Shimano BDS 2014: Danny Hart and Rachel Atherton Win at Antur Stiniog

Mar 30, 2014
by Fraktiv  
Gee Atherton crashes halfway down in his seeding run and injures his knee to leave the rest of the Elite field to fight it out for the top podium spot.

ELITE MEN - Sponsored by Schwalbe
1st Danny Hart, Giant Factory Race Team 2:30.113
2nd Josh Bryceland, Santa Cruz Syndicate, 2:31.667 (+1.554)
3rd Matthew Simmonds, Madison Saracen Factory Team 2:31.856 (+1.743)


ELITE WOMEN - Sponsored by Schwalbe
1st Rachel Atherton, GT Factory Racing 2:45.616
2nd Manon Carpenter, Madison Saracen Factory Team 2:48.596 (+2.980)
3rd Tahnee Seagrave, FMD Racing 2.59.866 (+14.250)

Race results Elite Women
Elite Women results sees Manon Carpenter not too far off Rachel Atherton's race winning time.

JUNIORS - Sponsored by Outdoor Tech
1st Laurie Greenland, Trek World Racing 2:36.363
2nd Reece Wilson 2:39.632 (+3.259)
3rd Innes Graham, MS Mondraker 2:39.889 (+3.526)

Junior winner of the Shimano British Cycling Series Round 1 race at Antur Stiniog.
Trek World Racing's Laurie Greenland is all thumbs up on his maiden win with the team.

Watch out for the full race report on Pinkbike soon.

**** Initial version had Junior times listed incorrectly and have now been revised ****


128 Comments

  • + 145
 steve peat still competitive. freakin legend.
  • + 23
 And still fast .
  • + 36
 40 in June too! #wontslowdown
  • + 27
 "It's not everyday you get nervous racing a forty year old." - Jared Graves, before racing Peaty at the Sea Otter dual slalom.
  • + 6
 And he beat Gee. Wow !!! Legend indeed.
  • + 83
 Rach was only 15 seconds off Danny, that's a cracking effort on a proper physical course
  • - 14
flag tjet (Mar 30, 2014 at 12:15) (Below Threshold)
 27.5....
  • + 8
 @tjet danny was on 27.5 as well
  • - 12
flag tjet (Mar 30, 2014 at 12:21) (Below Threshold)
 That's exactly what I mean.
  • + 5
 they were both on 650bs
  • + 4
 yup, both GT and giant have 650B DH prototypes sleds somewhere.
  • + 1
 @mountguitars, only the Giant has a proto, the GT is released.
  • + 0
 Throw your 26er's in the bin, this is happening kids
  • + 5
 650b wins all classes shown here... hmmmm
  • + 0
 Pretty sure the Saracens team were on 27.5" also they have been on there Instagram feed for a while
  • + 0
 Why the f*ck did I get neg propped for stating facts? Wtf is wrong with people on this site.
  • + 1
 @RyanWensley the GT is not out they rode a 27.5" and you cant buy it yet same as the glory, not really protos same bike slight geo tweek for bigger wheels
  • + 5
 Ha ya wheel size chumps - the result of this race means nothing. Next you'll be saying Danny won cos his wheel was bigger than Josh's
  • + 1
 When all the riders who were beating everyone on their 26" are still winning on 27.5" only one thing will be proven.
  • + 1
 Laurie was on a 26 trek, so not all classes won on 650b
  • + 28
 Was there watching. You should have seen the whip Josh Bryceland did off the bottom drop. No one else did that.
  • + 14
 I nearly had a trouser accident when he did it! I seriously hope someone got a photo of it!
  • + 2
 Highlight of the weekend that was! Somehow my dad managed to miss the drop in
  • + 4
 i got a pic of brycey rat boys tail whip!!
  • + 2
 I saw this and just could not believe it. The guy is sick
  • + 4
 I'm going to post some pics up in a bit
  • + 1
 BAZEGG & LLARRGGEE get em posted up asap Smile
  • + 1
 got em up on my profile m8, i think i have put his name with the pic, there about 70 pics up of the day.
  • + 1
 Pictures on my profile now.
  • + 21
 It's the year of the Danny hart yeaaa
  • + 17
 Are these signs to come......... for the w.c. ? Will this be another dominating season wit rach, I 'bet' so! Good to see danny back, an nice to see him win agqain!
  • + 4
 I remember someone yesterday made a predication of Danny Hart winning this round, good call whoever said that!
  • + 1
 Gee just had bad luck today. No doubt he will be on top this wc season too
  • + 2
 Of course, that guy is always on the top, maybe not always #1, but top 5 for sure.
  • + 7
 Manon definitely could be in the runnings as well, only 2.9 seconds off.
  • + 2
 cmon Danny! .. stay on your bike! .. this is the phrase , I'd yell on my pc screen
  • + 2
 2.9 seconds. Wonder if Manon would of been closer if she also ran 650b
  • + 1
 Course and conditions were tailor made for Danny, good on him for smoking everyone!
  • + 12
 Please heal up Gee - and Stevie and everyone else stay on their damn bikes! Lets go racing!!!
  • + 2
 thinking the same with the WC less then a month away Gee getting injured now could be crucial :/
  • + 12
 Am I reading this right... Laurie Greenland put 4 seconds into Danny Hart?
  • + 2
 even the 2nd and 3rd place Juniors ranked ahead....wow.
  • - 2
 By the looks of it, the top 3 juniors beat him!
  • - 1
 DId the Juniors and Pros race the same track?
  • + 3
 In the BDS everyone races the same track
  • + 1
 Is that a typo??
4 seconds is a lot!
Why was this not mentioned in the article?
  • + 21
 Guys, it's a typo. Junior times corrected. My apologies.
  • + 7
 Watch out for Josh bryceland this year as well he took the SDA round 1 race quite easily. He was quiet all weekend and looked quite focused maybe this year he is stepping up his game, which would be good to see as he has the talent.
  • + 7
 the british top 10 national results look almost like a top 15 world cup results. holy cow there are a lot of fast brits on the world cups top results sheet these days.
  • + 8
 Yay PEATY is on fire this year
  • + 6
 So Gee crashed and still was only 3 seconds back? Must have been flying.
  • + 10
 Gee crashed in his seeding run but went on to do his race run with an injured knee.
  • + 3
 Ahh. makes more sense.
  • + 16
 I bet the falcons turned on him.
  • + 5
 I can't believe he won despite being forced to ride those gimmicky 650B wheels by those damn marketers. Wink
  • + 3
 International riders are welcomed at the Shimano BDS, of all ages. The Slovenian National Champion Ziga Pandur was in the house today. Last year 13 out of 14 of the UCI Elite Teams raced one or more BDS.
  • + 3
 Hart and Simmonds (incl rest of the Saracen Team) will be running 650b for the rest of the year. Same for GT Atherton Racing.
  • + 3
 I marshalled point 1 and saw Danny Hart clear the lot! The only person to do it all weekend! And doubled straight after it! Talent!
  • + 4
 Well done to Carpenter and Simmonds.
Nice to see Saracen bikes back on downhill elite podiums Smile
  • + 5
 Absolutly landed for Manon!!
  • + 2
 just got back from the competion, wicked day, great weather and the uk's best downhill talent. uploading some pics if any one fancy taking a look.
  • + 3
 It's Innes Graham not Graham Innes. We'll done getting on the podium.
  • + 2
 The track was soooo brutal and slippy
  • + 2
 Did anyone get a video of gee crashing?
  • + 1
 i watched him crash about half way down the run where you have the couple of doubles into the rock garden bit into a left hander where its quiet tight a corner and not burmed and he basically went straight, didnt look to bad though he stayed on the bike
  • + 2
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/10768757

Get in Danny Hart.......
  • + 1
 Great photo Wink
  • + 2
 Big weekend for Madison Saracen
  • + 0
 Funny thing is 650B has no Advantage over 26 … RatBoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is FIRED UP for 2014
  • + 0
 Interesting to see the worldcup dh this April with all the 640bs and 26s... Santacruz is still on 26 right?
  • + 1
 Oh my God, Danny Hart stay on your bike!.....
  • + 1
 Typo in Manon'stotal time adds 10 seconds.
  • + 2
 good eye. fixed
  • + 1
 Slugger launching of rocks for fun
  • + 2
 Way to go Ruaridh!
  • + 1
 Aaaand Pinkbike explodes over 650b
  • + 2
 Funny how there seems to be a strange absence of haters... As for me, 26 till I can afford 650b. Frown
  • + 1
 Yes Danny! Stevie Smith and gee injured then.
  • + 1
 read again i see gee
  • + 1
 Eh? Gee injured his knee...Smith is also injured...Danny won....
  • + 2
 ahh i understand
  • + 4
 Gee injured his knee but put in a race run which secured him eighth place.
  • + 1
 I am a dumb American. Do Canadians race in this too?
  • + 36
 "dumb American" is an oxymoron, just say you are American next time and they'll get it Smile
  • + 1
 British Downhill Series... i dont think so
  • + 3
 Nick Beer raced NZ nationals so I don't see why not.
  • + 4
 Jesus, it was a general comment, Smith injured his ankle couple of months back, now gee injured his knee. I was suggesting that maybe neither would be fit for round one of WC. However, gee obviously got a run in. I was obviously too vague
  • + 5
 lol this has been fun. its all good. wanna go for a ride?
  • + 3
 Haha let's shred!
  • + 3
 Note too josefe. The flag next to your name already notifies everyone of this fact, just type away! :0)
  • + 7
 Actually the flag shows where you live not your nationality.
  • + 9
 "Do Canadians race in this too" - Never go full retard
  • + 5
 Minnaar raced one BDS round last year if I'm not mistaken.
  • + 15
 Actually you mean a tautology. An oxymoron would mean the two words are contradictory.
  • + 5
 Minaar, Blenkinsop, Neethling, Guitierrez, Spagnolo and Thome were some of the international riders who rode in last year's BDS at Fort William.
  • + 2
 well its a bit of travel for an american or canadian
  • + 3
 That's because fort bill was a cheeky practice for the wc round there.... Unless I'm mistaken South Africa is a long way from north Wales!
  • + 2
 don't worry your not mistaken. your right Smile
  • + 5
 It could be either a oxymoron or a tautology. Tautology is self explanatory and it could be oxymoron because american speak alot so are not "dumb" so there is the contradiction. Theres my english lesson for today!
  • + 5
 @danielstutt If you're going to give an English lesson, it's "an oxymoron", American and English should be capitalised and it's "there's" not "theres" since it's a contraction of "there is". Schooled by an Aussie, how embarrassing :-p
  • + 1
 It's entertaining so I'll continue - an oxymoron would be calling a proposition both an oxymoron and a tautology. Tautology means the same, oxymoron means, loosely, two contradictory qualities that can describe the same thing. If being dumb means you are American then the relationship between dumb and American would be a tautological one. If all Americans were in fact smart and an American said "I'm a dumb American" then it would be closer to an oxymoron, but not an oxymoron because dumb couldn't be used to describe Americans in the first place, so there would be no oxymoron, just a contradiction. Ok I'm done nerding out on this.
  • + 1
 And speaking of nerding out, my first statement contradicts the second. It's what happens when you try to get snarky. It would be closer to an oxymoron...please tell me you've stopped reading this by now....
  • + 1
 Well dumb's traditional meaning is similar to mute although generally implying a lack of mental capacity over an inability to vocalise, hence why it could still be an oxymoron. Nowadays however dumb is used more to express the sentiment of 'idiot'; so in the true meaning of the word 'dumb', it would be an oxymoron as I am yet to meet a quiet American!
  • + 1
 I noticed that too, but didn't know the correct term!
  • + 1
 Many apologies for my incompetence. It was a hurried comment.
  • + 1
 No worries Daniel, it's all good.

...and back on topic; hoping Sam Hill, Troy Brosnan and Connor Fearon kick butt this year, go Aussies!
  • + 1
 14 more gaddam days, aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh W.C common, cant wait !
  • + 1
 Where did peaty finish?
  • + 1
 6th
  • + 1
 wish i was in it Frown
  • + 0
 So is Rachel faster than Gee? Jesus..
  • + 1
 Gee had a knee injury from seeding, which presumably slowed him down?
  • + 0
 Must be those 27.5 wheels Danny has.
  • - 1
 Just goes to show that 650b is only faster if you have a vagina
  • + 1
 so go get yourself one....
  • - 1
 The top 3 juniors were faster then elite mens?
  • + 2
 No, it was an error with the timing sheet transfer. Times have been updated.
  • - 3
 HOLY MOLY 4 seconds quicker...
  • - 3
 Iam sure with Smith doing the race one brit guy Will have finish 2th even on 650b !!;
  • + 7
 What?
  • - 2
 The top three Juniors bet all the elites, that's is nuts!
  • + 6
 No, it was an error with the timing sheet transfer. Times have been updated.
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