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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 September 2007, 14:56 GMT 15:56 UK
Mountain Bike photos - day two

Wet conditions greet the riders

More rain welcomes the crowds and riders to Fort William on a day when women's cross country takes centre stage

Last begins her race

The junior women's event gets under way at 1030 BST with Great Britain's Annie Last among the competitors

Last grinds up a hill

With two of the three laps completed, she finds herself back in 17th after clocking 1hr 02mins 22secs

Simpson struggles in the wet conditions

A terrible second lap of 42:45 sees team-mate Annabel Simpson drop from 18th to last heading into the final circuit

Boyko wins it for Ukraine

Ukraine's Alla Boyko wins, completing the 25.6km course in the fastest overall time of 1:25:14

Jitka Skarnitzlova tackles the tough terrain

Czech rider Jitka Skarnitzlova is 31 seconds slower than Boyko on the final lap and surrenders her earlier lead to finish second

Bresset heads for the finish

While first lap pacesetter Julie Bresset takes third for France with a time of 1:26:50

Last and Simpson have disappointing rounds

Last comes home nearly seven minutes later to finish 16th while Simpson's much improved final lap lifts her to 22nd

The race for the older riders gets under way

Switzerland's Nathalie Schneitter powers away from the line as the women's U-23 race gets started

Hunt finds herself right in the middle of the pack after one lap

Of the 28 riders, Amy Hunt goes for Great Britain and a time of 28:04 places her in 14th after one lap

Hunt attempts a hill climb

With an extra lap required of the older riders, Hunt drops to 15th as she slows over the second and third circuits

A muddy Amy Hunt takes 14th

A final push sees her reclaim 14th to come home over 14 minutes behind China's Ying Liu who wins in a time of 1:45:43



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Mountain Bike photos - day one
05 Sep 07 |  Cycling


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