[Updated with Overall] Final Results from the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2022

Jul 31, 2022
by Ed Spratt  
Camille Balanche will be hard to stop in these techy conditions.


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.




Results:


Elite Women


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

Elite Men


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


Junior Women


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

Junior Men


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 Women


Elite Men


Junior Women


Junior Men




Overall Standings:


Elite Women






Elite Men






Junior Women






Junior Men






Team Standings:





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





Elite Women

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.



Course Preview:




Top Five from Qualifying:

1st. Camille Balanche: 4:38.691
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:45.549
3rd. Vali Höll: 4:50.105
4th. Eleonora Farina: 4:57.946
5th. Nina Hoffmann: 5:02.304



Who do you think will win?:

Who Will Win the Elite Women's Race?

This poll is closed



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: 5:43.884
2nd. Abigail Hogie: 5:46.190
3rd. Siel Van Der Velden: 5:47.494
4th. Mélanie Chappaz: 5:50.072

9:47 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: 4:45.362
2nd. Mille Johnset: 4:55.371
3rd. Veronika Widmann: 5:01.835
4th. Anna Newkirk: 5:01.835
5th. Jess Blewitt: 5:36.222

9:59 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.



Elite Men

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: 3:51.056
2nd. Thibaut Daprela: 3:51.914
3rd. Bernard Kerr: 3:51.966
4th. Loic Bruni: 3:52.240
5th. Ronan Dunne: 3:55.290



Who do you think will win?:

Who Will Win the Elite Men's Race?

This poll is closed



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: 3:52.503
2nd. Simon Chapelet: 3:52.594
3rd. Adam Brayton: 3:52.943
4th. Gaëtan Vige: 3:55.467
5th. Kirk McDowall: 3:55.663

11:07 am PDT With 30 riders left the top five are:

1st. Dante Silva: 3:46.543
2nd. Wyn Masters: 3:48.870
3rd. Connor Fearon: 3:51.811
4th. Oliver Zwar: 3:52.244
5th. Jakob Jewett: 3:52.503

11:11 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: 3:39.603
2nd. Finn Iles: 3:40.090
3rd. Dylan Levesque: 3:42.919
4th. Ethan Craik: 3:43.543
5th. Aaron Gwin: 3:44.961

11:55 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: 3:36.250
2nd. Greg Minnaar: 3:37.962
3rd. Danny Hart: 3:38.314
4th. Laurie Greenland: 3:39.603
5th. Loris Vergier: 3:39.960

12:24 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.




261 Comments

  • 272 0
 Absolutely wounded and hyped for BK at the same time. Best WC finish, but 0.4s off a win -_-
  • 78 0
 Same - I’m a huge Amaury fan, but for Bernard to be so close to his first win. :'(
  • 41 0
 One reasonable mistake and one smaller one cost him the win. So fair play to Amaury for a cleaner run. Shows BK does have it in him though. Stoked to see him on the box! Faster than everyone else bar one.
  • 27 0
 It's been really something to watch him get stoked as it rains, knowing everyone else was dreading it. He knew he was in his element.
  • 10 0
 I feel the same. But considering he has been stuck back around 16th the whole year second is awesome. With the 2nd place finish he now moves into the top ten overall.
  • 4 1
 Mega congratulations no Nanard Kerr. He's my new heroe, définivement!
  • 12 0
 Almost the same situation for Fearon. So close to a win and then hasn't quite stepped back up to that spot.
  • 3 1
 Let's Go Kerr!
  • 9 0
 @Lumenous1: give ap some credit, to pull run like this after such a nasty crash in Andorra (and also top 10 run day after) is insane.
  • 4 0
 Hopefully this means momentum is building for Kerr. He is a top 5 pace when he's on proper form and now he unquestionably knows that
  • 7 0
 That reminds me of Connor Fearon's 2nd place, when Gwin decide to win with no chain..
  • 2 0
 Genuinely happy for Bernard. One of the most stylish and entertaining riders out there. Well done
  • 153 0
 Warner:

"Down he goes like a homesick mole!"
  • 7 1
 Came here for this
  • 97 0
 "Look at him working, busier than a wasp at a picnic!"

Freakin brilliant!
  • 9 0
 Busier than a wasp at a picnic!
  • 35 0
 Fully enjoying those last Warner quotes, knowing that very soon world cup DH will never be the same again.
  • 42 0
 “You’ll have to ride a salmon to win this race!”
  • 12 0
 Wetter than an otter's pocket! Lol
  • 19 0
 feel like he's getting more loose with it again, knowing the end is in sight. love it—let him off the leash
  • 21 0
 "Loves riding his tractor back home on the family farm, now he's bulldozing this track!"
  • 3 0
 not a one liner this one but he said "newly crowned trampion" to Dakota Smile
  • 94 0
 Danny Hart's words after were so raw and emotional. I hope his family is doing ok
  • 17 0
 such a genuine down to earth guy
  • 5 0
 What did he say?
  • 12 0
 @effeffeff: his daughter was in hospital while he was racing...
  • 7 0
 @effeffeff: His newborn daughter and wife are in hospital, didn't sound like a standard hospital after a birth situation, fingers crossed for them.
  • 17 0
 When he was interviewed after going 2nd at Leogang (pretty sure it was there) he was holding his other daughter during the interview and he said the best thing about that week was that he had his family with him. When they interviewed him yesterday his first thoughts were of them. Danny's a special guy.
  • 80 1
 Yeah Aimi!!! P2 Let's go!!
  • 14 1
 I am so excited about the next video from the Team. This is awesome!!
  • 1 0
 I sure hope much of this is from Bens coaching!
  • 2 0
 @REZEN: Ben must be absolutelu buzzing from that! Sure it'll give him and Thibault a lift - and hopefully the boss is able to flick back into race mode.
  • 67 0
 A tiny bit gutted for Kerr being denied his first win. So close! Kolb on a roll, what a year for him!
  • 3 0
 He's a poet and didnt know it
  • 1 1
 @Sumfinwitty: haha, indeed -

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.
  • 63 0
 Camille is ridiculously good in awful conditions, she keeps it so clean. Bravo!
  • 5 0
 Just as well she kept it clean, she was racing in white today...
  • 7 2
 She’s keeping my fantasy team alive as well!
  • 7 14
flag jpnbrider (Jul 30, 2022 at 11:36) (Below Threshold)
 She is, but obviously without her two big mistakes Myriam Nicole was on another pace
  • 2 33
flag WaterBear (Jul 30, 2022 at 11:51) (Below Threshold)
 @jpnbrider: it's not enough to take the top men's positions, eh?
  • 62 0
 Bernard = a great sportsman.
Great guy.
  • 57 0
 Where did Dakotah´s line come from!!!!!?????!!! Looked fast too. didn't expect that.
  • 77 0
 All the French riders are having an existential crisis
  • 1 2
 Was it on the verge of being disqualified? Looked very close to the poles and could’ve gotten stuck on a pole if it had just been sticking up more straight from the ground. ‍♂️
  • 1 0
 @DuRietz: doesn't matter if you strike a taping pole, you just cannot pass outside of the pole/tape
  • 46 0
 Good advert for the new continental tyres
  • 3 0
 yeah..
  • 3 1
 looks like the Atherton does the best job though...
  • 1 0
 The pros have been on them for a couple of seasons, though.
  • 7 0
 If you haven’t tried the new conti’s, I high recommend them. Been on the Kryptotal Fr/Re for about a month and they are fantastic. Work well in a wide range of conditions and durability has been great too given how sticky and grippy they are!
  • 2 0
 @norcorider-13:

And they are a bit less expensive than the competition too!
  • 1 0
 @norcorider-13: i agree! Finally a better tire than maxxis!
  • 1 0
 @norcorider-13: can you compare them to the magic mary?
  • 2 0
 @KalkhoffKiller: I can’t, I haven’t ridden a MM in ~5 years, and that was on my 26” dh bike. But I think I like the Krytotal Fr/Re more than the assegai/dhr2. The Fr is more predictable when leaning over and does everything else at least as well. And the conti set up also rolls way faster, with comparable compounds with maxxis. There’s a forum on mtbr with more rider reviews if you’re curious!
  • 1 0
 @norcorider-13: What compound and casing are you using? Looking to change my Soft Magic Mary and HansDampf comb for something softer in the front and more aggressive in the rear, was going to go MaxxGrip Assegai EXO+ and MaxxTerra DHR2 DD. Would look at the DH casing Kryptotal in super soft front and soft rear.
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: I’m running the dh casing on both ends, super soft front and soft rear. I came off the assegai exo+ maxxgrip and dhr2 dd (maxxgrip most recently because it’s what I could get but usually run maxxterra) which I’ve been running for the last couple years. The conti’s weighed in at ~1300g in the 29x2.4 format. The casing feels thicker/stiffer than DD at about the same weight, and still has a really nicely damped feel on the trail. I honestly loved and swore by the maxxis set up for the last couple years, but the Krytotal Fr gives me more feedback in terms of when it’s gripping or sliding which is really nice.
  • 42 0
 Special shout out to Wyn, 21st place is an incredible result and can we see him break into the top 20. This was truly a track for the brave and incredible to see the top guys risking it all for the win.
  • 43 0
 Rob & Elliot giggling when things start getting wild is comedy gold.
  • 33 1
 "Down he goes like a homesick mole". We're going to miss you next year Rob.
  • 2 0
 @tremeer023:not so many years ago, when 'La Liga' matches were in open tv, many people were watching in mute TV and listening in radio at the same time
  • 1 0
 @LuisCR: yeh, it would be great if that could happen. I've heard people speculating about it. It may depend on his ongoing Red Bull contract.
  • 3 0
 I found Elliot's commentary so much better than at previous races, he's always been good, but he seemed to rein the giggling in a bit and for me it was a big improvement.
  • 1 0
 *Eliot's
  • 32 0
 Well, the NUKEPROOF prototype is definitely a World Cup Proven machine... congrats to Ronan Dunne , Kerr and Kolb for their best resulta ever . That was Insane
  • 34 0
 DADDY HART!!
  • 19 9
 Daddy Hart, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo. Daddy Hart, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo. Daddy Hart, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo. Daddy Hart!
  • 1 2
 @jgoldfield: going to need a bit more information buddy
  • 6 0
 @browner: There's a popular kids' song called 'Baby Shark' and @jgoldfield has substituted 'Danny Hart' for 'Baby Shark'. How popular is this song? 11,000,000,000 views:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

Prepare for this tune to invade your brain for the next month.
  • 3 0
 @iamamodel: that's the kind of in depth analysis and info required thank you
  • 29 0
 That line choice by Dakota Norton…
  • 3 0
 I can't believe no one is talking about that. Unfortunate he crashed. So sick and the only one to hit that line. Had he podiumed that would be the talk of the race.
  • 27 0
 Three races in a row that Snowshoe has delivered incredible drama. (Four races if you count 2019 when Danny won and helped Loic to the overall.)
  • 10 0
 Rowdy! And Amaury deserves the win after paying dues in moonshine at past events. He ended up in someone else’s nascar suit in 2019!
  • 7 0
 @snomaster: Jean Girard!
  • 27 0
 That damn Jean Girard is fast
  • 29 6
 Something's not right. How could so many adults be beating Jackson's time?
  • 7 0
 YESSSS came here for thisss hahaha !!
  • 5 5
 Waiting for Cathro’s analysis on how conditions favored the elites
  • 9 1
 Great example of how much conditions vary over a day of racing. I'd Argue Finn would've had a far faster time considering the conditions he raced in too, had he qualified better.
  • 1 0
 @IsaacWislon82: that it's true , that is racing.
  • 23 1
 Hot take: those Conti tires are mint
  • 9 0
 Can confirm that. I run Kryptotal dh supersoft for one month and it is way better than maxxis dhf/dhr/assegai. So better that part of me wants to change almost brand new rear dhr for kryptotal re
  • 1 0
 @sxy-slo: I can confirm that! Was looking for the Argotal front which was not available. Took the kryptotal, it’s great.
  • 1 0
 Had they had the dh casing in stock when I was shopping for new tires, I would have gotten them. Excited to try some out.
  • 22 0
 What a race, so happy for Bernard!!!!!!!
  • 24 4
 Dunne, who da Fook is this guy?!
  • 32 1
 Irish national champ baby!
  • 17 0
 Gwan Ronan Dunne you big fucking legend
  • 13 3
 Please don't associate Ronan Dunne with the human sewer that is Conor McGregor. I can't imagine two more different characters...
  • 4 0
 Good enough in the slick to earn a late drop in as the conditions improved slightly today. And he didn’t waste his shot!
  • 9 0
 @agrohardtail: Bring the WC to Ireland, what we lack in altitude, we make up for in craic
  • 21 1
 AMAURY IS FUCKING AMAZING
  • 6 2
 he could have let bernard win! not threats on the other podium finishers ; )
  • 7 1
 @Lagr1980: As much as I would've loved to see Bernard take his first win, I think holding back for that in this context is somewhat wrong. Could you imagine being Kerr and someday learning that your first win was a fluke bc Amaury felt bad and held back for you? I'd rather take an honest to god, 0.4s off one of the greatest riders in history than a fake win
  • 3 0
 @IsaacWislon82: I agree.. just thought he would have tone it down not to risk himself knowing his close competitors were not a threat... ; ).. its perhaps last chance of BK.... although this is a mental game, and bernie is on a roll... hope he gets redemption this year !!
  • 1 3
 Amaury is now more than 400 points up on 2nd place in the overall and he only needs a 250 point gap to lock in the title. I can’t remember the last male DH rider to do that. Rachel obviously did it during her streak. Maybe Gwin?
  • 5 1
 @tbmaddux: Amaury did it in 2018, he locked the title at MSA with LaBresse still to come. He only had to end up ahead of Loris. History's repeating itself.
  • 19 1
 Yes, Aimi! P2, immense. Far more exciting following the live timing that the F1 quali. Amazing weekend.
  • 9 31
flag jay-me (Jul 30, 2022 at 8:12) (Below Threshold)
 F 1 is shit.
  • 6 3
 @jay-me: go watch nascar
  • 16 1
 Men's points standings after Snowshoe:

- 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.
  • 4 0
 He has been basically unstoppable so far. All he's really got to do is show up at the last few, but that's folks were saying going into this weekend...
  • 10 0
 @WaterBear: oh there is footage of a tree stopping him real good in Andorra, how he is riding at these speeds after such a huge crash is insane!
  • 4 0
 Amaury has a 422-point lead. The most in one race possible is 250, so he only needs to get 79 in MSA to have an absolute lock on the overall even if Loris comes first in qualifying and finals in both MSA and VdS. A top-9 finish in MSA will be enough, even if he gets no points in qualifying. Or, looking at it another way, he only needs to do a little worse than his worst result of this season.
  • 15 0
 "Down he goes like a homesick mole...." Rob Warner will be missed.
  • 13 0
 Anyone know what happened to Jordan Williams? Looks like he was on a flyer, over 4 seconds up at split 3 on Goldstone.
  • 5 11
flag danstonQ (Jul 30, 2022 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 Jackson Chainstone is just the new Goldsaw.
  • 5 0
 No idea but he was over 4 seconds up on split 3. Must have crashed and lost over 25seconds
  • 12 10
 4 seconds up at split 3 indicates there is probably a lot more speed to be gotten out of the track, which a few of the elites will probably find. Due to the start order, I'm guessing Jackson already knew that Jordan lost time, and from that had a good idea about what type of run he needed to put down without overcooking it. If that assumption is correct, that's just elite level race management by Jackson to effectively race the other riders and balance risks versus results.
  • 1 6
flag jpnbrider (Jul 30, 2022 at 11:37) (Below Threshold)
 Goldstone time is looking pretty far from top elite men , so we can guess something went wrong
Such a shame Redbull won’t broadcast juniors
  • 16 1
 @jpnbrider: early morning wet vs. late afternoon dry. no surprise…
  • 15 0
 GOAT
  • 16 3
 Big improvement in Tracey's commentary today
  • 20 0
 Yeah, she's so strong
  • 10 4
 It’s her bmx background
  • 2 3
 @korev: it is excruciating at times to listen to her commentate. I do think it's good and proper to have a women in the commentary booth, but listen to how much Elliot has progressed in the time he's been doing it. And Tracey just hasn't. Its not great.
  • 11 0
 Im stoked for the riders on the podium!! Love seeing younger/different faces on at the top. And good for the GOAT finishing so well
  • 13 0
 What a race!!! How about that sports fans!!
  • 12 0
 Happy for Pinkerton go get his best WC finish on home soil.
  • 12 0
 He’s down like a homesick mole! Damn, I’m gonna miss Rob
  • 10 0
 Even if a regular winner won again i could never complain. What a race! Tons of lead changes and wonderful to see kerr on the podium.
  • 12 0
 Yes Ronan!!! Insane.
  • 8 0
 Credit to commencal. They have gone after racing, constantly evolved their bikes and have stayed committed. Multiple top tens every race for the last few years.

Just get rid of pf bb’s already!
  • 6 0
 P2 for Aimi! Assuming the cutoffs for junior are determined by calendar years is she looking like the early favourite for the junior womens overall next season? I note all the girls ahead of her this year are born the year earlier.
  • 2 0
 Actually, I’m getting a bit carried away. The top four coming into this race were born in 2004, but 5, 6 & 7 (Aimi) were all born in 2005.

Third place in the boys to a Colombian who presumably hasn’t been racing in Europe judging by his plate number.
  • 8 0
 Hemstone Goldstreet ! Within a couple of years a Canadian Elite Mens / Womens domination for sure!! Smile
  • 6 0
 Tegan Cruz with a solid performance too! Canada 1-2 in junior men. Very solid performances coming from the Canadians lately in all levels!
  • 5 0
 Seemed that way with Finn too but somehow the French just step it up.
  • 9 0
 Holy shit Camille Balanc(h)es run was wild
  • 6 0
 When it's wet, I always wonder where the hell she gets all the grip from
  • 2 0
 @korev: she is one my favourite, and I think one of the best, riders to watch men or women, when it's wet, wild and muddy. The woods at Leogang being the obvious example too. She has this strange mixed of control and wildness, which I know doesn't make sense really
  • 9 0
 Holy smokes get RONAN DUNNE on a World Cup contract ASAP x
  • 3 1
 Mid fr fr
  • 1 0
 ^^^
  • 7 0
 Tegan Cruz on fire: 2 podiums in the last 2 races. Watch for him and Bodhi Kuhn next year.
  • 8 0
 Pierron is such a machine!!!
  • 5 0
 Dang. The first time had aumary off my fantasy team all year. Should have know better. He was looking rough in pre race interviews. Figured I’d give him one more week to recover. Never doubt that man.
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 Same, took him out, luckily i put Bernard instead lmao
  • 6 0
 Fingers crossed for Jess Blewitt. Hoping she can put last year behind her and have a great race.
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 The GOAT
  • 7 0
 Whaaaaaat ?!
Kerr 1.4 seconds up ???
  • 22 5
 amaury should have slowed down ! come on #letbkwin
  • 2 1
 @Lagr1980: same feels here.
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 @Lagr1980:
Winning isn’t winning if someone else lets you do it.
  • 2 0
 @initforthedonuts: I assume he's mocking us.
  • 4 0
 Ronan Dunne, get up them stairs ye lad ye!! What a result. Incredible. Get that man fully backed and see what he can do. Hup! Search 'Ronan Dunne Quarantine Dreaming' on YouTube. You won't be disappointed.
  • 6 0
 All day long on the chaise longue
  • 5 0
 Who was the woman in the TV bib who was so happy that Balanche won? Is that her other half?
  • 23 0
 Emilie Siegenthaler, I think. She's Cami's partner as far as I know.
  • 11 0
 Yes. Emille Siegenthaler (I think I just butchered her name spelling). Used to race for Pivot until retiring last year, but is still part of the Pivot team
  • 7 0
 Yes, that is her partner. They do a podcast together called the In & Out podcast
  • 3 6
 user flag checks out
  • 3 0
 @Bibico: I should have recognised her! Thanks to all for your answers.
  • 8 0
 Emile also Bernard Kerr to one side whilst Perron was celebrating, she works for the Pivot team, I’d imagine just to get him to compose himself. So close yet so far.
  • 4 0
 @cypher74: noticed that too! Gutted for BK, but nice to see what a solid crew Pivot are, looking out for each other.
  • 8 2
 Wow, where is the crowd? The finish corral looks very empty.
  • 12 0
 At Snowshoe the organizers limit the finish corral to team members and people with a VIP pass. The general public can't really see anything other than the big display screen. It kinda sucks, but at the same time, the entire area is fairly tight and there isn't a lot of space. I love to watch the race from the finish line corral and this is honestly one of the reasons I didn't go this year (I attended in 2019 and 2021).
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same
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 @IanJF: watching at the track’s key sections is a nice consolation prize though
  • 1 0
 Snowshoe is an unusual mountain in that its “village” is at the summit, so the vast majority of people are still at the top. Spectators who can handle a descent on foot will make their way down the mountain, lining the track along the way. I got to the bottom just in time for Pierron’s finish and there were tons of people down there but they were mostly on the slope above the corral. It’s a loooong wait (2+ hours) to get on the lift back to the village so we opted to hike a bit further and wait an hour for the shuttle back to the top.
  • 1 0
 @snokat: I didn't know that. Was it possible to walk up the hill? This is possible in say Lenzerheide or La Bresse.
  • 1 0
 @korev: Yes, but people wouldn’t be at the bottom unless they already hiked down, or downloaded on the lift. I did see a few people who rode the lift down and opted to hike back uphill.
  • 5 0
 How did Widman not get a DQ? I presume that they will update the results list?
  • 1 0
 I’m pretty sure you’re allowed to ride over the pole, but not around it. Widman was over the base of the pole, but didn’t go around the top of it.
  • 4 1
 @coolbeans1235: ok but she also went through the tape, and re- entered lower down. Isn’t that what tahnne got dq ‘d for in leogang a few years ago?
  • 1 0
 @peytodog: I guess I would have to see them side by side and I’m certainly not an expert. Whatever the rule is I would hope they enforce it consistently
  • 6 0
 Yes Bernie! Its all come together
  • 6 0
 I hope Angel and Loïc are ok. Both of those hits did not look good.
  • 3 0
 What an amazing season this has been so far, best in years! Love the unpredictable racing and the variety of riders featuring at the sharp end. That's what it's all about. My fantasy team has been lacking though haha!
  • 3 0
 Huh? Why would Amaury just let someone else win? First of all he has know way of knowing where he stands while racing and secondly we all saw how much a win means to these guys. Nice job!
  • 9 4
 Gwin with the finish line swear again .
  • 23 6
 that’s only between him and jesus later tonight…
  • 1 1
 Swearing is a sin!
  • 7 2
 FUCK!! Loris had it in the bag
  • 5 0
 riding well not riding good gdammit
  • 1 0
 Yeah gutted Bernard didn't take the win , was screaming at the TV those last few runs . I see him regularly in Haslemere near my work , would have been insane to see him take the win , hopefully give him the boost he needs to get the top spot next time
  • 5 0
 Huge run from Finn!
  • 6 1
 Finn's run was insane, especially considering how much wetter the track was vs the last couple men
  • 1 1
 Wasn’t any drier in the shade, just shows how much better the top qualifiers are on a wet track @IsaacWislon82:
  • 2 0
 @flyingfox49: Good thing half the track is in the sun. Both Fort William and Leogang results this year do not support your hypothesis
  • 1 0
 Yeah sure, like Finn always looks fastest but he isn’t , and Bruni usually doesn’t look fast but he usually is ( most times )@IsaacWislon82:
  • 6 1
 Bloody hell Minaaaaaar!
  • 4 0
 Amaury... Invincible... That race was so weird
  • 5 0
 Ronan Dunne you legend!
  • 3 0
 Pretty amazing that of the five men on the podium, it's a career-best for three of them. What a race!
  • 6 1
 minnaar is the GOAT
  • 2 0
 Gwin will catch the goat
  • 3 0
 I've been following dh racing for about 6 years. That was the best racing I've seen. Gutted for Kerr but well done Pieron.
  • 2 1
 Well, sometimes quali does matter. The track was by far the fastest for the top qualifiers. Just based on appearance and riding style, I might say that Finn would had won if he had been one of the last guys.
  • 1 0
 5 different nations in the top 5 for Elite Women's, Elite Men's and Junior Women's. How cool is that!?!

Also for a change, nice to *only* see 3 Frenchmen in the top 10 for the Elite Men's lol. They are so dominant!
  • 4 1
 Somebody get Elliot a phone book.
  • 3 0
 Nooooo Loris Frown
Could have been the winning run...
  • 3 0
 Fuck, Loic... Anything can happen on this track
  • 2 0
 Up next, regular refreshing the site until Wyn TV and then Bucket Boys Podcast are up, to officially round out the weekend.
  • 3 0
 Ryan Pinkerton 5° Yeahh ;-)
  • 3 0
 Yeah Jackson!!!
  • 4 6
 His time is faster than Pierron’s qualifier yesterday - that boy can fly, I know it’s different conditions today but not many of the Elite men will get down to Goldstone’s time.
Does he have a ride in the elite class next year?!
  • 5 1
 I'd assume he'll have plenty of options. Wouldn't be surprised if he sticks w/ the Syndicate.
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flag swellhunter (Jul 30, 2022 at 8:02) (Below Threshold)
 It’s funny I’m here and all the fans are like “wait until you see the pros come through how much faster they are”. I politely said “you want see anyone come through here faster than that today” and walked away.
  • 26 0
 @swellhunter: you.... you may be the coolest man alive. Just amazing...
  • 18 0
 @swellhunter: and they all clapped
  • 5 3
 Look at Jordan's splits...was destroying Goldstone until he went down.
  • 13 0
 @LaXcarp: well, Goldstone didn't went down.
  • 3 2
 @projan: Ya dont say?
  • 3 1
 @LaXcarp: because Jackson's widening his overall lead and Jordan's getting desperate and pushing too hard. Being up on a few splits means nothing if he can't keep it rubber side down.
  • 9 0
 @swellhunter: Got that one just a bit wrong then.
  • 6 1
 Now lets see how the OP's comment aged....he would have placed 23rd.
  • 2 10
flag swellhunter (Jul 30, 2022 at 15:43) (Below Threshold)
 Wow it took me all these years to get a below threshold comment. YES!!!
  • 2 1
 Did the start times get delayed? On Redbull TV it says the women start at 9:25 and the men at 10:45?
  • 3 0
 No, I had my time zone conversions wrong. I have updated our timings now.
  • 1 0
 @edspratt: cheers
  • 1 0
 Are the Junior Women on a different course ?
Huge time difference between junior and elite compared to most of the races.
  • 1 0
 Same course.
  • 4 1
 Same course but it’s been raining 3 days straight but by this afternoon it was sunny so it was drying out quickly for the mens. Juniors raced in the morning when it was still soaked
  • 2 0
 Conditions changed massively throughout the day. A great anecdote is Goldstone's time vs the Elite Men, he is usually in touch with the top 20 or so but was way behind due to a wetter track
  • 1 0
 Early starters in men's race: Leader already posted a 3:52.5.
Would have been 5th fastest quali time yesterday.
  • 2 0
 3:46 now
The track must have dried out
  • 1 0
 What on earth happened to Bruni? Was it a puncture or did the brake caliper blow up??
  • 7 1
 Smashed the lever into the ground, no doubt burst the master cylinder piston seal... equals no brake
  • 4 2
 British guy can ride a bike in the mud. Total shocker.
  • 1 0
 Take Me Home, Country Roads….. Snowshoe delivers once again!!! What a great race!
  • 2 0
 KERR BOOM!!!! Geezer finally throws down a scorcher!!!
  • 1 0
 Big ol’ fist-bump for for our BC “amateures” . Killing’ it!!! Making us proud.
  • 2 0
 Too bad about Vergier, I already had it.
  • 2 0
 All Four rainbow jerseys on the podium. Have not seen that for a while
  • 1 0
 Are we not allowed to talk about Gwin anymore? Home turf - was expecting him to take gold
  • 2 0
 Apparently it's really hard to win a world cup. I don't think he's done winning though
  • 2 2
 Look at Jordan splits...he was smoking Goldstone by about 3 seconds until he crashed it seems.
  • 2 0
 Iles tearing it up.
  • 2 2
 Last chance for the French. Not a good year for Daprela. Kerr might win a race in 2022, crazy
  • 1 1
 Curious to know about changing track conditions, looks like it dried out towards the end (?)
  • 3 1
 Is that somehow a question?
  • 1 1
 @nateb: at what point did it dry out , don’t think the answer is that simple , doesn’t immediately go from completely wet to dry when elites go on course.
  • 2 6
flag nateb (Jul 30, 2022 at 19:20) (Below Threshold)
 Yah no shit… it’s almost like it slowly dried out as the day went on? Ugh… never mind.
  • 1 0
 @nateb: yeah the answer is as clear as mud! ( Just was responding to all the stupid remarks about how the track was sooo much better when all the elites went down and didn’t see what it was like when juniors went cuz not televised so all pretty much a moot point )
  • 1 0
 can anyone explain why Veronica wasn't Dq'd?
  • 3 1
 You can go over the pole just not around the end of it.
  • 2 1
 Well, Snowshoe delivered amazing racing yet again. What a spectacle.
  • 1 0
 So glad I got up at 3am to watch this!!!
  • 1 0
 Thibaut and Amaury got the bromance goin' on!
  • 1 0
 Amaury really is the best ever, can ride and win on any track
  • 1 0
 another great week of racing sportsfans
  • 1 0
 Why didn't fairclough compete?
  • 2 3
 Men's race prediction:
1st: Danny Hart
2nd: Ben Cathro
3rd: Antoine Rogge or Wyn Masters
  • 2 0
 Arrgh...Cathro had a problem between 3rd and 4th splits....was doing great until then. Masters currently in hot seat.
  • 2 0
 F*ckin' A, Danny!
  • 1 0
 @Bibico: Cathro crashed hard right in front of us. Got up, went to the side was holding his left arm and shaking his head no. Took a minute then decided he could ride out.
  • 1 0
 Way to go Bernie!
  • 1 0
 LETS GO BK!
  • 1 0
 i love bikes
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