Final Results - EWS Zermatt 2019

Sep 21, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Richie Rude has been on a tear lately and these long and rough stages should certainly suite him

The results are in from Zermatt, Isabeau Courdurier and Sam Hill are your 2019 EWS Champions. Isabeau Courdurier becomes the second person ever to achieve a perfect season (Cecile Ravanel was the first in 2018 ) and Sam Hill is the first man in the history of the EWS to win three series titles. 2019 has been an amazing season of racing with plenty of drama both on and off the track.

Race Results

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 43:56.57
2nd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 44:27.92
3rd. Raphaela Richter: 45:26.99
4th. Ines Thoma: 45:33.88
5th. Anita Gehrig: 46:27.88

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 37:37.02
2nd. Sam Hill: 37:49.65
3rd. Richie Rude: 38:14.70
4th. Kevin Miquel: 38:15.35
5th. Florian Nicolai: 38:31.21

Full results available here

One Minute Recap

Live Stage Updates:



Stage Updates

2:20 am PDT Riders are now making their way to the first stage of the day. We are in for quite a fight between Florian Nicolai and Sam Hill for the overall, it is going to be very tight between these two.

2:44 am PDT Laura Charles currently leads the Women on the first stage of the day with a time of 9:39.58.

2:53 am PDT Melanie Pugin has a great run and takes the top time so far by over a second. This moves Laura Charles into second and Raphaela Richter sits in third.

2:54 am PDT Ella Conolly is back between the tape this weekend and goes fourth so far on stage one.

2:55 am PDT The home soil advantage is paying off for Caro Gehrig as she goes fastest.

2:56 am PDT Racers are coming in fast now with Rae Morrison laying down a blistering first stage topping Caro Gehrig by over seven seconds.

2:57 am PDT The times are really falling with Ines Thoma going 10 seconds quicker than Morrison. Anita Gehrig just pips Caro for third place.

2:58 am PDT It's now Andreane Lanthier Nadeau's (ALN) turn to take the top spot as she goes two seconds faster than Thoma.

3:00 am PDT Series Winner Isabeau Courdurier has no pressure this weekend but that doesn't seem to be holding her back on a new prototype Intense as she goes fastest. We are still waiting for Noga Korem's time.

3:05 am PDT It looks like Korem must have had a problem as she finishes the first stage in 30th place.

3:05 am PDT In the Men's race Gabriel Torralba Garasa currently leads on Stage One.

3:11 am PDT Martin Maes goes into the lead by 17 seconds, it will be interesting to see if Maes can find his early-season speed this weekend ahead of the Trophy of Nations next weekend.

3:12 am PDT Hugo Pigeon just beats fellow Frenchman Youn Deniaud to take second place but he is still over 10 seconds off the time of Maes.

3:14 am PDT Thomas Lapeyrie finishes the first stage in third, nearly 13 seconds off the top time so far.

3:18 am PDT Shawn Neer and Gustav Wildhaber are the first rider to come within ten seconds of Maes but they are still seven seconds off the pace. Maes' time is looking good so far.

3:21 am PDT Matthew Walker has a great first stage and now sits third, 7.82 behind Maes.

3:22 am PDT Richie Rude has been charging hard since his return from suspension but even he can't match Martin Maes on today's first stage going 7.43 back and into third position.

3:25 am PDT Kevin Miquel comes the closest to Maes so far but amazingly there is still a six-second gap to the Belgian rider.

3:27 am PDT Sam Hill means business today and although he couldn't match Maes he takes second place on the first stage with Florian Nicolai all the way back in 10th.

Stage One Results

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 9:14.65
2nd. ALN: +1.85
3rd. Ines Thoma: +4.08
4th. Morgane Charre: +14.27
5th. Rae Morrison: +14.28
6th. Anita Gehrig: +20.18
7th. Caro Gehrig: +21.68
8th. Melanie Pugin: +23.78
9th. Laura Charles: +24.93
10th. Raphaela Richter: +25.23

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 7:55.90
2nd. Sam Hill: +6.23
3rd. Kevin Miquel: +6.63
4th. Shawn Neer: +7.10
5th. Richie Rude: +7.43
6th. Matthew Walker: +7.82
7th. Gustav Wildhaber: +7.99
8th. Jesse Melamed: +8.68
9th. Dimitri Tordo: +9.28
10th. Florian Nicolai: +9.60


Stage Updates

3:32 am PDT Chloe Taylor currently leads stage two as we wait for the rest of the Pro Women to begin their runs. It appears that Noga Korem has a broken freehub after stage one and she will be running to stage two and will be going chainless on the next two stages.

3:44 am PDT Raphaela Richter may have crashed on stage one but she is back in business as she takes the lead by over 20 seconds.

3:47 am PDT Katy Winton is another rider finding some speed on stage two as she goes into second place.

3:48 am PDT Becky Cook has an amazing run on the second stage of the day and comes the closest to Richter so far, only ten seconds back.

3:49 am PDT Anita Gehrig backs up a strong results on stage one with a ride that puts her within four seconds of Richter. Morganne Charre manages to go into third place so far with Innes Thoma slotting into fourth seven seconds back.

3:50 am PDT ALN takes the lead by over three seconds!

3:51 am PDT But that still isn't enough to stop Isabeau Courdurier, she takes the stage lead by an incredible 11 seconds.

3:57 am PDT Gabriel Torralba Garasa once again leads the men as we wait for the rest of the field to hit stage two.

4:04 am PDT Martin Maes takes an early lead with a 9-second gap back to Youn Deniaud in second position.

4:09 am PDT Shawn Neer just makes it into the top three with a 13-second deficit to Maes.

4:10 am PDT Jesse Melamed was looking fast on stage two in practice and his race run appears to be even quicker as he takes third place.

4:13 am PDT Richie Rude manages to come the closest to Maes but there is still a five-second gap, Maes is looking to be on top form today.

4:15 am PDT Kevin Miquel finished the second stage of the day third so far, another great result for the French rider.

4:16 am PDT Sam Hill goes third, where will Florian Nicolai finish?

4:17 am PDT Nicolai finishes 15th, around 12 seconds behind Hill. It is beginning to look like the title might go to Sam Hill.

Stage Two Results

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 7:15.65
2nd. ALN: +11.60
3rd. Raphaela Richter: +14.86
4th. Anita Gehrig: +18.48
5th. Morgane Charre: +19.35
6th. Ines Thoma: +22.07
7th. Becky Cook: +24.93
8th. Katy Winton: +34.70
9th. Chloe Taylor: +34.95
10th. Rae Morrison: +36.92

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 5:55.54
2nd. Richie Rude: +5.11
3rd. Sam Hill: +7.52
4th. Kevin Miquel: +8.83
5th. Youn Deniaud: +9.73
6th. Jesse Melamed: +10.25
7th. Shawn Neer: +13.86
8th. Gabriel Torralba Garasa: +14.93
9th. Dimitri Tordo: +15.24
10th. Adrien Dailly: +17.02

Overall After Stage Two

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 16:30.30
2nd. ALN: 16:43.75
3rd. Ines Thoma: 16:56.42

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 13:51.44
2nd. Richie Rude: 14:03.98
3rd. Sam Hill: 14:05.19


Stage Updates

4:22 am PDT As we move onto the third stage of the day Laura Rossin currently leads with a time of 9:34.15.

4:54 am PDT As the final riders attack the third stage of the day Raphaela Richter leads by an impressive 30 seconds!

4:55 am PDT Melanie Pugin finishes stage three 12 seconds back and into second place.

4:58 am PDT Rae Morrison manages to top Richter's time by four seconds and Katy Winton goes across the line third, six seconds off the pace.

5:00 am PDT Ines Thoma goes into first place with a time of 8:48.85 and ALN quickly follows behind with a gap of around 8 seconds.

5:03 am PDT It's another stage win for Isabeau Courdurier as she goes almost ten seconds faster. What a day for the 2019 series champion.

5:12 am PDT Now it's the men's turn of stage three and the current fastest riders are: 1st. Gabriel Torralba Garasa // 2nd. Damien Oton // 3rd. Bart De Vocht //

5:14 am PDT Martin Maes will not be taking the win on stage three as he goes fourth, seven seconds back. Mark Scott has a rapid run that puts him five seconds off the current leader.

5:20 am PDT Shawn Neer takes the lead on stage three with an impressive 9.35 second gap back to 2nd.

5:25 am PDT Another fast time for Matt Walker as he finishes the third stage of the day in 2nd, eight seconds behind the leader.

5:26 am PDT Remi Gauvin has had a slow start today but a current second place should move him up the ranks.

5:27 am PDT Florian Nicolai finishes the third stage 2.54 back from Neer, he will need to push hard to secure the overall.

5:28 am PDT Wow, Sam Hill is on fire today! After two top-three finishes, Hill takes the win on stage three.

Stage Three Results

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 8:39.00
2nd. Ines Thoma: +9.85
3rd. ALN: +17
4th. Rae Morrison: +20.66
5th. Raphaela Richter: +24.97
6th. Katy Winton: +27.37
7th. Melanie Pugin: +37.17
8th. Morgane Charre: +41.85
9th. Caro Gehrig: +42.42
10th. Anita Gehrig: +45.66

Pro Men

1st. Sam Hill: 7:19.10
2nd. Shawn Neer: +1.55
3rd. Florian Nicolai: +4.09
4th. Kevin Miquel: +4.44
5th. Remi Gauvin: +8.97
6th. Matthew Walker: +9.55
7th. Gabriel Torralba Garasa: +10.90
8th. Damien Oton: +11.02
9th. Gustav Wildhaber: +11.43
10th. Hugo Pigeon: +12.57

Overall After Stage Three

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 25:09.30
2nd. ALN: 25:39.75
3rd. Ines Thoma: 25:45.27

Pro Men

1st. Sam Hill: 21:24.29
2nd. Martin Maes: 21:28.46
3rd. Kevin Miquel: 21:30.44


Stage Updates

6:00 am PDT As we wait for the rest of the Pro Women to hit stage four the current top five is: 1st. Laura Rossin // 2nd. Laura Charles // 3rd. Martha Gill // 4th. Chloe Taylor // 5th. Morgane Jonnier //

7:02 am PDT The final Pro Women are now hitting the bottom of stage four and Raphaela Richter currently leads with a gap of 11.36 back to Melanie Pugin in second place.

7:04 am PDT Katy Winton crosses the line on the penultimate stage of the day third, nearly 20 seconds behind Richter.

7:06 am PDT Becky Cook passes Winton's time to slot into third.

7:08 am PDT Anita Gehrig is another rider to go into third but Ines Thoma makes it a German one-two as she goes six seconds back on Richter.

7:09 am PDT Noga Korem is back up to speed after a serious mechanical on stage one and takes the lead on stage four.

7:09 am PDT But it is not enough to stop Courdurier as she takes the win by the smallest of margins! 0.08 seconds means it's another stage win for the 2019 series champion.

7:14 am PDT As we move across to the men it's Theo Galy that leads on stage four with a time of 7:51.57.

7:20 am PDT Martin Maes pulls out another great performance with a 24 second lead of Galy and secures the stage lead for now. Florian Nicolai will be looking to gain some time back on this second to last stage, if he can close the gap and take the win on the Queen stage the overall could still be his.

7:23 am PDT Thomas Lapeyrie comes the closest so far to Maes but it is still over 20 seconds off the Belgian.

7:27 am PDT Gustav Wildhaber becomes the first to break the 20-second mark on Maes' time, we still have some of the top riders to come so it could still be beatable.

7:31 am PDT Richie Rude looks to have recovered from his 18th place finish on stage three and currently finishes the fourth stage of the day in second. 14.83 behind Maes.

7:34 am PDT Martin Maes wins stage four but it is a disaster for the series leaders with a 7th place for Sam Hill and 15th for Florian Nicolai.

Stage Four Results

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 8:54.57
2nd. Noga Korem: +0.08
3rd. ALN: +4.45
4th. Raphaela Richter: +21.18
5th. Ines Thoma: +27.99
6th. Anita Gehrig: +31.56
7th. Melanie Pugin: +32.54
8th. Becky Cook: +37.08
9th. Katy Winton: +40.48
10th. Morgane Charre: +48.80

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 7:26.74
2nd. Richie Rude: +14.83
3rd. Gustav Wildhaber: +17.12
4th. Thomas Lapeyrie: +23.54
5th. Kevin Miquel: +23.86
6th. Dimitri Tordo: +24.13
7th. Sam Hill: +24.64
8th. Theo Galy: +24.83
9th. Youn Deniaud: +24.96
10th. Matthew Walker: +26.55

Overall After Stage Four

Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 34:03.87
2nd. ALN: 34:38.77
3rd. Ines Thoma: 35:07.83

Pro Men

1st. Martin Maes: 28:55.20
2nd. Sam Hill: 29:15.67
3rd. Kevin Miquel: 29:21.04


Stage Updates

7:39 am PDT As we get to the final stage of the day things couldn't be much closer in the Pro Men's, despite having a lead of 24 seconds if Florian Nicolai takes the win on the Queen stage he could still secure the overall.

7:42 am PDT But first, it's back to the Pro Women where Laure Charles leads once again as we wait for the final women to complete their runs. The last riders should start to post times in around 10 to 15 minutes time.

8:18 am PDT Melanie Pugin goes all out on the final stage putting a 20 second lead on Charles.

8:19 am PDT Raphaela Richter goes one better and somehow finds another 32 seconds!

8:22 am PDT Both Bex Baraona and Rae Morrison can't come within 30 seconds of Richter as they slot into 2nd and 3rd respectively.

8:24 am PDT Katy Winton comes the closest so far to the leading German rider, will anyone have an answer for Richter's blistering run.

8:24 am PDT ALN goes seven seconds faster! All the riders are really putting it all on the line to put this much time into each other.

8:25 am PDT Isabeau Courdurier and Noga Korem can't match ALN as the Canadian takes the win.

8:32 am PDT With the Women's racing all wrapped up we move to the men and we have quite a fight on our hands. It looks like Sam Hill needs to stay in 2nd or higher to win his third series title otherwise if Florian Nicolai manages to move up to 5th then he will take the title. This is going to be close.

8:38 am PDT Martin Maes goes fastest on stage 5 but it is only by four seconds.

8:54 am PDT Richie Rude goes into third place, nearly ten seconds back from Maes.

9:02 am PDT Sam Hill goes fastest on the Queen stage!

9:06 am PDT Florian Nicolai finishes fifth, but who takes the overall?

9:07 am PDT Sam Hill secures his third overall title!

Stage Five Results

Pro Women

1st. ALN: 9:49.15
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: +3.55
3rd. Raphaela Richter: +7.73
4th. Noga Korem: +16.84
5th. Katy Winton: +35.40
6th. Ines Thoma: +36.90
7th. Morgane Charre: +37.68
8th. Bex Baraona: +37.95
9th. Anita Gehrig: +38.98
10th. Becky Cook: +39.49

Pro Men

1st. Sam Hill: 8:33.98
2nd. Martin Maes: +7.84
3rd. Youn Deniaud: +12.74
4th. Richie Rude: +17.32
5th. Florian Nicolai: +17.41
6th. Zakarias Blom Johansen: +18.66
7th. Kevin Miquel: +20.33
8th. Dimitri Tordo: +21.95
9th. Matthew Walker: +22.54
10th. Adrien Dailly: +24.15

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  • 88 1
 Hope Sam gets a third title.
  • 7 1
 that last queen stage is gonna be madness.. depending on standings Sam and Flo could just turn off their brain and just go mental
  • 11 1
 Looks like he has it.
  • 7 17
flag youknowitsus (Sep 21, 2019 at 8:54) (Below Threshold)
 Listen to Korn.
  • 17 1
 congrats to Sam oh his 3rd title.
  • 7 2
 He’s just done it.
  • 11 11
 Wow wow wow!
And now back to World Cup DH?
  • 9 35
flag MikeAzBS (Sep 21, 2019 at 9:17) (Below Threshold)
 Somebody crushed it and somebody crumbled. Congrats Sam! WCx3!
  • 18 0
 Sam Hill for president of the Globe!
  • 9 1
 Sam with the Hat Trick
  • 77 1
 @MikeAzBS: I dont think finishing top 5 overall at the finale when you've got an ACTUAL legend who is unplayed by pressure from almost 2 decades of battling hunting you down is crumbling. Florian did what he needed to secure the overall from ANYBODY in the world except Sam Hill. You cant force Sam to go slower, so you apply the pressure with points & results & Florian did all you can. No shame in that.
  • 4 1
  • 2 0
 He’s humble but hungry. Top notch season. ????????
  • 9 0
 Way to go Sam! With his humility and grace under pressure, he’s a great sports hero for my kid to look up to as well as truly one of my favorites of all time. Legend!
  • 4 3
 @whambat: you just know his strategy hinged upon the queen stage. Fastest where is mattered the most.
  • 13 23
flag scott-townes (Sep 21, 2019 at 12:33) (Below Threshold)
 Sam Hill winning the overall with Marten coming back to win the event and having Richie getting 3rd???

In my wettest of dreams, I never would have imagined such an awesome outcum.
  • 3 3
 we need to redefine GOAT!
  • 4 1
 @youknowitsus: Yall want a single?
  • 8 9
 @ismasan: Do you even know what GOAT stands for? If so, you'd know that we don't need to re-define this clearest of terms but rather who qualifies for it.
  • 2 1
 All I know the man with mega pressure threw done a banger. This season was epic, down to the last stage. Nicole had enormous pressure also but would you want Sam Hill chasing you. Proud to say I rode with him at the US open, or at least until he smoked us. He really is that chill in person, class act all the way.
  • 5 5
 The best man won. All those guys are amazingly fast and skilled riders. You don’t get near the sharp end by being very good. Nicolai is obviously a top tier rider, but unfortunately for him, he was up against Sam Hill. Not many people are better championship riders. Maes was unlucky this year, ride was unlucky last year, Nicolai was lucky this year. That’s the truth. Hill was the best guy over a season within the rules. Hats off to him. He had a tough year and came out on top. Next year it might be a different story.
  • 4 2
 @scott-townes: wow, you're so smart!
  • 2 0
 You guys need to get a room on the off season!
  • 2 4
 @ismasan: We’ll redefine goat once Minnaar, Gwin, and Rachel start racing EWS.
  • 52 1
 Would loved to have had Eddie in the mix at the tail end of this season. What a year he has had.
  • 43 15
 I may be biased, but I'd love to see Flo get this done.
  • 25 23
 He is been maybe the most skilled Enduro rider so far?
  • 9 29
flag jclnv (Sep 21, 2019 at 7:34) (Below Threshold)
 LOL! no chance.
  • 28 1
 @PauRexs: I don't know why people are downvoting you. I watched Florian at the Irish ews a few years back and his skill level is off the chart. The way he rides a bike is unlike anyone else and he has amazing ability to make you go "wtf was that?!?"

Maybe next year Flo. Second is a great achievement.
  • 8 4
 @humoroususername: EXATLY THAT! Thx.
P.D: You know... Masses are stupid... Sam Hill dude SAM HILL!...
  • 4 3
 @PauRexs: yeah you have to be absolutely stupid to follow the sheep and support a guy who boasts a CV better than anyone bar Minnaar, Peat and Gwin. Who also happens to be a sound family man who lets his riding do the talking.
Nicolai is surely a great guy too, but he hasn’t achieved living legend status yet like Sam Hill has. Nothing wrong with supporting one of the best ever.
  • 5 1
 @jaame: Yeah don't misleade me, I love Hill too, but loving all his achievings and legend is loving the ego he created and we embraced, and then becomes like a fanatic religion, missing out the real stuff in life like Nicolay is a bike magician no doubt.... but know many people offended here for saying such heresy... SORRY.
  • 3 0
If you followed Dh when Sam was on top Minnaar and peaty were great but. Hill was on another level. He changed the game. When he was on he was unbeatable. Hill was the man and the face of the sport during his reign.
  • 1 2
 @fwp39: in his pomp he was unbeatable, but when you look at his career CV, I think he has 13 wins in DH or somewhere thereabouts
  • 1 0
 @fwp39: Yea, whoever is the series champ is always on another level. Fact is, Minnaar has the duration and consistency that others can only dream of. And then there’s Rachel, what do you thinks gonna happen if she turns her focus on Enduro?
  • 27 3
 Martin is back ! Yesss.
  • 10 2
 Yeah, bummer he got disqualified early this season. He could have placed quite well in the overall.

Anyone knows how well Ravenel is recovering? Amazing sportswoman not only known for getting good results, but also for helping others out. Would love to see her back racing!
  • 20 1
 @vinay: I'm pretty sure he'd have run away with it. Next year's going to be an absolute cracker.
  • 5 0
 @vinay: Saw her in Finale Ligure just over a week ago riding with a few others on her team. Looked like she was riding pretty quick from what I could tell. Great to see her back on the bike.
  • 1 0
 Fired up after his DH results! On an absolute tear
  • 1 0
 @bicycle019: bumped into her too, possibly the same day (Thursday). She was about to hit her first descent for 7 months. She said she'd have to see how it went before deciding to race again.
Vidal was still buzzing from World Champs. One to watch.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: Yup Thursday, they were at the top of Rollercoaster when we saw them. Heard it might be used as part of the course for the Trophy de Nations? They were working on it all week
  • 1 1
 @bicycle019: col de melogno ? Something was closed off. I'm not too good with trail names despite several visits.
  • 5 11
flag ikaika (Sep 21, 2019 at 14:49) (Below Threshold)
 Martin was the strongest rider this year, by far. It's shame the UCI can't ever get it right. It's great to see Sam win again but definitely gets an asterisk (in my opinion). Next year with Martin, Rude, Sam, and Daily...going to be epic.
  • 7 8
 @ikaika: He was great, but Rude was by far the strongest when he returned - P1, P2, P2, P1, P1, P3. He would have dominated the series if he didn't miss the first 3 races.
  • 6 1
 @motard5: I understand your point, but I don't agree, actually looking at the results as you point, Maes was TOTALLY dominant in the races he participated before the UCI intervention, he didn't just win the races, he smashed also all stages by comfortable margins!!! He was at that point truly unbeatable, the most dominant performance seen so far in EWS.
And for the end of the season, we haven't seen this clear dominance again, but he stated that after the disqualification, he changed goals and focused on training for the UCI DH races.
In any case, it is nice that it seems we will have an amazing and competitive season next year, since the most dominant riders (Hill, Maes and Rude) have now shown they are on their top levels to face each other!
  • 23 0
 Hill turning it up to 11 right when it counts
  • 9 2
 Have it Sam you bastaaaard!
  • 25 2
  • 10 13
 Yeah who’s Alan?
  • 3 5
 Who is her ? Why is she called ALN and seems to be super faved by Pinkbike ?

She s obviously a bc native and then.... what’s the story
  • 15 0
 @barbarosza: Andreane Lanthier Nadeau. She's Canadian but from Quebec. She does live in BC though. Super faved because she is a good person and an excellent rider.
  • 2 0
 Alright ! All good ! Thank you and I appreciate it !
I live in Sherbrooke,Québec.
I am not always up to date with all the news / drama / sit com sequel happenings on PB @kkse:
  • 3 0
 I remember now I read this article about a year ago @kkse:
  • 10 0
 Short clip of the fans as she rode past on stage today. Beer
  • 19 0
 When we speak of goat we say Minnaar or Gwin but surely Hill is the true contender - epic and deserved
  • 31 14
 Flo is crumbling. Bring it home Sam!
  • 14 1
 its not over till its over
  • 13 5
 @Lagr1980: flat pedals win medals.
  • 2 2
 @Lagr1980: it is, now, over
  • 6 0
 @NebulousNate: yeahhh. Tight race. Unbelievable. He's a beast
  • 4 3
 @fruitsd79: put some on and show us yer trpohy room. Sorry, but Sam wins.
  • 1 0
 @Lagr1980: it's over.
  • 1 1
 @fruitsd79: One medal, anyway.
  • 1 0
What? Are you drunk?
  • 1 0
Sam Hill has more than one.
Not exactly sure what your point was?
  • 1 0
 @fruitsd79 My point is that clipped-in riders win much more often - in XC, Enduro, and DH - but the moment someone on flats wins an event, along comes the flat-pedal brigade with the tired old "flat pedals win medals" line. Give it a rest.
  • 14 1
 Such a good battle between the top 3 this year. Even if 66% of them have been out for "doping". Just imagine how tight it would of been between 5 people on a full season. Hill, Maes, Rude, Masters and Flo
  • 6 13
flag dubod22 (Sep 21, 2019 at 5:48) (Below Threshold)
 Curious, how did you land on 66%?

Surely by your rationale, it would be 40% ( 2/5 )
  • 8 0

He was referring to 66% of them, with “them”, being the top 3.
  • 17 24
flag CM999 (Sep 21, 2019 at 9:36) (Below Threshold)
 It's a shame rude has been let back in so soon given how little remorse or plausable explanation he has managed
  • 6 4
 @CM999: Hes doen his time and set critics straight.
  • 6 3
 @CM999: what do we really know? I don’t feel like I’m in any position to judge any of that situation or the people involved. It’s just sad that it’s even a thing.
  • 5 5
 @CM999: I mean you can't just half burn a witch, what's the point?
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: could you burn a witch but then duck her? Would that be half burnt or half drowned?
  • 4 2
 @Dropthedebt: I had the same thought, but I don't know where it takes us vis à vis people being dicks on the internet.
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: well, personally I'd opt for a high powered space based partical weapon with an I.P. tracking system.
  • 2 2
 @Dropthedebt: for the witch or the dick?
  • 1 1
 @BenPea: oh definitely the internet dicks. Witches are just misunderstood...
  • 16 1
 And this just proves that Hill is the GOAT. Legend does not do him credit.
  • 15 2
 How Maes can go 15 seconds faster than Rude on a stage is simply nuts. P-nuts
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 Shawn Neer killing it!
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 Yeah, beat Richie on half the stages so far! Smile I hope he gets into the top 10!
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 Sam Hill, Jedi Master of both Speed and Racecraft. Awesome. Great performance from Florian also finishing 5th. Happy to see Maes back in the mix. Rude holding in there for third. Phenomenal racing!
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 EWS coverage is like dial up interweb.. Your sure it's gonna be good, you just don't know what's happening until its over.
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 go Sam go!!!
  • 8 0
 bang goes your fantasy team. Noga chainless
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 I know.. Wth.. A freehub failure!
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 Jesse just has to be liked. Wish him the best... so go for the win!
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 Well done Sam
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 There is a great example of race pedigree and experience at the highest level. Fast is one thing handling the pressure is another. Well done Sam.
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 Happy for Sam ,real happy ,and florien is young maybe the pressure got him ,maybe it didn’t,but next year he is gonna be a lot better I think ,isabeau congratulations,what can you say ,the rest thank you all ,next year it’s gonna be harder for all ,but .........Go Sam
  • 6 0
 So did Richie's big fork help him on the big spoon?
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 Ya he knifed through that trail like it was butter
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 @S4-916: Judy butter?
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flag CM999 (Sep 21, 2019 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 No his magic water bottle did
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 Cool for Anita to get such a good result in her home country. Happy for her.
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 Congrats to SAM HILL. Living legend
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 Killin' it on flats! Yeah SAM!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Hell yeah!!!! Go Sam Hill!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Way to go ALN, such a great rider and an awesome person. Perfect role model for young riders
  • 1 0
 Je souviens quand j'ai vue Sam Hill pour la première fois. J'avais 12 ans et j'ai juste venu d'acheter mon premier vélo de montagne d'un homme qui venait de Comox. C'était un vélo de Iron horse et quand j'ai cherché Iron horse, Sam Hill était la sur son vélo de Downhill battant tout le monde. J'étais impressionné. Puis il a commencé à faire le Enduro et comme avant il fesait tres bien. Je suis content qu'il a gagné cette saison car pour moi il y a personne plus impressionnant sur un vélo que lui.
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 Gabriel Torralba is ON FIRE!!!!
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 Fuck yeah Sam!!!!
  • 4 0
 Come on Sam! You are a legend!
  • 4 0
 Congrats Sam! You are a bad ass!
  • 5 0
 Sam Hill Legendary mate!
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 S A M H I L L = LEGEND !!
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 2019 is best MTB season. Ever.
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 She has ALN on the back of her race shirt so I'm pretty sure she's happy with the nickname.

It's like complaining that people should be cheering "Go George Atheron!" or "Go Samuel Hill!"
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 Muy bienn Gabriel!! Glad for you! GO GO! ;x
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  • 3 0
 ...and the EWS live site crashed. [Edit] It's back - congrats to Sam Hill!
  • 3 0
 And the award for first man to hat-trick EWS goes to...
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 What happened w rest of Rocky Team?? Remi, Jesse?? Did they win overall Team??
  • 4 0
 Hell yes Sam Hill!
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 Sam the MAN !!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Sam Hill - All is right in the world.
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 What a result Sam takes the Queen. Most pressure and shows why he deserves to be champion. What a ride.
  • 3 0
 Fuck yah Shawn! Gotta be the best result yet
  • 2 0
 Wow, 4 out of top 5 men and 1st & 4th in womans are French — they're killing it in mountain biking this year!
  • 3 0
 Sam Hill, single handedly keeping the flat pedal movement alive.
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 Single handedly brought it back from the dead in like 2005.
  • 3 0
 Go wan sam. Legend
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 Yes go wan!
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 Fuck yeah sam!!
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 What a fucking champion.
  • 2 1
 So does perfect season mean that Isabeau Courdurier won every single EWS round this year? That's bonkers...
  • 3 2
 So known cheaters took 1st and 3rd. Sam Hill took 2nd and therefore rightfully takes his third overall!
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 And he is boss
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 He never left
  • 3 1
 Get after it Katy
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 Queen stage certainly made a difference! I like it!
  • 1 0
 i cant wait for the highlights! i see Sam's tears out of joy.
  • 1 0
 The question now is: Who is the GOAT?
  • 1 0
 Does this make anyone want to rush out and by a Nukeproof?
  • 1 0
 awesome podium and hell yeeeeeeeeaaaaaah Sam !!
  • 1 0
 What happened on stage 4 with Sam? 24 seconds off.
  • 2 1
 My money's in malamed
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 He is carrying an injury from a road bike crash he had last week so probably not his best opportunity
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 My money‘s in Cayman Islands
  • 6 0
 My money's no where to find
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 In his prison wallet?
  • 4 3
 my money is with my dentist
  • 3 4
 @kilazilla: he took your money and bought a Santa Cruz...
  • 4 0
 @yetirich: Nah he's on a Yeti...
  • 5 1
 @cardanbleu: so you're a dentist. What's your bike?
  • 1 1
 @xice: probably a yeti or a SC then
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 what happened to RR ? 2nd then nowhere.
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 Currently in 5th overall after 3
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 @mfoga: 7:31 am PDT Richie Rude looks to have recovered from his 18th place finish on stage three and currently finishes the fourth stage of the day in second. 14.83 behind Maes.

Looks like i may have to watch the video
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 Got to feel for maes but loving another hill win. Go get it Sam
  • 4 4
 Martin should probably get another drug test
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 those fox 38 must have been too stiff for Richie Rude!!
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 Sam fucking hill!!
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 And done with flat pedals congrats Sam!!!!!!
  • 2 3
 Martin is crushing Zermatt, this is his weekend
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