Looks like everything is gonna be on the line come Downieville race day. Mark Weir sat it out last year preferring to take the roll of new Dad much to the dismay of his potential rivals, and in 2008 he flatted whilst Ross Schnell broke his course record. But just yesterday at the heavily SRAM-sponsored Ashland 12 Mile Super D, Weir and team/work mate Jason Moeschler smashed not only Adam Craig (2009 Downieville winner) but Ross Schnell and pro DHer Jared Rando. You can expect the Rock Shox vs Fox rivalry to heat up come July 11. Results Below 1 - 3 Mark Weir WTB/Santa Cruz/Fox Shox 34:40.00 2 - 2 Jason Moeschler WTB/Santa Cruz/Fox Shox 34:41.00 3 - 1 Adam Craig Giant Mtb. Team 35:01.00 4 - 33 Carl Decker Giant Factory Team 35:02.00 5 - 23 Nathan Riddle SRAM/Fluidride/Evil 35:16.00 6 - 37 Aaron Bradford Specialized Bicycles 35:19.00 7 - 10 Ross Schnell Trek Bicycles 35:28.00 8 - 66 Scott Chapin Rock Lobster 35:33.00 9 - 4 Mike West Maverick 35:55.00 10 - 14 Jeff Kendal 36:05.00 11 - 7 Timmy Evans Rebound Physical Therapy 36:05.00 12 - 12 Ben Cruz WTB/MRP 36:07.00 13 - 5 Kenny Burt WTB/Ibis 36:21.00 14 - 6 Nate Byron Northstar/Giant/WTB 36:26.00 15 - 34 Ariel Lindsey UC Santa Cruz Cycling 36:28.00 16 - 56 Harlan Price Team CF 36:31.00 17 - 8 Matthew Slaven Kona/Dakine/Easton 36:57.00 18 - 15 Scott Fellers Thunderbringers 36:59.00 19 - 29 Jared Rando Giant Factory Team 37:11.00 20 - 77 Matt Ryan 37:12.00
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