Sunday, July 12, 2009

Craig, Nash win Downieville Classic XC

136F0394-3648-4F18-9EC0-C8BE8945816E.jpgThe results are in from the XC portion of the Downieville Classic:
Day one of the legendary Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race is in the record books with more than 800 riders having faced up to the grueling 29-mile point-to-point cross-country race – stage one of Downieville’s hotly contested All-Mountain World Championship.

Giant's Adam Craig was the hot shot of the day as he casually destroyed the course record and took the All-Mountain pro men’s stage victory. Pedaling into the streets of Downieville in 1:52:04, Craig’s time bested reigning All-Mountain champion Ross Schnell’s record-setting 2008 performance by nearly five minutes.

Fresh off a victory at the BC Bike Race, Luna’s Katerina Nash handily won the All-Mountain pro women’s division, posting a time of 2:14:14. Willow Koerber (Gary Fisher-Subaru) and Kelli Emmett (Giant) raced into the finish three minutes after Nash with Koerber only six seconds ahead of Emmett, 2:17:33 and 2:17:39 respectively.

Pro Men
1 Adam Craig 1:52:04
2 Sid Taberlay 1:52:45
3 Jason Moeschler 1:55:20
4 Chris Sheppard 1:57:58
5 Sam Koerber 1:59:15

Pro Women
1 Katerina Nash 2:14:14
2 Willow Koerber 2:17:33
3 Kelli Emmett 2:17:39
4 Rachel Lloyd 2:18:15
5 Lizzy English 2:29:45
Via VeloNews.

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