Photo Gallery: Downieville Classic 2014

Photos from Mtbr's own Forrest Arakawa

Event Race Coverage

Moeschler and Decker

Carl Decker took the All Mountain World Champion title with his overall win. Photo by Forrest Arakawa

Downieville, California is a popular mountain biking destination located in the Gold Country area of Sierra County right on the Yuba river. With very scenic views and overlooks, Downieville offers great camping opportunities that include plenty of fishing, hiking and picture taking. But once a year, the town (and surrounding settlements) are dedicated solely to the Downieville Classic.

Levi Leipheimer

Tour de France racer Levi Leipheimer is a Norcal local and won the Pro XC event. Photo by Forrest Arakawa

The Downieville Classic started way back in 1995 and it has evolved into the All Mountain World Championships. The AM World Championships is basically a two day stage race that features a point-to- point cross country race combined with the Downieville Downhill gravity event. The races end right in downtown Downieville where there is also an expo area for companies and brands of all sorts. Besides all the racing, the River Jump contest is also a popular event not to be missed.

Kelli Emmett

Winner of the Pro Womens XC – Kelli Emmett. Photo by Forrest Arakawa

The Downieville Classic ran this past weekend and we have a bunch of photos from Mtbr’s own Forrest Arakawa. Enjoy a few photos from this amazing race!

Results:

Pro Men – All Mountain
1. Carl Decker
2. Jason Moeschler
3. Marco Osborne
4. Levi Leipheimer
5. Macky Franklin
6. Scott Chapin
7. Tristan Uhl
8. Billy Damon
9. Anthony Medaglia
10. Michael Hosey

Pro Men – XC
1. Levi Leipheimer
2. Jason Moeschler
3. Carl Decker
4. Colin Daw
5. Billy Damon

Pro Men – DH
1. Carl Decker
2. Marco Osborne
3. Jason Moeschler
4. Macky Franklin
5. Scott Chapin

Singlespeed – XC
1. Kirt Fitzpatrick
2. Gregg Stone
3. Steven Mills
4. Kurt Wolfgang
5. Kurt Gensheimer

Pro Women – All Mountain
1. Kelli Emmett
2. Teal Stetson-Lee
3. Jamie Busch
4. Debby Sullivan
5. Larissa Connors

Pro Women – XC
1. Kelli Emmett
2. Larissa Conners
3. Erin Alders
4. Carolina Gomez Villafane
5. Debby Sullivan

Pro Women – DH
1. Kelli Emmett
2. Debby Sullivan
3. Jamie Busch
4. Teal Stetson-Lee
5. Larissa Connors

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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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  • rich says:

    Levi did not, “handily win”….

    he’s a doper and shouldn’t be stroked by the media….

    he set a bad example for the youth of today and it was funny to hang around many of the pro’s from my area (auburn,sac) and hear them be disapointed with how people were praising Levi…

    • GoGo says:

      I agree.

    • Kneel says:

      Man, live and let live. Past offenses shouldn’t exclude people from participation for the rest of their lives.

    • Mtbr says:

      Rich- You’re correct about the caption–”handily” is a poor word choice. While he made a significant gap on the climb up, he was pulled back to about 30 seconds by the finish–not a huge margin on that course. That aside, we’re simply reporting what happened. Like it or not, his presence is news. An aside–Leipheimer donated the prize money to the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship.

  • Vince says:

    Can you update this article with the combined All-Mountain results?

  • Lowball says:

    Big Props to Billy Damon for placing in the top 5 in proXC and 10th overall for All-Mountain…even with a crash the guys a beast!

  • Roger says:

    So Levi doped, so what. They all doped and or are all still doping on some level on the pro road circuit. If you believe they are not you are kidding your self.
    I am not a Levi fan but cut the guy some slack, at least he is not a dick.
    He went out and had fun riding his MTB, and that is what it is all about.
    It keeps last years winners on their toes and makes for a good race.

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