By Rob Jones, Cyclingnews.com

Sunday, July 3, 2011 5.58pm

British racer blazes to another victory on course where she became world champ

World Cup leader Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) took her third win of the season at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, to extend her lead in the overall standings after four rounds of racing. Moseley, who had qualified first by an impressive 11.5 seconds, had more of a battle on her hands in the final, with second-ranked Floriane Pugin (Scott 11) finishing 1.850 seconds behind.

Canadian national champion Micayla Gatto was the first to go under 5:40, but she was quickly supplanted by Emmeline Ragot (Team GR). Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) was next to sit in the hot seat, taking the time down to 5:21. Her time would hold until the final three riders came down the course, with each bumping the other out of the lead.

Rachel Atherton (Commencal) took a second off of Jonnier's time, but even she knew that wouldn't be enough, and Pugin came in nearly five seconds faster. But Moseley was faster still - over two and half seconds up at the first split, and an additional second up by the second split. She lost a bit of time in the lowest part of the course, but still comfortably took the win, to extend her lead over Pugin to 140 points with three events remaining.

"I've definitely got good memories from Mont-Sainte-Anne, when I won [the world title] here last year," said Moseley. "But the course changed completely yesterday after it had been so wet all week. It had some big holes and was possibly the roughest Mont-Sainte-Anne I have ever raced. It's really great to get the win here again, but it's the same top three every race, so I can't count on the title yet."

Moseley now has 910 points to Pugin's 770, with Atherton in third at 580 points. Manon Carpenter (Madison Saracen) continues to lead the Junior World Cup, with 200 points.

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.

ELITE WOMEN DOWNHILL RESULTS

1 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing 0:05:12.980
2 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11 0:05:14.830
3 Rachel Atherton (GBr) Commencal 0:05:20.510
4 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 0:05:21.474
5 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal 0:05:22.441
6 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11 0:05:28.543
7 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria 0:05:30.959
8 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Team GR 0:05:31.039
9 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 0:05:34.759
10 Micayla Gatto (Can) 0:05:37.853
11 Jacqueline Harmony (USA) 0:05:41.576
12 Jill Kintner (USA) 0:05:44.445
13 Jessica Stone (GBr) 0:05:46.270
14 Manon Carpenter° (GBr) Madison Saracen 0:05:48.781
15 Miranda Miller (Can) 0:05:53.389
16 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) 0:05:56.101
17 Darian Harvey (USA) 0:05:59.238
18 Gabriela Williams (Cze) 0:06:10.944
19 Anne Laplante (Can) 0:06:37.222
20 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) 0:10:11.917
 
Teams
 
1 Trek World Racing 101 pts
2 Santa Cruz Syndicate 64
3 Scott 11 57
4 Giant Factory Off-Road Team 52
5 Lapierre International 51
6 Mondraker Factory Team 37
7 Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz 36
8 MS Evil Racing 35
9 Commencal 30
10 Devinci Global Racing 30
11 Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 26
12 Riding Addiction Commencal 22
13 Alpine Commencal Austria 18
14 Chain Reaction Cycles / Nukeproof 18
15 Team GR 17
16 Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team 15
17 Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 14
 
Elite women downhill World Cup standings after four rounds
 
1 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing 910 pts
2 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11 770
3 Rachel Atherton (GBr) Commencal 580
4 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis - Rocky Mountain 535
5 Myriam Nicole (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal 419
6 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11 353
7 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Team GR 340
8 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria 328
9 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Team GR 287
10 Céline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine - Avoriaz / Haute - Savoie 245
11 Jill Kintner (USA) 210
12 Manon Carpenter° (GBr) Madison Saracen 200
13 Mio Suemasa (Jpn) 181
14 Micayla Gatto (Can) 175
15 Miriam Ruchti (Swi) 130
16 Jacqueline Harmony (USA) 115
17 Morgane Charre (Fra) Passion Velo Thiers Stemtee 85
18 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger) 80
19 Anita Ager-Wick (Nor) 80
20 Miranda Miller (Can) 60
21 Jessica Stone (GBr) 40
22 Fanny Lombard (Fra) 35
23 Joanne Muoser (Swi) SC - Intense 30
24 Rika Olivier (RSA) 25
25 Darian Harvey (USA) 20
26 Maria Michalogiannaki (Gre) Unior Tools Team 20
27 Gabriela Williams (Cze) 15
28 Sandra Reynier° (Fra) CK Racing Santacruz 15
29 Anne Laplante (Can) 10
30 Emily Horridge (GBr) 10

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