Videos, media and more from the 2017 Lourdes Downhill MTB World Cup

The MTB season has started, and Lourdes was action-filled, not just because of the amazing racing (and it WAS amazing), but also because of the truly epic weather, as they arrived in snow that cleared up over the first few days, and then the elite men were hit with an incredible storm to ride though during the finals, that left a surprise winner.

On the women’s side, despite the fact that the UCI have reduced the number of women eligible to race, the skill levels just keep going up and up and up, and it was a dramatic race – could Rachel Atherton keep up her unbeaten run of wins, or would this be the time a rival knocks her off her throne?

You can watch the full race replay on Red Bull TV, but that’s just the tip of the media iceberg.  Scroll down for tons more videos, amazing photo galleries, interviews and more.

Highlights from the UCI, Red Bull Bike, Shimano and Vital MTB

Full results (if you don’t want to know them, don’t scroll down any further!)

1.   Rachel Atherton (GBr) Trek Factory Racing, 0:03:21.430
2.   Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR, + 00:02.579
3.   Tahnée Seagrave (GBr) Transition Bikes/FMD, + 00:02.735
4.   Myriam Nicole (Fra) Commençal/Vallnord, + 00:06.356
5.   Manon Carpenter (GBr) Radon Factory Downhill, +00:08.591
6.   Miranda Miller (Can) Specialized Gravity, + 00:10.764
7.   Marine Cabirou (Fra) VV Racing, + 00:12.894
8.   Morgane Charre (Fra) Bergamot, + 00:18.056
9.   Mariana Salazar (ESA) Dorval AM Nicolai, + 00:19.966
10. Emilie Siegenthaler (Sui) Pivot Factory Racing, + 00:22.658

Photo galleries from the race at Pinkbike.  Vital MTB’s usual great slideshow of photos, video clips and audio interviews.

So the answer to “Can anyone beat Rachel Atherton?” is still no!  Watch her winning race run, from the livestream, and from her GoPro:

More team videos – from Polygon UR, with second-placed Tracey Hannah, and Dorval AM Nicolai with Mariana Salazar in 9th place and Mélanie Chappaz the winning Junior woman

 

And of course there’s more media!  Here’s what we saw pre-race:

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