Adam Brayton and Tahnee Seagrave took victory in round five of the HSBC UK | National Downhill Series, in Llangollen.
Unpredictable weather throughout the weekend made riding difficult, and in the men's event the seeding runs placed the top five riders within 1.5s of each other – guaranteeing a close race.
Brilliant Brayton holds on
And only Brayton held his nerve as he won by two seconds.
Alex Bond impressed in the to finish second, while Charlie Hatton had to be content with third.
Emyr Davies looked absolutely rapid all weekend, but unfortunately had a huge crash on his race run put him out of a possible challenge to the podium.
Seagrave comfortable in the wet
In the elite women’s race Seagrave was a class above the competition, smashing to pole position in both her seeding run and her race run to take the top spot with a 25-second margin.
“My run was really consistent,” she said.
“I stuck to the same lines which I used for qualifying and it came off.”
The real race was played out behind with just hundredths of a second separating Veronique Sandler, Becci Skelton and Aston Tutt.
Sandler took second, while Skelton narrowly squeezed Tutt into fourth as she stole third.
Atkinson battles on
In the junior men's event Matt Walker kept control of the series by taking the win by the slimmest of margins from Joe Breedon and Kade Edwards.
While in the junior women Maya Atkinson continues to rise through the ranks and took a comfortable win, despite intense competition from Rosy Monaghan, with Ellen Flewitt taking third.
1st - Adam Brayton
2nd - Alex Bond
3rd - Charlie Hatton
4th - Marc Beaumont
5th - James Purvis
1st - Tahnee Seagrave
2nd - Veronique Sandler
3rd - Becci Skelton
4th - Aston Tutt
5th - Deborah Primrose
1st - Matt Walker
2nd - Joe Breeden
3rd - Kade Edwards
4th - Henry Kerr
5th - Conor Bate
1st - Maya Atkinson
2nd -Rosy Monghan
3rd - Ellen Flewitt
4th - Meghan Harris
5th - Sumayiah Green