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2006 MTB/Trials Worlds — DH Seeding Runs

August 23, 2006 (Rotorua, New Zealand) — Here are some results from today’s DH seeding runs where Canadians did well with several top-5 results. In the elite men’s category Nathan Rennie (AUS) was on top followed by Steve Peat (GBR) — here’s what they had to say.

Nathan Rennie said, “I had a consistent run. It’s only qualifying, but it’s good to get an indicator of what everyone is doing. I held back a little, and many riders did. There are some fast sections and I’m good at carrying speed. I wasn’t expecting to qualify first. I’m okay with going last for the race. I’ve got enough experience to handle being last off the line. There are a few lines I’m going to take a look at. Rumor has it some other riders have some lines. I’m looking forward to the race.”

Steve Peat commented, “Me and Rennie, One Two! MINT!! In my run I started off good. The speed was different; it was weird being in a skinsuit. I made a few mistakes in the woods. I carried my speed well. I didn’t put everything into the run. I’m saving it for Saturday. The Santa Cruz V-10 was hooking up spectacularly!”

Elite Men

1. Nathan Rennie (AUS) 3:12
2. Steve Peat (GBR) 3:12.35
3. Greg Minnaar (RSA) 3:13.14
4. Marc Beaumont (GBR) 3:15.42
5. Mick Hannah (AUS) 3:15.45

Elite Women

1. Tracy Moseley (GBR) 3:41.57
2. Sabrina Jonnier (FRA) +3:29
3. Melissa Buhl (USA) +6.79
4. Danika Schroeter (CAN) +7.46
5. Emmiline Ragot (FRA) +8.25

Junior Men

1. Sam Blenkinsop (NZL) 3:17
2. Brendan Fairclough (GBR) +1.99
3. Steve Smith (CAN) +2.33
4. Ben Bell (AUS)
5. Jons Bigoni (ITA)

Junior Women

1. Floriane Pugin (FRA) 3:54.33
2. Tracey Hannah (AUS) +.63
3. Micayla Gatto (CAN) +14.68
4. Christina Pinney (USA)

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