Rachel Atherton win Fort William downhill World Cup

Carpenter and Ragot round out top three

Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) won the Fort William World Cup for the first time.  She crushed her competition on home soil, winning by a convincing 10.139 seconds over fellow Brit Manon Carpenter (Madison Saracen DH Team) and Emmeline Ragot (Lapierre Gravity Republic).

"Fort William is ridiculously hard. I've qualified first a few times here and you can't let your guard down," said Atherton to Redbull.tv after her winning run.  She had qualified fastest on Saturday.

"This is one I've never been able to win. All the way down the track, people are saying your name and it's hard to concentrate. Finally, I crossed the line here and heard cheering and not groaning."

By virtue of her win, Atherton goes into next weekend's Val di Sole World Cup as the first World Cup leader of 2013.

Full Results

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing0:05:08.846 
2Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team0:00:10.139 
3Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic0:00:11.373 
4Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction0:00:15.450 
5Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team0:00:16.646 
6Floriane Pugin (Fra) Gstaad-Scott0:00:18.148 
7Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott0:00:20.384 
8Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International0:00:21.154 
9Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR0:00:23.413 
10Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT0:00:26.497 
11Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles0:00:29.412 
12Micayla Gatto (Can)0:00:36.309 
13Mio Suemasa (Jpn)0:00:37.803 
14Vaea Verbeeck (Can)0:00:41.174 
15Fionn Griffiths (GBr)0:00:43.915 
16Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Sc Intense0:00:45.500 
17Mélanie Pugin (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie0:00:50.079 
18Marianne Ruud° (Nor)0:00:57.586 
19Alanna Columb (NZl)0:01:04.632 
20Anita Ager-Wick (Nor)0:01:09.739 
21Tegan Molloy° (Aus)0:01:11.251 
22Holly Feniak° (Can) Hutchinson UR0:01:18.692 
23Casey Brown (Can) Dirt Norco Race Team0:01:19.948 
24Danielle Beecroft° (Aus)0:02:01.103 
25Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie0:02:02.209 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1GT Factory Racing100 pts
2Lapierre Gravity Republic65 
3Trek World Racing62 
4Madison Saracen Downhill Team48 
5Giant Factory Off-Road Team48 
6Gstaad-Scott45 
7Santa Cruz Syndicate45 
8Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof44 
9Hutchinson UR42 
10Commencal / Riding Addiction40 
11MS Mondraker Team39 
12Devinci Global Racing32 
13Specialized Racing DH30 
14Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team18 
15Team Norco International16 
16SC Intense14 
17Blackthorn GT12 
18Evil Vengeance Tour12 
19FMD Racing / Intense Cycles10 
20Kona10 
21Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie4 
22GT / 360 Degrees2 
23Pivot Factory Team1 
Elite women World Cup standings after round 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing250 pts
2Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team190 
3Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic180 
4Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction139 
5Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team130 
6Floriane Pugin (Fra) Gstaad-Scott120 
7Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International86 
8Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott80 
9Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR72 
10Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles60 
11Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT55 
12Micayla Gatto (Can)50 
13Mio Suemasa (Jpn)40 
14Vaea Verbeeck (Can)35 
15Fionn Griffiths (GBr)30 
16Miriam Ruchti (Swi) SC Intense25 
17Mélanie Pugin (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie20 
18Marianne Ruud° (Nor)15 
19Alanna Columb (NZl)10 
20Anita Ager-Wick (Nor)5 
Team World Cup standings after round 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1GT Factory Racing100 pts
2Lapierre Gravity Republic65 
3Trek World Racing62 
4Madison Saracen Downhill Team48 
5Giant Factory Off-Road Team48 
6Gstaad-Scott45 
7Santa Cruz Syndicate45 
8Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof44 
9Hutchinson UR42 
10Commencal / Riding Addiction40 
11MS Mondraker Team39 
12Devinci Global Racing32 
13Specialized Racing DH30 
14Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team18 
15Team Norco International16 
16SC Intense14 
17Blackthorn GT12 
18Evil Vengeance Tour12 
19FMD Racing / Intense Cycles10 
20Kona10 
21Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie4 
22GT / 360 Degrees2 
23Pivot Factory Team1 

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