Breaking news: Peat victorious in Andorra
By James Costley-White | Sunday, May 17, 2009 2.30pm
Steve Peat scored his 17th World Cup win in Andorra today Kathy Sessler
Steve Peat won his 17th Mountain Bike World Cup downhill round today, beating the previous record set by Nicolas Vouilloz and giving him his second victory in a row.
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Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate) was third-from-last to set off. He stormed down the hill in Vallnord, Andorra, putting in extra pedal strokes wherever possible, to take the lead with a time of 2:22.05.
Next up was fellow Brit Gee Atherton (Animal Commencal), who was just 0.02 seconds slower. Last man down was Australian Sam Hill (Monster Energy Specialized), who was over a second up on the top half of the course but limped across the finish line in 2:27.89, leaving third place to Peat's team-mate, South African Greg Minnaar (2:23.46).
In the women's race, Frenchwoman Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis Rocky Mountain) took the lead by 3.87 seconds (2:41.58). She was followed by her countrywoman Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center, 2:45.45) and Britain's Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing, 2:45.47).
Full results and report to follow.
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