Tracy Moseley took one step closer to victory in the UCI World Cup DH 2011 series with a win at the latest round at La Bresse, France last weekend.
She now leads the World Cup by 150, after winning by nearly 5 seconds ahead of Floriane Pugin and Sabrina Jonnier on a track made tricky by damp conditions.
The wet course nearly put an end to Tracy’s run, hitting a puddle that nearly ruined her chances.
It didn’t feel that good at the start, that’s probably the worst start I’ve every had at a World Cup,” Moseley said, adding, “I took a line that absolutely drenched me, there wasn’t a puddle there before today. I was soaked, through the helmet …I could not see a thing. I had to grab a tearoff from my goggles.
“After that awful start I just tried to keep it going, I had lost so much speed that I felt like I was starting from zero again.”
Close behind was Rachel Atherton, who finished fourth. Other Brits showed good form too, with Manon Carpenter and Fionn Griffiths both getting inside the top ten. Finishing outside the top ten but in the top 20 were Jessica Stone and Emma Wareham.