Breaking news: Peat wins in La Bresse

Brit tops podium in downhill World Cup

Britain's Steve Peat rode to victory at this year's second UCI Mountain Bike World Cup downhill round in La Bresse, France today.

Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate) scored his 16th World Cup victory with a time of 2:07.14, over a second faster than second-placed Sam Hill (Monster Energy/Specialized/Mad Cat), who finished in 2:08.41.

Third place went to fellow Aussie Mick Hannah (GT, 2:09.00), who has shown an astonishing return to form after taking a year off from competition in 2008.

The men's podium was rounded off by Brits Brendan Fairclough (Monster Energy/Specialized/Mad Cat, 2:09.99) and Gee Atherton (Animal Commencal, 2:11.15), while world champion Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate), winner of this year's first World Cup round in his home town of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, came sixth with 2:11.36.

In the women's race it was France's Sabrina Jonnier (Maxxis/Rocky Mountain Bicycles) who took top honours with a time of 2:28.57 and a five-second winning margin. Britain's Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) was second (2:33.59) and France's Myriam Nicole third (2:34.78). Japan's Mio Suemasa (2:35.36) and France's Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center, 2:35.89) rounded off the podium.

Full results and report to follow.

CW has been riding mountain bikes for more than two decades now. He's the first to admit he's not the fittest or most skilful rider on the hill, but that doesn't stop him sweating up the climbs to have a blast on the downhills.
  • Discipline: MTB, commuting
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains and flowing singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Whyte T-129 S SCR, Stanton Sherpa 853, Pinnacle Dolomite 6
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston Old Peculier
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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