Final Results: Fort William DH World Cup 2019

Jun 2, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Loris Vergier has been looking comfortable on track and delivered some hardcore evidence to support that today.

The results are in from an exciting day of racing in Fort William.


Elite Men

1st. Amaury Pierron: 4:28.578
2nd. Troy Brosnan: +3.582
3rd. Loris Vergier: +3.631
4th. Finn Iles: +7.203
5th. Danny Hart: +7.518


Elite Women

1st. Rachel Atherton: 5:15.560
2nd. Tracey Hannah: +1.611
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: +8.822
4th. Marine Cabirou: +13.374
5th. Veronika Widmann: +15.735



Junior Men

1st. Thibaut Daprela: 4:45.455
2nd. Luke Mumford: +0.869
3rd. Patrick Laffey: +2.153
4th. Luke Meier-Smith: +2.414
5th. Lucas Cruz: +3.670


Junior Women

1st. Anna Newkirk: 5:33.585
2nd. Vali Holl: +3.489
3rd. Mille Johnset: +9.592
4th. Lauryne Chappaz: +1:08.769
5th. Mckenna Merten: +1:35.756


Live Race Updates:

4:00 am PDT: Elite Women will be starting at // 4:30am PDT // 13:30pm CEST // 12:30am BST // 21:30pm AEST // 23:30pm NZST //

4:30 am PDT: The Elite Women are now on track.

4:37 am PDT: Janine Hubscher currently sits in first with a time of 5:51.741.

4:38 am PDT: Monika Hrastnik and Eleonora Farina have not started today.

4:39 am PDT: Camille Balanche moves into first going over 13 seconds faster than Hubscher.

4:42 am PDT: Balanche's time seems to be holding up well so far, only eight more riders to go.

4:49 am PDT: Veronika Widmann goes almost two seconds faster at split one.

4:51 am PDT: Emilie Siegenthaler looks to be just off the pace at the first split.

4:52 am PDT: Veronika Widmann is on a great run! Over six seconds up at split three.

4:53 am PDT: Widmann goes fastest by +6.874 seconds.

4:55 am PDT: Emilie Siegenthaler goes down.

4:55 am PDT: Kate Weatherly is 0.374 off the pace at split one.

4:57 am PDT: She is now over eight seconds back.

5:00 am PDT: Kate Weatherly goes into second position.

5:00 am PDT: Nina Hoffmann is up at the first split!

5:01 am PDT: Hoffmann goes over four seconds faster at split three.

5:02 am PDT: Nina Hoffmann crosses the line first 6.913 seconds up!

5:03 am PDT: Rachel Atherton is now course and over four seconds up at split one. Can she take the win today?

5:04 am PDT: 6.882 ahead at the second split.

5:05 am PDT: Atherton loses almost a second at split three.

5:06 am PDT: Rachel Atherton takes the lead in Fort William.

5:09 am PDT: Marine Cabirou is over seven seconds off Atherton's pace at the 2nd split.

5:10 am PDT: Marine Cabirou crosses the line third.

5:11 am PDT: Tracey Hannah is over two seconds back at the first split.

5:12 am PDT: Hannah is up at the second split!

5:14 am PDT: Hannah is over two seconds back at the fourth split.

5:15 am PDT: Hannah goes into second position.

5:15 am PDT: Rachel Atherton takes the first win on the new bike.

5:17 am PDT: Elite Women Top Five: 1st. Rachel Atherton // 2nd. Tracey Hannah // 3rd. Nina Hoffmann // 4th. Marine Cabirou // 5th. Veronika Widmann //

5:25 am PDT: The Elite Men take to the track in five minutes. The first rider up will be New Zealand's Matt Walker.

5:39 am PDT: Matt Walker is in the hot seat with a time of 4:40.771.

5:40 am PDT: Jack Moir goes into third behind Kade Edwards.

5:47 am PDT: Wyn Masters goes 1.5 seconds off Walker at split one.

5:51 am PDT: Masters loses a lot of time and now sits in 14th, 8.872 back.

5:53 am PDT: David Trummer goes nearly half a second faster at split two.

5:55 am PDT: Trummer goes into the hot seat, just 0.577 up.

5:56 am PDT: Mitch Ropelato is 0.2 faster than Trummer at the first split.

6:05 am PDT: Charlie Hatton goes into fourth place just 3.767 back.

6:13 am PDT: George Brannigan is only two seconds back at split three.

6:15 am PDT: Brannigan moves into third position.

6:17 am PDT: Greg Williamson goes fastest!

6:18 am PDT: Loic Bruni has a great first split, 0.207 up.

6:21 am PDT: Laurie Greenland almost a second off and finishes third.

6:21 am PDT: Bruni is over three seconds up at the 3rd split.

6:22 am PDT: Loic Bruni loses some time but it still in the lead.

6:23 am PDT: Bruni goes fastest by 1.89

6:30 am PDT: With 20 riders left the Elite Men top five so far: 1st. Loic Bruni // 2nd. Greg Williamson // 3rd. David Trummer // 4th. Laurie Greenland // 5th. Matthew Walker //

6:34 am PDT: Connor Fearon is only 0.067 behind Bruni at the first split.

6:36 am PDT: Nearly three seconds back at the second split.

6:38 am PDT: Fearon goes into seventh place.

6:39 am PDT: Aaron Gwin has a horrific crash!

6:40 am PDT: Mark Wallace under a second behind at the first split.

6:42 am PDT: Wallace falls further back at the second split.

6:44 am PDT: Mark Wallace crosses the line in 11th.

6:45 am PDT: Matt Simmonds is just over three seconds back at split two.

6:47 am PDT: Simmonds sits in 10th after a great run.

6:47 am PDT: Luca Shaw just 0.197 off Bruni at the first split.

6:48 am PDT: Shaw goes over six seconds back at the next split.

6:50 am PDT: Bruni's time is looking good so far as Luca Shaw goes into 22nd.

6:51 am PDT: Gee Atherton isn't up to speed and sits over four seconds back at the 2nd split.

6:52 am PDT: Dakotah Norton is up at split one!

6:54 am PDT: Norton drops nearly three seconds behind.

6:56 am PDT: After gaining some time back Dakotah Norton moves into third.

6:58 am PDT: Matt Walker is on an amazing run, over a second up on Loic Bruni at the first split.

7:00 am PDT: Walker is still a second ahead at the next split!

7:01 am PDT: At split four Walker is still nearly a second up.

7:02 am PDT: Matt Walker goes into first.

7:03 am PDT: Ten riders are left at the top of the track, here is the current top five: 1st. Matt Walker // 2nd. Loic Bruni // 3rd. Greg Williamson // 4th. Dakotah Norton // 5th. David Trummer //

7:05 am PDT: Bernard Kerr is almost a second back after the first split.

7:06 am PDT: Kerr falls around two seconds back at the 2nd split.

7:08 am PDT: Greg Minnaar is less than half a second back at split one and Bernard Kerr goes into third.

7:09 am PDT: Minnaar still under a second back at the next split.

7:10 am PDT: Just over a second behind at the third split.

7:11 am PDT: Greg Minnaar goes into first!

7:12 am PDT: Ed Masters goes over half a second quicker at split one.

7:13 am PDT: Masters is still up at the next split.

7:14 am PDT: Ed Masters drops back and crosses the line fourth.

7:15 am PDT: Finn Iles is flying! He is over a second faster than Minnaar at the first split.

7:16 am PDT: Iles is over two and a half seconds up at split two.

7:18 am PDT: Finn Iles takes the top spot, can he take his first Elite World Cup win today?

7:23 am PDT: Danny Hart sits over half a second back from Finn Iles.

7:24 am PDT: Hart gains time on Iles can he find half a second before the finish?

7:25 am PDT: Danny Hart goes into second place.

7:26 am PDT: Reece Wilson has lost his chain.

7:27 am PDT: He drops nearly three seconds back at the first split.

7:28 am PDT: Troy Brosnan is up at split one.

7:30 am PDT: He gains more time at split two, now nearly two seconds up.

7:31 am PDT: Two and a half seconds ahead at the third split!

7:32 am PDT: Troy Brosnan goes fastest.

7:32 am PDT: Amaury Pierron goes faster again at split one.

7:33 am PDT: Pierron gains more time at the second split.

7:34 am PDT: Two seconds ahead at the next split.

7:35 am PDT: Amaury Pierron takes the top spot with just Loris Vergier to go.

7:35 am PDT: Vergier is back at the first split.

7:37 am PDT: He falls further back again to just over a second.

7:38 am PDT: Over two seconds back at split three.

7:39 am PDT: Amaury Pierron wins in Fort William!

7:40 am PDT: Elite Men Top Five: 1st. Amaury Pierron // 2nd. Troy Brosnan // 3rd. Loris Vergier // 4th. Finn Iles // 5th. Danny Hart //


Full Results
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241 Comments

  • + 122
 Always makes me laugh. Wind, torrential rain, and the crowd wearing full body midge protection. Surronded by "visit Scotland" adverts????
  • + 31
 You laugh but it works! My wife and I went 2 years ago (in April so the midges weren’t bad). We talk about going back for an extended trip or even moving to the highlands every single week.
  • + 16
 @SangamonTaylor: you only live once! follow your dreams
  • + 4
 The weather improved as you get lower in elevation. The weather at the bottom was far better than up top...
  • + 2
 Pierron pooped his pants Big Grin
  • + 4
 Went there last summer, and we just loved it!
  • + 8
 It is funny. But I visited Scotland for 2 weeks for my first time two years ago. Sun the the whole time and loved it!
  • + 14
 Wtf are riders still allowed to use tear offs for!?

They're banned at local and national events here, how the hell are they not banned at World Cup level!?
  • + 2
 @Philipthebiker: I pooped my pants and I was watching at home.
  • + 3
 @excavator666: so they can see???

And I imagine the organizers clear the track after.
  • + 22
 @MonkeyBadgerBoy: Bollocks! There's absolutely no excuse for it.

There's enough rubbish lying around the countryside without watching pro riders discarding tear aways around the place as well. And don't try to say that they pick them all up, because they simply don't.

If kids see the pros doing it at WC level, then they're going to think it's ok to do it at local/national level.

Especially now that we have excellent roll off systems available, tear offs should be completely banned!
  • + 20
 @excavator666: ah man I hope you never go to a motocross race
  • + 7
 @excavator666: in fairness a lot of the riders weren't using tearoffs, they were using roll offs, but I totally agree tearoffs should be banned.
  • + 10
 @excavator666: the riders don't pick them up, but i imagine the organisers do.

Music festivals happen, rubbish is everywhere, they tidy it up. Not rocket science.

I'm sure they use tear offs as they are the optimum product to use in a sport where they risk their lives. Kids should ultimately get their guidance from their parents or adults that teach them.
  • + 14
 @MonkeyBadgerBoy: Yeah right 30mph winds. I doubt the organisers are skipping through the glens picking up the rubbish :-)
  • + 2
 I didn't get the waterproofs out on Saturday and didn't see a single midge net/jacket in the crowd all weekend. Granted, it rained today, but it dried up and we had one of the best mens finals I've seen for ages. Fort William still delivers.
  • + 0
 If someone did use tear offs....could be what took Gwin out?? It'd be like strapping a Crazy Carpet to your tire for that split second you're rolling across it....
  • + 1
 @SangamonTaylor: I actually find it kinda funny that you come from the country that has the Sierra Nevada mountains, all those amazing landscapes around Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. BC has some amazing terrain.

And you want to move to the Scottish Highlands lol
  • + 4
 @MonkeyBadgerBoy: The organisers will never be able to clean up all of the discarded tear offs. Who cleans up the tear offs when there are no organisers around to do it?

How many discarded tear offs littering the countryside is too many 1? 100? 1000?

Every missed tear off will lie in the countryside for hundreds of years until it's picked up and responsibly disposed of.

In the mean time they could be scattered God knows where by the wind or eaten by wildlife.

There is no comparison between pro/amateur MTB competitors littering and some pissed up music festival revellers and your comments on the issue are totally naive and misleading.

There is no excuse for the use of disposable tear offs in the current era where the problems associated with irresponsible plastic disposable are such a huge issue.

Especially when there is a completely viable alternative such as roll offs, disposable tear offs need to be banned from MTB now!
  • + 3
 @excavator666: So do something about it other than bitching on the internet? Write a letter instead of whining to your core internet group.

Yep, those tear-offs aren't going to be picked up. But pissing and moaning about it in the PB comments section won't accomplish anything. While you're at it, get granola bar wrappers banned as well.
  • + 4
 @ssteve: I already am Stephen.

I run an anti-littering page on Facebook. I have also contacted both UCI and Fort William World Cup on Facebook, and am also currently drafting a letter to both of them.

When I piss and moan about something I do it properly.
  • - 5
flag CaliCol (Jun 3, 2019 at 13:55) (Below Threshold)
 @excavator666: Then get off your arse and go pick that trash up if you're so concerned.
  • - 7
flag CaliCol (Jun 3, 2019 at 13:57) (Below Threshold)
 @excavator666: Stomping your Fist! Kicking your feet! weenie Boy! Hahahahaha no one cares but you, Bro! Go hug a tree!
  • + 3
 @CaliCol: You must meme worse than the left bro.
  • + 1
 @renrut: You'll only want to live once after your first summer of midges
  • - 4
flag deadmeat25 (Jun 3, 2019 at 15:55) (Below Threshold)
 @excavator666: Get a life mate...
  • + 113
 that was absolutely mental.. watching brosnan strip off 3 and a half to then get trumped by pierron by another 3 and a half. bananas. just when you thought everything had been squeezed out of the track....
  • + 44
 Exactly! Especially after Iles and Minnaar...absolutely crazy!
  • + 30
 That was pretty nuts. For sure everyone thought Brosnan had it after his heater of a run. I wanted to see Finn win his first WC or Minnaar his 8th ft bill win
  • + 17
 Amazing. What a brilliant race!
  • + 30
 Left Norway where it was 11ºC, arrived in Portugal where today is somewhere around 30ºC outside..
Did I go to the beach?? f*ck NOOOOOOOO!!!
Was glued to my chair watching that bloody thing!!
  • + 6
 @zusspa: worth it Big Grin
  • + 7
 One of the best runs ever
  • + 8
 Such a good race to watch, I totally thought brosnan had it. Pierron was unreal.
  • + 3
 this was one of the most exciting races ever! And that 80ies porn groove during the replays was perfect, made me smile everytime... hope redbull keeps that!
  • + 5
 @Try-To-Be-Positive-My-Dude: I thought Minaar had it...then I thought no-one was going to beat Finn. And so on. Brilliant.
  • + 84
 That almost-scorpion Pierron finish was 110% scary.
  • + 24
 I closed my eyes. That guy is unreal. Like a young steve peat just pure determination. He’s come so close to nearly destroying himself but never actually does. Mind blowing.
  • + 56
 "I saw my time was green while I was in the air and realized I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing!"

That'll be one get out of jail free card in exchange for one life lesson hopefully never to be repeated, LOL.
  • + 15
 @graham2017: I felt like I spent a get out of jail card just by watching it.
  • + 18
 At the speed he was going he would still have crashed across the finish line first!
  • + 5
 The look on Finn's face after that was priceless
  • + 79
 Can't wait for Gwins mechanic to come forward apologizing for digging holes on the track with shovels from his garage that had been recalled.
  • + 15
 His van driver did a full on burn out in the van on that corner and dug the hole, idiot.
  • + 8
 There was a rock covering the hole but it was stolen by some local neds.
  • - 12
flag Monkeyass (Jun 2, 2019 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 It was the baby jesus again...wee shite stuck his foot out again
  • + 0
 I bet that stuff they showed him swilling in the starting hut was some pain-killing elixir and it made him loopy.
  • + 5
 However that ‘incident’ went down, no one here (the PB peanut gallery) has any clue about the stresses and dynamics of operating at their levels. I can’t fathom trying to race at those speeds, risking life and limb, all the while trying to manage the social media aspects. He’s a professional racer not a politician!
  • + 60
 Is there another sport where you find yourself rooting for nearly every rider!
On each run I found myself saying to my sons - "ooh I'd love to see him take a win". So many grafters, personalities and stylish riders on show.
  • + 49
 Pierron on an absolute heater! The near OTB was like hhhhhhuuu
  • + 24
 And his left hand corner drift up higher was sick.
  • + 46
 Congrats to Nina Hoffmann, awesome result!
  • + 45
 Finn ripped! So excited for this guy's career!
  • + 33
 Man, no interview of the third place? It was her first podium finish. A bit sad about it.
  • + 33
 Minaar! Still flyin'
  • + 4
 Among the Bike Gods...we still have The G.O.A.T. ....The Almighty. All hail.
  • + 30
 Mannnnn it was so tense when Tracey was coming down ! Love watching these races. Good job to all the women
  • + 30
 Well done Thibaut!!!And what???Vali Holl second,what a surprise,congrats to Anna!!
  • + 11
 First thought in my head - Did Vali have a crash? Either way - Way to go Anna!
  • + 18
 @neimbc: Splits were close all the way down so it seems a fair battle. Fair play to both and massive congrats to Anna! Junior women are killing it right now
  • + 9
 Oh my gosh !!!!!That end by Amaury...pffffffffffffffffffffffff
  • + 5
 @Cocorico: That was one for highlight reel for sure!!! Glad I got up at the crack 'o dawn to Visit Scotland!
  • + 3
 @Cocorico: It made me scream here at home !
  • + 5
 @Gilmarques: I took my shirt off and smash it to the ground Smile
  • + 2
 @jamessmurthwaite: Shame you can't see the juniors on redbull. Saw from the splits that she was miles ahead, as usual, and guess she must have crashed.
  • + 3
 @Cocorico: Amaury The Animal Pierron!
  • + 1
 @Cocorico: PACA army
  • + 29
 I got up from my chair when Amaury went nose heavy at the finish line. What a ridiculous run.
  • + 20
 OMG. I hope Gwin is alright. I was in shock when I saw him crash. Looks like h's front wheel hit a hole and also blew his rear tire. He stood up, but I hope he is not critically injured.
  • + 18
 Pretty insane looking crash at speed. The slow-mo looks like he missed the huge rocks. Hope he's ok, been having a rough last 1.5 years.
  • + 3
 It wasn't that bad of a crash; lots of drama but he rolled out of it well and missed all the rocks. I doubt he's in any worse shape because of it. I'm more worried for Siegenthaler
  • + 3
 @src248: he did look like he rolled out of it, but he stood there a long time and the announcer mentioned something about him being hurt.
  • + 1
 is the crank arm okay?
  • + 11
 @MarcusBrody: His ankle was hurt before the run, I'm sure the crash didn't feel good but he was at least well enough to go have a chat with the camera man to see if they got a good shot
  • + 15
 There’s rumours that an undercover cop through a stinger under his tyre trying to catch the Intense bike thief , but I don’t believe it !
  • - 3
 has karma run over his dogma?
  • + 12
 @src248: the more you are rolling after a crash, the better off you are unless you get stuck by a branch. Blunt force trauma is what takes you out for months.
  • + 5
 @Matt115lamb: through? That threw me for a second...
  • - 5
flag Dustfarter (Jun 2, 2019 at 12:09) (Below Threshold)
 @stacykohut: LOL! You win the comments IMHO
  • + 1
 @src248: I think it's funny when someone can judge a person's condition based on video. So much can happen so quickly and from sometimes such seemingly insignificant impacts. I had a buddy that dove off the same dock as 5 other guys into water but landed with just enough of a tweak in his neck that he became paralyzed. I took a seemingly innocuous slow speed fall into soft sand and it shredded tendons in my thumb...I can go on and on with examples of "It wasn't that bad of a crash". The guy could've twisted his spine, so many other things.... He may be fine but why even make a prediction?
  • + 7
 @GlassGuy: Sure, obviously it's just speculation based on observation and a basic understanding of physics but again, not getting any medical attention and chatting with a camera man does seem to imply that he isn't "critically injured"
  • + 4
 @GlassGuy: From Gwin himself: "... stoked I'm okay and looking forward to next weekend." so he does seem to be okay, thankfully. (and Siegenthaler f*cked up her shoulder but says it's feeling better already so that's also good)
  • + 0
 proper shit post
  • - 2
 @stacykohut: same feeling here and it's so much visible when you compare the attitude with the rest of the battlefield
  • + 2
 @kopaczus: on the gmbn podcast they say that there was another broken crank, seeing the crash again after earing that ,now the way he crashed makes sense
  • + 23
 It´s so confusing having two Matt Walkers
  • + 25
 Yeah, I picked the wrong one for my team because I'm a moron, I thought he was good value at $100,000.
  • + 23
 Monster energy sure must be happy
  • + 7
 I was expecting this comment to be higher! Redbull had a Monster podium!
  • + 16
 Amaury Pierron - Congrats, What a ride!! That was a superb race.

Fell asleep yesterday watching the Giro - Why does this sport not have more mainstream exposure? Watching a DH race on TV/internet is entertaining but if you watch a race live and see how steep/technical the track is coupled with the speed of the racers - to the uninitiated it will blow your mind!!!
  • + 18
 Nearly had a massive pierr-off... Hope everyone is alright after this race, so many big crashes...
  • + 15
 If Matt walker podiums this....we may have to fire Cathro for falsifying information and lying to benefit his own fantasy team. #damnyoucathro #stillloveyourvideos
  • + 3
 His day 2 practice video said Matt Walker would be racing
  • - 1
 Didn't he mean the New Zealand's one?
  • + 0
 Doublepost. Hmpf.
  • + 13
 "Back on the brand of bike he had so much sex on... success on!" Razz
  • + 10
 Yeooo Tracey was knocking some doors today .. well done ladies .. watching red bull TV with me feets up while they are battling through mud rain and midges .. I am a big puss fs Congrats Rachel
  • + 9
 Rachel seemed a little slower than Tracey on the video. Rachel was super composed though. Great win for her and the Atherton family. Excellent race from the women! Can't wait to see the men's race.
  • + 11
 Pierrons finish was absolutely mental, I reckon if he came off he still would have crossed the line in first place.
  • + 10
 Wow glad I got up early on a sunday to watch such an incredible race with such talented riders. Cheers from Canada !!!!!
  • + 10
 Come on Syndicate, time to step it up and get Nina Hoffman on the official roster.
  • + 6
 Is it the first time a prototype win a WC? Congratulations to @TroyBrosnan for the second place,to make Rob Warner and Mark Beisigle to swallow those stupid comments about the "diminutive rider" and "tiny rider" and those lesser than appropriate comments .
  • + 7
 Probably depends on how strict you are with the term “prototype”. A lot of times these guys are on custom/proto linkages and bits that aren’t strictly production.
  • + 4
 Minnaar had to have won a couple on the old Honda...
  • + 2
 @lccomz: don’t think the Honda ever won
  • + 4
 @dhmtbr777: Minnaar won at Angel Fire 2005 on the Honda plus a few other races.
  • + 0
 @adamdigby: was that UCI?
  • + 2
 Yes, it was one of 3 UCI races Minnaar won in 2005 on the Honda.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_UCI_Mountain_Bike_World_Cup
  • + 2
 @dhmtbr777: yes, it was a UCI DH World Cup. Jared Graves on a Yeti ended up second and an American dude raced a homemade carbon 29er. And on the topic of prototypes, a lot of Vouilloz’s wins were on prototype Sunn bikes.
  • + 2
 @dhmtbr777: I think Matti Lehikoinen may have also won one on the Honda.
  • + 1
 @lccomz: Matti won in Brazil 2006 I believe.
  • + 7
 Big Grin down vote me how much you want guys but those zebra pants on Greenland Big Grin needed sunglasses to watch him Big Grin hahahaha zebraaaaaa style
  • + 5
 Made my first visit to Fort Bill in 2017, went again last year and was there again for this week. Difficult to imagine not making the trip now, the atmosphere is awesome, even when the weather is as wet as it’s been this week.
Gwin’s crash brought silence and disbelief to the crowd in the finish arena, every rider drew cheers from the masses and there were gasps aplenty as riders fought the track.
Amazing battles for podium places in both the Elite races.....just makes you want more.
  • + 9
 Rachel's aero tuck was faster!
  • + 7
 Matthew Walker had the most impressive time at the first split. 55.555 .. how could he have planned that with all that mud and rain
  • + 9
 The French are dominating at the moment, just like good old times!
  • + 12
 Calm down
  • + 3
 I’m not even French, but it’s a cool observation Smile
  • + 7
 Nan mais serieux Amaury le run de oufffffffff
  • + 6
 Gwin's crash is going to make me wake up in cold sweat tonight. It was brutal! i really hope he's well! And Pierron... taking it up to 11. His savage attacking style combined with such composure. Rare stuff.
  • + 8
 Excuse me what the hell Amaury!!!!!
  • + 6
 Hannah was up and lost 3 seconds in the second to last split! Thought she was on for the win, Atherton must have been pinned in that split.
  • + 3
 Wicked race. A bit annoying with the venue PA in the background and clearly audible and giving away what was happening up the track. You could hear that Brosnan and Pierron were in front before the coverage even showed them.
  • + 5
 red bull is a joke. they list the top 3 RIGHT ON the video description. already knowing who wins ruins the whole experience. are they that stupid?
  • + 8
 Funny. I managed to see the rerun without knowing who won. I was only disappointed that Claudio let slip that Rachel won, because I saw the guys first. But Rob shushed him for it.
  • + 2
 @mitochris: youre lucky! for the last 5 years ive been safe from spoilers. This year im 0/2. There is absolutely no hiding it if youre watching the replay from Redbull.
  • + 1
 @devo123: Agreed! This year it is not the same. Previously you could navigate the redbull website without spoilers, however, it is not the case anymore. I'm 1/2 the frist race was a total spoiler but was able to safely find round 2
  • + 1
 @mitochris: That's happened to me in the past. Now I watch them in order.
  • + 6
 When a top 5 is 7 seconds back. Holy shit
  • + 6
 Live feed is brutal. No cameras for the first 3 min of the track. Wtf
  • + 4
 And now we don't know what happened to Gwin!
  • + 16
 Credit where credit is due - the live stream quality was very good comparatively. No drop-outs at all which is a big step up from previous years.
  • + 7
 It wasn’t so bad. They covered the crash pretty well
  • + 6
 They were able to get the woods section covered for the big guys.
  • + 4
 Every year they show all the riders on the pedal after the wall ride and the motorway section, would much rather see footage of the upper sections instead.
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 I thought the same, but the weather was a bit turd for footage in the open. They have on previous years here had lots of footage from the top in good weather. @mluk2004:
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 Troy, forever 2nd
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 posted something on Kate Weatherly with a link, got deleted; had from my point of view no insult or anything, but stated the former name of the athlete - can´t speak up if you are not mainstream opinion. Discussion obviously not welcome!
  • + 5
 Amauuuuuuryyyyy! That was a hell of a ride \m/ 3.5'' faster wooooooow
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 Pierron just Ronnie Macing the finish. haha
  • + 1
 This ????
  • + 4
 Kudos to Reece Wilson getting 54kph through the speed trap without a chain and after bouncing off a tree!
  • + 4
 Was Vergier and Greenland giving a shout out to Mario Cipollini with those zebra pants?
  • + 7
 Nope. Shout out to Loudness bass player.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXCpPpPCW4c
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 @ashlemon: that was awesome!
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 @CaliCol: Blatant example of cultural appropriation - but the guitar solo kicks ass!
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 Go Patrick Lafferty , 3rd in men’s juniors at first wc race. Vancouver island proud !
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 Amazing... Represent!
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 That must be the scariest finish line from a winning run ever!!
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 Yes, if Ratboys broken ankle is not considered here...
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 @tomonda: Josh came 2nd, it's a close comparison but not quite the same.
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 @Try-To-Be-Positive-My-Dude: That's why I answered with yes Smile
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 Was looking forward to seeing Katy Curd in the top ten - anyone know what happened..?
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 Katy pushed too hard into a berm and washed out, in the open section at the top, I think. She was in a determined frame of mind, so I reckon we’ll see a different result in Leogang. I know Katy well and there’s no lack of desire.
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 Jesus. Gwyns luck recently. God called in sick today.
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 God calls in sick most days.
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 HE’s been phoning it in for a few millennia now. Probably checked out from oh I dunno an eternity of having to deal with everyone’s problems.
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 @cuban-b: That explains everything that is happening in the world.
  • + 0
 Luck??? God made him crash...
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 Can someone please explain the additional bits people are taping to their visors? Obviously it's for the mud/rain, but what's the theory?
  • + 0
 Keeps some of the mud on the goggles.
  • + 7
 It's specifically for the rain, stops a few extra drops from hitting your goggles. Doesn't help for the mud, fenders are there for that.
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 @RideGuides: When riding through heavy rain/drizzle, it gives the rider an extra 'umbrella' of protection meaning the riders' goggles don't get so much direct rainwater falling on them.
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 They just think it looks cool. Scottish fashion. Like a snapback for your helmet.
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 just when i take pierron out of my team, he must win Big Grin
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 That finish line jump by Pierron was nuts.
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 Nice job Mitch Ropelato!
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 The future is looking bright for Canadians. Finn in 4th and in Juniors, 4 of the top 10 were Canucks.
  • + 5
 What a race!!!
  • + 4
 what a race! tense all the way to the last rider.
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 Ropelato in 34th - good showing! Glad to see him back in the mix
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 That nosedive though. Holy mother!
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 Pierron reminds us that he is the man to beat at every race.
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 erm... i dare say that if he had to remind you, then..
  • + 3
 ...and those are good looking Toyota trucks.
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 Wow pierron just wow! And the last jump before finish, thats just wow
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 Pierron was absolutely smooth on the wet track up until that last jump! I was for sure thinking he'd have gone OTB. Damn this sport is unreal~
  • + 2
 Bravo Amaury Pied Rond Smile
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 Next level riding... out of this world Big Grin
  • + 1
 Just refreshed pinkbike page 2437 times waiting for the photo report…
Can't wait!
  • + 2
 What a raaaace!
  • + 1
 Rob mentioned Rachel had a new rear end sent in...details?
  • + 5
 The rear of her bike is new, that's about as detailed as it gets.
  • + 1
 ????
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 Very good!
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flag dchill (Jun 2, 2019 at 14:46) (Below Threshold)
 She had a Brazilian butt lift.
  • + 0
 Hey congrats to Balanche on getting sixth place
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