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MTBA Down Hill Team Manager Jared Rando reports from the UCI Shimano World Cup Downhill camp in Windham, USA with a great overall performance by team Australia MTB.
The Rockyroads UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano made its second North American stop in Windham, New York, approximately one hour north of New York City in the beautiful Catskills Mountains.
In the Elite female final Tracey Hannah (2:52.234) finished in second place with a solid performance on the short Windham course just 0.172 seconds behind first place winner, Rachel Atherton of Great Britain, and 0.135 seconds ahead of France's Emmeline Ragot in third place
Danielle Beecroft, unfortunately, had a hard crash about half way down the course and failed to qualify for a finish.
In the men, first year junior Dean Lucas raced down with his best ever World Cup to place in 55th. He was "stoked" on his run and happy to progress on his Mont St Anne result from the previous week. Junior rider Jack Moir was also happy with his result but felt he could have done better. Mitch Delfs placed in his second best ever World Cup result at 11th place. Connor Fearon was on track for another top 30 result but lost some time with a big mistake in the rock garden to end up finishing in 42nd place. Josh Button was not impressed with his run but still completed a strong result, finishing in 19th place. Sam Hill finished with a flat tyre but it's uncertain how much of an effect it had on his run. All the Aussie riders really enjoyed the dusty, blistering heat conditions and the track in general.
Full report and results are available from the UCI website.
Watch all our Australian Performances here.
Image Tracey Hannah courtesy of Russell Baker.
Tracey Hannah 2nd, & Danielle Beecroft DNF
Sam Hill 7th, Michael Hannah 8th, Mitch Delfs 11th, Joshua Button 19th, Graves 30th, Connor Fearon 42nd, Dean Lucas 55th.