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UCI World Cup DH, Vallnord, Andorra

UCI World Cup DH, Vallnord, Andorra

The Athertons totally kicked ass at this weekend's UCI World Cup from the Vallnord bike park in Andorra. Dan won 4X with Rach and Gee taking the respective DH titles.
Thanks to Freecaster a wet afternoon wash-out in the UK turned into an exciting one with the laptop and a pint of tea, watching the action from Andorra.

Unfortunately the live satellite feed went down in the final moments. Viewers were left hanging with Sam Hill in the hot seat and Gee, the fastest qualifier, the only remaining rider on track. Nail biting stuff.

The Freecaster crew have worked hard and updated the feed to show Gee's complete winning run. Inspiring stuff, Gee rails the top section only +0.33 down at the second split before pulling it back on the bottom section to take the win. Watch the full run below:




Gee Atherton piloted his '09 Commencal to take the win from Sam Hill. Greg Minnaar in 3rd and Peaty 4th.

1 4 ATHERTON Gee GBR ANIMAL COMMENCAL 2:35.35
2 1 HILL Samuel AUS MONSTER ENERGY / IRON HORSE 2:35.66
3 27 MINNAAR Greg RSA SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE 2:36.73
4 3 PEAT Steve GBR SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE 2:37.49

Full results are on the UCI website.

Following Dan Atherton's win on Saturday in the 4X and Rachael's 8 second win over Sabrina Jonier in the women's DH, Gee's result put an Atherton on top of 3 of the 4 podiums from the weekend!

The Athertons are certainlly putting Commencal firmly on the map - in their home country too! There's no doubt one happy family in CG's bar tonight!

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