The fourth round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada featured all three off-road disciplines: Cross-country, four-cross and downhill.
Tracy Moseley and Greg Minnaar qualified fastest in the women’s and men’s downhill races on Friday, and in today’s final it was Mosely who dominated, beating Floriane Pugin (Scott 11) by two seconds, with Rachel Atherton (Commencal) third another six seconds back. In the men’s race, Minnaar wasn’t able to repeat his qualifying ride and instead it was Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) who won by a slender margin over Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate) and Brook Macdonald (MS Evil Racing).
In the elite women’s cross-country on Saturday, the home nation scored a victory as Catharine Pendrel (Luna) led home Irina Kalentieva (Topeak Ergon) by 58 seconds, with Julie Bresset (BH-Suntour-Peisey Vallandry) finishing third. In the men’s event it was Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized) who rode away from the rest of the field to win by nearly two minutes. In second was Switzerland’s Nino Schurter (Scott-Swisspower MTB-Racing), with Spain’s José Antonio Hermida Ramos (Multivan Merida Biking Team) taking third.
The action continued on Saturday with the finals of the four-cross. Jared Graves (Yeti) beat Roger Rinderknecht, Guido Tschugg (Ghost Factory Racing Team) and Joost Wichman (RSP 4 Cross Racing Team) in the men’s final. In the women’s event it was Anneke Beerten (Milka Trek MTB Racing Team) ahead of Melissa Buhl (USA) and Brits Fionn Griffiths and Katy Curd.
We’ll have more results soon. For full results so far, head to Cyclingnews.com.