Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 3, 2012) –Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) won the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup #2 in Val di Sole, Italy on Sunday. Gwin earned the commanding victory by more than seven seconds over his closest competitor in the elite men’s downhill event.
After finishing second in the world cup’s opening downhill round in March, the 2011 world cup downhill champion Gwin moved into a tie for the overall series lead with South African rival Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate).
The series will continue with its third round in Fort William, U.K. next weekend. For more information visit the official webpage of the RockyRoads.net UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano.
UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup #2
Val di Sole, Italy
June 2 – 3, 2012
1. Aaron Gwin (Temecula, Calif./Trek World Racing) 3:10.577
2. Greg Minnaar (RSA/Santa Cruz Syndicate) +7.850
3. Gee Atherton (GBR/GT Factory Racing) +8.393
21. Richard Rude, Jr. (Redding, Conn./Yeti Fox Shox) +16.355
42. Eliot Jackson (Westlake Village, Calif./Yeti Fox Shox) +21.070
46. Luke Strobel (Issaquah, Wash.) +22.112
Source: Andrea Smith