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Some familiar faces returned to the top of the downhill podium in round two of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano. While Fort William celebrated its tenth anniversary of competition, Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) celebrated her fifth victory in seven years at the Scottish venue. Rachel Atherton (Commencal) made it a 1-2 British day for the women, with France taking the rest of the top-5 spots. Moseley's second consecutive win gives her a significant 170 point lead over second ranked Floriane Pugin (Scott 11) in the overall rankings. "It's pretty amazing. To come here as World Champion is pretty special, but to come here as World Champion and manage to win, it's just awesome," commented Moseley. "The crowd is amazing, which makes it such a pleasure to ride and to push harder and harder. It means a lot to win here, to win five times here ... I'm happy. I really pushed, I knew Rach [Atherton] was going to be tough; every time you race her, you know she's going to be hard to beat. It's good to have another British girl to push me. Guaranteed, it meant the crowd was going to get a British win one way or another." Men's competition: Minaar followed by new generation While Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) took the win in round two for the men, it was the young riders who finished second and third - Danny Hart (Giant) and Brook MacDonald (MS Evil Racing) - who were the real story of the day, signalling the arrival of the next generation of downhillers. Minnaar's win, coupled with round one winner Aaron Gwin's (Trek World Racing) fifth place, put the South African into the leader's jersey for the overall standings. Starting 48th (out of 81), MacDonald absolutely nailed the pedalling bottom half of the course, to finish a staggering 5.643 seconds ahead of the next best rider at the time. The young New Zealand rider, who won't turn 20 until November, was the Juniors World Champion in 2009, but this ride put him in a whole new league. As rider after rider came down, none could surpass his time. It wasn't until Minnaar, a two-time winner at Fort William, and fourth from last to start, came down that MacDonald was finally dislodged from the lead. The South African, a prodigy himself when he won his world title in 2003, was eighth fastest at the top split, and continued to improve as the course went on, to knock nearly two seconds off MacDonald's incredible run. Hart, starting just after Minnaar and only a month older than MacDonald, pushed the Kiwi down to third by 0.65 seconds. The final two starters - Gee Atherton (Commencal) and World Cup leader Gwin - slotted in to fourth and fifth respectively after their runs. "It was tough today," admitted Minnaar. "I was really nervous. I didn't think I had it today. In yesterday's qualifying, I was behind, and I wasn't sure I could find the time. [Brook] MacDonald had a great ride, but I'm stoked to be on top ... it's just an awesome day. I'm speechless."
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