Peyragudes : First Inline Downhill World Cup 2009
A fast and physical track on more than 3kms.
HistoryThe event had a great success last year for his first edition so the organisators decided to make it one more time for an edition “deluxe”. Track modified, all the meals include and a lot of animations have made this 4 days event a great success.
The trackThe race took place in the pyrenees’s mountain. The track is very fast (high speed up to 80km/h), is very long (3.2kms) and physical due to the hard push needed out of each corner.
The ridersThere were a lot of French people coming from Paris, Lyon, Nancy and even Marseille. 5 Austrians (including the world champion Daniel Ladurner) and the german Tobias Wöherle were part of the event.
The eventOn Wednesday, Riders could discover the race on a sunny weather and have a lot of training all the day. On Thursday, the organisation decided to change the schedule due to the bad weather forecast announced for next days. All the disciplines except inline could make their qualifications On Friday, a full day of Rain and fog forced the organisation to postpone the end of the event to Satuday. The evening was dedicated to a movie projection including first videos of the event (shooted during the first 2 days) and warmed the riders despite the unfriendly weather. On Saturday morning, the road became dry and inline riders could compete.
ResultsOn the men race, Daniel Ladurner won this first world cup with an awesome time below the 3 minutes. Behind him we found young rider Cédrix Buxin from Paris who’s become one of the best french rider now. Mathieu Prudent took the third place.On the women race, Séverine Christ-Thomas was the fastest in front of Marjorie Phlippoteau and Marie Marchand. Women podium is one more time 100% French. Due to the delay, there were no inline-cross for this event.
ConclusionAfter this 4 day event, we can notice a perfect organisation including a lot of communication and an awesome hill which make this world cup a great success.
Downhill men1) Daniel LADURNER
2) Cédric BUXIN
3) Mathieu PRUDENT
4) Tobias WOEHRLE
5) Gregoire PINTO
6) Christian LINS
7) Nicolas VARIN
8) Werner LADURNER
9) Jonathan ROUFFIAC
10) Alexandre LEBRUN
11) Didier EGLIGEAU
12) Florent COTTINET
13) Régis JACQUIN
14) Eric GUERIN
15) Gaël KERADENNEC
16) Franck CECCHI
17) Johnannes WANGER
18) Gabriel LIZE
19) Andreas SCHIRGI
Downhill Women1) Séverine CHRIS-THOMAS
2) Marjorie PHLIPPOTEAU
3) Marie MARCHAND
4) Cécile BENLOLO
LinksFull mens results
Full women results
Website of the french commission of inline downhill>
Pictures galery of OdixText : Alexandre Lebrun (Rollo)
Photos : © Romain Bessiere & Odix