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) Team Result
1 Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing 0:05:08.846  
2 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 0:00:10.139  
3 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic 0:00:11.373  
4 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:15.450  
5 Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team 0:00:16.646  
6 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Gstaad-Scott 0:00:18.148  
7 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott 0:00:20.384  
8 Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International 0:00:21.154  
9 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR 0:00:23.413  
10 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT 0:00:26.497  
11 Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 0:00:29.412  
12 Micayla Gatto (Can) 0:00:36.309  
13 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 0:00:37.803  
14 Vaea Verbeeck (Can) 0:00:41.174  
15 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 0:00:43.915  
16 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Sc Intense 0:00:45.500  
17 Mélanie Pugin (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 0:00:50.079  
18 Marianne Ruud° (Nor) 0:00:57.586  
19 Alanna Columb (NZl) 0:01:04.632  
20 Anita Ager-Wick (Nor) 0:01:09.739  
21 Tegan Molloy° (Aus) 0:01:11.251  
22 Holly Feniak° (Can) Hutchinson UR 0:01:18.692  
23 Casey Brown (Can) Dirt Norco Race Team 0:01:19.948  
24 Danielle Beecroft° (Aus) 0:02:01.103  
25 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 0:02:02.209  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 GT Factory Racing 100  pts
2 Lapierre Gravity Republic 65  
3 Trek World Racing 62  
4 Madison Saracen Downhill Team 48  
5 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 48  
6 Gstaad-Scott 45  
7 Santa Cruz Syndicate 45  
8 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 44  
9 Hutchinson UR 42  
10 Commencal / Riding Addiction 40  
11 MS Mondraker Team 39  
12 Devinci Global Racing 32  
13 Specialized Racing DH 30  
14 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 18  
15 Team Norco International 16  
16 SC Intense 14  
17 Blackthorn GT 12  
18 Evil Vengeance Tour 12  
19 FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 10  
20 Kona 10  
21 Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 4  
22 GT / 360 Degrees 2  
23 Pivot Factory Team 1  
Elite women World Cup standings after round 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing 250  pts
2 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 190  
3 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic 180  
4 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 139  
5 Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team 130  
6 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Gstaad-Scott 120  
7 Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International 86  
8 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott 80  
9 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR 72  
10 Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 60  
11 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT 55  
12 Micayla Gatto (Can) 50  
13 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 40  
14 Vaea Verbeeck (Can) 35  
15 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 30  
16 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) SC Intense 25  
17 Mélanie Pugin (Fra) Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 20  
18 Marianne Ruud° (Nor) 15  
19 Alanna Columb (NZl) 10  
20 Anita Ager-Wick (Nor) 5  
Team World Cup standings after round 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 GT Factory Racing 100  pts
2 Lapierre Gravity Republic 65  
3 Trek World Racing 62  
4 Madison Saracen Downhill Team 48  
5 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 48  
6 Gstaad-Scott 45  
7 Santa Cruz Syndicate 45  
8 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 44  
9 Hutchinson UR 42  
10 Commencal / Riding Addiction 40  
11 MS Mondraker Team 39  
12 Devinci Global Racing 32  
13 Specialized Racing DH 30  
14 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 18  
15 Team Norco International 16  
16 SC Intense 14  
17 Blackthorn GT 12  
18 Evil Vengeance Tour 12  
19 FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 10  
20 Kona 10  
21 Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 4  
22 GT / 360 Degrees 2  
23 Pivot Factory Team 1  

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