Results: Val d'Isere DH - UCI World Cup 2012

Jul 29, 2012 at 5:22
Jul 29, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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In what has to be the most exciting World Cup of the season so far, Brook MacDonald has won his first World Cup, and Aaron Gwin has taken the overall World Cup title!

Men's Top 5

1. Brook Macdonald
2. Gee Atherton
3. Josh Bryceland
4. Greg Minnaar
5. Aaron Gwin


Womens Top 5

1. Rachel Atherton
2. Emmeline Ragot
3. Floriane Pugin
4. Myriam Nicole
5. Manon Carpenter

Brook MacDonald

Brook MacDonald


final run

Rachel Atherton




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137 Comments

  • + 71
 YEAH BROOK!!!!!!! WAY TO KILL IT BULLDOG!
  • + 16
 Brook! Way to go
  • + 48
 Best race I have watched in years ! Insane runs , mental crashes , nick beer you are lucky to be alive , and a 1st time WC round winner !
  • + 9
 It was crazy exciting to watch! Beers wreck was wild
  • + 9
 Best race in so f*cking long/ YEWWWW!
  • + 4
 accidental front flip from nick beer
  • + 9
 Thinking about it part of what made it really exciting was when minnar beat gwins time , then you knew it could be any one after him to take the win. Think we got used to gwin setting a time and it not being touched.
  • + 2
 you could tell the other riders felt more comfortable on that mountain than gwin. amazing news to see brook took it, so happy for him, it was only a matter of time. i wonder how he'll be celebrating tonight! Would have loved to see danny hart take a wild run down this course.
  • + 8
 GEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wheres my atherton projects?
growing impaitent.
great job to bulldog too !
  • + 4
 Frankly, after Gwin's crash in qualifying.... it's incredible he was riding atall. These top guys are hard as nails. Also, for me, this race really showed that body armour is worth it. So many really really hard falls, and the riders just get up and carry on.
  • + 6
 First race i havn't watched this season, sounds like i missed alot of action Frown
  • + 2
 Beer should landed his frontflip Smile
  • + 3
 Same as that robc10, so p1ssed off that red bull aren't showing replay, had to look at results as I know friends will tell me about it tomorrow!
  • + 0
 haha, I was like wonder where hart came then realised he wasnt racing
  • + 1
 i might get a ton of flack for this being an american but it feels soooooooo good seeing someone else on the top step that isnt gwin. yeah bulldog!!!!!!
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  • + 30
 Gwin is human and Brook is an animal!
  • + 0
 We've known he's human since last season when he lost then too.
  • + 5
 No one seems to remember that...
  • + 1
 glad gwin stepped back tbh, hes a great rider obviously. its was getting a little boring when he was winning that much
  • + 2
 Nice of you to say he stepped back which means this was a pitty win. He decided to allow them to have some podium time I keeeeed, dont take me serious please
  • + 1
 nope... he still way of human, perhaps a humanoid.. programmable and programmed to win LOL!
  • + 2
 haha, i didnt mean it like that.. but you get what i mean
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  • + 19
 Brook, can't think of a more deserving guy to get a win after the season he has had so far!
  • + 1
 After seeing Brook crash that hard at Windham and pop right back up and finish, Ive been routing for him ever since. Way to go Brook!!!!
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  • + 14
 This was the most under rated race i have ever seen,who ever saw that comming that Brook taking the win.Awesome coverage from Redbull & congrats to Gwin winning the 2012 world cup series.
  • + 1
 What a Great race it was though huh, 5 lead changes near the end. I was excited for Gee to finally win another race and gutted to see Aaron get booted from the hot seat. But then the Bulldog came down and we all saw something just amazing......WOW what to go Brook. Its Always a joy to see someone win a WC race for the first time.
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  • + 15
 shatterd about tracey hannah, get well soon buddy!
  • + 5
 Coverage not working on Redbull, but its working on my ipad?!
  • + 2
 What happened to Tracey?
  • + 3
 Apparently she crashed and broke her femur. (look at the day 2 qualifying day pictures)
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  • + 14
 F*@k the Olympics, that was the best race you'll see all year!
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  • + 6
 Aaron sealed up the WC - race is for 2nd now between Gee and Greg - had a rider come between them - Greg may have still had a shot at the title - but not enough point spread between 4th and 5th. Great race - good track coverage - But Redbull blew it early on with problems. Hope replay is complete. Also way to go Rachel! And while I'm at it - ALL women should gualify!! Not enough to take any out!!!! Lets encourage - not discourage them!!
  • - 32
 Why are you summarising what we already know? Did somone tell you to do a write up?
Plus No the women are boring to watch i'd rather watch the junior men. I really don't understand why everyone wants to watch them. Its like watching a B grade sport. Id rather see more of the mens with some of the guys that had a bad quilifying run.
  • + 17
 Those chicks are still faster than you. Slower people throw gopro videos of themselves up all the time, and you seem to watch them. Give the ladies some respect, they deserve it.
  • + 9
 scottdmr... douche.
  • + 1
 While I agree, it would be great to see more woman race, why let all qualify just to make up the numbers? Shouldnt they be treated as equals, and go through the same qualifying as the men? Thats like saying make a course for females only, to encourage more to the sport. It's the world cup, if you can't step up and play with the likes of Rachael etc, keep practicing, no free passes.
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  • + 5
 I need a lie down, that was amazing.

Chuffed that there was a first time winner despite hoping Gee was going to take it. Love the fact him and Bryce were so happy for Brook at the end, especially Josh. Just a shame Josh lost time on the lower sections after being half a second up at split 1. Stoked that Rach won again and Manon Carpenter's getting back to form, she's going to be challenging Rach and Ragot next season, no doubt. The right man has won it, fair play to Gwin for getting down in 5th despite his injury, I'm finding it harder and harder to dislike him. As someone else has mentioned, it really came to life for me when Minnaar beat Gwin's time.

Just brilliant Smile
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  • + 5
 I find the replay service absolutely shocking to be honest- missed the world cup live because of work, put the replay on and thanks to the continuous feed I tuned in to see the last couple of riders, rather than being able to watch it from the start. Then after that there has been nothing but videos of other red bull sponsored sports on when clicking on links for the replay. So by the looks of today's world cup, you had a small window in which to catch the replay, then that's it.
  • + 3
 Red Bull really need to geit their shit together or advise the production company to do it. Apart from the stable boradcast I would have expected way more from a comapny with one of the largest marketing budgets out there.
  • + 1
 A bit longer than the 2 minutes on the Red Bull site: dirt.mpora.com/news/dirttv-val-disere-world-cup-finals.html
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  • + 4
 really wanted to watch this race and so stoked for Bulldog! but every site PB rebull and Dirt etc spoiled it with results anounced and now no replay? why do they keep doing this crap to us that are asleep on this side of the earth when actual race is on...?
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  • + 8
 No replay? So bummed.
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  • + 6
 It was just a matter of time before he would stick one. GO KIWI !!!!!
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  • + 5
 Awesome work Brook, great run, well deserved.
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  • + 1
 People saying they like a change in the results....I guess, but a lot of it has to do with injury. Danny's not even riding, Gwin and Steve are not riding to their potential. Also, I'd be fine with Gwin always coming out on top Smile
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  • + 3
 ok WTF where is the replay, us in the countrys that when the race is on it is 3am, and we have work or school the next day cant watch it live wtf red bull we want the replay
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  • + 5
 nive track, nice race, nice to see a different winner!!!
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  • + 5
 Nick Beer's crash was utterly horrendous.
  • + 6
 I think there was a united sucking-of-air-through-teeth for all who seen that.
  • + 1
 Anyone got a vid of Nick's crash (without having to go through the whole red bull replay)?
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  • + 5
 I missed it and need to watch the replay!! Where is it?
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  • + 6
 Yeah go Rachel !
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  • + 5
 Can anyone tell me where the replay is?
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  • + 2
 It's SO WRONG when mtb downhill athlete pulling out their best to win , yet this sports not in Olympics,, whereas somebody is ROBBING a medal from horses which they call EQUESTRIAN
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  • + 1
 Gee doesn't usually smile when he loses which proves how cool the bulldog is. I;m so happy someone broke Mr. Boring's deadlock on the top step of the podium.

That track looks horrible to me. I don't fancy riding it one bit!
  • + 1
 Have to agree. I'm used to seeing the "I don't like losing" look, as he has high expectations for himself.
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  • + 1
 Awesome to see Brook kill it! And Josh was looking good for a bit there too. Crazy course and some epic wrecks. Beer's hit was over the top. Spagnolo's was pretty ugly too. Great race. Now to go ride. It's only 1030 here!
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  • + 4
 Peaty did good, amazing riding, still going faster than most 12th!
  • + 2
 he's perhaps got some more exprience on off cambery tracks having ridden for so long, most tracks don't feature quite so much off cambery sections, most of the old downhill tracks were off camber and grassy rather than rough so it sorta makes sense :S

still its good to see him back in the right sorta mix, keep it up Dr Peat!!!
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  • + 4
 Anyone know if there will be a replay for this race???
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  • + 3
 This was such an exciting race!! Awesome to see Brook so happy after winning! He's a BEAST!
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  • + 3
 A Nz wins a world cup round for the second time in history but not on the news
  • + 2
 Right shame that.
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  • + 4
 Is there a replay anywhere yet?
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  • + 3
 feal sorry for Gee though but sill such a sick run from Macdonald!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 4
 i was about to props you until i realized the amount of mistakes in your sentence.. But still, yea Gee's hot seat lasted for a mere 2 minutes.
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  • + 2
 Congrats to brookdog!!! Look like he a real contender afterall. Gwin is the man though securing overall without breaking a sweat.
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  • + 3
 FUCKKKK YEAHHHH!! Finally a decent race to watch
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  • + 2
 Bummed for Hill crashing.. Really thought this one was going to go well for him!
  • - 1
 Less than 7 seconds back with that crash, I reckon he would have been up there.
  • + 1
 Yeah, by my calculations based on the times of each sector (sector 1: beginning to split 1, sector 2: split 1 to split 2, sector 3: split 2 to end) of the course, he was 0.654 secs faster than Gwin from split 1 to the end (he crashed on the first sector)..
So, had he not crashed and had a time within 0.654secs of Gwin he would made a podium run Smile .

Lets see what World Champs brings us!!
  • + 0
 Had a time within 0.654 secs of Gwin in the first sector...
  • + 1
 Why do people get sooo wrapped up with times of riders who crashed? Yes, it was a good time after having a spill, but if he was going at a pace where he stayed in control, would he have made the podium? No.
  • + 1
 Just thinkering what could have been... I'm sure he'll step it up and still stay in control on World Champs...
  • + 1
 Be great to see him get up on the Podium again
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  • + 3
 Nick Beer, crazy front flip attempt on the step up! Scary crash man
  • + 2
 Just a little under rotated. All joke aside Ive never seen a crash quite like that.
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  • + 3
 Bout time we had a kiwi on the podium! Proud as bro.
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  • + 0
 So... can we start flat pedals vs clipless debate again? Look! There were two flatties in top three! There must be something in it! These must be some new flats available earliest in 2014!
  • + 1
 Gee rides flats? cuz it looked like Ratboy was clipped in
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  • + 1
 Well I have to admit that this was really demanding track and super exciting race! And nice to see a change on the Podium too
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  • + 3
 I do not believe I missed this race
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  • + 4
 Red Bull Y U NO REPLAY?
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  • + 3
 Does anyone know where I can watch the replay??
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  • + 4
 Is there not a replay???
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  • + 1
 great race the most exciting in a while, congrats brook insane run do more of that and next year top step is yours, good luck
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  • + 3
 Gwosing... doesn't sound quite as good, does it?
  • + 3
 overall champ again sounds great though.
  • + 6
 you mean "overall champ agwin sounds great though"
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  • + 1
 WOW!!!! THE DOG POUND IN THE HOUSE!!! BIG BULLDOG was let loose way to go BM cant wait to see the replay if there is ONE!!!
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  • + 1
 Definitely the most exciting race of the year to watch! Brooks run was amazing!
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  • + 1
 Really exciting race, nice to see a change in the results. Great job bull dog!
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  • + 3
 Is there any replay?
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  • + 2
 that was a fricken awesome race
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  • + 2
 Anyone got a link to video of this event?
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  • + 2
 Good to see someone other then Gwin in the top spot!
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  • + 3
 GOOD JOB BROOKS!
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  • + 1
 the bulldog deserves a bone!!!
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  • + 1
 So happy for josh on the podium Smile
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  • + 1
 Connor Fearon is someone to watch, he's quietly climbing the ranks.
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  • + 1
 he looks so stoked to win, so happy for him!
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  • + 1
 Great race with good coverage. Congrats to Brook
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  • + 1
 Wow! Steve Peat in 12th! what a fighter! Smile
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  • + 1
 What a result for Phil Atwill !!
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  • + 2
 the bulldog is a hero!
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  • + 1
 the world champs are your´s, sam hill you still a legend best of luck
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  • + 2
 Yeah Brook!
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  • + 1
 Did anyone record it? Redbull just has a 2 min highlight clip Frown
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  • + 1
 it isn't working?! is it supposed to be live?! whaaat
  • + 2
 in other news: COME ON RACHEL!!!
  • + 1
 The womens and half the mens are not live anymore. They just show a replay.
  • + 1
 congrats brooks really solid run
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  • + 1
 Gwins gwinjury stopped him from gwinning :-)
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  • + 1
 Fantastic race and fantastic track.
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  • - 1
 You know what hasnt been said yet? Marzocchi won a world cup for the first time in years!!!!!!
  • + 2
 marzzochi has won loads u idiot, emmiline ragot is on marzzochi
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  • + 1
 Yes I enjoyed that.
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  • + 1
 Where's Danny Hart?
  • - 1
 Think he crashed in qualifying..?
  • + 2
 Dislocated shoulder a week or 2 ago.
  • + 1
 Stacked into a barrier in Les Deux Alpes, Crankworks.
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  • - 1
 Is that the first time a 888 has won a world cup in AGES?

Anybody know?
  • + 5
 Don't you mean, is that the first time a kiwi has won a world cup? The 888 just happened to be on his bike........
  • + 2
 llarggee, what are you talking about?? Emmeline Ragot has won on a Marz fork this year...
  • - 4
 yeah but the mens is a much more competitive class.. look at the magins between the gals compared to the mens.... dont get me wrong i still enjoy watching the womens races but the mens is where the bike makes a bigger difference due to the smaller gaps they're won by
  • + 4
 Blenkinsop won @ Schladming a few years ago...not the first Kiwi to win a WC.
  • + 1
 Yeah, true. Should have been won a world cup in AGES........
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 Danny hart?
  • + 2
 injured shoulder Frown
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