Final Results: Nations Trophy - EWS Trophy of Nations 2019

Sep 29, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
TON Finale ligure 2019 Second woman for team France Morgane Charre making her way down to Varigotti.

The results are in from the first EWS Trophy of Nations, see which teams managed to conquer Finale Ligure.


Pro Women

1st. Team France
2nd. Team GB
3rd. Team Canada

Pro Men

1st. Team USA
2nd. Team Sweden
3rd. Team Canada

U21 Women

1st. Team GB
2nd. Team USA

U21 Men

1st. Team New Zealand
2nd. Team Italy
3rd. Team Canada

Provisional Full Results

Live Stage Updates:



Stage Updates

2:00 am PDT Riders are now on track for the Nations race and with some pretty stacked teams, there is going to be an intense day of competition.

2:10 am PDT In the Pro Women it looks like Anita Gehrig set the fastest time on stage 1 with a time of 13:56.27. Katy Winton cames closest in second and then the EWS 2019 series champion Isabeau Courdurier in third. Looking at the team times the Swiss, GB and French riders are all looking quick and there isn't going to be much room for error.

2:38 am PDT So far in the Pro Men Richie Rude is leading the stage with a time of 12:01.84, but we still have a few of the top riders and their teams to go so this might change.

2:40 am PDT The American, Swedish and GB teams are looking to be doing the best so far although the NZ team had one slow time both Matt Walker and Keegan Wright laid down blistering runs.

2:44 am PDT It could be a timing issue but it appears that there was a problem for the French team with just two riders posting times. Currently, Florian Nicolai is yet to complete the stage but both Dimitri Tordo and Adrien Dailly are back around 20th place for both of their runs.

2:45 am PDT The Australian team is not quite living up to the hype either as they all post times outside of the top ten. It looks like the team format is really throwing up some surprising results.

2:49 am PDT Florian Nicolai has finished the first stage with a time that places him 65th.


Stage Updates

2:43 am PDT As we wait for the final Pro Men's teams to finish the first stage the Pro Women are already at stage 2 and in a similar fashion, Anita Gehrig gets an early fast time in that will help boost the Swiss team's of a good result.

2:47 am PDT Bex Baraona and Katy Winton are proving that the GB team is one not to be ignored as they go one-two on stage two. There are still a few more teams to go but their times are significantly quicker than everyone else.

2:51 am PDT Andreane Lanthier Nadeau (ALN) goes fastest on stage two by over a second! The Canadian team has a great second stage of the day that actually places them above the French team for this stage. It is looking like we might have a three-way fight between the British, Canadian and French riders.

3:25 am PDT Martin Maes currently leads the first stage with Richie Rude just over a second back, but this format needs a consistent team to be placed high on the leaderboard.

3:40 am PDT Stage 2 fares better for the French team with a 2nd, 7th and 28th place. This is still not ideal for the hyped team but they will start moving up the ranks.

3:45 am PDT The Australian team also achieves better results on the second stage as they settle into the rhythm of riding as a team. They take the stage win but they are not quite competing for the overall just yet.

Overall After Stage 2


Stage Updates

3:52 am PDT The Pro Women are now hitting stage 3 with the Italian team currently in the lead.

3:56 am PDT Ines Thoma goes fastest on the third stage with her teammate Sofia Wiedenroth coming across the line third so far.

3:58 am PDT Anita Gehrig sets another fast time and manages to find another four seconds on Thoma.

4:00 am PDT Another great stage for Team GB. A 3rd, 4th and 6th place finish so far with only a couple of teams left.

4:06 am PDT Anita Gehrig has the fastest time on the third stage but it looks like the French team has gone faster as a whole to take the stage win.

4:20 am PDT Vid Persak currently sits fastest on the 3rd stage of the day but there are still plenty of teams to come.

4:25 am PDT Team Spain is now leading after an incredible stage from the Spanish riders. All three inside the top five at this point.

4:29 am PDT Now it's Team Belgium's turn to go to the top with a one-two finish from Martin Maes and Bart De Vocht. Julien Soussigne is only back in 7th so this could be a good stage for the team if they can hold onto these top spots.

4:43 am PDT Richie Rude sets another rapid time with his team of Cody Kelley and Shawn Neer following closely. Team USA are definitely in the running for a great result today.

4:51 am PDT Both Team France and Team Australia put down decent perfromnces but it won't be enough to pull themselves onto the podium. It's looking more and more likely that Team USA will take the win today.

Overall After Stage 3


Stage Updates

5:30 am PDT The Irish Men's team has been given a 5-minute penalty for replacing a stickered part. They were previously sitting in 10th position but with the penalty they will have dropped further down the overall standings.

5:43 am PDT Team Germany once again taking an early lead in the Pro Women's assault on stage 4.

5:48 am PDT With only six seconds separating the GB and French teams they both need to push it on the last two stages. Currently, Bex Baraona is leading with the fastest time on the fourth stage. Katy Winton and Becky Cook are third and fifth respectively.

5:49 am PDT ALN sets another blistering time today and even Isabeau Courdurier can't match the Canadians pace as she goes over four seconds back in 2nd.

5:50 am PDT However, a 2nd, 3rd and 5th placed finish for the French team should put them ahead of Team GB going into stage five.

6:13 am PDT Team Spain is currently leading the Pro Men with a one-two-three result to far.

6:15 am PDT Martin Maes is in a league of his own across the last two stages, he manages to put almost 14 seconds into the previous fastest time of Gabriel Torralba Garasa.

6:23 am PDT Greg Callaghan comes the closest to Maes but that is still around eight seconds off the pace.

6:30 am PDT Richie Rude goes three seconds back on Maes but he is still quite a way ahead of the rest of the pack and the USA team will further secure their lead going into the final stage.

6:32 am PDT Another top stage for the Canadian men with a 3rd, 6th and 9th place at the moment.

6:33 am PDT The French team put in a solid performance but they still can't quite get all rider inside the top ten.

6:37 am PDT After the Australian team also can't put any riders in the top 10 it looks as if the Canadian Men will take the stage win.

Overall After Stage 4


Stage Updates

7:11 am PDT The Pro Women are now hitting the final stage of the day, we should know the fastest team of the day soon but it looks like it will be between Team France and Team GB.

7:14 am PDT Ines Thoma is one of the first top riders to complete stage 5 and goes fastest with a time of 5:31.45. This is only six seconds faster than Laura Rossin in second place so it is likely to be beaten as the rest of the teams make their way down.

7:16 am PDT Anita Gehrig has been on flying form this weekend and tops Thoma's time by over six seconds.

7:24 am PDT Team GB has a 2nd and 3rd place so far but their third rider Becky Cook is nowhere to be seen. They need to claw back six seconds to win today but that may not be possible if Cook has had a problem.

7:26 am PDT Melanie Pugin and Morgane Charre have come across the line 3rd and 6th but there is no sign of Isabeau Courdurier. Has both Team France and Team GB suffered a similar fate on the last stage?

7:47 am PDT We have all the times from the Pro Women in and the winning team is France by just eight seconds.

7:58 am PDT Mathew Stuttard goes fastest on stage 5 so far. Can Team GB pull back some time on the last stage of the weekend?

8:00 am PDT The NZ team has pulled an incredible performance out of the bag on the final stage. A one-two-three result with only a few teams left.

8:12 am PDT Team France are having their best stage result so far with a 2nd from Dimitri Tordo and a 5th for Adrien Dailly.

8:21 am PDT It looks like Team USA will take the win but we are still missing a few times.

8:30 am PDT All the times are in and it's Team USA who take the win in Finale Ligure. The team format has really shaken things up.

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  • 64 2
 Why was the USA men’s such a sleeper?
Rude’s been in form the last races, Neer is ranked 15th and Cody seriously picked up the pace towards the end of the season as well. Plus, they all used to ride on the same team together...
  • 5 3
 What do you mean by saying sleeper?
  • 31 0
 @Isey: Sleeper means something that would apear to not have high peformance, when in eality it does. For example, a car can be a sleeper, it doesn't look very fast or sporty but it actually is. The same happended here, team USA wasn't very talked about but turned out to be very competitive.
  • 9 0
 @JaToledo I was wondering the same thing. Kelly looked not outstanding, but above average all season, Rude has been crushing it lately, and Neer had a super strong finish just last week. It was an obvious choice to me.
  • 11 0
 It was clear to me that Team USA would take the win because they had more experience racing together as a team (Yeti) and then Canada, but I never thought of Sweden in the mix. What a performance by Team Sweden, Congratulations!

I had Pugin, Charre, Kelley, Neer, Rude, and Verner in my fantasy team for the same reason.
  • 1 0
 @eaxs: lol damn that was the way to do it! My brain is slow and I could not figure out how to get all the US men onto my team to save my life haha ended up with Rude and Kelley and Courdurier and Charre...had Verner in there too. Matt Walker rounded it out...Fun round for sure! I was thinking the French dudes would have killed it but went with the home team either way!
  • 2 0
 I would say tactics, keep it mellow to bring the rainbow
  • 56 56
 Nobody expected they would all share the same water bottle during the race
  • 27 13
 @GorgeousBeauGaston: so tired of this, retire it with "looks like a Session."
  • 9 36
flag likeittacky (Sep 29, 2019 at 14:27) (Below Threshold)
 That's just how other countries view us in the world of cycling. Well guess what, USA #1 BITCH!!
  • 7 0
 @JaToledo: Kelly and Rude don't scream sleeper to me.
  • 4 3
 @nordicMT: I thought it was funny...
  • 3 29
flag sebaiker (Sep 29, 2019 at 20:56) (Below Threshold)
 Hey Chilean friend, what are you doing talking about Americans instead of talking about the great performance of team Chile? As always, Chileans licking gringo boots...
  • 11 0
 @sebaiker: Hey, no commenting after drinking
  • 3 1
 Because it's always fashionable, especially for Commonwealth members, to denigrate anything US.
  • 10 0
 @sebaiker: Just because we don't do it here doesn't mean we aren't doing it. Pedro, Felipe and Fernando are some of the nicest people in our community and we're stoked for them, as well as very thankful for representing us in such a fantastic manner. Felipe even rides on a national brand, Gravis. MTB in Chile would definitley not be growing at the rate it is without riders like them, who work their asses off to perform at that level.

As for you, you should learn that recognition is not the same as ass kissing. As someone who lived 8 years in your country, I'm more than grateful to be Chilean, and I'd rather be every single day of my life.

You should be more grateful when your nation is talked about in a good manner. It becomes rarer every day!
  • 55 3
 Every team should have to ride a 1988 Giant Iguana hard tail.
  • 5 0
 I just finished chopping one of those up to make my 2019 toilet race entry.
To be fair there's a Miele road bike and some type of old Schwinn mtb in there too.
  • 4 4
 Did they even have hardtails in 88?
  • 7 2
 Let’s pull Sh*tbike out of retirement.
  • 3 0
 @Giddyhitch: I had an 1985 Iguanna boy! Going big before you were born.
  • 1 0
 @Giddyhitch: great idea but wrong publication.
Would love to see it happen
  • 9 1
 We can offer a donation of a single 2001 Brodie 8-Ball...
  • 30 6
 Ladies and Gentlemen the Flat Pedal Thunder Bridgade is here. Also Josh Carlson. C'mon lads smash it out bring it home for Aus
  • 6 4
 Aussie Aussie Aussie
  • 3 2
 Doesn’t look too good so far. Fingers crossed.
  • 6 3
 @Brainthecrazyfreerider: let’s hope they do better than the Wallabies
  • 7 3
 Flat Pedal Thunder from the Land Down Under!
  • 45 18
  • 25 14
 @scott-townes: USA!! USA!! USA!!
  • 11 9
 Yeaaaaa USA gets the Stripes!
  • 2 21
flag bigcrs (Sep 29, 2019 at 10:52) (Below Threshold)
 @Mfro: I PVR’d that game, avoided all news outlets so I could settle in tonight to watch it, then only to have it spoiled In the fukn comments section via MTB media. Cheers.
  • 1 1
 Hahahaha, count it!
  • 2 1
 @Mfro: let’s be honest, that’s not looking like it’ll be too hard.
  • 25 2
 The Brit girls are onit !
  • 1 0
 Just 8 secs back! Next year's series looking pretty sweet...
  • 21 0
 Team USA doing work!
  • 7 1
 Yeah boyz !!!!! The stars and stripes going fast AF !!!!!!!!!
  • 38 2
 @fedfox: the stars and stripes going fast ALUMINUM FRAME ?? I don't understand
  • 4 2
 @Isey: ibis in joke right there
  • 21 1
 would have been cool to have mixed teams. one guy and one girl.
  • 5 0
 but then it really would be just adding individual times as it wouldn't be possible to ride a race pace train I think. Not much of a team competition anymore...
  • 3 1
 @jzPV: or two guys and one girl or two girls and one guy...
  • 8 3
 @funkzander: or two girls one cup...
  • 2 1
 @topherdagopher: i knew that would come up :-)
  • 1 0
 @funkzander they had mixed teams...
  • 8 0
 @hirvi: you know, the blonde chick from team usa is a guy and his name is cody
  • 1 0
 @funkzander: Oh really?

See: Results -> Rider Trophy Team
  • 19 0
 Not to brag or anything, but where most people are able to curse a rider I went ahead and cursed a full team.
  • 38 19
 The country that invented modern mountain biking showing it
  • 65 85
flag WAKIdesigns (Sep 29, 2019 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 You mean UK with Athertons, Peaty, Kerr, Bryceland, Greenland and many more? or France? (Barel, Bruni, Pierron) or Australia (Bulldog, Graves, Brosnan, Hill) or US which since 20 years is limited to Rude and Gwin? Which “modern” mountain biking do you refer to in your group-mob-dynamics expose? Why is “US won” not enough for you? Why the greatest nation on Earth under God in your face? The issue with cheap patriotism is that it is extremely easy to see through your sht.

Oh no, I am not butthurt, rather, genuinely amused Big Grin Cheers! Keep making the world a better place. Love. Lots of love.
  • 44 4
 @WAKIdesigns: geeze waki, give it a rest. Go get a beer man.

  • 10 1
 @WAKIdesigns: dont worry be happy
  • 25 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Bulldog is Australian? Are you really sure?
  • 8 21
flag likeittacky (Sep 29, 2019 at 14:43) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: Brook is New Zealand not Australia Knuckle Head.

That's just how other countries view us in the world of cycling. Well guess what, USA #1 BITCH!
  • 8 13
flag likeittacky (Sep 29, 2019 at 15:49) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: You also push pride in our face; perhaps its your pride that's hurt because Sweden got 2nd.LOL!
Maybe your disdain for American performance is fueled buy jealousy. Thus, no where on the chart attached is the Flag of your country except in Marathon (XCM)! LMAO !!!

And you post false info leaving out American riders that have dominated.
Myles Rockwell
Missy Giove
Shaun Palmer
Yes some more than 20yrs but notable.
  • 11 0
 What "modern" mountain biking are you talking about? They invented old school, classic mtb with repack-races and everything. But modern?
What is "modern mountain biking" anyway? If anything that would be France who popularized "Enduro" as a MTB-race category.
  • 3 3
 @Ttimer: All mountain rigs existed before the Enduro race format was invented.... USA! USA! USA! NUMBER 1! NUMBER!
  • 2 2
 This is so enjoyable
  • 17 1
 CANUCKS across the board are killing it!!!!
  • 11 0
 Such a great season! I hope the sponsors can keep giving these athletes what they need to deliver results. I know I'll be buying a new enduro bike from Kona or Rocky to show my support. I might even put a little maple syrup in the bong water tonight!
  • 2 0
 @craigcanucks: serious question, would that filter out some of the goods?
I assume it’d add some good flavour at least
  • 5 0
 @Mieszko42: not sure yet, time to apply scientific method
  • 13 0
 If the last few races are any indications, I'm extremely looking forward to the 2020 Maes v Rude battles.
  • 6 0
 And Eddie the Eagle! He beat Rude earlier this year.
  • 13 0
 Wow, Sweden nr 2. Did not expect that, since Kangas is a privateer and Wallner still suffers a bit from his injures.
  • 5 0
 It’s fantastic. A pity PinkBike only mentioned them once in their live feed.
  • 3 0
haha also found that interesting, they were second best all the way but i had to fumble around on EWS homepage for results because PB didnt track them. strange
  • 3 0
 @Jolinwood: The cycling world probably sees us as the blonde, weirdo, cousins from the Arctic who speaks in tongues that they didn't even know existed before we suddenly show up at their doorstep. Hockey? Skiing? Yeah, maybe. Riding bikes? Not so much. Rissveds, Wallner, Johansson, Söderström, Fredriksson, Johansen... the list goes on. Mountain biking in Sweden is sure doing pretty darn well at the moment. But still, we're not very marketable to the bigger cycling audience, like here on Pinkbike.

Heck, not even the Swedish cycling fed cares one bit about our enduro athletes, not to mention our own cycling media. So yeah, it's not very surprising Pinkbike and EWS forgot to mention our team. They still rule though, that was such an awesome performance!
  • 13 0
  • 12 0
 C’mon Sverige!
  • 6 0
 Congrats! Amazing effort from the team.
  • 11 0
 Go go Power Sweden Rangers!
  • 4 0
 According to the live feed it looks like Sweden is still in second place overall after 4 stages?!
  • 7 0
 Just back from watching the last stage in the flesh. Mental to see how fast they go down DH Men. The atmosphere in Finale has been amazing all weekend and the team format was brilliant. Would love to see more of that.
  • 5 0
 Well done team GB gals!! Brilliant to see Katy Winton fit and healthy and getting some good results. Can't wait for next season and thanks to pinkbike and all the fantastic athletes of all nations for providing me with so much entertainment. Have a safe off season!
  • 9 1
 Stoked on the good ol’ USA!!! Way to go boys!
  • 4 0
 Pardon my ignorance, but is there any actual strategy here with regards to team riding? The commentary says stuff like "The Australian team also achieves better results on the second stage as they settle into the rhythm of riding as a team", but what would you need to do to ride as a team other than stagger starts so as not to be on each other's wheel or let the faster guy pass?
  • 10 1
 Put the fastest guy in front and let them tow the others down. Sometimes you ride faster when you are following someone. They are not use to riding like that normally have to race their own race. So as you get use to just following and trusting the fastest guy the whole group goes faster.
  • 6 0
 @mfoga: Except the Aussies didn't do that. There's video of Sam following Carlsson down. It's kind of in our nature to go "yeah, nah, I went first last time, you have a go mate". I suspect they took turns leading and were just riding to have fun and have a few beers each night they were there.
  • 1 1
 @BigAlfonz: how did that work out for them?
  • 1 0
 @mfoga: what are the rules? Were they just ranked on combined times for the 3 racers?
  • 9 3
 Can we just have a real world championships next year?
  • 13 7
  • 3 0
 Damn France and Australia let my fantasy team down. French women and American men came though. 4 riders with 1st place points.
  • 13 7
  • 3 1
 Simple question - where can I view the full results, that isn't Scribd?
I've tried to use the EWS website but it's balls. The "results" tab, errr doesn't have the results. Least not that I could see.

  • 2 0
 Love how the dude in the front of the stage videos is hopping around like a featherweight, popping off and over everything and the dude behind him filming is going the same pace just SMASHING sh*t. Lol!
  • 1 0
 Can somebody please explain how this three-rider format works –?
do all three riders, ride at the same time? or separated by 30 seconds.

How is a time counted?
– By the slowest member of the team or the fastest?
  • 1 0
 GMBN mentioned on their podcast video that riders are timed individually but that they all have to start within a one minute span. Standings are based on total time of all team riders.
  • 4 0
 Congrats Team GB Ladies ...Gooooooooan!! Ditto the U21s
  • 5 1
 France screwed my fantasy league.
  • 5 1
 Looks like North Americans are better bike riders
  • 1 0
  • 2 1
 What a weird event.. seems like a made up event for more media coverage and publicity.. reminds me of the world cup of hockey instead of the NHL players going to the olympics.
  • 3 0
 Now show me my fantasy team results!
  • 3 0
 Happy those who bet USA first!
  • 2 0
 @Clem-mk: in men's, French in women's
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  • 4 0
  • 2 0
 wow, France and GB women's teams separated by 8 seconds after 15 enduro stages--amazing.
  • 2 0
 We were ahead of the Brits and the Aussies....I consider that an absolute WIN!
  • 1 0
 The french Julbo team (Clementz, Barel, Bailly Maitre), first in industry trophy, were faster (1.39.19) than the national team... snif !
  • 4 2
 I can’t get the live timing to work?
  • 10 1
 Yeah, the website is a dog's breakfast, as per usual. Best to just wait until the whole thing is over and check the final result.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, please post the individual results. Like to see them.
  • 4 2
 Martin with dual wagon wheels still Fast AF
  • 1 0
 Wait so if I filled out my fantasy team with the old 4/2 men/women, it's not gonna count?
  • 2 0
 The Fantasy League is still four men and two women, the only difference with this round is that points are the same for a whole team rather than each individual rider. So if the USA men's team comes first then the three USA male riders will get 500 points each.
  • 2 0
 @edspratt: ah thanks for clarifying! And thanks for the updates
  • 2 0
 Can someone explain the stickered part situation?
  • 2 0
 Certain parts have stickers put on them so you can't change these parts without penalty after inspection. Fork, Frame and wheels are stickered.
  • 3 0
 In every EWS race certain parts on the bike have stickers on them as you're not allowed to replace them during the race. (I believe it's frame, forks & wheels) If you have to replace one of these stickered parts then you take a 5 minute time penalty.
  • 1 0
 @willbikeleeds: are there tech areas or pits that riders can hit during transfers or something without taking a penalty? Or do they have to carry all their spares and tools with them?
  • 3 0
 @Giddyhitch: The riders definitely have the option to return to the pits should they need a replacement tire, chain or some other non stickered part. Riders still need to make their start time at each stage though, so returning to the pits may be difficult/impossible depending on how far away the stages are from the pits, transition times etc. I’m pretty certain there are also time penalties for missing your start time.
  • 2 0
 @willbikeleeds: Thanks for the info. Also explains why you can see them doing some of their own wrenching between stages. Much respect to these racers, enduro ain’t easy!
  • 1 0
 5 min is harsh though... the rule might as well say "In the event of the failure of a stickered part the rider has to be on the first available flight back home"
  • 1 0
 @jzPV: I dont know at Whistler EWS 5 would have been less than a 10% time penalty. Rude could have changed a part and still ended up in top half of the field. The rule is in place to make you really consider the equipment run, you cant run lighter stuff that wont make it through the weekend but known you can still pull a top result.
  • 3 0
 way to go, fellers!
  • 3 1
 Mess with best, die like the rest...
  • 2 0
 Beaten by Italy? ITALY???
  • 2 0
 Yeah Sweden, good vibes on you, you deserve it!
  • 1 0
 just watched Disney's Miracle. Seems fitting based on this outcome! U S A!!!
  • 1 0
 Damn, Team Canada should have made an U21 womans team. They could have come 3rd, haha.
  • 4 2
 Greek team, the best
  • 2 0
 USA???? muscle milk.
  • 1 0
 CANADA in the mix in all categories..way to go team!!!
  • 1 0
 Super congrats for the Belgian team!! you made us proud
  • 5 6
 Go Team USA!.....and like most Yeti riders, these guys are rippers......not dentists!
  • 1 1
 I don’t understand. Who won?
  • 1 0
 Results are up top bud. Its a team format race
  • 1 0
 Did not see that coming
  • 1 0
  • 2 4
 Are there no individual results?
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