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MTB World Cup Downhill #4 - Leogang & UCI Four Cross World Championships 2014

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June 13-15

June 15, Elite women downhill:

Carpenter wins Leogang World Cup

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Cycling News
Published:
June 16, 2014, 1:55 BST,
Updated:
June 24, 2014, 19:56 BST

British rider tops World Cup standings

Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Factory Team

Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Factory Team

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History repeated itself as France and Great Britain once again battled for glory in the elite women's downhill World Cup. After the qualifying, the top five spots were occupied by three Brits (Tahnee Seagrave, Rachel Atherton and Manon Carpenter) and two French athletes (Myriam Nicole and Emmeline Ragot). It was up to these five riders, to leave their mark in the grand finale.

Seagrave set the first benchmark by putting over four seconds into the rest of the field. But she didn't have time to make herself comfortable in the hot seat, because Myriam Nicole was already on track and crossed the line four seconds up.

Still missing a win in Bikepark Leogang, Atherton is not yet on the top of her game after a long-lasting illness. All her hard efforts in the middle part couldn't recover her time after a slow start. It may not have been a winning run, but she rode to the finish 1.3 seconds faster than Nicole.

At this point, all eyes were on last year's winner Ragot, who favours Leogang's downhill motorway and was tipped for the win. It was in the "Roots of Asitz" section, where she lost her flow and the much needed momentum to bag the win. Atherton, Ragot, Nicole lit up the leader board. Then Carpenter pedaled out of the start gate. Fastest in qualifying, she had the joker in her pocket. Battling hard to keep up with Atherton's time in the upper part of the track, Carpenter showed real strength.

As soon as she hit the "Hollywood Section" before the last jump, it was clear that she was on the road to victory. Her aggressive riding style earned her a real speed advantage and put her 2.699 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. No need to stress that the British downhill queen was more than excited about her win.

"I am so happy! The fast track in Leogang really suits me, although it was really windy in the upper part," said Carpenter. "The dry conditions and the amazing atmosphere on the track contributed to my victory. It was an awesome week, the win feels so good!"

Results

Elite women downhill
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 0:03:42.500  
2 Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing 0:00:02.699  
3 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:04.028  
4 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic 0:00:04.310  
5 Tahnee Seagrave (GBr) Fmd Racing 0:00:07.936  
6 Jill Kintner (USA) 0:00:12.013  
7 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR 0:00:13.569  
8 Micayla Gatto (Can) Pivot Factory DH Team 0:00:14.022  
9 Morgane Charre (Fra) Evil Vengeance Tour 0:00:15.615  
10 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott 0:00:16.342  
11 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 0:00:17.919  
12 Jana Bartova (Cze) 0:00:20.692  
13 Mariana Salazar Palomo (ESa) 0:00:25.860  
14 Alia Marcellini (Ita) Lee Cougan Dirty Factory 0:00:28.540  
15 Marine ° Cabirou (Fra) 0:00:28.880  
16 Carina Cappellari (Swi) 0:00:33.671  
17 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT 0:00:35.093  
18 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 0:00:35.491  
19 Tegan ° Molloy (Aus) 0:00:42.071  
20 Jaime Hill (Can) 0:00:44.122  
21 Viktoria ° Gimenez (Fra) 0:00:44.288  
22 Simona Jirkova (Cze) 0:00:53.238  
23 Casey Brown (Can) Bergamont Hayes World Team 0:03:25.753  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Madison Saracen Factory Team 82  pts
2 Santa Cruz Syndicate 75  
3 Trek World Racing 71  
4 Commencal / Riding Addiction 56  
5 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 56  
6 GT Factory Racing 55  
7 Lapierre Gravity Republic 45  
8 Hutchinson Ur 35  
9 Devinci Global Racing 34  
10 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 33  
11 Specialized Racing DH 32  
12 Fmd Racing 22  
13 Kona Factory Team 22  
14 Gstaad-Scott 22  
15 Evil Vengeance Tour 20  
16 Pivot Factory DH Team 16  
17 Unior Tools Team 11  
18 Lee Cougan Dirty Factory 7  
19 Ms Mondraker Team 5  
20 Blackthorn GT 4  
21 Commencal 2  
Elite women downhill World Cup standings after four rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 780  pts
2 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic 690  
3 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 662  
4 Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing 660  
5 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR 487  
6 Jill Kintner (USA) 455  
7 Tahnee Seagrave (GBr) Fmd Racing 364  
8 Morgane Charre (Fra) Evil Vengeance Tour 356  
9 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 295  
10 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott 278  
11 Micayla Gatto (Can) Pivot Factory DH Team 270  
12 Casey Brown (Can) Bergamont Hayes World Team 101  
13 Tegan ° Molloy (Aus) 90  
14 Danielle Beecroft (Aus) Green To Gold Race Development 85  
15 Carina Cappellari (Swi) 80  
16 Veronique Sandler (NZl) 80  
17 Claire Buchar (Can) 55  
18 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 55  
19 Marine ° Cabirou (Fra) 55  
20 Sarah Atkin (NZl) 50  
21 Alia Marcellini (Ita) Lee Cougan Dirty Factory 50  
22 Jana Bartova (Cze) 45  
23 Mariana Salazar Palomo (ESa) 40  
24 Diana Marggraff (Ecu) 40  
25 Harriet Latchem (GBr) 40  
26 Steffi Marth (Ger) 35  
27 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT 20  
28 Viktoria ° Gimenez (Fra) 20  
29 Gabriela Williams (Cze) 20  
30 Sarah Booth (Aus) 10  
31 Katy Curd (GBr) Great Britain 10  
32 Jaime Hill (Can) 5  
33 Hope ° Jensen (GBr) 5  
34 Ellie ° Wale (Aus) 5  
Team World Cup standings after four rounds
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Madison Saracen Factory Team 279  pts
2 GT Factory Racing 266  
3 Lapierre Gravity Republic 248  
4 Santa Cruz Syndicate 226  
5 Specialized Racing DH 222  
6 Commencal / Riding Addiction 211  
7 Hutchinson Ur 175  
8 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 171  
9 Trek World Racing 169  
10 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 158  
11 Gstaad-Scott 99  
12 Evil Vengeance Tour 77  
13 Devinci Global Racing 69  
14 Fmd Racing 65  
15 Pivot Factory DH Team 63  
16 Bergamont Hayes World Team 56  
17 Ms Mondraker Team 55  
18 Kona Factory Team 45  
19 Unior Tools Team 36  
20 Rrp Ghost 23  
21 Green To Gold Race Development 17  
22 Lee Cougan Dirty Factory 10  
23 Banshee Bikes Factory Team 9  
24 Orange Dirt World Team, O'neal 6  
25 Blackthorn GT 4  
26 Commencal 2