2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships - Val di Sole (ITA) - Downhill

Rachel Atherton wins fifth World Championship title in Val di Sole.

2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships - Val di Sole (ITA) - Downhill


Rachel
was last down the hill in Val di Sole and beat out Myriam Nicole’s hotseat time by more than three seconds. Third place went to Tracey Hannah with Marine Caribou in fourth and Tahnee Seagrave in fifth.

“I cannot actually believe it,” said Atherton. “I went for it, I didn’t care if I crashed, I’ve had such a good year. This track is wild, mad, you can’t even ride it - it’s a controlled drop."

“It’s just so rad, racing is just mad, there is nothing else like it. I wish everyone could experience it. It’s so cool."

Alia Marcellini

Veronika Widmann

Tracey Hannah

Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton

 

Results:

1. ATHERTON Rachel (GBR)
2. NICOLE Myriam (FRA)
3. HANNAH Tracey (AUS)
4. CABIROU Marine (FRA)
5. SEAGRAVE Tahnee (GBR)
6. MARCELLINI Alia (ITA)
7. WIDMANN Veronika (ITA)
8. SALAZAR PALOMO Mariana (ESA)
9. SUEMASA Mio (JPN)
10. MILLER Miranda (CAN)

 

Alessia Missiaggia has won the 2016 junior women’s downhill World Championship from Val di Sole.

American Samantha Kingshill finished second and Flora Lesoin (FRA) third. France’s Melanie Chappaz was fastest in the first two sectors, but a problem before the line cost her a shot at the title.

2016 Junior women’s downhill World Championship

Alessia Missiaggia

Results:

1. MISSIAGGIA Alessia (ITA)
2. KINGSHILL Samantha (USA)
3. LESOIN Flora (FRA)
4. MIGLIORINI Beatrice (ITA)
5. RAWSON Shania (NZL)
6. BATTOLLA Eva (SUI)
7. CHAPPAZ Melanie (FRA)
8. TUTT Aston (GBR)
9. ARACIL ALBA Blanca (AND)

 

Photos: Pierre Teyssot

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