MTB World's junior DH: gold to Bryceland and Pajot

Britain and France dominate first gravity events

Bryceland brings home first British gravity gold medal

Josh Bryceland won what would be Great Britain's first downhill gold medal of the day at the World Championships. He defeated Sam Dale (Great Britain) in second and Remi Thirion (France) in third for the win in 3'23.55.

Danny Hart was the first rider to sit in the hot seat with a chance of keeping it. As the 33rd racer, his time held up until fellow Brit Dale, who went off 59th, took over the duties of keeping it warm. But Dale's tenure lasted only a few riders when Bryceland assumed the leadership role. Number one seed Remi Thirion could not upset Bryceland despite his best efforts, but his race performance was still good enough for third.

France sweeps junior women's downhill

France went one-two-three in the junior women's downhill World Championships. Anais Pajot was the fastest with a time of 4'17.71. She was followed by compatriots Myriam Nicole and Melanie Pugin.

The steep, physical course was a challenge for the junior women, who kicked off the day's racing of the downhill finals. Melanie Pugin told Cyclingnews that the constant compression on the course's bumpy sections really worked her arms and shoulders.

See also: Interview with Josh Bryceland

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