Day one of EWS Les Orres is over and the four stages created some surprising results. In the Elite Men, it would be a different winner on every stage with Adrien Dailly holding the overall lead at the end of the day. Ed Masters should be glad he decided to focus on the EWS with a second place results. Richie Rude had a tough day but he is in touching distance of the win in third position.
In the Elite Women, Isabeau Courdurier continues her domination of the 2019 series and holds the lead going into day two. Raphaela Richter also had a great race with three second place finishes and a stage victory over the dominant Courdurier. Completing the overall top three is Ines Thoma who managed to stay consistent and holds a great position going for the overall win.
Live Stage Updates:STAGE 1Stage Updates3:48 am PDT
The Elite Women are on track, can Isabeau Courdurier make it five in a row this weekend? 3:51 am PDT
Raphaela Richter currently leads with a time of 6:58.84.3:52 am PDT
We are getting reports that Noga Korem has not been feeling very well since arriving at Les Orres, but is still going to compete.3:59 am PDT
Miranda Miller goes into second place, 18 seconds back on Richter. 4:00 am PDT
Katy Winton is back from injury and just beats Miller's time. She will be looking to get a great result after a few weeks off.4:01 am PDT
Ines Thoma can't beat the time of Richter and goes 12.88
back, and slots in second position.4:02 am PDT
Melanie Pugin is coming off a great result in Canazei and now goes fourth on stage one.4:04 am PDT
Andreane Lanthier Nadeau (ALN) comes the closest to Richter's time so far just six seconds off the pace.4:05 am PDT
Series leader Isabeau Courdurier takes the win on the first stage today, going over four seconds faster.4:10 am PDT
With the top men still to come down the stage, Hugo Pigeon currently leads with a time of 6:20.85.4:15 am PDT
Richie Rude sets the fastest time on stage one so far, he beats Pigeon by over twelve seconds.4:17 am PDT
Greg Callaghan looks to be up to speed on stage one and now sits third. 4:20 am PDT
Mathew Stuttard passes Greg's time and goes third fastest so far.4:20 am PDT
Missing out on the Vallnord World Cup DH seems to have paid off for Matthew Walker as he puts down an amazing run into second place, just over three seconds behind Rude. 4:25 am PDT
Adrien Dailly goes so close to Rude but just can't quite beat his time.4:28 am PDT
Ed Masters has an amazing first stage and currently leads. 4:30 am PDT
Current series leader can't match Masters' pace and goes into fourth position, three seconds back. 4:31 am PDT
Sam Hill has a disaster of a first stage. He is currently over 42 seconds back from Masters.4:32 am PDT
Sam Hill had a rear puncture on stage one, causing him to lose all that time. Can he make his way back?ResultsElite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 6:54.432nd.
Raphaela Richter: +4.413rd.
Noga Korem: +15.175th.
Ines Thoma: +17.296th.
Katy Winton: +19.397th.
Melanie Pugin: +21.228th.
Morgane Charre: +22.079th.
Miranda Miller: +22.8210th.
Georgia Astle: +31.50Elite Men1st.
Ed Masters: 6:08.182nd.
Richie Rude: +0.253rd.
Adrien Dailly: +1.354th.
Florian Nicolai: +35th.
Matthew Walker: +3.706th.
Christian Textor: +8.367th.
Gustav Wildhaber: +8.758th.
Dimitri Tordo: +8.829th.
Robin Wallner: +9.8910th.
Remi Gauvin: +9.90
STAGE 2 (QUEEN)Stage Updates4:37 am PDT
After a second place on the first stage Raphaela Richter is again the early leader on the second stage.4:44 am PDT
Miranda Miller goes over twenty seconds back from the top time. 4:47 am PDT
Ines Thoma manages to beat Miller's time but it still more than fifteen seconds off the pace.4:49 am PDT
ALN finishes the stage almost twenty seconds back and slots into third. 4:50 am PDT
Noga Korem is just off Thoma's time.4:52 am PDT
Isabeau Courdurier goes fastest again and takes her fifth Queen stage win of 2019. 5:00 am PDT
Hugo Pigeon has set the current fastest time on stage two, can Ed Masters get another stage win?5:01 am PDT
Richie Rude goes over 18 seconds faster and now leads the Queen stage. The extra series points will be very useful if he can keep the top spot on this stage. 5:06 am PDT
Rude apparently had a big over the bars crash on the second stage so despite his current lead it looks like the top guys will probably best his time. 5:08 am PDT
Leigh Johnson finishes the stage in second but there is still a big gap to Rude. 5:10 am PDT
Sam Hill may receive a time penalty for arriving late to the start of stage 2.5:11 am PDT
Adrien Dailly is unable to beat Rude's time, it looks like the crash may not have slowed him down too much. 5:12 am PDT
Dimitri Tordo is coming off a great result last weekend and goes into third.5:13 am PDT
Kevin Miquel didn't have the best first stage but he is back in the mix on stage 2, he goes ten seconds back.5:14 am PDT
Ed Masters can't top Rude. Richie Rude must have been having an amazing run to maintain the lead and have a big crash.5:15 am PDT
Florian Nicolai comes over eleven seconds back into fifth.ResultsElite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 11:19.832nd.
Raphaela Richter: +14.403rd.
Ines Thoma: +30.374th.
Noga Korem: +30.545th.
Miranda Miller: +37.907th.
Katy Winton: +38.748th.
Morgane Charre: +43.309th.
Melanie Pugin: +47.0210th.
Becky Cook: +55.67Elite Men1st.
Richie Rude: 10:04.792nd.
Ed Masters: +3.243rd.
Adrien Dailly: +8.314th.
Kevin Miquel: +10.405th.
Florian Nicolai: +11.386th.
Dimitri Tordo: +11.767th.
Leigh Johnson: +14.658th.
Cole Lucas: +16.299th.
Sam Hill: 16.7110th.
Hugo Pigeon: +18.71Overall after stage 2Elite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 18:14.2602nd.
Raphaela Richter: 18:33.0703rd.
Noga Korem: 18:59.9705th.
Ines Thoma: 19:01.9206th.
Katy Winton: 19:12.3907th.
Miranda Miller: 19:14.9808th.
Morgane Charre: 19:19.6309th.
Melanie Pugin: 19:22.50010th.
Becky Cook: 19:45.940Elite Men1st.
Richie Rude: 16:13.2202nd.
Adrien Dailly: 16:22.6304th.
Florian Nicolai: 16:27.3505th.
Dimitri Tordo: 16:33.5506th.
Leigh Johnson: 16:37.6607th.
Kevin Miquel: 16:39.5608th.
Matthew Walker: 16:39.7309th.
Cole Lucas: 16:40.25010th.
Gustav Wildhaber: 16:43.690
STAGE 3Stage Updates5:24 am PDT
Raphaela Richter is having an amazing day with two second place finishes so far. She is once again leading stage 3.5:40 am PDT
Miranda Miller goes fifteen seconds back and sits in second place.5:43 am PDT
Ines Thoma finishes the stage 17.67
off the pace.5:44 am PDT
Melanie Pugin crosses the line just behind Thoma.5:47 am PDT
Morgane Charre goes 0.4
faster than Pugin to take fourth.5:48 am PDT
Isabeau Courdurier goes into second place, Raphaela Richter takes the win.5:55 am PDT
Hugo Pigeon leads the Elite Men on stage 3. 5:58 am PDT
Richie Rude goes faster but only by 1.38
.6:04 am PDT
Matthew Walker crosses the line third.6:08 am PDT
Adrien Dailly tops Rude's time by over ten seconds.6:09 am PDT
Remi Gauvin goes just behind Rude and into third. 6:10 am PDT
Dimitri Tordo also beats Rude and now sits second. 6:11 am PDT
Kevin Miquel goes five seconds back.6:11 am PDT
Ed Masters falls just behind Miquel's time. 6:11 am PDT
Sam Hill has recovered from the disasters of the first two stages and crosses the line second. 6:12 am PDT
Florian Nicolai is just behind Hill in third. ResultsElite Women1st.
Raphaela Richter: 8:34.552nd.
Isabeau Courdurier: +2.023rd.
Miranda Miller: +15.284th.
Ines Thoma: +17.675th.
Morgane Charre: +17.856th.
Melanie Pugin: +18.207th.
Noga Korem: +25.628th.
Becky Cook: +26.059th.
Julie Duvert: +29.5010th.
Morgane Jonnier: +32.79Elite Men1st.
Adrien Dailly: 7:41.972nd.
Sam Hill: +1.263rd.
Florian Nicolai: +3.054th.
Dimitri Tordo: +4.135th.
Kevin Miquel: +5.246th.
Ed Masters: +5.587th.
Richie Rude: +10.058th.
Remi Gauvin: +10.459th.
Hugo Pigeon: +11.4310th.
Matthew Walker: +11.53Overall after stage 3Elite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 26:50.8302nd.
Raphaela Richter: 27:07.6203rd.
Ines Thoma: 27:54.1404th.
Noga Korem: 28:00.1405th.
Miranda Miller: 28:04.8106th.
Morgane Charre: 28:12.0307th.
Melanie Pugin: 28:15.2508th.
Katy Winton: 28:21.0909th.
Becky Cook: 28:46.54010th.
Anita Gehrig: 28:55.740Elite Men1st.
Ed Masters: 24:03.7602nd.
Adrien Dailly: 24:04.6003rd.
Richie Rude: 24:05.2404th.
Florian Nicolai: 24:12.3705th.
Dimitri Tordo: 24:19.6506th.
Kevin Miquel: 24:26.7707th.
Matthew Walker: 24:33.2308th.
Hugo Pigeon: 24:37.7509th.
Leigh Johnson: 24:38.53010th.
Greg Callaghan: 24:42.630
STAGE 4Stage Updates5:55 am PDT
After taking the stage win on 3 Raphaela Richter is already down the last stage of the day and leads by over nine seconds.7:15 am PDT
The final 15 Elite Women should be starting stage four soon. 7:22 am PDT
Miranda Miller finishes the last stage of the day 2.59
back from current fastest rider Raphaela Richter. 7:23 am PDT
Ines Thoma is off the pace on stage 4 and sits fourth.7:24 am PDT
Melanie Pugin has a great final stage and goes into second position. 7:26 am PDT
Anita Gehrig is back up to speed and goes just five seconds back from Richter, she will look to build on this good results tomorrow.7:27 am PDT
ALN gets another good result today coming just behind Richter.7:29 am PDT
Isabeau Courdurier is back to her winning ways and takes the fastest time on stage 4. She now leads going into day two.7:35 am PDT
Camille Servant currently leads the Elite Men on the final stage of the day.7:39 am PDT
Richie Rude can't top Servant and goes over a second back. Rude will be looking to recover overnight from multiple crashes and be fresh for another four stages tomorrow. 7:46 am PDT
Matthew Walker made the right decision to attend the EWS and finishes a great day with a stage 4 time putting him in seventh. 7:49 am PDT
Greg Callaghan crashes and loses a ton of time, he will be disappointed after some good results today.7:49 am PDT
Adrien Dailly is the first to top Servant's time and goes fastest. 7:52 am PDT
Kevin Miquel has an amazing run and just beats Dailly by 0.29
seconds. 7:54 am PDT
After a disastrous start to the day Sam Hill is back with a fourth place on the final stage.7:55 am PDT
Florian Nicolai is the last rider down and finishes 15th.ResultsElite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 4:43.602nd.
Raphaela Richter: +3.463rd.
Melanie Pugin: +6.054th.
Miranda Miller: +6.056th.
Anita Gehrig: +9.177th.
Noga Korem: +10.058th.
Florencia Espineira Herreros: +10.159th.
Ines Thoma: +10.9010th.
Chloe Gallean: +12.58Elite Men1st.
Kevin Miquel: 4:15.502nd.
Adrien Dailly: +0.293rd.
Camille Servant: +1.684th.
Sam Hill: +1.925th.
Richie Rude: +2.846th.
Dimitri Tordo: +2.897th.
Ed Masters: +3.288th.
Hugo Pigeon: +3.509th.
Elliot Trabac: +3.5810th.
Gustav Wildhaber: +5.50Overall after stage 4Elite Women1st.
Isabeau Courdurier: 31:34.4302nd.
Raphaela Richter: 31:54.6803rd.
Ines Thoma: 32:48.6404th.
Noga Korem: 32:53.7905th.
Miranda Miller: 32:54.4606th.
Melanie Pugin: 33:04.9007th.
Morgane Charre: 33:08.2808th.
Katy Winton: 33:18.8409th.
Becky Cook: 33:46.51010th.
Anita Gehrig: 33:48.510Elite Men1st.
Adrien Dailly: 28:20.3902nd.
Ed Masters: 28:22.5403rd.
Richie Rude: 28:23.5804th.
Florian Nicolai: 28:34.4805th.
Dimitri Tordo: 28:38.0406th.
Kevin Miquel: 28:42.2707th.
Matthew Walker: 28:54.5308th.
Hugo Pigeon: 28:56.7509th.
Gustav Wildhaber: 29:05.26010th.
Leigh Johnson: 29:05.840