A quick bit of chit chat with the runners and riders from the first round of the Saracen BDS at Combe Sydenham.

Elite Men:

1/ Gee Atherton 2:42.049

2/ Matt Simmonds 2:44.168

3/ Marc Beaumont 2:44.265

4/ Joe Smith 2:45.609

5/ Sam Hill 2:47.415

Elite women:

1/ Rachel Atherton 3:06.029

2/ Manon Carpenter 3:14.263

3/ Tahnee Seagrave 3:29.807

Results over here.