Results: Red Bull Foxhunt 2018

Sep 30, 2018 at 12:11
by Pinkbike Staff  

1st Katie Wakeley 02:59:75
2nd Francie Arthur 03:02:52
3rd Stacey Fisher 03:08.79
4th Rosie Holdsworth 03:09.20
5th Georgie Leslie 03:10.38
6th Samantha Pickard 03:10.49
7th Toni Fryer 03:13.10
8th Gabriele Gelgotaite 03:15.41
9th Jesse May Morgan 03:33.41
10th Hannah Prestwich 03:33.99

Full results here.

PRESS RELEASE: Katie Wakeley Wins Red Bull Foxhunt

The Red Bull Foxhunt took place in the hills of Machynlleth, Wales this weekend with the recently crowned World Champion, Rachel Atherton taking on 200 female mountain bikers.

The event took place over two days, with course practice and timed qualification runs taking place on Saturday 29th September, followed by the main event race on Sunday 30th September. Katie Wakeley was the first down the course, closely followed by Francie Arthur and Stacey Fisher. 200 riders made it down the course with Rachel Atherton managing to catch 39 riders and finished in 40th place.

The female riders, the hounds, took on a purpose-built, 2km technical course in a bid to outride the Fox and the best downhill racer in the world, Rachel Atherton. The hounds were released with a head start shortly followed by Rachel Atherton, who was challenged to overtake as many riders as possible. The winner, Katie Wakeley was the first rider to reach the finish line.

Riders had to race over open grassland, woodland berms and technical rock sections before the sprint to the finish field.

Katie Wakeley rode to victory in 02:59.75. After the race she commented “This is my first time doing it [Red Bull Foxhunt] so I’m really pumped to be here and riding. The format is awesome! It’s the first time I’ve ridden an event like this – it’s a one-off mass-start race. I’ve had a really good weekend and the weather has been so good this weekend. It feels amazing to win”.

Five-time World Champion Rachel Atherton said “It [the atmosphere] was so cool! What an absolute buzz! Everyone has the best run and I was coming down and all the girls were riding so well. They rode the best they’ve ridden all weekend. The atmosphere at the finish was 100% stoke. We would all go and do it again immediately if we could. Loads of people have stepped up and raised their comfort level so yeah, I’m really proud of everyone”.

She went on to add “It’s been a perfect weekend with the sun and the track is perfect with loads of line choice up there. Everyone has really pushed themselves and has massive smiles on their faces”.

Atherton, who is now the most decorated downhill mountain biker of all time, is involved in Red Bull Foxhunt as her way of supporting the sport at a grassroots level. The event’s aim is to encourage more females to ride bikes and ultimately get involved in racing at both entry level and on the racing circuit. Now in its fifth year, Red Bull Foxhunt provides first time experiences of racing for women of all ages and skill levels showing that females can start to race mountain bikes at any age.

For full results and to watch Rachel’s 360 race POV, head to redbull.com/foxhunt.

Join the conversation @RedBullUK #RedBullFoxhunt


MENTIONS: @redbullbike



18 Comments

  • 21 0
 If there was 200 riders surely she passed 160 riders, not 39?

I want to see the 360 video, bet its awesome
  • 16 0
 I'm assuming they meant "was able to catch all but 39 riders, and finish in 40th place." Someone's math is off or they forgot a couple words
  • 1 1
 if its anything like the mens foxhunt, rachel wont have started at the back. time delayed start meaning shell have joined in the middle of the pack somewhere..
  • 2 1
 Passing 160 riders in 2km?!?! That is moving!
  • 1 0
 @meathooker: If you look at the results there is a fairly even spread of finish times from 3 mins right up to 15 mins so its not so surprising
  • 2 0
 Also very surprised there wasn't any DNF's, out of that many riders.
  • 5 0
 Not sure how 200 riders made it down when only 165 were entered with 12 not even starting! I think it should say that 39 'escaped'. Also, publishing the wrong video? Come on Red Bull!
  • 4 0
 Here's a great idea Redbull. Make the video available right after the event. You could even use this amazing new "video" and "internet" technology. Sending out results, having me go to your website, and not being able to watch the video is a lot of fun for me, but not many others.
  • 2 0
 Even more frustrating is the video wont play in my "local region" redbull player.
Stink.
  • 1 0
 Try clicking the the link at the bottom of the article. It takes you right to the Red Bull page with the video.
  • 7 1
 Now that is a genius downtube protector!
  • 3 0
 Rubber, great for many applications.
  • 2 0
 In my family, tires never die, the just become down tube protectors and chain stay protectors. Don't even get me started on all the uses we have for old tubes. Best straps in the world when you are in a pinch.
  • 1 0
 www.redbull.com/gb-en/red-bull-foxhunt-with-rachel-atherton-360-pov

Link to the video. Careful though, made me feel motion sick!
  • 1 0
 All the link go back to Katys run in 2017... I can't find the 2018 anywhere on redbull tv app...how do I watch this?
  • 1 0
 Nice riding Tiffany! Thanks for representing the east coast and eluding the world champ :-D
  • 1 1
 What's with the girl's left cheek (in the right corner of photo)? )
  • 1 1
 No man?

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