Final Results: EWS Olargues, France 2018

May 13, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
It s been dry and sunny for both days f training but don t hold your breath for it to last through the weekend.

Women's Final Results

1st Cecile RAVANEL 59:52.49
2nd Isabeau COURDURIER +2:46.04
3rd Ines THOMA +3:05.35
4th Melanie PUGIN +3:15.58
5th Caro GEHRIG +3:37.47
6th Katy WINTON +4:15.51
7th Raewyn MORRISON +4:34.20
8th Morgane CHARRE +4:56.44
9th Bex BARAONA +5:22.11
10th Becky COOK +5:33.22
Men's Final Results

1st Richie RUDE 50:29.59
2nd Adrien DAILLY +0:05.79
3rd Martin MAES +0:29.05
4th Florian NICOLAI +0:36.50
5th Damien OTON +0:44.17
6th Sam HILL +1:24.54
7th Mark SCOTT +1:51.96
8th Camille SERVANT +2:01.81
9th Robin WALLNER +2:10.35
10th Lewis BUCHANAN +2:11.95

These results are still unofficial. Full results and race updates here.

PRESS RELEASE: Enduro World Series

Rude and Ravenel conquer the French rocks in Montagnes du Caroux

Richie Rude and Cecile Ravanel finished day two of the third round of the Enduro World Series just as they started it, at the top of the results sheet.

Ravanel (Commencal Vallnord Enduro Team) put on a typically dominant performance, winning seven of the eight stages. Isabeau Courdurier (Intense-Mavic Collective) shook off a bad crash during practice to take second place, whilst Ines Thoma (Canyon Factory Enduro Team) put on an incredibly consistent performance to ride her way into third place.

In the men's competition Rude (Yeti Fox/Shox Factory Racing Team) and Adrien Dailly (Team Lapierre) battled it out all day on Sunday - with just one second separating them heading into the last stage of the day. However Rude put the power down and no-one could match him, finishing the race over five seconds up on Dailly. Martin Maes (GT Factory Racing) and Florian Nicolai (Canyon Factory Enduro Team) were also locked in competition for third place, with Martin winning out after a blistering run on stage eight.

In the U21 Men Duncan Nason (Yeti Fox/Shox Factory Racing Team) cemented his series lead with another win, with Elliot Heap (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) in second and Frenchman Elliot Baud in third. Ella Conolly stamped her authority on the U21 women again, with Chloe Taylor in second and Abigale Lawton in third.

Tomi Misser of Spain made an outstanding EWS debut, clinching the Masters win. Mike West of the USA grabbed second and Carles Barcon rounded out the top three. Daniela Michel won Master Women, with reigning champion Mary Mcconneloug in second and Cathy Gijbels in third.

Canyon Factory Enduro Team were both team of the day and now lead the series.

Cecile Ravanel and Sam Hill (Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic) still lead the series heading into round four, the Black Hole Enduro Petzen/Jamnica which takes place in both Austria and Slovenia on June 30 - July 1.



MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries


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168 Comments

  • + 87
 Stoked for Richie! One of the hardest working riders in the sport!

Pardon my negativity, but wtf is up with Keene? How does such a consistently underachieving racer keep so many big $$$ sponsor's? Red Bull, Spesh, Ohlins, etc. And don't tell me he did well @ Sea Otter, 'cause nobody gives 2 sh*ts about the racing at Sea Otter.
What am I missing?
  • + 71
 He's the American Dream.
  • + 22
 Been wonder that too. But to be fair he's still far better and faster than most riders on this planet. It's a difficult thing to say.
  • + 119
 Maybe he has something to offer besides race results.
  • + 17
 so badly want to use a Kardashian's analogy, but ya no. The boy can ride a bike though. MTB personalities have their place. An Influencer in IG speak.
  • + 37
 Can only assume he markets himself well to his sponsors. This is business, folks. It's not only about performance, it's about keeping customers happy and all his sponsors are his customers.
  • + 8
 Granted he's had a bad season or two, however, results aren't necessarily the only thing that sponsors take into account.
  • + 11
 Probably because he’s safe brand ambassador/influencer for his sponsors and that’s enough. Just a cool dude without anything to complain about except for his disappointing results.
  • + 15
 All the sponsors care about is that he posts on social media with a lot of followers, not if he actually wins
  • + 66
 Keene is still one of the fastest enduro riders in the US, and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever interacted with. His marketing ability and the way he represents his sponsors is hard to beat.
  • + 4
 Very excited to see this become a race season.
  • - 3
 @enduro29erHack: Big penis?

To be fair a few years ago I threw a wiffle ball as hard as I could at him and just missed his eye and he laughed it off. Thought he was going to kill me. From that interaction I assume he's a nice guy!

As said, he's still fast as f*ck compared to most and seems to be good/enjoy with R&D so maybe he'll end up with Brad at Specialized when he gets bored of racing.
  • + 22
 Curtis was ranked 29th going into this round which is pretty solid. And he is one of the nicest guys in the sport. Did a local specialized ride with him and Jared Graves here in Southern California and there is not a better brand ambassador out there. True pro, which is why he has so many good sponsors.
  • + 9
 I'm guessing unless your results are consistently top 5, your results aren't adding much to your sponsor's bottom line. Therefore you have to add value to the company in other ways.
  • + 7
 Still only one of the few Americans that can compete on the EWS and finish in the top 50.
  • + 4
 @Brocket21: Thank you for all the good responses. You all have a good points. In most competitive race enviroments it's all about results and not about being a nice guy and quality brand ambassador and having a strong social media presence.

Again, thanks for the responses.
  • + 5
 @Mtb4joe: people seem to forget that you don't need to win or be a consistent top 10 guy to keep sponsors, isn't Keene usually like top 20ish? He's a known name with a following too.

Friend and I ran into him and did a few laps together in socal...super nice guy and eager to ride with us which was a surprise!
  • + 2
 @nvranka: Keane -did- used to be a consistent top racer.
  • + 4
 @nvranka: He also still podiums national races; its not like he’s some scrub.
  • - 22
flag bohns1 (May 13, 2018 at 10:41) (Below Threshold)
 @Mtb4joe.... Dude I have wondered this for years now.. The guy hasn't been relevant in a long ass time!
  • - 15
flag bohns1 (May 13, 2018 at 10:41) (Below Threshold)
 @jclnv: pretty sad one at that!
  • - 15
flag bohns1 (May 13, 2018 at 10:46) (Below Threshold)
 @freeridejerk888: ya but that's not the point.. Hes a pro riding in the circuit and does not perform.. Nhlers that perform like that are gone in a season.
  • + 9
 You don't say about Brendawg. Fastest and most stylish freeracer.
  • + 3
 @bohns1: any NHler that is in the top 50 in the world in their sport still has a job.
  • + 0
 @sevensixtwo: lol I wasn't putting him down...and any time someone quotes standings, they are of course referring to the "elite" level in that sport, which in this case is EWS.

Does anyone care that Keene podiums at nationals? Maybe some of his fan base that races or attends nationals, that's about it.
  • + 3
 @enduro29erHack: I wouldn’t necessarily call those results, Bob
  • + 3
 @nvranka: Sponsors care. Local pros drive local bike sales and local race attendance. Drives bike sales and community.
  • + 5
 @jclnv: that might be 1 reason! I know of a few other:
-has been(for a long time) and is still one of the fastest mtbers on the planet.
-has been involved w Specialized and developing some of the best mtbs on the planet. Spec Enduro 29er/ stumpy 29er. He and specialized were some of the first to add big wheels, and now make some of the best 29ers available. Obviously the folks at specialized really like him and value him, as a rider and a person.
- I have never heard of any negative stories about interactions w fans. I have interacted w him at Snow Summit a few times and he was always very friendly and seems like a nice guy!
- he’s American.
I’m sure there is much more but I digress.
  • + 26
 Also I think us norbies are ignorant to the gap between a really fast mtb rider and a slow Pro. I know the gap between a fast pro w good results and another “slow” pro w out “good” results, is literally nonexistent campared to the gap down to the fastest pb commenter. I’ve said it before- 99% of the people who comment here can not even comprehend the speed a pro mtber rides at. We do not even speak the same “language “ , we might recognize a few words here and there.
  • + 6
 I think that is a bit harsh, and from a consumer's view he is great for the sport, has a great personality and watching him in the On Track series makes me want to ride. Just goes to show how fast these guys are since Curtis could smoke any regular Joe. I'm more surprised at how many mechanicals he and Jarod appear to have.
  • + 1
 @MuskratMatt: classic!! ICU Matt
  • + 12
 Keene is the man! He is a great guy, good for the sport, positive, helpful, charismatic, has some cool video stuff. He produces some good content that is interesting and entertaining, Sponsorship isn't always just about results. Keene has been on the scene for a long time. There are so many fast racers out there, not everyone can be top 10, doesn't mean 11-100 are not good racers or good ambassadors. A lot of great people out there doing great stuff for the sport.
  • + 7
 I would say this applies more for Cody Kelley. Keene does a good job marketing for his sponsors.
  • + 2
 Yeah he was always a mystery to me... when I started following MTB racing (probably 5 years ago) I noticed he was one of the highest profile guys yet barely ever cracked the Top 20. Did he used to have better results many years ago?
  • + 3
 Keane posts eBike rides on Strava and I still don’t send him death threats.
  • - 6
flag sevensixtwo (May 13, 2018 at 13:18) (Below Threshold)
 @enduro29erHack: True. But speak for yourself! I’m def not scared to try and grab koms from sponsored riders. Or at least get reasonable close. Same as a ton of PB readers.
  • + 9
 @enduro29erHack: I'll give you one! First ever ews in Rotorua he didn't put his bike on the shuttle properly. It fell off, we picked it up, took it up on the next shuttle, having the driver call ahead to say we had it. Got it off the trailer and he snatched it from my wife's hand and stormed off without a word. Yeah, super friendly guy!!
  • + 1
 @whambat: yep but they still get healthy scratched a ridiculous amount... That and it's all a game of what have you done for me lately! See it all the time
  • + 13
 How can this be the top comment of this section?
It seems like some people still dont understand that nothing good in life comes easy and has to be earned, often in a not easy way.
Keene probably is one of the best known EWS racers to date, OnTrack was a big success and drew massive attention, other video projects, top social media coverage, professional image, and yes he also had amazing results too. (Numerous top 10s, in 2016 a 6th and a 5th in the EWS)

Another tip:
Listen to his Inside Line Podcast on Vital MTB and you will find out that it actually took him a long time to get paid for racing.
  • + 2
 @sevensixtwo: Exactly dude!
  • + 1
 People hate on Lopes, but he’s won way more than Keene ever has.
  • + 3
 @wibblywobbly: Agreed, and he still wins vents that he enters... Dude is a machine at 46..I follow him on Insta and can not believe the shit he still does... Sends it huge too!
  • + 4
 He was incredibly nice and gave a lot of attention and encouragement to my 11 year old EWS racer when he was in Snowmass last year. I think he's marketable outside of how he finishes races...
Maybe some of the other racers should pay attention to how he presents/markets himself as a whole package, and create more longevity to their careers. Lopes/Gracia/etc. have done it....
  • + 3
 @jclnv: Richie Rude is the American Dream!
  • + 2
 @enduro29erHack:

aka Rachel strait
  • + 1
 He’s good pack fodder and makes everyone else look good haha
  • + 4
 I think it is only because he has sponser that many of us dream of and doesn't produce race results. Remember when the guys with redbull helmets were always 1st? That's not the case anymore. This DOES NOT mean shit in today's world. He has and still is a massive contributer to the sport and sponsors. I get it. Your not longer number 1. But that doesn't mean you should loose your job when in reality winning races is only a small percentage of it. (Comming from someone who's on a fairly large race team but will never put up great results) @Mikeibegger:
  • - 1
 Curtis just needs to show this thread with all the positive feedback to Red Bull, Jaybirds, Spez, Clif and say “show me the moneeeeeeeyyyyyy!”

Ka-ching.
  • + 3
 who says he's making the big bucks? its a two-way street. maybe specialized and red bull have already invested big dollars in more successful athletes across multiple disciplines and don't have enough funding left over for another podium type rider, but they can get curtis for less money.
  • + 9
 Enough about CK. Fuck yeah Ritchie!
  • + 4
 If you have to apologize before your comment, maybe you shouldn't make the comment. You are correct, you are missing something.
  • + 4
 I rode the lift with him at the Aspen EWS in 2016 and he was one of the coolest, nicest and most down to earth dudes I have ever met. A great ambassador for his sponsors and the sport for sure.
  • + 1
 Because he is marketing gold. Its not all about winning nowdays.
  • + 1
 Because he's a nice guy that can articulate himself well. His On Track videos are excellent.

There's only so many times I can watch interviews with riders which consist of "Yeah, bikes running great, tracks are sick, looking forward to a good weekend"
  • + 4
 Keene learnt a very good trick early in his career....if you catch your boss with a sheep take a photo....
  • + 2
 under achieving? Please send us Pinkbike users your MTB resume please.
  • + 2
 @Brocket21: 100% agreed, when he was still doing On Track I bumped into him at my first ever Enduro about three years ago. He was super cool, stopped, chatted, and said hello when ever he ran into us out on the trail. Sold me on Enduro right then and there. In my opinion he is 100% worth the sponsorship dollars as he is more than a racer.
  • + 2
 @chezotron:

Fail cheez-whiz! Are you asking why any rider who's not top 20 would be sponsored? Why companies would give an up-and-coming a chance? Harsh man! If the top 200 don't have factory support there wouldn't be any competition. Does anyone know how hard a top 20, top 40, top 100 elite EWS result is? Some good answers in this thread already.
  • + 2
 Think of it this way. For Specialized, Curtis Keene is a Matt Hunter who also happens to race and occasionally crack the top 20 or top 10. A win-win scenario.
  • + 39
 Wow, 5 seconds between first and second on an 8-stages race! That is TIGHT! Glad to see Richie back to the top. It's gonna be a hell of a season! Smile
  • + 9
 On the other side, in the women field.... Its a tight season for second place, but not the first.
  • + 1
 he was a pretty fast flatlander
  • + 3
 After Stage 7 they were only a second apart.. I though Adrien was going to budge past when I checked!
  • + 1
 @jtayabji: the race is in the past tense
  • + 29
 Wow, Cecile is destroying the other ladies. Do we need Rachel Atherton to cross over to EWS to make her work harder for it? Or a technical XC rider get gnarly?
Actually, I'd love to see some sort of triple crown weekend, where riders all have to race XC, then enduro then DH.
  • + 19
 Triple crown would actually be cool. I'd watch an XC race if WCDH racers were in it.
  • + 24
 Graves would win the triple i suppose
  • + 3
 Then Ravanel would definitely win! She smashes every enduro and placed 5th at the last DH world cup...
  • + 7
 Adding xc would just extend Cecile's lead over Rachel.
  • + 4
 Absurd margin of victory, just total domination. Cecile is crazy impressive!
  • - 15
flag bohns1 (May 13, 2018 at 14:33) (Below Threshold)
 @gramboh: yep! She's basically a dude!
  • - 2
 @bohns1: but is she even fast if she didn’t have 2 big brothers to teach her to ride a bike?
  • + 31
 i just noticed that Cecile RAVANEL is 38 Wow that makes here even more amazing
  • + 29
 We seriously need some TV coverage. WCDH is awesome but damn after watching those EWS course previews I much rather watch this race.
  • + 4
 I have an idea about this: That spectators with compatible phones and stabilizers (like an Osmo) and a specialised video recording/streaming app can provide trackside footage and location streamed on request from the production crew, (via 4g or whatever) to a production base facility, that can be live edited with commentary and streamed on Youtube.

The number of spectators watching the action from behind their phones it shouldn't be too hard to pull a few together.
  • + 1
 @watermouse: You could even stream it directly to youtube, everything is better than nothing. It is very easy thing to do with a mobile phone nowadays.
  • + 1
 @Archimonde: Well yes, there is nothing stopping individuals from streaming their from their vantage point but I was thinking of a single live stream that has some semblance of professional production. I think using volunteers to man trackside vantages along a stage would take away the logistics of a professional production company having to setup gear and manpower in several locations along a stage, repeated for 8 stages. I'm not saying it would have an equal broadcast quality compared to a RedbullTV production for WCDH but I think it could be successful in terms of viewership.
  • + 9
 Glad to see the big boy back on top. I appreciate Hill's experienced approach that changed so much since do-or-die 10 years ago; but seeing young and humble guys that don't talk much, ride super technical and get victories, like Daily and Rude, gives me some kind of weird "justice" feeling.
  • + 26
 Well, that second part also describes Hill perfectly, at least a few years back. Now you just have to remove "young" from it. Smile
  • + 8
 Fully agree. Both Rude and Dailly are super-talented, hard-working, low-profile, kind of racers. The amount of training and professionalism they put in prepping for the season is on par with the top roadies and XC racers. Adrien needs to work on his English to get more coverage from the large MTB industry media
  • + 11
 Cecille’s gap over the field is ridiculous. With nothing left to prove, I’d rather see her commit to a full WC season
  • + 4
 I don't follow womens racing much, but it's hard not to know who Cecile is over the years...maybe she's having fun dominating and doesn't need any more challenges?

Just saw below she is 38 ffs!
  • + 4
 I always wonder if she'd still finish first at every race if T-Mo didn't retire. Btw did she ever win a race over Moseley in the past ?
  • + 1
 Sorry for double post
  • + 3
 @nvranka: She is a former XC World Cup and olympics racer and when she is bored, she races DH. She finished 5th in Losinj a few weeks ago.
  • + 1
 @nvranka: It's worth following; some of the most dynamic and dramatic racing for the last couple of years in everything from DH to CX and road.
  • + 2
 I scrolled back up to see if I missed a picture of her gapping a whole field... I think I better got to bed now. cheers.
  • + 1
 @dolface: Can't say I'd agree, otherwise I'd follow it, but to each his own.
  • + 2
 @cliffdroper: tmo dominated dh, got bored then dominated enduro. Probably got bored as well hah
  • + 1
 @makripper: So you're saying T-Mo is one step above Ravanel ? It would be really interesting to see her compete against Ravanel in an upcoming race. I think Ravanel is definitely a great athlete and champion dominating the rest of the EWS field, but it looks like she owes it a bit to T-Mo retiring, right ?
  • + 1
 @cliffdroper: and even Anne Caroline chausson. She did a few enduros and gave tmo a run if I remember correctly. Tmo destroyed Rachel back in the day too.
  • + 1
 @cliffdroper: In 2016, Cecille was already dominating big time like she is now. Except for the race where T-Mo entered and won big even over Cecille. I think Anne Caro before the health issues was still a few steps ahead. Who knows how much Cecille has progressed and T-Mo has declined since then, but if T-Mo comes back, I wouldn't be surprised if she has a sizable gap over Cecille.
  • + 4
 This isn't going to do much to put back Sam in the overall standings though, unless his form really does start to slip - Dailly, Rude, Maes and Nicolai were all on less than half of Hill's points in the standings and of those, only Nicolai was in the top 20 coming into the race. The points difference from 1st to 6th means they'll move up, obviously, but if no-one in the top 15 has had a good finish this weekend, all the shuffling's going to be happening below Hill and Oton, who'll stay on top with a few hundred points buffer to everyone else (their close finish means their points difference will barely change).
  • + 5
 Also he seemed to keep rather calculated distance to the top guys. I don’t know how really calculated this was but looks like: I’m for the overall here don’t have to kill it to keep the safe lead.
  • + 1
 @dj100procentenduro: The next race will definitely be interesting - we'll get to see if this is a temporary shake-up, or if Hill gets right back on top again
  • + 8
 Lemme guess... mechanicals for Graves?
  • + 8
 So stoked to see Richie get his mojo back. Yeyeeeeee.
  • + 6
 DAILLY!!!! So stoked to see Adrien being such a contender - he's got such mad skills!!
  • + 2
 Wow. Can't wait for the video highlights... which although awesome will come too late and too short. When are we going to get a drone-based, Trumpore-advised, Rob-commented live feed? The Colombians could do it... i would even pay for it, the same way I did in my past roadie life when NBC was selling a subscription to the TdF... EWS take my money already.

Cecile putting some much daylight between her and the field... not sure about all the commentary comparing her to TMo, she was up and coming as an enduro racer when TMo retired and has been just getting stronger and stronger since. Even between Val di Sole and Croatia this year, look at how much difference a few months of physical and mental training can do for her. Her capacity to continuously reinventing herself as a rider is unsurpassed i'd say.

Big props to Isabeau for clawing her way back to "her" place. And 4 Frenchies in the top 10 women!
  • + 2
 Itll be interesting to hear what was going on with Hill, him being so dominant at previous events. If he had a big error some where or just wasn’t feeling himself. Was there something about this event that favored more seasoned “pure” enduro riders? Congrats to that top 10, hope everyone stays healthy!
  • + 3
 Some days your on it, other days your not. But thats never stopped us from making up rumors and gossip. It was the bike, expect a team change next year, or maybe not.
  • + 5
 can‘t be more „pure enduro“ than EWS champ, can you? Maybe after two wins he already rides tactically?
  • + 4
 There's an interview over at Vital, he said he wasn't intentionally playing it safe and just had a bit of an off weekend.
  • + 5
 Richie Rude wins! All is right in the world once again.
  • + 5
 Richie Rude yeaaahhhhh !!
  • + 5
 Super Ines!
  • + 2
 Placed 3rd with 1100mm bar height!
  • + 4
 Team Yeti had a great day for sure!!
  • + 4
 Pretty stoked about Martin Maes 3the place! Awesome !!
  • + 4
 8th Morgane CHARRE cool !
  • + 5
 YES MARTIN
  • + 3
 Return of the king , good to see rude without issues on Raceday
  • + 1
 Tight at the top, but fairly big gaps within the top ten. You would think at this level with so many racers it would be closer down the results
  • + 3
 I think the further they are from the podium the less calculated risks riders are willing to take. Makes sense to me!
  • + 6
 If you compare overall race times, EWS gaps are proportional to WCDH times. DH gaps are usually around 1 second, with race times around 4 minutes. EWS race times are 50minutes, so gaps of 5+ seconds are totally reasonable. Especially on tracks that haven’t been completely memorized.
  • + 2
 What happened to Jesse Melamead 2nd after stage 1. Then nothing?
  • + 4
 Think he broke his collarbone.
  • + 0
 Broken collarbone
  • + 0
 He broke his collar bone on stage 2
  • + 0
 Broke a collarbone
  • + 1
 Broken collarbone.
  • + 0
 Broken collar bone on #2
  • + 36
 In case you still don’t get it. He broke his collarbone
  • + 0
 Broken collarbone in stage 2 yesterday!
  • + 1
 Broke his collarbone not sure where though, he posted more in his ig
  • + 2
 That sucks thanks everyone for update.
  • + 9
 I think I saw someone post somewhere in some message board that he broke something. Could be a bone if some sort.
  • + 71
 He gave up after breaking his collarbone 9 times.
  • + 5
 Wo wo wo just so I get this right, his collarbone is broken? He has broken his collarbone?
  • + 8
 Some people are saying he broke his collarbone.
  • + 7
 From the looks of it he broke his collarbone
  • + 3
 Rumor has it he broke his collarbone, but I won't believe it until I see it... But, seriously, wishing him a full and speedy recovery. Seems like a good dude.
  • + 22
 So what happened to Jesse Melamead ?
  • + 5
 @pigman65: I'm starting to wonder if maybe he might have broken something, like a collarbone perhaps. Do you know anyone who could confirm?
  • + 3
 You know I don’t think anyone knows really, but word on the street he broke his clavicle. @Bastien-CO:
  • + 5
 So some are saying he broke a collar bone, others are saying it’s a broken clavicle. You can never know.

In all seriousness, best of luck on the recovery Jesse.
  • + 1
 Pretty sure now that he broke a collarbone.
  • + 4
 Paper-cut...
  • + 4
 He picked a fight with Spok.
  • + 4
 I heard he was broke and tried to smuggle some hasish but the gendarmerie collared him.
  • + 2
 @Bastien-CO: Thnk he broke his collarbone but no one seems to be able to confirm anything.. Hear it was a collarbone tho!
  • + 1
 Still no official confirmation...
  • + 1
 Wow, the youngsters sure took over the podium this round. Nice work!
  • + 1
 What happened to Marco Osborne?
  • + 1
 Curtis KEENE killing it again
  • + 1
 What happened to Anneke Beerten?
  • + 1
 Finally a real competition, now it gets interesting
  • - 2
 Was is carbon fibre or alloy?........the clavicle that is.....not the rim......or the frame.
That course had some rocky sections that had this old man’s (and Rick’s) collar bones skakeninthereboots!
  • + 1
 Mitch!!!
  • + 1
 What happened to Hill Frown
  • + 5
 He got 6th against the fastest guys on the planet. Pretty bad ass considering all that goes into a EWS race.
  • + 3
 Smart strategy. Points structure rewards consistency. Races like DH/XC WC have a greater % discrepancy between points for 1st and 6th.

All Hill has to do is repeat this race. Don’t DNF and get decent points each race (e.g. top 6-10) as the others fight for points. Keep an eye on Oton and Wallner. Maes, Dailly and Rude are too far behind if Hill keeps getting 6th.

He’ll probably still want to get wins, but he doesn’t have to go flat out if he’s not feeling it.
  • + 1
 Rude!
  • + 1
 RICHIE!!!!!
  • - 1
 Camille got 8th in the men's race? Impressive!!
  • + 14
 Oh, it's a dude. My bad.
  • + 3
 hhahaha
  • + 0
 Rude-ly good comeback
  • - 3
 we got a title race on our hands
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