3 Sep 2012

McDonald 8th in downhill

6:57 am on 3 September 2012

The Hawkes Bay rider Brook MacDonald was the best of the New Zealanders in eighth place in the downhill finals of the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Austria.

MacDonald was 5 seconds behind the winner of the men's elite section.

Auckland's Sophie-Marie Bethell and Nelson's Veronique Sandler finished 24th and 26th respectively in the elite women's competition.