Beaming through the constellation of top riders, the brightest stars of the day were once again Giant’s Adam Craig and Luna’s Katerina Nash. Both rode brilliantly and defended their day 1 victories by pedaling their way to the top step of the day 2 podium and hence, the all-mountain throne.Via VeloNews.
Racing at Downieville for the first time, Craig started 33rd in the day’s stage and deftly passed five racers on the way to his second course record of the weekend. His time of 43:48.3 bested defending champion Ross Schnell’s 2008 course record by 45 seconds.
Luna’s Katerina Nash continued her 2009 winning streak beating back 2007/2008 Downieville women’s champ Rachel Lloyd (Proman) to add another stage victory and an all-mountain title to her ever-expanding resume.
The final DH Men's results:
1. Adam Craig in 43:48.3 (Ketchum ID)
2. Jason Moeschler in 44:09.7 (San Luis Obispo CA)
3. Ross Schnell in 44:20.6 (CA)
4. Nathan Riddle in 45:51.1 (Soquel CA)
5. Brian Lopes in 45:59.6 (Petaluma CA)
The final DH Women's results:
1. Katerina Nash in 49:52.2 (Oxnard CA)
2. Rachel Lloyd in 49:54.1 (Goleta CA)
3. Kelli Emmett in 52:19.0 (San jose CA)
4. Willow Koerber in 52:56.5 (Murrieta CA)
5. Maureen Kunz in 56:14.4 (Colorado Springs CO)