British riders on top form
Brit riders Steve Peat and Tracy Moseley were crowned UCI World Cup Downhill winners yesterday in Schladming, Austria.
In the Elite Men’s downhill Australia’s Sam Hill and Nathan Rennie were on top form down the 2.1km course in front of 12,500 spectators. Hill managed to edge first place over Rennie by five seconds. Peaty finished 13th but won the series by 38 points over Sam Hill, with South Africa’s Greg Minnaar 46 points behind in third place overall.
Tracy Mosley finished third in Schladming, 5.87 seconds behind race winner Sabrina Jonnier but she bagged enough points to win the World Cup overall by 58 points with a total of 1263 – in front of Jonnier and fellow Great Britain rider Rachel Atherton, who finished the series with 1020 points.
Team MBUK/Santa Cruz rider Marc Beaumont finished the series in a very respectable seventh place in front of Cdric Gracia (10th) and Fabien Barel (13th). Neil Donoghue finished 22nd.
Czech rider Kamil Tatarkovic won the 4X competition in Schladming with Dan Atherton fifth and his brother Gee in eighth. Michal Prokop was the 4X series winner, with Gee Atherton seventh and Dan 10th.
Britain’s Liam Kileen came ninth in the Elite Men’s cross-country race, and finished sixth overall in the series. Oli Beckinsale finished 21st overall with 316 points.