In dominant fashion, Aaron Gwin (Trek World Racing) became the first man to capture five World Cup downhill victories in a single season. Gwin took to the course at Val di Sole having already sealed up the overall points victory, but obviously wasn’t satisfied. Clearly searching for that never-been-done fifth victory, he flew through the course, settling for no less than 1st during both the qualifiers and finals. Finishing out the podium was Danny Hart with a magnificent ride to claim 2nd, while Gee Atherton slotted into 3rd, four seconds behind Gwin.
Top Five Men
1 Aaron Gwin (USA) Trek World Racing 3:10.40
2 Danny Hart (GB) Giant Factory Off-Road Team +1.23
3 Gee Atherton (GB) Commencal +4.11
4 Troy Brosnan (Aus) Monster Energy / Specialized / Mad Catz +5.41
5 Cameron Cole (NZl) Lapierre International +6.173
Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) wrapped up her overall title, but finished 5th on the day with Myriam Nicole (Riding Addiction Commencal) taking her first-ever World Cup victory. Floriane Pugin (Scott 11) and Rachel Atherton (Commencal) joined Nicole on the podium, taking 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Top Five Women
1. Myriam Nicole (Fra) Riding Addiction Commencal 3:52.23
2. Floriane Pugin (Fra) Scott 11 +.81
3. Rachel Atherton (GB) Commencal +2.17
4. Emmeline Ragot (Fra) Team GR +10.62
5. Tracy Moseley (GB) Trek World Racing +10.99