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MTB World Cup Cross Country #1 & Downhill #1 - Pietermaritzburg 2012

Date range:
March 16-18, 2012

March 16, Downhill qualifying:

Minnaar quickest in downhill qualifying

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Cycling News
Published:
March 16, 2012, 19:27 GMT,
Updated:
March 18, 2012, 13:46 GMT

Hannah blasts to top women's seed

Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson United Ride set the best time by over 3 seconds

Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson United Ride set the best time by over 3 seconds

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Home town favourite Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) narrowly edged Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) for the top spot in the downhill qualifying at the opening UCI Mountainbike World Cup in South Africa. Minnaar plummeted down the course in 3:59.62, just eight thousandths of a second quicker than Gwin.

Canadian Steve Smith (Devinci Global) was the third fastest, almost a second slower.

In the elite women's field, Australian Tracy Hannah (Hutchinson United) pummeled the rest of the field, blazing through the course more than three seconds faster than her nearest competitor, Emmeline Ragot (Mondraker) and Floriane Pugin (Scott 11).

Full Results

Elite Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate 0:03:59.620  
2 Aaron Gwin (USA) Trek World Racing 0:00:00.008  
3 Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing 0:00:00.871  
4 Gee Atherton (GBr) Gt Factory Racing 0:00:01.767  
5 Troy Brosnan (Aus) Monster Energy-Specialized 0:00:02.270  
6 Michael Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson United Ride 0:00:04.385  
7 Cédric Gracia (Fra) Cg Racing Brigade 0:00:05.055  
8 Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra) Topcycle By Trek 0:00:05.901  
9 Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 0:00:05.908  
10 Andrew Neethling (RSA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 0:00:06.347  
11 Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate 0:00:06.647  
12 Danny Hart (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team 0:00:06.768  
13 Nick Beer (Swi) Devinci Global Racing 0:00:06.921  
14 Samuel Hill (Aus) Monster Energy-Specialized 0:00:07.190  
15 Marc Beaumont (GBr) Gt Factory Racing 0:00:07.452  
16 Johannes Fischbach (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:00:07.468  
17 Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate 0:00:08.525  
18 Bryn Atkinson (Aus) Team Norco International 0:00:08.830  
19 Damien Spagnolo (Fra) Ms Mondraker Team 0:00:08.977  
20 Justin Leov (NZl) Trek World Racing 0:00:09.171  
21 Julien Camellini (Fra) 0:00:09.396  
22 Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Hutchinson United Ride 0:00:10.059  
23 Lorenzo Suding (Ita) Pila-Black Arrows-Mtb Herin School Asd 0:00:11.227  
24 Neko Mulally (USA) Trek World Racing 0:00:12.034  
25 Harry Heath (GBr) Unior Tools Team 0:00:12.100  
26 Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:12.121  
27 Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 0:00:12.400  
28 Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Team Lac Blanc / Solid / Batibois Alsace 0:00:12.465  
29 Luke Strobel (USA) 0:00:12.496  
30 Mitch Ropelato (USA) Specialized Racing - Usa Gravity 0:00:12.566  
31 Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Scott11 0:00:12.818  
32 George Brannigan (NZl) Devinci Global Racing 0:00:13.212  
33 Markus Pekoll (Aut) Ms Mondraker Team 0:00:13.449  
34 Jonathan Jones (GBr) 0:00:13.468  
35 Patrick Thome (Fra) Lapierre International 0:00:13.733  
36 Timothy Bentley (RSA) Hutchinson United Ride 0:00:13.800  
37 Duncan Riffle (USA) Dirt Norco Race Team 0:00:13.848  
38 Mitchell Delfs (Aus) Kona 0:00:14.099  
39 Rémi Thirion (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team 0:00:14.667  
40 Marcus Klausmann (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team 0:00:15.168  
41 Bernard Kerr (GBr) 0:00:15.678  
42 Harry Molloy (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 0:00:15.855  
43 Richard Thomas (GBr) 0:00:15.872  
44 Robin Wallner (Swe) Team Are Bikepark By W-Racing 0:00:16.007  
45 Richard Rude Jr (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 0:00:16.043  
46 Loic Bruni (Fra) Lapierre International 0:00:16.242  
47 Johann Potgieter (RSA) 0:00:17.053  
48 Oliver Burton (GBr) 0:00:17.122  
49 Connor Fearon (Aus) Kona 0:00:17.299  
50 Joseph Smith (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 0:00:17.504  
51 Mickael Pascal (Fra) Ck Racing Santacruz 0:00:18.122  
52 Curtis Keene (USA) Specialized Racing - Usa Gravity 0:00:18.333  
53 Jonty Neethling (RSA) 0:00:18.599  
54 Greg Williamson (GBr) 0:00:18.696  
55 Stefan Garlicki (RSA) 0:00:18.791  
56 Logan Binggeli (USA) 0:00:18.803  
57 Emanuel Pombo (Por) 0:00:19.319  
58 Niklas Wallner (Swe) Team Are Bikepark By W-Racing 0:00:19.830  
59 Oscar Harnstrom (Swe) Pila-Black Arrows-Mtb Herin School Asd 0:00:20.019  
60 Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Lapierre International 0:00:20.151  
61 Thomas Braithwaite (GBr) 0:00:20.218  
62 Jack Reading (GBr) 0:00:20.229  
63 Ziga Pandur (Slo) Unior Tools Team 0:00:20.262  
64 Nejc Rutar (Slo) Unior Tools Team 0:00:20.599  
65 Lars Peyer (Swi) Sc-Intense 0:00:20.806  
66 Lutz Weber (Swi) 0:00:20.868  
67 Miran Vauh (Slo) 0:00:20.975  
68 Eliot Jackson (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 0:00:21.251  
69 Kristoffer Haugland (Nor) 0:00:21.325  
70 Alex Bond (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof 0:00:21.584  
71 Tiaan Odendaal (RSA) 0:00:21.586  
72 Fergus Lamb (GBr) 0:00:22.164  
73 Kevin Aiello (USA) 0:00:22.502  
74 Ludovic May (Swi) 0:00:22.511  
75 Isak Leivsson (Nor) 0:00:22.804  
76 Zakarias Blom Johansen (Nor) 0:00:22.815  
77 Mark Scott (GBr) 0:00:22.923  
78 Guillaume Cauvin (Fra) Hutchinson United Ride 0:00:23.515  
79 Tommy Herrmann (Ger) 0:00:24.481  
80 Dan Sheridan (Irl) 0:00:25.398  
81 Terje Nylende (Nor) Team Fokus - Danica 0:00:25.595  
82 Marco Milivinti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop 0:00:26.273  
82 Rick Balbierer (Ger)    
84 Niclas Andersen (Nor) 0:00:26.439  
85 Thomas Jeandin (Swi) 0:00:26.468  
86 Gaetan Ruffin (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:26.541  
87 Jérôme Payet (Fra) 0:00:27.166  
88 Will Jones (GBr) 0:00:27.566  
89 Quentin Moreau (Fra) 0:00:27.698  
90 Daisuke Kurosawa (Jpn) 0:00:28.035  
91 Samuel Bull (RSA) 0:00:28.277  
92 Felix Beckeman (Swe) 0:00:28.519  
93 Daniel Pombo (Por) 0:00:28.804  
94 Junya Nagata (Jpn) 0:00:29.024  
95 Walace Henrique Miranda (Bra) 0:00:29.105  
96 Christian Textor (Ger) 0:00:29.980  
97 David Trummer (Aut) 0:00:30.215  
98 Faustin Figaret (Fra) Sc-Intense 0:00:30.411  
99 Andre Bretas (Bra) 0:00:30.902  
100 Adi Van Der Merwe (RSA) 0:00:30.926  
101 Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) Ck Racing Santacruz 0:00:30.965  
102 Naoki Idegawa (Jpn) 0:00:31.046  
103 Fraser Mcglone (GBr) 0:00:31.447  
104 Travis Browning (RSA) 0:00:32.293  
105 Takuya Aoki (Jpn) 0:00:32.458  
106 Darryn Stowe (RSA) 0:00:32.463  
107 Carlo Caire (Ita) Argentina Bike Gravity Team 0:00:33.235  
108 Francesco Colombo (Ita) Team Axo/Pro-Gest 0:00:33.466  
109 Marco Fernandez Garcia (Spa) 0:00:33.495  
110 Quentin Chanudet (Fra) 0:00:33.809  
111 Kelvin Purchase (RSA) 0:00:34.013  
112 Alasdair Fey (RSA) 0:00:34.203  
113 Cameron Cornforth (Irl) 0:00:37.481  
114 David Kynaston (GBr) 0:00:37.678  
115 Simon Parsons (GBr) 0:00:37.718  
116 Gianluca Vernassa (Ita) Devinci Global Racing 0:00:37.731  
117 Kyle Davids (RSA) 0:00:39.201  
118 Guilherme Renke (Bra) 0:00:39.349  
119 David Hogan (RSA) 0:00:39.357  
120 Erik Irmisch (Ger) 0:00:40.813  
121 Steven Sautron (Fra) 0:00:43.605  
122 Chris Nixon (RSA) 0:00:44.215  
123 Josh Lewis (GBr) Steve Peat Syndicate 0:00:44.477  
124 Phil Atwill (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 0:00:46.875  
125 Justyn Norek (Ita) Argentina Bike Gravity Team 0:00:47.013  
126 Andreas Sieber (Ger) 0:00:50.878  
127 Dan Stanbridge (GBr) Dirt Norco Race Team 0:00:50.921  
128 Brook Macdonald (NZl) Ms Mondraker Team 0:02:51.869  
DNF Miha Halzer (Slo) Energijateam.Com    
DNS Romain Paulhan (Fra) Scott11    
DNS Christopher Mcglinchey (Irl)    
DNS Alexandre Sicard (Fra)    
DNS Marcelo Dias (Por)    
DNS Joelson Bourice (Fra)    
Elite Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tracey Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson United Ride 0:04:36.853  
2 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Ms Mondraker Team 0:00:03.556  
3 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott11 0:00:03.660  
4 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Labyrinth Shimano Racing Team 0:00:03.984  
5 Jill Kintner (USA) Team Norco International 0:00:06.436  
6 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction 0:00:11.381  
7 Luana Maria De Souza Oliveira (Bra) 0:00:13.465  
8 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Sc-Intense 0:00:14.760  
9 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott11 0:00:15.371  
10 Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team 0:00:15.914  
11 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria 0:00:19.427  
12 Anita Molcik (Aut) 0:00:20.465  
13 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 0:00:22.592  
14 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 0:00:27.541  
15 Martina Bruehlmann (Swi) 0:00:28.573  
16 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 0:00:34.470  
17 Caroline Sax (Fra) Team Lac Blanc / Solid / Batibois Alsace 0:00:38.697  
18 Gabriela Williams (Cze) Cg Racing Brigade 0:00:41.260  
19 Zarja Cernilogar (Slo) 0:00:52.849  
20 Tamara Maria Ulrich (Aut) 0:01:37.827