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Mountain biking: Manon Carpenter wins world downhill title

August 26, 2014

Manon Carpenter has won the mountain biking World Cup Series after a third-place finish in the final event in Meribel, France.

Photo credit: Manon Carpenter

Carpenter finished the seven-race series on 1,360 points, beating both Rachel Atherton and Emmeline Rogot of France to the overall title.

Rachel Atherton claimed her second win of the season with Ragot in second.

After collecting the world cup trophy Carpenter spoke to Red Bull TV.

“It was more than I set out for at the start of the year so I’m really happy,” she said.

“I’m really looking forward to the world champs.

Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave backed-up her sixth place in qualifying with fifth in the final, 15 seconds down on Atherton’s time, enough to see the promising youngster take fifth in the overall standings.

The riders now head for the World Championships in Hafjell, Norway from 2-9 September.

The Women’s Sports Magazine

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