Kintner tops women's field in downhill

Harmony a narrow second

The 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships concluded Sunday in Beech Mountain, North Carolina, with the downhill national championships. An overnight downpour was slow to clear, leaving the course muddy. The dampened course didn't affect the spirit of the fans as an outstanding crowd, including an estimated 300 spectators in the rock garden, energized the riders.

Jill Kintner (RedBull-Transition Racing) continued her strong riding by winning her second national title in as many tries during the event. In fact, Kintner, who won the women's pro dual slalom competition on Saturday, qualified in the top position in both the dual slalom and downhill events before earning the gold medal in each. Kintner won by 2.35 seconds over silver-medalist Jacqueline Harmony while Jaime Rees (The Bike Hub) earned the bronze.

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jill Kintner (Red Bull / Transitions)0:03:27.47 
2Jacqueline Harmony0:00:02.35 
3Jaime Rees (The Bike Hub)0:00:24.18 
4Rebecca Gardner0:00:25.05 
5Anne Galyean0:00:41.75 
6Johanne Tuttle0:00:46.50 
7Katelyn Parhiala0:00:48.53 
8Joy Martin0:00:49.76 
9Darian Harvey (Vixen Racing)0:00:51.08 
10Sondra Williamson (Specialized)0:00:56.76 
11Hannah Trimble (Lees-McRae College)0:01:02.91 
12Rae Gandolf (Sierra Nevada Brewing)0:01:04.99 


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