After qualifying on Friday, only Greg Minnaar could stop Gwin from taking the overall, but he crashed early in his run, handing Gwin his third title on a plate. Despite knowing he had won, Gwin still fired himself down the hill and took the win from second placed Loic Bruni by over a second.
This was Gwin’s third win in Val di Sole, he also won there in 2011 and 2012. In fact, every year he’s won here, he’s gone on to take the overall title.
Greg Minnaar wasn’t the only rider to have their race cut short by a crash, Danny Hart also looked to be on a stormer before he slid out on a rock section. Special mention must go to Brook MacDonald who managed to finish fourth despite dislocating his knee on Friday.
Rachel Atherton already had the women’s overall title sewn up but that wasn’t enough to stop her putting down a storming run and finish over two seconds up on the competition. It was her fifth win this year and it crowned yet another dominant season for Wales’ fastest woman.
Myriam Nicole, who was returning from an injury, finished second and Manon Carpenter was in third.
As we go onto the World Championships in Andorra next weekend, will anyone be able to stop the double domination of Gwin and Atherton?