Mont Saint Anne Qualifying Results - UCI World Cup 2012

Jun 22, 2012
by Julian Coffey  
Results DHI Men Qualifying:

42237 Dhi Me Results Qr

Top Qualifier 2012


Results DHI Women Qualifying:

42237 Dhi We Results Qr

Top Qualifier 2012






141 Comments

  • 63 0
 Gee in 6th after nailing the crap out of himself. Hats off to the guy!
  • 19 0
 He's one tough guy. Broke the major bone in his leg...came back two months later to steal 3rd.....now this.
  • 14 0
 I saw that crash and it was rough.. He's a seriously tough and dedicated guy and one of the hardest working guys. Major respect!
  • 10 1
 Yeah Gee tries so damn hard - he needs a win.
  • 15 66
flag scottdmr (Jun 22, 2012 at 16:06) (Below Threshold)
 "Broke a bone in his leg and came back 8 weeks later" Not that tough..... Ryan dungey broke his colarbone in practice in ama sx and still rode and finished second. Thats "tough"
  • 31 5
 Breaking a major bone in your leg is alot worse then a collar bone.
  • 8 2
 I was at MSA today and talked a bit with Gee. He was really nice and in an upbeat mood. Im glad he did great. Most certainly will be a great contender, lets hope that he does not blow out his tire like he did last year.

Also, Im really happy for Hans Lambert and Mat Beer, I met Hans and he was really stoked about qualifying, great guy and such an enthusiastic rider. Also, I was lucky to have a gondola ride with Matt Beer to the top before his Qualifying run, we got to talk about other things than racing and Im really happy that he qualified and positioned himself well.

I might come out pro-canadian but hey, we all tend to support our own Smile Great results guys,

Stevie,
Matt,
Hans,

Do Canadiana proud on our own turf Smile

-Ken
  • 6 2
 yea dungey is the fucking man tho
  • 2 0
 Spiral fractures for the win.
  • 3 0
 So many big names coming out on top!!
  • 1 0
 Always is big names comin out on top! I would love to see a no name guy just come along and totally stomp the competition. Just imagining Rob Warner commentating that run is making me laugh. "LOOOOK AT THE TIME!!!!!!!!!"
  • 2 0
 Yeah fairness is not a factor and yeah it would insult the other racers maybe. but dont you think it's a little extreme to be beating them by that much? It's insulting to them right now. Look at Athertons podcasts, Gee is always pissed when he looses by a little bit, and then Gwin come in and devastates. In my racing experience getting beat by an enormous amount is truly demoralizing. I don't ever see Gwin quitting but its ridiculous and i feel like many other people feel the same way.
  • 1 0
 At the end of the day its an every rider for themselves competitive sport, gwin is just at the top, he said himself no ones unbeatable, just means the other riders will have to step it up making great races.
  • 56 23
 My feelings for Mr.Gwin have gone something like this over the past few seasons..

Meh
Fair play
Well done mate
OK. That's enough now.
Damn Yank. Stop winning!
OH come on that's just stupid!

And now it's bordering on a near hatred!

Wink

Don't get me wrong.. I respect the guy.. He's the best rider in the world at the moment, and a damn fast one at that.. I'm just fed up of his winning! haha!

Anyway.. Come on brits! Come on Danny! If all else fails, may Minnaar win! Whatever.. It's gonna be a good race! Big Grin
  • 3 1
 My top 5 was WAYY off..
  • 13 13
 Ahem, you mean his "gwinning" ;]
  • 10 1
 It's pretty crazy that Gwin can get seconds ahead of one of, not the most consistently winning people in downhill. I know it's qualifying and anything can happen on race day, but I'm excited to see if there is still such a gap in times. Gwin has really raised the bar for everyone else. Everyone is pushing so hard for that #1 spot. It's been a great season so far.
  • 5 49
flag SEA5ONS (Jun 22, 2012 at 15:01) (Below Threshold)
 @joshtp I said the exact same thing man. Gwin is a fantastic rider but its time for him to step off the podium and give the other competition a chance.
  • 6 61
flag alazamanza (Jun 22, 2012 at 15:18) (Below Threshold)
 mine GWIN feelings went something like

yeah new podium finnisher

ok hes doing pretty well

hmmm ... again

ok this is starting to P*** me off!!!!

FFS

Booring

HA TAKETHAT GWIN!!! GO HART!!!

phew its not dejka vu

FFS NOT AGAIN

go die gwin!!!
  • 4 0
 I think you forgot about the "HOW THE HELL DID HE MANAGE TO GO YET FASTER!!" moments Wink
  • 23 2
 Yeah, how dare someone put in massive practice and dedication to become the absolute best at his sport and make race day boring! What a jerk.
  • 33 1
 You've got to be kidding me Sea5ons. He should give up the podium and give the other competition a chance? Seriously? He's lost races. He's not invincible. He should absolutely NOT give up the podium if he's earning it. That is the biggest bunch of crap I've ever heard. He's earning those wins. Just like everyone else who wins. I highly doubt the other world cup riders want him to just hand over wins because you think he's being selfish. They want to earn their wins too. That's a damn insult to the other racers too, that you think they can't win and Gwin should just give them wins.
  • 15 4
 This is a raging example of the new generation raised to believe that fairness and equality actually exist. Guys, welcome to reality, fairness is an ABSTRACT concept, it has never, doesn't now, and never will exist! Let's have everybody win and give others a chance." This is competitive bike racing, come on! Socialism sucks and only promotes mediocrity, Atlas Shrugged people!
  • 4 2
 Even though im not a Gwin fan i still respect the man. Hes Gwinning everything cuz hes focused and hes a natural talented man machine. Yes hes boring to watch, but hell hes stepping up the game and that is refreshing.
  • 4 0
 why are there so much idiots in our sport? @Sea5ons @alazamanza
  • 3 23
flag makripper (Jun 22, 2012 at 17:11) (Below Threshold)
 gwin sucks!
  • 2 0
 Dont forget Minnaar here in Ste-Anne. I saw him race that course multiple times. He can step up and kill it like no one else. He has good chances of winning this.
  • 3 2
 @wasea04

This idea of fairness is born in primary school where everyone gets playing time in soccer and baseball, and everyone gets a trophy... lets leave competitive sports and views on government separate for petes pepper!

Also last i checked when the USSR was around it had some of the worlds greatest athletes so idk if u can say it promotes mediocrity
  • 7 0
 Don't hate. Appreciate. Gwin is an amazing rider. Only Minnaar is near his level right now.
  • 3 0
 @wasea04 you my friend hit the nail on the head!
  • 2 0
 I kinda felt like that about him last season as he came from nowhere but now I think hats off to him. He's raised the bar again now it's up to everyone else to find that special ingredient in their breakfast.
  • 1 0
 Who's Pete and why does he have a pepper, I want one too, we should all have peppers, 'sounds fair to me Smile Yes, it might be boring that Gwin is so dominant, oh well, we should appreciate the excellence he brings to the track and strive for the same. Back when Sam Hill was doing the same, I wanted to be that guy, and now I want to shred like Gwin. 'Talking about dominance, how 'bout Peat and Minnaar, those two account for about half of all the world cup victories in the past five years, and before them it was Vouilloz.....I love a tough competition, it's what keeps life fun.
  • 3 0
 Dont get me wrong its awesome to see Gwin put the US back on the map in terms of mountain biking on the World Cup scene, hes a complete animal and an awesome guy. The fact that hes this good and still such a humble guy speaks volumes about him as a person.

I just wish that everyone else would get a slight bit faster so the times were closer, i enjoy the nailbiters that all Big Grin
  • 3 0
 It's interesting that Gwin get so much stick for winning everything. When Sam Hill did the same thing a few years ago, everybody loved him for it. Personally I think Gwin's "The Man', and if means that everybody else has to get quicker to beat him, then that can only be a good think.
  • 2 0
 in not a fan of gwin massively, but remember the 07/08 seasons?

gwin is doing what sam hill did back then, pulling everyone elses trousers down.
  • 1 0
 Yeah fairness is not a factor and yeah it would insult the other racers maybe. but dont you think it's a little extreme to be beating them by that much? It's insulting to them right now. Look at Athertons podcasts, Gee is always pissed when he looses by a little bit, and then Gwin come in and devastates. In my racing experience getting beat by an enormous amount is truly demoralizing. I don't ever see Gwin quitting but its ridiculous and i feel like many other people feel the same way.
  • 1 0
 No it's not a little extreme to beat them by that much. His job, what he gets paid to do, is to be the best damn athlete he can be, to perform at his peak, to go as fast as he can.

It's not his fault other people aren't as fast. And if you haven't noticed, the other riders ARE catching up. This isn't little league baseball, there is no mercy rule. Should the top 20 riders slow down so the riders in the bottom end of the field have a fair chance? Of course not. You either go fast and win, or you don't.

It's ridiculous people are only saying this now about a rider, but before when someone was dominating, it was perfectly okay.
  • 26 0
 Anyone noticed that josh bryceland is a constant factor up there with the big guns this season?
  • 7 1
 Well, he did get 2nd here last year, and would have won La Bresse if he didn't crash
  • 4 0
 I know but he is getting so much more consistent. No longer Rat Boy. He is becoming Rat Man ;-)
  • 1 0
 yes, i have noticed. the kid has so much talent it's good to see that he's finally getting the results every race now.
  • 2 0
 10th and he had to ride with out his chain, good result,
  • 1 0
 Hopefully he'll give Gwinny a run for his money again. Minnaar still has a good chance, and Hill will be aching to take the win after Champs was last there
  • 1 0
 Its wide open, there is at least 10 guys who can take it, let's just see what happens...
  • 20 3
 STEVIE!!! ITS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!!! Razz
  • 5 0
 I'm behind him and Devinci!!
  • 16 1
 the ONLY reason to not like Gwin is personal. because he is an amazing athlete coupled with a level head and humble demeanor. such individuals should be celebrated.
  • 16 1
 Hope to see Sam Hill pinning some awkward lines, and getting on the podium.
  • 10 0
 I'm pumped to see Hill back in the top 10. He's been one of my favorite riders for so long, and I'm glad to see him making a comeback after these last couple seasons.
  • 4 0
 I saw him in thr specialized both with is ankle strap but he look chill
  • 1 0
 he always looks chill Smile
  • 18 4
 Over 1/4 of the qualifiers are Brits.... well done boys.
  • 5 4
 #1 is American
  • 2 0
 Gwin don't belong to this world he's that fast
  • 10 3
 I wonder if the rest of the field isn't feel demoralized before the race even begins. Whether you like him or not, or hate him because he is American, his dominance is pretty amazing. Has there ever been a run like this in the modern era of DH racing?
  • 4 0
 Yeah Nico -
  • 6 7
 I don't hate him because he's American, I just hate him because he's American. Jokes aside, Gwin is on it again this year, however in regards to your comment 'Has there been a run like this in the modern era of DH racing', You obviously haven't seen Danny Harts 2011 World Champs run.
  • 5 0
 no, I saw that run, it was just amazing, one of my favorite videos to watch of all time, too bad it was done by a Brit (sorry, had to throw that in there because of your comments).. what I was referring to was a run as in a long term dominance that Gwin is on.. he just seems untouchable...
  • 2 0
 @barks5133, clearly billybobzia was referring to Gwin's consistency on qualis and on race day. It''s such a cliche to blurt out "Practice makes perfect" but on Gwin's case it's true.
  • 3 0
 I now realise what you meant about the run, it was past my bedtime when I replied and I've just slapped myself for my stupidity. Also I'd just like to say I have nothing against Americans, just incase anyone doesn't realise it was a joke and accuses me of being racist or something.
  • 5 0
 @ barks5133 It's Ok - The AmeriGwins can get pretty obnoxious - and still be proud of it.
  • 2 0
 baste.. no worries, all in good humor
  • 2 0
 Sam Hill Had 5 Wins in a row (really 6 if you count champery 2007, we know he would have smashed matti on a dry course) at the end of 07 / start of 08. Gwin hasnt managed 5 in a row yet but 7 wins out of the last 11 races is pretty insane
  • 15 5
 That's right, here we go agwin...
  • 2 5
 Ah, but the question is, will the field respond like they did before and drop their times significantly again? I sure hope so, it will make race day even more exciting.
  • 9 0
 Connor Fearon top 30. Great work kiddo!
  • 10 1
 Stevie Smith for the win this weekend!
  • 12 4
 Gwinny on top again!!!
  • 17 3
 Good to see Brendan at least inside the 20's!!
  • 3 0
 Go Gwin! I really like the guy. He seems like a mellow dude from all the stuff I've seen on the internet. I'd also like to see Strobel post a good time as well as Beaumont. And if Gwin isn't sitting at the top, I'd love to see Gee or Stevie take top spot.
  • 8 1
 The Bulldog!!!!
  • 3 0
 Enn Zed represent!
  • 5 0
 Must remember to avoid PB on a world cup weekend. Always opting the results in the headlines... Frown
  • 2 0
 You've got to take your hat off to Aaron Gwin! his dedication and hard work is paying dividends, its TIME for the rest of the riders to up there game if they really want the glory.

Other wise settle for second best and look on.

Prediction:

1. Gwin
2. Minnar
3. Hart
4. Smith
5. McDonald
  • 2 0
 dean lucas will smash it in juniors Big Grin
  • 5 0
 Did Graves injure himself? I see Elliot and Rude did well.
  • 4 0
 Flat tire... he isn't a protected rider either.
  • 6 0
 Man, that sucks. Well still hope it goes great in the finals for the entire Yeti Team.
  • 6 1
 Well that sucks for Graves. Better luck next round.
  • 13 7
 1. Sam 2. Gwin 3. Greg
  • 6 0
 Good to see Leov top 5
  • 3 0
 Yup two Kiwis in top 5 Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Mitch Ropelato!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Why all the haters on Gwin, is it the fact you don't have a 1/16 of his skill! Maybe you hate the fact that another American is owning the records like "Napalm" Palmer once did!
  • 6 1
 C'mon Danny!
  • 1 0
 Finally see his name again
  • 2 0
 This season feels like a sort of golden age of Downhill for some reason. So many top players from today, tomorrow and yesterday in a pack and one guy out front.
  • 2 0
 I hate to say this, but it looks like Minnaar might finish 2nd AGAIN in the overall - for the 4th year in a row!!! Tell me he's not one frustrated dude!
  • 4 0
 USA back in the map for dh racing!kudos!
  • 3 0
 and some big names many seconds back, again!
  • 3 1
 I think Rob Warner will have a better chance to podium top 5 if he races over B-dog. Rob ftw ! ! ! ! !
  • 1 1
 Damn straight... If he was serious (i.e. Actually trained) about it he'd have beaten Graves in the sprint challenge!!!
  • 3 0
 Good to see Chris Kovarik in the results. Respect....
  • 2 0
 good to see him out at a WC, i hope he can post up a much better time than qualy. it would be rad to see him top 20
  • 1 0
 Chris is still one of my favorite riders and I was hoping to see him in the final but unfortunately he didn't qualify.His wife Claire has done well though up in 8th position.
  • 4 0
 come on kiwis!
  • 4 0
 In terms of population, you guys are really punching above your weight.

When are we going to see a Kiwi woman come knock Rachel off the top, eh? I was hoping Tracey was going to do it but I'm losing hope by the race.

USA once dominated (in terms of depth of field), France, Australia, then Great Britain - I think NZ should be dominating in the not too distant future. The kiwis were all over Fort Bill.
  • 3 0
 Yeah Kiwis are in a really good place atm.
  • 2 0
 Aaron Gwin, what kind of fuel you are eating ? Dirt ? Gasoline? Looking so FAST and SMOOTH at the same time !
  • 1 0
 haha I love how there was no american dh rider on the world cup podium for ten years and then when it final happens Gwin just straight dominates eveything
  • 10 8
 Arron Gwin Is unstopable..... hes so amazing!!!
  • 4 1
 what happened to kris??
  • 1 0
 ye wtf, anyone? nice to see lehikonen still at it
  • 3 3
 Gwin only two seconds up. This race will be tight. Wouldn't be surprised if minnar beats him this race or even harts first world cup win.
  • 2 0
 Aaron Gwin getting ready fucking heat kick there ass for sure
  • 3 0
 go gee!
  • 3 2
 Wow Logan Mullaly in 134th, isn't he like 14 or 15?!? Crazy!
1. Gwin
2. Hill
3. Fairclough
4. Blinky
5. Needles
  • 1 0
 lol, hes young but not that young
  • 1 0
 Hey PINKBIKE! We want a pic of Marcelo Gutierrez!!!! He's right up there with some of the topgunners!!
  • 1 0
 What happened to Jared Graves? 151 isn't that great. Did he have a huge off or something...
  • 1 0
 Would like to see Smith, Beaumont, and Fairclough on the podium in any order.
  • 2 0
 * in homer Simpson voice* Stoopid sexy Aaron gwin
  • 1 0
 love the uci code. Can see how the oldies do against the youngsters. kinda creepy too, a little privacy?
  • 1 0
 feeling like Sam Hill is going to pull it off. I think he just might get a podium. Predictions, Hart, Gwyn and Hill.
  • 10 8
 USA! USA!
  • 1 0
 Revelstoke B.C's girl Casey Brown. Good job on the top 20 posting!
  • 1 0
 Why Pro riders on WC fall always with the back wheel ?!
  • 3 1
 Go Stevie!!
  • 2 1
 go go go Steve u can win this one is easy, bud ur the best
  • 2 1
 steve gonna win this one in frog land
  • 2 0
 Go Stevie!!
  • 1 0
 Gwin is gonna take the hole thing
  • 1 0
 i had this feeling sam hills killing it
  • 1 0
 yeah Gwin!! DIALED!!!! .... Gwinner Gwinner Chicken Dinner!!
  • 1 0
 Its nice to see Micayla racing again!! Giver' girl!!
  • 1 0
 give em hell Danny, for the North East Grrrrrrrr Wink
  • 1 0
 C'mon Fearon! yeeew!
  • 1 0
 Go Smith..!!!
  • 1 0
 Want brendan on podium!
  • 1 0
 Another 8 for Sam Frown ...
  • 5 5
 Gwinny going for the win
  • 10 11
 Gwinning
  • 33 2
 Please don't say that.
  • 5 1
 Lol. Good response!
  • 4 6
 Time to nick gwins wheels
  • 4 2
 someone had to say it...
  • 9 7
 of course, as its the only way you Brits might beat him.. haha
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