The final big Downhill MTB race of 2016 was a huge one – the 2016 World Championships. And because this is MTB, we have a ton of videos, photos and excellent media for you. I’ll be editing in more as I see it, but wow, there’s a lot already, including the Junior women and the 2016 Four Cross Worlds.
It was a really tough course – very steep, very technical, full of deep dust, treacherous holes and Let’s start with the Full race replay on Red Bull TV.
Want to see that from Atherton’s perspective, on her GoPro? I know you do!
1. Rachel Atherton, Great Britain, 0:04:20.187
2. Myriam Nicole, France, + 03.114
3. Tracey Hannah, Australia, + 09.453
4. Marine Cabirou, France, + 24.504
5. Tahnée Seagrave, Great Britain, + 25.299
6. Alia Marcellini, Italy, + 28.887
7. Veronika Widmann, Italy, + 29.563
8. Mariana Salazar Palomo, El Salvador, + 32.386
9. Mio Suemasa, Japan, + 35.143
10. Miranda Miller, Canada, + 39.187
Follow Atherton through her incredible World Champs, and the perfect end to the Perfect Season
And here’s another look at Atherton’s Worlds, on Red Bull Bike.
Video from Polygon UR, including Tracey Hannah’s ride to Bronze
Gallery of bikes ridden by the stars, on PinkBike
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Whaaaaaaa World Champion!!!! Absolutely unreal wild as race run on a brutal gnarly track 😁 been crying all afternoon! Crazy feelings! Love my family, my team, you guys , Danny Hart & of course #longlivechainsaw @trekfactorydh @dannyhart1 ledgend @svenmartinphoto photo banger. THANK YOU!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘
Of course there was a ton of great pre-race media, with lots of beautiful shots of the dust in the gorgeous golden light, dappled sun in the forests, and breath-taking riding:
- Claudio Caluori’s helmetcam course preview from Red Bull Bike – and another video preview with the track builder Pippo Marani, on Red Bull Bike
- Track walk photo-essays on PinkBike and Dirt MTB
- Practice Day 1 – photo-essay on PinkBike, and video, and photos below it, on Red Bull Bike
- Practice Day 2 – photo-essays on PinkBike
- Timed Training – video from Red Bull Bike, & photos & results beneath it; and photo-essay on PinkBike
- Bike galleries – Gallery of bikes on Dirt MTB; the Commençal bikes, including what Myriam Nicole will ride, on PinkBike; and Dirt MTB talk tyres
Junior MTB World Champs
1. Alessia Missiaggia, Italy, 0:05:29.011
2. Samantha Kingshill, USA, + 11.946
3. Flora Lesoin, France, + 25.960
4. Beatrice Migliorini, Italy, + 39.338
5. Shania Rawson, New Zealand, + 42.901
6. Eva Battolla, Switzerland, + 47.913
7. Melanie Chappaz, France, + 51.829
8. Aston Tutt, Great Britain, + 58.650
9. Blanca Aracil Alba, Andorra, + 1:34.345
4 Cross World Championships
Full race replay
I love how honest Caro Buchanan is about her devastation over her Rio Olympic BMX – love that interview.
All the results from the different rounds are on Tissot Timing
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