Final Results: Leogang World Cup DH 2021

Jun 12, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Taj was inspired to draw this after watching the live feed


The results are in from the first DH World Cup of 2021 in Leogang. Check out the full results and live updates from the racing below.




Results:


Elite Women


1st. Camille Balanche: 4:07.850
2nd. Vali Höll: 4:09.262
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 4:09.321
4th. Marine Cabirou: 4:13.728
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 4:16.530


Elite Men


1st: Troy Brosnan: 3:26.019
2nd: Thibaut Daprela: 3:27.254
3rd: Amaury Pierron: 3:27.497
4th: Reece Wilson: 3:27.917
5th: Benoit Coulanges: 3:28.253



Junior Women


1st. Sophie Gutohrle: 4:44.565
2nd. Leona Pierrini: 4:55.120
3rd. Izabela Yankova: 4:59.436
4th. Ella Erickson: 5:15.685
5th. Anastasia Thiele: 5:20.790


Junior Men


1st. Pau Menoyo Busquets: 3:44.655
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 3:45.200
3rd. Dennis Luffman: 3:46.328
4th. Jordan Williams: 3:48.172
5th. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 3:48.431




Full Results:

Elite Women



Elite Men



Junior Women



Junior Men



Live Race Updates:


1:23 am PDT:

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

The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PST 03:30 / EST 06:30 / GMT 11:30 / CET 12:30

The Elite Men will start at: PST 04:30 / EST 07:30 / GMT 12:30 / CEST 13:30





3:30 am PDT:

Mathilde Bernard kicks off the Elite Women's racing as she heads out of the start gate to take on the wild Leogang course.





3:35 am PDT:

Mathilde Bernard completes the first Elite run of the day with a time of 4:33.918, this is 17.094 seconds off the top qualifier of Vali Höll.





3:37 am PDT:

Emilie Siegenthaler takes a huge chunk of time away from Bernard as she crosses the line over 13 seconds up.





3:40 am PDT:

With 10 Elite Women left to go the top five is:

1st: Emilie Siegenthaler: 4:20.667
2nd: Raphaela Richter: 4:30.656
3rd: Mathilde Bernard: 4:33.918
4th: Frida Ronning: 4:34.512
5th: Mille Johnset: 4:54.026





3:47 am PDT:

Mikayla Parton finishes her run 13 seconds back from the current leader Emilie Siegenthaler.





3:49 am PDT:

Veronika Widmann was on a great run but after slipping out slightly on a root in the woods section she loses a few seconds and falls just under four seconds back by the time she reaches the bottom of the course.





3:50 am PDT:

Tahnee Seagrave sets the fastest run so far by four seconds despite having some sketchy moments in the woods. Tahnee's time just passes the faster qualifier from yesterday.





3:56 am PDT:

After having a clean run through the woods Monika Hrastnik goes fastest by over seven seconds.





3:57 am PDT:

With 5 Elite Women left to go the top five is:

1st: Monika Hrastnik: 4:09.321
2nd: Tahnee Seagrave: 4:16.530
3rd: Emilie Siegenthaler: 4:20.667
4th: Veronika Widmann: 4:24.449
5th: Raphaela Richter: 4:30.656





3:59 am PDT:

Camille Balanche has an incredible run to back up her World Champs win last year as she is now fastest by 1.471 seconds.





4:03 am PDT:

Eleonora Farina can't match the top times and goes nine seconds back and into fourth place with three more riders to go.





4:07 am PDT:

After a few mistakes in her run Marine Cabirou couldn't match the pace of Camille Balanche and slots into third place, 5.878 seconds back.





4:09 am PDT:

Myriam Nicole comes off her bike just after the first few turns losing three seconds to Camille.





4:10 am PDT:

Myriam Nicole is off again in the woods! She is back up on her bike and making her way down the rest of the course.





4:12 am PDT:

Vali Höll is over three seconds up at the second split!





4:13 am PDT:

Heading into the woods Vali Höll has found 3.229 seconds on Camille Balanche. It will all come down to the woods section now.





4:15 am PDT:

Vali Höll crashes in sight of the finish line!





4:15 am PDT:

Camille Balanche wins once again in Leogang after an incredible run today.





4:30 am PDT:

The Elite Men are now on course with Pivot's Matt Walker taking the first run.





4:34 am PDT:

Matt Walker sets the first Elite Men's time of the day with a 4:07.719, this is over 30 seconds off Troy Brosnan's fastest qualifier.





4:35 am PDT:

Matt Walker is quickly knocked off the top spot by Johan Garcin who goes nearly 20 seconds faster.





4:38 am PDT:

Dylan Levesque now sets the fastest time so far as he crosses the line with a 3:40.251. A run good enough for second place in qualifying.





4:40 am PDT:

Making his way down the hill early today is George Brannigan who is the first rider to break the 3:40 barrier today as he goes fastest with a 3:37.395.





4:50 am PDT:

Kade Edwards lays down a wild run to pass Troy Brosnan's fastest qualifier by over two seconds.





5:00 am PDT:

Laurie Greenland lights up the timing board going green at every split and breaks the 3:30 barrier with a final time of 3:28.775.





5:00 am PDT:

Laurie Greenland lights up the timing board going green at every split and breaks the 3:30 barrier with a final time of 3:28.775.





5:04 am PDT:

With 30 Elite Men left to go the top five is:

1st: Laurie Greenland: 3:28.775
2nd: Kade Edwards: 3:31.987
3rd: Jure Zabjek: 3:32.597
4th: Andreas Kolb: 3:35.341
5th: Joe Breeden: 3:35.656





5:15 am PDT:

Amaury Pierron has a wild run down through the woods but he was able to keep his speed up and take the current top spot by just over a second.





5:22 am PDT:

Disaster for Loris Vergier as he gets a flat tire in the first split taking him out of the race for today.





5:27 am PDT:

With 20 Elite Men left to go the top five is:

1st: Amaury Pierron: 3:27.497
2nd: Laurie Greenland: 3:28.775
3rd: Greg Williamson: 3:30.081
4th: Bernard Kerr: 3:30.423
5th: Jacob Dickson: 3:31.904





5:36 am PDT:

Matt Walker looked to be on an amazing run but he lost over four seconds through the woods dropping him into ninth place.





5:39 am PDT:

Loic Bruni is another rider to have green splits going into the woods before losing the lead. Amaury Pierron must have done something special through here.





5:52 am PDT:

Benoit Coulanges pulls together a wild ride missing out on the top spot by 0.756 seconds!





5:55 am PDT:

Reece Wilson was incredibly fast through the woods but it is still not good enough to beat Amaury Pierron as he is 0.420 off the leader's pace.





6:00 am PDT:

Brook MacDonald goes down in the same place as Vali Höll after an amazing run.





6:01 am PDT:

With 10 Elite Men left to go the top five is:

1st: Amaury Pierron: 3:27.497
2nd: Reece Wilson: 3:27.917
3rd: Benoit Coulanges: 3:28.253
4th: Laurie Greenland: 3:28.775
5th: Loic Bruni: 3:29.893





6:06 am PDT:

Angel Suarez looked to be on a winning run but a small mistake in the woods pushes him down to 18th place.





6:17 am PDT:

Remi Thirion just makes it into the top five, 1.774 back from Amaury Pierron.





6:21 am PDT:

With 5 Elite Men left to go the top five is:

1st: Amaury Pierron: 3:27.497
2nd: Reece Wilson: 3:27.917
3rd: Benoit Coulanges: 3:28.253
4th: Laurie Greenland: 3:28.775
5th: Remi Thirion: 3:29.271





6:28 am PDT:

After heading into the woods over a second up Dakotah Norton loses a lot of time through the woods and crosses the line in 6th with three more riders to go.





6:29 am PDT:

Thibaut Daprela is on a rapid run with a two and a half second advantage at split three! While the woods are the deciding section of the course today this is quite a large advantage.





6:30 am PDT:

Thibaut Daprela makes a mistake in the woods but he is only 0.131 back at split 4.





6:31 am PDT:

Thibaut Daprela goes fastest by 0.243 seconds!





6:35 am PDT:

Danny Hart can't match Daprela's speed and goes across the line in fifth place.





6:38 am PDT:

Troy Brosnan goes fastest and takes the win at the first World Cup of 2021!






225 Comments

  • 238 4
 Congratulations on 2nd place Jackson Goldstone in your 1st World Cup!!
  • 96 2
 Pretty sick for riding a balance bike!
  • 10 22
flag Waldon83 (Jun 12, 2021 at 1:59) (Below Threshold)
 It is pretty sick, but it was always going to happen. Doesn't take anything away from the result, stella effort !!!!! Gwin came 10th in his first race, and nobody had even heard of him though.
  • 12 0
 @Waldon83: It's interesting, he's been around for so long its easy to forget he's only 17, considering he was hitting fest jumps last year or the year before.
  • 17 8
 @bretttippie: Good to see another Canadian making their way to the top of WC DH racing! Let's go boys & girls!!
  • 1 0
 @bashhard: Does he even pedal!
  • 3 1
 Incredible
  • 8 0
 plus another former wonderboy who's stepped up to the big dance: Finn @ 14th. Congrats!
  • 3 0
 mind blowing skill and a kid who seems to have his head on straight. Looking forward to seeing what he can do in the future.
  • 2 0
 Where it all began. Future's bright, as we said years ago
www.pinkbike.com/video/147106
  • 209 0
 Bulldog’s wallride transfer was sick!
  • 21 0
 Yeah it was. Highlight for me. Gutted he went down.
  • 11 2
 Same exact spot where Vali washed her front wheel too.
  • 11 4
 Nobody even came close to sending it onto the wall like that. Guy’s the definition of the word “epic.”
  • 9 0
 He is amazing. I’m surprised Pinkbike doesn’t highlight more how quick he has recovered from such a severe injury. He just recently could walk again!!
  • 2 1
 @SvenNorske: Right on. I suspect the real reason RedBull has not done a story yet is because there's no way to do it without bashing the MSA race organizers/staff for that piss poor mountain extraction....and RedBull don't want to do that as a partner/one of the lead series sponsors.
  • 2 2
 Is that the one out of the tunnel that Norton did a couple of years ago?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: yes, the one that Danny Hart did a few years ago
  • 1 0
 @Vyckinis: that's a breathtaking move.
  • 1 1
 @fattyheadshok: quite a few came close actually. But nobody landed it
  • 212 10
 I’m really digging Tracey’s commentary. She’s so enthusiastic and supportive of all the ladies. She’s a great addition.
  • 37 94
flag Beicpinc (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:22) (Below Threshold)
 Great rider but not my cup of tea!
  • 33 90
flag supermajo1 (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:29) (Below Threshold)
 I'm really not digging her commentary. great rider and a lovely person but I don't think she is cut out for commentating at all..
  • 46 4
 Agree, thought Tracey was awesome. Loved how enthusiastic she was!!
  • 22 4
 Same here. Love her style!
  • 38 43
flag m1dg3t (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:40) (Below Threshold)
 @Beicpinc: It was her 1st broadcast. Let's see you do 1/10th of what she has accomplished in her life. I miss Claudio, but he just wasn't the same after his head injury. Plus it's good to get a female perspective in the commentators box.
  • 44 5
 I liked it too! her enthusiasm was so refreshing, Claudio often didn’t seem to care much about the women runs
  • 23 3
 Loved her commentary, she is natural. Looking forward to hearing what she has to say in Les Gets.
  • 30 68
flag Beicpinc (Jun 12, 2021 at 5:46) (Below Threshold)
 @m1dg3t: Yes you're right she's done more than me.
Passed my potty training with flying colours though, long time ago now, appears you're still in this process so best of luck and always remember to fill your boots.
  • 19 98
flag m1dg3t (Jun 12, 2021 at 5:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Beicpinc: I'll keep this simple so that you can understand: You're a loser. Have fun in your "he-man woman haters club". Wanker.
  • 53 5
 @m1dg3t: I didn't see even the slightest hint of woman hating.
You act like an aggressive mental midget, while trying to pose as someone sticking up for suppressed women.
  • 46 2
 @m1dg3t: Immediate attack on a simply put statement which involved no social commentary, followed by an escalation with a personal attack and social signalling.

Only one pushing “hate” around here is you. Try to smile at a stranger in real life today, might be good for both parties!
  • 5 45
flag OlSkoolJake (Jun 12, 2021 at 6:47) (Below Threshold)
 @Beicpinc: your incel vibes are showing... Might wanna fix that...
  • 28 1
 I preferred her commentary than Claudio's, it was more far more engaging and direct with the riders!!
  • 2 0
 @supermajo1: not supermajo of yourself Indeed
  • 2 0
 @Beicpinc: In all honesty what were the things that you didn't like about Tracy?
  • 31 4
 @m1dg3t: I find it very odd that in this comment section if someone respectful says they didn't enjoy her commentary people just assume they are a sexist/incel/ misogynist. you are capable of thinking someone didn't do the best job without hating women, It called an opinion but then again this is the internet so what else do you expect. p.s i actually liked her commentary
  • 12 2
 I agree! Not sure what Claudio is still doing there. Tracey should have replaced him too or are only women allowed to commentate on women?
  • 3 0
 I'd be crappin ma paynts! Love it
  • 7 2
 @supermajo1: relax man it's her first race doing commentary... way better then claudio
  • 5 1
 Heck yeh Tracey was so refreshing to listen to, and I think she's going to settle into it nicely once she gets more relaxed. When Claudio was commentating the women's races it seemed he was only filling in time until the mens race started.
  • 7 0
 I liked her insight as to what the ladies are experiencing on the track. Good to hear it from someone who has more recently been in the mix. Her excitement was delightful though seemed to overwhelm her a bit. I'm sure she will become more comfortable on the mic in no time. Damn exciting race!
  • 1 4
 @friedchickenlegs: that's probably what 90% of viewers were doing too to be honest. I know we're not supposed to say it but it's true.
  • 1 0
 @jaame: Ha, can say that for sure but it's stink for a ~10% actually enjoying it!
  • 2 0
 @friedchickenlegs: yeah true. I think they should mix up commentators a bit more to be fair. It is all a bit samey these days.
  • 102 0
 Troy just killed that last section, honestly had me shouting at the TV. What a grandstand finish!
  • 6 0
 Screaming at the tv?

MY DAMN CHROMECAST DIED JUST AFTER THE THIRD SPLIT!!!!

What a run by Troy though!!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
  • 5 0
 Amazing, very happy for a guy who always puts up results and seems like a great dude. Well done
  • 86 0
 Daprela is a wild boy, bright future for sure
  • 5 2
 next Nico!
  • 18 0
 @mensch-mueller: Yep probably, when he is gonna be a little more calm and composed on his his run he gonna win championships
Everyone is on finn Iles hype the last few year but I see in Daprela the next Gwin/Vouilloz
  • 5 2
 @mensch-mueller: WOuld be cool to see but keep in mind the level of competition there is these days. Nico did not have to go against a group consisting of 15 riders who could win on any given day.
  • 16 0
 That gap in the jumps was nuts!
  • 3 1
 @zanda23: There was a lot of talented riders back then too. Don't you think motoGP riders are very talented ? It did not prevent Marc Marquez from destroying the field during 8 years. Sometime a field is tight, sometime a competitor is above the field. It's not about level of competition.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: That freaking gap melted my brain dude, who does that?
  • 58 9
 I don’t think anyone can deny, the drone footage is so sick
  • 52 3
 They only need to fix the exposure, the framing and the timing...
  • 44 17
 It's shitty, annoyingly shaky and the high pitched buzz of that thing gets on my nerves
  • 7 1
 It may be one of the advantages of not allowing a huge crowd on site. I don't know what the regulations are but I suppose they're not allowed to fly one of these over a big crowd. I still have this image in my head of this UAV/drone crashing a fraction of a second behind a high profile ski racer: (youtu.be/wYFdh1w_n6M) Could have been nasty.

Not sure how the riders experience this. I personally hate the sound of these. Then again, they used to use cablecams there, which sound more or less the same.
  • 36 1
 Some people are never happy!
  • 11 0
 as long as it stays as a follow cam and not one of these stunt drone views you see in edits that make you wanna puke everywhere lol
  • 10 3
 It’s a great addition!
  • 2 0
 Loved it. I can imagine a time when we get full continuous runs from the drones. Only thing that would have made it better was if the drone followed the riders through the tunnel. Lol.
  • 2 13
flag fjopsys (Jun 12, 2021 at 9:32) (Below Threshold)
 @boozed: @cardanbleu: They used the drone for the easiest section to film in the entire park, and didn't even have him follow racers through the tunnel. It's actually worse than the truck cam they used in 2019. Didn't help that the drone was horribly tuned for the wind and filming in general, it's so twitchy like he's running stock PIDs. They legit would have had better footage from an off the shelf/consumer drone, there was no need for an FPV drone. Disappointingly gimmicky...
  • 1 0
 So so sick. There was an edit where, when the riders go through the tunnel and it would veer to the left and pick up after the tunnel they instead cut to the rider railing the corner. That was amazing!!
  • 5 0
 yes I do love the drone as long as the drone footy does not upstage the rider and take the focus away. They milk the crap out of the overhead and i hate it. Every movie starts with a friggin overhead view where nothing is distinguishable because you are looking down and far away and the feel is eerie. They need to switch the footy to another source sooner so we can actually see the rider negotiate the drops. Sometimes I feel like I am in a jet plane watching the scud hitting Iraq.
  • 5 2
 @Superburner: That would be the end of dh as a tv sport, can’t think of anything worse, static cameras show speed and detail, drone is boring and I hope they ditch now
  • 2 0
 @jimmythehat: you make a good point. However I think the drones have their place in covering parts of the course where before there was previously no coverage.
Having been to WC’s in Europe and North America I am always amazed by the amout of infrastructure required in the Red Bull broadcast. If for no more reason than reducing cost I can see the drones becoming more prevalent.
  • 2 0
 The drone shots through the stump section were outstanding. More of this!
  • 1 0
 Drone shots are great when used appropriately, for appropriate sections. Not the best everywhere. Its going to be hard to not clip the highlights, since the feed is transmitted wirelessly live, so has to be compressed a ton.
  • 1 2
 @Beazy: That was no drone. I believe the camera sits on a movable beam / arm. They've used that same setup for years.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: Well, you’ve convinced me to watch the entire thing again to confirm. What a race!
  • 3 0
 @mi-bike: it was both.
  • 1 2
 @Beazy: pretty sure that was a cable cam
  • 5 3
 Cable cams don't - corner - suddenly climb - do a long track without a single mast in sight - have a drone for a shadow Now I'm not saying I know everything but I'm pretty sure this was a UFO on the back of a flying donkey.
  • 4 0
 @vinay: look at mi-bikes comment, thats the answer you were looking for. The drone started after the stump section and only filmed the motorway
  • 2 0
 @waldo-jpg: Oh yeah, that's what the discussion was about. Sorry, my bad. Indeed, there was no drone at the stuump section.
  • 2 0
 @boozed: for sure. I'll take the motorcycle cam any day over that cell phone footage
  • 1 0
 I think drones could be a solution to watching EWS events
  • 1 0
 @johnnyboy11000: The issue is the broadcast range is less than 100 yards, assuming clear line of sight. In threes its like 30 feet. Thats what makes the drone follow edits so impressive- the pilots are doing that with a very poor video feed that cuts out all the time from the trees.
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: Yeah, I was actually impressed they manage to control these units from visuals it beams over to the pilot. I understand some of these devices do have collision avoidance systems built in but I'm not sure how well it works with people along the track, branches waving as a rider hits them etc. Especially at those speeds and considering the consequences if it does hit someone. What may be easier to realize would be to use loads of actioncams along along the track, maybe those 360 types that can look around like what Barelli is using when he makes videos on solo rides though I am not sure how quickly those can process the image if you want to do live broadcasts. But I'm pretty sure that if GoPro gets to show their logo every now and then they'd be more than willing to provide the hardware.
  • 54 7
 Tracey Hannah in commentary! This is going to be good.
  • 21 12
 They're going to have to straighten out who does the majority of the talking. She's out screaming Rob at all of the exciting parts, this will not work.
  • 21 48
flag watchtower (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:20) (Below Threshold)
 Unfortunately Tracy Hannah in commentary is proving to be less than good, tedious in fact.
  • 8 17
flag ThrillPhil46 (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:20) (Below Threshold)
 @sk8mountain: agreed.
  • 18 2
 @sk8mountain: Some might consider that an improvement...

@watchtower: Yeah, room for improvement but it's her first time in commentary isn't it?
  • 3 38
flag m1dg3t (Jun 12, 2021 at 4:42) (Below Threshold)
 @watchtower: Like your comments then?
  • 18 3
 @m1dg3t: are you really asking me a question? My comment is not going out on live on Redbull TV, just on pinkbike where I am more than aware some people will pretend to be upset, some will be upset, some won't care and some will agree, none of which will bother me one iota.
  • 3 41
flag m1dg3t (Jun 12, 2021 at 5:49) (Below Threshold)
 @watchtower: It was rhetorical. Your comments are crap.
  • 25 2
 @m1dg3t: Even through a screen you seem like an incredibly annoying person. Please give it a rest your embarrassing yourself
  • 10 3
 Man I was hoping she would commentate the men's race too, I love cloudio but he repeats himself a lot a seem un enthusiastic at points
  • 2 2
 I like her but I hope she gets some more coaching or something. Seems more of a cheerleader. Claudio has good commentary. Just because someone is a great rider doesn't mean they can entertain on the mic. Like I said hopefully a bit more coaching and comfort on the mic and she can be as good a commentator as she was a rider.
  • 1 0
 @Admiral-Hipper: Rob Warner has often said that becoming a commentator took a lot of effort and training and it is something he is very proud of. Rightly so, he is an excellent commentator. I think a lot of bike fans overlook the fact that, in reality, most commentators are pretty bad. I personally think that Tracey was good, especially for her first time and probably only at the start of her training and learning. I don't want to bash Claudio but he never seemed that up for the female race commentary. So Tracey is definitely a welcome addition.
  • 42 0
 I started tearing up when Brook gave that fist-pump over the last jump. It's so good to see the bulldog back and he was RIPPING
  • 3 0
 I love that you said it was a fost bump like the fans are all there giving him an invisible cost bump back. Spirit animal
  • 1 0
 Fist* fist*
  • 38 7
 Oh man! Valli spills on the last turn. What a let down. Women's field is gonna be exciting this season!
  • 14 1
 Still she looks to be in the best shape, this was just a glitch in matrix, she will eventually win, just need a bit more maturity and patience.
  • 34 1
 Also goes to show how impressive of a run Camille did. So many other amazing riders made mistakes. Going this fast and smooth and not stall anywhere is pretty amazing.
  • 23 4
 @vinay: Camille was absolutely flying through the woods! Such an impressive ride for a person that's only be racing/riding DH for a handful of years. Definitely gonna have to watch out for her this season.
  • 12 7
 @lkubica: If Valli can hold the reigns in just a bit I think she will be the next female DH Superstar. Still an excellent run/result for her 1st elite WC. Love when these fast juniors move up to elite!
  • 6 8
 @vinay: Camille did great but she was definitely slower than Vali, Marine and Myriam on the rest of the track. This wood section just transformed the track 180 deg. from boring to completely unpredictable. Camille for sure was the best alrounder and strongest mentally so she won. I doubt she could win on a more traditional track though. But her performance was impressive for sure.
  • 11 0
 @m1dg3t: Yeah, I love her attitude. She clearly loves riding and I believe her when she said that she'd have been just as happy if she had placed second or third. I also understand that perspective eventually changes for someone who has been stacking up wins over the course of years. But at this stage she seems clearly stoked just being there and doing well.

Either way, this season is going to be an exciting one. Many of those who crashed out here were quicker than Camille and they'll likely not crash or stall these next races. And as mentioned (and probably no one questions), Vali may be new in this field but she'll more likely than not take a win this very same season.
  • 5 0
 @m1dg3t: I met her in a cable car in Queenstown back in 2019, her Dream Team price was $20,000 and she told me to put her in my team. Super nice lady and smoked my middle aged arse…
  • 9 0
 @lkubica: I just checked the splits in the table above but I'm not convinced.

start to split 1: Vali and Marine were quicker, Myriam was not
1 to 2: all three were quicker indeed
2 to 3: Vali and Myriam were quicker, Marine wasn't
3 to 4: no one was quicker
4 to finish: no one was quicker

We'll probably we'll get to see more detailed stats eventually but this is what I could quickly gather from the table above. Some riders were quicker in the early sections, but no one was quicker after split 3 so to call her slower "on the rest of the track" is a stretch. Even to call this later section "unpredictable" is a stretch. Troy Brosnan has proven to do well there in the wet in both qualies as well as finals. Camille won the worlds (which were wet too) and she won here today. Sure there is more to go wrong in the steep wet roots sections, but it takes commitment and composure first and foremost to even stand a chance. And that's what she has in spades. Maybe her lack of experience is a bliss too. Most of her top competitors are experienced which implies they've also dealt with long and painful injuries. She doesn't carry that burden so maybe it is just easier to focus on the job at hand.

Another thing of course could be that these Commencal bikes are really great in the rough. Not sure what these junior women were riding, but other than that I count six Commencal bikes in these other three top fives (and three Canyon and Trek bikes) so yeah that may have helped too. As for "a more traditional track", I don't know really. Leogang used to be the predictable track. Now it clearly no longer is. Who knows what the other tracks will throw up this season. What would be what we call a "traditional track" now?

Either way, I am a fan. The rider who keeps smiling, loves doing what she does, who can be happy with her own performance regardless of how others perform and excels in the tech stuff is an amazing rider to have on the circuit.
  • 31 0
 Leogang getting rid of its easy bike park reputation
  • 6 5
 Yes, but the race hinged on just one section. And then it was 50:50 as to whether the riders got through it unscathed.
  • 14 0
 @jay-me: I dunno, Thibault kinda proved you could crush the top and still be in contention.
  • 6 4
 Can we talk about how they named the section Vali's hole?...
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 @karpiel002: we could if that's what they named it

@Giddyhitch: spelling
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 @karpiel002: Yeah, I was kind of waiting for Warner to say something inappropriate....
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 @ceecee: you dont have to play stupid, it was clearly a play on words
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 @karpiel002: holarious; hellaerial. But Höll is a proper name, not a word, and die Hölle is a witty homophone. Shall we discuss the feminine article?
  • 25 0
 Mercedes Benz key section doesn’t seem to be very key…
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 It’s been very misleading
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 Keyless entry
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 @mi-bike: remote start hut
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 @JamesKROZ: fanbois are not happy but you’re totally right. His elocution is weak
  • 26 2
 Man I love Elliot Jackson. Can we have a ceremony where we crown him the king of the bike nerds?
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flag mi-bike (Jun 12, 2021 at 7:05) (Below Threshold)
 "Now he's looking at this root. Now he's looking here, where his focus is." Elliott is great but analysis pieces were not.
  • 9 0
 @mi-bike: Well there's a lot of new montainbikers around atm so I imagine redbull wants him to keep it pretty basic. But his obvious enthusiasm for this stuff is contagious.
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 Not a Nerd if you truly can rip your bike. What genius?
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 @mi-bike: fanbois are not happy but you’re totally right. His elocution is weak
  • 20 0
 I have learnt something today. If you hit a course marker pole, use your drone, not body parts.
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 BRONSAN NAILED IT!!
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 Daprela sending that jump though! By accident too he said haha absolute mad lad I was screaming at the TV
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 I thought he was gonna end himself there
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 @purplegorillaz: cased the shit out of it and just kept ripping.
  • 13 0
 So sick that DH racing is back on. Jackson Goldstone has a very bright future in this sport.
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 The force is strong with this one
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 Jackson is one future champion of this sport indeed ! But he still has a long way to go and hard work to provide. Remember when Finn Iles was crushing it so bad early in his career. It's a great reminder to how fierce the competition is within the elite !
But man Jackson seems so versatile, I hope he can achieve big things in freeride and DH, like a true freeracer Smile
  • 15 1
 Daprela SHIIIIIT !
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 An after race bike shoot. With all the mud and grit left on the bikes of say the top 10 finishers would be awesome to see.
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 Up this
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 Vital often get a shot of the winning back just after, sometimes PB does too.
  • 13 0
 Amazing ride Troy. Fantastic
  • 13 0
 Well done Izabela!
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 Amazing!
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 Vergier gonna hate bontrager Big Grin
  • 2 0
 gutted for him, seems to have no luck with punctures
  • 11 1
 Solid effort to the Rotovegas lad Lachlan McNabb! 5th place at his first world cup!
  • 9 0
 Bulldog hitting that jump onto the wall is one of the ballsiest moves I have ever seen in a race. Despite the fall, bulldog for a win this year.....
  • 7 0
 What a race! So psyched for Troy who is a genuinely great guy. Met him at MSA and he was all smiles. Also hats off to Dak who is officially among the best riders in the world. So happy racing is back!
  • 10 1
 Brosnaaaaaannnn!!!! Yeah.
  • 6 0
 Daprela won in my heart. Second place goes to Danny for the massive flat landing on the first jump. Third to Bulldog for the wallride transfer.
  • 3 0
 Daprella is so good to watch, he's a bit wild and I love it
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: It's gonna be insane if they keep the wide flat turns in Les Gets
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 @melonhead1145: World cup dh just needs more flat turns really
  • 6 0
 Sophie Gutöhrle = next Vali Höll???

she opened up a nice gap to the other girls
  • 8 0
 menoyoooo
  • 7 2
 Wow, one minute difference between fastest junior man and junior woman. 4 seconds between 1st and 5th junior man and 35 seconds for the same positions for junior woman.
  • 5 0
 Perfect coverage as well from red bull but the sound of the drone is annoying.
  • 6 0
 Impressive, Troy Brosnan!
  • 7 0
 What a run by Troy wtf
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 Live Race Updates:


1:23 am PDT:

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

Maribor????
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 Good spot, that has been fixed now.
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flag m1dg3t (Jun 12, 2021 at 3:33) (Below Threshold)
 @edspratt: Proof reader's been on extended holiday... Doesn't anyone glance over the article before submitting?
  • 5 0
 Yeah Jackson! Stoked for him!
  • 5 0
 Anyone knows why Nina Hoffmann has a DNS? I hope she isn't injured!
  • 6 0
 Hit her head in the training this morning and might have gotten a concussion
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 @ThrillPhil46: Ah, bummer. Hope she recovers properly first and foremost.
  • 4 0
 With all the French there are why I had to chose for my fantasy team the one who gets a flat? (facepalm)
  • 3 0
 That was mega! Everyone seemed to be on it, just a few cobwebs for a couple of riders. It looks like it could be a mega close season this year
  • 5 0
 Kade beats Gwin. Never thought i would see that.
  • 3 0
 For what it’s worth , my Red Bull stream was flawless , no blips or lags , camera work was great too . Definitely worth getting the family up early for !
  • 2 1
 Exciting racing!
Now let's give Tracey some time to get into her role with the commentary and then that's gonna be prime.
It was the classic things when someone ends his/her competitive carreer and then switches to the broadcasting side.
Was fairly obvious aswell here in Switzerland when Tina Weirather switched from racing her self to commentary. But after a few races it was clear that she found her role and added really great insights in the commentary and was able to not race it in her head each run she commentated on.
  • 5 0
 Loved how the top 3 were sponsored by monster energy lol
  • 1 0
 I was going to post the same Big Grin
  • 3 0
 Vali Holl. Ouch. Still, plenty of time and zero doubt she'll be oicking up big wins.
  • 2 0
 “Vali, it’s Sam...no worries. Everything is going to be just fine.”
  • 4 0
 Well done Alex!!!! 14th on your first world cup
  • 4 0
 Pierron has done a martin maes in the lower woods section
  • 5 0
 This deserves to be the talk of the week. We need an in depth analysis on how Amaury managed to pull such a gap against pretty much everyone else (until now).
  • 1 0
 @vinay: well, easy.. e did not brake that much and held on to the bike haha.. seriously though, the entrance to th woods was a very key part.. the right hander and line choice until that brdge.. people were kinda stalling there..others flew and braked at the bridge to drop..
  • 4 0
 Was Troy on flat pedals ?
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 No
  • 2 0
 The only top riders that ride flat pedals in the WC are Fearon and Fairclough. Brendan occasionaly switches to clips too
  • 1 0
 @petrospit: Reece Wilson rode flats...
  • 4 1
 Well that was probably the worst fantasy team I've ever selected. any prizes for worst team??
Awesome TB!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Same here man, same here. Oh Loris, why oh why. And he wasn't the only DNF either lmao.
  • 3 0
 Junior Men's race looks like it was a great tightly contested one!
  • 3 0
 Congratulations to the winners
  • 3 0
 Bravo re Alexandre !!!!! polu mpagkas!
  • 3 0
 Aaaaaaah Vali - DAAAAAAAMN! :O
  • 3 1
 They should be letting more fans in for these outdoor events,imo. Tracey will do good.
  • 5 1
 Fuck yes Troy. Fuck yes!
  • 3 0
 Great race , gutted for Loris Vergier , so much for my fantasy team , lol
  • 2 0
 So happy to be watching redbull TV again. Even happier for Troy. Well deserved rofl stomper
  • 1 0
 Yeah Boi!was nervous for Troy's results as the track started to dry compared to qualies but he Darlin slayed it! Congratulations Troy,well deserved
  • 2 0
 Troy last won in 2017 not 2007 as stated in the broadcast.. Tracy crushed it on the commentary!
  • 2 0
 The top three men missed an opportunity to do the Monster dance at the awards ceremony.
  • 2 0
 Half of the top 10 men are Frenchies, and that's with Vergier out of contention. Deep bench!
  • 1 0
 Gwin top 30 and dropping off the map. He looks so awkward with that 29 in front for some reason. Maybe he should go back to 27.5 front and rear?
  • 2 0
 Menoyo's former champ!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Redbull tv link not working !
  • 3 0
 Aww fuck yeah Brosnan
  • 1 0
 Daprela is a beast! Gonna do a lot of winning the next few years. Force of nature!
  • 2 0
 Anyone know why Nina Hoffman didn't race?
  • 1 0
 She got a concussion Frown
  • 1 0
 womens live timing finals results already posted? has schedule changed?
  • 1 0
 glitch, now removed
  • 1 0
 Junior women's.
  • 2 1
 Wow what a race for the woman! That was exciting!
  • 1 0
 Anyone know the name of the song in the very end of the Redbull Replay?
  • 2 0
 Fk yeah Troy
  • 1 0
 PB should post the highlight video before the results.
  • 2 0
 Hell ya good job Troy!
  • 1 0
 So damn stoked for Troy! Finally!
  • 2 2
 Reece Wilson with Magic Mary and Troy Brosnan with Dirty Dan. 5/5 top on Schwalbee
  • 1 0
 Who was second place on a mullet? Was he the only one in top 10?
  • 1 0
 What happened with Greg Minnaar’s pedals?
  • 1 0
 Dracula P2 amazing
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