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World Cup Downhill/Four-cross #1

May 2, 2005 (Vigo, Spain) – Vigo, Spain hosted the first stop on the World Cup gravity circuit, which featured the 4X on Saturday and the Downhill on Sunday.

Michal Prokop (CZE) won the season-opener of the World Cup 4X series, followed by Steve Peat (GBR, Team Orange) and Bas De Bever (NED, Merlanduo-BeOne).

In the women’s 4X, Jill Kintner (USA, Yeti) pulled off the win. Anneke Beerten (NED, Specialized) and Vanessa Quin (NZL, Intense) placed second and third, respectively.

Steve Peat (GBR, Team Orange) won the downhill race in 2:25.791. Greg Minnaar (RSA, G-Cross Honda), railed into second place, only 2.877 back. Sam Hill (AUS) finished third.

Sabrina Jonnier (FRA, Intense) won the women’s race in 2:55.726, followed by Tracy Moseley (GBR, Kona-Les Gets) in second and Kathy Pruitt (USA) in third.

Results

April 30, 2005

Men’s 4X
1. Michal PROKOP (CZE) 33:97
2. Steve PEAT (GBR, TEAM ORANGE) 34:53
3. Bas DE BEVER (NED, MERLAN DUO-BE ONE) 33:96
4. Brian LOPES (USA, GT-HYUNDAI) 32:70
5. Roger RIDERKNECHT (FRA, COMMENCAL-OXBOW) 35:00
6. Lukas TAMME (CZE) 33:85
7. R. ALVAREZ DE LARA LUCAS (ESP) 46:41
8. Filip POLC (SVK) 35:19
9. Mickael DELDYCKE (FRA) 34:24
10. I. VAN DER PUTTEN (NED) 34:51

Women’s 4X
1. Jill KINTNER (USA, Yeti) 39:06
2. Anneke BEERTEN (NED, SPECIALIZED) 40:92
3. Vanessa QUIN (NZL, Intense) 44:04
4. Jana HORAKOVA (CZE) 40:30
5. Joey GOUGH (GBR) 42:87
6. Melissa BUHL (USA, KHS) 46:27
7. Anita MOLCIK (AUT, ARBÖ RSP) 46:24
8. Zsofia KOCZKA (HUN) 45:96
9. Diana MARGGRAFF (ECU, ZENITH) 46:44
10. Eva CASTRO FERNANDEZ (ESP) 46:78

May 1, 2005

Men’s Downhill
1. Steve PEAT (GBR, TEAM ORANGE) 2:25.791
2. Greg MINNAAR (RSA, G-CROSS HONDA) at 2.877
3. Sam HILL (AUS) 4.596
4. Michael HANNAH (AUS) 4.607
5. Nathan RENNIE (AUS, Santa Cruz Syndicate) 7.393
6. Fabien BAREL (FRA, KONA-LES GETS) 7.421
7. Matti LEHIKOINEN (FIN, G-CROSS HONDA) 7.701
8. Mickael PASCAL (FRA, MAXXIS-MSC) 8.789
9. George ATHERTON (GBR) 9.341
10. Bryn ATKINSON (AUS, G.T.) 9.858

Women’s Downhill
1. Sabrina JONNIER (FRA, Intense) 2:55.726
2. Tracy MOSELEY (GBR, KONA-LES GETS) at 0.412
3. Kathy PRUITT (USA) 5.697
4. Rachel ATHERTON (GBR) 6.245
5. Celine GROS (FRA, MORZINE-AVORIAZ) 7.333
6. Emmeline RAGOT (FRA, QBIKES LES SYBELLES) 7.473
7. Vanessa QUIN (NZL, INTENSE) 7.553
8. Helen GASKELL (GBR) 8.051
9. Mio SUEMASA (JPN) 9.539
10. Scarlett HAGEN (NZL) 9.561





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