Windham WC Finals

Aug 30, 2010 at 0:04
Aug 30, 2010
by Fraser Britton  
 
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Here's a quick selection of photos form America's return to World Cup racing! Rachel and Gee Atherton take home the titles in dramatic fashion, with Sabrina Jonnier and Gee taking home the overalls.

Troy Brosnan and Manon Carpenter take home the junior overalls.

Photos inside.

Old Man Rivers takes home some hardware in his first World Cup campaign.
Old Man Rivers takes home some hardware in his first World Cup campaign.

Gee Atherton gets the win, and the overall.
Gee Atherton gets the win, and the overall.

Peaty almost had it, but crashed within sight of the finish.
Peaty almost had it, but crashed within sight of the finish.

Fabien Pedemenaud blasts out one last practice run this morning.
Fabien Pedemenaud blasts out one last practice run this morning.

Flats were the story all weekend, with plenty of riders getting punctures.  Blenki got 2 in back to back runs this morning, luckily he kept the air in his tires during finals.
Flats were the story all weekend, with plenty of riders getting punctures. Blenki got 2 in back to back runs this morning, luckily he kept the air in his tires during finals.

The World Cup has been going on for 20 years as of next week. Check out Greg Herbold's old school machine chilling at the SRAM booth.
The World Cup has been going on for 20 years as of next week. Check out Greg Herbold's old school machine chilling at the SRAM booth.

Nick Beer
Nick Beer

Aaron Gwin
Aaron Gwin

Gets rocky
Gets rocky

CRCs Chris Kovarik
CRCs Chris Kovarik

Justin Leov
Justin Leov

Finish
Finish

3rd - Sam Blenki
3rd - Sam Blenki

2nd - Greg Minaar. A hair away from the Winham win and WC overall.
2nd - Greg Minaar. A hair away from the Winham win and WC overall.

1st - Gee Atherton brings it all home
1st - Gee Atherton brings it all home

Gee Atherton won the Windham DH and also the overall World Cup Title
Gee Atherton won the Windham DH and also the overall World Cup Title

1st at Windham - Rach
1st at Windham - Rach

Rachel is stoked. One race back from injury, one convincing win.  This changes everything for next week.
Rachel is stoked. One race back from injury, one convincing win. This changes everything for next week.
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25 Comments

  • + 4
 would of like to see peaty win that one but amazing job Atherton's. id still like to know what your parents feed you guys lol
  • + 1
 Between Ben Spies, Aaron Gwin, and Nicky Hayden we had 3 Americans qualifying top 3 and only 1 kept on the podium. At least there was plenty of racing in the states to keep me entertained this weekend.
  • + 4
 all those pics could be POD.
  • + 2
 Great pics! And congrats to the Athertons on dominating. Should be interesting next week
  • + 1
 this and the past 3 seasons are epic..all went down to the last race of the season,and greg was always in the running...props to all the racers...awsome job
  • + 3
 Sick Pictures!
  • + 3
 "from America's return to World Cup racing"....more like the World Cup's return to America Rolleyes

They should have 2 WCs in America each year...one in the west and one in the east.
  • + 6
 there should be some in canada also
  • + 6
 any one notice that guys 1,2,3 there raceplates were 1,2,3 guess it was the way it was ment to be Smile
  • + 10
 Or, you know, they could have them in better racing places where world cup matters to the people of the host city.
  • + 9
 I really want to come over to America/Canada some day. The riding looks sick. So different to what we have in Britain, And even Europe! and you are right. More world cups should be held in the states!
  • + 4
 The riding is different (from what I've seen of European tracks). Much more loose and less prim and perfect. Good for DH racing for sure, plus in the west you could have some pretty big descents (not unlike the Alps I suppose).
  • + 2
 yeah, i'd really like to ride some desert stuff. We don't get that much here. But to be honest in europe not everything is prim and perfect. You get some techy rough stuff in wales and scotland here!
  • + 1
 @mattsmurph

Next year there will almost certainly be World Cups in Canada, there's only none this year because the World Champs are at MSA.
  • + 2
 @msandy What cities would you suggest? There are maybe two cities in the world that have a measurable population of people that care about DH Racing.
  • + 1
 @fix-the-spade

ahhh cool
  • + 1
 @freeridersean, Yeah but i prefer mountain biking/downhill as quiet and unpopular as it is. Because it isn't overriden by chavs and scene kids attempting to ride. Just what its like in Bmx. I'm not cussing bmx, its great fun, but the overpopularity of it has sort of spoiled it a bit if you know what I mean? But i love hoow many people do Downhill because ther's allways someone to ride with, whreever you go.
  • + 1
 I could see a world cup happening at the future timberline bike park in governmment camp Oregon. They have the trail designers from whistler up there and its supposed to be done next summer. It sounds sick and its just what I think.
  • + 2
 that kovarik pic is epic.
  • + 1
 Could we have the overall results ? Wink
  • + 1
 French womens rocks !
1: Sabrina Jonnier (FRA) 1130pts 2: Emmeline Ragot (FRA) 1045pts 3: Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) 909pts 4: Floriane Pugin (FRA) 906pts 5: Myriam Nicole (FRA) 810pts
  • + 3
 British women rock too!
1st - Rachel Atherton
2nd - Tracy Moseley
It was a 50/50 split France/Britain in the top 10 women qualifiers... the question isn't whether our two 'little' nations make good DHers, but what's the secret? The US and Russia may dominate in the olympics but not here...
  • + 8
 By the way, I notice you've got four french girls in your top five, and one girl from Trek World Racing. Is that somewhere in Africa?
  • + 2
 Sweet photos, Ian!
  • + 0
 GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

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