FINAL RESULTS: Fort William World Cup DH 9

Incredible and dramatic racing is what Fort William is known for and the competition today was full surprises, disappointments and firsts. Dig in!

FINAL RESULTS: Fort William World Cup DH

An overnight deluge in Fort William, Scotland, only had a positive impact on the 2018 World Cup Downhill race. The course had been dry and getting dryer until the precipitation arrived. Come race day, the sun was out, the breeze was up and conditions, generally, were perfect.

1st place - No stranger to the podium but unfamiliar to many, Amaury Pierron was the perfect blend of top-to-bottom aggression and perfection. He was the first rider to crack Reece Wilson's time and did so by over a second. His time held up against the fastest riders on the planet and Amaury Pierron took his first World Cup win! Only 1.3% of you picked Amaury for the win in our poll.

2nd place - Loris Vergier was smooth and cool as ice the entire way down the mountain, putting down some power through the motorway earning an awesome 2nd place!

3rd place - Troy Brosnan, holy crap was he pinned! Warner even mentioned the #troygate poll debacle. Unfortunately, Troy was just barely off the pace, but we'll continue to leave him out of our polls if he's gonna haul ass like that as a result! Well done, TB!

Danny Hart, looked smooth and fast but the clock showed that he just slowly lost time from the top all the way to the bottom.

The last man down and fastest qualifier, Luca Shaw was on pace and suffered a flat tire, dashing any hopes of a result and impacting his overall points as well. #gutted

Aaron Gwin, on a solid run made it to the new rocked-in woods section, clipped a rock in a nasty hole and had an OTB crash. His chances to tie Greg Minnaar with 21 World Cup DH wins were over. Many of the riders after Gwin were also getting snagged by the same hole, but they were able to somehow power through it. Did anyone else notice Loic's completely unflinching reaction to Gwin going over the bars on the webcast?

4th place - Reece Wilson of the Commencal / 100% team posted up a cracker and had half the crowd wondering who he was. His time stood up to some of the fastest racers on the planet and he had a nice, long hot-seat run. Many riders were up on him after the first split, but Reece's performance on the lower half of the track is where the damage was done and he earned his first-ever podium.

Hot seat stoke for Reece.

Props to Charlie Harrison, top #USDH finisher in 18th today!

Tahnee Seagrave takes the Elite Women's victory, but the real story of the women's race was Rachel Atherton. She nearly pulled an Aaron-Gwin-in-Leogang. After about five pedals strokes out of the start gate, her chain snapped and it was gone. She pumped and coasted her way into 3rd place, only 9 seconds off the win and that was with an additional crash! She managed to grease all the jumps on the motorway too. It was an epic display of pure riding skill and grit. Myriam Nicole finished 2nd and retains the World Cup overall lead after 2 races.

Vali Holl, 29-second victory that would have put her in 4th place in Elite Women's.

Kye A'hern backs up his qualifying result with a win in Junior Men.

Elite Men's Final Results

Elite Women's Final Results

Junior Men's Final Results

Junior Women's Final Results

ALL THINGS FORT WILLIAM WORLD CUP

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