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Friday
Jul262013

2013 Andorra WC Round 3 Qualifying Results

2013 Vallnord WC Downhill Elite Male Qualifying Results

1 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF 4:20.660
2 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +0.046
3 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 GT FACTORY RACING +1.344
4 BRUNI Loic FRA19940513 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +2.884
5 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +3.098
6 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 GT / 360 DEGREES +4.137
7 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +4.629
8 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +5.163
9 FAIRCLOUGH Brendan GBR19880110 GSTAAD-SCOTT +5.173
10 MULALLY Neko USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +5.629
11 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 HUTCHINSON UR +6.403
12 HART Danny GBR19910920 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +6.989
13 GUTIERREZ VILLEGAS Marcelo COL19900509 GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM +7.442
14 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +9.099
15 PARDAL Francisco POR19910116 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +9.403

2013 Vallnord WC Downhill Elite Female Qualifying Results

1 CARPENTER Manon GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM 5:04.467
2 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 GT FACTORY RACING +3.637
3 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +5.678
4 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +17.997
5 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 GSTAAD-SCOTT +18.817
6 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 GSTAAD-SCOTT +23.827
7 SEAGRAVE Tahnee° GBR19950615 FMD RACING / INTENSE CYCLES +26.254
8 KINTNER Jill USA19811024 TEAM NORCO INTERNATIONAL +27.383
9 CERNILOGAR Zarja SLO19891218 BLACKTHORN GT +38.321
10 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827
+50.162
11 STONE Jessica GBR19900914 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +56.996
12 BERNHARD Petra AUT19801118 RRP GHOST +58.458
13 PUGIN Mélanie FRA19900503 TEAM MORZINE-AVORIAZ/HAUTE-SAVOIE +58.884
14 MARCELLINI Alia ITA19910711 TORPADO SURFING SHOP +59.732
15 AGER-WICK Anita NOR19780831
+1:00.861

2013 Vallnord WC Downhill Junior Qualifying Results

1 JONES Michael GBR19950222 FMD RACING / INTENSE CYCLES 4:32.529
2 ALGARRA NAVARRO Daniel ESP19950314 SPAIN +5.785
3 WALLACE Mark CAN19950601 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +8.836
4 VERGIER Loris FRA19960507 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +9.817
5 SHAW Luca USA19961225 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +14.273
6 NIEDERBERGER Noel SUI19950821 GSTAAD-SCOTT +15.667
7 ELLISON Luke AUS19951030 AUSTRALIA +16.032
8 FAYOLLE Alexandre FRA19950720 FRANCE +17.132
9 PIERRON Amaury FRA19960304 FRANCE +19.230
10 VERNASSA Gianluca ITA19950904 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +20.552
11 ESTAQUE Thomas FRA19961115 FRANCE +23.264
12 MARIETTA Steve FRA19961017 FRANCE +24.013
13 HERD Sam GBR19960118 GREAT BRITAIN +24.725
14 BOUTIE Benjamin FRA19960517 FRANCE +25.554
15 JOUET PASTRE Martin FRA19950521 FRANCE +25.657

Monday
Jul152013

Neko Mulally Takes Another Pro GRT Win

Making it now 3 wins in the series for 2013, and 5 in his career, Neko Mulally continues his great 2013 season by winning in Snowshoe, West Virginia, and by another solid margin, this time it was 6 seconds.

The win picks up Neko another 60 points in the series and by our calculations, he moves from 4th to 2nd overall, though the title is not his main objective.

Neko said: "These races have been providing me with an excellent opportunity to train. My training has been largely strength and skill based lately. I've been going hard in the gym and cross-training with XC, BMX and motocross. My coach and I saw this event as a great chance for some skill specific work. I felt like I got a lot out of racing at Windham a couple of weeks back and this race was another great training race for the upcoming 2 World Cups.

We had surprisingly nice weather all weekend because that place is in a rain forest, so I was expecting more mud. The track was a good lead up for the next World Cups, 4 minutes long with really high speeds and pretty rough terrain which made it very physical. Snowshoe was one of the first places where I spent a lot of time racing but I haven't had the chance to race there since 2008, so It felt great to be back.

I am really happy with the pace I'm riding right now and I can't wait to take this feeling into the next 2 World Cups."

Neko will be at the upcoming US National XC Championships this weekend where he plans to race the Super D.

 

Monday
Jul012013

Neko Mulally Takes His 2nd Pro GRT Win Of The Season

Fresh off his strongest start to a World Cup season, where Neko is currently ranked 16th in the Overall, the Trek World Racing rider went to Windham, New York, to race a round of the Pro GRT Downhill Series. After winning in a round of the Pro GRT in Plattekill in late May, Neko was aiming to use this race more as training during his World Cup summer break, but was happy to take a nice win of more than 7 secs over US rider Logan Bingelli.

After the race, Neko had this to say: "There wasn't a huge field here for the event, but it was a fun and a great training race for me. A lot of my friends were there and my brother raced as well. The organizers used another track, not the World Cup track, but it was really fun and seemed to be more technical and a slower average speed. I won the Super D on Saturday night beating a bunch of the XC guys! I was actually last after the first climb then passed them all on the downhill haha! In the Downhill I had a relaxed and great run, and was proud to take the win, and I was stoked to have my brother on the podium with me in 3rd."

Neko used the event for training and is looking forward to coming over to Andorra at the end of this month for Round 3 of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, which will be held on a brand new track in Vallnord.

 

Sunday
Jun162013

2013 Val Di Sole WC 2 Final Results

Junior Men Results

1 LUCAS Dean AUS19950502 AUSTRALIA 3:24.630
2 ATWILL Phil GBR19950111 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +0.160
3 SHAW Luca USA19961225 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +0.188
4 VERGIER Loris FRA19960507 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +2.498
5 VERNASSA Gianluca ITA19950904 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +3.788
6 ALGARRA NAVARRO Daniel ESP19950314 SPAIN +5.770
7 WALLACE Mark CAN19950601 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +6.004
8 McCORMACK Stephen IRL19951028 IRELAND +6.265
9 ELLISON Luke AUS19951030 AUSTRALIA +6.611
10 FAYOLLE Alexandre FRA19950720 FRANCE +7.317
11 GRAHAM Innes GBR19960703 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +8.730
12 ZABJEK Jure SLO19951011 UNIOR TOOLS TEAM +8.897
13 LEBL Martin CZE19960816 CZECH REPUBLIC +8.973
14 MEDICI Simone ITA19950705 ITALY +9.059
15 THUNELL Jakob SWE19951109 SWEDEN +9.136

 

 

Women Final Results

1 ATHERTON Rachel GBR19871206 GT FACTORY RACING 3:43.810
2 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +5.235
3 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 GSTAAD-SCOTT +12.053
4 CHARRE Morgane FRA19900609 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +14.233
5 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +15.495
6 BROWN Casey CAN19901027 DIRT NORCO RACE TEAM +16.060
7 CARPENTER Manon GBR19930311 MADISON SARACEN DOWNHILL TEAM +18.355
8 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 GSTAAD-SCOTT +20.180
9 CERNILOGAR Zarja SLO19891218 BLACKTHORN GT +21.090
10 GATTO Micayla CAN19880821
+24.639
11 HANNAH Tracey AUS19880613 HUTCHINSON UR +26.948
12 KINTNER Jill USA19811024 TEAM NORCO INTERNATIONAL +28.856
13 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827
+30.777
14 BARTOVA Jana CZE19900217
+35.591
15 MARCELLINI Alia ITA19910711 TORPADO SURFING SHOP +41.857

 

 

Men Final Results

1 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 GT FACTORY RACING 3:12.185
2 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 DEVINCI GLOBAL RACING +1.001
3 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +1.250
4 BRUNI Loic FRA19940513 LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC +2.471
5 BROSNAN Troy AUS19930713 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +4.121
6 GWIN Aaron USA19871224 SPECIALIZED RACING DH +4.123
7 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE +5.280
8 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 EVIL CK RACING EVIAN +6.341
9 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 HUTCHINSON UR +6.442
10 PEKOLL Markus AUT19871013 MS MONDRAKER TEAM +6.501
11 FERREIRO PAJUELO Antonio ESP19900103 EVIL VENGEANCE TOUR +8.760
12 KERR Bernard GBR19910216 PIVOT FACTORY TEAM +8.767
13 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 COMMENCAL / RIDING ADDICTION +8.780
14 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CHAIN REACTION CYCLES.COM / NUKEPROOF +9.119
15 MULALLY Neko USA19930219 TREK WORLD RACING +9.826

 

Sunday
Jun162013

Brook MacDonald 'Robbed' Of World Cup Podium, Neko On Target

The hot dusty conditions on the super steep track in Val Di Sole saw Brook MacDonald on target for a 4th place result until a crash in the last sector of his run saw those hopes slip away. Meanwhile Neko Mulally who doesn't see this track as one of his strengths, was very pleased to take his 2nd best career result and be on target for the second half of the season.

Earlier in the day Greg Williamson, fresh off his break out ride in Fort William, was sending it down the hill in absolute style, getting green lights all the way from split to split, only to have the front wheel wash out in the corner made infamous by Sam Hill in 2008.

"I was really enjoying myself in the run, especially the last sector and I don't know, my hand slipped alittle and the next thing i know I was surfing the ground. I'm happy with my speed but just disappointed not to convert it into big points today".

George Brannigan was 6 tenths up on the first split, but was suffering all week to get the right suspension set up for this track and ultimately crashed, but will be racing between now and the next World Cup to get his set up where he needs it.

Neko was the third rider from the team to tackle the course and despite the temptation to push much harder, rode a smart race to arrive incident free at the line in 4th place, which was ultimately good enough for 15th, and has moved from 24th to 16th overall.

Brook was aiming for his first top 5 on this track in 5 years, and was well and truly on target the cross the line in 2nd but a loss of the front wheel and damage to his bike resulted in a 24th spot, and a 3rd place overall in the World Cup.

"About half way through my run I was havign trouble seeign and concentrating. My reaction time was suffering. This schedule here was pretty stupid, almost dangerous. It was 7 hours between my last parctice run and the race run and the day was just too long. The UCI need to get this sorted, you can't be off the track for so long betwen practice and a flat out race run. Having said that, I'm sitting top 3 before the summer break and I'll be keen to chase the podium again in Andorra next month".