British Downhill Series round 1: Nant G – Danny Hart and Rachel Atherton take the win

A strong start to the season for the World Champs

Photos: Dan Griffiths

The first BDS of the year is done and dusted and yesterday’s rain gave way to some late afternoon sunshine and a drier track.

Fastest down the hill were Rachel Atherton and Danny Hart, clearly they’ve managed to avoid the rainbow curse so far! Charging hard in the men’s field were Gee Atherton and Matt Simmonds who finished second and third respectively.  In the women, Manon finished second in her first race for Radon and Wideopen’s Veronique Sandler was third. Tahnee Seagrave seeded second (just 0.2 behind Rachel) but crashed and had to be taken to hospital for stitches in her race run

BDS Round 1 2017 Provisional results


  1. Danny Hart
  2. Gee Atherton
  3. Matt SImmonds


  1. Rachel Atherton
  2. Manon Carpenter
  3. Veronique Sandler

Click here for the full results



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