Final Overall Standings for the 2021 EWS Season

Oct 4, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Two stages start point out in the open and offer a bit of breathing room for riders elbows before heading back into the tight trees

After the last round of the 2021 EWS, let's see how the results stack up in the overall standings and who are the 2021 overall champions.

Individual Standings:


Elite Women






Top 50 Elite Men






U21 Women






Top 50 U21 Men




Master Women






Top 50 Master Men







85 Comments

  • 57 1
 Hate to see it end the way it did but Hugh shoutouts to Jack Moir! What an awesome result for a bloke that was down and out only a couple of seasons ago!
  • 61 1
 Who's Hugh?
  • 144 2
 @razor: He does shoutouts
  • 3 44
flag mc-marshie69 (Oct 4, 2021 at 4:22) (Below Threshold)
 @razor: huge
  • 22 4
 @razor: Hugh Givesaf*ck?
  • 25 1
 Hughotta give Moir a lotta credit.
  • 25 1
 Hugh? Jack, Man!
  • 5 1
 @razor: Hugh Johnson, famous wine reviewer and apparently he now does shoutouts.
  • 12 11
 Moir was not down and out a couple years ago. He was racing WC DH.. I hope EWS is about to do something to make the coverage more entertaining compared to WC DH, cause every season seems to be a snooze fest. The next day pov videos do not make up for the lack of live coverage.
  • 1 1
 @mc-marshie69: Huuuugsh
  • 3 0
 Moi Moi!
  • 14 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Did you miss the part where he signed a contract with Cannondale and they pulled out after all the team contracts were settled and no one had a spot for him?
  • 5 0
 @chriskneeland: correct. Only thing he could get was an enduro gig to tide him over with maybe the odd downhill race thrown in. Makes what he's achieved all the more sweet.
  • 3 0
 @chriskneeland: Hugh know he does.
  • 2 10
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Oct 4, 2021 at 15:06) (Below Threshold)
 @chriskneeland: That doesn't meet the definition of "down and out". Contract difficulties are a regular part of the sport for most racers. He was never down and he was never out.
  • 9 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: No bike sponsor to send him around the world doing what he does for a living? Sounds pretty out to me. And I'd imagine pretty down.
  • 1 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: contract difficulties are really not as commonplace as you’re making it seem. They occasionally happen, yes, but they’re not regular.
  • 1 5
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Oct 5, 2021 at 7:42) (Below Threshold)
 @chriskneeland: He had a good season the year before, so he was obviously gonna get somebody to sponsor him. Stop grasping at straws, he was never down and never out, period.
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: "Burned out and trolling Gumtree for ditch digging jobs, Wyn Masters reached out asking if Moir had considered riding Enduro and proceeded to make introductions with as many teams as he could. It was late in the year, really late ... he was running out of time to find a team. Masters was able to help Moir get his foot in the door, but most of the teams had already filled their roster. The timing could not have been worse." flowmountainbike.com/features/timed-runs-jack-moir
  • 1 3
 @mi-bike: I heard something similar in another interview. Still didn't meet the definition of "down and out", according the the meaning:

Dictionary
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down-and-out
/ˈˌdoun ən ˈˌout/
adjective
(of a person) without money, a job, or a place to live; destitute.
"a down-and-out homeless vagrant"
Similar:
destitute
poverty-stricken
impoverished
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homeless
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of no fixed abode/address
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idle
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sleeping rough
on one's uppers
up against it
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as poor as a church mouse
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on skid row
on the wallaby track
penurious
Opposite:
wealthy
well heeled
noun
a person without money, a job, or a place to live.
"a hostel for down-and-outs"

He was never homeless or a vagarant, not even close.

The fact that he won ews and got picked up by Monster shows how much talent, determination, and drive he has. Even in his contact difficulties it was inevitable that he was going to do some good racing in the future, just a matter of time. Now you know what down and out means, your welcome!
  • 2 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Mate, the Oxford Dictionary's DEFINITION for "down-and-out" THAT YOU JUST QUOTED states the following:

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adjective:
(of a person) without ... a job
==========

According to the Oxford Dictionary, Jack Moir was definitely down and out!
  • 1 2
 Wrong, said similar to that. Actual definition:

adjective
(of a person) without money, a job, or a place to live; destitute.
"a down-and-out homeless vagrant"

He was not homeless or a vagrant, quit insulting Jack.
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I'd say the term has some subjectivity relevant to a situation, and whether it's used literally or figuratively. You should try looking up the word Nuance. Also, Asshat while you're at it.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: Also: pedant and egghead
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Context, bruh. In the context of a professional bike racer, having no sponsor, not getting to races, and a completely uncertain future is pretty well "down and out". Or continue to be an insufferable pedantic dipstick. Another definition of down and out: Net forum props of like -100,000.
  • 1 4
 @chriskneeland: I can agree to disagree without insulting other people, how's that for nuance?
  • 3 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Sorry you took it personally. Shoe must have fit.
  • 1 5
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Oct 9, 2021 at 6:34) (Below Threshold)
 @chriskneeland: You are the one who made this personal.
  • 38 0
 Congrats Jesse on an excellent season!
  • 33 1
 3 of the Top 10 Women as privateers in one way or another. Sign them up.
  • 11 0
 Privateers or just that their team chooses not to pay the EWS team tax? Unless you pay the 'official' team fee (which is several thousand IIRC) they won't show your sponsors on the results sheet.
  • 5 0
 Pretty sure some of them get factory support
  • 1 6
flag femto505 (Oct 4, 2021 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 Katy Winton was a factory rider for Trek but moved to Nukeproof.
  • 8 0
 @femto505: she didn't move, she was dumped. She documented how difficult it was to even get a bike this year. It really showed how hard the sport can be for some. Glad she did well.
  • 2 2
 @dglobulator: Thanks for pointing that out. I recall that now that you speak of it.
  • 25 2
 Gee us Aussies go alright in Enduro hey Wink
  • 14 45
flag mc-marshie69 (Oct 4, 2021 at 4:23) (Below Threshold)
 humble yourself mate you've got one aussie in the top 20 and two if your wanting a top 30
  • 50 0
 @mc-marshie69: they do also have last 4 overalls though
  • 18 1
 @mc-marshie69: Humble yourself? Lol. Alright kid, calm your tits.
  • 3 1
 Brits always love a humble Aussie, especially the English ones after an Ashes thrashing. I suspect a lot of Pink bikers are not aware of the sporting 'banter' between the two islands.
  • 19 2
 Karim Amour, Masters' legend. Bravo Monsieur!
  • 1 0
 Sorry, wanted to upvote you, accidentally downvoted.
  • 5 0
 Having to race 10 years younger kids... Bring back M40
  • 18 1
 Is he still doping?

At least in Enduro he's less likely to brake check his competitors.
  • 1 0
 @aaronjb: I wondered how long it would be before this came up again. Was that mystery identity ever solved?
  • 14 0
 let's go Mr.Porco!!!!
  • 7 1
 Level of riding is so high right now. Absolute DH and fitness slugfest. What a season!
  • 7 0
 Gutted for Slawek. Hope he gets picked up this off season.
  • 2 2
 santa could need a rider who is a podium threat. what was up with mark and iago this season?
  • 7 1
 Why is a Sam so far down the ladder this year?
  • 87 0
 Family and pies , gets us all in the end.......
  • 8 0
 Too many uphills.
  • 3 0
 he s also one of the older in the top 50 elite...
  • 2 0
 Now races and ebike
  • 5 1
 @hermichut: IPA pies hahah. but.. we all love Sam. He can do now whatever he wants. It's his team/sponsons business to deal with..
  • 9 1
 Sam E'll. I hope he puts down the off season training and comes back on form next year to kick every every doubter's ass.
  • 4 0
 I think its hard to push 100% when have already made your mark, and you have a new family waiting for you to return in one piece.
  • 2 0
 Slawek Lukasik Still NO main sponsor...He should be on SANtaCRuzSyndicate Enduro Team...Huge talent with motivation and dedication. Big opportunity for a company to have their brand represented.
  • 5 0
 Yeeeeeeaaaaahhhh!
  • 5 0
 Borges 5th!! Well done
  • 4 1
 Louise Paulin, born 1978; p26 elite woman. Pretty impressive.
  • 2 0
 Only 1 Brit in the top 40 male elites. Good to see the future's looking a bit rosier in the U21 category.
  • 1 1
 I count 11 in the top 40. And that was with Reece out.
  • 1 0
 @MysticMCyclist: In elite men? The only one in the list I'm looking at is Elliot Heap.
  • 1 1
 @commental: Yes, I was thinking of this weekend not the overall. My mistake.
  • 2 0
 Weird year for Remi, hope for a bounce back next year! Great to see the amount of top Canadians
  • 3 0
 Congrats Jack Moir and Jamie Edmondson on those overall titles! #TLDbike
  • 2 0
 3 canyon in top 6 ... hey! congrats everyone, great season i look forward 2022
  • 1 1
 What happened to Florian nicolai? 2nd in 2019 and now nowhere near the top
  • 3 0
 Someone mentioned he’s been struggling to recover from a shoulder injury this year. If he’s leaving trek next year, he might not have gelled well with that teams environment.
  • 1 0
 And What happened to Sam Hill ? first in 2019 and now nowhere near the top
  • 2 0
 @Afterschoolsports: yes recover from a shoulder injury and don't know if Treck is the better team for him
  • 2 0
 @seb06bzh: mid stage climbs and from the looks of the team videos, not being as in good shape physically as the other competitors. I sincerely hope he can come back and challenge again. The winning mindset can be hard to get back once you lose it, especially if you’ve had a taste of what the next phase in life is like. I expect to see him grinding up the climbs around Perth over summer.
  • 3 5
 Had Rude stayed in and finished say, top 5, would he have won the overall?
  • 12 1
 Moir was already in the lead and coasting to 4th in the final race after Rude's disqualification. So, no.
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