The legendary Missy Giove takes on Windham (VIDEO)

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Last Saturday saw the World Cup downhill circuit take to old-school Windham in the United States, with the return of the legendary Missy Giove.

Missy ‘The Missile’ qualified for the New York race last week with this run – and it’s good to see that the 43-year-old two time World Cup champion still hits the track with aggression in abundance.

A missile personified

But before you start to get excited at the prospect of seeing Missy in more WC DH events this season, don’t – she was arrested back in 2009 for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and she is under supervision in the state of New York till 2016, so she can’t leave the state.

The American finished 16th, 45 seconds off Rachel Atherton who topped the pile, which, for a 43-year-old who’s making her first WC appearance for 12 years, is pretty awesome.

Let’s all enjoy some classic Missile goodness (and my, haven’t things changed):


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