Final Results from the Snowshoe World Cup DH #2 2021

Sep 18, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Jordan Williams seems to be getting on well with the track in Snowshoe and backed up his win a few days ago with a fastest qualifier.


The results are in from a wild day of racing to close out the 2021 season. In the Junior racing, Izabela Yankova and Jordan Williams mastered the Snowshoe course securing the fastest times. Izabela Yankova dominated the Junior Women, with only Siel Van Der Velden coming within 20 seconds of the quickest time. Things would be a lot closer for the men. Despite a tight fight between Jordan Williams and Jackson Goldstone, times were wide open outside the top two riders.

After an incredible race of highs and lows, it's Vali Höll who wins again in Snowshoe and takes the 2021 overall title. Myriam Nicole crashed right at the bottom of the course and lost her chance at the overall. Marine Cabirou looks to be back at full speed after her injury taking second place. Camille Balanche completes the top three, five seconds back.

The Elite Men's race upped the drama as mistakes from Loris Vergier took him out of the running, leaving it to Loic Bruni as the last man down to fight for the title. Loic beat the incredible pressure and pulled just ahead of Troy Brosnan to secure the win today and the overall title in Snowshoe. Troy Brosnan had a return to form today with a second-place finish just behind Loic. Angel Suarez was almost unbeatable today, sitting In the hot seat for most of the afternoon.

Check out the full results below.



Results:


Elite Women


1st. Vali Höll: 3:39.679
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 3:39.935
3rd. Camille Balanche: 3:45.100
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:46.236
5th. Nina Hoffmann: 3:46.948

Elite Men


1st. Loic Bruni: 3:13.379
2nd. Troy Brosnan: 3:13.800
3rd. Angel Suarez: 3:14.010
4th. Amaury Pierron: 3:14.154
5th. Luca Shaw: 3:14.707


Junior Women


1st. Izabela Yankova: 4:10.233
2nd. Siel Van Der Velden: 4:14.654
3rd. Ella Erickson: 4:33.782
4th. Caitlyn Farmer: 4:48.425
5th. Emma Artz: 5:36.595

Junior Men


1st. Jordan Williams: 3:20.430
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 3:20.556
3rd. Oisin O Callaghan: 3:23.300
4th. Tristan Lemire: 3:24.478
5th. Preston Williams: 3:24.505



Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


Junior Women


Junior Men




Live Race Updates:


12:50 pm PDT

Loic Bruni goes fastest to win the race and the overall!



12:48 pm PDT

Loic Bruni is the last rider remaining, he needs a top-five finish to beat Thibaut Daprela in the overall.



12:47 pm PDT

A big crash for Finn Iles as he hits a tree on the bottom half of the course. Finn doesn't look to be badly hurt as he continues his run at a rapid pace.



12:44 pm PDT

Troy Brosnan goes fastest by 0.210!



12:39 pm PDT

Loris Vergier goes off the track! This mistake may cost him the overall!



12:36 pm PDT

A front flat for Matt Walker takes him out of the race as it looked like he may be in contention for the top time.



12:34 pm PDT

With 5 Elite Men left the current top riders are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:14.010
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 3:14.154
3rd. Luca Shaw: 3:14.707
4th. Danny Hart: 3:15.319
5th. Reece Wilson: 3:15.434



12:26 pm PDT

Amaury Pierron goes into second place by only 0.144 seconds.



12:22 pm PDT

Reece Wilson looked to be on a winning run but he loses his chain at the bottom of the course! Reece still manages a third place so far.



12:16 pm PDT

With 10 Elite Men left the current top riders are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:14.010
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:15.319
3rd. David Trummer: 3:16.383
4th. Andreas Kolb: 3:16.456
5th. Mark Wallace: 3:16.783



12:15 pm PDT

A little mistake in the rocks costs Andreas Kolb a lot of time, but he still manages to cross the line in fourth place.



12:03 pm PDT

Disaster for Dakotah Norton as he gets a rear flat.



12:00 pm PDT

Another horrible crash for Bernard Kerr as he goes down in the rocks.



11:57 am PDT

Greg Williamson goes off the course right where Thibaut Daprela crashed out.



11:45 am PDT

With 20 Elite Men left the current top riders are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:14.010
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:15.319
3rd. Dante Silva: 3:17.006
4th. Charlie Hatton: 3:17.892
5th. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 3:17.975



11:45 am PDT

Angel Suarez goes fastest and is the first rider to beat Loic Bruni's qualifier.



11:42 am PDT

A wild run from Danny Hart sees him take the top spot by over a second. We are now less than a second off Loic Bruni's top qualifying time.



11:39 am PDT

Charlie Hatton flies into second place, only 0.886 seconds back.



11:38 am PDT

Mick Hannah closes out his World Cup career with a huge no hander on the final jump.



11:30 am PDT

Dante Silva takes the lead by nearly a second!



11:27 am PDT

Brook MacDonald goes down after another crash in Snowshoe.



11:22 am PDT

After 30 Elite Men, the current top riders are:

1st. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 3:17.975
2nd. Oliver Zwar: 3:18.162
3rd. Kye A'Hern: 3:18.947
4th. Kirk McDowall: 3:19.038
5th. Davide Palazzari: 3:19.323



11:12 am PDT

Tuhoto-Ariki Pene squeezes into the top spot by 0.187 seconds.



11:08 am PDT

Ben Cathro has a great run and sits in seventh place so far.



11:07 am PDT

Oliver Zwar now takes over the top spot by just under a second.



10:58 am PDT

It's now the turn of the Elite Men where we can expect another drama-filled race. Kye A'Hern sets the fastest time so far of 3:18.947



10:39 am PDT

Vali Höll wins in Snowshoe and takes the overall DH World Cup title!



10:39 am PDT

Myriam Nicole slides out at the bottom of the course! Myriam may have lost the overall!



10:35 am PDT

Marine Cabirou comes so close to Vali Höll's time but goes just 0.256 seconds back at the finish.



10:35 am PDT

Marine Cabirou comes so close to Vali Höll's time but goes just 0.256 seconds back at the finish.



10:30 am PDT

Camille Balanche goes five seconds back and into 2nd place.



10:26 am PDT

Vali Höll destroys the previous fastest time, taking the lead by six seconds and beats the fastest qualifying time.



10:23 am PDT

Nina Hoffmann misses Tahnee's time by just 0.712 seconds.



10:21 am PDT

With 5 Elite Women left the current top riders are:

1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:46.236
2nd. Mille Johnset: 3:49.055
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 3:53.036
4th. Emilie Siegenthaler: 4:03.020
5th. Anna Newkirk: 4:04.906



10:19 am PDT

Mille Johnset goes into 2nd after taking her second race run of the day.



10:14 am PDT

Tahnee Seagrave goes into the lead by a massive 16 seconds! Tahnee is only four seconds behind Myriam's top qualifying time.



10:11 am PDT

Riders are back on course after the red flag with Tahnee Seagrave up first.



9:56 am PDT

Although being red-flagged the live timing is showing Mille has still set the fastest time so far by nearly five seconds. Nina Hoffmann also faced the red flag so she will get another run.



9:53 am PDT

Mille Johnset gets another red flag at the bottom of the course. Mille was on a rapid ride, but she will not have to get back to the top of the hill and take another run.



9:49 am PDT

Jessica Blewitt was on an incredible run, but she has a horrific crash on the triple at the bottom of the course.



9:45 am PDT

Emilie Siegenthaler goes across the line and into the lead after her last DH World Cup run.



9:40 am PDT

With 10 Elite Women left the current top riders are:

1st. Anna Newkirk: 4:04.906
2nd. Frida Roenning: 4:08.803
3rd. Abigail Hogie: 4:10.439
4th. Mikayla Parton: 4:17.602



9:38 am PDT

Anna Newkirk flies into the lead, taking nearly four seconds off the previous fastest time.



9:36 am PDT

Frida Roenning now takes over the top time so far as Abigail Hogie takes the 2nd place position.



9:34 am PDT

The Elite Women are on course now with Mikayla Parton setting the first time of the day. A 4:17.602 puts her over 30 seconds off Myriam Nicole's top qualifier.



Stay tuned for live updates and results from the Snowshoe DH World Cup

The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PDT 09:30 / EST 12:30 / BST 17:30 / CET 18:30

The Elite Men will start at: PDT 10:45 / EST 13:45 / BST18:45 / CEST 19:45






301 Comments

  • 92 3
 Really hope Blewitt is okay, that was a terrifying crash. Landed entirely on her neck, track red flagged. Doesn't look good
  • 6 0
 That was brutal.
  • 16 1
 Shades of reece wilson getting sent out the front door but unfortunately she smashed into the up slope Frown

I cant help but think they red flagged mille johnsett way to late into her run.
  • 6 2
 @McMeta666: Yeah agreed, I can't see why with so few riders they can't let them finish their runs before the next one starts. At least they'd get red flagged at the start gate then.
  • 14 15
 I don’t understand how they let another rider start immediately after that crash. You’d think they’d relay info to the top to wait.
  • 42 1
 @llaama: She was already on track. The crash was pretty far down. The intervals are 30-60 seconds I believe. They don’t have time in the day to let every rider have a full run before the next rider starts.
  • 4 22
flag beermtb (Sep 18, 2021 at 10:06) (Below Threshold)
 @llaama: Because UCI probs.
  • 1 6
flag bardocz (Sep 18, 2021 at 10:08) (Below Threshold)
 I hope i am wrong, but it looked like the chainring smashed her face or neck.. :/
  • 4 0
 @McMeta666: 30 seconds gap means Mille was already almost alll the way down when jessica Blewitt crashed, same for Hoffman.
  • 3 1
 @kylar: got it, thanks.
  • 4 1
 @ORTOGONAL555: Yeah i imagined that was the case but it looked like she didnt get a red flag until she was pretty much at the acident site. Considering it looked like blewitt went down and just didnt move at all before the camera cutaway i would have thought it would have been sensible to just throw the flag right then and there.
  • 6 2
 It ain't over til it's over. Just fking unbelievable. Congrats vali, tough luck for pom... I bet she can already taste it.
  • 16 0
 Is there any update on her status?
  • 1 0
 I hope so too. I was near the bottom when they were getting her into the cart to get down to the ambulance. She was in a lot of pain. After talking to a course marshal, there was a slight misunderstanding at first about how badly hurt she was.
  • 16 1
 @mtb1101: Absolutely gutted for Jess. One of the rising stars of our sport. She has a fractured lower leg & possibly fractured wrist & collarbone.
  • 4 7
 I was right there where she crashed and it was a complete fail that the next two riders weren't stopped by the marshals. There were 1 minute gaps at the time so tell other riders on course. I heard she broke her femur and messed up her shoulder
  • 2 0
 @THEBIKEFIX: wow, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
  • 2 1
 @llaama: she crashed at the bottom. The next rider was already on track.
  • 50 3
 @tim-from-pa: you do understand that that means that the marshall at the point where Jessica crashed had about 60 seconds to assess whether the situation called for a course hold, which also needs to be communicated to all the marshals further up on the course to be effective at all, which may not even be that marshal's call, thereby having to decide whether to interfere with the whole race and potentially the whole season, or whether Jessica could be safely moved of the course and be looked after outside the tape, while they would probably also be asking why they volunteered for the sh*** job in the first place....

Yes, this is a 6 line sentence, and it probably took you about as long to read and to discipher before deciding whether to hit reply as that marshal had to make their much more consequential decision. I hope Jessica is alright and I am gutted for Mille, she was on her way to a great result, but I cannot see a complete fail on on anybody's part in this situation.
  • 3 2
 @tim-from-pa:
Agreed. We were right next to.the double double and the TWO flaggers decided to actively not flag because they though the rider couldn't stop there. This was after the words non responsive and clusterf*ck had come over the radio
  • 5 0
 @Andy-FFM: were you there? she was laying on the ground screaming right after the landing on the giant double near the finish. i guarantee there was plenty of time for the marshals to stop the riders on the flat just above where the last split was, the marshal up there even had his red flag out before the next rider but barely waved it and let two girls go right past him
  • 3 0
 @tim-from-pa: I was there. I was a course marshal a good bit higher on the mountain (just below where the course crossed the lift). A few observations:
1. we were basically told red flags are last resort. reserved for un-responsive riders in the racing line. That makes you hesitant to pull it out.
2. it takes a while for the communication to make it up the mountain to all the marshals from the chief marshal, we do the best we can but we're all volunteers with different perceptions of what is the correct action to take. If UCI wants paid marshals that all have experience etc, they can do that but honestly it worked. Aside from the injured rider, the course got closed and only 2 other riders were on the course at the time.
3. the two riders that went past me with my red flag, IN THE TRACK and directly in their face, were very clearly just heading down to catch the lift back up. They were very aware of the red flag. Stopping right at the red flag does them no good. They have to get down somehow.. I was frustrated at first that they didn't stop but in hindsight it makes sense.
4. red flags basically at the end of the track are the worst scenario (from a race management standpoint), as you are much more likely to have other riders on course. Had this happened at the cupcake road gap up at the tip top, this would have turned out very different.

my two cents...
  • 73 0
 Update on Jess Blewitt after her horrible crash. Jess has a broken femur requiring surgery. She also has a broken collarbone, wrist , cracked rib & two small cracks in her lower back fortunately none of which require surgery. Healing vibes to Jess from all of us in the riding community.
  • 4 1
 Crazy none of the other injuries require surgery. But the sound of someone breaking a femur is always the worst thing ever. Hate that I watched it live and couldn't know ahead of time. Hope that girl takes all the time she can in offseason to ease back into things. It's a lifestyle-altering crash to say the least.
  • 1 19
flag zyoungson (Sep 19, 2021 at 0:44) (Below Threshold)
 They need to sort the track out. Too many injuries & mechanicals this time around.
  • 4 0
 Thanks Mark
  • 10 0
 @zyoungson: it's a downhill track. It's meant to challenge. Take out the rocks, roots and jumps and you have a bike trail. We could all race that type of track. I did notice before Jess's crash, in the pedal section, her front tire looked a bit soft. I replayed it in slo-mo. She bump jumped a tree root, leaned to the left, just like a handful of other riders did. But, it sent her kinda to the right, which it shouldn't have. When her front wheel landed, it still went to the right, not sure if it was a rock or soft front tire that caused it. Looked like she was maybe cross rutted, and hit the lip kinda sideways and suspension fully compressed. I kinda think it was tire related. I've had stuff like that happen before with a soft front, it's a guessing game where you're going. That's just some bad luck. Hope she heals up and comes back stronger.
  • 5 0
 @oldschool43: I too had a good look about fifty times in slo-mo on Youtube and you are spot on about her tyres moving around and they played a part in what happened next, which I think I've figured out. Her tyres drifted just as she's approached the lip, they've slid to the right as if she's gonna Bubba scrub the jump. As she's hit the transition of the jump, she wasn't able to put weight into the bars and her bars have come up under her chin. Essentially, her legs compressed the rear suspension but her arms did not compress the fork. So as she's going off the lip, the rear suspension has decompressed but the front suspension did not since it wasn't compressed at all, which means she is tipped forward and on such a long jump she just kept rotating while airborne.

And note this has nothing to do with rear rebound being too fast like people say on Friday fails, it is about a massive imbalance in decompression fore and aft which started a rotation as she's coming off the lip.

If I'm travelling at speed to a big hump, I can either absorb it with my arms and legs (I stay low), or I can push against the hump with my arms and legs and boost off it (I go high). But imagine what would happen if I absorbed it with my arms but boosted it with my legs? The front would stay low and the rear would go high = me getting airborne and rotating around my Z-axis. I think that's what happened to poor Jessica.

Obviously I'm not her, and there is no statement from her AFAIK, but this is how it looks to me at 0.25 speed at 22s on this video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxB0LzVoPQ
  • 3 0
 Hugs and healing to Jess Blewitt! She had a complete ripper of a run before the mishap! What a talent. Wishing for full recovery and good spirits.
  • 55 0
 I can't believe what I just saw. Pompom dumped in on a flat turn to lose the overall...
  • 24 0
 Genuinely just gasped out loud when I saw it happen! What an awful way to lose the race. As they say though, that's racing!
  • 9 34
flag c-radicallis (Sep 18, 2021 at 11:14) (Below Threshold)
 Commençal team just f*cking up in every way possible. I can't believe it, but it has been quite hilarious actually and a reminder of the exciting things to come from the battle for the mans title.
  • 11 1
 @c-radicallis: "Commencal team"? They've got SIX TEAMS racing the WC this season. And they're doing well. Crashes happen. Still, how many riders do they get on the overall podium?
  • 2 22
flag singlerider (Sep 18, 2021 at 14:53) (Below Threshold)
 Exactly... Loris is such a nice guy, and to be fair, I'm tired of Bruni! So sad that he and Daprela didn't get this overall.
  • 2 7
flag c-radicallis (Sep 18, 2021 at 15:10) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: Given the context i tought it was very obvious that was referring to the Commençal Vallnord team but now you know.
  • 55 1
 Bruni must not feel pressure to perform. The way that man brings it when it really matters never ceases to amaze.
  • 20 1
 Yeah, he's an alien...
...and congratulations to Luca Shaw for his 5th place; this guy is more and more in touch with the best riders and will certainly shine in a near future... he's a good lad Smile
  • 8 0
 @danstonQ: Yes, congrats to Luca! I hope this gives a confidence boost so he can be a consistent podium threat again like he seemed to be a few seasons ago. Disappointed for Loris, but Loic is a worthy winner.
  • 4 1
 @danstonQ: son of l'ET
  • 10 0
 There is not feeling pressure and then there is dealing with pressure. Remember when Bruni kept crashing when leading a few years ago and everyone was saying the opposite? He's got his mental game well sorted.
  • 4 0
 @danstonQ: yeah cool to see Luca do well, he had such a great energy in the last Wyn TV, seemed like he was feeling on his game
  • 2 0
 For some people pressure is performance enhancing fuel, for most others it will crush you
  • 1 0
 maximum chad energy
  • 50 4
 Vali even got the uncensored "f*ck" across haha. True champ
  • 22 1
 Watch Loic's post race interview. FUCK YES
  • 21 0
 Troy Brosnan: Hold my Vegemite on toast.
  • 38 0
 LOL Troy with the choice language for Bruni at the end.
  • 24 4
 So many F-bombs Rob stopped apologizing. It's the go-to word nowadays. The Puritan Era is coming to an end.
  • 19 0
 Reminds me of the first thing he said to Gwin after the chainless win: "You motherf___r"

But he's Australian, so...
  • 1 0
 What did he say? Lost this
  • 24 0
 @singlerider: "You motherf____r got me. Point four you f___king c__________t!!! [indecipherable] happy, so... f___ing happy, so good work, good work."

I think the vibe of those one or two words I can't decipher means Troy thought he himself had had a good run and was happy with it, "so good work, good work" to Loic.

It's at 1:55:40 in the Red Bull replay.
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: hahahahaha such a nice report
  • 38 2
 Vali’s f-bomb was classic.
  • 74 3
 It seems strange from here that in the US you can have freedom and assault rifles, but cannot say fück.
Cheers!
  • 27 2
 @likehell: you’re totally right, it is strange. American culture is very schizophrenic. And in some ways it hasn’t come far from its Puritan roots.
  • 24 0
 Troy Brosnan...hold my beer
  • 12 1
 @chris-brown225: loic took that championship too
  • 3 1
 @chris-brown225: Hold my mother flipping beer
  • 17 0
 @chris-brown225: Troy can say whatever he wants after putting in a run like that and coming second!

I love how candid he is on the podium. At last years World Champs the way he congratulated Reece was such pure Aussie!
  • 3 0
 @joshroppo: he seems so genuine, loved that moment
  • 34 1
 shout out to the chick dressed as hand sanitiser lmao

Hope Blewitt is alright although seeing that crash, definately a trip to hospital Frown hope the damage isn't too serious!
  • 42 7
 Man, those Atherton kits look like shit!
  • 10 3
 Too true. Makes the team look like crash test dummies.
  • 4 2
 @Swordfish23: I keep wanting to see a Creamsicle logo on those euro pajamas they got for riding kit LOL
  • 3 0
 Reminiscent of okapi legs
  • 2 0
 Like the classic Pittsburgh Pirates uniform.
  • 5 1
 You aren't kidding. I love the Athertons and their team riders, but they should lose the stripes and just go with a solid color.
  • 1 0
 @llaama: I wonder if Brookes been secretly wearing that kit under the Mondraker strip then?
  • 1 0
 My partner's call is the look like whos from Whoville. And now I can't unsee it!
  • 1 0
 You're just mad because someone dropped a house on your sister.
  • 35 0
 Gutted for Reece. Nice one Bruni though!
  • 23 0
 He'd have been in for a chance at the top spot for sure!!! Gutting but he can end this season knowing he was right on the pace. So happy for SuperBruni though, I can never be sad to see him do well! so deserved!
  • 35 0
 We're gonna miss you Sick Mick!!!!!!!! Mad onions
  • 6 0
 His post race interview had me almost in tears… He had my support when I saw him in earthed 5
  • 28 0
 I can’t put into words how great following DH-racing is - since like forever.

Almost every race, every world cup final have been nailbiters with so much great energy all around.

Thankful for all this and - may it continue to be humble, respectful and full of stoke!
  • 26 1
 Angel needs at least 1 sponsor on his helmet!!!!! He is displaying it prominently on the podium but it's all black. Good for the kid - he's had some bad luck eith injuries as have many others - top 10 overall and a 3rd. here Good job!!!
  • 16 0
 Yes, Angel, great to see him end the season with his best ever result!
  • 3 0
 It's true, and if you look at the division before landing on the Val Di Sole floor, you'll see that Angel had a similar time to Greg's. Greetings.
  • 27 0
 So f ing happy for Bruni. Brosnan is the probably the friendliest and the most consistent rider he really deserves more wins. Daprela and Vergier so close.
  • 13 0
 Troy Brosnan = real Fair play in this situation.
  • 12 1
 @arcyeti: Troy Brosnan being the ambassador Australia needs now that the French Ambassador had been pulled out of Australia. And on US soil too.
  • 2 0
 @iamamodel: Bike diplomacy doesn't need ambassador contrary to politics... fortunately mountainbike seems still out of policy litigation ! That's why this sport is breathable Wink
  • 1 0
 Same here. So cool to see Bruni win it all again at snowshoe. He's got to love this track by now haha.
  • 25 0
 Loic gonna be hurtin tomorrow morning... And it won't be from 6 days of racing... Grats to the super frenchie
  • 20 0
 Win or lose, he'll be on the booze.
  • 25 0
 Johnset gets red flagged for the second race in a row. Arg
  • 2 0
 For those of not watching - what happened?
  • 5 0
 @kev-bike: Jess Blewitt had a huge crash.
  • 4 0
 @kev-bike: Jess Blewitt had a terrible crash ahead of her
  • 1 1
 @kev-bike: She was bucked on a big double and went over the bars, hit the backside of the landing
  • 1 0
 @Burningbird: And on top of her!
  • 4 0
 Nina Hoffman got red flagged as well. This is a long course hold. Scary stuff.
  • 3 0
 @kev-bike: INSANITY! I had to get up a couple hours later than I usually do to watch - make the commitment!
  • 8 0
 Johnset's time at split 4 on that first race run today was 3:24.076 (which was just before she was stopped). On her second race run she was 3:22.572 at split 4.
  • 3 0
 @paulcd: yeah I made a note of times to compare. Pretty amazed that she did pretty much a full run and race pace and had half an hour to recover to go again and hit it hard. Pretty strong effort
  • 1 0
 @src248: is there any update on Blewitt’s condition?
  • 4 0
 @rrice: scroll down for an update from THEBIKEFIX. Not good but could have been worse I guess. Heal up quick Jess.
  • 21 1
 WHAT IS UP WITH SNOWSHOE!? Vali takes 2 wins and an overall off of big mistakes by the clear favorite. Obviously its the last race so it's likely to be exciting but the last second drama and overall changes. Amazing. Grats to that young lady.
  • 25 1
 Snowshoe must hate Commencal. And Fox.
  • 19 3
 @NeilMackie: end enve
  • 11 1
 @kanasasa: And current World Champions.
  • 8 0
 That's racing and that's why we fucking love it. Hell of a race, both the women's and mens!
  • 24 0
 Snowshoe, West Virginia, the course that ate the World Cup
  • 23 2
 Izabela, the humble champion!! Very similar to a young GOAT, from decades ago….. just sayin
  • 16 2
 Congratulations Izabela. Well deserved. What a promising champion!
  • 7 23
flag inside-plus (Sep 18, 2021 at 8:58) (Below Threshold)
 What? how can you compare someone who's just started world cups to goat. Jfc
  • 4 2
 @TobiasHandcock: reading comprehension much?
  • 3 1
 @TobiasHandcock: Yung GOAT - Lil' GOAT - feel him now?
  • 15 0
 Pretty cool watching Vali grow as a rider through the season because of the first two rounds' catastrophes. She seems to be in a better place for it. Also, would've almost been underwhelming if she'd come in and dominated from the start like people expected; same outcome end of season, but much more hard-fought and exciting.
  • 12 1
 Absolutely, she really turned it around. It was nice to see a 20 years old learn so fast and get back into a positive groove and start enjoying riding again and subsequently winning again. She was visibly making an effort to be more positive and engaged with her fellow riders. A real positive story. Was critical of her myself, as were others, but couldn't be happier for her now. Can't wait to see her in 2022, she'll be unstoppable. Would be nice to see her and Myriam to head to head at every round.
  • 2 0
 @mccarthyp: I hope Noga charges for the good vibes Cool
  • 18 0
 Oh my! Happy Austria- congrats Vali!!! Well done
  • 7 0
 Amazing!! What a race!
  • 15 0
 That red flag is lasting far too long Frown i really hope she is ok
  • 12 0
 Wow what drama. Congratulations Vali! That's why we get out of bed at all hours to watch live sport. (OK I'm on the west coast so got out of bed at 9:30am for this one, but you get the idea).
  • 5 0
 Nice hours indeed. What a fvkkin women's race for the overall.
  • 17 1
 Bikes, YAY!
  • 15 0
 Amaury Pierron Is an absolute animal..
  • 20 5
 Bugger off bruni let out boi win
  • 15 0
 Gotta feel for Troy always right there!
  • 5 1
 @pbfan08: yeah definitely hey. Woke up at 2am to watch it and cried myself back to sleep hahaha
  • 14 0
 Luca shaw with fifth and a broken wrist feels like it would be the story of the day on any other day.
  • 14 2
 Wow Rob just jinxed Pompom. Heartbreaking for her but congrats to Vali! Wow what a crazy turn of events!!!
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flag Nuss-95 (Sep 18, 2021 at 16:01) (Below Threshold)
 Pompom jinxed herself. She already had makeup and lipstick on under the helmet. She was thinking she won already.
  • 13 0
 Now THAT'S what you call a season finale!
  • 10 0
 What’s up with the finish line camera man doing son/flips with the camera? I see how you can be bored filming and not riding but you’re not making this better for anyone…
  • 4 0
 Rolls…
  • 14 0
 its like its his first time with a red bull provided gimbal and he's having the time of his life... weeeeee
  • 11 0
 Really curious where Reece would have finished had he not lost that chain. He had a very small shot at the overall. Would have made Loics run even more exciting.
  • 11 0
 Tuhuto almost held the Benz- 3rd in the key section with only Finn and Bruni going quicker. Boy should be proud. Bring on the 2022 season.
  • 10 0
 Jackson takes the series tittle! Now I can’t wait for his trackside coverage of the elite men’s, kid is a Swiss Army knife!
  • 14 2
 Did rob just say legs full of lactate?
  • 13 1
 Yeah, cos that also means lactic acid not breast milk. Always caused a giggle in school when we did the beep test and the PE teacher would say we'd be building up lactate.
  • 2 0
 @kylar: "not just breast milk" I meant to type.
  • 4 1
 AKA lactic acid - waste product of anaerobic respiration in animals
  • 13 1
 Gotta feel bad for Pompom, but holy shit i'm so glad Vali won.
  • 15 2
 APPLEGATE CONSPIRACY!!!
  • 3 1
 I really want an update on the condition of the apple, can we get someone trackside?
  • 5 1
 @chris-brown225: The apple got hairlifted and is currently having a surgery. We wish it a juicy recovery.
  • 6 0
 Can we get an in-cider?
  • 8 0
 What an event! both Mens and Womens, absolute top class racing!!! Great venue great track and brilliant to see and hear so many brilliant fans! Such a great end to the season. Such a long time till the start of the next though...
  • 10 0
 Tristan Lemire consistently getting closer to the top! Congratulations young man, you are doing awesome!!
  • 3 0
 Jackson, Tristan and Finn. Canada is going to be dominating the podium soon!
  • 4 0
 Somebody get Kirk McDowell overseas! Under the radar. 20th, and I believe 34th in the first race
  • 2 0
 @trickland: Yep consistently great, and the BC champ. I think its McDowall tho with an A !
  • 10 0
 OVERALL… going down on the last turn of the first two races ain’t that bad. Good on ya Vali!
  • 9 1
 Very strange - during the live feed Vali didn't come into the frame and they didn't show her for a long stretch. I was pretty sure she had gone down! Crazy finish - congrats to all. Where my conspiracy theorists at?
  • 8 0
 I think Rob said, they switched to showing more of the last riders' runs which messed with the timing of when we saw the start. They basically showed Vali's start earlier than they should have so had to wait for most of a minute for her to come to the first timing split. You can see how it works if you watch the UCI live timing at the same time as the TV feed. Related to this, it sounded from something Warner said that because of the delay from the women's race we got to see more of the earlier male starters.
  • 5 0
 @The-Foiling-Optimist: Thanks - good intel. I was glad she hadn't crashed when the feed sync'd up
  • 10 0
 How smooth was that run?! Loic looked like he was riding on 300 mm of travel!
  • 11 2
 Vali did a reverse Daprela. Congrats to her. gutted for Pompon.
  • 10 3
 Damn you Warner!! Missed the girls race and no replay is available yet. Warner’s first sentence on the men’s race? “Congratulations to Vali Holl” FML
  • 1 5
flag anonimous666 (Sep 18, 2021 at 11:11) (Below Threshold)
 A Valentina venceu a prova e o titulo.. a M.Nicole caiu e ficou em 7o
  • 1 2
 @anonimous666: qq isso cara
  • 3 2
 Set your alarm next year.
  • 8 1
 What a great race... I had Angel and Reece on my team. They both did great! 4 of my men's elite in the top 10!!! Congrats to Loic Bruni... that was a beast of a run!
  • 2 0
 Wonder if Reece would have smoked that 2 sec gap with chain... My bed is yes!
  • 9 0
 Congrats to @bencathro . I wish we had seen your run!
  • 8 3
 Again. Warner refers to the location of today’s race as the west coast? WTH? Geography is more important than weed to some but not him today!! Party on brobrah’s!!!
  • 14 0
 It's west coaster than East Virginia.
  • 9 1
 Congrats Vali Höll for winning the overall!!!!
  • 8 0
 Vali made that track look smooth. That was a surreal run for her.
  • 7 0
 Cathro just shy of the 40 points for next year? Gotta hit up a couple points in the winter scene
  • 8 0
 Kia kaha Jessica, Ka pai Tuhoto. Made us proud.
  • 9 3
 Congrats Jackson on the overall! Bummed he missed 1st today by a 10th of a second!
  • 7 1
 What a run for Vali! Looked like she was the fastest out there today even if Myriam hadn't crashed!
  • 3 0
 I wonder if there's enough material to make stats regarding high pivot, with flats for instance : Imagine the difference of force going through a tire that's moving forward to climb a sharp rock, and one that's on a rearward path.
  • 2 1
 This is a good point. With a rearward axle path, the wheel still has to confront the square edge at some point and the further forward the riders mass is from the rear wheel the more it's pulling the wheel into the square edge
  • 10 3
 Damn two treks that broke chains??
  • 10 3
 Trek doesn’t make chains bro… unless your trying to blame the idler pulleys which a couple editors here may agree with you .
  • 9 1
 @pbfan08: When I read his statement, at no point did I interpret it as trek making the chains. Two treks did break chains. They were likely sram XX1, but they were still on the trek platform.
  • 9 0
 It looked like Reece just dropped the chain not brake it. I blame the idler..
  • 2 1
 Trying not to spoil anything if you haven’t seen the short track yet but another broken Trek chain at the start line! That is crazy, actually.
  • 3 1
 Let me re-phrase: not “a broken Trek chain” but “a broken chain on a Trek”
  • 1 0
 Wonder if Reece would have smoked that 2 sec gap with chain... My bed is yes.
  • 1 0
 @PauRexs: This is getting steamy!
  • 2 0
 @PauRexs: I bet he would. A real bummer.
  • 7 0
 Gutted for Finn, he was on pace. Congrats to Bruni! What a crazy season!
  • 7 0
 Angel Suarez tercero!!! Brutal!!! enhorabuena!!! Awesome race!!
  • 8 1
 Loic’s performance, and F bomb… classic
  • 6 0
 One of the all time great races.
  • 6 0
 Really gutted for the Commencal/Muc-Off Team considering the WC Overall...
  • 6 2
 I'm loving Elliot's commentary this season but hey Red Bull tv, can we get some slow sexy zoom-in shots of Rob too?!? (or is there still Sharpie in that beard?)
  • 4 6
 Agreed Elliot has become a good commentator, he has developed and improved a lot over the season. Tracy on the other hand... It's hard to listen to, I really want her to get better as it is good to get the female racers perspective during the women's race, but the commentary isn't great.
  • 2 1
 @ODY89: yeah she always say the same thing over and over.
But commenting isn't easy. Friends will give feedback and she will improve.
  • 1 0
 @t-stoff: yeah agreed I'm sure it is very tricky to do. And I hope that if Red Bull are sticking with her then they provide with some training to help the process as they have for Rob
  • 6 0
 Incredible highs and lows in the women's race. Emotional overload.
  • 6 0
 Although it was a bit of a scuffed season, holy shit it was a special one.
  • 6 0
 Félicitations à SUPER_BRUNI !
  • 5 0
 Any updates on Jess Blewitt? They never mentioned her again after the red flag (at least that I recall)
  • 3 0
 Absolutely gutted for Jess. One of the rising stars of our sport! She has a fractured lower leg & possibly a fractured wrist & collarbone.
  • 4 0
 @THEBIKEFIX: that obviously really sucks but honestly - seeing that crash I thought it could have been way worse….
  • 4 0
 @THEBIKEFIX: she was killing it too 6 seconds up. Hope she has a full recovery and makes a comeback.
  • 5 0
 What a race great job Vali!
  • 5 1
 GMT is not equal to BST you knobs, missed the women’s race thanks! Rant over, much love.
  • 2 2
 See the headline on PB - Don;t read this article - watch the Replay on redbulltv.com - ya big dummy! Hugs
  • 5 1
 Has any other man or woman won the World Cup in their first season? Vali was amazeballs all week.
  • 4 0
 Technically it's her second season, but yea it kinda is the first time she got to race elites.
  • 6 1
 Nicolas Vouilloz won the overall in 1995; technically this wasn’t his first elite season in the World Cup because, I believe, Juniors and Elite Men weren’t separate categories in the World Cup back then. But in 1994 he was still a junior in the World Champs race (where a separate category existed). If I remember righty he had the fastest time of the day, faster than Francois Gachet, who won the elite men category.
  • 1 12
flag cheaterbruni (Sep 18, 2021 at 15:52) (Below Threshold)
 If Nico were young, competing with all of these right now, he wouldn't have won half of what he did. Now there are no secrets, neither in training, nor in nutrition nor in engineering. All equality.
  • 1 12
flag cheaterbruni (Sep 18, 2021 at 18:17) (Below Threshold)
 @fjm35 I INSIST !! If Nico was young, competing with all of these right now, he wouldn't have won half of what he did. Now there are no secrets, neither in training, nor in nutrition nor in engineering. All equality.
  • 1 10
flag cheaterbruni (Sep 18, 2021 at 18:22) (Below Threshold)
 @fjm35much more merit to earn in the days of Gwin and Rachel than Nico and Anne Caroline. We all know it.
  • 2 0
 Anne Caro
  • 3 0
 @cheaterbruni: what you're saying is a pure nonsense, as well as your pseudo by the way.
  • 2 0
 I am BUZZING for this main event! Right down to the wire, racing doesn't get any better than this. I also may have had a fair amount of beers by now, which could be helping Big Grin
  • 4 0
 The more runs I watch the more I cringe at the Vittoria flat drop. Just seems so gnarly with the speed they're carrying.
  • 5 0
 The one and only... Super Bruni
  • 6 0
 BRUUUNNIII!
  • 5 0
 What a roller coaster ride. Best day of racing ever?
  • 6 1
 You can't beat 2019 Snowshoe. Every split Danny past changed the overall standings. It was nerve wracking top to bottom. Whereas Daprela was probably in a hospital bed by the time the race started. Was wild to watch Loris and Loic come down though. Snowshoe makes for a hell of a last race.
  • 5 0
 Adios Mick! Great race to end a career on though
  • 3 0
 I think you could hear the screams from Jessica Blewitt through the live feed after that crash. That was awful to see, hoping for the best.
  • 6 0
 That was givin me PTSD. I think a lot of us have been through a traumatic stack. I NEVER watch friday fails. Every now and then you just come across a video of something like that and it's awful. You know how tough these athletes are, what they go through regularly, so to be stuck on the ground and only be able to holler in pain... And then the long delay, it's chilling. Hope she gets all the treatment and time needed to ease back in with the offseason. Insane what some riders storm through, like Luca riding with fractured wrist. I can't imagine. Especially at Snowshoe jesus...
  • 2 0
 Someone else wrote that she broke her femur, wrist, collar bone and back, so yeh....screams!!! Bloody ouch!
  • 1 0
 Any off season team rumours gonna start then, you have to wonder if Syndicate will be looking at Tuhoto as he is seriously fast, in fact the whole Union set up seems to be going well, racing faster than they were. Huge respect to Steel City Media for that set up!
  • 5 0
 that crash holy shit
  • 5 0
 Seagrave looking pinned.
  • 6 0
 Vali's lines were insane. Seemed like the same pace but objectively better lines. Even had a rough leap off the rock drop and still put serious time into Tahnee.
  • 9 4
 VALENTINAAAA ! Yeeaahhh
  • 6 2
 Yeah, she was in better mental form than Myriam, learned a lot from Leogang. Great run!
  • 5 2
 2 last corner curses. 2 last race wins. Wins the overall. Vali is an absolute beast!
  • 19 15
 Is it me, or all the other girls just can't stand Valentina?
  • 14 13
 Because they know she's gonna dominate for the next few years.
  • 30 7
 No doubt she's super talented, but she seems quite similar to the way Gwin was. In a great mood with everyone when she's doing well but doesn't seem to have much time for the other girls when she isn't, maybe that's why they aren't as friendly with her? What do I know though, I'm just a viewer on the sidelines, it could be completely different!
  • 15 12
 She isn't exactly Humble
  • 10 5
 At least they are polite enough to congratulate her...
  • 15 6
 Vali is super talented, hyper confident and just won overalls in her first season. What's not to like? :-)
  • 14 0
 There are plenty of other riders there that seem to be happy to congratulate her, at least based on the feed.
  • 5 1
 It shows that you do not know me either of the two.
  • 6 3
 It is lonely at the top.
  • 13 3
 Only Tahnee - Myrian has been very nice to her. Don;t know what the bad blood is with Seagrave. Rachel wasn;t the most friendly with Tahnee either when she began challenging her. These women are competitors and not all feel like tossing the heart emojis around
  • 16 2
 As far as I can see they all get along well. Valentina has made a lot of effort to fit in and enjoy riding and the competition, seems like she is fitting in very well. A lot of nerves and pressure today, plus the red flag will have unsettled everyone, and they'll no doubt be upset to have one of their fellow riders have such a massive accident. Everyone was a little stunned at the end, even us viewers. As far as I can see Valentina is polite and is visibly making an effort to be a good sport. Looking forward to seeing her next season. Sorry for Myriam as that must be hard to take - I am sure she'll be back stronger than ever next season.
  • 9 0
 @suspended-flesh: Tahnee and Vali were chatting in the hot seats.
  • 2 0
 @beermtb: I did notice that.
  • 5 0
 She is friendly with most of them in her VLogs.
  • 2 2
 If it's you. She gets along well with the group, especially the French.
  • 2 1
 I think she’s just feeling the pressure. It can’t be relaxing.
  • 7 1
 Its just you. What a stupid thing to say.
  • 3 1
 Don't know, but I would recommend to every contender to do as Sir Minaar does waiting to celebrate till the rider finished and not jump straight after competitor had bad luck...
  • 1 1
 And most importantly, he has a lot of room for improvement, the injury in Leogang 2020 slowed his progression, and then the mental factor played bad moments. We are facing a true champion of generational spare parts that will make us excited in the future. Greetings.
  • 12 10
 Angel with a monster run, Elliott just blathering away on the commentary about some sh*t. Williamson goes down, Elliott can't stop giggling. WTF
  • 9 3
 Seems to be how he handles situation where he doesn't know what to say, as Rob talks about the horrible crash in the womens race and elliott goes for a cheeky giggle... Just... Why
  • 10 11
 Really kind of disrespectfull commenting from elliot today, first few rides ist was just some random blablabla after barely mentioning the riders name.
  • 19 6
 Elliott's commentating is great. Nice to have someone doing something other than just saying what is happening on screen. We can all see that already and Warner has it covered. Co coms is best when I gives background info and hype. Best thing to happen to the race coverage getting him onboard
  • 9 5
 @hitmansam: I can‘t listen to Elliot. So disrespectful to riders and too much giggling.
  • 10 2
 The fact that he laughed about Blewitt's crash should disqualify him from ever doing commentary again.
  • 3 0
 @SuperGeek: didn't see the women's race. Did that actually happen? If so, very poor judgement.
  • 8 3
 Very frustrating listening to these fill ins with Rob, even Nigel Page back in the Freecaster days was better in-sync with Rob than Claudio, Elliot or Tracey... Claudio just makes annoying noises, talks over Rob and contradicts him all the time, and if he's right when Rob's wrong he just doesn't let it go in every comment. Elliot just giggles and makes noises all the time too, has some good insights but overall doesnt offer much at all, worse than Claudio Tracey again always buts in with Rob and always saying sorry, keeps repeating the same thing over and over and stumbling over her words, the worst of the bunch. Reece Wilson on the other hand.... he has a long successful dh career ahead of him but will be a great replacement for Rob when the time comes, I'd love to hear Gee or Grandad in the box with Rob too, I think they would both be great
  • 2 0
 @ctd07: the part that annoys me is that not every one is suited or good to improvise and comment on live tv, still instead of searching and trialling for talents they just stick on what's in and that's it. I think every new face will improve with time, but some people are just good naturally, you don't need to force anyone as there are plenty of people to fill in.
  • 1 0
 @ctd07: Guys did you watch/hear the World's trough Eurosport or other none RB channels? World never going to be perfect. This commentors in RB I ll say it's some of the best all around sports shows... They are doing school around...
  • 2 2
 One of few times where the results where such a big anticlimactic. Myriam have been on a class of her own all season but those little misstakes really made the difference. At least she’s not injured and will be back even stronger next season.
  • 5 2
 How long before Goldstone goes elite?
  • 2 0
 Probably not long lol
  • 9 0
 He's got one more full season in junior
  • 3 0
 And always focused on freeride in the past I believe
  • 6 2
 @G3V162F: freeride is king, just doesnt pay the bills....
  • 2 0
 @G3V162F: plus media, sponsor promotions, events; he definitely does it all!
  • 2 0
 @mitch1616: at the top levels it probably does, just like DH
  • 2 0
 He's going to be bigger and stronger next year, too. I expect he'll crush the other juniors, and likely be looking up to pace with the elite men.
  • 3 0
 Wow Tristan Lemire! Félicitations pr la 4e plaçe!!
  • 6 2
 OMG. Val wins overall!
  • 4 0
 Insane!!!
  • 3 0
 Is it the first time Sammy G beat BK?
  • 4 0
 Angel killin it!
  • 3 0
 So happy to have attended this race. Our sport rules. That is all.
  • 3 0
 That American crowd was great. Glad to see so many out there attending.
  • 2 0
 These last few runs are terrifyingly fast. Can't wait for the mens race!
  • 5 3
 This is the gnarliest track I've seen yet.
  • 4 9
flag loamfarmer (Sep 18, 2021 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 Is this the first time you’ve watched a race?
  • 2 0
 All coming down to the last riders. What a great race.
  • 2 0
 Did Snowhoe 2021 set a new UCI record for crashes?
  • 3 0
 Super bruni!!!!
  • 1 0
 Wow, both downhill and enduro results streaming in together!
  • 1 0
 Weird cant seem to find live timing for mens elite?
  • 1 0
 Watch the replay
  • 4 3
 Wyn Masters in front of Loris Vergier!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL RIGHT!!!
  • 1 0
 What a Race! what a awesome Season!
  • 1 0
 Man what an amazing race once again! So happy for Bruni.
  • 2 3
 This is a really dangerous track.
  • 19 1
 Wouldn’t be if people weren’t rushing through it… finish line is not going anywhere folks…
  • 1 0
 Aren’t they all…
  • 1 2
 He’s 17 I think.
  • 1 2
 KhS could have won this
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