Carpenter wins world downhill crown

Manon Carpenter has won mountain biking’s World Cup Series after a third-place finish in the final round in Meribel, France.

The 21-year-old ended the seven-race series on 1360 points, ahead of Rachel Atherton and Emmeline Rogot of France.

Wales-based Atherton claimed her second win of the season in Meribel, finishing clear of Ragot in second.

Caerphilly’s Carpenter will now aim for success at the World Championships in Hafjell, Norway from 2-9 September.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/28912151

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