Gwin rides to 5th in downhill at 2013 Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

  
  


Aaron Gwin's 5th-place finish was the best for an American
Aaron Gwin's 5th-place finish was the best for an American. Photo: Rob Jones

Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada (August 11, 2013) — Fresh off his win in the pro men’s downhill at the 2013 USA Cycling Gravity National Championships, Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing DH) placed fifth in the elite men’s downhill at the UCI Mountain World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada, on Sunday.

The course was drenched by a brief rain storm before Gwin’s finals ride, but the American managed to stop the clock at 4:01.608. It was slightly more than three seconds slower than Canadian Steve Smith’s (CAN/Devinci Global Racing) winning time of 3:58.485. For Gwin, it was his best result of the 2013 world cup season.

In the men’s juniors downhill, Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./Specialized Gravity DH) and Luca Cometti (San Diego, Calif./Nema Nukeproof) both notched top ten finishes, placing eighth and ninth, respectively. Rebecca Gardner (Marlboro, N.Y.) was the highest American women in her elite downhill competition, crossing the line in 17th.

Gwin, Shaw and Cometti are among the 35 riders who will represent Team USA in cross-country and downhill at the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships beginning later this month in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. This is the final world cup before that event.

 

 

Luca Shaw was the top American junior, finishing 8th
Luca Shaw was the top American junior, finishing 8th. Photo: Rob Jones

2013 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada
August 11, 2013

FULL RESULTS

Men’s Juniors Downhill
1. Loris Vergier (FRA/Lapierre Gravity Republic) 4:09.969
2. Dean Lucas (AUS) +0.303
3. Noel Niederberger (SUI/Gstaad-Scott) +0.964
8. Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./Specialized Gravity DH) +5.101
9. Luca Cometti (San Diego, Calif./Nema Nukeproof) +7.495
13. Jay Fesperman (Davidson, N.C./Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team) +13.295
14. Chase Nelson (Littleton, Colo./ Trek Southridge Racing) +13.782
16. Jason Schroeder (Carlsbad, Calif.) +15.206
17. Walker Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./Specialized Gravity DH) +16.342
22. Logan Mulally (Reading, Pa.) +18.930
24. Galen Carter (Salt Lake City, Utah/Transition Racing) +20.422
26. Shane Leslie (Birmingham, Mich.) +21.974

Women’s Elite Downhill
1. Emmeline Ragot (FRA/Lapierre Gravity Republic) 4:24.985
2. Manon Carpenter (GBR/Madison Saracen Downhill Team) +4.211
3. Floriane Pugin (FRA/Gstaad-Scott) +7.094
17. Rebecca Gardner (Marlboro, N.Y.) +1:16.245
18. Alison Zimmer (Lincoln, Vt./ Xprezo MTBVT) +1:20.579
20. Taylor Allison (Roxbury, N.Y./ Team Drop/Team Plattekill)+2:07.228

Men’s Elite Downhill
1. Steve Smith (CAN/Devinci Global Racing) 3:58.485
2. Gee Atherton (GBR/GT Factory Racing) +0.904
3. Samuel Hill (AUS/ Chain Reaction Cycles.com/Nukeproof) +2.118
5. Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Specialized Racing DH) +3.123
25. Luke Strobel (Issaquah, Wash./Evil Vengeance Tour) +6.912
29. Austin Warren (Alpine, Calif./Pivot Factory Team) +8.070
38. Mitch Ropelato (Ogden, Utah/Specialized Racing DH) +11.194
73. Neko Mulally (Reading, Pa./Trek World Racing) +28.187



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