Seagrave wins third UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race in Val di Sole

Seagrave wins third UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race in Val di Sole

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Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave took her third win of the 2017 UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup with an excellent run at the final round in Val di Sole.

The 22-year-old stopped the clock in 4:14.831, over three seconds quicker than France’s Myriam Nicole, who was crowned the overall world cup champion.

World champion Rachel Atherton was fourth in a time of 4:21.001 as she continues her comeback from a dislocated shoulder injury suffered at Fort William.

“Happy to take the win. It’s sick, my best season so far,” said Seagrave, whose previous wins this season came in Austria and Canada.

Both Seagrave and Atherton have been named in the Great Britain Cycling Team for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships from 5-10 September in Cairns, Australia.

On aiming for a first world title, she added: “I hope so, I’ll give it my all like I always do, I’m looking forward to it.”

Sixth for Greenland

World championship silver medallist Laurie Greenland was sixth in the elite men’s competition in time of 3:37.058 - the highest-placed Briton - as American Aaron Gwin took the win and the overall world cup title.

Britain’s Adam Brayton also finished in the top ten with ninth while world champion Danny Hart was 47th.