"And Manon Carpenter sets off from the gate. Through the top section and pedalling hard she fell behind at the first split by two and half seconds, but a blinding mid and bottom section saw Manon claw back a second coming into the finish arena, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to beat the current champion. Coming in a valiant 1.5seconds behind Rachel, Manon finished off the ladies racing in second place." - via Dirt World Cup Gallery: Vallnord – Finals | Dirt

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"Happy Halloween" from professional BMX rider Kayley Ashworth and professional downhill mountain biker Manon Carpenter.