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Jonnier wins on slippery Mont Sainte Anne course

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Sabrina Jonnier celebrates

Sabrina Jonnier celebrates (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Tracy Moseley

Tracy Moseley (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Emmeline Ragot

Emmeline Ragot (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Celine Gross

Celine Gross (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Sabrina Jonnier rides to a win, her fifth consecutive World Cup win.

Sabrina Jonnier rides to a win, her fifth consecutive World Cup win. (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Sabrina Jonnier's bike

Sabrina Jonnier's bike (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Women's winner Sabrina Jonnier

Women's winner Sabrina Jonnier (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Fans at the podium ceremony

Fans at the podium ceremony (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Elite women's downhill podium

Elite women's downhill podium (Image credit: Tour of Japan)
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Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) was happy with her second place.

Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) was happy with her second place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Darien Harvey (Cannondale)

Darien Harvey (Cannondale) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Darien Harvey (Cannondale) concentrates on the track.

Darien Harvey (Cannondale) concentrates on the track. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Danice Uyesugi flies off a jump.

Danice Uyesugi flies off a jump. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Danice Uyesugi on the brakes

Danice Uyesugi on the brakes (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Jessica Stone (2Stage Factory) looks off a jump.

Jessica Stone (2Stage Factory) looks off a jump. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Petre Bernhard (Anaciloitti)

Petre Bernhard (Anaciloitti) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Emille Siegenthaler (Scott) races to a top ten finish.

Emille Siegenthaler (Scott) races to a top ten finish. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Anita Molcik (Yeti Fox Shox Racing Team)

Anita Molcik (Yeti Fox Shox Racing Team) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Rebecca McQueen sails over the rock garden.

Rebecca McQueen sails over the rock garden. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Melissa Buhl (KHS) looked strong at this point on the course.

Melissa Buhl (KHS) looked strong at this point on the course. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Claire Buchar (Cain Reaction Cycles-Intense)

Claire Buchar (Cain Reaction Cycles-Intense) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) on her way to third place

Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) on her way to third place (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing)

Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) rides the rocks.

Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) rides the rocks. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) rides to second place.

Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) rides to second place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Floriane Pugin (Iron Horse-Kenda) takes a top five finish.

Floriane Pugin (Iron Horse-Kenda) takes a top five finish. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Celine Gros (Morzine-Avoriaz) rides in fourth through the trees.

Celine Gros (Morzine-Avoriaz) rides in fourth through the trees. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Mio Suemasa takes on the roots and mud.

Mio Suemasa takes on the roots and mud. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain) races to victory.

Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain) races to victory. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain) pedals hard.

Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain) pedals hard. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) got third place.

Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) got third place. (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)
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Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain)

Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis- Rocky Mountain) (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles) is proving to be unstoppable in the women's World Cup downhill, taking her fifth consecutive win of the season at Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, in Canada on Saturday, despite changing weather that made the track slick and slippery.

Through the first 10 racers of the 20 rider field, there was rapid and frequent turnover in the Hot Seat. The first rider to hang on to the Hot Seat for a while was Emilie Siegenthaler (Scott 11). Siegenthaler was eventually dislodged by Melissa Buhl (KHS).

Buhl was pleased with her run. "It was pretty good. I struggled a bit in the mud but I kept it together. I was going back and forth between the mud and the dry tires, and I was glad I stuck to the dry. There were a couple of spots of mud where I would have like spikes, but it paid off in the rocks because they were pretty slippery."

The next rider to lay down a fast run was Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing), who was almost immediately displaced by Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center), with a strong time that was good enough to maintain the Hot Seat until only Jonnier remained to descend.

Jonnier was the class of the field. Her run of 5:26.50 beat Ragot by 3.79 seconds. "That run was the best of the weekend. Conditions were a lot different than this morning. It dried out a lot," Jonnier said. "I decided to be a bit cautious and then go fast when I could. I just want to win and be happy on my bike." Jonnier's win was her fifth consecutive victory of the season.

Moseley finished in third place, 4.77 seconds back. With her win here, Jonnier stretches her lead in the World Cup standings to 1,382 points, with Ragot a distant second with 1,115 points. Four of the top five riders are now French, with only Moseley, in third, breaking the streak.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles0:05:26.50
2Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center0:00:03.79
3Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing0:00:04.77
4Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz 740:00:09.91
5Floriane Pugin (Fra) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker0:00:10.21
6Mio Suemasa (Jpn)0:00:12.07
7Melissa Buhl (USA)0:00:20.28
8Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 110:00:21.14
9Anita Molcik (Aut) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team0:00:24.73
10Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team0:00:26.11
11Micayla Gatto (Can)0:00:26.80
12Kathleen Pruitt (USA)0:00:27.95
13Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense0:00:30.02
14Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team0:00:30.95
15Danice Uyesugi (Can)0:00:31.69
16Anais ° Pajot (Fra) Team Sunn0:00:32.38
17Rebecca Mcqueen (Can)0:00:34.36
18Jessica Stone (GBr) 2Stagefactory0:00:38.88
19Darian Harvey (USA)0:01:06.38
20Gabrielle Molloy (NZl)0:01:10.31

Team
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Trek World Racing72pts
2Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team69
3Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz63
4Santa Cruz Syndicate57
5Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles54
6Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense54
7Scott 1154
8GT Bicycles38
9Suspension Center35
10Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team35
11Animal Commencal30
12Morzine-Avoriaz 7430
13Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker28
14MS Evil Racing26
15Norco World Team21
16MSC Bikes18
17Kenda Morewood17
18Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team17
19Team Sunn15
20Solid Aclass Factory Team14
212Stagefactory13
22Duncan Riffle Racing5
23Just Reid Race Team4
24Massi3
25Kona1

World Cup standings after six rounds
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles1382pts
2Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center1115
3Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing966
4Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz 74726
5Floriane Pugin (Fra) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker714
6Mio Suemasa (Jpn)650
7Myriam Nicole (Fra)607
8Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team480
9Melissa Buhl (USA)415
10Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11412
11Claire Buchar (Can) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense344
12Anita Molcik (Aut) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team190
13Joanna Petterson (RSA)180
14Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team172
15Micayla Gatto (Can)160
16Miriam Ruchti (Swi) Team Vario Racing130
17Jessica Stone (GBr) 2Stagefactory102
18Katy Curd (GBr)92
19Anais Pajot* (Fra) Team Sunn85
20Helen Gaskell (GBr)80
21Sarah Newman (GBr)60
22Diana Marggraff (Ecu)60
23Kathleen Pruitt (USA)45
24Anka Martin (RSA)40
25Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut)35
26Danice Uyesugi (Can)30
27Miranda Miller (Can)30
28Elisa Canepa (Ita) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker30
29Rebecca Mcqueen (Can)30
30Risa Suseanty (Ina)25
31Caroline Sax (Fra)25
32Harriet Rucknagel (Ger)20
33Victoria Phillips (RSA)20
34Fanny Lombard* (Fra)20
35Antje Kramer (Ger)15
36Sophie Borderes (Fra)15
37Darian Harvey (USA)10
38Emma Atkinson* (GBr)10
39Gabrielle Molloy (NZl)5

Team World Cup standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Santa Cruz Syndicate424pts
2Trek World Racing414
3Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles301
4Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team289
5Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz289
6Scott 11270
7GT Bicycles241
8Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense220
9MS Evil Racing215
10Suspension Center203
11Animal Commencal188
12Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker180
13Morzine-Avoriaz 74148
14Norco World Team139
15Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team118
16Massi86
17Kenda Morewood82
18Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team78
192Stagefactory77
20Lapierre Powered By Saab Salomon62
21MSC Bikes61
22Team Vario Racing56
23Duncan Riffle Racing41
24Team Sunn37
25Specialized Team America34
26Solid Aclass Factory Team25
27Dytech DH12
28Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team9
29XMS-Devinci World Cup Team6
30Just Reid Race Team4
31Kona3

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