Gwinn and Atherton dominate in Val di Sole

The USA’s Aaron Gwin and Britain’s Rachel Atherton blew their competitors away with runs that put them 7 and 4 seconds respectively ahead of the opposition.

On a course as rough and rooty as they come, Gwin’s lead was remarkable, pushing Greg Minnaar (RSA) and Gee Atherton (GBR) into second and third, with Marc Beaumont 4th and Danny Hart 6th.

Rachel celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee by pushing 4 French riders off the top step of the podium.

All roads from northern Italy now lead to northern Scotland as the rigs, vans, trucks and buses start the long haul across Europe to Fort William. Will this be Aaron’s first win on the Aonach Mor course?

Get yourself to Fort William to find out.

Val di Sole (ITA) Downhill Men

1 Aaron GWIN USA 25 3:10.57
2 Greg MINNAAR RSA 31 3:18.42
3 Gee ATHERTON GBR 27 3:18.97
4 Marc BEAUMONT GBR 28 3:19.51
5 Cameron COLE NZL 24 3:20.32
6 Danny HART GBR 21 3:20.89
13 Bernard KERR GBR 21 3:23.21
14 Steve PEAT GBR 38 3:23.25


Val di Sole (ITA) Downhill Women

1 Rachel ATHERTON GBR 25 3:49.43
2 Myriam NICOLE FRA 22 3:53.92
3 Emmeline RAGOT FRA 26 3:57.51
4 Floriane PUGIN FRA 23 4:04.88