From Red Bull:
Outstanding riding conditions and a fast track made for one of the most amazing 'mass start' downhill races in Europe, as a pack of over 400 red-backed riders ('the hounds') tore down the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland, in a bid to outfox two-time Downhill World Champion Gee Atherton ('the fox').
Colin Ross from Lisburn, Co Down, was first past the post after a three-and-a-half-mile hair-raising sprint down windswept moorland and treacherous forest trail. Riders from Russia, Poland, France, Denmark and Spain joined a record pack of Irish and British male and female riders. Second place went to James McFerran and Dave Eagan scooped third position. Gee ultimately came down 14 seconds behind the winner, in 32nd place.