The results are in from an amazing third round of the 2021 DH World Cup in Maribor.
Jackson Goldstone kicked off racing today by taking his second World Cup win after his first at the last round in Les Gets. Jordan Williams couldn't quite match the top speed today and crossed the line in second, 0.387
back. Repeating the same top three as Les Gets, Lachlan Stevens-McNab finished the weekend in third place. Impressively Jackson Goldstone's winning time would have been good enough for fifth place in yesterday's Elite Men's qualifying.
The Junior Women's racing saw another repeat victory from Les Gets as Phoebe Gale, once again, set the fastest time of the day. Phoebe was able to pull ahead of second place with a 0.791
gap to Izabela Yankova. Closing out the top three was Aina Gonzalez Grimau, sitting just over five seconds back.
The Elite Women's racing provided some incredible riding, with Myriam Nicole besting the tricky course. Eleonora Farina laid down a flat out run to take second place with a 1.322
second gap from the leader. Camille Balanche finished off the top three riders backing up a first and third place at the first two rounds this year. It was another tough day for Vali Höll. After qualifying first, she couldn't find the top race pace and ends the day in sixth.
It couldn't have been more dramatic in the Elite Men's racing as the lead changed hands for every one of the final four riders. In the end, it was Loris Vergier who was finally able to show his incredible speed as he took the win by 1.7
seconds. Thibaut Daprela backed up his win in Les Gets with a second-place finish. At one point, it even looked like he was going to take another victory today. Laurie Greenland put down one of the wildest runs we have seen this week and found himself finishing in third place.
Check out the full results below.
1st. Myriam Nicole: 3:35.909
2nd. Eleonora Farina: 3:37.231
3rd. Camille Balanche: 3:39.103
4th. Monika Hrastnik: 3:40.402
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:40.406
1st. Loris Vergier: 3:05.064
2nd. Thibaut Daprela: 3:06.819
3rd. Laurie Greenland: 3:07.904
4th. Greg Minnaar: 3:07.986
5th. Loic Bruni: 3:08.078
1st. Phoebe Gale: 3:53.968
2nd. Izabela Yankova: 3:54.759
3rd. Aina Gonzalez Grimau: 3:59.065
4th. Sophie Gutoehrle: 3:59.148
5th. Gracey Hemstreet: 4:00.016
1st. Jackson Goldstone: 3:12.122
2nd. Jordan Williams: 3:12.509
3rd. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 3:15.192
4th. Remy Meier-Smith: 3:16.582
5th. Tristan Lemire: 3:16.623
Full Results:Elite WomenElite MenJunior WomenJunior Men
Live Race Updates:
6:37 am PDT
Loris Vergier finally gets a clean run and shows his incredible speed as he wins the Maribor World Cup!
6:34 am PDT
Thibaut Daprela smashes the top time set by Laurie Greenland and takes the fastest time by over a second!
6:30 am PDT
It's now Laurie Greenland who takes the lead after the wildest run we have seen so far.
6:27 am PDT
Greg Minnaar goes fastest by 0.092 seconds!
6:21 am PDT
With five riders left the current top five Elite Men is:
1st. Loic Bruni: 3:08.078
2nd. Benoit Coulanges: 3:08.455
3rd. Luca Shaw: 3:08.799
4th. Danny Hart: 3:09.081
5th. Angel Suarez: 3:09.814
6:13 am PDT
Loic Bruni goes fastest! It was looking like Benoit Coulanges' time was unbeatable, but a flat out run from Bruni puts him fastest by 0.377 seconds.
6:06 am PDT
Luca Shaw goes green at every split but he can't hold the lead to the line as he goes 0.344 back and into 2nd place.
6:03 am PDT
With 10 riders left the current top five Elite Men is:
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:08.455
2nd. Angel Suarez: 3:09.814
3rd. Dan Slack: 3:10.502
4th. Remi Thirion: 3:11.624
5th. Brook MacDonald: 3:11.795
6:02 am PDT
Dan Slack has a wild run to just slot into the top three, two seconds back from the fastest time.
5:56 am PDT
Andreas Kolb clearly doesn't need the chain as he still manages to cross the line in fourth place, 3.563 seconds off the time of Coulanges.
5:54 am PDT
Andreas Kolb has lost his chain after coming out of the rock garden.
5:52 am PDT
Brook MacDonald was charging hard but he loses a lot of time at the bottom of the course and finishes three seconds back in third place.
5:41 am PDT
Angel Suarez comes the closest to Benoit Coulanges' time so far as he goes 1.359 seconds back and into 2nd place.
5:37 am PDT
It's a crash for Mark Wallace as he slips out in the thick dust. With a small crash, Mark Wallace finishes his run in 31st place.
5:33 am PDT
A huge crash for Connor Fearon as his front wheel slides in one of the big compressions. Connor is back up and looks to be okay.
5:31 am PDT
With 20 riders left the current top five Elite Men is:
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:08.455
2nd. Henry Kerr: 3:12.358
3rd. Phil Atwill: 3:12.594
4th. Davide Palazzari: 3:13.077
5th. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 3:13.155
5:28 am PDT
Benoit Coulanges smashes across the line with a nearly four-second gap to Henry Kerr. Benoit's time is very close to the top qualifier from Loris Vergier.
5:15 am PDT
Despite losing over a second in the fourth split, Henry Kerr goes fastest by just 0.236 seconds.
5:11 am PDT
Dylan Levesque puts down a wild run and slots into second place, 0.665 off Phil Atwill's time.
5:03 am PDT
After the first 30 Elite Men the top five is:
1st. Phil Atwill: 3:12.594
2nd. Adam Brayton: 3:13.326
3rd. Rastislav Baranek: 3:13.810
4th. Dean Lucas: 3:14.197
5th. Thibault Laly: 3:14.248
4:47 am PDT
The Elite Men are now on track and after the first 15 riders the top five is:
1st. Dean Lucas: 3:14.197
2nd. Valentin Chatanay: 3:14.426
3rd. Ronan Dunne: 3:15.072
4th. Austin Dooley: 3:15.756
5th. George Brannigan: 3:16.108
4:14 am PDT
Myriam Nicole wins the Maribor World Cup!
4:14 am PDT
Vali Höll can't match the pace of Myriam Nicole and goes into sixth place.
4:11 am PDT
Myriam Nicole flies into the lead by over 1.3 seconds!
4:07 am PDT
Despite being green in the first three splits Camille Balanche loses almost two seconds at split four and finishes her run in second place.
4:02 am PDT
Eleonora Farina is looking rapid on course and takes a huge three seconds off Monika Hrastnik's time. Eleonora is the first rider to beat the fastest qualifier of Vali Höll.
3:59 am PDT
Monika Hrastnik manages to pull back nearly two seconds at the bottom of the course to take over the lead by only 0.004 seconds.
3:57 am PDT
With five more riders left to run the current top five is:
1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:40.406
2nd. Mille Johnset: 3:42.133
3rd. Jessica Blewitt: 3:44.001
4th. Veronika Widmann: 3:46.365
5th. Marine Cabirou: 3:47.066
3:55 am PDT
Tahnee Seagrave goes green at every split to take the lead with five more riders to go.
3:53 am PDT
Jessica Blewitt is flying this weekend and manages to end her run less than two seconds back from Mille Johnset.
3:49 am PDT
A rapid run from Mille Johnset sees her take the top time so far, going over four seconds faster than Veronika Widmann.
3:47 am PDT
Marine Cabirou is still struggling with her injury from Les Gets, but that hasn't slowed her down as she now takes second place.
3:46 am PDT
Mathilde Bernard kicks off the last ten riders with a great run that slots her into second place, only 1.613 back.
3:39 am PDT
After the first five riders the current top five is:
1st. Veronika Widmann: 3:46.365
2nd. Emilie Siegenthaler: 3:52.247
3rd. Anna Newkirk: 3:52.276
4th. Mikayla Parton: 3:53.808
5th. Noga Korem: 3:56.471
3:35 am PDT
Veronika Widmann has already dropped the fastest time by a big margin as she takes over ten seconds out of Noga's run.
3:34 am PDT
Noga Korem is the first Elite Woman on track today and she crosses the line with a time of 3:56.471.
Stay tuned for live updates and results from the Maribor DH World Cup
The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PST 03:30 / EST 06:30 / GMT 11:30 / CET 12:30
The Elite Men will start at: PST 04:30 / EST 07:30 / GMT 12:30 / CEST 13:30