Results: Fort William Women's DH Finals - UCI World Cup 2012

Jun 10, 2012 at 8:14
Jun 10, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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Emmeline Ragot on track for her win. Ragot flatted--a slow leak--but still managed to ride in for the top time.

Emmeline Ragot on her way to the win...


Women's Top 5

1. Emmeline Ragot
2. Rachel Atherton
3. Myriam Nicole
4. Floriane Pugin
5. Tracy Moseley

Complete results at bottom

The Women s Podium L-R Florian Pugin 4 Rachel Atherton 2 Emmeline Ragot 1 Myriam Nicole 3 Tracy Mosely 5 .


The rain started several hours before finals today, making for a dramatic change in course conditions. Emmeline Ragot flatted in qualifying and had to start mid pack with 10 riders to go. Her time put her in the hot seat early on, and while her time was slower than Rachel's qualifying time, rider after rider came down slower in the wet conditions. The live feed showed only the bottom sections of the course and really didn't tell the whole story. Jill Kintner looked solid on the screen, but they didn't show her crash as she slid off the wall ride and into a tree in the wet. Last years winner Tracy Moseley had what seemed a good run but still ended up fourteen seconds back of Emmy to move into second spot. Tracey Hannah looked really fast on the bike, but wasn't fast enough, moving into third spot. Floriane Pugin came down charging through the bottom section, looking faster than any of the girls so far, but ended 11.6 back to move into second. Myriam Nicole, the French national champ, was faster yet, but still over 9 seconds back and into second with Rachel Atherton yet to come. Rachel was 2.3 seconds back at the split but looked like she was killing it through the lower jumps, not quite enough though, she finished 1.3 back to claim second spot. Emmeline's win puts her solidly in the lead overall, 120 points up on Rachel who has moved up into second overall now after missing the first round in South Africa.

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19 Comments

  • + 9
 Can't believe Rach hasn't taken the win there yet
  • - 2
 frenches are stronger ! Big Grin
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  • + 8
 Unlucky rach, still damn close for womens though!
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  • + 3
 Why does the overall standings show Rachel as the winner at FW? Did I read that wrong?
  • + 4
 rachel came 2nd and qualified first so she got 210 points, ragot flatted in qualies and got 1rst so she got 200 points, therefore rachel got the most points from the weekend.
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  • + 3
 Shame for Rach, she looked gutted! Weather was shocking though :/
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  • + 4
 Go on Tahnee !
  • + 1
 yeah 14th. Brilliant. Especially after last weeks off
  • + 1
 yeah, there's big things to come for her!
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  • + 2
 the girls race was epic! so surprised rachel didnt come first!
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  • + 1
 Rogot was different class in the woods when it as wet. She was looking fast and smooth.
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  • + 2
 Get 'em next time Rachel.
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  • + 0
 Ya ladies nice one, ragot killing peoples times and rachael a real bad ass.
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  • + 1
 Would of loved to see Tracy get a win ..
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  • + 1
 tracey can still cut it on the downhill !!
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  • + 1
 whats the link to watch it?
  • + 2
 on the home page
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  • + 1
 womens top 5... and there are only 3 names xD
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  • + 0
 Gutted for Rach! You know Rachel will either end up 3 places...not race (like WC1) or 1st place or....2nd place.
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