18 Jun 2012

Macdonald grabs mountain bike lead

1:06 pm on 18 June 2012

Napier mountain biker Brook Macdonald has gone to the top of the rankings in the IXS European Downhill Cup after a podium finish in the latest round in Scotland.

Macdonald, who crashed on the way to a disappointing 20th in his seeding effort on Sunday, had an excellent run in the race at Innerleithen in the Scottish Highlands to finish 3.4 seconds behind winner Ruaridh Cunningham of Great Britain.

Macdonald was sixth in the opening round at Winterberg, third at Leogang and now second to move to the top of the rankings midway through the championship.