PRO GRT #1 / NW CUP


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Port Angeles, WA - APRIL 26, 2015 -

From California to the pacific northwest, the first round of the Pro GRT National Downhill series saw a record turnout with over 600+ riders, and really tight racing from some of the World's best Downhill competitors.

The Port Angeles venue is familiar territory for Jill Kintner and Bryn Atkinson who live just 3 hrs away, and took their local advantage all the way to the podium with Jill on the top step, and Bryn in 4th against some fierce competition.

JILL KINTNER - DH 1st

"It's nice to be on the downhill bike and put down a fast run when it counted. Port Angeles is a spot we know really well, which helps for keeping things chill and low stress. I was stoked to see such a strong turn out , especially in the Pro Women's field which had nearly 30 ladies. Hopefully this is a trend that will continue into the other rounds across America. All in all, this was a really well run event, ripping trails, and good times all around."

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BRYN ATKINSON - DH- 4th

"Tight times, crazy hecklers, and a super fun track! Ndub productions nailed it this weekend with an all time 600+ riders, which goes to show DH racing is going strong around here."

DOWNHILL RESULTS:

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PRO WOMEN

1. JILL KINTNER - USA- 2:36.76 2. Miranda Miller - CAN- 2:36.88 3. Claire Kovarik - CAN-  2:40.00 4. Vaea Verbeek - CAN- 2:41.58 5. Emilie Siegenthaler - SUI- 2:41.59

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Men's DH podium had some international flair with a couple of Aussies, one American, and a pair of Canadians.

PRO MEN

1. Connor Fearon- AUS- 2:19.34 2. Mark Wallace- CAN- 2:21.14 3. Luke Strobel - USA - 2:21.33 4. BRYN ATKINSON - AUS- 2:22.12 5. Remi Gauvin - CAN - 2:22.66 6. Logan Binggeli - USA- 2:22.94 7. Ferran Jorba Prats - ESP - 2:22.99 8. Bernat Guardia - ESP - 2:23.18 9. Kiran MacKinnon - USA - 2:23.52 10. Bubba Warren - USA- 2:23.92

NEXT UP: Round #2 of the Pro GRT , Vernon, NJ