British National Downhill Series at Rheola. And your winners are…

This weekend was the first big UK downhill race of the year, the HSBC UK National Downhill Series at Rheola in South Wales.

With a packed field, the first round of the HSBC UK British National Downhill Series was a tough one to call. Gee Atherton, Danny Hart, Matt Walker, Adam Brayton were all on the start sheet and joined by a heap of other fast racers including Brendan Fairclough, Charlie Hatton, Jack Reading, Laurie Greenland and more.

For the ladies, it’s always a little less of a lottery but with Rachel, Tahnee and Katy Curd on the sheet and a gnarly, unpredictable track there was no room for mistakes.

The men’s race looked like Gee might take it after a strong practice day. Then seeding saw Matt Walker take the top spot, throwing that prediction out.

 

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@mattwalkerdh wins the @ukdownhillseries Rd1 at Rheola 🔥

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Men’s Elite Results

  1. Matt Walker
  2. Danny Hart
  3. Gee Atherton
  4. Mike Jones
  5. Christopher Philogene

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For the women, you guessed it, Rachel Atherton took the win at what we found out was the first race on her new Atherton Racing prototype.

 

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And @rachybox takes the win in elite women at the first race on her @athertonbikes proto 🤙 @ukdownhillseries

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Women’s Elite Results

  1. Rachel Atherton
  2. Tahnee Seagrave
  3. Katy Curd
  4. Ashton Tutt
  5. Becci Ninja Warrior Skelton

You can check out the full results for all categories here at Action Sports Timing.


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