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Vallnord, Andorra- Sept 1-6, 2015 - Final race of the International calendar went high into the Pyrenees Mountains, down steep, technical terrain of the Andorran landscape. With a bit of nasty weather all week, the course had a few challenges with traction, but it was the relenting grade and length that were the hardest feat. At over five and a half minutes for the ladies, this was an incredible test of strength and will. For Jill Kintner, coming off a nearly flawless season, she was up for the challenge, riding well, but had a few unlucky bounces, taking her off track in the final run.

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"I was really looking forward to the opportunity to compete against the best riders in the World, and see what I could do. It was tough week up there in Andorra, just relentless rain on such a steep track, plus a pretty crazy practice schedule starting at sunrise most days, but I did the best I could, was ready, and was on a good run till a mistake in my race run kinda changed the mood. My front wheel pinged off a rock and I got redirected off the side of the track about half way in. It was kinda over after that, but I figured I wasn't really muddy enough and went down again in the slipperiest bit. It's all or nothing sometimes. Either way, I felt like I was riding good, had fun, and it was an honor to once again be a part of Team USA. Big thanks to all involved."



1. Rachel Atherton - GBR

2. Mannon Carpenter- GBR

3. Tracey Hannah - AUS

26. Jill Kintner- USA


1. Loic Bruni- FRA

2. Greg Minnaar- RSA

3. Josh Bryceland- GBR

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