Final Results: Maribor DH World Cup 2019

Apr 28, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
What a run for Canadian Mark Wallace who made short work of the rain to qualify first ahead of Aaron Gwin.

Maribor provided some classic racing as the top four men were separated by less than a second. It would be current World Champion Loic Bruni who would take the win on board his new mixed wheel Specialized Demo. 0.404 seconds back would be Danny Hart who was also sporting two wheel sizes and managed to hang onto the hot seat for what felt like most of the race. Troy Brosnan has looked quick on track since the iXS round last weekend and he put together a great run that would place him third. On his first race for Trek Factory Racing, Charlie Harrison would prove he is one to watch this year as he stays within a second of Bruni's time. Hart's teammate Matt Walker couldn't quite repeat his performance from last weekend but a fifth place for the young ready is still very impressive.

In the Elite Women's race, it was an all-out battle between the two British riders Rachel Atherton and Tahnee Seagrave. In the end, Tahnee would best Rachel by 0.855 seconds but the close split times show that this season is going to be pretty exciting between the two racers. tracey Hannah couldn't quite match her top qualifying position from yesterday but her third-place finish shows she is still a strong contender for this season. Scott Factory rider Marine Cabirou showed she is also one to watch this year as she held onto the hot seat for most of the race. Monika Hrastnik would complete the podium 4.325 seconds back in a very competitive women's field.

Thibaut Daprela and Vali Holl continue where they left off in 2018 with big wins in Maribor. Thibaut took the Junior Men win with a margin of over three seconds on Ethan Shandro. Kye A'Hern would fall just over four seconds back from first with Lucas Cruz and Goncalo Bandeira completing the top five. In the Junior Women's race, Vali Holl would dominate the field with an almost 10 second lead over Anna Newkirk. Atherton Bikes team rider Mille Johnset would pilot the prototype bike into third just a few hundredths of a second back from 2nd place. Lauryne Chappaz and Ottilia Johansson Jones would come across the line in fourth and fifth.

Elite Men

1st. Loic Bruni: 2:58.839
2nd. Danny Hart: +0.404
3rd. Troy Brosnan: +0.764
4th. Charlie Harrison: +0.928
5th. Matt Walker: +1.610

Elite Women

1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:25.888
2nd. Rachel Atherton: +0.855
3rd. Tracey Hannah: +2.638
4th. Marine Cabirou: +3.542
5th. Monika Hrastnik: +4.325

Junior Men:

1st. Thibaut Daprela: 3:05.557
2nd. Ethan Shandro: +3.041
3rd. Kye A'Hern: +4.266
4th. Lucas Cruz: +6.254
5th. Goncalo Bandeira: +8.289

Junior Women:

1st. Vali Holl: 3:35.775
2nd. Anna Newkirk: +9.943
3rd. Mille Johnset: +10.110
4th. Lauryne Chappaz: +34.350
5th. Ottilia Johansson Jones: +39.631

Full Results:

Elite Men

Elite Women

Junior Men

Junior Women

Live Race Updates:

3:30am PDT: The Elite Women are now on course.

3:33am PDT: Janine Hubscher sets the first time of 3:40.493

3:35am PDT: Camille Balanche goes faster by over two seconds.

3:36am PDT: Veronika Widmann is faster at every split and sits in the top spot with 2.042 back to second position.

3:37am PDT: Sandra Rubesam moves into second.

3:38am PDT: Eleonora Farina must have done something special between split 4 and the finish line as she was down at all four splits but still crosses the line one second up on Widmann.

3:41am PDT: Marine Cabirou is up by 1.4 seconds at split one. She has been looking fast all weekend, can she take the win today?

3:43am PDT: Almost four seconds up at split three.

3:44am PDT: Marine is now five seconds up.

3:45am PDT: Marine Cabirou takes the lead with a time of 3:29.430. She looked to be flying on the live feed.

3:46am PDT: Katy Curd seems to be off the pace, over six seconds back.

3:47am PDT: Katy finishes 13 seconds back, she seems to have lost a lot of time from split two onwards.

3:48am PDT: Emilie Siegenthaler is almost ten seconds back at split four.

3:49am PDT: She goes 12 seconds back and now sits in seventh place.

3:50am PDT: Mariana Salazar crosses the line 11 back on Cabirou. Carina Cappellari is just over six seconds back at split three.

3:52am PDT: Carina Cappellari drops further back at split four, now seven seconds off first.

3:53am PDT: Monika Hrastnik is now on track, what can she do this weekend?

3:53am PDT: Hrastnik is up at split two! Almost a second ahead.

3:54am PDT: Down by 1.3 at split three, it looks like she lost a bit of time in the rock garden.

3:55am PDT: Monika Hrastnik finishes 0.783 seconds back and moves in 2nd place.

3:57am PDT: Nina Hoffmann only back by on 0.248 at split one. Could she take the top spot?

3:57am PDT: Up by almost a second at split two.

3:58am PDT: She looks very quick through the rock garden and but still falls behind by 0.849 at split three.

3:59am PDT: Lost a ton of time, now back by over two seconds.

3:59am PDT: With three women left can anyone topple Marine Cabirou's time?

4:00am PDT: Nina Hoffmann comes in 2.306 back, and sits in third position.

4:01am PDT: Tahnee up by four seconds at split two!

4:01am PDT: She loses a bit of time but still three seconds ahead.

4:02am PDT: Tahnee finishes 3.542 up, will this time hold with Rachel and Tracey still to come?

4:03am PDT: Rachel on track. Time to see how quick the new bike is.

4:04am PDT: Just ahead at split one.

4:05am PDT: Rachel back by 0.5 at split two.

4:05am PDT: So close at split three, 0.087 up on Tahnee.

4:06am PDT: Split four sees her drop back again.

4:07am PDT: Rachel fails to beat Tahnee's time, she is back by 0.855 as she crosses the line.

4:08am PDT: One woman left. What can Tracey Hannah do today?

4:09am PDT: Tracey is 1.395 back at split one.

4:09am PDT: Split two sees her fall further back again. Now 2.548 off the pace.

4:10am PDT: Tracey pulls back some time but still over two seconds back from Tahnee.

4:10am PDT: The final split has Tracey still in the red.

4:11am PDT: Tahnee Seagrave takes the win in Maribor!

4:13am PDT: Elite Women's Podium: // 1st. Tahnee Seagrave - 3:25.888 // 2nd. Rachel Atherton - 3:26.743 // 3rd. Tracey Hannah - 3:28.526 // 4th. Marine Cabirou - 3:29.430 // 5th. Monika Hrastnik - 3:30.213 //

4:30am PDT: Elite Men are starting now.

4:33am PDT: Alex Fayolle sets the first time of the day. 3:04.581.

4:34am PDT: Ed Masters goes quickest, over a second up on Fayolle.

4:36am PDT: Bernard Kerr is only 0.177 off Masters' time at split two.

4:37am PDT: Bernard falls just behind at the finish and now sits in second position.

4:39am PDT: Matt Simmonds on the new Cannondale DH bike can't quite find the pace and is 3.322 back at split four.

4:42am PDT: No one on track seems to be able to match Masters time, how long can he stay on the hot seat?

4:47am PDT: Brendan Fairclough Got within a second of Masters but has now fallen back by 2.453 at split four.

4:48am PDT: David Trummer has been looking very fast all week and he is within 0.2 of Masters.

4:49am PDT: Trummer is 0.051 down at split four, can he find any extra time?

4:49am PDT: David Trummer crosses the finish line only 0.168 behind Ed Masters' time.

4:50am PDT: Hugo Frixtalon looked to be on pace at split one but as sine dropped back after crossing split two.

4:51am PDT: Michael Jones looks to be on a good run, only 0.774 back at split two.

4:52am PDT: Dakotah Norton back by 0.419 at split two.

4:52am PDT: Michael Jones drops to a second back at split four.

4:53am PDT: Norton is up at split three!

4:53am PDT: Norton gains more time in split four.

4:54am PDT: Dakotah Norton goes fastest by 1.449 seconds.

4:54am PDT: Matt Walker (GB) is green all the way so far. Almost two seconds up at split three.

4:55am PDT: Walker continues to lead at split four, can he repeat his win from the iXS cup last weekend?

4:56am PDT: By 1.441 seconds Matt Walker goes into the top spot.

5:00am PDT: Current Elite Men Top 3 // 1st. Matt Walker (GB) - 3:00.449 // 2nd. Dakotah Norton - 3:01.890 // 3rd. Ed Masters - 3:03.339 //

5:01am PDT: Neko Mulally goes 1.101 back at split one.

5:03am PDT: Neko is continuing to lose time as he goes down the course.

5:04am PDT: Finishing 5.566 seconds back Neko Mulally goes into 12th.

5:10am PDT: Charlie Hatton only 0.322 back at split one.

5:11am PDT: Hatton drops back from Matt Walker at split three, now 2.841 off the top spot.

5:12am PDT: Charlie Hatton moves into 13th position after losing time all the way down the track.

5:19am PDT: Sam Blenkinsop is next on track, what can he do this weekend?

5:20am PDT: Sam is less than a second back at split one.

5:21am PDT: Drops to over two seconds back at split two.

5:22am PDT: Danny Hart is out the start gate. Can he beat his teammate's time?

5:22am PDT: Hart goes 0.624 up at split one.

5:23am PDT: He loses a bit of time but is still up at the second split.

5:23am PDT: Almost a second up now, it looks like Matt Walker's time is beatable.

5:24am PDT: Danny Hart goes into first with a time of 2:59.243. 1.206 up on Matt Walker.

5:25am PDT: Reece Wilson is nearly two seconds back at the 2nd split.

5:26am PDT: 3.530 back at split three, Wilson looks to be far off the pace of Hart.

5:27am PDT: Will Danny Hart take the win on his mixed wheel sized bike?

5:30am PDT: Brook MacDonald on track.

5:30am PDT: Brook 1.243 behind at the second split.

5:31am PDT: He is losing more time in the bottom half of the track. 2.474 behind Hart.

5:32am PDT: Brook almost loses it but manages to ride it out.

5:33am PDT: Connor Fearon nearly a second in the red at the first split.

5:34am PDT: Over a second behind now.

5:34am PDT: He is flying though the rock garden but still loses almost 2 seconds in that section of track.

5:35am PDT: Fearon goes into tenth.

5:36am PDT: Remi Thirion only 0.398 back at split one.

5:37am PDT: One second back at split two.

5:37am PDT: Loses another second to Hart.

5:38am PDT: Remi come across the line in ninth, 4.441 back.

5:39am PDT: Marcelo Gutierrez is over 2.5 seconds behind after the first two splits.

5:40am PDT: Gee Atherton is up next, can he pilot the prototype bike to victory?

5:41am PDT: Gee is way down at split one. 1.546 off Hart's time.

5:43am PDT: Over three and a half seconds back at the third split.

5:44am PDT: Gee Atherton slots in 15th place.

5:45am PDT: Dean Lucas half a second behind Danny's first split.

5:46am PDT: Lucas loses another half a second at split two.

5:46am PDT: 1.849 back at third split.

5:47am PDT: Dean Lucas goes into fourth after a great run.

5:48am PDT: Amaury Pierron back by 0.410, can he continue his success from last year?

5:49am PDT: Pierron barely loses any time going into split three.

5:50am PDT: Just over a second off the top time now.

5:50am PDT: Amaury Pierron goes into third position, 1.653 behind Hart.

5:51am PDT: Danny Hart and Matt Walker are still holding the two top spots on the hot seat, can anyone beat the Madison Saracen riders?

5:54am PDT: Joe Breeden had a great qualifying run yesterday let's see what he can do today.

5:54am PDT: 2.626 seconds back from Hart at split two.

5:55am PDT: Breeden comes off but looks to be okay and is back on the bike.

5:56am PDT: 13 seconds back at split four, the crash has clearly cost him a lot of time.

5:57am PDT: Jacob Dickson 1.447 off the leader's pace.

5:58am PDT: 7.908 seconds back Jacob Dickson is in 34th place.

6:00am PDT: Only 10 riders left at the top of the hill, can anyone beat Danny Hart?

6:04am PDT: George Brannigan two seconds behind at the 2nd split.

6:05am PDT: Brannigan goes into 14th.

6:06am PDT: World Champion Loic Bruni is insanely close to Hart. 0.006 back.

6:07am PDT: Bruni is up!

6:08am PDT: He extends his lead at split three, 0.471 up.

6:08am PDT: Almost a second up at split four. The mixed wheel bike seems to be suiting him well.

6:09am PDT: Loic Bruni takes the lead! 0.404 up on Hart.

6:11am PDT: Jure Zabjek is over two seconds back on Bruni at the 2nd split.

6:12am PDT: He loses more time at split four, now 4.603 off the top time.

6:14am PDT: Charlie Harrison within a second of Bruni at split one.

6:14am PDT: He gains time at the 2nd split, only 0.440 in the red.

6:15am PDT: Split three sees him lose over a second, now 1.663 back.

6:15am PDT: Harrison goes into third after crossing the line on a loose run.

6:17am PDT: Troy Brosnan so close at split one! 0.081 off Bruni.

6:18am PDT: Brosnan loses half a second at split two, we know he is quick on this course can he make up the time at the bottom of the track?

6:18am PDT: Lost almost a second at the next split. Bruni's time is looking very quick.

6:19am PDT: Troy Brosnan takes third place, less than a second off Bruni. He gained a lot of time in the last section of track.

6:20am PDT: Only 0.326 behind, can Loris Vergier get a good result for the Syndicate?

6:21am PDT: Lost more time at split two, but still less than a second back.

6:22am PDT: Big crash!

6:22am PDT: Loris is back on the bike and making his way down the course. He has lost his helmet peak in the crash.

6:23am PDT: Crosses the line 13.178 back, he sits in 54th position. It hasn't been a great weekend for the Syndicate.

6:24am PDT: Laurie Greenland nearly a second off the pace at split one.

6:25am PDT: One second back at 2nd split.

6:25am PDT: Lost another second at split three.

6:26am PDT: Laurie Greenland moves into 7th, 2.379 off Loic Bruni.

6:27am PDT: Three riders to go. Finn Iles on track.

6:28am PDT: Finn is just back at split one. Can he beat his teammate Loic's time on the mixed wheel bike?

6:28am PDT: Finn slips out in a corner and loses a ton of time. Seven seconds back at split two.

6:29am PDT: Just Aaron Gwin and Mark Wallace left at the top, can either of them top Loic Bruni?

6:31am PDT: Aaron Gwin in touch at the first split. 0.125 in the red.

6:31am PDT: Gwin loses a bit of time at the second split but he can still catch up.

6:32am PDT: He loses a ton of time at the 3rd split. Nearly two seconds back.

6:33am PDT: Still loses time at split four, it is looking like he won't be in the top three.

6:33am PDT: Aaron Gwin goes into sixth place. Only Mark Wallace can beat Loic Bruni now.

6:34am PDT: Wallace is over a second back at the first split.

6:37am PDT: 2.117 back at split four.

6:37am PDT: Mark Wallace finishes in 8th position.

6:37am PDT: Loic Bruni takes the win!

6:38am PDT: Elite Men's Podium: // 1st. Loic Bruni - 2:58.839 // 2nd. Danny Hart - 2:59.243 // 3rd. Troy Brosnan - 2:59.603 // 4th. Charlie Harrison - 2:59.603 // 5th. Matt Walker - 3:00.449 //

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  • 102 4
 Dumped out a can of Monster and filled it with water to drink as I watch this first World Cup DH round.
  • 12 56
 Redbull may have given you energy drink paranoia. It turns out Monster makes several flavors that, get this, DON'T taste like dirty socks smell. My personal favorite, the hydro flavors. No they don't pay me to say these things. But they could.
  • 55 1
 @LoganKyleMcCallum: Cool story, bro.
  • 17 1

> DON'T taste like dirty socks smell

I don't believe you. I can smell that nasty diabetic jizz flavor from like 20 feet away whenever someone cracks a Monster in my vicinity.
  • 13 21
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 28, 2019 at 11:41) (Below Threshold)
 Bravo bravo, what an act of courage, you totally sent the message to Red Bull, who knows maybe you just changed the sport.
  • 90 3
 Great racing and great coverage by Redbull. The whole weekend has been brilliant, with the complimentary stuff from RB helping the build up. I can't see how anyone can slag off this free, in-depth coverage. There was a time when there was nothing. Thanks again....
  • 18 12
 the coverage was great but that dopesnt channge fact that redbull is acting 'bit' douchy
  • 11 10
 @nikifor88: douchy by which standards? Like Peaty sitting on the hot seat and showing a can of Monster straight to the camera? I wonder how you would behave if you were in Red Bulls shoes.
  • 4 2
 @WAKIdesigns: probably douchy as well, doesnt change the fact that its just not cool to abuse power like this
  • 3 7
flag nikifor88 (Apr 28, 2019 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: also, there is wayyyyyy less content than used to be and stuff like yesterdays 'top 3 quali runs' is just a slap in the face
  • 10 3
 @nikifor88: you paid for that content?
  • 6 3
 @bigwheels87: We all pay for content, just no longer in the traditional sense of consumer transacting money to the producer.
  • 3 3
 @Benlow: please tell us more. Am I enslaved?
  • 3 1
 @WAKIdesigns: do you have stocks from RB or something?
  • 5 0
 @WAKIdesigns: We all are hun.
  • 4 2
 @Benlow: how exactly am I paying for this? I don't drink Red Bull? Is there a Red Bull mountain bike tax coming out of my paycheck that I'm unaware of? And if the world cup is cancelled for some reason will I be financially better off?

Because otherwise, I reckon I'm getting it for free.
  • 13 0
 @humoroususername: check your cookies, trackers etc. After visiting redbull tv. You are paying in data

Negating the truth is a choice
  • 2 1
 @bigwheels87: you really think redbull does wc and rampage couse they love bikes? its giant advertisment and brand building and if they act like dicks its not working well for them despite all cash they spend
  • 2 6
flag WAKIdesigns (Apr 29, 2019 at 4:48) (Below Threshold)
 @nikifor88: oh yeah, and people who work for their MTB/MX side are dispassionate aholes cating only about increasing profits. You have no grasp on reality. Nobody would do this job if they weren’t passionate because MTB pays shit.

In grand scheme of things, MTBers and viewers of MtB comps are relatively irrelevant, the target audience is always regular Joes, from clubbing youngsters through truck drivers to folks trying to survive mids birthday party. “Extreme” MTB is just a commercial gig helping to sell drinks to these people.
  • 3 4
 @nikifor88: also worth mentioning: this commercial gig they do is making MTB world better off than if RB wasn't there. It is all easy to point out what doesn't work, much harder to propose a solid alternative. Yes Democracy isn't perfect, what else do we got? Gulag?
  • 1 0
 @Benlow: sure. sometimes you get what you pay for, that's all.
  • 1 0
 @nikifor88: when did i say that? how do you know it's not working well for them? i'd have to agree they're using mountain biking to sell their product to a much wider audience. you think mercedes cares that mountain bikers don't buy sedans?

red bull did $7billion in revenue last year. that's 14x specialized...
  • 3 2
 @bigwheels87: 14 times Specialized as a whole, but tlet's see Specialized MTB... Highly possibly Bora Hans Grohe and Peter Sagan gets more funding from Specialized than the whole MTB racing circus, DH in particular. I would not be surprised if Spesh also makes more money from road/ touring/ commuting than all MTBs combined. Wouldn't be surprised either if Red Bull was a big deal of Gwinny's wage. So numbers Redbull vs Spesh MTB can easily go up to 50:1. There's easily thousand-fold more people drinking Redbull who seat on a bicycle twice a year than those who ride frequently. North Face and Black Diamond, La Sportiva sponsors Alex Honnold - I guess they didn't support the Free solo movie to sell more of their stuff to free solo climbers. That's like expecting Nestle to go full vegan.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: @bigwheels87: So if redbull guys love dh so much and its so tough moneywise for everybody on the scene then why make it even harder for athletes getting paid by other energy drinks?
  • 1 0
 @nikifor88: because they can and they don't care. maybe they'll reverse course, but they'll take the publicity either way.
  • 1 1
 @bigwheels87: and thats what makes them douchy. thank you.
  • 62 2
 Since when did Warner become a porn star?
  • 24 0
 Always been, somehow.
  • 9 3
 The Franken bikes dominated here too!
  • 19 1
 How can you become mexican in one winter!?
  • 8 0
 It's 2019, not 1983.
  • 18 1
 @nicfugere: you can be anything you want to be these days. I woke up today and decided I was the starship enterprise, so I am the starship enterprise.
  • 2 0
 @endurocat: every big gravity race so far this year
  • 1 0
 Finally Joe Barnes has a contender for silliest looking tash in MTB!
  • 58 8
 Bruni looked so comfortable on his banshee legend
  • 2 1
 It’s almost as if the bike was Specialized for a Legend.
  • 43 0
 Glad I avoided this site and all social all day just for Red Bull to plaster TAHNEE SEAGRAVE WINNING RUN & LOIC BRUNI WINNING RUN all over their site when I went to watch the replay...
  • 14 0
 that's where I'm at... get it together Redbull.
  • 8 0
 Yea, that was tweaked. And it was posted not too long after the race finished. Maybe staff turnover? Blame it on the new guy? Who does that? Very disappointed with that spoiler.
  • 11 0
 Just came here to complain about that. I mean, I'm happy for the coverage and Red Bull is doing a great job, but how the f*ck do you drop the ball on something like that?? So bummed, I just watched who I wanted and the winning runs.
  • 12 0
 With you on this. Awesome race, awesome coverage but watching it this afternoon (EST) I went to click on Mens DH replay and I saw "Loic Bruni's winning run" right there on the next vid and it was a huge downer. I watched bits and pieces after that which was still great, but not the same.
  • 5 0
 Same. So annoying. Next round I will have to get my girlfriend to go on the Redbull site and start the replay so I don't inadvertantly ruin it again.
  • 4 0
 Same, absolutely fuming. Why would you discourage you viewers from watching the full event....
  • 3 0
 Yeah no doubt that was a bummer. If they had just put the names after “WINNING MENS RUN” it wouldn’t have ruined it for me
  • 5 0
 Agreed. Redbull c'mon you're smarter than this. Was very disappointed to have the results spoiled when I opens their streaming app. C'mon guys!!! Just say winning run and have a generic thumbnail. But rad coverage thx for that for sure.
  • 4 0
 Completely ruined it for me too!!
  • 4 0
 @not-finbar: girlfriend? What's that??
  • 2 0
 It's quite simple, they don't want to waste server time with people watching the replay...
  • 32 4
 Loris crashed just in front of us and we got showered in small rocks. Best experience ever Wink Got a full video of it, only to realise that I took a photo =( Glad he is fine, brought his visor to the pits, he was cool to sign it and be parted with it. The only negative thing about the race was a group of Slovakian “fans” with modified chainsaws which were stupidly too loud. Cannot cheer on the riders when the noise is so painful that it was overwhelming. The organisers should do something about it, really irritating behaviour. Very sad that someone takes a nice memory of Steve and twists it to idiotic extremes to the annoyance of everyone who was there.
  • 10 0
 It comes from mx. I'm fine with chainsaws if people rev them moderatly. The abuse is irritating though. There were a lot of complaints about them being very annoying this year at the MXON in Red Bud.
  • 13 2
 I would ban them, so fucking annoying when watching it I can only imagine what it must be like if you are there in person.
  • 11 1
 Need some vuvuzela.
  • 8 2
 @Davec85: I identify as a chainsaw, Mr Starship Enterprise. You cannot ban me. That would be violence against my people.
  • 4 0
 Just for the record, they were Czechs not Slovakians.
But I agree that they were annoying and too loud. Although as I saw many others liked their "show".
Not my son (4) though, he did not want to go to the race today because he was so much afraid of them on Saturday...
But the race and the organisation was very good. Well done Bruni, well done Maribor!
  • 26 0
 Hey Red Bull thanks for providing coverage all these years. But whats with the spoiler "Loic Bruni's winning DH run - Mariborn" only a couple hours after the actual race time? It used to be "Watch the winning Men's Elite DH run - Maribor" or something like that. I waited since last year for this race and I found out the winner by spoiler. Uncool.
  • 11 0
 Totally agree with this, amateur hour at Red bull media spoiling the result for people just trying to load the replay. They should know better.
  • 22 2
 Close up pic of the winning bike...

  • 16 0
 It was worth getting up at 6 in the morning to watch live. The women are great !!! Always good to watch them race
  • 8 0
 Disappointing there isn't coverage of the rock garden on most of the runs.

Is this due to managing multiple riders on track?
  • 1 0
 @robwhynot: yeah I noticed too. I think you guessed it right. Just wish I could be there it must be insane
  • 1 0
 @cndhbrider: It was, yes it was
  • 4 0
 @robwhynot: Saying that though there seemed to be good coverage on most of the track. We probably had 2mins per rider. Definitely better than a round last year which had from memory 3 camera angles, one at the start, one at a jump in the middle and one at the end.
  • 17 0
 Is that Tom Selleck commenting now?
  • 11 0
 Félicitations Loic!!! Hart in the rock garden was nerve wracking to watch. Glad to see Finn and Loris are fine. I think we might see Finn's firt win in 2019!!! WC is back yihaaa!
  • 13 0
 Did Danny mean to go through that rock garden like that??
  • 13 0
 Do yourself a favor and watch Harrisons run!
  • 2 0
 How about Greenland's run??
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  • 8 0
 Loic’s Bike looked smooth and efficient compared to some of the others on that course today. His Suspension seemed to be perfectly dialed today.........Not taking anything away from his riding, but that bike was working like it should.....Nice run!
  • 4 0
 Agreeded, remember a couple of seasons ago when he was battling with Gwin he always seemed on the verge of being out of control and crashing? I think it's going to be his year.
  • 2 0
 Yes. He was def in full control today and the bike was dialed. @charmingbob:
  • 8 1
 Looking at the womens qualifying splits, How did Tracy Hannah pull out the fastest time in the last split, both Seagrave and Atherton were well green for the rest of the run, either super strong or new how to conserve her energy. Good to see some tough competition in the ladies field
  • 6 0
 She certainly railed that last berm
  • 11 0
 Rob's mustache game went hard in the off season
  • 3 0
 Some say he's hornier than Ron Jeremy!
  • 11 1
 i need to know about this bloody swing incident that kade seems so embaressed about
  • 6 0
 Fell of a childs swing - buggered his ankle - several weeks off the bike - embarrassed is jolly well right lol - all that stuff he gets up to and he is foiled by a playground swing!!!
  • 11 0
 Mark Wallace in the 10 ten, great job!
  • 11 1
 How long before Gwin goes to a 29-27 setup??
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 I'm not sure the 29er suits him as well as 27.5, but maybe 27.5 rear will work.
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flag jclnv (Apr 28, 2019 at 8:54) (Below Threshold)
 Won't matter. He's not fast enough anymore. Also the Specialized has by far the best suspension, it's not just the mixer set-up.
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 Agreed. Loic’s bike looked super smooth and carried good speed compared to some of the others. Gwin looked fast, but his bike did not look as good (suspension wise) as Loic’s @jclnv:
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 @eball: So did Finn's. Surprise, surprise all that data acquisition and a bike design around it works eh...

Put the World Champ on it and he can win on a fairly calm run.
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 @jclnv: I disagree, and Gwin will get things sorted out. What's Pierron's excuse? He and Gwin were pretty close today. It's one race.
  • 9 1
 Like I said it before. Why would he go to 29er when he was dominating at 27.5? Make no sense.
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 @jclnv: seriously what are you basing this on? There’s nothing to suggest that gwin isn’t fast enough anymore he always starts off slow on a new bike and he normally gets a complete redesign pretty fast which he goes on to dominate with.
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 @cliff-huckstable: Weren’t the podium guys riding aluminum rims? Pierron and Gwin riding carbon rims? Maybe a more jarring ride causing more fatigue at the end of the run?
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 @thenotoriousmic: He dominated in YT first race and first season.
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 @Erotomania: yeah he did very similar bikes though not line going from a session to a demo (Sam hill version) or a YT to a M29. Ether way how can you write him off? Even if he’s not dominating anymore and we can’t say that anymore he’s still the favourite to win any way right now.
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 Not sure if it was the wheels but Gwin’s Intense did not look anywhere near as smooth as Loic Spesh @Baciatutti:
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 @thenotoriousmic: This was a excellent track for a rider like Gwin. I don’t think he can attack the course with the same precision on a 29 rig, but whatever the reason - he is off pace. The End. Good job Loic.
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 @thenotoriousmic: I'm basing it on the crashes he had last year trying to compete. That and Bruni etc getting faster and Gwin growing old.
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 @Erotomania: Yup dominated on YT right away and same with Trek. Gwin only struggled with the transition to Specialized, @thenotoriousmic
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 Great win to Tahnee. Good race. Bring on the mens!
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flag Euskafreez (Apr 28, 2019 at 9:07) (Below Threshold)
 every 28 days for her mens ^^

getting down voted in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
  • 9 1
 Good job Bruni! Well deserved.
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 the EdMaster teaching all them young un's a lesson
  • 7 0
 Connor's scrub was sick
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 27.5's in all 3 podium spots and Gwin did not look very comfortable on the 29er to my eyes. I don't understand why he switched. Seems like the full 29er rig doesn't work as well in DH as it does out on the trails.
  • 6 1
 Trading Matt Walker for Minaar at the last minute. Son of a b
  • 5 1
 I bet Danny's just glad he beat Matt after the last 2 races, good to see the Brits coming back strong!
  • 6 2
 Lesson learned - Maes might have said it right - never go full 29er!
  • 3 0
 So men's finals at 12.30 UK time right ?
  • 5 1
 F@ck yea! WCDH is here!
  • 5 3
 Can someone tell me if Rob lost a bet or is there a joke I am missing? What is with that tasche?
  • 2 0
 Tasche is German for bag or pocket. Not sure there is a joke there, but his mustache is pretty rad!
  • 2 1
 @ka-brap: slug then. Looks like Burt Reynolds married a fat slug.
  • 3 0
 i dont need that slash anyway ...
  • 2 0
 And now for something completely different - 5:32am PDT: Brook almost loses it ...........
  • 1 0
 That save was amazing.
  • 1 0
 I don't mean to bring with my fantasy league, but getting the worst score is just as difficult as getting the best... Now if only there was a reward for that!
  • 3 1
 How's the weather playing, guys?
  • 9 1
 Currently clear skyes here in the paddock
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 Realtime rainfall radar - Courtesy of national environment agency.
Maribor = MB, venue is just west from the city.
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 Mb is directly under the word rainfall on horizontal axis @winko:
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 About 1/4 way down vert axis
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 @gcrider: Looks like that rain is coming MBs way??
  • 1 0
 Accuweather predicts 56% chance of rain for the next 2 hours.
  • 2 0
 54min to go in UK and we are in da game...
  • 3 1
 What time does men's start in Vancouver?
  • 3 4
 Around noonish.
  • 1 0
 What's with the interview from the day before, where's the live racing coverage? There's live updates on this page.
  • 2 0
 UCI got the indecisive dicks covered this year.
  • 1 0
 Why did Redbull post a chat at the top of the replay announcing the winner....and mess up the start time, ughhhhhhh.
  • 2 0
 New machine.....New history
  • 1 0
 Is there a telecast link available?
  • 2 0
  • 2 1
 Redbull TV app working (!) as per usual then! FFS!
  • 2 1
 worked great for me
  • 2 0
 @andydhteam: got there in the end!
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 Well done to Bruni. Must have been the mixed wheelsize that did it for him
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 Not shure...Just a good rider Wink
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 Best rider and best suspension.
  • 9 8
 f*ck the 29ers ????????????
  • 4 1
 You seem unsure? - are you asking the question if you should f*ck 29ers ? .. I would advise against it .. you know .. will be laws about that kinda behaviour
  • 3 1
 So Gee’s back right?!
  • 1 0
 Adam Rojcek, 18th place! Nice!
  • 1 0
 Well there goes my fantasy team
  • 1 2
 What happened to Gee Atherton? Did he have to complete the course carrying his bike made of plastic tubes and paper mashy lugs in a sack on his back?
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what happened to Payet?
  • 1 0
 What happened to Wyn in the finals?
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 So what time does it start in Antarctica?
  • 5 2
  • 2 0
 in about 25 minutes from now
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 Pick a longitude and be a d1ck about it
  • 1 1
 has anyone a link to a working livestream?
  • 2 1
 Gwin is no win..
  • 1 0
 Great race!
  • 1 1
 Did vali hol crash? 10 seconds off elite times
  • 1 2
 Big upsets. Seagrave beats R. Atherton. A.Gwin and A. Pierron at #6 and #7.
  • 4 4
 Congratulations Loic????
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 27.5 wheels on the top three bikes. Throw out the trash-9ers already.
  • 15 1
 29 on the front of the top 2
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 @mberrevoets: So they're only half trash.
  • 4 5
 Might be time for Gee to take some 3D printer classes.
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