Photos from Fraser Britton
, Colin Meagher
, and Ian Hylands
Aaron Gwin has won the Mont Sainte Anne DH, Josh Bryceland 2nd, Brook MacDonald 3rd! Men's Top 5
1. Aaron Gwin
2. Josh Bryceland
3. Brook MacDonald
4. Danny Hart
5. Cameron Cole
The bad weather held off today with just a short shower midday, not enough to dampen anything but the dust, although as I'm writing this thunder is crashing and the rain is pouring down. The big stories of the day would have to include the men's podium, no huge surprise that Gwin won, but the rest of the podium was fairly fresh. 21 year old Josh Bryceland on the World Cup Podium for the first time in second place, 19 year old Brook MacDonald in 3rd place, 19 year old Danny Hart in 4th place, 23 year old Cameron Cole in 5th place, and 17 year old Troy Brosnan in 6th place. That's 3 of the top 6 riders under the age of 20, and the others not much older, and possibly a sign of things to come...
Building something strong starts with a solid base. Crack of dawn for World Cup Finals at Mt St Anne, and Rachel Atherton spent damn near 10 minutes wiping her shoes down and pulling any debris from the inside before even thinking about heading our for training.
Thirteen has not been a "lucky" number for Jill Kintner. +31 and change on the day after a few uncomfortable moments out there on the track.
Capt. Canada showed up for women's XC... he brought some friends for DH. Follow me?
Fabian Cousine getting his head together. Or trying to. Sixty fourth was not the result he was looking for.
Emmeline Ragot may not be able to walk down the track, courtesy of a battered knee; but she can damn well ride it, coming home eighth on the day.
T-Mo started the day off right for Trek...
Robin Wallner keeping it a bit low for the crowd. They were less than excited.
Fabian Pedemanuad putting a show on for the crowds on the middle section of the track underneath the chair.
Pinned and pointed right at the fans. The numbers may have been down a bit from last year's World Champs here at Mt St Anne, but the crowds were still here to witness racing at it's finest.
Slugger gets tucked and stylish over one of the final jumps.
Danny Hart started the new school revolution this year, and ended up on the podium once again this week. He is about as out of control as one can be and still stay up. One mechanic said he thought Danny has just decided he isn't going to fall, that's it.
This is how Gee Atherton's day ended. It was a long walk back down.
Gwin it to win it.
Aaron Gwin, moments from the finish and another win
Greg Minnaar looked like he was having a fast run, 2nd at the first split by a tiny bit, and fastest rider through the speed trap, but then he had a bit of crash... Dirty and a bit beat up but still good enough for 18th...
Somewhere in that off the bike, Minnaar took a shot to the wrist. X-rays for the Syndicate rider this evening to determine what-if anything-is broken. Martin the Masseur is using a bit of canned ice to prevent swelling at the finish line.
The hot seat reacts to Greg Minnaar crashing during finals.
Mens Podium at Mt Saint Anne, Aaron Gwin and a bunch of young'uns...
The story of the day... Troy Brosnan was 6th, one spot off the podium at 17. Big things to come for this guy.
Aaron Gwin, 'nuff said.
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Aaron Gwin, stoked on his win and the new bike!