Monday, July 12, 2010

Weir, Nash Take Downieville DH but Not All-Mountain Titles

Past Downieville Downhill winners Mark Weir (WTB) and Katerine Nash (Luna) win big in the DH, but can't secure the All-Mountain wins from Carl Decker (Giant Factory Racing) and Kelli Emmett (Giant Factory Racing).

The Pro Men’s (XC) race was a runaway victory for Decker (Giant Factory Racing) who led the field by a whopping five minutes at the top of the first race-separating climb. Decker held on to the margin and finished in a new course record of 1:50:50.

The story was similar in the Pro Women All-Mountain (XC) action as Kelli Emmett (Giant Factory Racing) got off to a fast start on the grueling climb and topped out several minutes ahead of last year’s champ, Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team). Emmett held on to the lead and finished in 2:08:56. Nash rolled in second at 2:11:42 while Lizzy English (Giant) rounded out the podium with a time of 2:31:46.

The 15th annual Downieville Classic All-Mountain World Championships wrapped up the weekend of racing with the downhill stage two on Sunday. Eight-time Downieville Downhill King Mark Weir (WTB) and Two-time Downhill Queen Katerine Nash (Luna) both added a jewel to their crowns taking the stage wins.

Via coverage.

Pro Men All-Mountain

  1. Carl Decker (Giant Factory racing)
  2. Adam Craig (Giant-Rabobank)
  3. Jason Moeschler (WTB)
  4. Tim Olson (Trek)
  5. Mark Weir (WTB)

Pro Women All-Mountain Overall

  1. Kelli Emmett (Giant Factory Racing)
  2. Katerina Nash (Luna Pro Team)
  3. Lizzy English (Giant)
  4. Sarah Maile (Ventana)
  5. Karla Kingsley (Third Pillar)

Pictures are available here, here and here.

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