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World Cup XC #7, DH & 4X #6 - B

Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA, July 9-10, 2005

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Race 1 - July 9: Women downhill

Jonnier takes the race and overall lead

By Eric Wallace

The women attacked the course first at one-minute intervals to allow the dust to settle between riders. Rider after rider dropped into the final chute each shaving precious seconds off of the previous riders time. With only five riders left, it was New Zealander Scarlet Hagen (Iron Horse-Mad Catz) occupying the coveted hot seat and assured of her first ever podium position, which level remained to be determined. Tracy Moseley (Kona) hit short by 16 seconds, Marielle Saner (Maxxis-MSC) was another 2 seconds in arrears, Kathy Pruitt (Luna MTB) was just off of her pace. And, with only a single rider left to come into sight the young Kiwi looked to be headed to the top steps of the rostrum.

Sabrina Jonnier (Intense) rocketed out of the starting house knowing the time to beat. The spectators knew that Jonnier had the winning run as she exited the trees and hit the final bermed corner. With a 12 second advantage Jonnier claimed the crown for the day and retained her overall leadership in the World Cup Series. "I was very nervous this morning but I knew this was a perfect course for me," said Jonnier, "I decided in Brazil that I would win this race here in Angel Fire; obviously I'm very happy."

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Results

1 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra)                            5.05.45
2 Scarlet Hagen (NZl)                              5.18.24
3 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Kona Les Gets                5.22.36
4 Marielle Saner (Swi) Maxxis-Msc                  5.23.68
5 Kathy Pruitt (USA)                               5.25.81
6 CÚline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine Avoriaz           5.25.90
7 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Specialized                 5.27.31
8 Bernadita Pizarro (Chi)                          5.28.65
9 Michelle Dumaresq (Can)                          5.28.78
10 Fionn Griffiths (GBr)                           5.30.41
11 Helen Gaskell (GBr)                             5.31.00
12 Vanessa Quin (NZl)                              5.34.10
13 April Lawyer (USA)                              5.34.12
14 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ms-Racing Team Europe      5.42.08
15 Lisa Myklak (USA)                               5.44.12
16 Jacqueline Harmony (USA)                        5.44.44
17 Anka Martin (RSA)                               5.49.20
18 Joanna Petterson (USA)                          5.53.30
19 Anita Molcik (Aut) Arb÷ Rsp                     6.05.59
20 Emily Johnston (USA)                            6.08.92
21 Leana Gerrard (USA)                             6.19.92
22 Rachel Atherton (GBr)                           7.07.91
 
World Cup standings
  
1 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra)                               1149 pts
2 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Kona Les Gets                   1049
3 Marielle Saner (Swi) Maxxis-Msc                      830
4 Vanessa Quin (NZl)                                   807
5 Rachel Atherton (GBr)                                745
6 Scarlett Hagen (NZl)                                 610
7 CÚline Gros (Fra) Team Morzine Avoriaz               592
8 Helen Gaskell (GBr)                                  551
9 Anne-Caroline Chausson (Fra) Commencal Oxbow         480
10 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ms-Racing Team Europe          414
11 Fionn Griffiths (GBr)                               377
12 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Qbikes Les Sybelles            362
13 Kathy Pruitt (USA)                                  332
14 Anita Molcik (Aut) Arb÷ Rsp Downhill Racing         300
15 Anneke Beerten (Ned) Specialized Factory Racin      278
16 Melissa Buhl (USA)                                  163
17 Mio Suemasa (Jpn)                                   158
18 Bernardita Pizzaro (Chi)                            152
19 Anja Rees Jones (GBr)                               151
20 Nolvenn Le Caer (Fra)                               139
21 Maria Conway (GBr)                                  129
22 Miriam Ruchti (Swi)                                 129
23 Antje Kramer (Ger)                                  120
24 Claire Buchar (Can)                                 119
25 April Lawyer (USA)                                  115
26 Angelika Hohenwarter (Aut)                          110
27 Miriam Blas Otondo (Spa)                            101
28 Diana Marggraff (Ecu) Zenith-Mtb-International      100
29 Pascaline Reusser (Swi)                              98
30 Danika Schroeter (Can)                               95
31 Michelle Dumaresq (Can)                              93
32 Anka Martin (RSA)                                    86
33 Daniela Bossard (Swi)                                82
34 Violeta Alfageme (Spa)                               72
35 Patricia Loureiro (Bra)                              67
36 Alice Kuhne (Swi)                                    64
37 Julia Lasso (Ecu)                                    63
38 Calamaty-Jayne Cann (GBr)                            62
39 Angelica Pereira De Castro (Bra)                     59
40 Verˇnica Miranda (Chi)                               55
41 Lisa Myklak (USA)                                    55
42 Michaela Thaler (Ita) Arb÷ Rsp Downhill Racing       55
43 Jacqueline Harmony (USA)                             52
44 Joanna Petterson (USA)                               46
45 Karen Ballentine (GBr)                               43
46 Emily Johnston (USA)                                 40
47 Katrina Strand (Can)                                 40
48 Mireia Bosca Ballester (Spa)                         40
49 Leana Gerrard (USA)                                  37
50 Silja Stadler (Swi)                                  37
51 Victoria Hernandez Molinas (Spa)                     34
52 Mylene Fortier (Can)                                 32
53 Zsofia Koczka (Hun)                                  30
54 Celine Spicher (Swi)                                 28
55 Jules Coventry (GBr)                                 28