Victory for Jonnier in Fort William downhill

Atherton looked to have win in the bag

Frenchwoman Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain) rode to victory in the women's downhill at the Fort William World Cup, in the process seizing the series lead from arch rival Rachel Atherton (Commencal).

Many in the crowd thought Atherton had the win in the bag after she hit the second split 0.54 seconds ahead but she lost her lead on the 'motorway' section and ended up crossing the line 1.11 seconds down.

Fellow Briton Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) came fourth, after Floriane Pugin (Scott 11), with Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center) rounding off the podium. Promising junior Manon Carpenter (Lapierre) finished eighth, just 19 seconds off Jonnier's pace.

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.
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