September 02, 2012 (Leogang Austria) – Canada’s Steve Smith was in the hot seat until the last few riders, taking home the bronze on Saturday, as Greg Minnaar (South Africa) won gold besting Gee Atherton (Great Britain) who had eclipsed Smith’s stellar run. Smith, who missed the worlds last year due to injury, was hoping to better his silver from 2010 at MSA. It was Minnaar’s second title winning back in 2003.
1. Greg Minnaar (South Africa) 3:21.790
2. Gee Atherton (Great Britain) 0.581
3. Steve Smith (Canada) 1.214
4. Michael Hannah (Australia) 2.140
5. Sam Hill (Australia) 3.406
43. Matthew Beer (Canada) 12.823
48. Kyle Sangers (Canada) 15.724
79. Remi Gauvin (Canada) 27.688
Full Elite Men’s results HERE.