Pietermaritzburg Wc: Dh Final Results

Postby Biker4Life on Mon 13/Apr/09 9:53am

Greg Minnaar has just won the South African World Cup by 2.25 from Hannah in second, and 5.81 seconds over team mate Peat in third. So Minnaar, Hannah,Peat, Hill, Gee Atherton, Cole

Minnaar wins in the City of Choice in the Kingdom of the Zulus.

There was only ever going to be one outcome in this South African race. Minnaar was always going to win it and that’s what he did.
There was a scare early on in qualifying on Friday when Hannah posted a 3:48 to take top spot two seconds up on Minnaar, but that didn’t seem to ruffle the man from Pietermaritzburg.

Come race day New Zealander Cameron Cole, who set off 53rd, clocked a 3:53.20 which saw him sat in the hot seat for an unexpectedly long time. It wasn’t until Sam Hill crossed the line with a 3:50.18 that dislodged Cole.

Race day times were five or so seconds faster than qualifying so Hill’s time did look beatable. Next down Filip Polc had a wobble, then Leov only managed a 3:54.01. Hill in the hot seat with five riders left to go.

Gee Atherton was next out of the gate but was nearly two seconds down on Hill at the first split, a gap that he never pulled back and finished with a 3:52.01.
Steve Peat has been looking rapid all week and a big cheer went up in the crowd when the second split showed Peaty up by a nearly a second on Hill.
This was going to be close.
Peaty stopped the clock at 3:49.25 putting him in the hot seat with three to go.
Kovarik who won the SA national on this track the week before was also looking dangerous and had posted the third fastest qualifying time. But high up on the hill in the technical section he clipped a stump and went over the bars in a big way. Game over.
Peaty in the hot seat with two riders left to come down.
Minnaar had massive support from the crowd and they went ballistic when Greg crossed the second split five seconds up on Peat. Minnaar was getting the hammer down showing his supreme fitness on this demanding pedally course and crossed the line with a 3:43.44, five seconds faster than Hannah’s qualifying time. The crowd went nuts. Mick Hannah, in his first race back after a year off, couldn’t match the pace set by Minnaar and finished in second spot two seconds down on Minnaar.

The crowd then went bonkers and probably will do for a few days to come.

1. Minnaar 3:43.44
2. Hannah 3:45.69
3. Peat 3:49.25
4. Hill 3:50.18
5. Atherton 3:52.01



Tracy Moseley had been on the pace all week and her 4:29 qualifier on Friday put her nine seconds faster than second place Emmeline Ragot. With Rachel Atherton out injured and Sabrina Jonnier off the pace Moseley looked like she would dominate on the new Trek.

Race day and Sabrina put in a solid 4:28.61 only one second faster than Moseley's qualifier on a track that was running faster than Friday.
Emmeline Ragot showed she will be one to watch this year and took second spot with a 4:26.53.

Tracy was three seconds up at the first split from Ragot and by the time she crossed the line was six seconds faster with a 4:20.15.

1 Tracy Moseley 4:20.15
2 Emmeline Ragot 4:26.53
3 Sabrina Jonnier 4:28.61



1 1 MINNAAR Greg RSA19811113 SCB 3:43.44
2 88 HANNAH Michael AUS19831121 GTB 3:45.69
3 4 PEAT Steve GBR19740617 SCB 3:49.25
4 2 HILL Samuel AUS19850721 MER 3:50.18
5 3 ATHERTON Gee GBR19850226 ANC 3:52.01
6 35 COLE Cameron NZL19880203 TMR 3:53.20
7 8 LEOV Justin NZL19841020 TRK 3:54.01
8 81 GRAVES Jared AUS19821216 YET 3:54.32
9 13 BEAUMONT Marc GBR19840925 GTB 3:54.83
10 10 CAMELLINI Julien FRA19840107 CRC 3:54.95
11 7 RENNIE Nathan AUS19810531 KMT 3:55.02
12 56 RIFFLE Duncan USA19861029 DRR 3:55.29
13 14 ATHERTON Dan GBR19820125 ANC 3:55.51
14 11 NEETHLING Andrew RSA19840805 TRK 3:55.68
15 63 OULEGO MORENO Ivan ESP19760604 MAS 3:55.75
16 105 GIORDANENGO Aurélien FRA19880422 --- 3:56.16
17 26 GWIN Aaron Holmes USA19871224 YET 3:56.28
18 34 GUARDIA PASCUAL Bernat ESP19820930 MAS 3:56.54
19 49 VAZQUEZ LOPEZ David ESP19790210 LSS 3:56.64
20 29 SMITH Steve CAN19891125 MSE 3:57.20
21 18 PAYET Florent FRA19861121 SUB 3:57.54
22 93 COUSINIE Fabien FRA19860814 --- 3:57.61
23 19 PASCAL Mickael FRA19791011 MSC 3:57.78
24 30 GRACIA Cédric FRA19780323 --- 3:58.79
25 16 CANALS FLIX Pasqual ESP19840915 XMS 3:58.93
26 39 CUNNINGHAM Ruaridh GBR19890215 CRC 3:59.12
27 24 SPAGNOLO Damien FRA19850428 SUB 3:59.14
28 5 BLENKINSOP Samuel NZL19881028 YET 3:59.60
29 61 MASTERS Wyn NZL19870418 ANT 4:00.19
30 85 NEETHLING Jonty RSA19860717 --- 4:00.24
31 40 BEER Nick SUI19870917 STT 4:01.08
32 12 FAIRCLOUGH Brendan GBR19880110 MER 4:01.20
33 73 BIGONI Joris FRA19890421 --- 4:01.27
34 31 RUFFIN Thibaut FRA19841030 --- 4:01.62
35 96 BENEDICT Bradley USA19860525 DRR 4:01.72
36 78 BRAITHWAITE Thomas GBR19841228 --- 4:02.16
37 25 POLC Filip SVK19820410 MSE 4:02.19
38 64 GEORGES Pierre Charles FRA19860206 SAF 4:02.46
39 32 BRYCELAND Josh GBR19900323 SCB 4:02.48
40 46 DALE Sam GBR19900212 --- 4:02.53
41 111 BARRETT Aari ° NZL19910131 STT 4:02.93
42 71 WALLNER Robin SWE19880704 --- 4:03.27
43 86 POTGIETER Johann RSA19870106 --- 4:03.43
44 38 THIRION Rémi FRA19900423 SRS 4:03.57
45 15 DELFS Mitchell AUS19890725 KMT 4:03.76
46 67 RISCHBIETH Will AUS19891203 --- 4:04.27
47 21 RANDO Jared AUS19810622 GMT 4:04.45
48 113 DERTELL Dennis SWE19900108 --- 4:04.53
49 107 ORTIZ Nicolas FRA19830509 --- 4:04.63
50 43 SMITH Joseph GBR19900704 KON 4:05.01
51 42 SIMMONDS Matthew GBR19870520 CRC 4:05.18
52 28 DONOGHUE Neil GBR19810817 --- 4:05.24
53 103 SORRELL Rowan GBR19801022 --- 4:05.45
54 44 STANBRIDGE Dan GBR19850716 --- 4:05.90
55 87 BUGNONE Marco ITA19890813 ABG 4:05.97
56 122 COZZI Claudio ITA19870107 DDH 4:06.25
57 95 DEACON Tom GBR19860325 2SF 4:06.29
58 47 HART Danny ° GBR19910920 LSS 4:06.54
59 62 GSPAN Dominik SUI19870716 --- 4:06.61
60 55 BRAYTON Adam GBR19881019 JRR 4:06.80
61 91 CONDRASHOFF Ryan USA19860714 XFI 4:07.61
62 65 BUTTON Joshua AUS19891125 --- 4:08.72
63 37 STROBEL Luke USA19860624 TMR 4:08.85
64 82 MILIVINTI Marco ITA19851202 DDH 4:09.06
65 83 SUDING Lorenzo ITA19860315 DDH 4:10.01
66 116 VAN DER MERWE Pierre ° RSA19910823 --- 4:10.06
67 121 BENTLEY Timothy ° RSA19920723 --- 4:10.22
68 114 MEARS Scott GBR19890206 --- 4:10.36
69 97 KNIPE Louis-Bresler RSA19891221 --- 4:10.44
70 102 DINHAM Laurie ° AUS19910403 --- 4:10.67
71 90 BARNARD Gary RSA19760517 --- 4:12.16
72 104 STOW Darryn RSA19851112 --- 4:12.45
73 109 BROWN Hayden RSA19901227 --- 4:13.73
74 100 HUGHES James GBR19790814 --- 4:14.01
75 53 FERREIRO PAJUELO Antonio ESP19900103 XMS 4:14.83
76 115 DAVIES Emyr GBR19900315 --- 4:15.24
77 130 DINKELMAN Simon ° RSA19920525 --- 4:16.67
78 79 CRITCHLOW Daniel GBR19810204 CRC 4:22.52
79 125 AIELLO Kevin ° USA19910412 GTB 4:29.89
80 54 BENNETT Kieran NZL19871202 XFI 4:31.47
81 20 LEHIKOINEN Matti FIN19840419 MSE 4:31.63
82 9 KOVARIK Chris AUS19780301 CRC 6:30.14



Women
1 3 MOSELEY Tracy GBR19790412 TRK 4:20.15
2 4 RAGOT Emmeline FRA19860527 SCT 4:26.53
3 2 JONNIER Sabrina FRA19810819 TMR 4:28.61
4 6 GRIFFITHS Fionn GBR19820827 NWT 4:32.93
5 8 BUCHAR Claire CAN19780426 CRC 4:34.20
6 5 PUGIN Floriane FRA19890417 IKP 4:35.85
7 20 BUHL Melissa USA19820125 --- 4:40.90
8 10 NICOLE Myriam FRA19900208 --- 4:41.91
9 22 PETTERSON Joanna RSA19791124 --- 4:42.48
10 15 SIEGENTHALER Emilie SUI19860919 STT 4:47.28
11 12 GASKELL Helen GBR19830116 --- 4:56.61
12 25 NEWMAN Sarah GBR19850121 --- 5:02.77
13 23 MARTIN Anka RSA19770128 --- 5:05.33
14 18 FRUHWIRTH Helene Valerie AUT19830811 --- 5:08.28
15 21 CANEPA Elisa ITA19860416 IKP 5:11.77
16 28 SUSEANTY Risa INA19801025 --- 5:22.58
17 24 PHILLIPS Victoria RSA19901219 --- 5:52.13


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Re: Pietermaritzburg Wc: Dh Final Results

Postby dh_winner on Mon 13/Apr/09 11:53am

bloody hell! go big horse and levo!

Kovarik have a bit of rag did he?
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Re: Pietermaritzburg Wc: Dh Final Results

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 13/Apr/09 12:05pm

Yeah clipped a stump.
Gotta rip ya after winning last weekend on the same track.


Well done Ham Role and Leov!
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Re: Pietermaritzburg Wc: Dh Final Results

Postby Biker4Life on Mon 13/Apr/09 5:42pm

cam cole did well, What happened to Sam B? Crash or just not into the flat?
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Re: Pietermaritzburg Wc: Dh Final Results

Postby MTBER56 on Mon 13/Apr/09 6:40pm

Arri did well fastest junior OTD 41st in field held the hot seat for quite a while
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