Vernon wins junior downhill World Cup at Windham

Shaw and Vergier complete top three

Taylor Vernon (GT Factory Racing) won the junior men's downhill World Cup in Windham, New York on Saturday afternoon. Vernon finished 0.844 seconds ahead of American Luca Shaw (SRAM/TLD Racing) and 1.632 seconds up on Loris Vergier (Lapierre Gravity Republic).

"I didn't think it was a winning run to be honest, but it's a fine line on this track where you can push or go too slow," said Vernon. "I loved the course. It's probably one of my favorites tracks this year - it was fast."

Marcus Hansson (W-Racing) set the early fast time and was later bettered by Thibault Laly (France) and Andrew Crimmins (Kona Factory Team).

Joshua McCombie (New Zealand) was riding well until he got a rear flat, then Max Warshawsky (Australia) stepped into the hot seat.

Neil Stewart (FMD Racing) dropped 2.25 seconds off Warsahwky's pace, and then Vernon leapt into the hot seat by going another 3.3 seconds faster.

The next rider down the mountain, Vergier rode well enough to finish third ultimately while fastest qualifier Shaw finished off the racing with a second fastest time.

"I had a great run. I knew I lost some time on the top yesterday so I was happy to hit that fast today. I didn't make any mistakes and kept it smooth. Second will do," said Shaw. "I went as hard as I could and left it out there."

"It's pretty awesome to race a World Cup on home soil. I wish there were more, but this was a good experience."

In the World Cup standings, Shaw leads Vergier 214 to 200 points, while Vernon is in third with 181 points.

Full Results

Junior men downhill
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taylor Vernon (GBr) GT Factory Racing0:02:31.800 
2Luca Shaw (USA) Sram/TLD Racing0:00:00.844 
3Loris Vergier (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic0:00:01.632 
4Neil Stewart (GBr) FMD Racing0:00:03.321 
5Thomas Estaque (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott0:00:04.721 
6Max Warshawsky (Aus) Australia0:00:05.544 
7Andrew Crimmins (Aus) Kona Factory Team0:00:06.339 
8Thibault Laly (Fra) France0:00:07.467 
9Connor Hamilton (NZl) New-Zealand0:00:07.486 
10Jack Almond (Can) Canada0:00:07.771 
11Benjamin Boutie (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott0:00:07.897 
12Chase Nelson (USA) United States Of America0:00:08.204 
13Marcus Hansson (Swe) W-Racing0:00:08.228 
14Reece Wilson (GBr) Great Britain0:00:08.265 
15Loris Revelli (Ita) Italy0:00:08.336 
16Jack Iles (Can) Evil Vengeance Tour0:00:08.482 
17Shane Leslie (USA) United States Of America0:00:08.537 
18Demetri Triantafillou (USA) United States Of America0:00:09.028 
19Drew Carters (GBr) Great Britain0:00:09.376 
20Charlie Harrison (USA) United States Of America0:00:09.567 
21Frazer Mccubbing (GBr) Steve Peat Syndicate0:00:09.965 
22Carlos Alfaro Peralta (Per) Peru0:00:10.041 
23Bryan Pfeiffer (Fra) France0:00:10.106 
24Jackson Davis (Aus) Australia0:00:10.279 
25Benjamin Dengate (Aus) Australia0:00:11.102 
26Steve Marietta (Fra) France0:00:21.162 
27Joshua Mccombie (NZl) New-Zealand0:00:36.282 
DNFFerran Jorba Prats (Spa) Spain  
DSQMatthew Mccorkell (Aus) Australia  
DNSGalen Carter (USA) United States Of America - B  
Junior men downhill World Cup standings with one round remaining
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luca Shaw (USA) Sram/TLD Racing214 pts
2Loris Vergier (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic200 
3Taylor Vernon (GBr) GT Factory Racing181 
4Amaury Pierron (Fra) France90 
5Neil Stewart (GBr) FMD Racing69 
6Jack Iles (Can) Evil Vengeance Tour68 
7Aiden Varley (Aus) Australia65 
8Martin Maes (Bel) GT Factory Racing60 
9Alex Marin Trillo (Spa) Giant Factory Off-Road Team55 
10Thomas Estaque (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott40 
11Laurie Greenland (GBr) Trek World Racing40 
12Steve Marietta (Fra) France38 
13Reece Wilson (GBr) Great Britain34 
14Ferran Jorba Prats (Spa) Spain33 
15Connor Hamilton (NZl) New-Zealand32 
16Benjamin Boutie (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott29 
17Drew Carters (GBr) Great Britain25 
18Thibault Laly (Fra) France22 
19Loris Revelli (Ita) Italy21 
20Max Warshawsky (Aus) Australia18 
21Martin Lebl (Cze) Czech Republic18 
22Connor Sandri (NZl) New-Zealand18 
23Francisco Matias (Chi) Chile18 
24Frazer Mccubbing (GBr) Steve Peat Syndicate18 
25Andrew Crimmins (Aus) Kona Factory Team16 
26Ben Hill (Aus) Australia16 
27Marcus Hansson (Swe) W-Racing16 
28Adrien Dailly (Fra) France15 
29Keegan Wright (NZl) New-Zealand14 
30Andreas Kolb (Aut) Austria12 
31Joshua Mccombie (NZl) New-Zealand12 
32Mike Schaer (Swi) Switzerland12 
33Jack Almond (Can) Canada10 
34Maxime Ciriego (Fra) Roc Vtt Oz En Oisans8 
35Jacob Dickson (Irl) Orange Dirt World Team, O'neal8 
36Shane Leslie (USA) United States Of America8 
37Dan Farley (GBr) Great Britain7 
38Chase Nelson (USA) United States Of America6 
39Andrew Dorrit (GBr) MS Mondraker Team6 
40Bradley Swinbank (GBr) Steve Peat Syndicate6 
41Sam Herd (GBr) Perth City Cycles6 
42Dan Booker (Aus) Australia - B4 
43Bryan Pfeiffer (Fra) France2 
44Silas Grandy (Ger) Germany2 
45Benjamin Dengate (Aus) Australia2 
46Jackson Davis (Aus) Australia1 
47Jonathan Philogene (RSA) South Africa1 

 

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