Results: Aaron Gwin & Caitlyn Farmer Win Downhill Southeast Round 2

Apr 4, 2022
by Ed Spratt  
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.



Results:



Pro Men:


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



Pro Women:


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 Men


Pro Women




More results can be found here.

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89 Comments

  • 70 1
 A few years ago I raced a local dual slalom race in the UK and Steve Peat turned up. I ended up losing to him in the semi finals. I've never once felt bitter that he turned up and "stole a place" or "sand bagged". The memory of lining up next to him will stay with me forever, unlike the shitty trophy I might have won.

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.
  • 5 42
flag Bomadics (Apr 4, 2022 at 9:37) (Below Threshold)
 It's also about prize money for the locals.
  • 34 2
 @Bomadics: So go faster
  • 17 1
 @Bomadics: I mean really though, how much even is prize money. At that scale race it isn't enough to even pay 1 month's rent in most places, it's about going out and seeing how you stack up/get sponsor exposure.
  • 5 1
 Luca Shaw races it sometimes. It's a points series that pros don't race the entirety of...
  • 24 0
 I'll never understand the weird hate boner some on PB have for Gwinn. If anything he seems like a relaxed friendly dude. His tutorial videos have been great and from the few posts of those who've met him in person he sounds very polite.
  • 5 1
 @DylanH93: Some of it is due to his Beliefs and messaging about theories on SM platforms. Some because he was super successful on YT and a very vocal minority love to hate that company.
  • 40 3
 If he doesn't race his local series "hes a douche"....if he does race his local series "hes a douche".
Dude can't win.
  • 3 28
flag lepigpen (Apr 4, 2022 at 10:52) (Below Threshold)
 the first sentence literally makes no sense. nobody has ever said that first bit ever. you're the first one. congratulations.
  • 38 7
 This is great for him emotionally and to pick up speed, and also to continue developing the bike.
  • 9 6
 Yeah but look at the competition lol
  • 5 4
 Also there is no shame in stepping down a notch when age catches up wit you
  • 4 1
 Alright Aaron, baby steps to fitness. A champion sometimes needs to feel it too. Very professional and intelligent, bravo.
  • 3 1
 @Rosstech Hi mate. That's what it's all about, competing to prepare, getting the bike ready and gaining confidence, this is doing things right and being involved with oneself. Greetings
  • 3 1
 @trisquel Totally agree, this is how it is, and it should be like this... admiration for this boy, he is trying and hopefully he will succeed :-)
  • 3 0
 @Rosstech I also admire boys like Troy, Neko and Angel Suárez, humble and simple people, I hope they recover soon. Greetings
  • 1 0
 @trisquel What happened to Angel?
  • 2 0
 @Rosstech About 15 days ago he had several falls while training, severe pain in his ribs, none have broken, but he has been competing with that pain, I hope he recovers soon and can train..
  • 2 0
 @trisquel Ok, I didn't know, I hope he has a good race at Fort Bill, I think it suits him well, I wish him luck ;-)
  • 2 0
 @SterlingArcher He didn't go there thinking about the rivals, just to prepare for the season and fine-tune his preparation, the real rival is always the Clock. Greetings.
  • 27 3
 Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer joins a children's karate class......
  • 13 1
 As far as I can tell, dude entered a race near his house to get some competitive timed results on his new bike.
That’s it. All this heat over such a simple event is kind of weird.
  • 16 3
 Incoming Gwin trolls who complain he's too good for the open category everyone signed up for....
  • 26 24
 This was a tougher than field than you might think at first glance

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.
  • 18 7
 @DoubleCrownAddict: April Fools' was a few days ago.
  • 9 7
 Not as sad as Gwin snowflakes who are overly sensitive to taking the piss out of his public perception.
  • 4 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Charlie Harrison won the Pro class at the Windrock National DH last year. I looked at all the results and didnt find his name. Maybe I missed something or did he race the enduro?
  • 1 1
 @krpduner77: Jack P raced and dominated the hardtail DH category.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Very good, didnt see that one!
  • 9 1
 Charlie Golwyn in the under 16 P1 cat would have been top ten in Pro men, that is incredible. Nice one Charlie!
  • 1 0
 Was super impressed with Charlie's riding this weekend!
  • 3 0
 Really hope to see Gwin back to his full form this year - when he is its always an exciting race run watch.

Also.....where's the coverage from the British downhill series? Round 1 at Rheolda was the weekend just gone!
  • 3 1
 I think Pinkbike is more interested in this shit :-(
  • 8 4
 Go for it Gwin....I'd love to see him piece it all together, he deserves it....quality team this year.
  • 6 1
 I hope Gwin finds his Pace to the top again . Legend
  • 4 1
 Is that *THE* Lars Tribus in 18th? If so, very cool.
  • 1 0
 The Immortal One
  • 4 2
 Okay Gwin, we know you still got it… let’s see it on the WC circuit now!
  • 1 0
 Yo I'm from Atlanta. Now I need to know more about Caitlyn Farmer. We don't have a lot of DH parks around here so we notice when our locals take wins!
  • 5 4
 Training race for Gwin. Bike development race for Gwin. Don't get hurt race for Gwin.
  • 4 2
 Damn. I was hoping Max would put down a burner.
  • 5 2
 He bodied himself before split 1, he's alright but with how hard you have to push on an enduro bike to try to win against the likes of Gwin are hella risky.
  • 12 16
flag 5afety3rd (Apr 4, 2022 at 5:57) (Below Threshold)
 That kid can ride, but he’s a dick
  • 8 6
 In other news... Tom Brady dominates Arena League football game
  • 4 2
 GG EZ
  • 1 0
 Why wasn't Mulally racing?
  • 1 0
 Stinky pinkie situation that went south. Broken that is from nailing a tree with his pinkie. Plus he wanted to ride rode bykes.....Ykes
  • 2 0
 @efalk1181: Do you really need your pinkie to ride it race. Lol.
  • 3 2
 9 sec. gap hehehe
  • 1 0
 Way to go Lars!
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