The 2009 downhill World Cup was dominated by Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain’s Sabrina Jonnier, who took six of eight World Cup victories on her way to the 2009 World Cup Overall title. This year’s return of the UK’s Rachel Atherton and increased competition from fellow French riders Myriam Nicole, Florian Pugin, and Emmeline Ragot, made for much tighter competition in 2010 and taking the overall title would prove to be much more challenging. Jonnier, who won the Maribor and Fort William rounds of this year’s World Cup, headed into Windham with a comfortable lead in the overall series. She was virtually assured of winning the title, but she still could not focus completely on the race. Jonnier finished a disappointing 8th, but still managed to take the 2010 World Cup Overall Title. Jonnier commented, "I couldn't get my head into racing this week," explained Jonnier. "I don't know what it was, but I was making a lot of mistakes all week and not riding good. I'm just happy to have this finished so that I can concentrate on the world championships."