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2013 Fort William UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Women’s Snapshot

All eyes are on Fort William as the world’s best four cross and downhill riders have descended on Scotland for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

Fort William is widely thought to be the best event on the entire downhill circuit, with the UCI World Cup continually returning to the Scottish venue since the first World Cup race was held here in 2002.

Emmeline Ragot took the winning honours in 2012 in wet conditions but all the riders will be glad to see the dry course at the event this year.

It’s great news for Rachel Atherton who has just won in the qualifying round today, with a massive 6 second gap between her and last years winner Ragot.

Have a look here for the full results of the Women’s Qualifying Round.

Women’s qualifying round results.
Congratulations Rachel!

To whet your appetite for the finale on Sunday, we’ve got snapshots of the female riders taking part in this years World Cup, tackling the course in training on Friday, courtesy of Alastair Johnstone.

EMMELINE RAGOT, TEAM MEMBER OF LAPIERRE GRAVITY REPUBLIC

Emmeline Ragot, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE

 RACHEL ATHERTON, TEAM MEMBER OF GT FACTORY RACING

Rachel Atherton, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE
Rachel Atherton, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE
Rachel Atherton, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE

TAHNEE SEAGRAVE, TEAM MEMBER OF FMD RACING / INTENSE CYCLES

Tahnee Seagrave, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE
Tahnee Seagrave, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE

MIRIAM RUTCHI, TEAM MEMBER OF SC INTENSE

Miriam Ruchti, during downhill practice on Friday at Fort William.
PHOTO: ALASTAIR JOHNSTONE

Good luck for tomorrow Rachel, we’ll be watching, egging you on from the sidelines!

Check out below for Sunday’s timetable and for how to watch the action unfold live courtesy of Red Bull!

Sunday 9 June

08:30 – 10:00 Downhill training World Cup Finals starters Men, Junior and Women
10:15 – 11:45 Downhill training World Cup Finals starters Men Elite
12:00 – 12:15 Rider intro Top 5 qualifying & WC leaders
12:30 – Junior Men World Cup Downhill Finals
13:45 – 14:20 (est.) Women’s World Cup Downhill Finals
14:30 – 16:34 (est.) Men’s World Cup Downhill Finals followed by Awards Ceremony

Watch the first round of the UCI DH World Cup, live, on Red Bull, from 14:45pm GMT on Sunday 9th June.

Watch live coverage of the Elite Women and Men finals at 14.45 PM GMT.

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