Round 3 of the 2016 Downhill MTB World Cup was in the uncharacteristically sunny Fort William, Scotland – an emotional day, the first World Cup since legend Steve Smith died, but riders racing their hearts out in his memory. If you missed any of it, here’s my collection of media I’ve found, focusing on the women’s racing – and as always, if there’s anything I’ve missed, please do tell me in the comments, or on twitter, and I’ll add it in.
1. Rachel Atherton (GBr) Trek Factory Racing, 0:05:11.219
2. Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR, + 12.049
3. Manon Carpenter (GBr) Madison Saracen, + 20.889
4. Katy Curd (GBr) + 29.805
5. Morgane Charre (Fra) Bergamot Hayes, + 31.830
6. Veronika Widmann (Ita) + 31.980
7. Emilie Siegenthaler (Sui) Pivot Factory Racing, + 32.699
8. Carina Cappellari (Sui) Radon Magura, + 33.558
9. Marine Cabirou (Fra) Voulvoul Racing, + 34.149
10. Mariana Salazar Palomo (ESA) Dorval AM Nicolai, + 40.297
Scroll down here to see Atherton’s GoPro from her winning run – just wow! Update! It’s also on Youtube:
Team videos – & interviews with various women riders
Want more? Here’s the media in the run-up to the finals:
- Claudio Caluori’s bike-cam preview on Red Bull Bike (and a comedy Scottish one, in kilts too!)
- Trackwalk galleries on Dirt MTB, Pinkbike & slideshow on Vital MTB
- Practice video and photos on Red Bull Bike, slideshow on Vital MTB and photo galleries on Dirt and PinkBike
- Qualifications video on Red Bull Bike (love the bike sounds) and Vital MTB; photo galleries on PinkBike and Dirt.
- Trek daily videos – with Rachel Atherton’s practice helmetcam – and the qualifications, with Gee’s fastest run
I’ll add in more media as I see it – thanks to my amazing Patreon supporters, who fund me to do this kind of thing.