Final Results: Lousa World Cup DH 2020 - Round 3

Oct 30, 2020
by Ed Spratt  
She may very well be retiring after these two rounds here in Portugal but Tracey Hannah isn t going out without going all in.


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




Results:

Elite Women

1st. Myriam Nicole: 4:26.325
2nd. Marine Cabirou: +4.397
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: +5.075
4th. Tracey Hannah: +8.290
5th. Nina Hoffmann: +9.264

Elite Men

1st. Greg Minnaar: 3:55.239
2nd. Matt Walker: +1.833
3rd. Loic Bruni: +1.960
4th. Aaron Gwin: +3.062
5th. Dakotah Norton: +3.073


Junior Women

1st. Leona Pierrini: 4:59.667
2nd. Lauryne Chappaz: +3.952
3rd. Aina Gonzalez Grimau: +4.874
4th. Ella Erickson: +14.701
5th. Siel Van Der Velden: +31.658

Junior Men

1st. Ethan Craik: 4:07.602
2nd. Pau Menoyo Busquets: +2.711
3rd. Chris Grice: +3.593
4th. Dan Slack: +3.733
5th. Nuno Reis: +4.100




Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


Junior Women


Junior Men




Live Race Updates:


3:24 am PDT:

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

The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PST 05:30 / EST 08:30 / GMT 12:30 / CET 13:30

Watch on Red Bull TV here.

The Elite Men will start at: PST 06:45 / EST 09:45 / GMT 13:45 / CET 14:45

Watch on Red Bull TV here.





5:41 am PDT:

The Elite Women are now on track with Margarida Bandeira up first.





5:46 am PDT:

Margarida sets the first Elite time of the day with a 5:16.525.





5:48 am PDT:

Next up is the World Champion Camille Balanche who has a great run that falls just six seconds short of Myriam Nicole's fastest qualifier.





5:50 am PDT:

Mille Johnset goes just over four seconds back on Balanche with a 4:41.061.





5:51 am PDT:

Mikayla Parton has a huge crash at the top of the course.





5:55 am PDT:

Monika Hrastnik comes across the line just 0.397 seconds back on Balanche.





5:58 am PDT:

Eleonora Farina also can't match the World Champions run and goes two seconds off the current leader.





6:01 am PDT:

Nina Hoffmann manages to find over a second on Camille Balanche and takes the lead.





6:01 am PDT:

Marine Cabirou is looking to be on a wild run as she goes four seconds faster at the first split.





6:02 am PDT:

Cabirou extends her lead to seven seconds at split two.





6:05 am PDT:

Marine Cabirou crosses the line four seconds up, this is only slightly off Myriam Nicole's qualifying run.





6:09 am PDT:

After gaining back time on the bottom half of the course Tahnee Seagrave falls just 0.678 seconds behind Marine Cabirou.





6:13 am PDT:

Tracey Hannah goes just under four seconds back and into third place.





6:16 am PDT:

Myriam Nicole backs up her fastest qualifying run with a wild race run that puts her over four seconds ahead of Marine Cabirou.





6:16 am PDT:

The top five Elite Women are:

1st. Myriam Nicole: 4:26.325
2nd. Marine Cabirou: +4.397
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: +5.075
4th. Tracey Hannah: +8.290
5th. Nina Hoffmann: +9.264





6:32 am PDT:

The Elite Men are now on track.





6:48 am PDT:

The top five Elite Men after 15 riders are:

1st. Kade Edwards: 4:01.520
2nd. Gaetan Vige: +4.575
3rd. Gee Atherton: +6.033
4th. Ben Zwar: +6.322
5th. Matteo Iniguez: +7.216





6:50 am PDT:

Joe Breeden lays down a solid run to come the closest to Kade Edwards' time so far as he goes just under four seconds back.





6:53 am PDT:

Martin Maes has a wild run to take the top spot so far. His time of 4:00.330 is less than a second off Loris Vergier's fastest qualifier.





6:58 am PDT:

Greg Williamson goes green at every split to take the lead over Martin Maes. We are getting closer and closer to Loris Vergier's 3:59.487 qualifying time.





7:01 am PDT:

Jamie Edmondson has an amazing run that looked like he was going to pass Greg Williamson's time but a slow final split puts him just 0.065 seconds back in 2nd.





7:04 am PDT:

The top five Elite Men after 30 riders are:

1st. Greg Williamson: 3:59.859
2nd. Jamie Edmondson: +0.065
3rd. Martin Maes: +0.471
4th. Kade Edwards: +1.661
5th. Dylan Levesque: +1.838





7:11 am PDT:

Loris Revelli goes just 0.201 seconds back and moves into third place.





7:35 am PDT:

Aaron Gwin is looking to be on a great run as he is currently nearly one and a half seconds up at split two.





7:37 am PDT:

Gwin crosses the line fastest! He goes 1.558 seconds up on Greg Williamson and passes Loris Vergier's qualifying.





7:45 am PDT:

Benoit Coulanges can't quite match the time of Gwin but he still manages to finish his run in second place.





7:47 am PDT:

With 15 riders to go the top five Elite Men are:

1st. Aaron Gwin: 3:58.301
2nd. Benoit Coulanges: +1.002
3rd. Greg Williamson: +1.558
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +1.623
5th. Loris Revelli: +1.759





7:56 am PDT:

A horrible crash for Adam Brayton as he goes over the bars at the top of the course.





8:07 am PDT:

Troy Brosnan falls over one and a half seconds behind the time of Gwin and moves into fourth.





8:11 am PDT:

Dakotah Norton comes the closest to Gwin so far and is only 0.011 back!





8:13 am PDT:

A huge crash for Finn Iles puts him out of contention after being fastest at split one.





8:17 am PDT:

Thibaut Daprela is once again a threat for the win as he goes into third place, only 0.442 seconds back.





8:24 am PDT:

Loic Bruni goes fastest! He passes the time of Gwin by over one second.





8:27 am PDT:

Greg Minnaar puts down an unbelievably smooth run to take the lead by nearly two seconds!





8:34 am PDT:

Matt Walker lays down a wild run but it is not enough to match Minnaar and he goes into second place.





8:38 am PDT:

Disaster for Loris as he has a flat front tire. This means Greg Minnaar takes his 22nd world cup win!





8:40 am PDT:

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Greg Minnaar: 3:55.239
2nd. Matt Walker: +1.833
3rd. Loic Bruni: +1.960
4th. Aaron Gwin: +3.062
5th. Dakotah Norton: +3.073






256 Comments

  • 360 2
 Never ever ever ever count Greg out!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 65 2
 What a run!
  • 81 0
 Minnaar Minnaar Bah bah badum ...
  • 52 0
 GOAT of all GOATs
  • 16 0
 incredible...simply MINNAAAARRR!!!
  • 9 0
 Didn't Clay Porter write him off back in 2007 or so (Earthed 5) or was it in The Tipping Point (200Cool . Either way, he's been doing well since then. Either way, after then no one ever dared to write him off after that.
  • 8 1
 Bloody beast!
  • 10 0
 L E G E N D
  • 24 1
 It's so great seeing Greg back on the top step. I'm holding thumbs that he makes it a double on Sunday.
  • 5 2
 Always at the top, even if a brand new track. Adapt and conquer.
  • 10 0
 Minnaarvelous!
  • 25 0
 That dinosaur taking the wyn!
  • 9 0
 Da Winnar
  • 3 0
 Ohh hell yeahhhh!!!
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: The old wagon wheeler himself!!!
  • 3 0
 Age is only a wheel size.... wait wat?
  • 17 0
 @curendero: obviously Greg is still one of the fastest in the field, but I can't help but wonder how much more dominant his career would have been if he had always been on bikes that fit him like today's bikes. Tall dude finally has long enough bikes. Would have been cool to see Minnaar and Gwin coming up at the same time.
  • 4 1
 @marinlmasher: It´s where experience counts the most I would say... this fast adaptation and knowing what it works...
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: so true.

stoked to see him on the top step!
  • 3 0
 Just amazing to see Greg back on the top step. The only thing that spoilt it slightly for me was Warner now won't have to eat his hat. Does anyone know if he's a veggie? Interesting to see if he'd have gone for something beannie or a homburger.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: agreed 100%
  • 4 11
flag pasteque51 (Oct 30, 2020 at 15:05) (Below Threshold)
 @adrennan: He already has influence on tracks selection for today's world cups, super fast tracks with less technical and slow sections are what he wanted. If you only had tracks like schladming in the last 10 years perhaps the GOAT today would be Hill.
  • 10 0
 This was likely one of the best races in recent years.
  • 1 0
 @audric: D A I R Y
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Clay Porter gave hime shit on Tipping Point, but he won right after that. Greg called him out on it. 12 years ago!!!
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: There’s still the Sam Hill factor...all three of them in their prime....
  • 2 0
 Go go dinosaur!
  • 3 2
 Pulverized the field with a win at almoost 39. That record may never be broken!!!! Go Greg make it 2 from 2!!!
  • 3 0
 @pasteque51: Not even close - Greg has won or podiumed on every kind of track - and he once did a Rampage to boot!!
  • 2 0
 @curendero: totally agree. My comment was more to the fact that through mugh OG Greg's career, no one was making bikes that truly fit him
  • 229 3
 COULDNT CARE LESS ABOUT MY FANTASY TEAM RIGHT NOW LETS GO GREG!!! a win for greg minaar is a win for downhill mountain biking
  • 55 0
 Here I am, 40 years old and aching in pain from riding yesterday. Quite an inspiration to all of us who can't stop riding!
  • 36 0
 He's like Federer. Unbelievable ability at that age
  • 16 0
 @giantwhip: great comparison, all class and complete mastery of their craft!
  • 31 0
 @giantwhip: Perfect comparison. Greg is a total gentleman, ambassador for the sport, fantastic role model, and all around friggin' badass. So sick to see him win. I audibly screamed at my computer when I read the results.
  • 7 0
 True that. I had Loris so was gutted when he got the front flat but who cares about fantasy when you get to see Greg get another win. Absolute legend and what a run!
  • 6 1
 @bonkmasterflex: Agreed. I love when Wyn and anyone else chat with Greg. He's so chill and mature compared to the other "kids" who are racing. Pleasure to listen to.
  • 3 1
 @giantwhip: And Kelly Slater. Maybe the world's best athlete?
  • 2 0
 @herzalot: I'm still more of an Andy Irons fan lol
  • 1 0
 @7hhuman: Bro, if you are aching in pain after riding a bike at 40 you must have some underlying health issues.
  • 1 0
 @PhatBrett: or he had a big ride and his body felt it. Mountain biking isn't a stroll in the park
  • 77 0
 Also GM just then to the team - "I hope Loris is OK.... I'm just glad he's alright (not crashed, sic)"

Respect.
  • 30 1
 Yeah, a proper sportsman!
  • 57 0
 WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED??!!

Bruni with that 1 second over Gwin out of thin air and then BOOM! The GOAT does it again! Holy crap!
  • 15 3
 i think the locked the suspension, but Minnaar with how of a puzzler he is, does not belive in gimmicks hahahaha.. fanastic race, shit for Loris.. 1-2 would have been nice.. he had no chance being 0.8 down at first split
  • 53 0
 GOAT with a lap!!!! Wow
  • 50 24
 Yeah, what a run. Sorry Aaron, but we can clearly see who's the Goat.
  • 28 0
 @lkubica: ya see him clear that double??? Its like he was shot out if a cannon!
  • 4 6
 @lastminutetech: yes, I was afraid he would go down, what a speed. He's 29 and has won on the most physical section, insane.
  • 16 0
 @dirtjumpur: yes, a typo. 39 like me Big Grin
  • 12 40
flag andrew8404 (Oct 30, 2020 at 9:12) (Below Threshold)
 Ya if you give Gwin another 8 years I’m sure he would have more then 2 wins. Let’s look at who has the highest winning percentage per race. @lkubica:
  • 14 6
 @lkubica: The Gwinner's not done yet. Remember, this is first time to race Lousa. ;-)
  • 5 41
flag alexlundberg146 (Oct 30, 2020 at 9:48) (Below Threshold)
 @lkubica: Easily, Gwin's a chump
  • 8 38
flag alexlundberg146 (Oct 30, 2020 at 9:50) (Below Threshold)
 @Verbl-Kint: He never should have left Spec. He signed his death certificate looking for more money.
  • 33 2
 @alexlundberg146: Dude, he literally just finished in 4th. Even among people who actually get to the level of racing WC elite a tiny percentage of those people will ever actually place that high. He's hardly out of the sharp end of things.
  • 14 0
 @lkubica: If today proved anything, it's that the book on these guys isn't done yet.
  • 12 0
 Gwin had a great run also, but I think he lost it on this flat physical section. Definitely it will be harder and harder to win for both of them. Aaron is unfoubtly a legend too, but what just Greg has done is simply amazing when you take his age into account.
  • 8 1
 @lkubica: Definitely, but if Aaron's career lasts as long as Greg's has... there's another 7+ years on tap for potential wins. Crazy how they can keep up the fitness to compete with all the young guns.
  • 13 0
 @recneps57: Not just keep up on fitness but actually beat them on fitness. Greg WON is the freaking pedaling section. A 39 year old beat a 21 year old in a pedaling/sprint. So crazy.
  • 6 0
 @Hogfly: That's a good point, but on the other hand if you look at a lot of top athletes in endurance type events like gravel racing, they actually tend to be a little older and in their mid to late 30's or 40's. Hell, look at Sam Hill in Enduro. Younger riders have more explosive power for sure, but I wonder if maybe that is a factor at play.
  • 3 0
 @lkubica: it suprised me that he lost time at the bottom being one of the fittest riders
  • 4 0
 @lyfcycles: That's true. And there may also be some elder's wisdom at play there in Greg knowing how to ride the top half without expending as much energy, so he was still fresh for the sprint.

You definitely saw Dak make up a lot of time there, with his BMX background.
  • 3 0
 @Hogfly: I think sprinters in track peak around 28, not sure about endurance athletes but I believe it could be mid 30's.
  • 5 1
 @alexlundberg146: like rocky said "if you know what you're worth, now go out and get what you're worth and don't go around blaming other people because you ain't where you want to be" . Gwinn is worth the investment because he's all in. I've never heard a story that didn't involve work ethic with him
  • 13 0
 @alexlundberg146: did you miss his YT stint? Took a bike on (after specialized not paying the man after winning chainless runs) built the team, inc parts companies contracts, riders, frame/linkage tweaking in a short space of time. Then won the first season on the bike. These guys are worth more than what they are paid!! They don’t chase money, they chase what they are worth to a company same as you do. Think before you type bru! Big up Greg GOAT!!
  • 1 0
 @andrew8404: and Greg would have added even more wins!
  • 43 0
 So no one is going to mention Jamie Edmondson?? Just a casual top 10 for a first year elite and privateer
  • 29 2
 So gutted for Loris. Flat is going to cost him the overall. He just needed a decent finish these two races to wrap it up... but then disaster. Pumped for Greg and Gwin, though!
  • 30 0
 He is 14 points back, barely in 2nd place..
  • 1 1
 Was bummed for Loris until he got to the bottom and cold shouldered his teammate. Tough race, and disappointing for sure, but hold on to your class.
  • 27 0
 GREGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
  • 7 0
 exactly my thoughts
  • 2 0
 @hubertje-ryu: You're Belgian. You don't have a proper G over there. A g at most. But ...GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG? No way.
  • 25 0
 gutted for Loris but what a run by Greg. he never LOOKS fast but he just keeps making up time. incredible
  • 10 0
 He's so crazy smooth it almost looks like he's not flying, but he's super fast!! Bruni is the same.
  • 4 0
 @mybaben: so smooth, except for that one jump, talk about over shooting
  • 1 0
 @Tormy: I'm going to watch the race tonight. I looked at the results, but haven't watched yet. I'll look for the jump tonight. Smile
  • 24 1
 CG! Stepping on the box in his 3rd WC race! Great job, but not a surprise.

What happened to Dante?
  • 1 1
 DNS
  • 8 1
 Great Craik!
  • 1 0
 That kid is unreal!!
  • 20 0
 Man Matt Walker has been on a tear this year. Looks like he's due for a win!
  • 11 0
 Dude's been killing it this year and gets almost no attention at all.
  • 7 1
 @kanasasa: Totally. The best Matt Walker on the circuit for sure! He's always been a reasonably good racer, but this year seems to be on another level - top 5s and flying qualifiers. Good stuff.
  • 3 0
 He doesn’t need a win to take the tittle but to finish with a win would be dreamland ! He sort of sneaked under the radar and with a good last race who knows !
  • 20 0
 If I had to guess Loris front tyre was manufactured in 2020.
  • 4 1
 It was sort of ironic that Warner hinted that the team might be sending up orders to give Minnar the victory, then Loris starts and has an immediate flat. They would only do that in road racing.
  • 5 1
 @DoubleCrownAddict: While it would be nice to think that the team would have Vergier ease up, let's be real here. The overall is at stake, they weren't going to let Vergier lose precious points in it just to have one teammate beat the other.
  • 5 0
 @bikerofmountains1I. Warner was joking, so was I.
  • 19 0
 Seagrave gets the award for best hip jump.
  • 18 0
 GREG MINNAAR!!!
  • 16 0
 minaar can actually win the championship...that'll be some DH fairytale
  • 8 0
 if I'm not mistaken he would need to win while Vergier and Walker don't make it into the top three, that's not that far fetched
  • 2 0
 @F22: wow, that's feasible.
  • 15 1
 At the bottom
Gwin: “piecing together small things, starting to come together”
At the top
Greg: “hold my beer”
  • 11 0
 Firstly I'm as impressed as everyone else with the GOAT - amazing ride and result and crikey he's nearly as old as me

but why is no-one talking about how amazingly Matt Walker is doing this year ???

it's not just a one off run, he's reliably right at the pointy fast end of everything and it's like he's invisible or squeezing into the top 30
even Warner seemed to mention him only as an after thought when he and Claudio had talked about everything else and were looking for small print to mention

YEAAAAAH Matt !!
  • 7 2
 i think everyone doesnt want to admit that matt is doing better than danny.......
  • 4 0
 @housem8d: It's bitter sweet for Danny. On the one hand he's not going to enjoy losing to his team mate, on the other the value of his ex rental fleet at his bike park is going up with every race.
  • 14 1
 I wish red bull would show the juniors I’ve really got into following them these last couple of races.
  • 13 0
 Congratulations to Ethan Craik, awesome work by him and his team. Big up to his Dad Jim aswell!
  • 10 3
 Hi Irish cousin "allthe" is also a hell of a guy.
  • 1 2
 @pimpin-gimp: Hi ? oops . . . LOL
  • 20 10
 Holy f*ck...If what we are just seeing are all the sections covered in the livestream, its unbelievably boring. What kind of guy chooses a steady cam against the sunlight just framing the takeoff of a mid-size jump in the flat?
I get it, its for free and we should be happy that there is any coverage at all, but does this media team not have any aspirations at all to deliver quality content?

Ooooh shit nasty crash from Parton....hope she is alright
  • 4 2
 Okay its getting a little better with bigger gaps between the riders...Thought all the girls have the same starting time gap, given that it is such a small field.
  • 5 0
 It’s a style choice.

Adding in a couple of DV cams from the nineties to soothe our eyes from hypersmooth and crisp video we’re used to now.

Actually surprised that there isn’t a single portrait oriented camera.
  • 2 8
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Oct 30, 2020 at 6:29) (Below Threshold)
 If the whole track was like what they are showed on camera on some runs an enduro bike would be faster. At least the camera quality is excellent.
  • 13 0
 Holy smokes fin leave the pole on the track! What a shame though he was on fire!
  • 11 0
 Holy shit the instant I turned on the broadcast Mikayla Parton landed on her head. Not the kind of Friday fail I like to see.
  • 3 0
 Yeah, that was a brutal one.
  • 3 0
 I joined at the very same moment. Painful to watch... hope she's ok!
  • 13 0
 Holy Sh*t Greg!


The man is incredible!
  • 12 0
 Nice podium Dak!!! Come celebrate with us at windrock next weekend
  • 7 0
 was looking for someone commenting about this! Stoked for Dak
  • 5 0
 No doubt! With Grice getting 3rd and Dak 5th... Windrock is planting its flag for Mecca of DH in the US. So wishing that we'd get a proper DH track in Arkansas, which would then be able to be part of the Southeast series.
  • 13 0
 Minaar! That's amazing!
  • 4 0
 Minnaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!
  • 11 0
 GREGG. Sorry i mean GOAT!!!!!!!
  • 9 0
 To early to say the final results but good to see AG putting a good run together.
  • 10 0
 Hell yeah, Minnaar is THE GOAT!!!
  • 7 0
 It what did Loic reach for and point to on his bike? What’s under that cover on the frame? Let the internet speculation begin! My guess, he made a compression adjustment to better suit the bottom of the track.
  • 6 0
 From the rider’s mouth “did a little secret that we prepared for the pedaly section”. Hmmmm
  • 2 0
 they just asked him about it and he said it was a special secret. guessing its some kind of compression lockout to help on pedall-y sections
  • 3 0
 I think it´s some kind of suspension lock... If you watch closelly, as soon as he locks before the pedal section his seat stopped moving, even when he was peddaling hard, but when he reaches the jump line he makes another movement with his wrist and the seat started moving up/down again when he peddals. Smile
  • 4 1
 @jomigas: DH version of Brain shock? Smile
  • 3 0
 @bananowy: don't think so as he apparently makes something with his hand, and brain shock does that by itself. I think it's just a simple lockout connected to his handlebar just like we see on Enduro bikes (monarch, float for example).
A few days ago i've seen some pictures from his bike and its visable that he hás some kind of cable connected to his right grip.
  • 2 0
 Definitely, wasn’t there a spy shot showing a button on his bar? Surprised to hear Rob and Claudio so confused. I’m amazed more teams don’t do it, couldn’t Scott implement something pretty easily using their Twinloc tech?
  • 1 0
 @jomigas: Yeah true. And now that I think about it, Brain would need the bit at the axle or chainstay too. So a lockout, probably not full or with a "blow off valve" considering he still had the big jumps to go.
  • 3 0
 @dirtjumpur: in the last two seasons some teams developed solutions to lockout the rear shock, but i don´t know why they don´t use it more often, specially in tracks with some peddaling like Lousã, moto section in Fort William...
  • 3 0
 Anyone remember the australia world champs? 09 maybe Everyone had all kinds of lock outs. When race Fabien Barel ran a single crown fork.
  • 4 0
 @jomigas: Fox already has live valve, I wonder why there's not just a manual version with a remote trigger button, seems easy and logical. SRAM has to be working on AXS integrated suspension, how can they not have a "dropper down, suspension open" system for XC/Enduro etc.
  • 1 1
 @bbqmike: and then Steve won with Minnaar on second. Both on proper DH bikes. The only difference between Peat's and Minnaar's bikes were that Peat's rims were raw saving him some rotational mass and couple of grams on his bike.
  • 1 0
 @marinlmasher: and then Steve won with Minnaar on second. Both on proper DH bikes. The only difference between Peat's and Minnaar's bikes were that Peat's rims were raw saving him some rotational mass and couple of grams on his bike
  • 2 0
 @danielfox: Also bearings with no seals and just a bit of oil!
  • 1 0
 He turned the motor on !
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: DH brain shock? Christ i f*cking hope not!
My guess is that under the cover is just a simple hsc servo set up that cranks the hsc lever up to max. An he did the same to his fork by hand
  • 9 0
 Finn!!!! Stay on your bike man!
  • 9 0
 Winaar winaar Greg MINAAR!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 7 0
 Go on Ethan! So pumped on the win for him! Used to sponsor him when he was just starting out so this is amazing to see
  • 18 13
 Great win for Greg Minnaar. The GOAT did it again...
Loris acted just like a spoiled kid by not congratulating his teammate for his win. Losing is tough but it´s also part of the game.
Excelent race!!!
  • 3 47
flag bulletbassman (Oct 30, 2020 at 8:56) (Below Threshold)
 Fuck you
  • 8 0
 The Legend of the Goat continues!
  • 5 0
 Another great run! Hats off to Minaar for the win! Sad to see Vergier end the race with a flat, and also to my guy Finn with the crash. All in all, a good competitive race nonetheless!
  • 7 0
 Greg won his first WC when Loris was 5 years old and looks younger than most of the field. What a legend.
  • 15 10
 Can't thank redbull enough for making 60% of what they show us the pedally straightaway at the end. If we wanted to watch people pedal we would watch xc races
  • 19 1
 Yeah I mean not the most exciting section but to be fair it was basically where the race got decided. It’d be weird if we didn’t see it and then times were changing by more than a second through that section.
  • 4 0
 You're probably always going to a get a live feed that shows most of the bottom portion off the track live. This track just happens to have a flat motorway at the bottom. Also, pretty much any DH track is going to have a portion somewhere on the track that would be boring to watch.
  • 10 1
 I don´t find it boring to see the last pedal for the win, with super tight times, people sprinting their harts out...
come on, the track had plenty of gnar and it was well portrayed in the live feed, with all its limitations. Maybe when 5G is a real thing we can dream of full track coverage with wireless cameras...

What was a little dissapointing is seeing those huge jumps after the bridge being skipped by the faster chicken line, next year that section could be a super cool rythm section, just a sugestion!
  • 1 0
 @luckymixes: You would love BMX racing. BMX racing is not DH though...
  • 7 0
 Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Greg Minaar!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Just a goat doing goat things, all out war for Sunday now. Track should stay dry, riders will fine tune lines and set up tomorrow after the track evolving today. Lining up to be one of the best WC finals in history, and to think a week ago it was touch and go whether it would go ahead at all!
  • 7 0
 Goatasaurus Rex Salute
  • 3 0
 gwin lost 2.5 on the last section alone. hes second place with a bit more fitness there. Greg dialed, great run. Bruni's bike still looks incredibly setup sus wise. noticeable better then most.
  • 4 0
 Greg is pure legend, but Jamie Edmonson deserves a huge shout out! Even more excited for the next episode of Walk The Talk than I normally am, haha!
  • 2 0
 Greg has the best body for tracks are not that steep... long legs help him to absorve big obstacles like no one, pump and gap like no one... He always gains so much on the motorways and final part of the tracks like no one... That makes me say probably he is the most phisichal gifted rider.. even he says is not the stronger... not many with his constitution... but then his mindset and aproach is just otherworldly...
  • 5 1
 Wow - Walker in 2nd.and Lori's errfitcively DNF! What does this do to the points!
  • 2 0
 Changes them..?
  • 5 0
 Only 10 women and 5 juniors competing in womens DH Frown
  • 5 0
 Yeah Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak!
  • 2 1
 Sorry Loris!! A front flat took it a bit too far but guess it was just too many people hoping for something to slow you down and see Greg take another win - just amazing.. This one was for Greg but we love to see you win again in future races Smile
  • 4 0
 Bandera was on fire at home, gut for him
  • 3 0
 After Brayton's crash, Atwill clearly took it upon himself to provide a bit of gas to flat action.
  • 4 0
 So happy to see Phil back in form. He is such a top bloke
  • 2 0
 The only guy crazy enough to use the tiny plank on the bridge as a catch berm Big Grin
  • 1 0
 From this day forward.... 'Gas to flat' will be known as 'Buck to flat' Brayton. Horrible OTB early on in the track! Hopefully he comes away from it and is good to go again on Sunday!
  • 3 0
 someone heard how he is? also, what happened to flo payet?
  • 2 0
 If you google the greatest cyclist of all time, you might not get the correct result.
This is the correct list:
1. GREG MINAAR
2. EDDY MERCKX
3. BERNARD HINAULT
:::::
  • 2 0
 Super bummed about Vergier. But beyond stoked to see Minnaar take the win. Minnaar or Vergier for the overall. That's my Vote!
  • 3 0
 Superb result for Ethan, congrats!!!
  • 4 1
 Top Effort Ethan! Someone needs to give Dan Slack a factory sponsor asap!
  • 1 0
 Check out how tight the times are for the Junior Men, it is coming down to single mistakes and carrying speed. Going to be a super close call with Elite categories
  • 4 0
 Jesus what a crash!
  • 3 0
 Ooohh! Either Gwin is on a tear, or the times are about to start tumbling!
  • 4 0
 Turns out it was both lol
  • 4 0
 Come on GM!!
  • 3 0
 Was something wrong with Bruni's fork / bike?
  • 1 0
 He used a lockout (not full lockout, just close compression damping a bit) for the pedal section, judging by the German commentary - seems to have worked too!
  • 5 5
 Yes, it's a Specialized.



/s
  • 3 0
 anyone know what happened to oisin?
  • 1 0
 From this day forward 'Gas to flat' will be known as 'Buck to flat' Brayton. Horrible OTB. Hope it's nothing too serious and he will be back for Sunday!
  • 2 1
 Well, you saw what the V10 is made best for-real DH. Greg wins, Luca was 18th with a crash and Loris was fastest qualifier. Congrats to the GOAT.
  • 4 2
 Vergier with a flat front tire would have got a podium in the women's race!
  • 2 0
 I guess this proves it, gwin is done. Lol clowns who said this during mudfest world champs
  • 2 0
 Is anyone else having problems watching the women category in Red Bull?
  • 1 0
 It’s working ok for us !
  • 2 4
 The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: CET 13:30
The Elite Men will start at: CEST 14:45

Elite Women start at central european wintertime, while elite men start at central european summertime? Sexual discrimination?
  • 2 0
 Anyone knows if Mikayla is ok?
  • 1 0
 I think she stood up again but haven't heard since.
  • 3 0
 From her Instagram page she's very sore about the "head, neck and body" and won't be racing Sunday. Beyond that it seem she's okay, thankfully.

That one was a cake taker in the cringle worth crash category. Made my neck hurt just watching.
  • 3 0
 G O A T
  • 3 0
 Old men shred! Ya Greg!
  • 3 0
 GOAT!!!
  • 2 0
 Now we need to see a gwin vs minnaar showdown
  • 2 0
 Just another proof that long tracks really suits the old school riders.
  • 3 0
 Greg is a MONSTER!!!
  • 1 0
 The leaders curse got both of the mens classes today. Makes it interesting for Sunday Funday ! Yewww !
  • 1 0
 Gwin was .5 off the win until the last split! Gwin and Minaar gonna be sparring again for wins?
  • 2 0
 Hope Flo's Ok seemed to have a big one .
  • 2 0
 Anyone know what happened to Flo Payet?
  • 2 0
 I hope Greg keeps racing for years to come, he’s still go it.
  • 1 0
 Greg, what a legend. This season may be short, but so far it really delivers.
  • 1 0
 Is there two rounds again this weekend anyone???
  • 2 0
 Yes. Another on Sunday.
  • 3 3
 I wonder if having a dropper post for the pedaling sections would help at all?
  • 5 0
 Probably not because they are on the gas, sprinting
  • 1 0
 Didn't DH racers first experiment with dropper posts for the first WC DH race in Pietermaritzburg back in the days. Not sure how much it has helped them back then.
  • 4 3
 Just for the pun of it - I wish for a Gwinã at Lousã.
  • 6 1
 Minnã at Lousã
  • 1 0
 Need baguette to win this wild rice, go frenchy!
  • 2 0
 Congrats PomPon!
  • 2 0
 Grice Chrispy!
  • 1 0
 Bernard definitely earns style points!
  • 1 0
 is the broadcast lagging horrificaly for anyone else?
  • 1 0
 Holy shit Brayton that was a slam
  • 1 0
 Uh oh, did the stream just cut off? "No valid source detected".
  • 1 0
 Red Bull iOS app still seems to work but browser doesn't. Strange.
  • 2 0
 I hate flat tires!
  • 2 0
 Myriam!!
  • 2 3
 Fantasy finishes No. 6, 7, 8, 1, 7 and Loris - could have been a great result...But seeing Greg winning once more makes me even happier than stupid fantasy!!!
  • 1 0
 Congrats Greg and Miriam! Old men shred!
  • 1 0
 Minar minar chicken dinnar. Jibbin' whizz kidz btfo.
  • 1 0
 Parabéns a todos os Portugueses!! Bora para a próxima! Big Grin
  • 3 2
 Greg put a little cut in Loris tire in the team tent Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Did Jack Moir not start? Is he injured? Must have missed him.
  • 1 0
 Yeah same been out of range all week. What happened to Jack
  • 2 0
 @Stickyson: He's back home catching waves.
  • 1 0
 Jack never intended to do these races. He went home after Maribor.
  • 1 0
 When was the last time there was 2 Americans on the podium?
  • 1 1
 Loris killed my Fanatay (+ Walker, Daprela, Coulanges). But actually idc, because Greg winning again is really cool.
  • 2 1
 What happened to Oisin?
  • 1 2
 Ah did he not race? Just looking at the qualifying times again.
  • 1 1
 Crashed looking at the timing. Was almost 30 secs down.
  • 3 0
 Puncture
  • 1 0
 @Freakyjon: That's a shame. He didnt post a qualifying time so wondered if he hadn't raced at all. Congrats Ethan.
  • 3 0
 Sure he did, was second in qualifying.
  • 4 0
 Goncalo Bandeira was on a heater too, green until the fourth split.
  • 2 0
 @rarerider: sorry you are right, i was looking at the timed training, my bad
  • 2 0
 @Mitch243: Flat tire after the first split
  • 1 0
 Where is he now on in the race for the overall? Huge bummer to have such a low result with so few races in a season.
  • 2 2
 Is this a double header again like Slovenia? Why is the race on Friday?
  • 3 0
 yes double header again
  • 1 1
 Are they not streaming these races? It doesnt seem to be in RBTV
  • 1 0
 @Jacquers: weird it wasnt coming up in the ipad app. Thanks
  • 1 0
 come on Gwin
  • 1 1
 sss
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