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[UPDATED] Elite Final Results & Overall Standings from the Bielsko-Biala DH World Cup 2024

May 19, 2024
by Ed Spratt  
The second Elite DH World Cup of the year provided some close racing with nail-biting moments on a fresh new course in Poland.

After pulling ahead in the final two splits, Marine Cabirou secured her first win of the season in the elite women's race. Cabirou bested Camille Balanche through the final sectors as she crossed the line 1.188 seconds ahead with Nina Hoffmann completing the top three 1.6 back. Vali Höll crashed out in the first sector ending any hopes of back-to-back World Cup wins.

The elite men's race saw a first-time World Cup winner as Ronan Dunne backed up his Hardline Tasmania win early this year with victory in Poland. Dunne ended his weekend on the top step of the podium ahead of Loic Bruni by just 0.064 seconds. Bruni led a stacked French top five with Dunne the only rider not from France on the podium.

Check out the results below.



Results:


Elite Women


1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:26.643
2nd. Camille Balanche: 3:27.831 / +1.188
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 3:28.323 / +1.680
4th. Jess Blewitt: 3:29.068 / +2.425
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:29.890 / +3.247

Elite Men


1st. Ronan Dunne: 2:55.766
2nd. Loic Bruni: 2:55.830 / +0.064
3rd. Loris Vergier: 2:56.963 / +1.197
4th. Benoit Coulanges: 2:57.326 / +1.560
5th. Amaury Pierron: 2:57.596 / +1.830




Full Results:


Elite Women


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Elite Men


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Overall Standings:


Elite Women


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Elite Men


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Elite Women

Race Updates:

4:15 PDT: The Elite Women's Race is Now Underway
The Elite finals start in Poland with Gloria Scarsi taking the first lap.



4:19 PDT: Gloria Scarsi Sets a Benchmark Time of 3:36.010
Gloria Scarsi goes over the line just under ten seconds back from yesterday's top semi-finals time from Vali Höll.



4:22 PDT: Phoebe Gale Misses the Hot Seat by 0.006 Seconds
It's incredibly close after two riders with just 0.006 seconds splitting Scarsi and Gale.



4:25 PDT: Anna Newkirk Slots into 3rd, 1.981 Back
Gloria Scarsi has ridden an incredibly fourth split as she continues to take over a second away from the riders following her run so far.



4:30 PDT: Nina Hoffmann Leads by 7 Seconds
Nina Hoffmann secures a huge early lead as she now holds the hot seat with a gap of 7.687 seconds back to Gloria Scarsi.



4:34 PDT: Camille Balanche Goes Fastest by 0.492
Camille Balanche finds time against the rapid run from Nina Hoffmann as we have a new race leader with five riders left at the top of the hill.



4:38 PDT: Jess Blewitt Takes 3rd Place
It's great to see Jess Blewitt back racing as she rides into third place, 1.237 seconds back.



4:46 PDT: Marine Cabirou Takes the Lead by Over a Second
Marine Cabirou builds a strong lead through the final two splits as she takes over the hot seat with only Tahnee Seagrave and Vali Höll remaining at the top.



4:50 PDT: Tahnee Seagrave Crosses the Line in 5th
Tahnee Seagrave has a tough run losing time from the third split down with a gap of 3.247 seconds to race leader Marine Cabirou. Only Vali Höll is left to run.



4:51 PDT: Vali Höll Crashes Out in Split 1
Vali Höll goes down right at the start of the course, she is back on the bike and will need to keep pushing to secure overall ranking points.



4:54 PDT: Marine Cabirou Wins in Poland
Marine Cabirou wins today's racing as Vali Höll salvages her run to take sixth place.






Elite Men

Race Updates:

5:12 PDT: Top 5 Elite Men After 5 Riders
1st. Oisin O'Callaghan: 2:58.532
2nd. Dylan Levesque: 3:03.160
3rd.Bodhi Kuhn: 3:03.763
4th. Austin Dooley: 3:04.967
5th. Dan Slack: 3:06.692




5:19 PDT: Jakob Jewett Goes 3 Seconds Back in 2nd Place
Oisin O'Callaghan has put down a special run today as he remains unmatched so far after nine riders.



5:23 PDT: Max Hartenstern Slots into 3rd
Max Hartenstern has a great ride into third place so far.



5:26 PDT: Danny Hart Ties with Dylan Levesque for 4th Place
The times are tight outside of the race leader as Danny Hart and Dylan Levesque both cross the line with a 3:03.160.



5:27 PDT: Bernard Kerr Falls 1.9 Back to Secure 2nd Place
Bernard Kerr is the closest rider to O'Callaghan so far as he goes into the finish area just under two seconds off the pace.



5:33 PDT: Remy Meier-Smith Goes Off the Course
Remy Meier-Smith loses around 20 seconds after going off the track and has to push back up to the point he left the course.



5:38 PDT: Thibaut Daprela Goes 2nd
Thibaut Daprela ends his run 1.091 back in second place.



5:42 PDT: Ethan Craik Goes 2nd by 0.026 Seconds
Ethan Craik has an incredible run as he pushes closest to O'Callaghan so far today with only 0.026 splitting the top two.



5:52 PDT: Benoit Coulanges Goes Fastest
Benoit Coulanges is hungry for a second World Cup win as he is the first rider to beat Oisin O'Callaghan and now holds the hot seat by over a second.



5:56 PDT: Greg Williamson Takes 2nd
Greg Williamson is having a great 2024 season as he also beats O'Callaghan's time to go into 2nd, 0.862 back from Coulanges.



5:59 PDT: Troy Brosnan Goes 5th
Troy Brosnan can't match his speed from Fort William as he goes 2.189 back and into fifth place so far.



6:03 PDT: Loic Bruni is the New Race Leader by 1.496 Seconds
Loic Bruni put together a potential race-winning run as he goes fastest by 1.4 seconds with 10 riders left at the top.



6:10 PDT: 2.3 Back and into 4th for Andreas Kolb
Andreas Kolb loses time at the bottom of the course as he slots into fourth place with teammate Charlie Hatton next on course.



6:13 PDT: A Big Moment for Charlie Hatton
Charlie Hatton manages to hold on after he almost gets thrown off his bike. It's not clear if he went off the course but he has continued his run.



6:25 PDT: Finn Iles Ends his Run in 8th
Finn Iles loses a lot of time in the final splits as he falls over two seconds back from Loic Bruni.



6:28 PDT: 3rd Place for Amaury Pierron
Amaury Pierron crosses the finish line 1.7 back after gaining on the race leader through the middle splits.



6:32 PDT: Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab Crashes While Leading the Race
Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab was on a potential race-winning ride as he slid out in the fourth sector woods.



6:37 PDT: Ronan Dunne Leads in Poland
Ronan Dunne is the first rider to beat Loic Bruni as he pulls ahead by just 0.064 seconds.



6:42 PDT: Luca Shaw Goes 5th
Luca Shaw loses time after a big mistake but he still ends his run in fifth place. Ronan Dunne will definitely be inside the top three today.



6:46 PDT: Loris Vergier Takes 3rd Despite a Big Mistake
Loris Vergier is third with only one rider left at the top. No matter what happens it will be the first World Cup win for someone and it will be done on a Mondraker.



6:49 PDT: Ronan Dunne Wins his First World Cup
Ronan Dunne wins in Poland after a crash for Dakotah Norton.





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207 Comments
  • 111 18
 Does anyone want to actually discuss the racing? Yeah, the coverage, the new owners, the commentating and shit suck. But in getting really tired of it all. PB comments aren’t going to change a thing.
  • 38 6
 I hear you, but being honest, the lack of accessibility to the coverage really is putting a damper on things, frustrating as hell today after finding what I initially thought was the channel that was showing it
  • 39 4
 I've given up trying to watch it since it has changed from Red Bull. I used to watch most races albeit delayed.
  • 28 9
 Yup great racing and great coverage, used to love reading the comments along with watching the race. All i see is whingeing now
  • 57 15
 I have zero issues watching it, easy to find and doesn’t cost me anything extra since I had Max and live in the US. The coverage isn’t the worst and isn’t the best. It still beats some of the Freecaster days. The people saying they just gave up watching or don’t watch due to the change weren’t following racing like they implied anyways.

Anyways bummed for Dak I thought this was the one!
  • 20 9
 @dkcove: seems pretty f*cking accessible to me. VPN, Tiz and chill. If you can't figure that out I'm really sorry for you
  • 15 42
flag BedsideCabinet (May 19, 2024 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 @Broso: Your talking nonsense, I've been watching DH since the first grundig on Eurosport. Since it went behind a pay wall I haven't seen a single race as I'm not prepared to pay for something that has always been free.
  • 34 3
 @BedsideCabinet: your choice is the source of your unhappiness
  • 8 1
 @BedsideCabinet: I want quality content, and I want it to cost $1.00. No wait. I want it free. I’m cheap, so I watched it at a friend’s. Even better. The video quality is amazing. The closeups of the tires on the dirt were amazing.

TANSTAAFL
  • 7 8
 Its a joke trying to access. I paid for a discoveryplus subscription. First i was watching the semi final by mistake then I found the race feed and the feed had no commentating , none at all. Its so messy .The person in charge of licencing and broadcasting thr race doesnt give a fuck. What a shit show.
  • 3 0
 @RHSGuy: the problem I had was the women's was on Eurosport UK, then it dropped from that channel for the men's, I could watch mens on other language Eurosport channels,but wasn't available in English ( or French for that matter)
  • 1 0
 @dkcove: it was shown on a French TV channel, l’Equipe TV, with French commentaries, understandably.
  • 4 0
 The live racing and replay is all being shown on HBOMax if you have that, or if you have ATT cellular you may have access to it. I just noticed that all of this is available there. I thought the coverage was actually pretty good. The racing was great. That was a tough track and runs that looked fast were losing seconds somehow.
  • 2 0
 @mkul7r4: Tiz already has all the finals up now elites juniors, men's and womens
  • 13 0
 I don't give a f... about the coverage. Was there in person, unreal!!! Big Grin
If we'll have the World Cup here again, next year, yall have to come: D
  • 4 0
 Where did Finn lose all that time! Frown
  • 12 0
 @Broso: Same here. Watching it all on Max, was pretty easy. I thought the coverage was pretty damn good. Cool shots, and almost full runs of the top riders. Commentating was decent imo as well, Gwin + Minnar combo is cool af. Bummed for Dak as well.
  • 7 2
 Brilliant racing. Loris on the podium..... . Top lad
  • 6 5
 @amaranth: Right! I was going to have a witty comeback for the guy who said I was talking nonsense but he’s reminiscing about “Bundig” in the 90’s…it’s a waste of time. The pre-show and coverage was pretty damn good. Track walks, GoPro previews, and analysis. The rider spotlights and story line is a cool addition also.

I’ll enjoy the growth while the others complain on the internet.
  • 6 4
 @Broso: sadly people just love to bitch, apart from rob on it the red bull coverage wasn’t that great anyways! If you have EE network on your phone from Britain you get it for free too!
  • 17 1
 Complaining about complaining is still complaining Wink


Actually I thought the coverage was pretty good today. The drone shot section was well chosen to take advantage of what a drone can do, and the slo-mos into the top berms (where Loris almost bit it) were awesome.
  • 12 1
 @nilswalk: I thought the coverage was great. Lots of cameras, the right replays (Red Bull always showed the wrong replay and not what Rob was talking about), the drone was actually good quality, good and accurate graphics. The videos they put out through this weekend were really well done too, vital raw level trackside vids. GoPro is also putting up POVs from tons of riders in qualifying, semis and finals. Ronans winning run is actually up right now to watch POV. I think they have started this year off really well. That said, there are a couple personalities/commentators I couldn’t without.
  • 7 1
 You're in the US -- why not just get the Max app dude? It's cheap and you get hbo and more with it. No brainier.
  • 1 3
 Perfect... I have posted something similar on another article Tired of all complains. Pay the subscription for the riders and teams! Support them.
  • 3 0
 @Legohead: I have no idea why, but there are two tiles on Discovery+ for the same racing - one has commentary and the other doesn't. Caught me out for a while last time out too.

I think the footage is good. The commentary doesn't suck and I actually quite like what they have to say, but it lacks a little excitement
  • 2 0
 @Anto1: L'Equipe who put adverts on instead of riders' runs...
  • 1 0
 @Legohead: it seems that as soon as the race starts the commentary is off. If you go to subtitles/audio you can choose from ambient or english commentary. It does seem a bit weird to default to no commentary even though I have been watching the pre show with sound!! But I do think things are slowly improving with the coverage, the reporters and the commentary
  • 1 0
 @CantQuitCartel: sorry my mistake I pay £5 a month for it!
  • 1 0
 @CantQuitCartel: you get the whole package though and you can watch it on your tv as well!
  • 1 0
 @RHSGuy: The source of my unhappiness in this instance was someone who doesn't know me making comments on my level of interest in Downhill racing. That was not my choice.
  • 1 0
 @beingsisyphus: Well I'll just have to take your word on that won't I. Can't believe I missed close ups of tyres in dirt.
  • 6 0
 The coverage is great, they really figured out now where and when to cut between drone and camera and where to place them, the commentary, with Gwin as the expert, is imho way better than it used to be with Warner, and the racing is so tight with that many riders both in the women’s and men’s who have really upped their game, incredible.
Yeah, I would prefer if it was for free, but for what it costs, at least here in Europe, that is money really well spent for me.
  • 2 0
 @Broso: I hear you, and most people just complain. But, just a reminder that not everyone have Max and/or live in America. I don't have more room in my streaming budget, I will not pay another service. And I tried watching pirate streams, but I don't want to deal with all the ads, viruses and etc that comes with it. I love WC and rarely missed a race since freecaster. I don't mind paying (I was a very early adopter of GCN+, and that had tons of value to me. Everything cycling related, giro, tour, wonders, documentaries, etc. Money well spent). However I don't think it is worth anymore to pay the whole shebang only to watch a few races and disregard everything else.
  • 1 0
 It looks like Val stopped to have a cup of tea on her race run.
  • 2 0
 Coverage was way better this race at least! haha
  • 96 1
 Ronan Dunne ruining the French national championship....
  • 71 0
 Wow Stevens-McNab was on a heater, 1.1 second up on Loic at the 3rd split is impressive. Excited to see him race more.
  • 11 3
 And then Ric jinxed it with his win comment.
  • 12 0
 Yeah, Lachie was on fire! There's more to come from this boy!
  • 2 0
 Yes that was such a great ride until he lost the front! Hopefully we will see him do great things again next rounds.
  • 46 0
 Ronan's done it the mad lad! Some messy scenes in Poland tonight lol
  • 16 0
 There won't be a drop of vodka left in the gaff tomorrow
  • 8 0
 @BitsNBobs: He's gonna make the best of Polish hospitality for sure Wink
  • 8 0
 @BitsNBobs: Man there are literally hectolitres of Vodka in Szczyrk Smile You can buy at around every corner Smile
  • 2 0
 @BitsNBobs: or Red Bull!
  • 13 0
 Rick mad me laugh when he said there is a bar man somewhere in Poland that has no idea what is coming his way tonight. Well earned, that was an insane run. What a day of racing.
  • 43 2
 First of all hon Ronan, f*ckin epic
Managed to get to see it on an unofficial stream
Gwins commentary is brilliant from a technical/race knowledge point of view
Minaars wasn't bad for first time
Both of them aren't exactly exciting but their insight and knowledge makes up for it.
But FFS would yer man Rick please stop interrupting them shouting about heart rate, split times and other stuff that's on the screen for everyone to see
The commentary needs someone to work with the likes of Gwinns style of commentary to raise it up a level and yer man Rick unfortunately doesn't seem to be the right person.
Commentary will be a shit show when Gwins eventually gets back to racing
The wee rider/bike section before they drop in is a good idea but could be improved by including some tech details, tyre, suspension, brake details etc.
  • 2 2
 Yes exactly, we have the insight and analysis, but the excitement is low.

Imo there are too many anecdotes from years past that aren't related to the rider on screen. Some are good/helpful, too many and it just feels like we're hearing tales from the good old days instead of what the rider on screen is doing.

Warner is great at commentating the whole way down the track, and he always knows the stakes at any given moment. They need someone who can do that...
  • 11 1
 Nail on the head. The "Irish when it suits him" rick McLaughlin has to go. He is not just useless but he's distracting. Nothing genuine about the guy.

On the other hand unreal result for Dunne. Savage goin!
  • 6 1
 I know this will sound unbelievable, but Gracia was actually decent enough on the french stream. He spots stuff and had the right level of energy, a far cry from his English commentary last year.
  • 3 2
 @Mugen: I might consider brushing up my third-year French and giving it a go at this stage.
  • 5 1
 I'm not slating Greg, he said some interesting stuff, but his low energy took the coverage in exactly the wrong direction.
Tahnee was waaaaay better last time.
I know Warner is tied to RB, but why can't we have Tracey Hannah back at least? She would bring some much-needed life to the proceedings.
  • 6 0
 Mentioning the heart rate is probably part of the contract with Whoop. No one cares but they wanted the Whoop money and now everyone is stuck with it.
  • 42 0
 streamed.su/watch/world-cup-bielsko-biala-women-men/1

I hope y’all payed attention to Spanish back In School
  • 4 0
 @dbonevelle we thank you
  • 1 0
 English version below !
  • 9 0
 Muchas gracias! Trail conditions look... perfecto
  • 8 2
 @Dbonevelle: use this for the video stream then tiz-cycling-live.io/livestream.php for the English audio
  • 6 0
 ....got a pop-up I can't now unsee...
  • 7 0
 @dkcove: that sucks. I use brave browser it blocks 99 percent of those pop ups
  • 4 0
 @dkcove: Refresh the page, and keep the stream in fullscreen.
  • 7 2
 @Dbonevelle: thanks for that.
So far, best option I have of watching with English commentary is using Brave Browser and this link

tiz-cycling-live.io/livestream.php
  • 1 1
 you better didn't, cause is bad af
  • 4 2
 @dkcove: preferring to watch with Spanish commentary and not understand anything beyond rider names than the English commentary, it's awful and irritating.
  • 2 0
 @dkcove: haha yeah my wife was like really??? Mid afternoon in the dinning room too
  • 10 0
 There's a girl that want to chat with me
  • 6 0
 @Thegrumpymechanic: Best commentary they've had so far. Gwin has good insights and keeps getting more comfortable and Minnar did good for his first time.
  • 1 0
 @dkcove: A good day and you learn also one new thing. Btw. no more Pinkbike auto-play Smile
  • 1 0
 THANK YOU!!!!!
  • 3 0
 @mcharza: what I learned today is that I should have put effort into learning any major European language other than French
  • 3 0
 @blacktea: did she have much to say? :-)
  • 4 0
 I just want to say thank you for this and can you post this link every race , you the man
  • 4 0
 @dkcove: on the other hand if you managed to learn french spanish should be fairly easy to pick up next. Grammar is pretty much the same, you have much less different vocal sounds and you know more reliably how to pronounce words than french as it pretty much pronounces like it is written.
  • 2 0
 @opignonlibre: just 3 weeks cram in all of duolingo Espanol,had better get cracking
  • 40 0
 “Frotha” and I are doing a YouTube commentary! Go to check it out!

www.youtube.com/live/ItbeRKSPLAI?si=B-SCgMSl_ZMm7Ytq
  • 5 0
 Definitely worth a watch!! The live chat is hilarious
  • 9 0
 “He's a good looking sheila.”
  • 37 0
 Polish fans came out in force! This is a great atmosphere
  • 24 0
 Cheers dude for one positive comment here, yeah the audience was mad!
  • 11 0
 We've done what we could, and it was so much fun !!Big Grin
  • 4 0
 @chmurka3rg: I need to come next year if it goes back. I live in the US but family lives just a little east of Szczyrk.
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: Yes you do. We can have a beer and maybe cheer together.
  • 26 0
 Well done Ronan for having smoked 4 froggies. Chapeau !!!
  • 21 1
 Happy for Ronan and so sad for Dak, but taking into quali to finals both have been doing really great this week. Congrats Ronan! Your first World Cup victory!
  • 5 29
flag rafaelgaede (May 19, 2024 at 6:54) (Below Threshold)
 S**k this Bruni! Hahahahah
  • 19 1
 tiz-cycling-live.io/livestream.php

Here is an English version
  • 6 0
 Despite having a subscription I'm having to use this to get the English commentary. *Slow clap
  • 3 0
 best link. thanks
  • 19 0
 Bravo Marine !!
  • 4 0
 Cheers! She was struggling for a while, did not see this one coming. I hope it will open her chakras again
  • 11 0
 Damn Oisin O'Callaghan set a very high bar just at the start of the finals. Can the top ten from semis yesterday even beat his record??
  • 2 0
 Damn. More and more now make it below 3 minutes.
  • 5 0
 @rtg9891: Still done impressively well. Those dominant French riders are a good bit older than he is. Heck, there aren't many young French riders up there in the list. Could we be seeing a shift again just like we had two decades ago where the French (male) racers lost their dominance and other countries took over. Primarily the Brits and the Aussies back then, maybe the Irish are onto something as well now.
  • 2 0
 @vinay: irish and nz and us and brit and canadian and...
  • 5 0
 @fautquecaswing: The era I'm referring to in the mens field it was primarily the Brits and the Aussies. The US, Aotearoans and Canadians came a good bit later. At least that's what passed through my memory-filter, which could very well wrong indeed. In the womens field it was very different, also because of the lack of financial support for non-European female athletes. Tracey Hannah did really well but left the series with a third place overall and a huge debt. Vanessa Quin took the Worlds though I'm not sure whether she ever also won a WC round. So the French were still strong there, with ACC and later Sabrina Jonnier picking up lots of wins.
  • 11 2
 I watched on Discovery+ here in the UK and the coverage now for the first 2 world cups has been a lot better than Red Bull ever was and even better than this time last year. I suppose its just down to if you want to pay to view or not, if you like DH racing so much and its your main sport, then its a no brainer to pay for it like people do with any elite level sport. I do miss Warner though, he was great and cannot be replaced.
  • 3 0
 Yup agree, last round I didn't get the right stream and I still find it weird that they do one version with "ambient sound", on the other hand the Redbull site was always sh*t and it was always easier finding the steam via Google/bike site links. Cameras are excellent though they could use a liiiittle more contrast/color in some places, in the end this natural look is better than something weird. Commentary is getting better by the week, yes it lacks a bit energy and the timing isn't as great as Warner's who was excellent, he always knew when to hype and when to say some insights. Now it's a bit unbalanced. Still I think as a whole watching experience it's not much behind Redbull if even so, it never lags, it doesn't shut down when switching from live to re-watch, I'm okay paying the 6€/month discovery for this.
  • 13 0
 Bravo Camille!
  • 10 0
 Wow, stacked commentator booth ...
  • 8 2
 How is anyone from the UK/Ireland watching this? Watched the women's race on Eurosport 2, the men's race was next up on the TV listings and then it disappeared. Now It's showing some British moto race instead? So it's either I illegally stream it or watch it in a different language. What a crock of shit
  • 1 0
 It's on German,Spanish and Portuguese Eurosport 2 if you can access them, can't find an English commentary though
  • 4 0
 Yeah I've had this exact same problem. Cancelling that subscription, let me tell you.
  • 3 1
 Discovery+ website.
  • 13 0
 @dkcove: watching it on french Eurosport, Cedric Gracia is a much better commentator when you can't understand what he's saying
  • 2 0
 Was supposed to be watching it on Discovery Plus but apparently they like to charge us for the privilege of then not showing the broadcast. Womens race went fine, and then we got .... Superbike racing from Donington.
  • 1 0
 I canceled Eurosport during the last race when it didn't show the Fort Williams race. I switched to Discovery + and now I can see all the races
  • 1 0
 It's a right mission. Juniors on Youtube, Female Elites on Eurosport 2 and then Male Elites on Eurosport 2 but in Spanish!! I wonder if they would appeal to a wider audience if the Elites were solely on Eurosport 1 or 2 instead of being stuck behind a paywall.
  • 2 0
 Get a dodgy box/fire stick...I thought I'd get to see it on Eurosport but no joy, I watched it through Stan, and Ozzy channel, probably pay per view in Oz
  • 2 0
 Discovery plus, sack off Eurosport and use the discovery plus website or app. For me, it work no different to how the Red Bull site did. In fact as soon as I clicked on the cycling link it was there as the main billing huge across the page , good to go.
  • 1 0
 @mtbcyclist: was that Eurosport 2? I tried the French one but boxing was on
  • 1 0
 @Garry17: have a dodgey box myself but raging I didn't think of that, will remember it for next time, nice one
  • 1 0
 @dkcove: it was yeah, i do remember some alternate french Eurosport channel showing boxing though
  • 10 0
 This is late know but may help. For the next one.

Assuming that you are watching via a smart tv;
1) download the discovery plus app.
2) go to schedule
3) find the event selection box that covers all the categories and click on it.
4) sit back and watch the entire race.
5)pop back onto PB after the race to moan about anything such as the coverage, weather, track, pay, the choice of champagne on the podium, COMMENTATORS (hot topic that one).... The list is endless.
6) ride your own bike as soon as possible and remind yourself how fast these racers are and how much you love the racing.
7) do more prep before leogang to ensure you know where to find the full race event on you media.
Cool go ride some more, with your mates but faster this time and have a beer afterwards.
  • 2 0
 @scottlakesmtb: It dropped off the tv app listings schedule. Not even a search for keywords would bring the mens race up. Womens elite race was fine, elite mens race was "up next" and then it wasn't and all you could watch was either the Gira Italia or motorbike racing live from Donnington race circuit for 4 hours.

For a paid subscription that was supposed to bring us improved quality of service, Discovery+ has done an absolutely shite job of it this weekend.
  • 2 0
 @Lemmingie: hmm. That's odd because I could see options for each category plus a full race event viewing, which I opted for. Shame you didn't get to see it all, hope you get to see the replays maybe?

The app is difficult to navigate and the search system isnt up there with Google but it magically worked for these past two rounds for me. I have probably jinxed the next round mind...
  • 1 0
 @scottlakesmtb: I checked back later; the listing for the replay is now available but am none too impressed with the poor showing by Discovery+ and even less impressed with the absolute radio-silence from them when notified about the issue.
  • 1 0
 @Lemmingie: unfortunately we are very small fish in their oceans. Seriously though, watch vergier on the podium....
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 Fuck yea Ronan! Soo bummed for Lachie, the pace was there.
  • 11 0
 He‘s dunne it!!
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 Did anyone else notice that they screwed up pretty much the biggest moment of the women's race? Just after Höll went down they had some flickering graphics and then went back up to the start gate! I guess there should have been a replay there.

I was watching via L'Equipe if it makes any difference.
  • 3 2
 Are you suggesting that the platform that provides the Earth with Amish Mafia, Naked and Afraid, and Man vs. Wild - is having issues with a live mountain bike broadcast? Shocking. Ok, I'm being hyperbolic but its fun to make fun of The Man. The Man still styles his hair with hairspray, so you can't expect him to even know what downhill is, much less show it live.
  • 27 20
 Anyone else miss Warner? I feel it is just not the same and like watching paint dry
  • 20 1
 Yeah Rick was good for EWS recaps but this is painful. Gwin is doing good imo, he is there to provide insights which he does
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 @Johannes073: There is no banter whatsoever unlike “how does he sit down with balls that big”
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 @Johannes073: I want to reach through the screen and strangle him every time he says a riders name after the first time in a run.
Dude, we know who it is. ShutThef*ckUp. If all you have to contribute is their damn name then WB can replace you with a graphic since it's so necessary to be reminded of who's on screen every 8.6 seconds.
  • 5 7
 No-one can come close to Warner, it's just something you'll never be able to replicate. Rick is great, very knowledgeable he obviously just doesn't give off the same energy so comes across as boring.
  • 31 2
 Have not heard Gwin interrupt Rick once, whereas Rick interrupts Gwin before he finishes his comment more than half of the time. Usually with some inane comment like "what's the next split (which is still 10 seconds away) going to tell us."
  • 14 1
 Gwin gives his insight.

Ric's constant "can be do enough to beat Bruni?" when the last split was 1.8 back and the rider is 50m from the finish line gets a bit tedious after a while.

Greg.... Well, I don't think he wanted to be there.
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 @jay-me: Yeah, I kinda agree about Greg. Ric often had to pull a comment out of him. But unlike Gwin - who had planned on not racing the first few rounds, Greg was there because he didn't qualify.

On the women's side, I'm glad I'm pretty good at listening through accents because Isabella has a strong one. But her English is better than my non-existent French so that's my problem not hers. I could imagine her announcing more next year when she takes a break from racing (and more importantly - training) full time.
  • 5 2
 @curtiscycles: warner was born meant for this... he put all his energy and soul... to the point he got truly depressed as he explained in that podcast after being put apart...
  • 2 0
 @PauRexs: Yeah well unless he breaks his contract with RedBull and gets hired by Discovery he won't be covering the world cups again.
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flag yeah-nah-yeah FL (May 19, 2024 at 13:48) (Below Threshold)
 I genuinely think Theo Erlangsen would be good to inject some energy into that dry, dry booth. I think he would bounce quite well off of gwins thoughtful insight
  • 7 0
 Well done our local man, Greg Williamson, for a top 10 result. What a shame for Lachie, he was flying!!!!
  • 7 0
 There aren't a lot of runs that break my heart for the rider, but Lach's fall did. Dude has shown he's top level though, so he at least got up up, got points and got lots of peoples attention.
  • 8 0
 Go on Ronan!!
  • 4 0
 Watching elites replay on eurosport and they cant even be bothered to stop the footage for the adverts so you end up missing runs such as Stephens- mcnabs. Useless bunch of fuckwits.
  • 2 0
 Stupid question maybe, but how to interpret the split times? E.g., +0.54 (2) would mean that the rider is 0.54 of a second slower than the fastest person overall (hot seat), or fastest r for that particular section? And the number in brackets is the current overall placement of the run? This seems obvious but then I don't get the 11 in the women's field, which has only 10 riders.
Lastly, if the split is based on current overall #1, that should mean that the sum of all split times shows the difference to the rider in the hot seat, right?
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 You should consider the rider's overrall time compared to the leader and not just the section.
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 I think it's who has the fastest split time, that specific split.
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 Yes, to the last question
  • 2 0
 They only did the fastest of a split when there use to be “key sections” and they had a separate time for that section. Otherwise it’s always how far behind they are on the leader.
  • 5 0
 Pierron back on pace! The man is kamikaze, he is on the "full racing mode" it is just amazing to watch!
  • 2 0
 *when he is..
  • 4 0
 He is in my Fantasy team so I’m well happy, really cheap pick too. I expect his price to go up after today.
  • 4 2
 Just a recap on where to watch:
( use Brave Browser) and link to dodgy website
tiz-cycling-live.io/livestream.php

Eurosport 2 UK had womens Elite, but did not then show mens on UK or French Eurosport.

Mens continued on the following Eurosport 2 channels in their respective languages:
Germany
Italy
Spain
Portugal

Can people please start compiling a list of channels where they watched it,and the language it was broadcast in and I will put together a full list later in comments here.
  • 5 0
 Ronan is on fire, super talented and with years and years of career still ahead!
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 Ric is awful today !!!
  • 8 6
 His commentary is always bad!!
  • 5 2
 What the hell!! Just had womens on Eurosport 2,settling in for the mens,now it's showing British Superbikes!! How on earth do I watch this!
  • 2 1
 Can't even watch it live
  • 3 1
 I've managed to find an Italian Discovery Channel with a guy building a road bike frame....closest I can get, man this sucks
  • 3 1
 exact same here. what the fuck is going on.
  • 2 1
 Can find it on most of the Eurosport 2 channels,except the English speaking one
  • 3 11
flag gulogulointhearctic FL (May 19, 2024 at 5:24) (Below Threshold)
 There's only been about 10000 posts about how to watch this season.
  • 2 0
 Not on French Eurosport either,had some hope of understanding that,think I'll see who is the best commentator I can't understand
  • 5 0
 @gulogulointhearctic: I'm watching the channel that it said would be playing it
  • 3 1
 UCI & Discovery "Bringing Downhill ... To the World !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
  • 5 0
 Greg and Aaron in the booth now. Stacked.
  • 2 0
 I love the pro commentary. They've done this in Dota 2 (video game) too and it was always incredible to have the pro insights.
  • 2 0
 Waaaaaay better than Cedric squealing like a puppy on every run about "HE'S FASSSSSTTTT!" I read that Cedric now does the French broadcast.

Fine tuning request for Greg (and Minaar): cut back a tad on unrelated chit-chat that rambles over fire-moments in runs that don't win. All the pros are all still beyond world class, even the 31-60 semi cut, but there are some some banger moves that getting excluded from commentary because A & G (and Ric) are commenting about someone else's run during a different rider's run. Still, Aaron & today Greg (and for the women, Nicole) add top shelf insights & ideas that Ric (and Ced-Ric) can't bring. And since this is basically free on Max / hbo, I'm good. For the moment...
  • 3 2
 I pay to watch through Discovery + and it worked fine for juniors, but now it just says something went wrong when I try and Airplay to the tv. I can watch on the phone but f*ck it, this is shit.
Watched BMX world champs last night for a test and that worked fine.
  • 6 0
 UP THE PARISH!!!!!
  • 5 1
 Gutted for Dak, that look on Ronan’s face when his teammate went down and guaranteed his win.
  • 4 0
 I’d just like to say a big thanks to the legends on this page that shared the links to watch.
  • 5 1
 Dean Lucas and Josh Frotha live commentary is pure GOLD!
  • 6 4
 Dak needs a life coach or something. Just has so much trouble at the most important times. He's his own worst enemy but could be a multi world cup winner this year.
  • 3 0
 Thought the same... it seems that he doesn't allow himself to win
  • 2 0
 I wonder if that last gravelly corner is going to take out any big names later?
  • 4 1
 oisin’s time is gonna take some beating. FM.
  • 2 1
 Anyone else got issues with the discovery app crashing? Every 10 mins, the app just dies on my tv. Its running fine on my phone so using that to fill in the gaps.
  • 2 0
 Try Amish Mafia - another Discovery + fan favorite. They are flawless with that one.
  • 2 0
 Asa is 2 - 2! Great job by the young shredder. Can’t wait to see him in the elites.
  • 4 0
 RONAN YEAH GARY!!!
  • 2 0
 Conditions look incredible right now. Should be some awesome racing
  • 2 0
 Loving the DH in Spanish!
  • 3 6
 Such bullshit. I subscribed to discovery+ but can’t find the stream in the app. Meanwhile, it won’t take my password when logging in from the web. It’s autofill for both and it works on the app but not the web. Get your shit together discovery.
  • 7 1
 It’s on Max dude.
  • 6 1
 @pisgahgnar: This level of confusion is definitely not helping.
  • 4 1
 @jayacheess: it has been announced multiple times, the World Series social media accounts have published a list of where to watch by country every race, including earlier this week. It’s annoying to have to pay, but if you have not figured out where it’s supposed to be that’s on you.
  • 2 1
 Works fine on cellphone and on PC here. Maybe get your shit together?
  • 1 1
 @pisgahgnar: Agree. Yes, the different platforms globally (and their different pricing) are a bit of a shit show. But people still at this point not knowing where to watch it in their location can't just keep shouting at UCI/ WBD. (Same goes for those subscribing to the right service, but not bothering to find out how to access the different content there going mad when DH isn't offered to them on a plate.) Coming from someone who's country/ viewing platform isn't listed in those social media posts and who'll need to switch services next week when Max launches here.
  • 12 1
 @pisgahgnar: You can blame the consumer all you want, but if they're having trouble finding the content they want, it means finding it wasn't as intuitive as it should be. When you've got a race series broadcast being handled by Discovery, and discovery has a streaming service, and you go there and don't find it, that's confusing as a consumer. Having to scroll through social media posts to find out which disconnected media provider might have it isn't intuitive.

I know where to find it in Canada because I read pinkbike regularly. But some average Joe who just saw a clip on youtube and thinks he might want to watch a live race? Is he going to know that he has go to 'FloBike' (whatever the f*ck that is) and pay $30 USD per month for that service (yes, there are no prices in Canadian dollars) on a website that appears to be dedicated to road cycling?

This shit is silly. Stop defending it.
  • 1 4
 @jayacheess: literally the first link in the description of any DH World Cup YouTube video is this: ucimtbworldseries.com/watch
  • 2 0
 @pisgahgnar: but was not available in English in Ireland/Ireland.

BTW,anyone reading now,replying on Eurosport 1.....in English
  • 3 1
 The world’s falling apart. Lions and tigers and bears oh my!
  • 1 0
 its live on Max if u have that sub!
  • 2 0
 Vali down oh man!
  • 1 1
 I'd say: Oh woman!
  • 2 0
 Let's go Luca
  • 2 0
 RO RO!!!!!!
  • 2 1
 Was there only 11 women finishers? Or only 11 women racing?
  • 2 0
 Both
  • 2 0
 Only 11 through the semi - the top 10 plus Protected (Nina).
  • 2 2
 tried, but just can't listen to Ric anymore, he really doesn't add but subtracts Frown
  • 2 0
 Get er DUNNE bud!!
  • 1 0
 Where is Gwin?
  • 5 8
 Five seconds of follow drone footage and I already have motion sickness
  • 12 2
 I think it’s actually pretty good today. Good location and video quality.
  • 1 1
 Presumably it improved throughout the broadcast because it was all over the place during the first women's elite run.
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