Ragot tops women's downhill

Jonnier extends World Cup lead with silver over Moseley

Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) took her second successive World Cup victory in two weekends in round five of the women's Downhill World Cup in Val di Sole, Italy, tightening the overall standings and denying Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) a chance to lock down the women's title

Japan's Mio Suemasa set the first fast time for the women, and would claim the Hot Seat until the final five riders made their runs. Myriam Nicole (Commencal Superiders) took the lead by five seconds from Suemasa, but only held it for a few minutes before Jonnier came down over 10 seconds faster.

Next was Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing), but she could only slot in behind Jonnier. Finally, it was World Champion Ragot, the fastest qualifier, who knocked another 2.4 seconds from Jonnier's time to claim the victory.

With her victory, Ragot moves from second to third behind Jonnier in the overall standings, 175 points behind her rival. While Jonnier still holds a commanding lead, it is by no means a sure thing, since a victory by Ragot and a poor showing by Jonnier could still cause an upset.

"I think my ride was okay," said Ragot. "I didn't make a lot of mistakes, but I thought I had flatted my tyre on the first part, because the ground was so soft.

"My strategy was to just be smart, don't do crazy stuff. Just try to stay smooth on the bike. Don't go like crazy. And it worked, it went so good, that maybe I will try that for the  World Championships."

"Sabrina has a lot of points, and I missed the first race and crashed in the next two," said Ragot. "So now I am second, but I don't know how it will go from there. But, I am feeling good and I have a new bike; I've only ridden it twice now [qualifying and final] and it rode well."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center0:03:59.75 
2Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain0:00:02.40 
3Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing0:00:06.50 
4Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal Superiders0:00:12.79 
5Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 110:00:13.67 
6Mio Suemasa (Jpn)0:00:17.78 
7Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense0:00:18.80 
8Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie0:00:21.06 
9Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 110:00:21.66 
10Manon Carpenter° (GBr)0:00:25.37 
11Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Dr-Gravity Union0:00:33.46 
12Micayla Gatto (Can)0:00:34.70 
13Petra Bernhard (Aut) RC Alpine Commencal Austria0:00:35.13 
14Jessica Stone (GBr)0:00:36.14 
15Joanna Petterson (RSA)0:00:38.05 
16Caroline Sax (Fra)0:00:44.41 
17Morgane Charre (Fra)0:00:47.36 
18Mélanie Pugin (Fra)0:00:59.98 
19Nicole Beege (Ger)0:01:02.68 
20Harriet Rucknagel (Ger)0:01:02.85 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Santa Cruz Syndicate83 pts
2MS Evil Racing66 
3Scott 1163 
4Trek World Racing62 
5GT Bicycles59 
6Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense59 
7Suspension Center40 
8Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain35 
9Commencal32 
10Commencal Superiders30 
11Solid Aclass Factory Team25 
12Giant Factory Team24 
13Lapierre International23 
14Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie23 
15Dr-Gravity Union20 
16RC Alpine Commencal Austria18 
17Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team17 
18Kona12 
19XMS Racing Squad1 
World Cup individual standings after round 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain1040 pts
2Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center865 
3Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11780 
4Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing699 
5Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal Superiders685 
6Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense466 
7Rachel Atherton (GBr) Commencal460 
8Mio Suemasa (Jpn)411 
9Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie407 
10Manon Carpenter° (GBr)376 
11Petra Bernhard (Aut) RC Alpine Commencal Austria366 
12Micayla Gatto (Can)190 
13Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team155 
14Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Dr-Gravity Union150 
15Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11135 
16Katy Curd (GBr)135 
17Jessica Stone (GBr)105 
18Harriet Rucknagel (Ger)95 
19Melissa Buhl (USA)75 
20Joanna Petterson (RSA)70 
21Caroline Sax (Fra)55 
22Martina Bruehlmann (Swi)45 
23Morgane Charre (Fra)35 
24Nicole Beege (Ger)25 
25Aimee Dix (GBr)25 
26Jacqueline Harmony (USA)20 
27Anais Pajot (Fra) Team Sunn Montgenevre20 
28Fanny Lombard° (Fra)20 
29Mélanie Pugin (Fra)15 
30Sophie Borderes (Fra)15 
31Birgit Braumann (Aut)10 
World Cup team standings after round five
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense368 pts
2Scott 11323 
3Santa Cruz Syndicate302 
4Commencal272 
5Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain270 
6Trek World Racing258 
7MS Evil Racing185 
8Suspension Center164 
9GT Bicycles155 
10Commencal Superiders152 
11Lapierre International128 
12Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team126 
13Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz125 
14Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie112 
15RC Alpine Commencal Austria110 
16Giant Factory Team81 
17Dr-Gravity Union80 
18Norco World Team71 
19Solid Aclass Factory Team53 
20Kona53 
21Mondraker Factory Team50 
22Kenda-Playbiker42 
23Team Cingolani - Protone20 
24Team Sunn Montgenevre20 
25Blackmountain Morewood United16 
26Dirt Norco Race Team15 
27Massi Team8 
28Team Lac Blanc Massif Des Vosges8 
29Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team6 
30XMS Racing Squad5 
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