- Downhill Rider Takes Fourth At Final World Cup Event En Route To Overall Podium Finish -
KONAWORLD (September 15, 2008) – Course conditions couldn’t have been more treacherous in Schaldming, Austria for the women’s final downhill World Cup event. Heavy rain turned the burly singletrack into pools of soupy mud creating a cut-up course rife with knee-deep ruts and slick roots. Battling the conditions, Kona Factory Team member Tracy Moseley rode the final event of the series holding nothing back.
After a semi-finals run that landed her in third place, Moseley’s finals run was hampered a bit by the sloppy course conditions as she finished 16 seconds behind winner Rachel Atherton. By finishing the race in fourth place, Moseley secured her third place status in the overall World Cup standing with 1272 points. Atherton won the overall title with 1533 points and Sabrina Jonnier took second with 1335 points.
“In the final I started off well but as I progressed down the track I just seem to make little mistakes everywhere,” says Moseley. “I definitely did not ride as well as I know I could have down that track, but racing a track like that and to not make any mistakes is pretty much impossible. After a poor start to the year I am pleased to have worked my way back up to the top three by the end of the year.”