BDS sets the scene for World Cup action

Gee AthertonGee Atherton – looking to repeat his BDS win at Fort William. Photo by: Gary Williamson

This weekend sees a high quality field, stacked high with World Cup riders, taking part in the 2nd Saracen British Downhill Series race at Fort William.

The first round was held at the other end of the country in Combe Sydenham where downpours created a bit of a mud-fest but with the usual ultra-competitive racing in all categories. Gee and Rachel Atherton delivered another brother/sister victory in the Elite.

This weekend’s results will be a good indicator of the ones to watch when the Wortld Cup rolls into town on 9 June.

Saracen British Downhill Series Round 1 Combe Sydenham

Men
1 ATHERTON Gee GT Factory Racing
2 SIMMONDS Matthew Chain Reaction Cycles/Nukeproof
3 BEAUMONT Marc GT Factory Racing

Women
1 ATHERTON Rachel GT Factory Racing
2 CARPENTER Manon Madison Saracen
3 SEAGRAVE Tahnee FMD Racing/Intense