Colin Ross masters Red Bull Fox Hunt to seal second victory

Winners at the Red Bull Foxhunt in the Mourne Mountains included Colin Ross (1st), James McFerran (2nd) and Dave Egan (3rd)
Winners at the Red Bull Foxhunt in the Mourne Mountains included Colin Ross (1st), James McFerran (2nd) and Dave Egan (3rd)

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.