Final Results from EWS-E Crans-Montana 2021

Sep 9, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
The EWS-E season kicked off in Crans-Montana as riders faced three loops, nine stages and over 60km of racing. Laura Charles took the top spot in the Women's racing, finding more than 20 seconds on Tracy Moseley. It was a French domination in the Men's race, with seven of the top ten riders coming from France. Nicolas Vouilloz was the fastest rider today as he took the win by over ten seconds on Kevin Marry. Check out the full results from the racing below.



Stage Results:


Stage 1:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 2:32.67
2nd. Antoine Rogge: +1.75
3rd. Kevin Marry: +2.50
4th. Tiago Ladeira: +2.58
5th. Emanuel Pombo: +2.73

Women:

1st. Tracy Moseley: 2:57.46
2nd. Laura Charles: +5.31
3rd. Greta Weithaler: +19.76
4th. Sofia Wiedenroth: +21.03
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +46.94


Stage 2:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 2:38.64
2nd. Tiago Ladeira: +0.86
3rd. Kevin Marry: +1.08
4th. Antoine Rogge: +2.11
5th. Yannick Pontal: +3.92

Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 3:06.52
2nd. Tracy Moseley: +4.86
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: +24.45
4th. Greta Weithaler: +25.43
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +46.58



Stage 3:
Men:

1st. Kevin Marry: 2:55.02
2nd. Antoine Rogge: +0.86
3rd. Nicolas Vouilloz: +1.85
4th. Tiago Ladeira: +2.31
5th. Mathieu Ruffray: +4.80

Women:

1st. Tracy Moseley: 3:24.65
2nd. Laura Charles: +0.14
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: +16.55
4th. Greta Weithaler: +25.13
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +35.50


Stage 4 [Power Stage]:
Men:

1st. Jerome Gilloux: 1:32.25
2nd. Davide Sottocornola: +2.35
3rd. Joris Ryf: +2.93
4th. Nicolas Vouilloz: +4.52
5th. Kevin Marry: +4.62

Women:

1st. Greta Weithaler: 1:53.62
2nd. Laura Charles: +1.46
3rd. Tracy Moseley: +15.88
4th. Sofia Wiedenroth: +20.68
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +1:20.85



Stage 5:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 3:13.77
2nd. Antoine Rogge: +1.53
3rd. Kevin Marry: +3.24
4th. Gustav Wildhaber: +5.13
5th. Emanuel Pombo: +5.25

Women:

1st. Tracy Moseley: 3:41.15
2nd. Laura Charles: +5.40
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: +21.92
4th. Greta Weithaler: +37.07
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +59.19


Stage 6:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 2:29.57
2nd. Kevin Marry: +1.18
3rd. Charles Murray: +1.38
4th. Yannick Pontal: +1.73
5th. Antoine Rogge: +1.75

Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 2:52.21
2nd. Tracy Moseley: +3.62
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: +17.77
4th. Greta Weithaler: +25.23
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +52.66



Stage 7:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 2:35.17
2nd. Theo Galy: +1.39
3rd. Tiago Ladeira: +2.68
4th. Antoine Rogge: +2.73
5th. Emanuel Pombo: +2.75

Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 2:58.51
2nd. Tracy Moseley: +4.92
3rd. Greta Weithaler: +24.96
4th. Sofia Wiedenroth: +27.29
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +59.20


Stage 8:
Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 2:50.35
2nd. Antoine Rogge: +1.80
3rd. Kevin Marry: +4.42
4th. Charles Murray: +4.63
5th. Tiago Ladeira: +5.22

Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 3:18.52
2nd. Tracy Moseley: +0.62
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: +16.37
4th. Greta Weithaler: +24.46
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +36.38



Stage 9:
Men:

1st. Kevin Marry: 2:29.34
2nd. Emanuel Pombo: +2.32
3rd. Antoine Rogge: +2.42
4th. Nicolas Vouilloz: +3.20
5th. Tiago Ladeira: +4.50

Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 2:57.99
2nd. Tracy Moseley: +2.81
3rd. Greta Weithaler: +19.04
4th. Sofia Wiedenroth: +21.97
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: +41.56





Overall Results:


Men:

1st. Nicolas Vouilloz: 23:26.35
2nd. Kevin Marry: 23:37.28
3rd. Antoine Rogge: 23:40.00
4th. Tiago Ladeira: 23:50.55
5th. Emanuel Pombo: 24:05.45


Women:

1st. Laura Charles: 27:22.94
2nd. Tracy Moseley: 27:43.34
3rd. Sofia Wiedenroth: 30:18.66
4th. Greta Weithaler: 30:31.71
5th. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth: 34:49.49




Full Results:
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65 Comments

  • 83 15
 All this eMTB hate is so amusing. If it's so against every moral fibre in your body then why click on a story saying Final Results from EWS-E only to post a comment saying how much you dislike eMTBs. I don't enjoy watching F1 anymore, but I still love motorsport and prefer to watch BTCC, GT series. But I don't deliberately click on F1-based stories to decry how boring I find F1, because there are plenty of people that don't - and that's just fine. Biking is a broad church - just pick what you enjoy and enjoy it. Being a tool about what others choose to ride ain't got no place in this great sport of ours. Just sayin' . . .
  • 19 28
flag extratalldirtrider (Sep 9, 2021 at 8:34) (Below Threshold)
 I’m not a fan of e-bikes but find the whole idea to be very intriguing and honestly quite perplexing. I will only ride one if I had physical limitations or was old. Just my opinion.
  • 11 19
flag madmon (Sep 9, 2021 at 8:58) (Below Threshold)
 in a race between powered vehicles the faster and more powerful machine has the advantage unlike normal bicycles.
  • 12 1
 @extratalldirtrider: It's not all that perplexing, really. They are fun. Just slightly different experience is all, but by no means does it have to be something everyone likes. I get the choices people make, but it's the hate that is most perplexing to me.
  • 3 2
 @robcartwheel: nope I don’t hate them at all. I rode one a while back and it was interesting. Having one someday as a rest day bike could be fun
  • 6 0
 @extratalldirtrider: fyi - was not intending to insinuate that you hated them, more so about the hate from within a portion of the MTB community. I don't for a second think people have to like them, at all. But it's the hate part I don't get when we are talking all things e-MTB.
  • 2 1
 that is called a critical mass and that is what pinkbike is better than other websites...
  • 1 1
 @madmon: not necesarily, i've seen guys on Levo's SL beat the shit out of guys with regular full motor Kenevos, both in turbo. Of course, most guys on levos or small eBikes have the legs, which full motor eMTB owner dont, for most of the time.
  • 4 0
 @fruitoftheloam I agree with everything you said. It's a shame you don't watch F1 anymore though, you're missing a stellar season.
  • 4 3
 @Narro2: that is some sort of mumbo jumbo I use my legs not electricity.

GOOD LUCK CHARGING UP WITH NO POWER LIKE IN THE CARIBBEAN OR TEXAS.
  • 2 0
 @robcartwheel: no worries man and I get it! People typically don’t like change and that includes pedal assist MTBs. I will say that the entire concept is pretty cool but for now I am completely content with a standard push bike.
  • 2 0
 @roguecheddar: I do try and catch the 'highlights' every now and again but just struggle to enjoy it anymore. Hoping next season's changes bring some more spice back, but it is good to see someone challenge Lewis for the title this year!
  • 3 2
 @madmon: isn't that just like regular cycling? Those born with higher VO2 max, hearts that able to move more blood and higher power to weight ratios tend to me much faster than those that weren't born with those advantages.

After 5 years of racing xc and downhill in the 1990s I got a VO2 Max test and the tester looked me in the eye and, "your VO2 max is 55, you couldn't make it as a female endurance athlete much less a 6'3" tall man.

I still managed to do okay as a pro downhill racer but needed 3 days to recover after a race weekend. When I hear riders talking in track previews (instead of breathing as hard as they can) I always wonder how fast I could've been if I had a larger set of lungs and I didn't have asthma.
  • 1 0
 Amen
  • 33 1
 I rode EWS 10 years ago and i rode a E-EWS Race last year at Pietra Ligure. On the downs the E-Bikes are more challengi g because of the weight shifts while braking, in steep terrain and tight corners. Really physical stages - the timed uphill was brutally technical - unrideable on a normal bike, nearly unridebale on an e-bike.
  • 24 3
 I feel like this really establishes Nico as the Gravity racing GOAT, he's won in so many different disciplines. Plus the 10 World Championships and 5 overalls.
  • 18 0
 Pretty wild that he's handily beating much younger top EWS guys like Florian Nicolai and Theo Galy at 45 years old, regardless of ebike or not.
  • 5 0
 @jayacheess: that's truly impressive. On ebike you must be so fit and explosive to push the heavier weight of the bike once you surpass the 25km/h / assistance...
  • 2 0
 I'm not sure Voillouz beating a very limited field of at-their-peak racers compares to Minnaar STILL blowing up arguably the tightest competitive roster the sport has seen.
  • 1 0
 @L0rdTom: Only way we'll know for sure is if Minnar shows up at the next EWS E race to challenge Nico.
  • 18 0
 Nicolas Vouilloz dominating! I mean, how incredible is that! 45 years old and still smoking everybody Crazy!
  • 5 0
 I guess his main strength is again his forward thinking into the adecuate technology/parts/materials...
He had an opportunity again with a new field of not fully mature technology/standards to step years ahead of every one... I love this side of an athlete that remains on his intelligence not jusy pure raw skills... That's why he is named the E.T. though
  • 15 6
 My favourite moment from last week's podcast was when @mikelevy said: "When I was a kid I had pictures on Nico on my wall, do you think kids will have pictures of e-bikers?"

Hate to break to ya...
  • 2 0
 I think he meant “…have pictures of e-bikers (on an e-bike)?”

It does not mean that as soon as a successful downhiller sits on a e-bike everything they previously did should be ignored.
  • 11 0
 Insane French domination across MTB disciplines. Must be the baguettes or something.
  • 8 0
 Guess I’ll be asking for a refund on my Yeti-E pre order. The Tesla needs tires anyway…
  • 5 0
 Then I guess it must be true; a carpenter is as only as good as their tools.
  • 2 4
 E-Tard !)
  • 7 0
 So, the yeti’s paint all fell off after the first stage and Grave’s ran out of juice. Grave’s has been asked to discuss the two issues with local dealers
  • 6 1
 I don't really care about e-bikes or races involving them, but pretty cool to see Nico and Tracey still out there being highly competitive
  • 3 8
flag CM999 (Sep 9, 2021 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 It’s all about who can fit the biggest and most powerful engine and battery
  • 3 0
 "The idea behind the GLP II is simple: to transfer the weights of the motor and battery to the centre of the bike".

Lapierre goes 1, 2, 3. All other bike companies, please take note. Having the battery high and forward in the downtube is an inherent design flaw as it pertains to weight distribution. Aesthetics be damned! The Overvolt GLP may be ugly, but you can't deny the level of performance. When they redesign this bike with an even lower and more integrated battery, every other bike company will be forced to abandon their crappy designs to try and keep up. By then, I'll be 50 years old and allow myself to buy one.
  • 1 0
 Holy Center of Gravity Batman, your right!
  • 2 0
 For me it's way far the nicest the overvolt...
  • 2 0
 These results have made me reconsider some of my old prejudiced biases..
What have France been doing over the last 5-10 years to produce so many decent mtb racers across so many disciplines? I'm jealous, but other countries could learn a few lessons to maintain the elite levels of the sport.
  • 8 2
 Nine stages, holy hell!
  • 17 34
flag Three6ty (Sep 9, 2021 at 8:13) (Below Threshold)
 They are on Ebikes.... Who cares
  • 14 3
 @Three6ty: Yeah, because racing against Nico must be dead easy, hey?
  • 4 16
flag Three6ty (Sep 9, 2021 at 8:38) (Below Threshold)
 @CaptainSnappy: He is one the all time best, But E bike Racing? Why?
  • 13 1
 @Three6ty: Cause he enjoys it?? He already won everything he wanted, now he has moved on...
SO PERPLEXING!! /s/
  • 5 0
 @Three6ty: “The better you become, racing doesn’t get easier, just faster” someone said something along those lines… you get the point.
  • 6 1
 So E-EWS is the new sanctuary for former top racers...
  • 5 1
 @Three6ty: eMTB just a different form of 2-wheel racing, for some reason some people can't get out of their box.
  • 3 5
 So is motocross which also uses an engine
  • 2 1
 @CM999: Yep, MTB. eMTB or Moto-Enduro all different forms of 2-wheel racing.
Think of it this way, surfing and body boarding both use riders arms and legs, both ride waves, but are different forms of wave riding.
  • 1 0
 All I know is the Bosch powered bike dominated last year EWS-e races and they did it again this round of the EWS-e. I was hoping to see Joshua Carlson on the e-Regin with the Yamaha motor up in the top 6.
  • 3 3
 The new life journey for the mountain biker. Starts off on a BMX as a kid, gets a Xc bike then does a bit of xc till he’s mates get him into some dirt jumping so he gets a hardtail. Then he gets good and gets into DH becomes his career. Then he gets too slow to win so he gets into enduro so he can get better results against a slightly easier competitive field. Then he/she gets old and starts not getting the results anymore so then they go into ebike racing against an even weaker competitive field. Becomes a god again...
  • 1 1
 It's crazy. Riding bikes for me has always given me such a feeling of freedom. I am blown away by how many people are determined to demand that others adhere to their definition of bikes and why they ride them. Do some of you even have fun?
  • 2 0
 Mad props to these competitors who raced three days ago, and will be training again tomorrow for this weekend's race...
  • 4 0
 The Alien lives...
  • 3 0
 Nico is the DH God. Maybe not GOAT but God
  • 2 0
 So pinkbike comments is the new sanctuary for former top amateur bikers...
  • 3 5
 How is it a bike race when you have an engine and need 3 batteries to do a 1 day ride. I thought the whole point of enduro was it was based on the idea of a big day out on your bike. Clearly this is all about marketing and nothing to do with mountain biking
  • 1 0
 This Nico Vouilloz guy seems pretty good on a bike. Maybe he should have race few DH .
  • 1 0
 Lapierre 1-2-3 and then Miranda 4-5. Is that rider or equipment?
  • 2 2
 Yep has beens day out hhahahah
  • 2 2
 Don’t forget this motorsport is paid for by us, the mtb customers..
  • 1 1
 We have yet to become e-WoKE
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