Ragot wins women's downhill finale in Leogang

Rachel Atherton celebrates overall World Cup title

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) TeamResult
1Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic0:03:52.866 
2Rachel Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing0:00:00.502 
3Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team0:00:04.817 
4Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International0:00:07.562 
5Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction0:00:07.815 
6Morgane Charre (Fra) MS Mondraker Team0:00:10.592 
7Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr) FMD Racing / Intense Cycles0:00:10.609 
8Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR0:00:13.078 
9Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Gstaad-Scott0:00:13.178 
10Micayla Gatto (Can)0:00:15.348 
11Miranda Miller (Can)0:00:19.676 
12Fionn Griffiths (GBr)0:00:20.722 
13Anita Ager-Wick (Nor)0:00:24.862 
14Vaea Verbeeck (Can)0:00:27.275 
15Carina Cappellari (Swi)0:00:31.220 
16Jana Bartova (Cze)0:00:32.109 
17Martina Bruehlmann (Swi)0:00:33.337 
18Fiona Ourdouillie° (Fra) US Cagnes VTT0:00:37.622 
19Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) Blackthorn GT0:01:08.842 
DNSCasey Brown (Can) Dirt Norco Race Team  
 Dirt Norco Race Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lapierre Gravity Republic99 pts
2GT Factory Racing65 
3Devinci Global Racing60 
4Hutchinson UR54 
5Santa Cruz Syndicate50 
6Commencal / Riding Addiction41 
7Giant Factory Off-Road Team35 
8Trek World Racing34 
9Madison Saracen Downhill Team30 
11Team Norco International26 
12Specialized Racing DH23 
14MS Mondraker Team20 
15FMD Racing / Intense Cycles18 
16Evil Vengeance Tour16 
17GT / 360 Degrees15 
18Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof14 
19Team Bulls - DH10 
20Topcycle By Trek8 
21RRP Ghost5 
22US Cagnes VTT3 
23Ghost Factory Racing Team3 
24Unior Tools Team3 
25Blackthorn GT2 
Elite women downhill World Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rachel Atherton (GBr)1295 pts
2Emmeline Ragot (Fra)1165 
3Manon Carpenter (GBr)1045 
4Myriam Nicole (Fra)807 
5Morgane Charre (Fra)747 
6Floriane Pugin (Fra)580 
7Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi)531 
8Jill Kintner (USA)396 
9Tahnee Seagrave° (GBr)383 
10Tracey Hannah (Aus)316 
11Fionn Griffiths (GBr)250 
12Anita Ager-Wick (Nor)235 
13Micayla Gatto (Can)235 
14Zarja Cernilogar (Slo)205 
15Casey Brown (Can)175 
16Miranda Miller (Can)120 
17Vaea Verbeeck (Can)110 
18Jessica Stone (GBr)100 
19Alanna Columb (NZl)85 
20Miriam Ruchti (Swi)85 
21Mélanie Pugin (Fra)75 
22Fiona Ourdouillie° (Fra)70 
23Mio Suemasa (Jpn)60 
24Jana Bartova (Cze)60 
25Alia Marcellini (Ita)55 
26Martina Bruehlmann (Swi)55 
27Claire Buchar (Can)52 
28Petra Bernhard (Aut)50 
29Carina Cappellari (Swi)30 
30Jaime Hill (Can)30 
31Kristen Courtney (Can)25 
32Rebecca Gardner (USA)20 
33Alison Zimmer (USA)15 
34Jacqueline Harmony (USA)15 
35Marianne Ruud° (Nor)15 
36Josefine Björkman (Swe)15 
37Rachael Walker (GBr)10 
38Severine Cigana (Fra)10 
39Taylor Allison° (USA)5 
Team World Cup final standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1GT Factory Racing473 pts
2Lapierre Gravity Republic434 
3Santa Cruz Syndicate311 
4Giant Factory Off-Road Team305 
6Devinci Global Racing278 
7Commencal / Riding Addiction263 
8Specialized Racing DH237 
9Madison Saracen Downhill Team225 
10Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof198 
11MS Mondraker Team182 
12Trek World Racing169 
13Hutchinson UR169 
14Evil Vengeance Tour97 
15Team Norco International80 
16FMD Racing / Intense Cycles73 
17GT / 360 Degrees55 
18Pivot Factory Team51 
19Evil CK Racing Evian46 
20RRP Ghost44 
21Topcycle By Trek42 
22Blackthorn GT41 
23Dirt Norco Race Team36 
25Unior Tools Team30 
26SC Intense29 
27Team W-Racing22 
28Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team21 
29Team Bulls - DH19 
30US Cagnes VTT16 
31Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie15 
32Torpado Surfing Shop11 
33Ghost Factory Racing Team3 

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