Trek World Racing team was unstoppable at the 1st run of the DH World Cup
Trek World Racing's Tracy Moseley (GBR) and Aaron Gwin (USA) have walked away with the leaders' jerseys of the series after a display of blistering speed, strength, and determination in front of a huge crowd in sunny Pietermaritzburg. For Tracy it was her first World Cup win in the coveted rainbow jersey of the World Champion, and for Aaron, it was his first World Cup win ever, and the first by an American male since 1999.
Aaron said: "I'm pretty speechless actually. It's a dream. In the first sector I made a little mistake, hitting some trees with my shoulder, but then I just regrouped and put as much power down as I could in the middle sector. By the end, the legs were really feeling it, and then it was a pretty nerve wracking waiting in the hot seat. The bike is amazing, I can't praise it enough, and the whole time here in South Africa with the team has been so great. Can't wait for Fort William, I love that track."
at the and of is final run Aaron was almost 7 second faster then Steve Peat ( downhill legend and 2009 world champion )
First 10th Men's Results:
1 GWIN Aaron USA TREK WORLD RACING 4:08.634
2 MINNAAR Greg RSA SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +00.241
3 ATHERTON Gee GBR COMMENCAL +01.921
4 BAREL Fabien FRA MONDRAKER FACTORY TEAM +04.246
5 PEAT Steve GBR SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +06.809
6 SMITH Steve CAN DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +06.934
7 BEAUMONT Marc GBR GT Factory +07.237
8 HILL Samuel AUS MONSTER SPECIALIZED +07.399
9 BEER Nick SUI SCOTT 11 +07.965
10 BRYCELAND Josh GBR SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +08.281
Tracy said: "That was so tough today. Towards the end I was running out of steam and had the rear kick up on something in the lower section of the track; then I heard the onsite commentary say it was going to be close, so I dug deep until the end. It means a lot to win my first World Cup at my first attempt since earning the World Champs jersey, it just means so much."
First 10th Women's Results:
1 MOSELEY Tracy GBR TREK WORLD RACING 4:56.166
2 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR TEAM GR +00.288
3 RAGOT Emmeline FRA TEAM GR +01.584
4 JONNIER Sabrina FRA TEAM MAXXIS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN +02.173
5 PUGIN Floriane FRA SCOTT 11 +02.268
6 GROS Gioceline FRA TEAM MORZINE +04.248
7 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI SCOTT 11 +06.344
8 CARPENTER Manon ° GBR MADISON SARACEN +15.617
9 SUEMASA Mio JPN +16.238
10 BERNHARD Petra AUT ALPINE COMMENCAL AUSTRIA +16.415
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