Ulster’s Colin Ross captured his second win in a row at the Red Bull Fox Hunt 2015 in Rostrevor, Co Down.
Superb riding conditions and a fast track made for one of the most memorable mass start downhill races in Europe as a pack of 400 red-backed riders tore down Slieve Martin in the Mourne Mountains in a bid to outfox two-time Downhill World Champion Gee Atherton.
Colin, aged 32 from Lisburn, Co Down, was first past the post from James McFerran and Dave Egan after a three-and-a-half-mile hair-raising sprint down windswept moorland and treacherous forest trail.
Riders from Russia, Poland, France, Denmark and Spain joined a record pack of Irish and British male and female riders at the event.
Commenting after Red Bull Foxhunt, Gee Atherton said: “Congratulations to Colin on a fantastic win. It was a really cool course and the track was amazing - much faster than last time round.
“I was really impressed by the standard of participants, with some really good riders making it one tough competition.