March leads Americans to gold medal at Master's Worlds

Shaums March was crowned world downhill champion last Saturday at the 2007 UCI Masters Mountain Bike World Championships in Pra Loup, France. He was named world champion after besting a field of 97 riders in the men's 30-34 downhill contest. Posting a time of 3'55.28", the lone American entered in the event improved upon his third-place time posted in the previous day's seeding run. He outpaced second and third places by just fractions of a second to claim the world title.

The US team was delighted to take home four other medals. Lars Tribus won bronze in the men's 35-39 downhill, 5.97 seconds behind winner and British rider Nigel Page, who was the only rider in the group to break the four-minute barrier with his time of 3:55.36.

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