Final Results: Lousa DH World Cup 2020 - Round 4

Nov 1, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
Camille Balanche giving her rainbow stripes some sun. She ll need a bit more magic to crack into a podium spot on Sunday.


The results are in from the final DH World Cup of 2020 in Lousa, check out the full results below.





Results:

Elite Women

1st. Marine Cabirou: 4:23.362
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: +1.702
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: +2.409
4th. Myriam Nicole: +4.982
5th. Monika Hrastnik: +5.684

Elite Men

1st. Loic Bruni: 3:54.288
2nd. Greg Minnaar: +0.170
3rd. Matt Walker: +1.415
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +2.044
5th. Phil Atwill: +2.065


Junior Women

1st. Lauryne Chappaz: 4:52.591
2nd. Aina Gonzalez Grimau: 5.693
3rd. Siel Van Der Velden: +6.171
4th. Leona Pierrini: +6.731
5th. Ella Erickson: +11.130

Junior Men

1st. Dante Silva: 4:00.349
2nd. Goncalo Bandeira: +1.339
3rd. Ethan Craik: +3.199
4th. James Elliott: +3.603
5th. Nuno Reis: +4.595




Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


Junior Women


Junior Men




Live Race Updates:


2:30 am PST:

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

The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PST 04:30 / ET 07:30 / GMT 12:30 / CET 13:30

Watch on Red Bull TV here.

The Elite Men will start at: PST 05:45 / ET 08:45 / GMT 13:45 / CEST 14:45

Watch on Red Bull TV here.





4:41 am PST:

The Elite Women are now on course with Eleonora Farina up first.





4:45 am PST:

Eleonora Farina completes the first Elite run of the day with a time of 4:47.192.





4:46 am PST:

Myriam Nicole is next up, she needs to secure 50 points more than Marine Cabirou today to take the overall title.





4:49 am PST:

Myriam has a great run to cross the line with a time of 4:28.344. This is over two seconds faster than Tahnee Seagrave's top qualifying run.





4:52 am PST:

Nina Hoffmann goes fastest by over three seconds!





4:57 am PST:

Mille Johnset comes into the finish area 8.588 seconds back.





5:00 am PST:

World Champion Camille Balanche goes into third place, five and a half seconds behind Nina Hoffmann.





5:03 am PST:

Monika Hrastnik just falls behind Myriam Nicole and goes third. Tracey Hannah is now on course for her final World Cup DH race run.





5:05 am PST:

Tracey Hannah is almost a second up at Split 2!





5:07 am PST:

Disaster for Tracey as she crashes in sight of the finish line! A wild final race run for Tracey Hannah.





5:08 am PST:

Marine Cabirou is now making her way down the track, this is the run that will decide the overall. Marine just needs to find 50 or more points to take the overall.





5:11 am PST:

Marine goes fastest!





5:12 am PST:

Marine Cabirou is your 2020 DH World Cup overall winner! Now with Tahnee Seagrave on track will we see another new race winner or can Marine hold her race lead?





5:14 am PST:

Tahnee crosses the line in third with Marine Cabirou taking the race win.





5:17 am PST:

The top five Elite Women are:

1st. Marine Cabirou: 4:23.362
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: +1.702
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: +2.409
4th. Myriam Nicole: +4.982
5th. Monika Hrastnik: +5.684





5:31 am PST:

Next up is the Elite Men with Tiago Ladeira first on course.





5:48 am PST:

After 15 riders the top five Elite Men are:

1st. Kye A'Hern: 4:01.936
2nd. Stanislav Sehnal: +0.324
3rd. Emanuel Pombo: +0.844
4th. Thibaut Ruffin: +1.204
5th. Antonin Kral: +1.519





6:00 am PST:

Phil Atwill has a wild run that puts him in and lead and his time is the first to beat Loic Bruni's qualifier.





6:01 am PST:

Now it is Jamie Edmondson who goes fastest by just 0.021 seconds.





6:04 am PST:

After 30 riders the top five Elite Men are:

1st. Jamie Edmondson: 3:56.332
2nd. Phil Atwill: +0.021
3rd. Joe Breeden: +1.785
4th. Loris Revelli: +1.847
5th. Thibault Laly: +3.927





6:16 am PST:

A flat tire for Brendan Fairclough ruins his chances at a good result today.





6:19 am PST:

It's another flat tire for Mike Jones.





6:27 am PST:

Jamie Edmondson's time is looking strong as he still leads after Thibaut Daprela goes 0.6 seconds back.





6:30 am PST:

With 20 riders to go the top five Elite Men are:

1st. Jamie Edmondson: 3:56.332
2nd. Phil Atwill: +0.021
3rd. Thibaut Daprela: +0.635
4th. Angel Suarez: +0.822
5th. Joe Breeden: +1.785





6:31 am PST:

It is looking like there may be some rain in Lousa, this could really mix things up in the overall.





6:33 am PST:

It is definitely raining at the top of the course, while this could affect the race results today all of the main riders in the fight for the overall are still to come.





6:39 am PST:

David Trummer goes green at Split 2! This shows that despite the rain the track isn't running much slower.





6:41 am PST:

David Trummer crosses the line fifth.





6:53 am PST:

Dakotah Norton blows his front tire off the rim on the entrance to the final jumps.





7:09 am PST:

Loris Vergier would have wanted more from his run today for the overall title fight and with a 14th place it may be tough for him to take the title.





7:10 am PST:

Thibaut Daprela will now finish ahead of Loris Vergier in the overall, could the first-year Elite rider manage to win the title?





7:11 am PST:

Greg Williamson runs wide and goes through the tape ending his chance at a top time.





7:15 am PST:

Looking at the overall standings and the five riders who were in a fight for the title the scores look like this:

Thibaut Daprela: 588
Loris Vergier: 568 (Currently in 14th)


Still to come:
Matt Walker: 517 - Needs 72 points (14th or better to win)
Greg Minnaar: 427 - Needs 162 points (Beat Daprela to win)
Loic Bruni: 427 - Needs 162 points (Beat Daprela to win)






7:21 am PST:

It is looking more and more like Edmondson will take the win today and with the course running slower it may mean Thibaut Daprela takes the overall in his first Elite season.





7:28 am PST:

Troy Brosnan has a wild run and goes into third! The overall fight is really on now as Thibaut Daprela drops to fourth.





7:30 am PST:

With Matt Walker, Greg Minnaar and Loic Bruni left the overall scores look like this:

Thibaut Daprela: 568


Still to come:
Matt Walker: 517 - Needs 51 points
Greg Minnaar: 427 - Needs 141 points
Loic Bruni: 427 - Needs 141 points






7:32 am PST:

Matt Walker is up at Splits 2,3 and 4!





7:32 am PST:

Matt Walker goes fastest and wins the 2020 DH World Cup overall title!





7:33 am PST:

Greg Minnaar is now on track and he is fastest at Split 2.





7:36 am PST:

Greg Minnaar goes fastest! Only Loic Bruni can stop him making history again with his 23rd World Cup win.





7:39 am PST:

Loic Bruni is green at Split 4 can he hold the lead to the line?





7:40 am PST:

Loic Bruni takes the win in Lousa by just 0.170 seconds!





7:42 am PST:

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Loic Bruni: 3:54.288
2nd. Greg Minnaar: +0.170
3rd. Matt Walker: +1.415
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +2.044
5th. Phil Atwill: +2.065






259 Comments

  • 155 0
 Greg just ripping foil from his goggles in the air... Jesus Christ...
  • 6 1
 That was a bonus for sure!
  • 22 2
 Think Bernard Kerr might have something to say about it later. #TearOffsKill
  • 14 0
 Immeasurably more stylish than Rob Warner ripping the collar off his broadcasting shirt.
  • 5 0
 @suspended-flesh: When you gotta deliver mail at 11am and commentate WC at 1pm.
  • 2 0
 I missed that, where can I see a reply?
  • 7 5
 @atomlab31:
#tearoffskill but not as much as diving a 50 year Land Rover and all the other junk he hoards lol
  • 13 9
 @Matt115lamb: No matter how fuel efficient a new car is, the impact associated with making it will almost always make it worse for the environment long term than a car that already exists :p
  • 6 4
 @N-60: I explain this to Tesla drivers all the time. My Yota is gonna make it to 500k then I'll grab a junkyard engine and keep going........
  • 2 0
 So badass!
  • 17 0
 @N-60: this isn't necessary true. On average, it take a new non electric car around 3years to make up for its production emissions. A new EV makes a much more complicated calculation, and it is more dependent on battery production and how the power is produced. In Norway, most of our power is renewable and therefore EVs make a lot of sense. www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-how-electric-vehicles-help-to-tackle-climate-change
Not to derail completely, tearoffs sucks and old Land Rovers are epic.
  • 1 4
 @bengtleon: I always doubt these statistics as they are probably favouring electric vehicles plus batteries are really toxic for the environment in all respects. Also land rovers are really unreliable and constantly break down. They also drive like shit on the road. A used diesel van does the job of transporting bikes, is more efficient and way easier to drive on the road.
  • 8 0
 another thing that is usually not mentioned is the noise pollution. EV cars and BUSes are really nice to have around. Well even petrol is better than diesel. EV cars have also less maintenance, oils and stuff. I still think there is room for every engine and I wouldn't pick a one tool too rule them all.
  • 2 0
 @bengtleon: that's interesting, thanks for the info!
  • 1 3
 @t-stoff: Agree about gear oils, but China is raping the earth in their very successful quest to corner the market on rare earth elements needed for the coming battery tsunami.
  • 119 6
 Goddamn Minnaar should have taken it
  • 26 0
 Gotta say I'm disappointed he missed out
  • 58 3
 would of taken it if bruni didnt have a magic switch on his suspension
  • 5 2
 @harvUK: Dunno, Bruni only pulled back 3 thousandths of a second in that section in the first race... not that it hurt I'm sure
  • 34 3
 @harvUK:

Would have.
  • 5 3
 i was hoping for Minnaar as well! the word Legend get thrown around too often but in his case it is fitting. loic winning made it sting a bit more :/
  • 15 2
 In interview with Rob Warner just after the race Minaar said that he hit the starting booth's roof with his helmet and displaced his goggles, and he had to put them back in place just after the start. Without this he would have won. Which I think he should and deserves more than anyone else.
  • 38 2
 The fastest person down the hill wins. That's how racing works. Minnaar had already had multiple practice sessions, 2 quali sessions and 1 race out the same start hut before forgetting to duck on race 2. Great race and well done to everyone who gave it their all. Good to see old favourites return to form and new young guns blazing a trail.
  • 6 1
 @Malky79: the voice of reason but Im still disappointed. That said Loics run made it almost as good as Snowshoe.
  • 1 0
 @harvUK: Still think it's a suspension gimmick? Seem like a lot of hassle just to switch the damping setting...which a simple cable actuator can do...
Maybe it something else that related to the crank/BB using rotational movement to increase momentum...? Guess we will never know...
  • 2 0
 If he didn't take the jump and use a tear-off.......
  • 1 0
 @wisewill: we'll know when Specialized/Ohlins release(s) it on the market and everyone is gonna want it. Take our money, take our money,...
  • 1 1
 However you feel about it, Loic was the best racer on the mountain at the end of the day!
  • 1 0
 At the end of the day it is what it is on any given Sunday racing is life; anything before of after is just waiting.
  • 2 0
 Minaar's face after Bruni crossed was priceless. I kinda felt bad for him.
  • 93 4
 Every DH 'Only' world cup should be a double header.
  • 33 1
 That's how we could have 15 races a year!
  • 6 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: why stop there?
  • 5 0
 Who’s be interesting to see how the racers feel about that..track conditions get obliterated after one round let along two. Still was awesome to watch and I’m all for it!!
  • 7 5
 @DoubleCrownAddict: I think you might want to check your arithmetic there bud.
  • 8 1
 @Bob-Agg: he's correct
  • 2 1
 @mi-bike: oh yeah, dh only. Missed that bit.
  • 5 0
 Would be more cost effective for teams . The venues would also make more money.. ( once spectators are allowed )
  • 5 6
 Fast track to burnout for the riders
  • 1 0
 @zyoungson: You could space it a bit more.

Of course not when going from back to back weekends, but in the beginning of the season, where races are spaced a bit more, why don't make a double header in places like Maribor, Losinj or Fort William.

Quali on tuesday/wednesday, race on wednesday/thursday, a day-off and then the usual saturday/sunday.
  • 2 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: but I think the Friday races won't really draw the same crowd as Sunday... As much as I like it, I can only watch Sunday's races live, Friday is during work hours. So less live spectators for red bull etc.
In I normal year the Sunday race would always have a higher standing than the Friday race.
  • 4 0
 Racing days Thursday and Sunday wth Friday off. Loads of time to re-cut the courses and rest up
  • 3 1
 @danimaniac: It would still work out. Also they could do a 5 venue series 10 races. Let racers use the top 8 finishes. That way if there was an injury it would give them time to heal or they could throw out the worst run of the year. Would make things interesting.
  • 2 0
 Agreed. Make track 1 longer than track 2 as well. Give them a bit of a physical break.
  • 4 0
 They need different camera angles for the different race tracks though. On the screen the second race looked exactly the same as the first
  • 3 2
 This would rule out privateers who already have to take a 2/3 days off work to race, let alone a week
  • 77 1
 Thank you Tracey! Always loved seeing you race Wish you all the best for your next chapter!
  • 9 1
 Great to see her charging in her last race. It would have been easy just to cruise.
  • 13 0
 I still can't believe she crashed on the last corner! Crazy bad luck.
  • 53 0
 Incredibly happy to see Marine win the overall. As a rider she reminds me very much of the great Emmeline Ragot. A short season but a deserved champion.
Chapeau Marine. Beer
  • 13 0
 Agree 1000% Marine Cabirou has been on an absolute tear for 2 years and doesn't seem to get the credit she deserves as an amazingly talented athlete.
  • 44 1
 “Everyone keeps losing lots of time in section 2, I wonder why”

“Ayy that bridge look kinda slippery slippery don’t it”
  • 7 13
flag DavidGuerra (Nov 1, 2020 at 7:58) (Below Threshold)
 The bridge ain't so bad, it's covered in chicken wire.
  • 35 2
 @DavidGuerra: you ever take a drop turn on wet chicken wire at WC race speeds?
  • 7 4
 @abueno: Not saying it's perfect, just not super sketchy as plain wood would be. And the bridge structure itself forms a kind of berm, if you're willing to risk it a bit. Either way, I'm sure the fault for the extra time is not entirely its.
  • 5 0
 @DavidGuerra: would love them to rebuild it double width with a berm/wall ride to the exit.

Hopefully this puts Lousã properly on the map and brings some €€€
  • 4 0
 @muletron: It could be done but I gotta say this, easier and faster is not necessarily better. If you get rid of all the sketchy parts you end up with a freeway-type bikepark, with a very reduced value for competition.
  • 3 0
 @DavidGuerra: This is only a bridge and dont need to be a "sketchy part" in my opinion. I agree with what @muletron has said, for the safety of the riders a width bridge with some support in the corner would be perfect. We have an example in Andorra.
  • 35 0
 Weird season but so exciting also!!
-Loris finally puts some good consistent top to bottom runs and converts 2 wins
-Greg extending his all time record at 39
-Matt Walker with consistent solid runs, we will have to keep an eye for this one next season
-Bruni showing he is still at the top of his game
-Can't wait to see Finn putting some good results, because his pace is clearly there
-Also looking forward to see Gwin, Hart and Brosnan on the top step of the podium.é
2020 was fun after all. Already looking forward to 2021 yewww!!!
  • 7 0
 You're right, it actually was fun, some good suspense and surprises
  • 10 0
 Totally agree. And Daprela! and Angel Saurez back in the top and Phil Antwil in a top 5 again. And the women's races have been some of the most exciting races this whole season. Fantastic to see so many women contenders.
  • 2 0
 @chagel: yes i replied to my initial comment (don't know why it does not appear...), adding that Daprela was a big surprise this season, and will be added to the french domination. Also, Thirion is back at a good pace. Let's also not forget Amaury who will surely get on the podium a couple of times. Things are getting tight and 2021 will be full of surprises i think
  • 40 4
 Never ever ever ever ever ever.....( repeat 23 times )........ count Greg out !!!!!!!!!!
  • 36 1
 Jumped the gun a bit there
  • 12 0
 Lolo wanted it so badly...
  • 19 0
 @src248: yes, merde!
I sent the message as soon as Loic was in the red
Never thought he would catch up to Greg in the pedalling section...
  • 9 1
 @remfactor:
You forgot his special pedaling device and big cuissots ;-)
  • 16 45
flag Noeserd (Nov 1, 2020 at 7:49) (Below Threshold)
 @remfactor: the cheating switch Smile
  • 3 0
 @Noeserd: Whatever it was - on the fly stiffen compression - coming to a DH bike near you.
  • 15 1
 This post didn't age well
  • 5 0
 @mi-bike: No, not really!!!!
  • 2 0
 @remfactor: flicked his secret switch.
  • 10 4
 @GDPipsqueak: that activated the motor in the front hub?
  • 6 0
 @neimbc: I was wondering why more riders weren't using fitting remote lockout on their shocks
  • 4 6
 @schooledrider: UCI should take a look at that
  • 3 0
 @Kamba6: So true , but I'm sure they will now on tracks with any peddle section - and a dropper post would have been great to - more efficient to peddle and more aerodynamic at the same time.
  • 11 0
 @ingotaraske: Why? They are all free to use different suspensions brands and types (coil/air) adjusting them to their preferred settings. What is wrong with a DH rider locking out their shocks? Not as if it hasn't been done before.
  • 1 0
 @remfactor: never ever ever count Loic out (even when in the red) hahaha
  • 26 0
 Yeah Dante, congratulations!!! The nicest kid and now the fastest, too.
  • 7 0
 Word! So stoked for Dante, couldn‘t happen to a nicer kid
  • 25 1
 Sooo close. .017 in conditions like that. Regardless, they should change the standard of horsepower to goatpower. That guy is just a machine. Go goatasaurus-rex!!
  • 1 0
 Wonder if that 29” back wheel made a teeny difference there.
  • 14 0
 @BamaBiscuits: I blame the super stylish mid-air goggle tearoff.
  • 1 0
 @MrBurger: you’re right it’s gotta be that
  • 10 0
 I was definitely hoping Greg would get that 2nd victory this weekend. Sooooo damn close!
  • 5 0
 It was .17 not .017, but still I thought he had it for sure.
  • 27 0
 Phil Atwill!
  • 6 0
 Yeah Phil is back baby !!
  • 5 0
 Does Phil's Cube contract extend past this year or is he a free agent? He made a good case for himself in this mini season.
  • 7 0
 @MarcusBrody: Its just weird, team has officialy pulled out of the last race due to covid (only one I believe) while both of their riders were actually there, which clearly shows that it was not an unanimous decision... plus Warner has been fueling the rumors about Hart riding for cube next year, so not really sure... Vige has a history of really good times in certain sections but not great overall results... Atwill on the other hand is one of my overall favorite riders with amazing skills and has just shown that he can still be competitive racing...
  • 4 0
 @winko: That is what makes me so curious. The riders going it alone was somewhat odd, but they both seemed to have made it count. Atwill is only 25 and has been improving pretty steadily over the last half of last season and this one. Seems like he's comfortable on the bike and settling back in after his injury a few years back. If he doesn't end up back with Cube, I hope someone decent picks him up. He's one of my 5 favorite riders to watch and one of the few who I'll watch all their non-race edits as well. I'd imagine that's valuable to a brand.
  • 4 0
 @MarcusBrody: he's worth so much for that reason (his non race edits and personality), I assumed Cube picked him up to capitalise on that and turn their (somewhat staid) image around. They fumbled that one though, their marketing dept needs a good kicking.

Also he's a local boy, and did an edit in my local woods so always rooting for him, want to see him keep killing it!

Now he's finding race form again he's got the ability to cover all bases, he will be great value for a company that has half a clue what to do with his strengths.
  • 26 2
 Well done Matt! So much for French domination - British Overall & World champs!
  • 6 0
 Couldn’t have happened to better guys too. Although, being French myself, it kinda stings right now haha
  • 19 1
 Matt Walker victory not reported on BBC yet. Got stuff on netball, UFC, hockey, cancellation of Australian road race, a brit winning just one stage of the vuelta and of course someone loosing at tennis. Good job Pink Bike!
  • 17 0
 Thank you Red Bull tv, UCI and all others involved for giving us a exciting covid race season.
  • 4 1
 And thank you to some of the other UCI DH sponsors! I can't afford a Benz but Shimano, Oakley, GoPro, and Kenda will get special consideration in my future purchases.
  • 17 0
 Congrats to Dante Silva!
  • 2 0
 Awesome ????
  • 16 0
 Somebody get Edmondson a blanket.
  • 15 0
 That new software update they gave to Greg Minnaar seems to be on point.
  • 8 0
 Yeah v3.9 was a solid update, can't wait to see the features he pulls off in 4.0!
  • 2 0
 @Lankycrank: no doubt!
  • 12 0
 Say what you will about this season being a short and weird one... but man such incredible racing! Another fantastic season that just seems to get better and better!
  • 11 0
 Beyond stoked for Jamie Edmonson. No doubt he'll be on a factory team next year with recent top 10's and now a podium!
  • 9 0
 Has anyone broken down what place Walker needs to win the overall if Loris wins, gets second, etc? What’s the lead going into the race today after qualifying?
  • 3 0
 No points were awarded for qualification and only 114 points b/n Walker & Vergier. 250 pts to the winner today so whoever wins takes the overall & I think Minnaar and Bruni are close enough to be in with a shout also

Looks like a 4 way shoot out and amazing racing
  • 1 0
 *14 points
  • 2 0
 I think if Vergier or Walker win the race then they will win the overall. For Minnaar or Bruni to win it then I think the other two guys will need to finish outside the top 5.
  • 3 0
 Matt Walker 687
Loic Bruni 677
Minarrrrrrr 627

Matt Walker UCI 2020 DH over all champ ????
  • 10 0
 If you watch Greg’s start you can confirm what he said he for sure hits his head on a cross beam before the start ramp.
  • 17 1
 Like a Stormtrooper in a Death Star control room...
  • 5 1
 I thought he did as well. Cost him 0.17
  • 6 0
 This the second or third time that happened to him...for shits sake, can't they just make the booth 50cm higher???!!!
  • 2 0
 @nprace: yeah it happened to him a couple of times, surprised it happened today again :/
  • 10 0
 Yessss tahnee
On the Podium again❤❤
  • 5 0
 Nina clearly is no longer the underdog. Right up there with the best of them. She'll always deserve the respect for getting this far. If there is one clear group of winners with the double header format, it would be the privateers. Travel twice, race four times. Makes this very expensive sport slightly less expensive. For that alone, I think they should keep the double headers. BMX has had it for years, I don't see how mountainbiking can't have it too.
  • 8 1
 Bruni took the win, now let all the speculation of what switch he hit before the pedal section began.
  • 9 0
 Isn't it fairly clear it's a compression damping switch to improve pedalling? Only question is if it's fork only or related to his shock cover and locking out both ends.
  • 46 0
 breaking news: bicycle race won by pedaling
  • 3 1
 spez Brain from an Epic Razz
  • 5 0
 He said in WynTV that it's a hydraulic lock-out.
  • 4 23
flag harvUK (Nov 1, 2020 at 9:59) (Below Threshold)
 feels like cheating
  • 4 3
 @harvUK: you still have to pedal the bike
  • 5 2
 @Mitch243: It's pretty obvious it's a lockout, what seems really weird is why didn't he have a lever on the bars for that?
  • 2 2
 Why aren’t more people talking about this. I like Bruni (third in my list after Loris, and obviously first is Greg, who is my favourite, have to admit) but winning on something I believe no one else uses is utter bull s$it. Bruni was up first sector, and behind both 2nd and 3rd to Greg, then took the lead from the pedal section. I’m all for tech progress BUT have similar components (SRAM vs shimano drivetrain, boxxer vs fox etc...). The jk I make: “is what’s next? He realizes e-bike tech for assisting?”.... now rant is over I will say those four: Loris, Greg, Bruni and Walker fighting it out made 2020 a better year!!! And they all did an amazing job!
  • 5 1
 @wvanlogg: Using a lock-out isn't new in DH.
  • 1 0
 @Mitch243: progress doesn't mean new just means getting ahead/ moving forward...
  • 1 0
 @harvUK: I see your point.
  • 8 2
 SUPER BRUNI - Enough said, huge congratulations to Matt Walker, well deserved over the 4 races.
  • 3 0
 Great race! For a short season the intensity was awesome! Two questions if anyone has the time:

1) Has anyone noticed Warner basically verbally beats up on Claudio? It's actually uncomfortable to see. They are such a great team. I'd hate to see them split up over personality issues.

2) Is Red Bull Hardline happening this year?
  • 6 0
 1) I doubt that very much. Warner is a Brit and us Brits are a sarcastic bunch and its easy for "banter" to be misunderstood but rest assured its all in good spirit Smile

2) Hardline has been cancelled. Hopefully it will happen in 2021.
  • 3 0
 @ian-r: Thanks!
  • 4 7
 Yes he seems to be a dominating c*nt, don't he. They put on a great show, I've really enjoyed this years version. Claudio seems to be adding several more insightful tech comments than he has in the past.
  • 13 3
 @flaflow:
Claudio "he doesn't look as fast as some of the others so far"

*goes green at the split*

Claudio "now he needs to concentrate and not make any mistakes"

*smashes a berm at high speed*

Claudio "wuuuaaaarrrrgghh"

Every bloody time.
  • 9 5
 Claudio sucks!!! If I was Warner I'd be jack of him too.. he just says the same things over and over
  • 2 0
 @johnnyboy11000: you've never noticed that Smooth Is Faster? Especially viewing a monitor.
  • 2 0
 @andydhteam: yes he does. While watching guys coming down the same turns and bumps for a couple hours.
  • 8 6
 Huge congrats to Jamie. Obviously the wet bridge (and perhaps other sections not in the feed) affected times to an extent, however, his section times elsewhere were on point. Plus he was only 2.8 seconds back from Matt Walker on Friday.
Hope he gets a ride for next year!

Also, I really think the commentary booth needs some fresh blood. Oh my word that was poor.
  • 20 13
 Agree with you about commentary needing a refresh, I can't stand Claudio
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 @J1BB: Claudio is awful.
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 @J1BB: any anyone who says otherwise is deaf.
  • 3 0
 Defiantly room for improvement. Drove me crazy today they didn't have details on what was happening on zone 2. Couldn't they have someone be on track and radio in some info? Make up a bit for not suppling fuller video coverage.
  • 20 6
 @Unrealityshow: What's up with all the Claudio bashing? His contributions seem on point. If you come from a mindset of evaluating the trails (you ride) his input is relevant and insightful.
  • 6 4
 Hard to listen to. screech factor way to high.
  • 10 7
 @flaflow: His voice is grating. He rarely has worthwhile insight. The fact he couldn’t figure out that a wet wood feature was why they were slowing down is mind boggling.

If the racing wasn’t so amazing, and Rob so entertaining, I would not watch.
  • 4 3
 @flaflow: Claudio just needs to work on hitting the sweet spot.
  • 7 0
 @flaflow: He said a bunch of stupid shit, then I totally lost it when Dak Norton (I think) got a front flat and rolled his tyre off the rim, and you could clearly see the insert in the tyre in the live feed, and Claudio was all "He obviously isn't running an insert, or else that wouldn't have happened".
  • 7 1
 Sorry. Claudio is pain to listen. I know he's not native speaker so some things don't come up as natural as Rob, but is voice tone doesn't help either when you don't say anything relevant. Cringe af.
  • 4 0
 @flaflow: you clearly haven’t seen any of the older World Cup videos. The freecaster commentary was the peak of WC DH commentary.
  • 5 1
 Eliot Jackson did a pretty sweet job for the Crankworks races.
  • 1 0
 @TheSlayer99: Yes I have, and you're right. Bygone era.
  • 5 0
 Congrats Bandeira and Reis!
  • 3 0
 If the weather gets bad does Deprella win the overall with a third here?

Obviously the rest of the top 4 is on another level but times are going up...
  • 5 1
 30 minutes later the commentators realize this. Gutted for Loris after the first 5 days of the season going perfectly
  • 5 0
 Best one I’ve watched for years
  • 4 0
 So bummed about Loris. He won half of the races and didn't even get on the overall podium.
  • 1 0
 I think it was in his wyn interview that he seemed to have a pretty weak attitude before the last race. He kept saying he wasn't fast enough, even though the reason he failed in race 1 wasn't because of speed. Was kind of surprising, figured he wouldn't win after seeing him looking so downtrodden
  • 2 0
 @Dogl0rd: Had the same feeling. It looked like Wyn was trying to cheer him up. Shame, as it seemed he was on fire and on course to win 3rd in the row.
  • 5 0
 2020 and UCI still don’t care about tall riders
  • 2 0
 Wonder if they adjusted for 29?

Most bikes would be sitting higher than 26 and 27 wouldn't they?
  • 3 1
 Would be if bottom bracket height is higher. Not sure whether it is significant though. There are so many more variables though. The amount of anti-squat as riders smash on the pedals when they leave the start hut, the size of their helmet camera or mohawk... I think mohawk size is dominant out of all these. Just like with the skin suit ban, riders should be required to run a considerable mohawk and venues should size their start hut accordingly.
  • 7 4
 LOICCCCCC!!! SUPERBRUNI for the win! What a great year of riding despite all that’s going on in the world!
  • 29 0
 I sorta wanted to see Greg take one more but at least the last few riders were exciting to watch!
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: Yeah I would have been completely fine with Greg winning, so many of the riders today deserved a win
  • 4 0
 @Firebro19: Nobody is ever dissipointed when Greg wins. Like literally nobody. If I was racing for the win myself, and I got beat by Greg, I would still be stoked.
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: of course! He’s a
  • 1 0
 @jomacba: sorry meant to say

Of course! He’s a monster on the track, I was routing for him the whole race. I was just saying that a lot of riders including him definitely deserved a win, and I’m happy with the results! All the riders gave it their all.
  • 6 2
 the only sport that makes me feel proud to be British.
  • 4 0
 We've had a great year, one of the few positives out of 2020.
  • 1 0
 @Uncled

Just wondering, ...outside of cycling, are there many others where we all compete under one flag?

I can think of motor sport...

Anyone want to Google that for me?
  • 1 0
 @orientdave: Olympics, but not Commonwealth Games.
  • 3 0
 @orientdave: Triathlon? Winter sports? Bog snorkelling? Extreme ironing? Tiddlywinks?
  • 2 0
 @Linkpin: extreme ironing you say? I'm going to have to google that....
  • 5 0
 @orientdave: I recently watched a video about it, had me creased up.
  • 5 0
 @commental: I saw that one; the drama was unfolding as I watched!
  • 2 0
 Also Daprela and Thirion with solid seasons. Amaury will surely grab some wins next year also.
  • 5 0
 Amaury on this lousa track with that motorway .. i can't even imagine ..
  • 3 0
 YEAH FILTHY!!!!! back on the box mate , congrats
  • 4 0
 ela re phil eisai skylos
  • 2 0
 Anyone know what happened to Dan Slack?
  • 27 3
 he Slacked off... CMON SOMEONE WAS GOING TO SAY IT
  • 12 5
 @castlemtn: yeah, we didn't need no.7 Seth Sherlock to solve this mystery.
  • 2 0
 Predictions for Men’s Elite?
  • 2 1
 Loris, Walker, Loic.
  • 6 1
 2 out of 3 ain't bad...
  • 8 10
 @Dropthedebt: 1st place wrong, 2nd place wrong, 3rd place wrong. Ain't good.
  • 5 1
 @mi-bike: haters gonna hate
  • 4 7
 @Dropthedebt: never a good sign though if you have to pat yourself on the back
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: ainters gonna ain’t
  • 4 3
 @mi-bike: okay, let's get in to this then. Firstly I didn't give a 1-2-3, simply 3 names as well, a top 3. If I had meant to predict a 1-2-3 I would have clearly marked them 1st 2nd 3rd.
Secondly, not a self congratulating pat on the back. More of a dissatisfaction of my own thinking about the race.
Thanks for your input though. Unfortunately it will be discounted for further consideration.
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 @Dropthedebt: First time I hear an "ain't bad" reply-to-oneself being explained as reflecting "personal dissatisfaction". Always nice to learn new ways to use English.
  • 6 0
 Have a nice smiley day...
  • 2 2
 @mi-bike: dig those heals. this will work out well for you
  • 4 1
 @cuban-b: * heels
  • 3 1
 @mi-bike: show us where he touched you
  • 2 1
 Ah come on. Don’t stop there. More, more. I’ll get the popcorn.
  • 3 2
 @mi-bike: this comment made me spit spit coffee, props!
  • 2 0
 We need Ted Mosby to perform the rain dance
  • 2 0
 exciting end with rain for the last few riders
  • 4 1
 GOAT doing goat things
  • 2 0
 Jamie, Matt, and Thibaut! The young ones are killing it!
  • 2 0
 Gee atherton struggling these days
  • 1 0
 Hart too, anyone know what’s up with him?
  • 1 0
 I wonder what that means for junior standings in the overall now
  • 7 0
 Ethan Craik won the junior overall with Oisin second. Oisin got no points in the last two races. Very unlucky but that's racing. I wonder did he get a puncture or crash.
  • 3 0
 @humoroususername: I would say he a had a crash..probably pushing hard for the win
  • 2 1
 what happened to Oisin today?
  • 2 0
 looks like he went down between split 1 and 2
  • 2 0
 Dan slack had a puncture
  • 2 0
 Gutted for him!
  • 2 0
 Loic!!!!!
  • 4 3
 wear masks or stay within 1 meter of each other!
  • 1 0
 Wheres Moir?
  • 12 0
 In Australia, about to leave quarantine and enjoy his off season.
  • 3 0
 @MadCyborg: Sounds good..and offseason = summer down there.
  • 7 0
 @DuelingBanjos: I’d be off to Nz for my off season, two weeks of quarantine then living life with no covid
  • 3 1
 @DuelingBanjos: not quite, it’s actually hailing golf balls right now. I have a friend that lives there. IG feed = getting pelted by ice balls
  • 1 1
 The rain!!!! Still a great race nonetheless!
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