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UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 2011

Date range:
August 31 - September 4, 2011

September 04, Junior men downhill:

Brosnan defends world championship title

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
September 04, 2011, 14:24 BST,
Updated:
September 04, 2011, 21:32 BST

Silver and bronze medals go to Austria and France

Troy Brosnan (Australia) en route to a repeat victory in the junior men's downhill world championship.

Troy Brosnan (Australia) en route to a repeat victory in the junior men's downhill world championship.

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Australia's Troy Brosnan successfully defended his junior downhill world championship title on Sunday afternoon in Champery, Switzerland. David Trummer (Austria) won silver while Guillaume Cauvin (France) earned bronze."It was raining all morning but I wanted to attack it like it was dry," said Brosnan. "I didn't have any mistakes, and I won. I'm so happy. I can't believe it."

Cauvin was the first of the medallists to race. He was timed at 4:15.945.

Trummer set the bar high with a relatively early run down the slippery, wet mountain. He stopped the clock at 4:03.691 as the 20th rider to compete. He run came just after the racing action was paused for about one hour while an injured rider was taken off the mountain by a helicopter.

It wasn't until Brosnan went, as the third to last rider, that Trummer had to step down from the hot seat. The Aussie, who is also the junior downhill World Cup champion, finished in 3:51.503, just over 12 seconds faster than Trummer. He was the only junior to break four minutes.

Brosnan had a clean run overall. "I had a good run today and tried to stay smooth. The other juniors crashed, but I kept it on my two wheels and came across the line in front," he said.

"This season has been good. I got my first World Cup podium [including the elites - ed.] in Val di Sole and was eighth overall. Getting the junior world championship capped off a good season."

"I couldn't ask for more. Going into next season with the big boys is going to be fun," said Brosnan, who will move up in 2012.

Neko Mulally (United States) won silver last year, but finished 47th today. "I took it like a run I thought I could. It was really slick and I don't think anyone expected that. I got caught up in the nets toward the top, and I couldn't come back from that - I lost so much time getting out. It was a difficult race, but I tried my best."

Full Results

Junior men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Troy Brosnan (Australia) 0:03:51.503  
2 David Trummer (Austria) 0:00:12.188  
3 Guillaume Cauvin (France) 0:00:19.294  
4 Lewis Buchanan (Great Britain) 0:00:20.796  
5 Loic Bruni (France) 0:00:22.235  
6 Rafael Gutiérrez (Colombia) 0:00:22.635  
7 Luke Stevens (Canada) 0:00:23.781  
8 Reuben Olorenshaw (New Zealand) 0:00:27.233  
9 Arthur Parret (France) 0:00:30.282  
10 Slawomir Lukasik (Poland) 0:00:31.062  
11 Faustin Figaret (France) 0:00:33.613  
12 Jan Uruba (Czech Republic) 0:00:35.806  
13 Ludovic Oget (France) 0:00:36.079  
14 Connor Fearon (Australia) 0:00:36.287  
15 Mark Scott (Great Britain) 0:00:37.177  
16 Phillip Piazza (Australia) 0:00:38.499  
17 Juan Manuel Orrego Castano (Colombia) 0:00:39.385  
18 David Mcmillan (Australia) 0:00:40.558  
19 Daniel Franks (New Zealand) 0:00:43.536  
20 Carlo Caire (Italy) 0:00:45.799  
21 Brandon Yrttiaho (Australia) 0:00:49.582  
22 Riley Suhan (Canada) 0:00:49.844  
23 Ben Power (Australia) 0:00:50.634  
24 Dan Sheridan (Ireland) 0:00:51.119  
25 Tiaan Odendaal (South Africa) 0:00:54.532  
26 Maxime Chapuis (Switzerland) 0:00:55.530  
27 Gavin Carroll (Ireland) 0:00:57.112  
28 Rudy Cabirou (France) 0:00:58.172  
29 Ville Ormo (Finland) 0:00:58.390  
30 Reece Potter (New Zealand) 0:00:59.740  
31 Freddy Hunziker (Switzerland) 0:01:03.952  
32 Carlos Castro (Portugal) 0:01:04.462  
33 Nick Bygate (New Zealand) 0:01:05.073  
34 Joe Vejvoda (Australia) 0:01:08.164  
35 Antoine Bagnoud (Switzerland) 0:01:10.807  
36 Jonas Bernet (Switzerland) 0:01:14.285  
37 Kyle Sangers (Canada) 0:01:19.339  
38 Christian Wright (United States Of America) 0:01:20.625  
39 Adi Van Der Merwe (South Africa) 0:01:20.810  
40 Jan Cepelak (Czech Republic) 0:01:21.193  
41 Peter Mlinar (Slovenia) 0:01:21.421  
42 Tim Hedman (Sweden) 0:01:31.401  
43 Philipp Bünnemann (Germany) 0:01:33.948  
44 Martin Knapec (Slovakia) 0:01:39.176  
45 Jordan Hodder (Canada) 0:01:50.691  
46 Joonas Savolainen (Finland) 0:01:52.533  
47 Neko Mulally (United States Of America) 0:01:54.841  
48 Alasdair Fey (South Africa) 0:01:59.556  
49 Ondrej Stepanek (Czech Republic) 0:02:17.609  
50 Christopher Mcglinchey (Ireland) 0:02:24.267  
51 Ilya Bogachev (Russian Federation) 0:03:10.563  
52 Isak Leivsson (Norway) 0:03:40.219  
DNF Stanislav Sehnal (Czech Republic)    
DNF Jay Barrett (New Zealand)    
DNF Kiran Mackinnon (United States Of America)    
DNF Romain Contreres (France)    
DNS Austin Hackett Klaube (United States Of America)    
DNS Aram Raoof (Poland)    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 France 154  pts
2 Australia 140  
3 New-Zealand 114  
4 Canada 105  
5 Great Britain 95  
6 Colombia 91  
7 Switzerland 79  
8 Czech Republic 70  
9 Ireland 70  
10 South Africa 59  
11 Austria 55  
12 Poland 47  
13 Finland 39  
14 Italy 37  
15 United States Of America 29  
16 Portugal 25  
17 Slovenia 16  
18 Sweden 15  
19 Germany 14  
20 Slovakia 13  
21 Russian Federation 6  
22 Norway 5