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