explanation from chris ball of the UCI about the ruling. stay tuned.

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I feel sorry for Ragot... ripping so hard and she can't seem to catch a break, but at the same time I think the UCI made a good call in this case. I hate to see a rider DQ'd on a technicality when they manage to recover from a crash. If Rachel wasn't so far ahead already there's no way she could have won. The ruling was not consistent with the Peaty fiasco at La Bresse, but maybe they learned something from the backlash from that?

Hmm a post on Dirt just reminded me that Ragot got DQ'd last year for barely clipping a post, so I can see why she was so upset. Really a bad time for the UCI to change their policy!!

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but it wasn't a technicality, it was an error on rachel's part. she flailed, broke the tape and re-entered down the track. i'm playing devil's advocate here, nothing against rachel at all and the UCI made their decision. her pace was clearly above all the other women.

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How can you say Rachel's pace was above all other women's? would you equally agree that had Emmeline had crossed the line on her bike instead of pushing it she would have won by a country mile? instead she lost second spot by 0.045 sec and top spot by 0.307 sec Emmeline has due cause to be upset & don't forget that Tracey should have been the winner today.
rachel knew she should have been out shame she doesn't have the courage to come out and show herself as a sporting personality.

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I also think the ruling was bad. Tapes and poles can be used to tighten a course as well as stop cutting. Go outside a pole, get DQed. GT and Rachel should give up the win and take it on the chin, all in the name of good sportsmanship.

i only said rachel's pace was above all b/c of her split time before she crashed. that's all. my personal opinion is that the tape rule need to be black and white. if you break the tape, no matter where, you enter where you exited regardless of advantage, line and all those things up for interpretation.

i'm curious about the ruling, too. aside from a switchback or weird piece of track, why would breaking the tape ever cause an advantage? obviously going off track isn't helping a racer earn time, but to rule 'no advantage was gained' totally negates the rule of hiking back to were you exited the course, doesn't it? why would you ever hike back up? if you blow the tape and are ahead of pace b/c of it, just wait .001 longer, then resume instead of hike back up.

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