Casey Brown (Bergamont Hayes World Team) flying off a jump near the top of the course. She managed a top ten finish with a time just over three minutes.
Charre Morgane (Evil Vengeance Tour) easily handling one of the many dropoffs. The French rider just missed cracking the top ten on the day.
Speeds for the women riders topped 40 miles per hour with the top riders making the run in under three minutes.
Spectators lined almost the entire downhill track and were chanting "USA, USA" anytime an American rider came down the track.
World Champion RachelAtherton (GT Factory Racing) came up just about three seconds short of Emmeline Ragot's time and had to settle for second place. Her top speed was 63.8 kilometers per hour.
Sweedish rider Niklas Wallner (W-Racing) racing near the top of the course. Because his qualifying time was not fast he had to start ninth out of the 82 riders.
Sweedish racer Alexander Kangas seemed to rarely be on the ground during his run at the top of the course. Unlke other years, conditions were fast and dry at Windham Mountain.
Riders popped out onto one of the ski runs only a couple times during their run. This part of the descent was particularly tricky due to the loose dirt. Several crashes occurred here during the past two days.
Popular Brendan Fairclough (Gstaad-Scott) finding a line through this rock garden. He started in 59th position today. He finished in 24th.
Sam Dale (Madison Saracen) from Great Britain had a realatively good starting postion but still did not post a strong result. Riders flew through several rock gardens with wild abandon.
Michael Jones (Chain Reaction Cycles) racing through a rock garden near the bottom of the course. He posted a sixth place finish with an average speed of 66.7 kilometers per hour.
Dean Lucas (Devinci Global Racing) racing to a top twenty finish. He is one of the very few riders who do not wear gloves.
Greg Williamson (Trek World Racing) raced to a 21st place finish. Riders seemed to find lines through the rock gardens where none appeared to exist.
World Champion Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) looked incredibly fast on this section of the course but still could not crack the top ten today.
The top three finishers awaiting TV interviews. (L to R) Aaron Gwin (Specialized), Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate), Troy Brosnan (Specialized).
World Champion Rachel Atherton (GT Bicycles) seemed happy with her second place finish today. She s is in third place in the world cup standings.
Spectators supporting the USA riders donned all sorts of red, white, and blue costumes today.
The small town of Windham is located 140 miles north of New York City in the Catskill Mountains. It is hosting the World Cup for the third time since 2011.
France's Benoit Coulanges (Roc VTT) riding a very pretty section of the track. Course designers added a few new features this year that seemed popular with the racers.
George Brannigan (Trek World Racing) racing to an eight place finish through an impossible rock garden. His average speed was 68.5 kilometers per hour.
Remi Thirion (Commencal/Riding Addiction) eyeing a long rock garden ahead of him. The French rider finished 12th for the day.
Brook MacDonald (Trek World Racing) making a fifth place run in 2:27.59. It was incedible to see him pedaling down steep sections of the course.
Troy Brosnan (Specialized) whipping his bike off one of the lower jumps. He finished in third place.
Alison Zimmer (USA) having a transponder attached to her bike before the start. She would go on to a 20th place finish with a speed of 58.9 kilometers per hour.
Aaron Gwin (Specialized) pedaling furiously near the bottom of the course. He posted the best time of the day, but Josh Bryceland had yet to ride.
Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate) hammering his way to the world cup win at Windham Mountain. He is also ranked first in world cup points for the year.
Josh Bryceland (Santa Cruz Syndicate) is congratulated by his supporters at the finish. He posted the fastest times at all time splits.