The results are in from some wild racing at Snowshoe. In the Junior Racing, Gracey Hemstreet mastered the tough conditions to come out on top by just over three seconds. Pinkbike Racing's Aimi Kenyon had an incredible run to cross the line in second place and current World Champion Izabela Yankova finished in third. For the Junior Men it was once again Jackson Goldstone on the top step of the podium as he found over five seconds on Tegan Cruz. Sebastian Holguin Villa completed the top three, nine seconds off the pace. Pinkbike Racing's Jackson Connelly crossed the line in 22nd.
Camille Balanche backed up her top qualifying run with the win in Snowshoeas she managed to go the whole week without a crash. Camille's wild run placed her four seconds up on Myriam Nicole who had a big mistake in the third split. Nina Hoffmann wrapped up the top three, six seconds behind.
What a race for the Elite Men, the track was drying but it still wasn't easy for the final riders. After not even thinking he would race this week Amaury Pierron proved once again why he is the rider to beat this year pulling a first World Cup win away from Bernard Kerr. Mountain biking's fastest vlogger still managed to take his best results in 15 years of racing with 2nd place and only 0.4 seconds back. Andreas Kolb is another rider who is on it this year and takes another podium finish in third.
Check out the results below.
1st. Camille Balanche: 4:28.585
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:32.730
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 4:34.692
4th. Vali Höll: 4:44.489
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 4:45.362
1st. Amaury Pierron: 3:34.442
2nd. Bernard Kerr: 3:34.856
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 3:36.250
4th. Ronan Dunne: 3:37.013
5th. Greg Minnaar: 3:37.962
1st. Gracey Hemstreet: 5:24.114
2nd. Aimi Kenyon: 5:27.324
3rd. Izabela Yankova: 5:30.714
4th. Jenna Hastings: 5:38.788
5th. Valentina Roa Sanchez: 5:39.740
1st. Jackson Goldstone: 3:50.127
2nd. Tegan Cruz: 3:55.452
3rd. Sebastian Holguin Villa: 3:59.173
4th. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 4:02.580
5th. Ryan Pinkerton: 4:04.032
Full Results:Elite WomenElite MenJunior WomenJunior Men
Live Race Updates:
Stay tuned for live updates and results from the Snowshoe DH World Cup
The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PDT 9:25 / EDT 12:25 / BST 17:25 / CEST 18:25
The Elite Men will start at: PDT 10:45 / EDT 13:45 / BST 18:45 / CEST 19:45
First up in the Elite racing is the Women and we could be in for some wild racing with the slippy conditions. Camille Balanche remains the favorite after another top qualifying run but as seen all week any rider can be taken out in the mud.
Top Five from Qualifying:1st.
Camille Balanche: 4:38.6912nd.
Myriam Nicole: 4:45.5493rd.
Vali Höll: 4:50.1054th.
Eleonora Farina: 4:57.9465th.
Nina Hoffmann: 5:02.304
Who do you think will win?:
Who do you think will win today's racing? Will we see someone new take the top step of the podium?
Race Updates:9:36 am PDT
Mélanie Chappaz sets the first time of the day with a 5:50.072, this is over a minute off yesterday's top qualifying time.9:38 am PDT
Abigail Hogie now goes into the lead, taking just under four seconds off Mélanie's run. 9:40 am PDT
Mikayla Parton goes a further two seconds up to go into the hot seat. Siel Van Der Velden was over 20 seconds in the green but must have had a crash in the fourth split. 9:41 am PDT
With 10 riders left the top four are:1st.
Mikayla Parton: 5:43.8842nd.
Abigail Hogie: 5:46.1903rd.
Siel Van Der Velden: 5:47.4944th.
Mélanie Chappaz: 5:50.0729:47 am PDT
The track is looking horrible to ride as Mille Johnset slips and slides on the rocks. Despite the tricky conditions Mille goes fastest by a huge 48 second margin. 9:49 am PDT
Anna Newkirk fights her way down the track to take second place so far, eight seconds back from Mille Johnset. 9:51 am PDT
Jess Blewitt is having a tough run with multiple crashes. Luckily none of them are serious and she continues making it down the slippery rocks. 9:57 am PDT
Monika Hrastnik goes into the lead by just over ten seconds. We are still a few seconds off the fastest qualifier from yesterday. 9:59 am PDT
With 5 riders left the top four are:1st.
Monika Hrastnik: 4:45.3622nd.
Mille Johnset: 4:55.3713rd.
Veronika Widmann: 5:01.8354th.
Anna Newkirk: 5:01.8355th.
Jess Blewitt: 5:36.2229:59 am PDT
Nina Hoffmann is on an absolutely wild run! She is 10 seconds up at split 4 and if this carries on she will beat the qualifying time of Camille Balanche. 10:00 am PDT
Nina goes fastest by over ten and a half seconds! An incredible run that is now the fastest Elite Women's time this week. 10:04 am PDT
Eleonora Farina has a few mistakes in her run and goes into third place so far, 14 seconds back. 10:05 am PDT
Vali Höll is over one and a half seconds up at split two, can she keep this to the finish? 10:08 am PDT
Vali loses a lot of time to Nina Hoffmann at the bottom of the course and crosses the line in second place, just under 10 seconds behind. 10:11 am PDT
Myriam Nicole goes down in the woods but she still is over four seconds up at split three. 10:12 am PDT
Myriam goes into the lead by just under two seconds! With a big mistake in her run, Camille Balanche has a good chance of bettering this time if she stays upright. 10:14 am PDT
There is less than half a second in it at split three. Can Camille pull this back before the finish line? 10:15 am PDT
Camille is almost three seconds up at the last split!10:15 am PDT
Camille Balanche wins another World Cup by over four seconds.
Closing out the racing is the Men and after the Elite Women's race the course is looking very slippery. We didn't see any fully feet-up clean runs but it was important for riders to keep up momentum if they were being bucked around.
Inside the Tape:
Before we get to the last riders check the lines Ben Cathro has found out on the course.
Top Five from Qualifying:1st.
Amaury Pierron: 3:51.0562nd.
Thibaut Daprela: 3:51.9143rd.
Bernard Kerr: 3:51.9664th.
Loic Bruni: 3:52.2405th.
Ronan Dunne: 3:55.290
Who do you think will win?:
Who do you think will win today's racing? Could we even see a shock performance from someone outside of the top 30 starting riders?
Race Updates:10:52 am PDT
After the first 20 riders the top five are: 1st.
Jakob Jewett: 3:52.5032nd.
Simon Chapelet: 3:52.5943rd.
Adam Brayton: 3:52.9434th.
Gaëtan Vige: 3:55.4675th.
Kirk McDowall: 3:55.66311:07 am PDT
With 30 riders left the top five are:1st.
Dante Silva: 3:46.5432nd.
Wyn Masters: 3:48.8703rd.
Connor Fearon: 3:51.8114th.
Oliver Zwar: 3:52.2445th.
Jakob Jewett: 3:52.50311:11 am PDT
Loris Revelli has a massive crash but still manages to cross the line in 10th so far. 11:15 am PDT
Despite quite a few mistakes Austin Dooley still manages to cross the line in second. 11:17 am PDT
After a rapid ride Dylan Levesque takes the lead by over three and a half seconds. 11:25 am PDT
A massive crash for Angel Suarez! He is back up and on his bike but he won't be hurrying down the course. 11:28 am PDT
Charlie Hatton flies off the bike on the double drop. Luckily he doesn't look to be injured and is quickly up on his bike. 11:34 am PDT
What a run! Finn Iles makes the course look easy as he takes the lead by almost three seconds. 11:40 am PDT
Aaron Gwin goes into third, 4.8 seconds back. 11:43 am PDT
Laurie Greenland goes fastest by nearly half a second!11:46 am PDT
With 15 riders left the top five are:1st.
Laurie Greenland: 3:39.6032nd.
Finn Iles: 3:40.0903rd.
Dylan Levesque: 3:42.9194th.
Ethan Craik: 3:43.5435th.
Aaron Gwin: 3:44.96111:55 am PDT
David Trummer goes across the line in third as Laurie and Finn remain unbeatable at the top. 12:00 pm PDT
Danny Hart destroys the previous times as he goes over a second faster. 12:14 pm PDT
On his 150th World Cup start Greg Minnaar has an incredible comeback to take the lead by just 0.352 seconds!12:17 pm PDT
Disaster for Loris Vergier! He was around four seconds up before a crash in the rocks. He gets back on the bike but he has to settle for fourth so far today. 12:21 pm PDT
Andreas Kolb goes into the hot seat by 1.7 seconds. The times are really falling now. 12:22 pm PDT
With five riders left the top five are:1st.
Andreas Kolb: 3:36.2502nd.
Greg Minnaar: 3:37.9623rd.
Danny Hart: 3:38.3144th.
Laurie Greenland: 3:39.6035th.
Loris Vergier: 3:39.96012:24 pm PDT
What a ride from Ronan Dunne as he goes into second place, 0.763 behind Andreas Kolb. 12:26 pm PDT
Loic Bruni crashes out and with that Snowshoe will once again not see a rider take a second win here. 12:31 pm PDT
A wild run for Bernard Kerr puts him in first by almost one and a half seconds! Can he take his first win in Snowshoe? 12:33 pm PDT
Thibaut Daprela looks to have crashed at some point, only Amaury Pierron can stop Bernard Kerr. 12:36 pm PDT
Amaury Pierron is 1.8 back at split two. 12:37 pm PDT
The gap shrinks to just 0.4 seconds at the third split. This is going to be close. 12:38 pm PDT
Amaury Pierron takes the lead by 0.3 seconds!12:38 pm PDT
Amaury Pierron denies Bernard Kerr his first win as he flies into the top spot.
"Down he goes like a homesick mole!"
To make matters worse:
I always hold forth in verse.
But for all time, and not just this once:
It’s better than speaking in tongues.
And they are a bit less expensive than the competition too!
Prepare for this tune to invade your brain for the next month.
- Pierron - 1180
- Vergier - 758
- Iles - 746
- Hart - 624
- Kolb - 591
Looks like the only race is for 2nd place overall. What a year for Amaury.
Such a shame Redbull won’t broadcast juniors
Just get rid of pf bb’s already!
Third place in the boys to a Colombian who presumably hasn’t been racing in Europe judging by his plate number.
Kerr 1.4 seconds up ???
Winning isn’t winning if someone else lets you do it.
Also for a change, nice to *only* see 3 Frenchmen in the top 10 for the Elite Men's lol. They are so dominant!
Could have been the winning run...
Does he have a ride in the elite class next year?!
Huge time difference between junior and elite compared to most of the races.
Would have been 5th fastest quali time yesterday.
The track must have dried out
1st: Danny Hart
2nd: Ben Cathro
3rd: Antoine Rogge or Wyn Masters