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South Island Downhill Cup #1- NE

Dunedin, New Zealand, January 30-31, 2009

2008 Results   Results    

Cole and Ragot win South Island Downhill opener

Leov's final run ruined by flat tire

Cameron Cole and Emmeline Ragot won the elite men's and women's downhill at the first round of the New Zealand South Island Downhill Cup in Dunedin.

Justin Leov kicked off the action by setting a time in seeding that proved to be the fastest among those racing both the seeding and the finals. His quick seeding run made him the favorite going into the finals, but a flat tire during his final run ended any chances of visiting the podium.

Cole raced with consistent speed and claimed the men's win with Oceania Champion Kieran Bennett only three one-hundredths of a second behind James Dodds, who continued his fine run of form, crashing over the finish line to come in third.

Frenchwoman Ragot again took first place in the women's race. She missed the last round in Levin as she opted to compete last weekend in the Australian National Championships in Canberra. Harriet Harper finished second and enjoyed racing against a larger field than in the previous round, in which several of her competitors were injured and unable to race. Another international rider Harriet Ruecknagel from Germany added to the competition and placed third.

The Signal Hill race track had several jumps and drops as well as plenty of rock sections for riders to manoeuvre.

Wide Open rider Matt Scoles who placed fifth in the elite men's category said it was his favourite track in the series so far. "It was a sick course, especially the fast section down the bottom and the rocks were a good challenge," said Scoles to BikeNZ.

Local rider Scott Nicholson, who raced in the senior men's category said, "It was cool to race on a local track, it was an intense competition and I loved the course especially the new rebuilt section."

Race Organiser Gareth Hargreaves was pleased with the turnout and high level of competition amongst the riders and was happy they enjoyed the track. "It was wicked to host a race in Dunedin, especially because the riders raved on about the course. We were very lucky with the weather because the conditions would have changed the condition of the course rapidly."

This was the first race in the series of three for the South Island with the following two rounds being held in Queenstown and Blenheim.

Results

Elite men

1 Cameron Cole                    2.46.21
2 Kieran Bennett                  0.00.03
3 James Dodds                     0.02.82
4 Danny Hart                      0.03.05
5 Matt Scoles                     0.03.30
6 Brook MacDonald                 0.03.31
7 Wyn Masters                     0.03.38
8 Edward Masters                  0.04.62
9 James Vazquez                   0.04.63
10 Hayden McGregor                0.04.85
11 Reuben Miller                  0.06.76
12 Gary Forrest                   0.07.43
13 Fergus Lamb                    0.07.44
14 Tim Mackersy                   0.07.52
15 Hayden Lee                     0.09.56
16 James Rennie                   0.10.27
17 Troy Murdoch                   0.11.54
18 Ben Cathro                     0.12.86
19 Benjamin Herold                0.17.52
20 Rick Balbierer                 0.23.86
21 Justin Leov                    0.34.35
22 Scott Bedford                  1.27.72
DNS Tom Rodgers                          
 
Elite women

1 Emmeline Ragot                  3.10.46
2 Harriet Harper                  0.13.87
3 Harriet Ruecknagel              0.26.35
4 Rita Langley                    1.06.10
DNS Dawn Daley-Coers                     
DNS Scarlett Hagen                       
 
Under 19 men

1 George Brannigan                2.53.05
2 Richard Leacock                 0.01.43
3 Jimmy Wilson                    0.03.83
4 Tom Matthews                    0.06.68
5 Daniel Heads                    0.06.70
6 Ethan Helliwell                 0.07.62
7 Cam Johnson                            
8 Rupert Chapman                  0.07.93
9 Nick McConachie                 0.08.28
10 James Hoggan                   0.09.00
11 Andy Sergeant                  0.11.12
12 Freddie King                   0.11.25
13 Senn William Steel             0.11.51
14 Leighton Kirk                  0.11.92
15 Lawrence McBreen-Smith         0.12.29
16 Will Kemp                      0.15.92
17 Kieran Thompson                0.17.78
18 Josh Miller                    0.17.80
19 Matt Burns                     0.18.38
20 Liam Moynihan                  0.18.89
21 Alex Grogan                    0.20.57
22 Ash Sergeant                   0.20.69
23 Lachlan Cruickshank            0.24.70
24 Nick Palmer                    0.29.48
25 Oscar Tatom                    0.31.57
26 Mike Wells                     0.32.04
27 Josh Barnard                   0.38.27
28 Croydon Everse                 0.39.68
29 Nick Taylor                    0.41.64
30 Michael McKee                  0.53.61
31 Angus McKenzie                 1.23.76
DNS Jamie Dylan Lyall                    
DNS Jed Rooney                           
DNS Max Carter-Smith                     
DNS Vaughan Woolhouse                    
 
Under 17 men

1 Ricky Hamilton                  3.02.38
2 Daniel Franks                   0.03.22
3 Reuben Olorenshaw               0.04.34
4 Nick Bygate                     0.05.68
5 Rasmus Tonder                   0.10.78
6 Jackson Carter-Smith            0.11.33
7 Hunter Jenkinson                0.14.74
8 Kurt McAlevey                   0.18.02
9 Richard Wilson                  0.19.82
10 Dan McCombie                   0.21.20
11 Warrick Trompetter             0.21.67
12 Harry Ness                     0.23.27
13 Cody Rees                      0.24.66
14 William Parata                 0.27.81
15 Joseph Tane                    0.28.10
16 Cory Prutton                   0.29.19
17 Cameron Flick                  0.31.92
18 Mitchell Scammell              0.32.42
19 Jack Rouse                     0.38.14
20 Troy Stewart                   0.59.90
21 Harvey Whelan                  1.26.04
DNF Mat Prior                            
DNS Blair Kinraid                        
DNS Dan Treweru                          
 
Senior men

1 Jeff Hunter                     2.59.34
2 Antony Jackson                  0.00.96
3 James McConachie                0.01.85
4 Jimmy Pollard                   0.02.12
5 Joseph Nation                   0.03.15
6 Simon Smith                     0.03.69
7 Antony Snodgrass                0.03.94
8 Braedan Trompetter              0.05.64
9 David Balderston                0.06.97
10 Hayden McKay                   0.07.24
11 James Fagan                    0.10.21
12 Graeme Adriaens                0.10.35
13 Tom Oskam                      0.10.96
14 David Du Plessis               0.12.46
15 Boyd Grinstead                 0.14.05
16 Sean Kennedy                   0.14.14
17 Andrew Peck                    0.15.96
18 Steven Pattle                  0.19.03
19 Jeremy Jones                   0.21.95
20 Jonathan Skinner               0.27.14
21 Neil Ellerbrook                0.28.47
22 Scott Nicholson                0.31.34
23 Mark Penrice                   0.36.79
24 Adrian Loo                     1.18.17
DNF Jason Devine                         
DNF Luke Murdoch                         
DNS Jono Church                          
DNS Samuel Perry                         
DNS Shane Sievers                        
DNS Zac Williams                         
DNS Conor MacFarlane                     
 
Master 1 men

1 Jeremy Fourlong                 3.06.93
2 Nicholas Sutcliffe              0.03.58
3 Tim Ceci                        0.06.93
4 Cameron Bisset                  0.08.60
5 Ryan O'Connell                  0.09.78
6 Teruaki Takahashi               0.12.35
7 David English                   0.23.19
8 Eddie Cuthers                   0.29.88
9 Kevin English                   0.33.56
10 Kurt Wilson                    0.36.94
DNS Richard Mullins                      
 
Master 2 men
1 Murray Stark                    3.51.97
 
Hardtail men

1 Cameron Kay                     3.20.03
2 Tim Adams                       0.11.50
3 Leo Calcasola                   0.20.19
4 Robert Whelan                   0.47.47
 
Open women

1 Madeline Taylor                 3.48.68
2 Dominique Doyan                 0.11.51
3 Amanda Pearce                   0.22.52
 
Under 15 men

1 Harry Chapman                   3.19.72
2 Tom Burns                       0.01.58
3 Josh McCombie                   0.07.18
4 Logan Ness                      0.17.83
5 Andy Wilson                     0.26.04
6 Morgan Taylor                   0.26.56
7 Michael Franks                  0.32.50
8 Nick Elliott                    0.45.39
 
Sweeper

1 Jamie Lyall                     4.24.80
 
Fastest men's runs

1 Justin Leov (elite men)         2.46.14
2 Cameron Cole (elite men)        0.00.07
3 Ben Cathro (elite men)          0.00.10
4 Kieran Bennett (elite men)      0.00.10
5 James Dodds (elite men)         0.02.89
6 Wyn Masters (elite men)         0.03.10
7 Danny Hart (elite men)          0.03.12
8 Matt Scoles (elite men)         0.03.37
 
Fastest women's runs

1 Emmeline Ragot (elite women)    3.10.46
2 Harriet Harper (elite women)    0.13.87
3 Harriet Ruecknagel (elite women)0.26.01