Final Results: Les Gets World Cup DH 2019

Jul 14, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Vali Holl sending the final jump that nearly all the women are skipping.

The results are in from Les Gets after some incredible racing. Amaury Pierron went flat out in his race run besting fellow Frenchman Loic Bruni to the top spot. Both French riders were looking fast all week but a crazy run from Pierron put him over two seconds ahead. Breaking up the French party at the top would be Laurie Greenland and Troy Brosnan. Loris Vergier completed the top five and made it three French riders in the top five. Brendan Fairclough laid down a great run that looked unbeatable for most of the day as he secured a sixth place on the new Scott Gambler.

In the Elite Women's Tracey Hannah would get her second win of 2019 just beating Marine Cabirou by only 0.677 seconds. Mariana Salazar crossed the line two seconds back in third with Eleonora Farina getting a podium spot for the Mondraker team. Nina Hoffmann managed to stay upright and keep both her shoes on this weekend and finished fifth. Vali Höll set the fastest time of the day for all women, showing again she will be a real podium threat when she moves up to the Elite rank next year.


Elite Men

1st. Amaury Pierron: 2:57.008
2nd. Loic Bruni: +2.352
3rd. Laurie Greenland: +3.450
4th. Troy Brosnan: +4.137
5th. Loris Vergier: +4.506
6th. Brendan Fairclough: +4.636
7th. Greg Minnaar :+5.045
8th. David Trummer: +5.114
9th. Thomas Estaque: +5.300
10th. Dean Lucas: +5.684


Elite Women

1st. Tracey Hannah: 3:27.600
2nd. Marine Cabirou: +0.677
3rd. Mariana Salazar: +2.171
4th. Eleonora Farina: +6.080
5th. Nina Hoffmann: +6.457
6th. Veronika Widmann: +6.501
7th. Camille Balanche: +8.334
8th. Agnes Delest: +10.259
9th. Kate Weatherly: +11.445
10th. Miranda Miller: +12.135



Junior Men

1st. Thibaut Daprela: 3:04.615
2nd. Patrick Laffey: +1.661
3rd. Seth Sherlock: +1.805
4th. Kye A'Hern: +2.850
5th. Lucas Cruz: +3.639


Junior Women

1st. Vali Höll : 3:26.218
2nd. Anna Newkirk: +12.778
3rd. Lauryne Chappaz: +29.720
4th. Ainhoa Ijurko: +30.398
5th. Ottilia Johansson Jones: +44.310


Full Results
Elite Men


Elite Women


Junior Men


Junior Women


Live Race Updates:

3:00 am PDT: Elite Women will be starting at // 3:30am PDT // 12:30pm CEST // 11:30am BST // 20:30pm AEST // 22:30pm NZST //

3:32 am PDT: The Elite Women are now on track with Helena Ronning Frida as the first women out of the start gate.

3:34 am PDT: Helena Ronning Frida completes the first Elite Women's run with a time of 4:21.918.

3:35 am PDT: EWS racer Caro Gehrig goes over 30 seconds fasters.

3:36 am PDT: Miranda Miller is back racing downhill this weekend and currently sits in the hot seat.

3:46 am PDT: Agnes Delest goes fastest by almost two seconds.

3:47 am PDT: Sian A'Hern loses 15 seconds at split 3, something must have happened after the second split.

3:48 am PDT: Nina Hoffmann is green at split two, can she get another top result today?

3:49 am PDT: Hoffmann is almost four seconds up at the third split.

3:49 am PDT: She loses a bit of time at split four but she should still go fastest.

3:50 am PDT: Nina Hoffmann goes into the hot seat with a gap of 3.802 seconds to Agnes Delest.

3:51 am PDT: Veronika Widmann is within a second of the leader at split three.

3:52 am PDT: Widmann goes just behind Hoffmann, avoiding the gap at the bottom has cost her the lead.

3:53 am PDT: Kate Weatherly seems to be way off the pace today.

3:54 am PDT: She crosses the line nearly five seconds back.

3:55 am PDT: Camille Balanche is gaining time after the second split.

3:56 am PDT: Balanche loses a lot of time in the woods.

3:58 am PDT: After pulling back almost two seconds at the last split Camille Balanche avoids the gap jump and loses the time she gained and goes 1.877 back.

4:00 am PDT: Eleonora Farina gains a ton of time for split four. If she takes the gap at the bottom she could take the lead.

4:01 am PDT: Farina goes into the hot seat after sending the gap!

4:02 am PDT: Mariana Salazar is green at the first split.

4:03 am PDT: Salazar keeps it green at split three and puts over two seconds into Farina.

4:03 am PDT: She finds another second at the last split.

4:05 am PDT: Mariana Salazar goes into the lead and crosses the line with a time of 3:29.771. This is still behind Vali Höll's winning run of 3:26.218.

4:06 am PDT: Marine Cabirou has a huge lead at the first split.

4:07 am PDT: She has built a gap of almost three seconds at the next split.

4:08 am PDT: Cabirou maintains her lead in the third sector but she is not able to gain any extra time. Salazar had a great split here.

4:09 am PDT: Marine Cabirou goes fastest!

4:09 am PDT: Tracey Hannah is the last woman on track, can she take the win and beat the time set by Vali Höll?

4:11 am PDT: Hannah is over a second faster at split two.

4:12 am PDT: She loses a lot of time at split three, she is neck and neck with Cabirou.

4:12 am PDT: Tracey Hannah takes the win in Les Gets!

4:33 am PDT: Oliver Zwar sets the first time of the day. His run of 3:06.431 would have placed him inside the top 20 in yesterdays qualifying.

4:35 am PDT: Harry Mollor is the next rider down but he can't quite keep up with Zwar and goes six seconds back.

4:36 am PDT: Kenta Gallagher comes across the line 2nd, five seconds off the pace.

4:38 am PDT: Florent Payet puts down a great run and goes one second faster and into the hot seat.

4:39 am PDT: Faustin Figaret goes green at split one, he loses time for the rest of his run and now sits third.

4:41 am PDT: Alex Fayolle has an amazing ride today and beats Payet to the hot seat by only 0.044

4:42 am PDT: Alex Marin loses almost a second at the last split and now sits third.

4:45 am PDT: Gaetan Ruffin makes it three Frenchman in the top three with a run that put him slightly ahead of Fayolle. It looks like we are in for some close racing today.

4:53 am PDT: George Brannigan Goes fastest by almost a second. they are getting pretty close to the three-minute mark which was only beaten by Amaury Pierron yesterday.

4:57 am PDT: Reece Wilson is back up to speed and sets a great time that puts him into the hot seat.

4:59 am PDT: Brendan Fairclough has been looking fast all weekend and he is over two seconds faster than Wilson at the third split.

5:00 am PDT: Fairclough goes into the hot seat with an impressive time of 3:01.644, this would have gotten him 4th in qualifying.

5:01 am PDT: Jack Moir crosses the line third just behind Wilson, 2.847 seconds off the top time.

5:05 am PDT: Top five Elite Men with 30 riders remaining: 1st. Brendan Fairclough // 2nd. Reece Wilson // 3rd. Jack Moir // 4th. George Brannigan // 5th. Jack Reading //

5:09 am PDT: Sam Blenkinsop is off the pace today and goes into sixth place.

5:10 am PDT: Baptiste Pierron is right up there at the second split. Can he take a top spot today?

5:11 am PDT: He crosses the line two seconds back from Fairclough and slots into second position.

5:16 am PDT: Thomas Estaque was looking like he could be the first to break three minutes today but he lost a lot of time in the last sectors and goes second, just behind Fairclough.

5:17 am PDT: Hugo Frixtalon goes third making it three French riders in the top five.

5:19 am PDT: Dean Lucas makes it within a second of Faircloughs time and goes into the top three. The new Scott Gambler is looking quick today.

5:27 am PDT: Brook MacDonald has a fast first split but loses time all the way down the course.

5:32 am PDT: Mark Wallace looked to be going quick in the woods section but he still lost time to Fairclough.

5:33 am PDT: Wallace is another rider that can't top Brendog.

5:35 am PDT: Matt Walker drops almost two seconds at split three.

5:36 am PDT: Walker goes into 19th, he should secure a top 40 results in Les Gets.

5:37 am PDT: Remi Thirion is up at split one.

5:38 am PDT: He loses a second at the next split. Brendan Fairclough has laid down a great run today.

5:39 am PDT: Thirion goes just inside the top ten.

5:40 am PDT: David Trummer is on a great run, he is 0.154 back at split two.

5:41 am PDT: He loses a bit of time in the woods but he is still in touch.

5:42 am PDT: Trummer goes second, 0.478 off the hot seat.

5:43 am PDT: Ed Master's was way up at split one but drops just back at the next split.

5:46 am PDT: Masters goes fifth after losing time in every sector following the first split.

5:47 am PDT: Mick Hannah loses over two seconds in the woods.

5:49 am PDT: Phil Atwill is up at the second split.

5:50 am PDT: Atwill goes over half a second back at split three. The woods are definitely the deciding factor in today's race.

5:53 am PDT: Dakotah Norton is four seconds back at split three, there must be something wrong to lose this much time.

5:54 am PDT: Luca Shaw is next on course and is just back at the first split.

5:55 am PDT: Shaw loses a second in the next sector.

5:57 am PDT: Luca Shaw puts him in 10th place.

5:58 am PDT: Laurie Greenland Goes faster at split one, with ten riders left to come will anyone match Fairclough?

5:58 am PDT: Greenland builds his lead at the next split.

5:59 am PDT: He is on a wild run! At split three he is still green.

6:00 am PDT: Laurie Greenland goes fastest on a run that had him on the edge the whole way down.

6:01 am PDT: Top five Elite Men with 10 riders remaining: 1st. Laurie Greenland // 2nd. Brendan Fairclough // 3rd. David Trummer // 4th. Thomas Estaque // 5th. Dean Lucas //

6:05 am PDT: Michael Jones was way up before crashing and losing a large chunk of time.

6:09 am PDT: Finn Iles is way back at split two, he is covered in dust as he comes into view so he must have gone down somewhere in the second sector.

6:10 am PDT: Iles goes 44th, not the results he would have wanted today.

6:12 am PDT: Connor Fearon is over a second back at split two.

6:13 am PDT: Fearon finishes 8th, flat pedal riders are looking fast today.

6:15 am PDT: Bernard Kerr is 1.401 back at the second split.

6:16 am PDT: Kerr loses even more time in the woods.

6:17 am PDT: Bernard Kerr loses time all the way down the course and slots into 14th.

6:17 am PDT: Greg Minnaar is on the track can he use his experience to take the win?

6:18 am PDT: Minnaar is just back at split two, let's see if all the puzzling pays off in the woods.

6:19 am PDT: He is still in touch after the woods, 0.286 off Greenland.

6:20 am PDT: Minnaar takes it too careful at the bottom and goes third.

6:20 am PDT: Loris Vergier had a huge crash in practice but he is up at the first split.

6:22 am PDT: Vergier comes out of the woods 0.692 back.

6:23 am PDT: Loris crosses the line second.

6:24 am PDT: Danny Hart must have crashed up top as he comes into split one over four seconds back.

6:28 am PDT: Troy Brosnan is just into the red at the first split.

6:29 am PDT: Brosnan is half a second back at the next split.

6:30 am PDT: He gains time in the woods, can he find the time in the bottom part of the track?

6:30 am PDT: Troy Brosnan crosses the line second, 0.687 behind Greenland.

6:31 am PDT: Loic Bruni is fastest at split one by a long way.

6:32 am PDT: He gains time into the second sector.

6:33 am PDT: Bruni is over a second faster after the woods!

6:34 am PDT: Loic Bruni goes fastest in France.

6:35 am PDT: Amaury Pierron goes over a second faster at the first split.

6:36 am PDT: Pierron gains even more time at the next split, how is he doing this?

6:37 am PDT: Amaury Pierron wins in Les Gets!





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219 Comments

  • + 246
 Vali Höll faster than Tracey Hannah!
First time she is the fastest woman of the day!
  • + 35
 Vali is the real winner here!
  • + 12
 and not by a small margin!
  • + 24
 Fair enough, Anna Newkirk would have placed ninth here. Then again conditions could have been better earlier that day. Hard to compare. All we can say is that the juniors are up to speed.
  • + 10
 I am so stoked for Holl, I can't to see her in elite class!
  • + 29
 Crazy result for Vali to be sure, but it seemed pretty clear that Tracey was riding "composed" as Warner said. I think she was riding fast enough and not taking and real risks like she would if Rach was still in the mix. Trace has been consistently faster than Vali all season (and at times by a considerable margin). All that said, Vali is only going to get faster and represents the future women's elite boss.
  • + 4
 @vinay: Nah, this wasnt a weather track, things couldnt have changed that much between Vali and 14 women that went between her and Tracey.
  • + 1
 @stikmanglaspell: Agreed it wasn't the weather, but it did appear like the track got more blown out over the day. For instance it appeared like Danny Hart took a different line in the open section up top to avoid a rut. Not sure what happened to him further down his run though. And it also appeared like some hole had formed just after having crossed a road. Finn Iles appeared to be struggling with that one. And of course junior women ride shorter after their early morning practice run so it probably looked more to what they practiced it like than by the time the elite ladies have their go.

@jackalope: Yeah you're correct about that one. I'm wondering though how much Loris Vergier was actually holding back.
  • + 4
 @stikmanglaspell: Sorry, I misread your post. You said there were 14 women between Vali and Tracey. That's correct, but there was a field of junior men in between too. Tracey raced about three hours later than Vali.
  • + 5
 @vinay: "it did appear like the track got more blown out over the day"

Yeah, that's why the last man down won by more than two seconds. The nastier, the better. Maybe not for everyone, but Amaury seems to like it.
  • + 4
 @Clemounet: Agree - of course the track gets more blown out but claiming this will consistently lead to slower times would mean that Bruni, Amaury etc. would not be able to put down the fastest times. Oh, wait? Smile

And claiming that Tracey rode "composed" is also bollocks in my view. Marine was too close all the days for her to not give all she could; i don't believe she did not go full in, she wants the win, she has to give it all.

Vali is incredible!
  • + 1
 @MindPatterns: Yes yes and yes!!! Vali Höll is the queen of that competition. Better time than Hannah and 30 seconds faster than the 3rd Chappaz. She`s kind of an alien. Respect Madame Höll.
  • + 222
 Yes Fairclough. YEAHHHH BOIIIIII!!
  • + 29
 People's champ for the day
  • + 32
 @dro-cfr: estaque with a jammed drivetrain though
  • + 4
 For fkin sure man I saw that and thought the same thing!!
  • + 1
 Yeaaaaaaaaah
  • + 1
 @dro-cfr: that's it
  • + 2
 Awesome to see have such a great result, mega props!
  • + 5
 Gutted he didn't get the podium tho. So close. Good job Brendan!
  • + 121
 Wow, 3 Canadian Jr Men (Laffey, Sherlock, and Cruz) in the top 5! I’ve live announced Canada Cup and BC Cup DH for the last decade and it’s inspiring to have watched these guys start racing as kids and climb the ranks with many ups and downs chasing their dream and getting on the podium today racing the worlds best!! Much respect and stoke!! Yow!!!
  • + 7
 Yeah, with so many good Australian and Canadian riders up there even in the juniors, it may eventually also lead to more WC races outside Europe, which is only a good thing. Curious, anyone knows whether Ethan Shandro is now racing these WC races too? Couldn't find him in the list.

With all those countries doing so great, the only thing that worries me are the Brits. There used to be so much fresh blood 10-15 years ago. Now the national series isn't quite what it used to be and we're seeing fewer young riders make it up there. With all they've brought to the sport, I'd love to see them back up there.
  • + 1
 @vinay: Ethan Shandro has a concussion but got 2nd Earlier in the season and should be back soon
  • + 0
 @rider605056: Thanks for the update! Bummer he got concussed, hope he takes the time to heal up properly. This guy has got a bright future ahead!
  • + 3
 @bretttippie: Can't wait for them to move up to Elites! We'll then have 5? riders potentially in the top 20! With potential for more of course Smile

Cheers!
  • + 3
 @vinay: Would love to see more races added to the season/s. 10 - 12 races per season would be awesome for us spectators. Not sure how the pilots would feel about it?
  • + 4
 Truly awesome. We are all cheering for them from the Canada Cup DH race at Silverstar today, where we are watching our kids, the next generation of up and coming youth climbing the ranks with worlds in sight!
  • + 3
 Really excited to see the new Canadian crew doing so well collectively in Juniors this year. The next few years have the potential to be really exciting for Canadians.
  • + 3
 Yeaaahh Tippie!
  • + 4
 Exciting to see the depth of talent we have in Canada. We are stoked to see them vying for the title here at Panorama at the end of the month. Congrats to all the competitors!
  • + 2
 Tippie for Prime Minister!
  • + 2
 Makes me feel better about being smoked by Patrick at a local dh race Haha. That guy is on fire! He will do well in elites one day..
  • + 4
 Steve Smith effect DH racing wasn't a popular thing for kids from BC to do, it was all about freeriding until Smith came along and was a role model for young guys growing up. Now look at all the talent hitting the racing. Chainsaw lives on!
  • + 84
 Apparently if Pierron had won by 2.5 seconds, Myriam Nicole would've shown him her boobs. Not sure how Gaetan Ruffin would feel about that tho.
  • + 31
 Not sure why you’re being downvoted. That’s what she said in the post race interview.
  • + 13
 @Odinson: SJW everywhere, taking our fun out of everything left.
  • + 100
 @Odinson: He`s been down voted because this site is mostly watched by north americans who are known to be prude, straight, serious, puritan, politically correct and.... boring. Humour and second degree was definitely not invented there.

Now it`s my turn to be down voted Smile
  • + 27
 @Franzzz: I wasn't sure whether to upvote you for being funny or downvote you for being French. +1
  • - 1
 @brodoyouevenbike: You know what the French is telling you?
  • + 1
 @powaymatt: If it makes you laugh, why not after all...
  • + 7
 I’m North American and completely agree! @Franzzz:
  • + 5
 @Franzzz: You are completely correct. Everyone in the USA acts like there a victim and anything politically incorrect is a crime. F##kin# hate snowflakes.
  • + 17
 I am enjoying this thread... Ffench guy calling Americans boring and puritan getting upvoted. Yes. Imean YES!
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: got to walk a tight rope here now. It’s lunacy.
  • + 12
 They are French, I'm sure they have all seen her boobs at the beach.
  • + 3
 @Odinson: Video link? Asking for a friend.
  • + 2
 @Franzzz: haha, damn straight
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: Fortunately, many many Americans are clear-seeing, honest with themselves, honest with the others, have a good sense of humor and a high level of auto-criticism, which is absolutely not our best quality in France to tell the truth.
  • + 4
 @Franzzz: nah, this can be said about every single country. Because we are humans. Stereotypes are just funny. Like Germans and their lack of humor. Polish people do not think of Germans this way. But Brits do. And many Polish people think Brits are boring and have poor sense of humor.
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: I think that it is opposite with your statement and that the French (Also Asian and other European countries) are the ones that are more clear seeing, honest with themselves and have a high level of self criticism and Americans are lacking in those categories. The US needs to work in those categories. However, Americans tend speak their minds more which I'm not sure if it is a good thing or not. Lol.
  • - 1
 @Franzzz: wow! From the arrogant French man. Suck a dick. Is that prudent enough for ya!
  • + 3
 @MelvieD: Ooooh, poor babe... you`re in a bad mood today; you didn`t have your daily handjob? Mummy was mean with you? I love you too little c*nt.
  • + 1
 @MelvieD: You do know he was complementing Americans? I was the one who said Americans need to work on that.
  • + 2
 @Franzzz: At least Americans have a real freedom of speech, not the joke you have in France or in the European Cuckistan in general. So give them as much lessons as you want, at the end of the day France still puts men in jail because of their opinions … We should go back to the subject that brings us together: mtb.
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: no, in a great mood, reeds met and my momma loves me, I just don’t enjoy broad generalizations. I could spout loads of criticisms towards the “French” and my fellow Statesmen as well, but at the end of the day what do we get out of it? More anger, more polarization of humanity. Blatant bigotry is not the answer, unless some one like Dave Chappel or Richard Prior is doing it, then that shit is funny!
  • + 84
 Pierron is freaking mental!
  • + 14
 That was masterclass.
  • + 5
 what tyres is he running?
  • - 16
flag thenotoriousmic (Jul 13, 2019 at 14:47) (Below Threshold)
 @Adamrideshisbike: was it? I’d say bruni’s run was a masterclass in how to ride the track as fast as possible with the intention of actually surviving. Pierron was on a kamikaze mission that me miraculously managed to survive. What a psycho.
  • + 2
 he is incredible, so strong and fast!
  • + 3
 @fartymarty: Schwalbe Magic Marys
  • + 1
 @DynamicDan1: so you know what width?
  • + 4
 @fartymarty: 2.6 / 2.5 purple addix dh casings. About £45 each online.

How did I get downvoted for that? They obviously didn’t watch the race. Haha
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: troll patrol in full effect - people get jealous of knowledge.
  • + 4
 @thenotoriousmic: The guy got the fastest time ever recorded on this track, managed to hold it together the whole way down, that is certainly masterclass. Sure it was at the ragged edge, that's what it takes to win on a course like this.
  • - 2
 @gnarnaimo: I was saying it was a tier above a masterclass but whatever.
  • + 2
 @gnarnaimo: Not taking away from his run because his run was phenomenal, but is the track the same compared the previous years? Not sure you can compare the times.
  • + 1
 @tacklingdummy: That's a good point, I think they actually slowed it down by adding more corners in one section..no?
  • + 2
 @tacklingdummy: no it’s not the same it’s different every time they tape it. This was the balls out World Cup version. They tone it down for National and regional events and even still conditions change. It’s all about the fastest time on the day. To clarify I was absolutely blown away by both bruni’s and Pierron’s runs. Bruni’s was absolutely perfect but Pierron’s was pure determination and total commitment. Going into massive high speed two wheel drifts and not backing off at all. Nuts.
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Many of the UCI DH tracks make changes to them. I think in this year's Cathro track walk video showed some changes.
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: 2.35 according to their Instagram
  • + 69
 Fairclough coming out of nowhere.
  • + 7
 so stoked for him! new frame suits him well
  • + 1
 New bike and new wife... life is good to him right now and it’s showing in his riding!
  • + 64
 Please get rid of the "virtual straight" Redbull! Has it ever been right? Claudio mentions it every time it comes on the screen, guesses the next split time and is inevitably wrong. It doesn't add anything to the coverage!
  • + 6
 How the hell does it even work? A guesstimate or do all the bikes have realtime GPS or some such wizardry?
  • + 9
 @mcozzy: It's fake. No GPS on bikes. Redbull also used to do a similar graphics thing with XCO riders and their vitals years ago but ditched it because it was way fake.
  • + 2
 It seems real but because it straightens out turns it seems like riders are slowing down when really they’re ahead in a turn so it’s pretty useless
  • + 9
 Other than that though, the coverage was awesome today! Almost the whole track on camera, multiple angles of some sections.
  • + 4
 I think it just compares the times for that section with both riders starting simultaneously. It would be more exciting (and cause less confusion) if it took the elapsed times into account and offset the beginning of the straight so as to put the virtual straight into context with the virtual race.
  • - 1
 I believe the actually run sensors every metre or so along this section so that it *should* be relatively accurate.
  • + 1
 @huntingbears: I think this might be the case! If so then it's very confusing and the even the commentators are misreading it...
  • + 46
 Alright what the hell. Pierron must’ve used Gee’s line from the course preview. How else could he have bent space and time like that. What the hell.
  • + 24
 Checkout Cathro’s ghost comparison: Pierron actually matched Gee’s Enduro line in the course preview by bending time and space while staying inside the tape!
  • + 23
 Rumor has it that he shouted " SPIRIT OF ENDURO " when he done it, so going by UCI rule 245, Section 2 this does not result in disqualification.
  • + 1
 @bigburd: only if done prior to time warp engagement, lest he has to re-enter at time and place prior to the current state, marked by a piece of PVC pole smashed into ground.
  • + 6
 I actually thought the footage was sped up at the top, he was going so fucking fast . Loved seeing Max Commencal getting right in there with the celebrations too, that's the kind of company I'd like to race for
  • + 39
 Trummer is having a great season
  • + 8
 Great riding, suuuuuper strange move though X
  • + 1
 @Benjou: What strange move?
  • + 27
 Stoked for Ed Masters, 11th at a Wc after coming off a win at his last EWS!!!
  • + 27
 Vali with the fastest time of the day. Next year is going to be interesting
  • + 16
 Don't forget Pom Pom and Tahnee though
  • + 2
 Yeah, Vali could be on the podium in Elite next year.
  • + 24
 Laffey and Sherlock!!! Way to go guys!! #Longlivechainsaw
  • + 0
 no canadian love for Lucas Cruz?
  • + 2
 No shit for Sherlock this time!
  • + 2
 @stikmanglaspell: we sure have a lot of love for Lucas-he killed it as well-but patrick and Seth are first year juniors so let them get some-Ha Ha-#Longlivechainsaw #CanadaMTB truth be told having Pat share his first podium and Lucas in 5th made his Day-Those kids have a ton of respect for each other-it is awesome to see!!!
  • + 22
 If only Pierron won by 2.5! Did anyone catch that commentary by Pompon after the race?!
  • + 2
 Yes, I did, but for 0,25 seconds she didn`t show her boobs though Smile
  • + 3
 That was funny! Sounds like Rob knew about it too, with his lead in question.
  • + 2
 Wait, looks like i missed something...what?
  • + 22
 Best DH track this season!
  • + 3
 Agree. It brings so intense and close racing.
  • + 8
 Dunno if it's the best as there is many amazing tracks, but I do think there should be one round every year on a track like this, with predominantly open piste high speed sections, the variety is what makes it so awesome. But yeah it is a fantastic track, I have always wanted to ride these kinda wide open slopes.
  • + 1
 I think had they thrown in more technical woods like earlier Crankworx races it could have been even better
  • - 9
flag makripper (Jul 13, 2019 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 Definitely the first real DH track of the season! Val Di sole is next!
  • + 1
 @FoggyDH: Yeah this track but with a more line choice filled middle woods would be perfect.
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 @bigburd: yeah this loose and fast flat corners and steep wild sections is what it's about. Really shows what a rider can do.
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flag thesharkman (Jul 13, 2019 at 17:44) (Below Threshold)
 @makripper: then what's your next favorite, cairns? You must ride a hardtails, too.
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 @thesharkman: Val Di sole is awesome, la bresse was, Val Di isere, mont Ste Anne, champery should make a come back
  • + 3
 Vallnord is absolutely nuts!
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 @P1fp4f: hell yeah man
  • + 16
 Pierron! Man, dude really knows how to turn it up! What a run
  • + 14
 So stoked for Brendog! Podium next race!
  • + 13
 Holl, better time than Tracey Hannah's quali time
  • + 21
 Höll is best overall.
  • + 8
 I just love how everyone here is crazy stoked about the race. no matter if it´s because of Fairclough (whoop), Trummer, Bruni, Pierron, the Track or Myriam Nicole saying she would flash Pierron her boobs, just a great race and loads of reasons for being happy with it.
  • + 11
 Minnar still placing in the top 10 is great. He’s at it a long time now
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 Absolute unit
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flag thesharkman (Jul 13, 2019 at 17:43) (Below Threshold)
 @brodoyouevenbike: you like his unit?
  • + 8
 Best season yet-I mean, theyre all great, but world cup DH gets better and better. Tell your friends about it, dont sell your DH bike, go DH riding and racing, its the greatest sport.
  • + 8
 Did Warner try and sell us all Commencal's half way through the top 20 Men's Final. For 20 seconds. Classic inducement call.
  • + 3
 Subliminal hipnotizing. Nice try rob hahsha. Actually I think that bike is a workhorse. High pivot point 29 and some lateral flex may indeed work! Maybe we have to make amaury run the same track on an ironhorse sunday with flats to compare. That would be nuts
  • + 1
 I thought he’d switched to YT. Is he back on Commencal?
  • + 9
 Pierron is the new ratboy. What a run!
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 Le garçon-rat
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 So fight for the overall is on. Pierron is a real threat now, but I’m rooting for Bruni. I feel he kind of “deserves” it more, what with all the building up over the years. Then Troy next year, and with a few wins. That would be a just world...
  • + 1
 What are the top five looking like for points now do you know? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Has Hart dropped back a long way?
  • + 4
 @jaame: Bruni 965, Pierron and Brosnan both 855, Vergier 614, Hart in fifth with 602.
  • + 1
 @fjm35: you’re a hero, thanks
  • + 4
 watched loic's run and thought tyhat was the day. figured AP was gonna crash out the way he was on it. but he stays on it all the way down and beats super bee's time by 2 seconds and change. mind blown...then i watched the rest of the tour stage. also mind blown. great day for frenchies!
  • + 1
 Thought exactly the same with Vergier and Bruni in Vallnord! It's not over before the all end Smile
  • + 8
 Valis time is just awesome. wow!
  • + 6
 Damn Brendog’s woods section just keeps looking better and better. Gotta be the flat pedals.
  • + 2
 He could just as well win it for me now. It really was a great run.
  • + 4
 Wow. What a race. Brendog. Laurie. Loris. Loic. Pierron. Myriam just got a lot cooler, too. It's really funny to go back and watch Pierron's run and imagine all that's going through his mind is his bet with Myriam.
  • + 1
 Oh, and you know Pierron is going to be smashed on the WynTV.
  • + 7
 When will Finn put something together?
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 Id still like to see more competition in the womens sector. With the exception of a few it gets boring when theres not enough competition and really irrelevant how you place when you are so many seconds apart. Also not very many Junior men or Women racing. so same deal there. The ones who deserve more kudos are some of the Elites Men down the line, Its not all about top 10, which I can appreciate but is so much harder to achieve! Crap even top 50 Elite men is hard.. Lets spread the love for the Elite men a little further!!
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 French Legion of Speed is in full force TO-DAY!!! Alright, Alright, Alright!
  • + 1
 Say it with ya chest!!
  • + 2
 Not my favourite type of track but clearly a great challenge on the circuit and some super tight racing. Amaury rode amazingly! With those three up top it will be interesting to see if they play a points game from here out and ride a fraction safer or keep pushing limits.
  • + 2
 Yeah what happened to Gee? Pierron's run was utterly insane, like how was that even possible, that was incredible to watch , must show that to non biking people, hard not to be impressed, he was just drifting everyone in a cloud of dust , I was thinking surely he's gonna crash .... Fantastic race, stoked for Brendan, Greenland and Kerr , all solid runs , what a belter
  • - 6
flag thesharkman (Jul 13, 2019 at 17:46) (Below Threshold)
 Gee happened to Gee, that's what
  • + 5
 So stoked for Bren! Back up there
  • + 1
 Watch Vali on youtube, her gopro POV of her race run is so smooth and fast. She even won the speed trap. Made that final drop many ladies were fearing look effortless. We are in for an amazing season in the womens next year, heres hoping we see everyone back and let the battle begin.
  • + 5
 Marine Cabirou, not Marina.
  • + 4
 Holly Vali batman.... hope she is a cheap purchase for the fantasy league next season. Smile young grom is pinned.
  • + 5
 Won't change anything, since everyone will put her in their team Big Grin
  • - 3
 I wish she were a cheap purchase. Wait, what?
  • + 4
 That image of the top section with dust clouds after Pierron’s passage summed it up! Well done momo!
  • + 3
 France might have ended monarchy with Bastille day but a new set of kings has come back to rule!
  • + 4
 Atwill climbing the ladder. Seems to be getting more consistent.
  • + 2
 The women's race was Les Gets. I was told that's how the French say Legit. Congrats Tracy! Men's race was fantastic. For those that follow Le Tour it was and all time day.
  • + 3
 How do they find so much grip? Amazing how much speed Loic and Amaury can carry!
  • + 1
 Maxxis Velcro 2.5 DD TR
  • + 4
 Damn!! What a race.... freakin’ love this sport
  • + 4
 Stoked for Brendan! Just outside the podium but man oh man!
  • + 5
 Brendog!
  • + 4
 Laurie and Brendog great results
  • - 1
 Hannah wins the season without any of the top girls only with all the newcomers. Good for them but again no real racing between her and Rachel

Rachel will always be the one she couldn’t beat to win the overall

It would personally annoy me winning without beating her
  • + 1
 Personally I think where a Junior gets a time that’s worthy of an elite podium they should get that reward too. Amazing that Vali Holl should have been on the top step
  • + 3
 Rachel would have smashed that
  • + 7
 She smashed it so good she ruptured her achilles tendon.
  • + 4
 Go Tracey!!!!
  • + 3
 The French are killing it this year! Stoked for Brendog tho!!
  • + 3
 Keep it up dog!!!
  • + 1
 Great to see Miranda back on the big bike! 10th is a solid finish. Hope she will return full time.
  • + 33
 Let's be realistic, 10th out of 16 with some of the biggest names not racing. It's not a solid finish.
  • - 4
flag m1dg3t (Jul 13, 2019 at 13:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Powderface: Yes let's be realistic, and not a*sholes...

It was her 1st WC DH race of the season (she didn't qualify her earlier attempt) after her switch to enduro as a result of injuries & pressure from the previous year & sponsor.

A solid performance. Like I said.

PS: She's still faster than you'll ever be.
  • + 11
 @Powderface: 10th out of 15 women plus a man who talks too much.
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flag idiotdogbrain (Jul 14, 2019 at 1:05) (Below Threshold)
 @thesharkman: if you're referring to Kate Weatherley, then not only is that a) not cool, b) incorrect, but c) in breach of PBs rules. Have a word with yourself, eh..?
  • + 2
 Holy crap Vali Höll was faster then all the elite women Eek Big Grin tup
  • + 1
 @autechre: The livestream is a pain in the ass today!!!
  • + 1
 @yoobee: For you too? I almost broke my computer today because of their shitty streaming. I thought it was because my computer sucks but no: Redbull`s broadcasting sucks!!! I hate them
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: I switched to 3G tethering with my cellphone then and it ran quite good. Maybe it was my local DSL connection or the provider had an overload!? :/
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: I used to have all kinds of stalls & drops, but since I switched to 560p option or w/e it is it has been nearly flawless. Maybe give that a try?
  • + 3
 Baptiste Pierron 16th.
  • + 2
 I'm so happy to see how well *insert popular rider here* did today!!
  • + 4
 "your Mom"
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 YES BRENDOGGGG!
  • + 1
 close racing in the jrs tight times 5th-9th
  • + 1
 Great Bruni, SuperPierron! Brendog got robbed!
  • + 15
 Who robbed him? Father Time?
  • + 0
 What is that for a live update? What about Emilie Siegenthaler and Chappaz??
  • + 1
 Why didn’t von Klebelsberg run today?
  • + 1
 That was tha nail in the coffin for my fantasy league team.
  • + 11
 Probably he had to go to work so he can pay the bills and buy new jeans!
  • + 2
 There was a dress code... jeans weren’t allowed.
  • + 1
 BRUNIIIIIIII!
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 The french are PISH
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 Mike levy!!!!
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