Steve Peat injured his ankle in yesterday's 4-Cross event but still finished a respectable 19th today. Of more direct interest to the trade, though, the Scottish weather turned out to be as glorious as could be expected and 7000+ MTB fans went home sunburnt and happy..

7000+ spectators at Fort William DH event

Mike Jardine from event organisers Rare Management said:

"The World Cup Downhill proved to be a spectacular climax to the most amazing weekend of

mountain bike racing. The 7000 plus crowds flocked to the Nevis Range, lining the 2.6km course from top to bottom, creating a unique atmosphere for riders and visitors alike.

"With glorious weather all weekend this has been a truly fantastic world class event for the Scottish Highlands and for the UK."

MEN

1 GRACIA Cedric FRA

2 PASCAL Mickael FRA

3 RENNIE Nathan AUS

4 MINNAAR Greg RSA

5 HILL Samuel AUS

12. ATHERTON George

14. CARRICK-ANDERSON Crawford

18. LONGDON Will

WOMEN

1 GROS Celine FRA MORZINE AVORIAZ

2 JONNIER Sabrina FRA

3 RAGOT Emmeline FRA MAXXIS-MSC

4 MOSELEY Tracy GBR KONA CLARKS 4:51:22

In other news...

Wattbike calls on PM to ‘do more’ for UK businesses hit with surging costs due to pandemic

Wattbike is calling on Boris Johnson to ‘do more’ for UK businesses who are being …