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Results and Reports for July 13-19, 2002


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Bray GP




Bray Festival Downhill

July 14, 2002

UK Riders Dominate in Bray

by Shane Stokes

Lured by the UCI points on offer riders from the United Kingdom today dominated the Bray Festival Downhill race The visitors recorded eight of the ten fastest times with just Glyn O’Brien (Sombrio) and Jamie Popham of the Fiat LCV Racing team succeeding in taking world ranking points

O’Brien recorded a time of 2 minutes 17 seconds to finish third in the elite event three seconds off the winning time while 16 year old Popham performed beyond his years to dominate the junior contest and record the fourth fastest descent of the day a fine time of 2 minutes and 18 seconds.


1 K Hargreaves (Cruz)            2.14
2 J Hughes (Leisure Lakes)       0.01
3 G O’Brien (Sombrio)            0.03
1 C Marshall (Ancillotti)        2.21
2 C Williams (Leisure Lakes)     0.07
3 P Smail                        0.08
1 R Atherton (BN3)               3.06
2 J Mart (Giant UK) 
3 P Wiltshire (BN3)
1 J Ward (Plush)                 2.35
2 M Dickson  
3 C Young 
1 Peter Popham (Fiat LCV Racing) 3.12
2 T Clogher (TC Racing) 
3 D Cowan 
1 Jamie Popham (Fiat LCV Racing) 
2 S Jenkinson 
3 C Bradley (Bray Downhill) 
Under 16 
1 T Frith (BN3)                  2.36
2 M Nugent  
3 G O’Keefe (Munster DH) 
Under 14 
1 N Wolfe 
2 D Wolfe 
3 N Byrne