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July 2/06 9:16 am - World Cup Brazil: DH Women's Final

Posted by Editoress on 07/2/06

World Cup DH #5- Balneario-Camboriu Brazil
Courtesy 23 Degrees Sports

18-year-old Rachel Atherton of Wales won her first ever World Cup Downhill here in Brazil today, after a strong semi final raised her confidence for a possible win.

The 2005 Junior World Champion finished her semi final just 1.3secs off World Cup series leader Tracy Moseley and Atherton knew where she could make up some extra time.

"As I went up in the gondola I just pictured myself beating Sabrina's (Jonnier) time and taking the hot seat. I had a perfect run, except for the last jump where I bobbled a bit. When Tracy came down I really didn't think I had it, then the clock stopped with her time slower. I'm so happy to win here. Brazil is such a cool country and apart from winning in Fort William, this is where I wanted to win. The course is awesome, it really suits me, and my Giant was always feeling good here. Thanks to Bob our mechanic for making the bike super reliable."

Atherton's winning time of 2m 38.25secs was 0.72 ahead of Jonnier and 2.62secs ahead of series leader Moseley.

Atherton sits in third overall, 110 points behind Jonni

1. Rachel Atherton (GBr) Team Animal / Giant2:38.250
2. Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Monster/Iron Horse/Mad Katz2:38.970.72
3. Tracy Moseley (GBr) Kona Les Gets Factory Tea2:40.872.62
4. Helen Gaskell (GBr) Khs2:41.273.02
5. Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Qbikes2:41.913.66
6. P. Pizarro Bernardita (Chi)2:45.317.06
7. Celine Gros (Fra) Alvarez Racing2:47.689.43
8. Melissa Buhl (USA)2:48.7110.46
9. Mio Suemasa (Jpn)2:49.7611.51
10. Anita Molcik (Aut) Arbo Rsp Downhill Racing2:53.2014.95
11. Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco2:53.5715.32
12. Diana Marggraff (Ecu) Zenith-Mtb-International2:59.1020.85
13. Veronica Miranda (Chi)3:25.2146.96
14. Bock Annedore (Bol)3:38.481:00.23
15. Patricia Araujo, (Bra)3:41.821:03.57
16. Stephanie Scherrer (Bra)3:46.911:08.66
17. Vanessa Vallerino (Chi)4:17.621:39.37
DNF. M. De La Ordem (Arg)
World Cup Standings
1. Tracy Moseley (GBr) Kona Les Gets Factory1093 pts
2. Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Monster/Iron Horse/Mad Katz980
3. Rachel Atherton (GBr) Team Animal / Giant870
4. Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Qbikes697
5. Celine Gros (Fra) Alvarez Racing543
6. Helen Gaskell (GBr) Khs532
7. Marielle Saner (Sui) Team Bikepark.Ch Tui525
8. P. Pizarro Bernardita (Bernardita Chi)487
9. Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco414
10. Mio Suemasa (Jpn)397
11. Anita Molcik (Aut) Arbo Rsp Downhill Racing315
12. Kathleen Pruitt (USA)257
13. Melissa Buhl (USA)245
14. Claire Buchar (Can)245
15. Anneke Beerten (Ned) Specialized Factory Team231
16. Danika Schroeter (Can)181
17. Floriane Pugin (Fra)153
18. Diana Marggraff (Ecu) Zenith-Mtb-International150
19. Daniela Bossard (Sui)135
20. Silja Stadler (Sui)107
21. Patricia Loureiro (Bra)104
22. Tracey Hannah (Aus)91
23. Pascaline Reusser (Sui)89
24. Adrienne Miller (Can)87
25. Katrina Strand (Can)75
26. Maria Conway (GBr)71
27. Brook Baker (Can)64
28. Veronica Miranda (Chi)63
29. Bock Annedore (Bol)59
30. Patricia Araujo, (Bra)55
31. Stephanie Scherrer (Bra)52
32. Calamaty Jayne Cann (GBr)52
33. Mireia Boscaballester (Esp)52
34. Vanessa Vallerino (Chi)49
35. Antje Kramer (Ger)49
36. Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ms-Intense Factory-Racing49
37. Amy Laird (NZl)46
38. Maria Lourdes De La Ordem (Arg)46
39. Violeta Janeiro Alfageme (Esp)46
40. Helene Fruhwirth (Aut)43
41. Emily Horridge (GBr)43
42. Anka Martin (RSA)40
43. Hannah Steffens (USA)40
44. Sheila Morris (Can)37
45. Anja Reesjones (GBr)37
46. Jaime Mart (Bar)34
47. Caroline Milot (Can)32
48. Maria Michalogiannaki (Gre)32
49. Marie-Eve Marcotte (Can)30
50. Lauren Campbell (NZl)28
51. Alice Kühne (Sui)28
52. Michela Thaler (Ita)28
53. Ajnoha Fontan Omil (Esp)28
54. Vanessa Quin (NZl) 20


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