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North Island Downhill Cup #1- NE

Rotorua, New Zealand, January 3-4, 2009

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Europeans win New Zealand downhill cup opener

It was a European affair at the first round of the 2009 Raboplus New Zealand North Island Downhill Cup in Rotorua. Ben Lathrow from England won the elite men's category whilst France's Emmeline Ragot won the elite women's race.

Race Organiser Dave Hamilton was pleased to see a good mix of international contingents as well as a lot of local competitors. "It is great to see a good international flavour alongside the many local riders in the race," he said of the 202 riders pinning it down a track in the Whakarewarewa Forest.

The sun turned up the heat on what would otherwise have been an incredibly muddy track after the previous day's intermittent heavy rain. The track was still sticky and changed throughout the day, making riders concentrate on their run to stay on track.

With a time of 3:30.08, Cathro defeated Cameron Cole by a tenth of a second and Aari Barret by just under one second. Local rider James Dodds finished fourth and was pleased with the number of spectators. "Spectators make it that much more exciting for the racers, and I highly encourage anyone who will be in Rotorua for the next round to come along and see what it's all about," said Dodds.

Frenchwoman Emmeline Ragot, racing for the first time in the series, enjoyed her runs and won by a comfortable 7.35 seconds over Gabrielle Molloy. "The track was great, with good technical sections, and I didn't mind the mud at all because I enjoy racing in these conditions," she said. Harriet Harper finished third.

Hamilton predicted that the next race in the series, also to be held in Rotorua, would have an even faster course.

The next round of the North Island Downhill Cup series will return to Whakarewarewa Forest on January 16-17.

Results

Elite men

1 Ben Cathro                 3.30.08
2 Cameron Cole               0.00.10
3 Aari Barrett               0.00.93
4 James Dodds                0.01.73
5 Glenn Haden                0.01.82
6 Joe Barnes                 0.02.26
7 Matt Scoles                0.02.79
8 Brook MacDonald            0.04.64
9 Gary Forrest               0.04.90
10 Hayden Lee                0.05.26
11 Craig Pattle              0.07.04
12 Matthew Walker            0.07.35
13 Daniel Sims               0.07.54
14 Daniel Meilink            0.12.03
15 Mads Weidemann            0.13.69
16 Scott Bedford             0.13.83
17 Daniel Aitkin             0.14.09
18 Sam Reed                  0.14.80
19 Michael Langford          0.18.91
20 Adam King                 0.21.36
21 James Rennie              0.27.56
22 Michael Davis             2.46.12
DNF Edward Masters                  
DNF Hayden McGregor                 
DNF Wyn Masters                     
DNS Tom Rodgers                     
 
Elite women

1 Emmeline Ragot             3.57.10
2 Gabrielle Molloy           0.07.35
3 Harriet Harper             0.15.48
4 Rita Langley               0.58.31
DNS Amy Laird                       
 
Junior men

1 Vaughan Peter Woolhouse    3.39.04
2 Campbell Robertson         0.03.80
3 Daniel Heads               0.07.33
4 George Brannigan           0.07.95
5 Jamie Dylan Lyall          0.09.87
6 Bryn Dickerson             0.10.74
7 Richard Leacock            0.12.67
8 Michael Dodds              0.13.99
9 Tom Matthews               0.15.00
10 Jonathon Andrew           0.18.43
11 Dominic Stulen            0.18.80
12 Chris Scott               0.18.99
13 Ben Tyas                  0.22.71
14 Nick Mead                 0.22.91
15 Liam Moynihan             0.25.30
16 Ryan Lewis                0.25.53
17 Dannel Kamp               0.28.07
18 Jared Quinn               0.33.12
19 Tom Beaton                0.35.56
20 Brandon Lumsden           0.35.70
21 Scott Taylor              0.36.46
22 Olly Le Maitre            0.37.11
23 James Thomas              0.37.74
24 Jacob Brown               0.37.83
25 Lucas Jackson             0.37.92
26 Rhys Dunn                 0.38.08
27 Adin Johnson              0.39.60
28 Tourley Munro             0.43.12
29 Jordon Lethbridge         0.44.98
30 Dayne Scott               1.39.95
DNS Paul Hammer                     
DNS Asher Ellery                    
DNS Elliot Smith                    
DNS Jake Dikstaal                   
DNS Jake Davis                      
DNS Henry D'Arth                    
DNS James Morpeth                   
DNS Tyler Perrin                    
DNS Freddie King                    
DNS Sam Baker                       
 
U17 men

1 Louis Hamilton             3.40.47
2 Jay Barrett                0.08.64
3 Jake Robinson              0.15.16
4 Reuben Olorenshaw          0.18.01
5 Kurt McDonald              0.18.48
6 Nick Bygate                0.20.47
7 Tom Rose                   0.20.86
8 Daneil Matthews            0.21.99
9 James Coutts               0.26.60
10 Harrison Redshaw          0.27.50
11 Brandon Ransfield         0.28.42
12 Simon Barratt             0.30.67
13 Corey Penney              0.33.06
14 Tyler Kirk                0.34.55
15 Desmond Jones             0.36.67
16 Bradley Mace              0.44.12
17 Campbell Mercer           0.44.22
18 Klaus Rieter              0.44.57
19 Thomas Jenkins            0.45.01
20 Jeremy Compton            0.45.87
21 Sam Green                 0.46.38
22 Brad Sheety               0.47.73
23 Russell Grant-How         0.51.06
24 Daniel Jolly              0.52.63
25 Jono Francsis             0.58.32
26 Michael Griffin           1.02.21
27 Luke Wheeler              1.05.93
28 Jackson Hine              1.06.31
29 Ryan Hunt                 1.08.55
30 Luke Weston               1.28.82
31 Austin Chambers           1.33.59
32 Jordan Bunyan             1.47.27
33 Jason Todd                2.03.04
34 Anton Middendorf          2.03.62
DNS Riley Jones                     
DNS Sam Croft                       
DNS Charlie Hill                    
DNS Jarrod Anderson                 
DNS Ryan Jones                      
DNS Rogan Young                     
 
Senior men

1 Desmond Curry              3.36.33
2 Byron Scott                0.06.66
3 Evan Thomas                0.07.81
4 Antony Snodgrass           0.08.11
5 David Balderstone          0.09.62
6 Kurt Lancaster             0.10.68
7 Ben Rodgers                0.10.77
8 Steven Pattle              0.11.73
9 Scott Mcgregor             0.16.17
10 Jeff Hunter               0.16.73
11 James Baron               0.17.68
12 Jayden Harris             0.19.54
13 Tom Winwood               0.20.69
14 Thomas Sinclair           0.21.70
15 Andrew Sherratt           0.23.05
16 Oliver Knight             0.24.27
17 Kai Crow                  0.24.31
18 Michael Scott             0.24.55
19 Craig McGinnity           0.25.24
20 Jarrod Bang               0.31.34
21 Cameron Bisset            0.31.78
22 Anthony Gunter            0.32.97
23 Jonathan Skinner          0.36.41
24 David Sibley              0.38.00
25 Jason Connor              0.39.12
26 Carl Edmondson            0.39.36
27 Kevin Warner              0.42.92
28 Tim Warner                0.43.63
29 Henry Hunt                0.47.85
30 Matthew Stulen            0.50.37
31 Shanan Whitlock           0.51.49
32 Luke De Jager             0.53.27
33 Shaun Hodges              1.05.05
34 Jamie Bissell             1.07.18
35 Chris Vanderkolk          1.12.07
36 Greg Turner               1.22.01
37 David Francsis            1.57.57
38 Lester Perry              3.19.37
DNS Benjamin Kemp                   
DNS Jacob Clark                     
DNS Jason Connor                    
DNS Mathew Mcgovern                 
DNS Boyd Grinstead                  
 
Master 1 men

1 Mike Metz                  3.44.86
2 Derek Winwood              0.18.37
3 Christian Meuli            0.21.44
4 Jarred Taylor              0.25.23
5 Rob Smail                  0.26.06
6 Matthew Vircavs            0.43.49
7 Kevin English              0.52.23
8 Mike Green                 1.16.57
9 Glenn Milne                1.54.78
DNS Simon Chittick                  
DNS Brian Tindall                   
DNS Stefan Bennett                  
 
Master 2 men

1 Dave Hamilton              4.00.57
2 Luke Simmons               0.30.68
3 Graeme Hunt                0.55.10
4 Vince Langford             2.23.21
 
Hardtail men

1 Mike Skinner               4.16.88
2 Jerym Soames               0.07.77
3 Isaac Kennard              0.16.48
4 Ricky Clift                0.31.25
5 Tim Adams                  0.37.85
6 Leo Calcasola              1.04.66
7 Mitch Thomas               1.08.39
8 Brad Coutts                1.15.02
9 Regan Bang                 3.45.15
 
Novice boys

1 Kurt Summerfield           4.02.60
2 Jacques Vosloo             0.03.39
3 Leo Sandler                0.08.09
4 Lawrence Cawte             0.08.58
5 Connor Hamilton            0.27.92
6 Jameie Rosiner             0.57.08
7 Morgan Taylor              1.02.41
8 Cam Barrett                1.18.65
9 Tom Brian                  1.22.10
10 Morgan Walker             2.32.94
11 Nicholas Goodson          2.44.50
12 Matthew Goodson           4.19.16
 
Open women

1 Madeline Taylor            4.44.79
2 Sophie Tyas                0.06.94
3 Sophiemarie Bethell        0.07.64
4 Veronique Sandler          0.11.52
5 Alice Kevern               0.12.30
6 Sarah Atkin                0.21.28
7 Baylee Jackson             0.53.14
8 Kaytee Campbell            1.15.16
9 Chelsea Munro              5.10.69