Canadian Cyclist Norco Tactic 247-2 May 27
   Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook
The 11 Email - October 6
DOrnellas Fall Clearout - Sept 17
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19

Share the Road - Dec 14

IMBA Canada - Dec 14

Time Xpresso CC July 4

Daily News


March 16/12 11:49 am - Pietermaritzburg MTB World Cup: DH Qualifying report and photos

Posted by Editoress on 03/16/12

Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) showed that a week off the bike has not hurt his speed, as he qualified first in the Men's Downhill at the first round of the World Cup in his home town of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.  He beat defending champion Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) by a miniscule eight-thousandths of a second, with Canada's Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) qualifying third.  The top three men were all within one second of each other, while fourth placed Gee Atherton (GT Factory) was nearly two seconds back.



Steve Smith qualified 3rd


In the women's field, it was the final starter, Tracey Hannah (Hutchinson United Ride), qualifying first, over three and a half seconds ahead of world champion Emmeline Ragot (MS Mondraker), with Floriane Pugin (Scott 11) in third.  American champion Jill Kintner (Team Norco) was the only North American in the field, qualifying fifth.


Women Photos

Men Photos


Women's results

Men's results



Tracey Hannah (right) returns to World Cup racing


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
Cyclist's Edge - October 4
WoB End of Summer Sale August 21
CC Advertise April 14
TaG Cycling Feb 4


Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)

 © Copyright 1998-2015 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login