June 05, 2016 (Fort William, Scotland) – Canada’s DHer Finnley Iles (Specialized Gravity Powered by Sram) took his second win this season in the Junior Men’s race at Fort William, round #3, and is back in the leader’s jersey. The Canadians were on form in Scotland as Adam Robbins (Eastern States Cup North American Downhill Team) claimed 13th and Henry Fitzgerald (Steve Peat Syndicate / Uberbike Global) placed 17th to put three finishers in the top 20. Bracken Camilleri (Team Canada) was 28th.
Rachel Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH claimed the Elite Women’s victory at home with Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR in second and fellow Brit Manon Carpenter (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team in third. Canada’s Jaime Hill finished in 20th.
Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate pulled off another WCup victory earning his 19th for the record books. Several crashes marred the day including Canada’s Mark Wallace (Devinci Global Racing) ending up 66th. Top qualifier Gee Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH also crashed near the top of his run and could not repeat his sister’s win.
1. Finnley Iles (Can) Specialized Gravity Powered by Sram 4:52.075
2. Gaetan Vige (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord 3.530
3. Jackson Frew (Aus) GT Factory 5.138
4. Sylvain Cougoureux (Fra) Les Gets-Intense Team 5.434
5. Elliott Heap (Gbr) Chain Reaction Cycles / Paypal 6.281
13. Adam Robbins (Can) Eastern States Cup North American Downhill Team 19.032
17. Henry Fitzgerald (Can) Steve Peat Syndicate / Uberbike Global 23.161
28. Bracken Camilleri (Can) Team Canada 1:09.406
Standings after 3 events
1. Finnley Iles (Can) Specialized Gravity Powered by Sram 120 pts
2. Matt Walker (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 100
3. Gaetan Vige (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord 75
Full results here.
1. Rachel Atherton (Gbr) Trek Factory Racing DH 5:11. 219
2. Tracey Hannah (Aus) Polygon UR 12.049
3. Manon Carpenter (Gbr) Madison Saracen Factory Team 20.889
4. Katy Curd (Gbr) 29.805
5. Morgane Charre (Fra) Bergamont Hayes Factory Team 31.830
20. Jaime Hill (Can) 1:21.077
Full results here,
1. Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate 4:35.601
2. Aaron Gwin (USA) The YT Mob 3.357
3. Danny Hart (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team 3.995
4. Adam Brayton (Gbr) Hope Technologies 4.046
5. Troy Brosnan (Aus) Specialized Racing 4.734
6. Luca Shaw (USA) SRAM/TLD Racing 6.086
7. Greg Williamson (Gbr) Cube Global Squad protected by Bliss 6.187
8. Laurie Greenland (Gbr) MS Mondraker Team 6.285
9. Remi Thirion (Fra) Commencal / Vallnord 7.964
10. Connor Fearon (Aus) Kona Factory Team DH 8.524
47. Forrest Riesco (Can) Race Face Performance/Banshee Bikes 19.251
66. Mark Wallace (Can) Devinci Global Racing 29.226
Full results here.