Video: Val di Sole downhill

Top 5 finishers from Italy

Beaumont celebrates the win

The men’s downhill competition tightened after round five in Val di Sole, Italy yesterday as Marc Beaumont (GT) secured the second World Cup win of his career.

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Meanwhile, Gee Atherton (Commencal) took the leader’s jersey from Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) by the extremely slim margin of seven points.

Canada’s Steve Smith (MS Evil) finished fifth behind Trek World Racing’s Andrew Neethling, becoming the first Canadian man in at least a decade to make a podium appearance at a Downhill World Cup. Read the full race report here.

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To watch the highlights of the race day, courtesy of MTBCut, hit play below:

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