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MTB World Cup DH #2 - CDM

La Bresse, France, May 9-10, 2009

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  • Race 1 - May 9: Downhill qualifying
  • Race 2 - May 10: Elite women downhill
  • Race 3 - May 10: Elite men downhill

Moseley & Minnaar to try for another World Cup win in La Bresse

By Sue George

Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate)
Photo ©: Rob Jones
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After a month off the World Cup circuit, the world's best downhillers will return to action for round two on May 9-10. Located in the Vosges Mountains, La Bresse, France, which has previously hosted the French Cup, will be the venue for this weekend's downhill-only event - the first downhill round in Europe for 2009.

The winners of the first round, held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) and Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) will return to defend their World Cup leads while also aiming for another win.

In the men's race, the South African Minnaar will be challenged by Australian Michael Hannah (GT Bicycles), Brits Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate) and World Champion Gee Atherton (Animal Commencal), Australian Samuel Hill (Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz), and New Zealand's Justin Leov (Trek World Racing) - just to name a few of the 229 men signed up.

Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing)
Photo ©: Rob Jones
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The women's field will be much smaller, with just 41 racers, but that doesn't mean Moseley won't have her work cut out for her. Frenchwomen Emmeline Ragot (Suspension Center), Sabrina Jonnier (Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles), Floriane Pugin (Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker) and fellow British racer Fionn Griffiths (Norco World Team) and American 4X World Champion Melissa Buhl (KHS) will be racing, too. In contrast, World Champion Rachel Atherton will not be competing as she awaits shoulder surgery.

The course starts off on the road at the top of Bouchaux (930m) and drops 300m to finish in the La Bresse town center after 1.3km. The track starts with a smooth first section and finishes with a rocky section

Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday and finals will happen on Sunday.

Start list

Elite men

1 Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate                                
2 Michael Hannah (Aus) GT Bicycles                                       
3 Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate                                  
4 Samuel Hill (Aus) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz              
5 Gee Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal                                    
6 Justin Leov (NZl) Trek World Racing                                    
8 Cameron Cole (NZl) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles                 
9 Marc Beaumont (GBr) GT Bicycles                                        
10 Julien Camellini (Fra) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense                  
11 Andrew Neethling (RSA) Trek World Racing                              
12 Nathan Rennie (Aus) Kenda Morewood                                    
13 Duncan Riffle (USA) Duncan Riffle Racing                              
14 Dan Atherton (GBr) Animal Commencal                                   
15 Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra)                                            
16 Fabien Cousinie (Fra)                                                 
17 Ivan Oulego Moreno (Spa) Massi                                        
18 Florent Payet (Fra) Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team                     
20 Bernat Guardia Pascual (Spa) Massi                                    
21 David Vazquez Lopez (Spa) Lapierre Powered By Saab Salomon            
22 Cédric Gracia (Fra)                                                   
23 Filip Polc (Svk) MS Evil Racing                                       
24 Steve Smith (Can) MS Evil Racing                                      
26 Mickael Pascal (Fra) MSC Bikes                                        
27 Pasqual Canals Flix (Spa) XMS-Devinci World Cup Team                  
28 Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense                
29 Damien Spagnolo (Fra) Subaru Mountain Bike Pro Team                   
30 Wyn Masters (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team                   
32 Nick Beer (Swi) Scott 11                                              
33 Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz      
34 Joris Bigoni (Fra)                                                    
35 Thibaut Ruffin (Fra)                                                  
36 Bradley Benedict (USA) Duncan Riffle Racing                           
37 Thomas Braithwaite (GBr)                                              
38 Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Solid Aclass Factory Team                
39 Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate                             
40 Sam Dale (GBr)                                                        
41 Aari Barrett° (NZl) Scott 11                                          
42 Robin Wallner (Swe)                                                   
44 Rémi Thirion (Fra) Team Sunn                                          
45 Mitchell Delfs (Aus) Kenda Morewood                                   
46 Will Rischbieth (Aus)                                                 
47 Jared Rando (Aus) Giant Mountain Bike Team                            
48 Dennis Dertell (Swe)                                                  
49 Nicolas Ortiz (Fra)                                                   
50 Joseph Smith (GBr) Kona                                               
51 Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense                  
52 Chris Kovarik (Aus) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense                     
53 Neil Donoghue (GBr)                                                   
54 Rowan Sorrell (GBr)                                                   
55 Dan Stanbridge (GBr)                                                  
56 Marco Bugnone (Ita) Argentina Bike Gravity Team                       
57 Claudio Cozzi (Ita) Dytech DH                                         
58 Tom Deacon (GBr) 2Stagefactory                                        
59 Danny Hart° (GBr) Lapierre Powered By Saab Salomon                    
60 Dominik Gspan (Swi)                                                   
61 Adam Brayton (GBr) Just Reid Race Team                                
62 Ryan Condrashoff (USA) X-Fusion-Intense                               
63 Joshua Button (Aus)                                                   
64 Luke Strobel (USA) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles                
65 Marco Milivinti (Ita) Dytech DH                                       
66 Lorenzo Suding (Ita) Dytech DH                                        
69 Scott Mears (GBr)                                                     
71 Laurie Dinham° (Aus) Suspension Center                                
76 Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo (Spa) XMS-Devinci World Cup Team             
77 Emyr Davies (GBr)                                                     
79 Daniel Critchlow (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense                  
80 Kevin Aiello° (USA) GT Bicycles                                       
81 Fabien Pedemanaud (Fra) Scott 11                                      
82 Ben Cathro (GBr)                                                      
83 Marcus Klausmann (Ger) Ghost A.T.G. Pro Team                          
84 Samuel Zbinden (Swi)                                                  
85 Markus Pekoll (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team                         
86 Adam Vagner (Cze)                                                     
87 Bryn Atkinson (Aus)                                                   
88 Kieran Bennett (NZl) X-Fusion-Intense                                 
89 Matti Lehikoinen (Fin) MS Evil Racing                                 
90 Nathan Rankin (NZl) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker                        
91 Lars Peyer (Swi) Suspension Center                                    
92 Toni Berg (Fin)                                                       
93 Mathias Haas (Aut)                                                    
94 Ben Reid (Irl) Just Reid Race Team                                    
95 Cody Warren (USA) Specialized Team America                            
96 Vlastimil Hyncica (Cze)                                               
97 Martin Frei (Swi)                                                     
98 Curtis Keene (USA)                                                    
99 Espen Johnsen (Nor) Norwegian National Team                           
100 Aki Färm (Fin) Finnish National Team                                 
101 Jan Cestnik (Slo) Slovenian National Team                            
102 Joe Barnes (GBr)                                                     
103 Herman Olund (Swe)                                                   
104 Frank Schneider (Ger)                                                
105 Kyle Strait (USA) Specialized Team America                           
106 Rhys Willemse° (Aus)                                                 
107 Maxime Remy (Fra) Suspension Center                                  
108 Matej Charvat (Cze)                                                  
109 Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team                       
110 Mathieu Troquier (Fra) Solid Aclass Factory Team                     
111 Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) Team Sunn                                        
112 Simon Charvat (Cze)                                                  
113 Erik Kallstrom (Swe)                                                 
114 Cesar Rojo (Spa)                                                     
115 Marco Fidalgo (Por)                                                  
116 Carlo Gambirasio (Ita) Surfing Shop                                  
117 Shaun O'connor° (Aus) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker                     
118 Benny Strasser (Ger)                                                 
119 Ralph Jones (GBr)                                                    
120 Renato Ventura (Por)                                                 
121 Erik Irmisch (Ger)                                                   
122 Mario Sieder (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team                         
123 Georg Sieder (Aut) Solid Aclass Factory Team                         
124 Robert Smith (GBr)                                                   
125 Billy Caroli (Swi)                                                   
126 Romain Paulhan (Fra)                                                 
127 Antoine Badouard (Fra)                                               
128 David Smith (GBr)                                                    
129 Ivan Brajkovic (Cro) Mammoth Racing Team                             
130 Tamryn Murrell° (Aus)                                                
131 Raffael Maltrovsky (Aut)                                             
132 Martin Mikulenka (Cze)                                               
133 David Eme (Fra)                                                      
134 Jan Savr (Cze)                                                       
135 Loïc Delteil (Fra)                                                   
136 Rudiger Jahnel (Aut)                                                 
137 Brook Macdonald° (NZl) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team             
138 Tobias Sieber (Ger)                                                  
139 Yannick Colomb (Fra)                                                 
140 Davide Michelis (Ita) Surfing Shop                                   
141 Zan Jurca (Slo) Slovenian National Team                              
142 Matthew Scoles (NZl)                                                 
143 Jamie Mccullough (Irl)                                               
144 Camille Blanchard° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                             
145 Mathieu Gallean (Fra) Team Sunn                                      
146 Esteban Deronzier (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz 74                           
147 Sébastien Muller (Swi)                                               
148 Will Longden (GBr)                                                   
149 Scott Beaumont (GBr) Rocky Mountain UK                               
150 Fergus Lamb (GBr)                                                    
151 Arnaud Delente (Fra)                                                 
152 Jordi Bago (Spa)                                                     
153 James Stock (GBr)                                                    
154 Vedran Kaldi (Cro) Mammoth Racing Team                               
155 Liam Mason (GBr)                                                     
156 Rémy Charrier (Fra) Team Sunn                                        
157 Ivan Oziol° (Fra) ---                                                
158 Mario Hohnjec (Cro) Mammoth Racing Team                              
159 Martin Hanak° (Cze)                                                  
160 Olivier Nicole (Fra) French National Team                            
161 Elias Somvi (Ita)                                                    
162 Samuele Aicardi (Ita) In Corpore Sano-Gravity Globe-Covre Team       
163 Alastair Wilson° (GBr)                                               
164 Kevin Mollard° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                 
165 Ondrej Barta (Cze) Czech National Team                               
166 Felix Beckeman° (Swe) Swedish National Team                          
167 Niklas Wallner (Swe) Swedish National Team                           
168 Nicolas Gspan (Swi) Swiss National Team                              
169 Tim Hammar (Swe) Swedish National Team                               
170 Gareth Brewin° (GBr) British National Team                           
171 Clément Benoit° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                
172 Ewan Doherty (Irl) Irish National Team                               
173 Roman Roschi (Swi) Swiss National Team                               
174 Richard Thomas (GBr) British National Team                           
175 Anssi Rajala (Fin) Finnish National Team                             
176 Félix Groizard° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                
177 Robin Hagen° (Swi) Scott 11                                          
178 Bernard Kerr° (GBr) British National Team                            
179 Martin Mitvalsky° (Cze) Czech National Team                          
180 Albert Barilaro Caparros (And) Andorran National Team                
181 Sergey Maltsev (Rus) Russian National Team                           
182 Ricard Ferreira Campos (And) Andorran National Team                  
183 Rene Schmidt (Ger) German National Team                              
184 Alexander Kangas (Swe) Swedish National Team                         
185 Patrick Thome° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                 
186 Harry Heath° (GBr) British National Team                             
187 Dave Goris (Bel) Belgian National Team                               
188 Janick Lieberherr (Swi) Swiss National Team                          
189 Alex Prochazka° (Can) Canadian National Team                         
190 Maximilian Bender (Ger) German National Team                         
191 Quentin Derbier (Fra) French National Team                           
192 Gernot Ruppert (Ger) German National Team                            
193 Bertrand Gilles° (Bel) Belgian National Team                         
194 Kristof Lenssens (Bel) Belgian National Team                         
195 Erik Kimmel° (Cze) Czech National Team                               
196 Kristjan Vrecek (Slo) Slovenian National Team                        
197 David Schmied (Ger) German National Team                             
198 Jonas Simon° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                   
199 Daniel Gottschall (Ger) German National Team                         
200 Thibaud Radermecker (Bel) Belgian National Team                      
201 Markus Olkkonen (Fin) Finnish National Team                          
202 Edijs Pauls (Lat) Latvian National Team                              
203 Florian Wilhelm° (Aut) Austrian National Team                        
204 Bastien Andreu° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                
205 Fabien Bois° (Fra) Team Scott Valloire Galibier                      
206 Kevin Rivera° (Fra) French National Team                             
207 Massimo Cappanera° (Ita) In Corpore Sano-Gravity Globe-Covre Team    
208 Kevin Bessi° (Fra) French National Team                              
209 Fabian Fader° (Ger) German National Team                             
210 Fredrik Hansson (Swe) Swedish National Team                          
211 Martin Slovak° (Cze) Czech National Team                             
212 Quentin Jacquet° (Fra) French National Team                          
213 Javier Guijarro Villacieros° (Spa) XMS-Devinci World Cup Team        
214 Miika Lehtinen° (Fin) Finnish National Team                          
215 Leon Prelogovic° (Cro) Mammoth Racing Team                           
216 Hayden Lee (NZl) New Zealand National Team                           
217 Francesco Petrucci° (Ita) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team          
218 Lutz Weber° (Swi) Swiss National Team                                
219 Harry Molloy° (GBr) British National Team                            
220 Quentin Geynet° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                
221 Arthur Racaud° (Fra) Team Sport Bike                                 
222 David Pala° (Cze) Czech National Team                                
223 Vadim Savelyev (Rus) Russian National Team                           
224 Florian Arthus° (Fra) French National Team                           
225 Alex Powell° (GBr) 2Stagefactory                                     
226 Kim Petersson° (Swe) Swedish National Team                           
227 Anton Rumyantsev (Rus) Russian National Team                         
228 Mattia Arduino (Ita) Argentina Bike Gravity Team                     
229 Arran Gannicott° (GBr) British National Team                         

Elite women

1 Tracy Moseley (GBr) Trek World Racing                                  
2 Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Suspension Center                                 
3 Sabrina Jonnier (Fra) Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain Bicycles              
4 Fionn Griffiths (GBr) Norco World Team                                 
6 Floriane Pugin (Fra) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker                        
7 Melissa Buhl (USA)                                                     
8 Myriam Nicole (Fra)                                                    
9 Joanna Petterson (RSA)                                                 
10 Emilie Siegenthaler (Swi) Scott 11                                    
11 Helen Gaskell (GBr)                                                   
12 Sarah Newman (GBr)                                                    
14 Helene Valerie Fruhwirth (Aut)                                        
15 Elisa Canepa (Ita) Iron Horse-Kenda-Playbiker                         
21 Anita Molcik (Aut)                                                    
22 Petra Bernhard (Aut) Ancillotti Doganaccia Racing Team                
23 Diana Marggraff (Ecu)                                                 
24 Céline Gros (Fra) Morzine-Avoriaz 74                                  
25 Micayla Gatto (Can)                                                   
26 Katy Curd (GBr)                                                       
27 Danice Uyesugi (Can)                                                  
28 Harriet Rucknagel (Ger)                                               
29 Sandra Rubesam (Ger)                                                  
30 Antje Kramer (Ger)                                                    
31 Miranda Miller (Can)                                                  
32 Caroline Sax (Fra)                                                    
33 Jessica Stone (GBr) 2Stagefactory                                     
34 Sophie Borderes (Fra)                                                 
35 Mélanie Pugin (Fra) Team Vario Racing                                 
36 Leoni-Caro. Dickerhoff° (Ger)                                         
37 Carole Armanet (Fra)                                                  
38 Harriet Latchem (GBr) British National Team                           
39 Elfriede Lehmann (Ger) German National Team                           
40 Monet Adams° (GBr) British National Team                              
41 Fanny Lombard° (Fra) French National Team