Gwin wins home World Cup

Peat puts in impressive second fastest ride ahead of Neethling

Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) capped a strong weekend of racing at the World Cup in Windham, New York, with the first American World Cup victory on home soil in over a decade when he won the men's downhill. Gwin finished over two seconds ahead of Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate), with Andrew Neethling (Giant) taking third. Gwin's fourth win of the season gives him an almost insurmountable lead in the overall World Cup standings.

Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate) set the first sub-2:30 time, despite having to do a re-run when Romain Paulhan (Giant Planete 2 Roues) crashed hard ahead of him, requiring a race delay while he was removed from the mountain. Fabien Barel (Mondraker) immediately bumped Bryceland out of the hot seat, but the time gaps were marginal, as riders chipped away at the lead. Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) continued to struggle with this course, and eventually finished 12th. Neethling, at 10 riders to go, recorded the next big drop in the leading time, only to be immediately topped by Peat, who recorded 2:26.376 .

This is where it stood, as the final rider, Gwin, was about to start. Expectations among the spectators were high, after Gwin qualified first, and the partisan nature of the crowd was clear, with American flags everywhere. The Trek rider was fastest through every part of the course, finishing 2.339 seconds ahead of Peat.

He was mobbed by adoring fans and patiently signed autographs and posed for photos. "It was awesome today, all week actually. It was so great to race in front of the hometown crowd. They were all so cool to me. It's been a fun weekend. I'm very happy."

Peat was also having a great time with the whole scene. This was an astounding 52nd World Cup podium appearance for the legendary Brit. "I was very confident and I felt good in practice. I had some problems in qualifying but it came together well today. I've had a bit of problem being consistent recently, and I'm stoked to be able to have it come all together to claim second place."

Behind Neethling, in fourth place, was Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) at 3.476. "I'm really pumped to be on the podium. I had a massive, massive mistake at the top of the course that cost me some time. I thought it put me out of the race but I was able to make some time on the bottom of the course. I'm happy to have the fourth."

With his fourth win of the five races so far in the World Cup, Gwin has a total of 1,110 points. Greg Minnaar sits in second with 776 points. Gee Atherton (Commencaly) is in third with 657 points after finishing 11th today. Troy Brosnan (Monster Energy/Specialized/Mad Catz) continues to lead the junior standings after finishing eighth in Windham.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Gwin (USA) Trek World Racing0:02:24.037 
2Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate0:00:02.339 
3Andrew Neethling (RSA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:03.207 
4Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing0:00:03.476 
5Brook Macdonald (NZl) MS Evil Racing0:00:03.545 
6Justin Leov (NZl) Trek World Racing0:00:03.683 
7Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Lapierre International0:00:04.597 
8Troy Brosnan° (Aus) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz0:00:04.811 
9Danny Hart (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:04.914 
10Fabien Barel (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team0:00:05.251 
11Gee Atherton (GBr) Commencal0:00:05.763 
12Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate0:00:05.810 
13Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate0:00:05.874 
14Loic Bruni° (Fra) Lapierre International0:00:05.993 
15Luke Strobel (USA) MS Evil Racing0:00:06.146 
16Marc Beaumont (GBr)0:00:06.388 
17Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain0:00:06.487 
18Lewis Buchanan° (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof0:00:07.079 
19Cédric Gracia (Fra) CG Racing Brigade0:00:07.152 
20Florent Payet (Fra) SC - Intense0:00:07.347 
21Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz0:00:07.360 
22Julien Camellini (Fra) Team Sunn Montgenevre0:00:07.372 
23Austin Warren° (USA)0:00:07.376 
24Rémi Thirion (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team0:00:07.777 
25Matti Lehikoinen (Fin) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof0:00:08.003 
26Joshua Button (Aus) SC - Intense0:00:08.036 
27Neko Mulally° (USA) Trek World Racing0:00:08.050 
28Cameron Cole (NZl) Lapierre International0:00:08.128 
29Joseph Smith (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof0:00:08.154 
30Matthew Scoles (NZl) Team Cingolani Trek0:00:08.392 
31Markus Pekoll (Aut) MS Evil Racing0:00:08.395 
32Matej Charvat (Cze)0:00:08.407 
33Nick Beer (Swi) Scott 110:00:08.502 
34Mickael Pascal (Fra) Morewood Unitedride0:00:08.696 
35Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal0:00:08.712 
36Filip Polc (Svk) MS Evil Racing0:00:08.929 
37Shaun O'connor (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team0:00:09.110 
38Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Team Lac Blanc / Solid / Massif Des Vosges0:00:09.127 
39Sam Dale (GBr) Team Sunn Montgenevre0:00:09.195 
40Kyle Sangers° (Can)0:00:09.606 
41Mitch Ropelato (USA)0:00:09.823 
42Damien Spagnolo (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team0:00:09.943 
43Lorenzo Suding (Ita)0:00:10.049 
44Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (Col) CG Racing Brigade0:00:10.096 
45Ben Cathro (GBr)0:00:10.111 
46Ben Reid (Irl) Dirt Norco Race Team0:00:10.159 
47Fabien Pedemanaud (Fra) Scott 110:00:10.389 
48Michael Hannah (Aus)0:00:10.510 
49Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof0:00:11.012 
50Harry Heath (GBr) Unior Tools Team0:00:11.037 
51Ralph Jones (GBr)0:00:11.161 
52Cody Warren (USA)0:00:11.346 
53Oscar Harnstrom (Swe)0:00:11.709 
54Gavin Vaughan (USA)0:00:11.842 
55Connor Fearon° (Aus) Kona0:00:12.073 
56Mark Scott° (GBr) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain0:00:12.452 
57Greg Williamson (GBr)0:00:12.728 
58Dean Tennant (Can)0:00:12.757 
59Lars Peyer (Swi) SC - Intense0:00:13.217 
60Dan Stanbridge (GBr) Dirt Norco Race Team0:00:13.490 
61Adam Brayton (GBr)0:00:13.563 
62Fergus Lamb (GBr)0:00:13.635 
63Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:13.936 
64Robin Wallner (Swe) Team Are Bikepark Powered By W - Racing0:00:13.966 
65George Brannigan (NZl) Devinci Global Racing0:00:14.054 
66Hans Lambert (Can)0:00:14.308 
67Curtis Keene (USA)0:00:14.817 
68Oliver Burton (GBr)0:00:15.062 
69Matt Zdriluk (Can)0:00:15.243 
70Gaetan Ruffin (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal0:00:15.538 
71Dan Atherton (GBr) Commencal0:00:16.131 
72Harry Molloy (GBr) Madison Saracen0:00:18.576 
73Alex Bond (GBr)0:00:18.761 
74Timothy Bentley (RSA) Morewood Unitedride0:00:22.266 
75Rob Fraser (Can)0:00:23.723 
76Duncan Riffle (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:26.442 
77Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) CK Racing Santacruz0:00:59.969 
78Eliot Jackson (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team0:01:28.448 
79Charly Di Pasquale (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team0:08:01.228 
DNFRomain Paulhan (Fra)  
DNFMatthew Beer (Can)  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Trek World Racing96 pts
2Santa Cruz Syndicate72 
4Scott 1157 
5Giant Factory Off-Road Team54 
6MS Evil Racing44 
7Lapierre International44 
8Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz33 
9Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain32 
10Devinci Global Racing30 
11Riding Addiction Commencal26 
12Mondraker Factory Team21 
13Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof21 
14Alpine Commencal Austria20 
15Team GR18 
16SC - Intense16 
17CG Racing Brigade12 
18Team Sunn Montgenevre9 
19Madison Saracen7 
20Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team7 
21Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie5 
22Team Cingolani Trek1 
Elite men World Cup standings after five rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aaron Gwin (USA) Trek World Racing1118 pts
2Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate776 
3Gee Atherton (GBr) Commencal657 
4Danny Hart (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team606 
5Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing602 
6Brook Macdonald (NZl) MS Evil Racing570 
7Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate523 
8Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate499 
9Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Lapierre International478 
10Justin Leov (NZl) Trek World Racing461 
11Troy Brosnan° (Aus) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz424 
12Cameron Cole (NZl) Lapierre International422 
13Marc Beaumont (GBr)385 
14Fabien Barel (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team384 
15Cédric Gracia (Fra) CG Racing Brigade366 
16Andrew Neethling (RSA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team325 
17Samuel Hill (Aus) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz315 
18Luke Strobel (USA) MS Evil Racing307 
19Matthew Scoles (NZl) Team Cingolani Trek302 
20Matti Lehikoinen (Fin) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof279 
21Julien Camellini (Fra) Team Sunn Montgenevre278 
22Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain268 
23Damien Spagnolo (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team260 
24Markus Pekoll (Aut) MS Evil Racing258 
25Mickael Pascal (Fra) Morewood Unitedride254 
26Florent Payet (Fra) SC - Intense246 
27Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Team Lac Blanc / Solid / Massif Des Vosges245 
28Michael Hannah (Aus)240 
29Romain Paulhan (Fra)226 
30Neko Mulally° (USA) Trek World Racing224 
31Filip Polc (Svk) MS Evil Racing217 
32Shaun O'connor (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team215 
33Robin Wallner (Swe) Team Are Bikepark Powered By W - Racing213 
34Duncan Riffle (USA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team212 
35Nick Beer (Swi) Scott 11194 
36Fabien Pedemanaud (Fra) Scott 11194 
37Ben Cathro (GBr)189 
38Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Morewood Unitedride188 
39Rémi Thirion (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team184 
40Joseph Smith (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof182 
41Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz178 
42Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal177 
43Ben Reid (Irl) Dirt Norco Race Team176 
44Sam Dale (GBr) Team Sunn Montgenevre172 
45Joshua Button (Aus) SC - Intense164 
46Lewis Buchanan° (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof163 
47Harry Heath (GBr) Unior Tools Team160 
48Loic Bruni° (Fra) Lapierre International158 
49Mitchell Delfs (Aus) Kona155 
50Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (Col) CG Racing Brigade155 
51Mitch Ropelato (USA)153 
52Dan Stanbridge (GBr) Dirt Norco Race Team150 
53Nico Vink (Bel) Team Lac Blanc / Solid / Massif Des Vosges135 
54Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof130 
55Patrick Thome (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team126 
56Lorenzo Suding (Ita)120 
57Bernat Guardia Pascual (Spa)113 
58Mark Scott° (GBr) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain110 
59Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria108 
60George Brannigan (NZl) Devinci Global Racing101 
61Thomas Braithwaite (GBr)100 
62Matej Charvat (Cze)97 
63Fergus Lamb (GBr)87 
64Adam Brayton (GBr)83 
65Bryn Atkinson (Aus)80 
66Kyle Sangers° (Can)80 
67Greg Williamson (GBr)80 
68Curtis Keene (USA)80 
69Dan Atherton (GBr) Commencal79 
70Alex Bond (GBr)76 
71Timothy Bentley (RSA) Morewood Unitedride74 
72Emanuel Pombo (Por)72 
73Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra) Mondraker Factory Team70 
74Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team68 
75Dean Tennant (Can)68 
76Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo (Spa)67 
77Nejc Rutar (Slo) Unior Tools Team64 
78Oscar Harnstrom (Swe)59 
79Austin Warren° (USA)58 
80Richard Thomas (GBr)57 
81Connor Fearon° (Aus) Kona57 
82Scott Mears (GBr)55 
83Johann Potgieter (RSA)53 
84Florian Arthus (Fra)48 
85Marcus Klausmann (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team47 
86Wyn Masters (NZl) MS Evil Racing47 
87Bernard Kerr (GBr)46 
88Lars Peyer (Swi) SC - Intense40 
89Benny Strasser (Ger)39 
90Thomas Jeandin (Swi)36 
91Will Rischbieth (Aus)35 
92Harry Molloy (GBr) Madison Saracen35 
93Jack Reading (GBr)32 
94Marcel Beer (Swi)31 
95Ralph Jones (GBr)30 
96Cody Warren (USA)29 
97Chris Del Bosco (Can)29 
98Oliver Burton (GBr)28 
99Gavin Vaughan (USA)27 
100Jonty Neethling (RSA)27 
101Alexander Kangas (Swe)26 
102Yann Gauvin (Can)25 
103Dominik Gspan (Swi)25 
104Gareth Brewin (GBr)23 
105Hayden Brown (RSA)23 
106Gaetan Ruffin (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal23 
107Simon Cardon (Fra) XCYTT Racing22 
108Remi Gauvin (Can)22 
109Fraser Mcglone° (GBr)17 
110Daniel Pombo (Por)16 
111Hans Lambert (Can)15 
112Kelvin Purchase (RSA)15 
113Charly Di Pasquale (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team15 
114Ziga Pandur (Slo) Unior Tools Team14 
115Chris Hutchens (GBr)14 
116Tiaan Odendaal° (RSA)13 
117Matt Zdriluk (Can)12 
118Robert Smith (GBr)12 
119Joe Barnes (GBr)11 
120Seanan O'riordan (Irl)11 
121Francesco Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Team Cingolani Trek11 
122Hajime Imoto (Jpn)11 
123Roman Roschi (Swi)10 
124Logan Binggeli (USA)10 
125Ivan Oulego Moreno (Spa)9 
126Marco Milivinti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop8 
127Arthur Parret° (Fra) Passion Velo Thiers Stemtee8 
128Yuki Kushima° (Jpn)8 
129Christopher Mcglinchey° (Irl)8 
130Joris Bigoni (Fra)8 
131Jérôme Payet (Fra)7 
132Rob Fraser (Can)6 
133Daniel Sims (NZl)6 
134Mathias Haas (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria5 
135Mathieu Gallean (Fra) Ryde - Racing5 
136Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) CK Racing Santacruz4 
137Daniel Critchlow (GBr)4 
138Eliot Jackson (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team3 
139Adam Vagner (Cze)3 
140Niklas Wallner (Swe) Team Are Bikepark Powered By W - Racing3 
141Travis Browning (RSA)3 


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