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September 22, Elite women downhill:

Ragot wins women's downhill finale in Leogang

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
September 22, 2013, 13:50,
Updated:
September 23, 2013, 05:21

Rachel Atherton celebrates overall World Cup title

Emmeline Ragot (Lapierre Gravity Republic)

Emmeline Ragot (Lapierre Gravity Republic)

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Emmeline Ragot (Lapierre Gravity Republic) won the elite women's downhill final World Cup in Leogang, Austria on Sunday. The French woman beat Rachel Atherton (GT Factory Racing) and Manon Carpenter (Madison Saracen Downhill Team). Jill Kintner (Team Norco International) and Myriam Nicole (Commencal / Riding Addiction) rounded out the podium.

Fastest times were set by Tracey Hannah (Hutchinson UR), Tahnee Seagrave (FMD Racing) and then Nicole. Next into the hot seat was Carpenter, then the second last rider Ragot knocked an impressive five seconds off Carpenter's time.  Her time was fastest enough to hold up for the win.

"It's good to finish the season with a high. I couldn't expect more," said Ragot. "I'm very happy. I took a couple of risks, but not too many because I didn't want to crash and lose my second in the overall."

The last woman down the mountain and fastest qualifier was Atherton. She would finish 0.5 seconds slower than Ragot for second place. But more importantly for her, she won the overall, season-long World Cup title.

"I'm absolutely over the moon," said Atherton. "All year, both titles were getting closer and closer. I thought this week I would hurt myself. I've had bad luck at Leogang every year."

"I don't think I played it safe today. I wanted to win this for sure. A World Cup win is a World Cup win. A little bit of me comes out of this thinking that it's good to have a different winner in the last World Cup. I'll have to find that extra half-second this winter, and it will keep me motivated in training."

Ragot was second in the World Cup, Carpenter was third, Nicole was fourth and Morgan Charre was fifth.

Full Results

Elite women downhill
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic 0:03:52.866  
2 Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing 0:00:00.502  
3 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 0:00:04.817  
4 Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International 0:00:07.562  
5 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:07.815  
6 Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team 0:00:10.592  
7 Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 0:00:10.609  
8 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR 0:00:13.078  
9 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott 0:00:13.178  
10 Micayla Gatto (Can) 0:00:15.348  
11 Miranda Miller (Can) 0:00:19.676  
12 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 0:00:20.722  
13 Anita Ager-Wick (Nor) 0:00:24.862  
14 Vaea Verbeeck (Can) 0:00:27.275  
15 Carina Cappellari (Swi) 0:00:31.220  
16 Jana Bartova (Cze) 0:00:32.109  
17 Martina Bruehlmann (Swi) 0:00:33.337  
18 Fiona Ourdouillie° (Fra) US Cagnes VTT 0:00:37.622  
19 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT 0:01:08.842  
DNS Casey Brown (Can) Dirt Norco Race Team    
  Dirt Norco Race Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Lapierre Gravity Republic 99  pts
2 GT Factory Racing 65  
3 Devinci Global Racing 60  
4 Hutchinson UR 54  
5 Santa Cruz Syndicate 50  
6 Commencal / Riding Addiction 41  
7 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 35  
8 Trek World Racing 34  
9 Madison Saracen Downhill Team 30  
10 Gstaad-Scott 27  
11 Team Norco International 26  
12 Specialized Racing DH 23  
13 Kona 21  
14 MS Mondraker Team 20  
15 FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 18  
16 Evil Vengeance Tour 16  
17 GT / 360 Degrees 15  
18 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 14  
19 Team Bulls - DH 10  
20 Topcycle By Trek 8  
21 RRP Ghost 5  
22 US Cagnes VTT 3  
23 Ghost Factory Racing Team 3  
24 Unior Tools Team 3  
25 Blackthorn GT 2  
Elite women downhill World Cup final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Rachel Atherton (GBr) 1295  pts
2 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) 1165  
3 Manon Carpenter (GBr) 1045  
4 Myriam Nicole (Fra) 807  
5 Morgane Charre (Fra) 747  
6 Floriane Pugin (Fra) 580  
7 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) 531  
8 Jill Kintner (USA) 396  
9 Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) 383  
10 Tracey Hannah (Aus) 316  
11 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 250  
12 Anita Ager-Wick (Nor) 235  
13 Micayla Gatto (Can) 235  
14 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) 205  
15 Casey Brown (Can) 175  
16 Miranda Miller (Can) 120  
17 Vaea Verbeeck (Can) 110  
18 Jessica Stone (GBr) 100  
19 Alanna Columb (NZl) 85  
20 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) 85  
21 Mélanie Pugin (Fra) 75  
22 Fiona Ourdouillie° (Fra) 70  
23 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 60  
24 Jana Bartova (Cze) 60  
25 Alia Marcellini (Ita) 55  
26 Martina Bruehlmann (Swi) 55  
27 Claire Buchar (Can) 52  
28 Petra Bernhard (Aut) 50  
29 Carina Cappellari (Swi) 30  
30 Jaime Hill (Can) 30  
31 Kristen Courtney (Can) 25  
32 Rebecca Gardner (USA) 20  
33 Alison Zimmer (USA) 15  
34 Jacqueline Harmony (USA) 15  
35 Marianne Ruud° (Nor) 15  
36 Josefine Björkman (Swe) 15  
37 Rachael Walker (GBr) 10  
38 Severine Cigana (Fra) 10  
39 Taylor Allison° (USA) 5  
Team World Cup final standings
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 GT Factory Racing 473  pts
2 Lapierre Gravity Republic 434  
3 Santa Cruz Syndicate 311  
4 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 305  
5 Gstaad-Scott 282  
6 Devinci Global Racing 278  
7 Commencal / Riding Addiction 263  
8 Specialized Racing DH 237  
9 Madison Saracen Downhill Team 225  
10 Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 198  
11 MS Mondraker Team 182  
12 Trek World Racing 169  
13 Hutchinson UR 169  
14 Evil Vengeance Tour 97  
15 Team Norco International 80  
16 FMD Racing / Intense Cycles 73  
17 GT / 360 Degrees 55  
18 Pivot Factory Team 51  
19 Evil CK Racing Evian 46  
20 RRP Ghost 44  
21 Topcycle By Trek 42  
22 Blackthorn GT 41  
23 Dirt Norco Race Team 36  
24 Kona 31  
25 Unior Tools Team 30  
26 SC Intense 29  
27 Team W-Racing 22  
28 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 21  
29 Team Bulls - DH 19  
30 US Cagnes VTT 16  
31 Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie 15  
32 Torpado Surfing Shop 11  
33 Ghost Factory Racing Team 3  

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