Final Results: EWS Ainsa 2018

Sep 23, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  


Casey Brown came to Petzen Jamnica on vacation mode and took third will she pull off a similar finish here






Women's Results

1. Cecile Ravanel 43:24.99
2. Isabeau Courdurier +0:55.75
3. Adreane Lanthier Nadeau +1:37.87
4. Anita Gehrig +2:07.76
5. Noga Korem +2:14.76


Men's Results

1. Richie Rude 37:17.96
2. Martin Maes +0:07.90
3. Damien Oton +0:32.98
4. Kevin Miquel +0:54.69
5. Florian Nicolai +1:07.54




Full results and race updates here.



MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries



91 Comments

  • + 140
 Rude smashed it, just like Jared will! Congrats.
  • + 30
 Seems he's racing with a purpose suddenly! Good on him. Seeing rude dominate will make Graves feel better than any medicine can
  • + 41
 @gooutsidetoday: he always races with a purpose, but his equipment doesnt agree with his ways all the time it seems
  • + 17
 @Lagr1980: this. He'll make a hell of a beta tester. Rude Certified ™ products FTW!!!
  • + 34
 @gooutsidetoday: Don't forget Keene coming in 15th. Best result in a while i think. Smashing it for his bro
  • + 35
 Water bottle effect.
  • + 6
 @Lagr1980: Yeah if you think about this season he always was on pace... in chile until he had a flat, in la thuile until he smashed his wheel and in whistler until he flatted again... the only unaffected bad result was colombia.
  • + 7
 Yeti finally built an EWS worthy 29er for Rude. The 5.5 is one hell of a trail bike, but not near setup for these tracks like the 150, IMHO. Rude’s got three wins on the new rig, seems like it suits him well. It seems 29ers with the right geometry are a good match for his style after all.
  • - 16
flag vhdh666 (Sep 23, 2018 at 13:11) (Below Threshold)
 @gooutsidetoday: bullshit
  • + 3
 What an epic spot to ride and or vacation. Congrats to Rudeboy back on top. Maes is coming on mega strong but Hill would have to have epic fail the next round. Plus Maes would have to finish 2nd which is likely. The final results might look just like this round. Good on Hill moving up 10 spots to protect his points lead.
  • + 74
 Beating Maes by 7 seconds is just being Rude
  • - 12
flag the-lorax (Sep 23, 2018 at 8:56) (Below Threshold)
 Maes stopped to help Sam Hill with a flat tire
  • + 10
 @the-lorax: yeah so I heard, bloke is a true gent
  • + 134
 @the-lorax: during a transfer stage, not on a timed race stage.

Not discrediting his sportsmanship but it didn't count against his race time.
  • - 98
flag jozefk (Sep 23, 2018 at 9:24) (Below Threshold)
 @Trudeez: So what is your message?
  • + 12
 After stage 2, not during a timed stage. Still bad ass, but didn’t cost him any time.
  • + 60
 @Trailstunter: the message is this: people are assuming that Martin gave up time and race positions to help Sam. The fact is that yes Martin helped Sam but it was on an untimed transfer stage, which had no bearing on race results. Richie won, Martin got second - fair and square.
  • + 3
 At the end of the stage he stopped and helped hill when racing was paused @the-lorax:
  • + 11
 @Trudeez: : cue the argument that the energy expelled in helping Sam made him 8 seconds slower overall lol
  • + 24
 @sewer-rat: the arm pump from wrestling those DH casing tires is nothing to joke about!????
  • + 13
 Maes fell on transfer too, wheeling. Check Blenky's IG. It's hilarious
  • + 35
 looks like hill has the series pretty well wrapped up. if Martin wins the final round hill only has to get 46th place to take the series by a 5 point margin. but if hill has trouble and gets a DNF then martin only has to get second to take it by 10 points. Oton is out for the title but could still move up to second as it is tight with maes.
  • + 11
 Came here to find out if Hill had wrapped it up. Glad someone else did the math for me! Cheers mate.
  • + 1
 @rifrafi Thanks for that round up of the points, like @mrtoodles came on here to see what the situation was before the last race.
  • + 9
 So Maes ist that close to Sam with missing one race? He never scored lower than 420 points per race. Beast! EWS champ 2019. And DH World Champ. Maybe next POTUS?
  • + 7
 Yes we all know Martin helped Sam. Yes it was on a transfer stage. The time didn’t matter. I’m just curious, does anyone think that Sam would have been in trouble if making the cutoff if Martin didn’t help. Either way still awesome to see these competitors having great sportsmanship
  • + 10
 F#ck Yeah Richie!
  • + 9
 Kevin Miquel, what the hell dude! Impressive results, congrats!
  • + 9
 Nice work Miranda!!
  • + 1
 So happy to see her up there! Especially have a rough season
  • + 2
 What a fantastic weekend!! Got some great pics and met some really nice people.
We live in Ainsa so we know the trails, but these guys rode them like no one else!

Anyone who watched and was impressed with the trails, the mountains or the views - come and see us. You'll love it :-)
  • + 4
 Great to see ALN in the top 3 after just missing out in Whistler!
  • + 4
 Sam hill flat pedals and flat tire what a legend!
  • + 4
 I'm glad to see Rude being Rude again ! Congrats to him and Yeti !
  • + 3
 Sam Hill is a legend. Still in 11th after that flat tyre.
  • + 2
 Seems like some awesome racing! Two 5-6 minute stages today where Rude and Maes less than 0.5 seconds apart.
  • + 4
 Great result Borges!!!
  • + 3
 Maes is a Fucking legend.
  • + 3
 Maes. Yes. Oton. Yes
  • + 1
 So if Sam Hill gets some points in the last round he is pretty much the 2018 EWS Champion, is that right?
  • + 6
 If Martin Maes wins the next race Sam Hill has to finish in 37th for them to be on joint points, and if EWS applies the same rule as many other sports whereby the number of first places come into play with 4 wins it'l be Sam Hill's. He could of course place 36th or better and its his
  • + 1
 @mrsmythe: Actually it is 46th or better and Hill will take the title.
  • + 2
 @mrsmythe: Our rules break any tie by awarding the win to the rider who finished with the highest position in the last race. If in the incredibly unlikely event that the riders tied in time in the last race, the highest last Special Stage will be taken, if that's a tie too, we go to second last stage, so on and so on.
  • + 2
 I need to fix my flat and get out for a ride today !
  • + 21
 do you need help with the flat?
  • + 1
 The battle of the Adams lives on!
  • + 1
 Cecile Ravanel 35th!!!! :O
  • + 1
 Congratulations BORGES ,and all the rest of the Portuguese riders
  • + 1
 Richie rude WCDH next year?
  • + 1
 Congrats to Rude!!...Spain really fits his riding style.
  • + 1
 Good to see Rude bk on it same with ALN kudos to you both
  • + 1
 Where robin wallner of ibis!?
  • + 1
 So richie won on his new 29er?
  • + 1
 yeeeooow Textor p17! Massive season
  • + 2
 Ainsa, Chile?
Really !
  • + 0
 Noticed the mistake too ^^
  • + 1
 Well, we speak Spanish to in Chile haha Smile
  • + 1
 Is that a sb150 first race, first place?
  • + 3
 He raced two regional north american races on the SB150 and won both, so 3 in total and one international race.
  • + 1
 Felicitations Martin!
  • - 1
 Translation: YETI failed with the SB 5.5 so very sorry if you bought it already.
  • - 1
 Picture of Casey Brown?? Why not one of, I don't know.. The top 5 , the winners!!??
  • + 2
 Because - well - Casey Brown!
  • + 1
 While I generally agree, it is a good shot...
  • + 1
 Maybe Sam Hill is human!
  • + 15
 Nah he was just riding a different kinda flat for this EWS
  • + 3
 11th and 1.55 with a puncture, are you sure about that? I bet he's going to buy Maes the bestest Christmas present ever...
  • + 4
 He is up 440 points in the overall. He is just taking it easy these last two races, because he did all his work the first 5 races.
  • + 2
 Only that far back after a puncture is pretty damn good. Of note maes helped during a transfer not the race, apparently. Shows how good Rude was this race.
  • - 16
flag jozefk (Sep 23, 2018 at 9:26) (Below Threshold)
 @in2falling: So Sam told you this right?
  • + 4
 He’s not. Flatted and still with that time. He’s something else and he’s got 10 years on more than half the compition. He’s the man.
  • - 15
flag jozefk (Sep 23, 2018 at 9:32) (Below Threshold)
 @Clifflane3: You mean he is lucky that Maes dislocated his shoulder and missed a race ...
Otherwise it would have been a total different score now Wink
  • + 16
 @Trailstunter: or was it skill from sam to ride within his limits and NOT dislocate his shoulder?
  • + 1
 @sewer-rat: and Rude was on the new yeti sb150 smasher!
  • - 15
flag jozefk (Sep 23, 2018 at 10:14) (Below Threshold)
 @rippersub: You clearly don't know how it happend Wink
  • + 5
 @Trailstunter: happened in practice on a drop that all the racer hit that day. Its racing crashes and injuries happen. Part of racing. Could say the same thing about Maes being lucky Hill flatted yesterday.
  • + 3
 @Fix-the-Spade: yes he got a flat and he still did very well by most people's standards but his other stage results weren't at his usual standards either,though he was probably taking it a little easy
  • - 7
flag jozefk (Sep 23, 2018 at 23:04) (Below Threshold)
 @Clifflane3: hill would never got the time back he lost in stage one, so BS.
And he only lost a few points, not a race. Hill got lucky Maes helped him with repairs.

They changed the course after Maes fell, all were crashing there...
  • + 5
 @Trailstunter: @Trailstunter: you oppearte pretty loose with facts don't you? They didnt alter or change the track in Colombia because of Martin crashing. The heavy rain the night before the race ruined the climb up to that stage, and it went through private property on a botanical garden that would have been too heavily damaged. Additionally the race day was going to be extra hard and long in those conditions that one stage was cancelled, which only by coincidence is the one Martin crashed on.

As for Martin Helping Sam, it was more a gesture of comradery and sportamanship than anything else. They had more than enough time to make it to the next stage and Martin could have left Sam on his own and both would have been just fine.

These are facts... But will you say that since I am arguing with you an telling you that you are doing nothing but making up rumors that I am discrediting myelf? like you have on another thread you are also currently cluttering with nonsense?
  • + 4
 @Trailstunter: @Trailstunter: even if Martin raced and won in Colombia, Sam would still be leading. Even a half decent result in Finale will see Sam end the year with a bigger gap over Martin than could be made up in a single race... So Sam could miss a round as well and still have won.

Facts... They are important to know before making bold claims ;-)
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