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Two Brits on the podium!

Men‚s Elite Downhill
French domination of the Men‚s Downhill World Cup continued at the fourth
round of the series in Mont-Ste-Annes, Canada at the weekend. Fabien Barel
won from fellow Frenchman and runaway series leader, Nicolas Vouilloz, with
Britain‚s Steve Peat picking up his second successive third place. Vouilloz
now leads the series by 290 points from David Vazquez Lopez (Esp), with Peat
moving up into third place.

Men‚s Downhill Results
1 Fabien Barel (Fra) Team Gt 4:53.61
2 Nicolas Vouilloz (Fra) Vouilloz Racing Team 4:54.43
3 Steve Peat (Gbr ) Team Gt 4:56.43
4 Gerwin Peters (Ned) Be-One Team 4:57.70
5 David Vazquez Lopez (Esp) Subaru-Specialized 4:57.96

Other Brits
27 Nigel Page Upstart Team 5:12.23 18.62 24
33 Will Longden Mt Uk/Jamis 5:13.55 19.93 18
42 Rob Warner Giant 5:16.77 23.16 9
48 David Wardell MBUK/Jamis 5:20.74 27.12 3

Men‚s Downhill Series Standings
Nicolas Vouilloz (Fra) 900 points
David Vazquez Lopez (Esp) 610
Steve Peat (Gbr ) 585
Fabien Barel (Fra) 463
Mickael Pascal (Fra) 450

Women‚s Elite Downhill
In the Women‚s Downhill race, Missy Giove turned back the clock with a
vintage win on the twisty Mont-Ste-Annes course and, in the series, she has
closed to within 110 points of Anne-Caroline Chausson, who was second. These
two are now pulling away at the top of the standings.Best of the British
riders was Helen Mortimer in thirteenth, with Adele Croxon continuing her
consistent season in sixteenth place. Helen now holds seventh place in the
World Cup standings.

Women‚s Downhill Results
1 Giove Missy (Usa) Foes/Azonic 5:27.99
2 Chausson Anne-Caroline (Fra) Volvo Cannondale 5:28.91
3 Repo Katja (Fin) Team Gt 5:32.43
4 Donovan Leigh (Usa) Schwinn Toyota Rav4 5:36.21
5 Brutsaert Elke (Usa) Schwinn Toyota Rav4 5:38.20

British placings
13 Helen Mortimer Gbr MBUK/Jamis 5:48.87 20.88 63
16 Adele Croxon Gbr Animal/ Orange 5:58.43 30.43 52

Women‚s Downhill Series Standings
1 Anne-Caroline Chausson (Fra) 900
2 Missy Giove (Usa) 790
3 Leigh Donovan (Usa) 570
4 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) 545
5 Katja Repo (Fin) 500

British Riders
7 Helen Mortimer 369
14 Adele Croxon 189

Men‚s Dual
Best British Result of the weekend came from Scott Beaumont who was
runner-up in the Men‚s Dual, whilst Steve Peat managed his second podium
with third place. The winner was, almost inevitably, a Frenchman, Cédric
Gracia. Beaumont is now third in the series, with Peat back in eighth.

Men‚s Dual Results
1 Cédric Gracia (Fra) Volvo Cannondale
2 Scott Beaumont (Gbr) Team Kona Ford Focus
3 Steve Peat (Gbr) Team Gt
4 Mike King (Usa) Haro/Lee Dungaree

Women‚s Dual
The Women‚s Dual was won by Anne-Caroline Chausson, completing an excellent
weekend for the French.

Women‚s Dual Results
1 Chausson Anne-Caroline (Fra) Volvo Cannondale
2 Llanes Tara (Usa) Subaru-Specialized
3 Miller Katrina (Aus) Jamis
4 Elliott Cheri (Usa) Maxxis

Men‚s Cross-Country
Cadel Evans showed he‚s well on his way back to full fitness with an quality
win by over two minutes from Christoph Sauser, with series leader Christophe
Dupouey back in third place. However, with Miguel Martinez back in 23rd
place, Dupouey strengthened his position at the top of the World Cup

Men‚s Cross-Country Results
1 Cadel Evans (Aus) Volvo Cannondale 2:15:07.00
2 Christoph Sauser (Sui) Volvo Cannondale 2:17:44.00
3 Christophe Dupouey (Fra) Giant 2:18:36.00
4 Filip Meirhaeghe (Bel) Subaru-Specialized 2:19:37.00
5 Bas Van Dooren (Ned) Be-One Team 2:20:08.00

Men‚s Cross-Country Standings
1 Christophe Dupouey (Fra) 931
2 Miguel Martinez (Fra) Full 803
3 Bas Van Dooren (Ned) 737
4 Christoph Sauser (Sui) 626
5 Thomas Frischknecht (Sui) 518

Cross-Country Women
In the women‚s race, Switzeland‚s Barbara Blatter took her second win of the
season and moved to within 85 points of series leader, Alison Dunlap of the
USA. Dunlap could only finish in fourth place.

1 Barbara Blatter (Sui) Scott Usa 1:57:43.00
2 Christina Redden (Can) Gary Fisher Saab 1:58:01.00
3 Regina Marunde (Ger) Focus 1:59:20.00
4 Alison Dunlap (USA) Team Gt 1:59:58.00
5 Mary Grigson (Aus) Gary Fisher Saab 2:01:13.00

Women‚s Cross-Country Standings
1 Alison Dunlap (Usa) 1050
2 Barbara Blatter (Sui) 965
3 Mary Grigson (Aus) 830
4 Sydor Alison (Can) 751
5 Fullana Marga (Esp) 670


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