Great Britain’s Manon Carpenter and Josh Bryceland took British downhillers back to the top of the podium one week on from a subdued set of results in Fort William.
Carpenter delivered the British one-two that many predicted last week on home soil, but were denied due to a raft of punctures.
As the series moved to Leogang, Austria Carpenter took her second win of the series, three seconds ahead of Atherton who is still suffering from glandular fever.
The result keeps Carpenter at the head of the overall standings, 90 points clear of her nearest rival Emmeline Ragot and 120 points ahead of Atherton, who lays fourth.
In the men’s competition Josh Bryceland took his first world cup victory, six years after becoming junior world champion.
Bryceland’s best previous result was in 2011, where he scored second in Mont Sainte Anne, Canada and the apprentice of Steve Peat has spent a long time searching for an elusive first victory.
With his win, Bryceland sits third in the overall standings as top Brit, 87 points adrift of leader Troy Brosnan.