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Manon Stays Positive After World Cup DQ

After lousy luck with a crash in the very final meters of round two of the UCI Downhill World Cup, Manon Carpenter suffered another blow when she was DQ-ed for crossing the tape in round three.

Defending World Champion Carpenter slipped to fifth place, with 335 points to leader and fellow British rider, Rachel Atherton’s 670.

The 22-year-old was blown off the course just before she reached the finish arch, as this video shows:

However, she’s posted on Instagram that she’s turning her attentions to the next race, showing a positive mental attitude we can all learn from.

Round four will be held in Lenzerheide, Switzerland across the weekend from 4 to 5 July.

 

Doh. Crazy how a whole weekend’s racing goes out the window with one small mistake! Blown offline on the last jump and ended up wrong side of the tapes, knew it was a DQ straight away. Couple of weeks break before Rd 4, hoping for better luck next time!! #sorry @dirtmagazine photo ????

A photo posted by @manoncarpenter on

The third round of the World Cup in Leogan, Austria, saw fellow Brits Rachel Atherton and Tanhee Seagrave both on the podium in the overall standings, Atherton extending her first place lead and Seagrave in third.

Katy Curd now sits in eighth place, taking tenth in the race following a podium at round two, her off-par performance put down to illness all week leading up to the event.

We wish all the riders the very best for Round Four and hope to see Carpenter’s luck turn around soon. Onwards and downwards!!

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