World Cup leaders Aaron Gwin and Emmeline Ragot recorded victories on Sunday (10th June) to maintain their respective leads in the men and women's Mountain Biking World Cup.
After training all week during the driest conditions on record, the wet weather returned for round three of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William.
Emmeline Ragot started halfway through the women's field, after a flat in qualifying put her well back before she took a staggering 28 seconds off to claim the Hot Seat.
Neither Myriam Nicole nor Rachel Atherton - who had set the the fastest time in qualifying, could near Ragot's time.
Atherton ended up 1.315 seconds behind, and Nicole took third.
Ragot now leads the women's standings with 570 points, followed by Atherton - who missed round one - with 450 and Nicole at 441.
The men also struggled with the wet and slippery conditions.
However, Aaron Gwin obliterated the record time - set by young British rider Greg Williamson, knocking 9.654 seconds off the leading time - still nearly six seconds slower than Marc Beaumont's leading qualifying time.
Only world champion Danny Hart could get within a second of the American, after leading at the first split, but he was still 0.834 seconds back, giving Gwin his second consecutive victory of the season.
Gwin now leads the standings with 650 points, ahead of Greg Minnaar on 565 and Gee Atherton with 495.
Gwin and Ragot extend mountain bike leadsMonday, June 11 2012