Windham World Cup Finals DH Qualifying

Aug 27, 2010
by Ian Hylands  
Steve Peat and Tracy Moseley qualify fastest at Windham. Minaar qualifies ahead of Atherton, but not enough to take the overall lead, it's all up to Sunday's race.

Photos and info inside...Steve Peat qualified first today at the Windham Mountain World Cup Finals, finishing almost a second and half ahead of second place qualifier Aaron Gwin. Sam Blenkinsop qualified 3rd, followed by Greg Minaar and then Gee Atherton. Greg partially dislocated his elbow during a crash in practice yesterday and as of last night it was unsure whether or not he would even compete today. After finishing one place ahead of Gee in qualifying today he is now only 4 points behind for the World Cup overall title, and Gee and Greg are guaranteed first and second place now. Only Greg can take the title away from Gee at this point, so tomorrow's race will be battle between the two for the title.

Unfortunately Mick Hannah broke his collarbone in practice today and won't be racing again this season...

In the womens qualifying Tracy Moseley put in a blazing run to qualify first a full 4.5 seconds ahead of Emmeline Ragot and over 10 seconds ahead of Myriam Nicole in 3rd. Jill Kintner qualified 7th in her first ever World Cup Downhill race.

Steve Peat on his way to qualifying first
Steve Peat on his way to qualifying first

and Peaty through the rock garden in practice
and Peaty through the rock garden in practice

Aaron Gwin qualifying 2nd
Aaron Gwin qualifying 2nd

Sam Blenkinsop qualifying 3rd
Sam Blenkinsop qualifying 3rd

Greg Minaar
Greg Minaar

Greg beat Gee in qualifying but not by enough. Gee still retains the overall lead by 4 points going into Sunday's race.
Greg beat Gee in qualifying but not by enough. Gee still retains the overall lead by 4 points going into Sunday's race.

Gee Atherton, only Minaar can beat him now for the overall, it all comes down to Sunday. Gee or Greg, winner take all...
Gee Atherton, only Minaar can beat him now for the overall, it all comes down to Sunday. Gee or Greg, winner take all...

Gee in practice this morning
Gee in practice this morning

Tracy Moseley qualified first by 4.5 seconds
Tracy Moseley qualified first by 4.5 seconds

More photos from Ian Hylands here and Jake Hamm here


16 Comments

  • 14 1
 Gee has it...I feel it!
  • 10 3
 Wooohhh, seeing some american blood in second! yeah gwinny
  • 5 1
 Get her done aaron
  • 12 3
 America...Fuck Yea!
  • 3 0
 Yeah steve!!!!
  • 4 0
 and Schusler finally qualified! Those Yeti podcasts have been getting a little depressing on his end lately.
  • 2 1
 I would love to see Gwinn smash it..... but next season. Gwinn v whoever can keep up next year!
  • 3 0
 have to say i am rooting for gee, but fair play to greg for getting back up and doing so well after a crash. great sportsmanship!
  • 2 0
 Such a tight race for the overall! I love it!!
  • 1 0
 ... and GO STEVIE SMITH!!
  • 2 0
 i bet this track takes peaty back to late 90s early 00s
  • 1 0
 Who's in contention for 3rd now? Anyone know?
  • 1 0
 I believe Blenkinsop is 3rd, Gwin 4th, with 30 points between.
  • 1 0
 So I assume Brosnan has the Jr Title?
  • 1 0
 possibly lew
  • 2 0
 yes! go peaty

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