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2010 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships. Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada.

September 3, 2010

After this weekend, the 2010 UCI 4X & Downhill season will come to a close.

This season couldn’t have been more exciting with Gee Atherton and Greg Minnaar going neck and neck all year, and in the end all it took was just 0.37 seconds to decide who would be crowned the 2010 UCI Men’s World Cup Downhill Champion. Gee Atherton took 1st at Windham, securing his overall title, with Greg Minnaar in a close 2nd, and Sam Blenkinsop in 3rd. What was interesting though was that the Top 4 overall riders going in to Windham, were eventually the ones who took the Top 4 positions that round, in the same order! So no changes there!

Sabrina Jonnier didn’t do too well in the Women’s DH, but she had already managed to win the overall title before Windham. The rest of the overall positions went to Emmeline Ragot in 2nd and Tracy Moseley in 3rd. Rachel Atherton managed to bounce back from her shoulder injury to win that round though, so she looks to be a top contender for this weekends World Championships.

Jared Graves too had already secured his Men’s 4X overall title before Windam, but it did not stop him from giving it all to win the final round! I’m definitely hoping that he would be able to take the 2010 4X World Championship title, in a similar fashion to what he did last year in front of a home crowd. Anita Molick managed to edge out defending champion Anneke Beerten to win both the final round and the overall title in the Women’s 4X.

It could be anyones game this weekend really, as it all comes down to that one final run at the World Championships. Be sure to purchase your season passes to catch all the action live on!
DH Finals (Monday)
4X Finals (Saturday)

Photo courtesy of Hoshi Yoshida via the Gates Nicolai Team blog.

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