Fort William 2013 UCI World Cup Recap

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Fort William 2013 UCI World Cup Recap

If you were out all weekend and missed some of the World Cup action from Fort William then here is your one-stop-shop recap of what went on.

In our recap, we have everything from the weekend that you could possibly hope for! Sit back and enjoy DirtTV, Laurence Crossman-Emms photo¬†galleries, pit randoms, our very own Stanny Cam, and the full replay of the Red Bull live feed…


This is what Fort Bill looked like on Thursday through Laurence Crossman-Emms’ lens.

Track walk with DirtTV.

Friday: Practice

Stanny talks us down the track.

Friday Practice from Laurence.

Some trademark Parkin video gold from Friday’s Practice

Saturday: Qualifying

Qualifying from Laurence.

DirtTV qualifying magic.

Qualifying Results:

Danny Hart: 4:41.094
Gee Atherton: 4:41.270
Sam Blenkinsop: 4:42.275

Danny Hart just manages to take the top spot in the quali’s. Full results here.

Rachel Atherton: 5:13.738
Emmeline Ragot: 5:19.867
Manon Carpenter: 5:23.174

Rach had a massive 6 second lead over Ragot. Full results here.

The pits at Fort William have a buzz like no other, and here are a few random shots from there on qualifying day.

Sunday: Finals

Laurence’s Gallery from the finals.

DirtTV’s coverage of the finals…which is nothing short of sick to the power of rad!

Some more randoms from the pits, this time on race day.


Gee Atherton: 4:36.712
Brook Macdonald: 4:37.854
Stevie Smith:4:38.073

Gee looked a little relieved to be on the top step of the podium once again, whilst Danny Hart, the fastest qualifier, just didn’t manage to put it together in his final race run. Full race results can be found here.

Rachel Atherton: 5:08.846
Manon Carpenter: 5:18.985
Emmeline Ragot: 5:20.219

It was the Atherton’s year at Fort Bill this time around with Rach taking the win by over 10 seconds! Full women’s results can be found here.

It was very nearly a tripple win for the GT team as Taylor Vernon had been looking very much like the rider to beat in the junior mens category, especially after qualifying fastest, but a flat in the finals took him out of contention and Gstaad-Scott rider Noel Niederberger took the win on the day. Richie Rude is the only junior to opt to race against the seniors this season and his final run was actually quicker than Niederberger’s. Full junior results can be found here.

And finally, here’s a full replay of the Red Bull live feed.

Now you should be ready for all the action from the second round of the World Cup in Val di Sole this weekend! Stay tuned…


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