2009 Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race Results- Adam Craig and Katerina Nash All Mountain World Champions!

Race Coverage

The Downieville Classic was held this past weekend JULY 10 – 12, 2009 in Downieville, CA. The Downieville Classic featured races in Cross Country and Downhill disciplines, with an overall All Mountain World Champion determined by combining results from the two. The event is so popular that spots to race sell out every year and are much coveted.

Below are the pro race results. Adam Craig and Katerina Nash were crowned the All Mountain World Champions. Noticeably absent this year, was local pro and multi time Downieville Classic winner Mark Weir. Mark had a pretty good reason for missing the race though, since he had his hands full with the recent birth of his first child. So, we still get to say, “Congrats Mark!”

Also shown are a couple of pix from the ever popular River Jump!

(Shown below is the Pro Men’s All Mountain podium. That is Adam Craig on top, Jason Moeschler in second, and Sid Taberlay in third.)

The men’s cross country was won by Adam Craig, with Sid Taberlay in second and Jason Moeschler in third. The women’s cross country was won by Katerina Nash, with Willow Koerber in second and Kelli Emmett in third.

XC Top 20 Results:

The men’s downhill was again won by Adam Craig, with Jason Moeschler second and Ross Schnell in third. The women’s downhill was won by Katerina Nash, with Rachel Lloyd second and Kelli Emmett in third.

DH Top 20 Results:

The All Mountain World Championship winners by lowest combined time were:
Pro Men:
1.) Adam Craig
2.) Jason Moeschler
3.) Sid Taberlay
4.) Chris Sheppard
5.) Sam Koerber

Pro Women:
1.) Katerina Nash
2.) Rachel Lloyd
3.) Kelli Emmett
4.) Willow Koerber
5.) Lizzy English

In the ever popular One Speed class, the top five were:
1.) Chris Schulze
2.) Matthias Behrends
3.) Randy Sooter
4.) Jordan Kestler
5.) Nat Ross

AM Top 20 Results:

For full results, check out the official Downieville Classic website: www.downievilleclassic.com/

There are many interesting photos and some great discussion in this forum thread from our Norcal forum: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=536568

Here on this page are some photos by Forrest@mtbr.com:

River Jump Contest! This is Andrew Taylor, who got first place.

River Jump runner up – Olivier Guincetre

Joe Lawill killing it:

Featured in the following pages are photos and race reports from the Mtbr community.

Thanks to Zen_Turtle and NoBalance for the pix. Thanks to merlin, Menso and novato kid for the reports.

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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