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MTB World Cup Cross Country #6, Downhill #6 & Four Cross #6 2010

Date range:
August 27-30, 2010

August 30, Elite women downhill:

Jonnier holds onto overall title

By:
Rob Jones
Published:
August 30, 2010, 8:23 BST,
Updated:
August 30, 2010, 18:58 BST

Atherton makes it a family day to remember

Rachel Atherton returned to racing in Windham after an injury layoff.

Rachel Atherton returned to racing in Windham after an injury layoff.

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The final round of the 2010 Mountain Bike World Cup concluded on Sunday in Windham, New York, with the crowd favourite downhill race. Rachel Atherton (Commencal) took the women's win, while Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) easily won her fifth overall title.

The competition for the women's title was all but over, with Jonnier holding an almost insurmountable 155-point lead over world champion Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) after qualifying on Friday. Mio Suemasa (Funn Bike) set the early fast time, which ended up being good enough for fourth. Suemasa held the hot seat until Atherton came down, four riders from the end, and the British rider knocked over seven and a half seconds from the leading time.

Neither of the final two riders - Ragot and fastest qualifier Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) - could come close to Atherton's time. Atherton, back from missing much of the season with a shoulder injury, showed that she will be a force to contend with at next week's world championships by blitzing the women's field by 1.36 seconds.

"I am so surprised," said Atherton. "It is so dry and fast, and having not raced for so long... I just did not know. I was just so happy I got to the bottom, it was such a complete surprise to win. I had nothing lose so I put it all on the line. Just late braking, pushing it that extra bit. I can't believe it."

"I know now I am ready for the Worlds. This weekend I thought: well, whatever happens, happens. I am just so happy to be racing again. No pressure. Now I have made some pressure for myself, because I know I can push myself this hard."

Jonnier, who finished eighth in the final, took the title with 1130 points, followed by Ragot at 1045 and Moseley with 909.

"I couldn't get my head into racing this week," said Jonnier. "I don't know what it was, but I was making a lot of mistakes all week and not riding well. I'm just happy to have this finished so that I can concentrate on the world championships."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rachel Atherton (GBr) Commencal 0:02:49.85  
2 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing 0:00:01.36  
3 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center 0:00:02.72  
4 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 0:00:07.64  
5 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11 0:00:09.91  
6 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal Superiders 0:00:11.04  
7 Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 0:00:11.16  
8 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 0:00:11.39  
9 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11 0:00:14.19  
10 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team 0:00:14.55  
11 Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 0:00:17.83  
12 Petra Bernhard (Aut) RC Alpine Commencal Austria 0:00:18.71  
13 Jessica Stone (GBr) 0:00:26.14  
14 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 0:00:26.83  
15 Anne Laplante (Can) 0:00:35.62  
16 Jill Kintner (USA) 0:00:36.25  
17 Lauren Daney° (USA) 0:01:02.39  
DNF Darian Harvey (USA)    
DNS Manon Carpenter° (GBr)    
DNS Jacqueline Harmony (USA)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Scott 11 88  pts
2 Commencal 80  
3 MS Evil Racing 64  
4 Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 64  
5 Trek World Racing 56  
6 Santa Cruz Syndicate 54  
7 Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz 53  
8 Commencal Superiders 38  
9 Lapierre International 32  
10 Suspension Center 32  
11 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 30  
12 GT Bicycles 26  
13 Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 23  
14 Norco World Team 21  
15 Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 20  
16 RC Alpine Commencal Austria 19  
17 Giant Factory Team 16  
18 Kona 8  
19 Kenda-Playbiker 8  
20 Solid Aclass Factory Team 7  
21 Dirt Norco Race Team 6  
22 Blackmountain Morewood United 4  
23 Massi Team 2  
Final World Cup individual standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 1130  pts
2 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center 1045  
3 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing 909  
4 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11 906  
5 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal Superiders 810  
6 Rachel Atherton (GBr) Commencal 685  
7 Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 556  
8 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 536  
9 Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 469  
10 Petra Bernhard (Aut) RC Alpine Commencal Austria 411  
11 Manon Carpenter° (GBr) 376  
12 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team 215  
13 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11 195  
14 Micayla Gatto (Can) 190  
15 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Dr-Gravity Union 150  
16 Jessica Stone (GBr) 145  
17 Katy Curd (GBr) 135  
18 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 130  
19 Melissa Buhl (USA) 75  
20 Joanna Petterson (RSA) 70  
21 Caroline Sax (Fra) 55  
22 Martina Bruehlmann (Swi) 45  
23 Jill Kintner (USA) 39  
24 Morgane Charre (Fra) 35  
25 Anne Laplante (Can) 30  
26 Nicole Beege (Ger) 25  
27 Aimee Dix (GBr) 25  
28 Jacqueline Harmony (USA) 20  
29 Lauren Daney° (USA) 20  
30 Anais Pajot (Fra) Team Sunn Montgenevre 20  
31 Fanny Lombard° (Fra) 20  
32 Mélanie Pugin (Fra) 15  
33 Sophie Borderes (Fra) 15  
34 Birgit Braumann (Aut) 10  
Final World Cup team standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense 432  pts
2 Scott 11 411  
3 Santa Cruz Syndicate 356  
4 Commencal 352  
5 Trek World Racing 314  
6 Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain 293  
7 MS Evil Racing 249  
8 Suspension Center 196  
9 Commencal Superiders 190  
10 GT Bicycles 181  
11 Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz 178  
12 Lapierre International 160  
13 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 156  
14 Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 132  
15 RC Alpine Commencal Austria 129  
16 Giant Factory Team 97  
17 Norco World Team 92  
18 Dr-Gravity Union 80  
19 Kona 61  
20 Solid Aclass Factory Team 60  
21 Mondraker Factory Team 50  
22 Kenda-Playbiker 50  
23 Dirt Norco Race Team 21  
24 Team Cingolani - Protone 20  
25 Team Sunn Montgenevre 20  
26 Blackmountain Morewood United 20  
27 Massi Team 10  
28 Team Lac Blanc Massif Des Vosges 8  
29 Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team 6  
30 XMS Racing Squad 5