[Racing] Fort William Finals

[Racing] Fort William Finals

05/06/2016
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05/06/2016

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It was definitely one for the books…between being Steve Peat’s last race, and the first race since the mountain bike world lost legendary Canadian racer Steve Smith, emotions were running high to say the least.

Greg Minnaar

Greg Minnaar

Steve Smith's Ghost Run

Steve Smith’s Ghost Run

The crowd in silence remembering a champion.

The crowd in silence remembering a champion.

This crowd.

This crowd.

Things got exciting when Greg Minnaar beat Remi Thirion’s time by nearly 8 seconds and beat both Gee and Danny’s qualifying time.  Rider after rider just couldn’t touch the winningest racer of all time.  Adam Brayton threw down a stormer of a run that was just all heart…

Aaron Gwin

Aaron Gwin

Aaron Gwin looked blisteringly fast but just couldn’t touch him.  Eddie Masters got too loose in a turn and blew off the track, throwing his run away after a huge qualifying result yesterday.  It was all down to Gee Atherton who wasted it in a turn as well.  It’s tragic to see that happen to an athlete on home turf, but incredible to see Greg Minnaar celebrate his 19th win.  What an astounding athlete.

Bad day at the office for Gee Atherton.

Bad day at the office for Gee Atherton.

Fans are happy anyway.

Fans are happy anyway.

Danny Hart

Danny Hart

Troy Brosnan

Lots of flat tires on the demanding track

Lots of flat tires on the demanding track

Lots.

Lots.

He will like it when he'll get older

He will like it when he’ll get older

L'ultima gara di coppa del mondo di Steve Peat su suolo britannico

Steve Peat’s last worldcup race on home soil

Premio speciale per Peaty

Career trophy for him, Scottish style

HUGE spreads in the Women’s field.  Rachel Atherton is just unbeatable.  After a crash yesterday in Qualifying, she managed to pull it together and win by a massive 12 seconds with Tracey Hannah 8 seconds back and Manon Carpenter another 8 seconds back again after a fairly inconsequential crash.

Finn Iles on track...

Finn Iles on track…

Checking the time...

Checking the time…

.. claiming!

.. winning!

Finn Iles also took a commanding win by a full 3.5 seconds.

Rachel Atherton

Rachel Atherton

I premi, stile scozzese

The prizes

Podio donne

Women’s podium

Podio uomini

Men’s podium

La bici vincitrice

Wining bike

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