The second round of the 2022 Downhill Southeast series wraps up at Windrock with Aaron Gwin and Caitlyn Farmer taking the fastest times. Aaron Gwin dominated the Elite Men's field by nine seconds with Jack Pederson in 2nd and Seth Stevens backing up his qualifying result in third. For the Women, it was Caitlyn Farmer who came out on top with the only sub three minute time. A just under two-second gap led to a second-place finish for Rachel Pageau and Abigail Ronca completed the top three.
Check out the full results at the second round of the DHSE series below.
1st. Aaron Gwin: 2:21.18
2nd. Jack Pederson: 2:30.35
3rd. Seth Stevens: 2:30.80
4th. Zach Mehuron: 2:31.77
5th. David Kahn: 2:32.27
1st. Caitlyn Farmer: 2:59.76
2nd. Rachel Pageau: 3:01.01
3rd. Abigail Ronca: 3:07.94
4th. Lilly Driver: 3:18.98
5th. Emily Harris: 3:19.09
Full Results:Pro MenPro Women
More results can be found here
I don't think anyone in the open class was upset that Gwin turned up, quite the opposite really. If you're competitive enough to race open, you relish the chance to see how you stack up against a WC rider, and if you're a local it's awesome to see the lines a pro rider takes.
Dude can't win.
That’s it. All this heat over such a simple event is kind of weird.
Jack Pederson dominated the field last year, DESTROYING his closest competitor by nearly 20 second at the Windrock national DH race.
Seth Stevens won two races last year by over 5 seconds, showing he can also dominate.
Zach MEHURON? Lots of top 5 results last year against strong competition. He beat Mitch Ropelato in one race, and edged out former national champion Curtis Keene in another race.
Bike has been developed and dialed, confidence has been restored. WC win # 21 coming soon.
Also.....where's the coverage from the British downhill series? Round 1 at Rheolda was the weekend just gone!
Aaron Gwin beats Jack Pederson by 9s on a 2min 30 track (6%) - Dh Race but I wonder if Jack was on his Enduro bike.
Richie Rude beat Jack Pederson by 3min21 on a 13min19 3 stage enduro recently (25%) - EWS qualifier.
Aaron needs to do some work by the looks of it. haha
Sits, waits for negative props from the keyboard warriors on PB xxx
Racing this weekend (regional) and next (National), will do badly, but have paid my licence and entry fee.
Nothing for Dh and next to nothing for Enduro.
City folk though, the shops out at the trails hopefully had all the Enduro and Dh stuff.
Is there another race from the past weekend that you think was of a similar caliber that wasn’t shown?
And since you’re so concerned about consistency, could you point us to other places where you’ve complained about PB covering unworthy races? Obviously you’re against Gwin getting special treatment, so it would be embarrassing if it turned out you were giving Gwin special treatment.
No idea who you are or why you would think I was against Gwin.
As a racer this is pointless information as a cover story as Gwin didn't race against anyone in the top 20, 30, 40 of a world cup.
I would rather see coverage of up and coming riders in different series and coverage of grass roots racing than a top 20 world cup racer beating a local on a single crown fork.
But you are entitled to your opinion too, just don't tell me mine (that's what a narcasist does) it's what makes the world a great place.
Pretty good field and look at who won the 17-18 category.
Quite a few world cup racers at the little local race down in Wales.
But you will have hurt the fan boys living in the pasts feelings haha
He was neither Friendly, nor humble.
To be fair, I think he has grown out of that phase, but he was smoking everyone then when he was on Trek and comes across as a nice guy these days.
I have always been a Gwin fan, as have many folk, the guy is an absolute legend, what he achieved when he exploded was insane.
I would like to know more about the rest of the field to understand how Gwin is progressing on the new bike. Like, were these cats local fast bois, or are they near elite level privateer racers?
Except its not like that, is it - everybody is racing in the same class, the correct age group, not grown adults vs kids.
but he was 9 sec out front of everyone else, then 2nd on down is tightly grouped. he was clearly Cat'd down a few levels. lol
now go back to your mundane life and mundane wife(by which I mean your fleshlight)
He didn't enter in 'sport' class rather than elite/pro, did he? - Was there a different category he should have entered in?
Hah, your accomplishments are either rather 'nothings' in reality (barman, once threw a baseball, traveling bike mechanic etc) or are complete fabrication - Remember Nick your shits all over the internet to see.
and also, you're only an idiot if you count yourself as someone that put your own words and inference into what I wrote. So, it's your call whether you are or are not an idiot.