Day 1 Results: EWS Whistler 2019

Aug 10, 2019
by Sarah Moore  
Day 1 Results: EWS Whistler 2019

Isabeau makes quick of one of Whistlers more iconic trails at the top off Stage 6

CamelBak Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized

Pro Women's Stage 1 Results

1st. Isabeau Courdurier 22:32.73
2nd. Noga Korem 22:48.27
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 22:50.25
4th. Katy Winton 22:58.52
5th. Miranda Miller 23:06.06
6th. Morgane Charre 23:09.00
7th. Ines Thoma 23:11.40
8th. Rae Morrison 23:18.18
9th. Jill Kintner 23:30.52
10th. Jennifer Makgill 23:34.47
Pro Men's Stage 1 Results

1st. Richie Rude 19:45.61
2nd. Shawn Neer 20:18.15
3rd. Joshua Carlson 20:23.73
4th. Matthew Walker 20:28.43
5th. Sam Hill 20:32.82
6th. Mckay Vezina 20:33.94
7th. Thomas Lapeyrie 20:39.85
8th. Remi Gauvin 20:41.88
9th. Cole Lucas 20:42.57
10th. Christian Textor 20:42.89

The Privateer Adam Price is currently sitting in 79th with a time of 22:11.16 and a big day of racing tomorrow.

U21 Men Stage 1 Results

1st. Antoine Vidal 20:55.07
2nd. Brady Stone 21:06.86
3rd. Jack Menzies 21:16.24
U21 Women Stage 1 Results

1st. Paz Gallo fuentes 24:33.69
2nd. Isabella Naughton 24:40.39
3rd. Lucy Schick 24:42.80

Women Master 35+ Stage 1 Results

1st. Louise Margareta Paulin 24:44.02
2nd. Alba Wunderlin 25:26.49
3rd. Kirsty Stormer 25:42.90
Men Master 40+ Stage 1 Results

1st. Cedric Ravanel 21:22.31
2nd. Karim Amour 21:30.85
3rd. Cesar Gairin 22:25.40

Preliminary results here.


  • 29 0
 Nice seeing Carlson in a top ten spot again.
  • 6 0
 Yeah way to go Josh Carlson
  • 13 0
 Did he have his kid onboard?
  • 9 1
 McKay also!! Amazing job Stepping Up The Game For Team GIANT with the New “Reigning” 29er Race Rigs
  • 2 0
 @imho4ep: Can't wait to see the footage.
  • 29 2
 Richie Rude is an ANIMAL!! Under 20 minutes and 33 seconds up! Savage!
  • 35 49
flag thewho07 (Aug 10, 2019 at 22:46) (Below Threshold)
 Crazy but suspicious!
  • 32 16
 @thewho07: "Suspicious"... Really? You think the guy that was the face of a doping scandal would be trying anything remotely sketchy after that, or that the EWS wouldn't test him if he got 20th in a race let alone 1st? That's obviously a clean win.
  • 38 47
flag Minikeum (Aug 11, 2019 at 1:15) (Below Threshold)
 yeah, well, a dude who gets busted for drugs during the season, makes you wonder what he injects himself off season, when there is little to no control. Bring on the down votes!
  • 16 4
 Looks like the last few men dropped after it had started to rain, Rude and all the earlier riders had dry conditions. Makes Sam Hill's time especially impressive.
  • 17 1
 @tanadog: at 30 second intervals the top 20 started 10 mins apart. Do when last guy dropped in Richie still had 10 mins of racing to do on track... The rain fell for all the last 20 riders for most or all their runs.
  • 12 28
flag CM999 (Aug 11, 2019 at 1:42) (Below Threshold)
 @Minikeum: and is potentially still benefiting from their impact depending on what he took.
  • 45 30
 @Minikeum: I hear the circus is looking to hire clowns. You'd get the job in an instant.
  • 14 27
flag Minikeum (Aug 11, 2019 at 2:08) (Below Threshold)
 @davetrumpore: tell me about it Smile

You know it hurts because it’s a very legitimate question/suspicion
  • 57 29
 @Minikeum: but it's not... It's your own conspiracy theory devoid of actual proof or facts that you've made up to suit your own preconceived agenda.

You do realize you are accusing a professional rider of injecting themselves with some superhuman undetectable substance don't you?

What drugs would that be since you are the expert? No dopping program in the world buys you 30+ seconds racing in the rain.

The guy has been winning at bike racing for years , from junior ranks as a World DH champ on up because of talent.

Run along to clown school ;-)
  • 29 28

The only clown here is the racer who broke the rules, no?
  • 52 18
 @thewho07: no it's the people who can't seem to move on and accept the ruling and assessment of the doping agencies that know the actual facts, but instead choose to make up your own. Then you hide behind keyboards and screen names and make snide remarks and accusations under every EWS article.

Martin Maes broke a rule too accidentally, what will you have to say when he returns?

You can't hold people to different standards so be sure to pick one and stick to it ;-)

And remind me... What rule was broken in Whistler today? I can't think of any
  • 28 23

Different standards how? In this case you either believe someone or you don't.

Maes had a legitimate reason which every single person believed. Even most top racers sticking behind him which speaks volumes.

I don't believe Richies story, sorry. You have your views I have mine. End of.
  • 24 13
 @davetrumpore: not really a fair comparison is it though. Didn't Maes take a drug that was prescribed to him by the doctor watching over the whole EWS event, and therefore it would be perfectly reasonable for an athlete to assume the doctor is knowledgable about what is legal or not.

Whereas the only evidence we have that Rude took the drugs by accident is his word... and at the very least he was guilty of not checking the contents of a substance he was taking, which you would think any professional athlete should do no? Alberto Contador had the same "excuse" as Rude when racing road, yet got slapped with a 2 year ban and got retrospectively stripped of a Tour de France victory...
  • 20 11
 @davetrumpore: Things change. He’s been caught cheating. There’s going to be question marks next to every decent result now and every decent result he’s had in the past.
  • 24 11
 @davetrumpore: so many fools here passing judgment from their mother’s basement. I wouldn’t waste your time arguing with fools. Richie put down a savage performance. End of story.
  • 12 9
 @Minikeum: you haven’t a clue. Typical internet f*cktard.
  • 15 24
flag Minikeum (Aug 11, 2019 at 5:01) (Below Threshold)
 @Golden-G: you are right, I have no clue. But forgive me to not blindly trust a guy who got caught cheating, pulled out the water bottle excuse, and now put more than 30 seconds on everybody, on a massive stage where being able to push harder for longer gives you a massive benefit.
  • 22 2
 @tomcreber @thewho07 : Maes broke the rules as much as Rude. Both were found guilty by UCI. One of them put up a nicer story so everyone is so sorry for him. Unless you know the facts first hand, any judgement on your side is unfounded. BTW road racing is full of stories identical to that of Maes.
  • 26 1
 @Minikeum: So the over the counter preworkout juice that he took 6 months ago is the sole reason for a 30 second lead? Sign me the f*ck up for that shit.
  • 25 1
 Richie didn't spend his time off worrying if anyone on PB thought his story was true or not; he spent his off-time getting his deadlift to 450lbs - which is why he's killing it now.
  • 16 0
 @Minikeum: This has always been Richie's stage. In the past he's always been the fastest at the top the world stage. Last year he finished inside the top ten with a flat.
  • 9 23
flag thenotoriousmic (Aug 11, 2019 at 7:18) (Below Threshold)
 @Golden-G: Yeah we’re all fools for having suspicions about a proven cheat but whatever.
  • 3 3
 @chri92: @chri92: heading into the lift line back on August 1, I had a brief 'whoa' as I realized I just walked past this linebacker-looking rider on a pretty sweet Yeti SB150. Said "glad to see you back Rude". He grunted. He's probably ridden that trail every day at least once for nearly the past two weeks. That's how you WIN.
  • 6 1
 @twozerosix: cool story but kind of doubtful that's what happened ;-) hopefully you didn't just assign a person a personality trait based on their physical appearance without having an actual conversation.

Top of the World and ALL the EWS stages were closed to racers beginning August 3 so no one was riding them for two weeks.

Facts matter ;-)
  • 2 1
 @davetrumpore: ummm ok. Didn’t know the part about the TOTW trail. Quite sure it was him at the base of the hill. Not sure what ‘personality trait’ I ascribed in my post or what ‘alternative facts’ I proposed. Cheers.
  • 1 0
 @Thustlewhumber: He deadlifts 450lbs??? Wow. That's a great movement for cycling in general and especially enduro.
  • 2 4
 @davetrumpore: Yeah facts do matter and the fact is that he’s got a drug ban on his record, he’s always going to have a ban on his record and no amount of down votes are going to change that I’m afraid. He’s cheated before and there’s always going to be questions whenever he gets a good result now.
  • 3 0
 @thenotoriousmic: look up his record just to be sure...The WADA ruling still says "accidental ingestion"

It's always going to say accidental on his record no matter how many times you claim he cheated and chirp him in the comments. No matter how much you want to villify someone for what cycling's hovering body and WADA have deemed an accident they will never concise he intentionally cheated. And give how harsh they were to Martin Mae's I don't think they come to that conclusion for Richie lightly or without seroisly strong facts put forward in his defense

Maybe just maybe you don't have your facts straight ... Cheers
  • 1 5
flag thenotoriousmic (Aug 12, 2019 at 11:35) (Below Threshold)
 @davetrumpore: I’ve got my facts straight. He’s got a ban for doping or am I making that up? No I didn’t think so. End of discussion.
  • 4 0
 @thenotoriousmic: soooo... Will you have the same rage for Martin Maes when he returns? Or does he get a pass from you? Facts being facts as you say... then He has a ban for dopping too ;-)
  • 3 0
 @thenotoriousmic: you haven’t got shit straight. You’ve got an opinion and that’s it.
  • 4 0
 Both cases ruled accidental... As in not deliberately cheating.

Are you going believe one and not the other despite WADA coming to same conclusion for both ?

And you say he will always have questions surrounding him after an good result? How many wins and podiums will he need to be tested after for you to drop that line of BS? Because after this weekend it will be three results, three doping tests, and zero adverse analytical findings... Will the testing protocols not satisfy you?

Maybe it was ... Gasp... Just an accident ...
  • 1 3
 @Golden-G: So it’s just my opinion that rudes got a doping ban? Ok

@davetrumpore it’s always going to say accidental unless you can prove it wasn’t which would be impossible without reading the guys mind. It’s not what you know it’s what you can prove and all we know is that he was found with a banned substance in his system during a race. How it got there or why is irrelevant. He’ll never shake it. It’s something he’s going to carry for the rest of his career. Is he passing doping tests because he’s gone straight or has he improved his doping program? Who knows?
  • 1 0
 @davetrumpore: haters gonna hate! What I don't like though is that many people treat Maes differently from Rude, basing judgement on emotions rather than facts. Well what can you do...

Better tell us where we can buy prints of your photos Smile
  • 2 2
 @davetrumpore: What dont you understand here. Richie and Maes both broke the rules. Maes has a completely believable story. Richie has a bullshit story. Simple.
  • 2 0
 @thewho07: opinions, everyone has one. Just your opinion. No facts. Nothing of value added.
  • 3 0
 @thewho07: @thewho07: is it that simple ?? It's not. You've decided to believe one and not the other that's all.

Is it really harder to believe that Jared gave Richie his water bottle in a liason? There's pics of Jared mixing a bottle a few years back with an over the counter pre workout supplement that contains what are now banned substances. Is it so far fetched that Jared continued to stick to his routine and had mixed the same thing on that day? Riders share food and water and tools all the time at ews so how is it so unbelievable? Jated admitted to putting the suplament in his bottle and admitted to sharing it with Richie on climb to last stage....I was there, in Olargues and it was a brutal race and feed station was out of water in last stage. Everyone was helping each other get by. Honestly what is so far fetched about this?

If that's so unbelievable then you would surely want to think Martin's was fabricated after the fact by a Doctor wouldn't you?

Or maybe, just maybe, some riders are super naive to the strict WADA lists, rules and protocols that they straight up made bone head mistakes?

So... Is it really so simple and black and white???

It really seems everyone's "proof" is that Richie has been winning at bike racing his while life and had always been bigger and stronger than most other riders. A physical trait we was born with and a way he has been since he was about 12 years old... (And he's still smaller than some DH guys)
  • 1 0
 @davetrumpore: difference is that Maes is better in the interviews than Rude. If cases were reversed and Maes had the incident with the bottle, I'm sure we would hear how he was dying from thirst and didn't have a choice but to drink from someone's bottle and how he trusted the other rider etc. Everyone would pity him and say he got robbed etc.
Now don't get me wrong, I really hope Maes was clean and I'm looking forward to his return, but it's good to be aware how we are affected by some random story and how by the facts.
  • 26 1
 Wow! Team yeti stepping up, and NEER! Didn't see that coming. Well done
  • 10 0
 All that hanging out in Whistler came in handy
  • 4 1
 @Mntneer: apparently. I'm curious to see if Shawn can carry this momentum into day 2
  • 6 1
 Yeah they crushed it! Super cool to see Shawn at the top end. Those dudes are animals
  • 4 1
 The Neericle on Bikes
  • 7 21
flag JohSch (Aug 11, 2019 at 1:50) (Below Threshold)
 One hell of a water bottle right there
  • 11 1
 @JohSch: give it a rest... I would say the dust has settled, but it sounds like Richie's run was in the rain.... ;-)

Pretty sure it was a stimulant in the bottle, but I think these pinkbike readers have been watching captain america when he got the super soldier serum and think that's what was in Richie's bottle when he tested positive. Now if you said "one hell of an infection" about Maes, that's a bit more appropriate. It's all scandalous either way, but let's just focus on riding bikes and not make baseless claims.
  • 7 2
 @JohSch: you might have the most idiotic comment on this page currently. Give it a rest.
  • 19 0
 The women's times are a lot closer than I was expecting over such a long stage. Good to see Katy back at the sharp end again. tup
  • 16 1
 Damn Curtis Keene sitting pretty in 11th?!
  • 4 0
 The American Dream has still got it!
  • 13 4
 Is it just me or is the EWS website horrible? The UCO site is far more accessible and intuitive. And why would I give the EWS my email and create a login just to check times? Am I missing something?
  • 11 1
 @millsr4: I realize I am a moron now, but I swear I've tried to follow the race while in progress and struggled to find it. maybe I should delete my comment lolz
  • 6 0
 It is awful. At least it is for me on mobile
  • 5 0
 @Vector1: It's way worst than last year.
  • 4 0
 @powderturns: glad you made the comment - otherwise no one would have linked it - and I didn't know about it too - I find it hard to follow events sometimes and wish there was a more easier way to find the links
  • 2 1
 so hard to view on mobile
  • 7 0
 Why doesnt Luke "KING OF WASHINGTON ENDURO/DH" Strobel race EWS ? Its only a few hrs from his house!
  • 1 0
 I always wonder this too! Didn't he race this a couple year's ago and finish around 25th? Respectable place for his first(and only?) EWS.
  • 1 0
 @skycries57 because EWS is evil
  • 4 0
 @oldedge: last time I saw him he was pedaling up Tiger with about 20 female riders. What would you rather do?

(this was admittedly a while ago)
  • 6 1
 Thank you Pinkbike for posting the privateer's placement
  • 4 0
 I've been in 5 stage races that have had less racing than that...
  • 1 1
 Ha, some years ago there where a few in Germany with have of the the time on the clock after a whole day... didn't like it
  • 3 1
 And the rest of the racing will probably not be much longer. I find it cool to have long stages but non sense to have such differences between the stages. Now it feels like the racing is done already.
  • 14 1
 @EnduroManiac: there are 5 stages left ... 3 of them will be well over 10 minutes. No where near over
  • 4 1
 Is it fair to say, barring a mechanical, that the men's race is already over? Can't see anyone making 33 seconds up on Rude.
  • 6 0
 It ain't over till it's over. A lot of racing left to keep the rubber side down, stay on the track, and preserve the bike.
  • 3 0
 Did i miss something, where is Ed Masters?
  • 1 0
  • 2 0
 @Mntneer: thanks, im blind apparently
  • 1 0
 Nice to see a bunch of guys near the top who aren't usually there. Bit of work to do for some of the top 10 in the overall, especially the French guys.
  • 4 1
 I think many of the guys who are now on top, have a lot of runs from "top of the world", and really know every stone. Others have only one training run. But on this long stage the intimacy with course leads to minutes lead. Rest of race will be quite boring, because the others cannot catch up this big gap.
  • 9 6
 @mensch-mueller: they've ALL ridden it many times and it's been raced 7 years running.
  • 4 1
 @davetrumpore: Hi, btw thanks for all your great photos!!! I really like that you are always pay attention to the soil and landscape.
  • 5 1
 Go for it Richie!
  • 4 0
 Pumped for Shawn!!!
  • 3 1
  • 2 0
 That's pretty much a 5 stage total for most local enduros around here...
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
 Pinnit MMMMMiranda Miller!!
  • 1 0
 This should be the last stage of the race to keep things more open until the end...
  • 2 0
 Cool seeing Cole Lucas in the top 10!
  • 1 0
 Good to see the Yeti guys crushing it & on dentist bikes according to PB members.
  • 2 1
 Guess the Reign goes good on big wheels.
  • 1 0
 Nice work Carlson!
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