Steve Smith claimed a silver medal on Sunday in the men's downhill elite category at the Mountain Bike World Cup in Val Di Sole, Italy.

Smith, of Cassidy, B.C., reached the podium for the second consecutive week after posting a time of three minutes 13.186 seconds.

Gee Atherton won gold in 3:12.185, while Greg Minnaar took third (3:13.435).

Smith, who rides for Canadian-based DeVinci Global Racing, took third at the World Cup last week in Great Britain.

Casey Brown was the top Canadian in the women's elite race, taking the sixth position.