Start of the mountain bike world cup in Fort William today, it’s been great weather, great action, great beer tent and soon to be great hangover.

Highlight: seeing Dougie Vipond. Lowlight: Being blanked by Dougie Vipond,

Here are the results of todays qualifications:


1.       Aaron Gwin USA  (4:49.73)

2.       Gee Atherton GBR (4:43.87)

3.       Danny Hart GBR (4:41.01)

4.       Greg Minnaar RSA (4:52.49)

5.       Matti Lehikoinen FIN (4:43.76)

6.       Justin Leov NZL (4:54.33)

7.       Andrew Neethling RSA (4:45.06)

8.       Marc Beaumont GBR (4:45.44)

9.       Chris Kovarik AUS (4:45.76)

10.   Nick Beer SUI (4:47.03)


1. Rachel Atherton GBR (5:35.805)

2. Tracy Moseley GBR (5:36.003)

3. Floriane Pugin FRA (5:38.717)

4. Myriam Nicole FRA (5:42.350)

5. Manon Carpenter GBR (5:43.520)


One Response to Going downhill, fast.

  1. Annemarie MacLachlan says:

    Just done my 10th year as volenteer at the world cup Fort William it was amazing again If u have never been to a world cup event u dont know what u are missing ,counting down the days for next year.