Finals Results: Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2018

Aug 11, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
After qualifying fastest multiple times this year Luca Shaw is yet to take the top spot in finals. A lower key start might see him spring a surprise tomorrow.

UCI results & live timing.

Final Results:

Elite Men

1st. BRUNI Loic 4:12.713
2nd. BROSNAN Troy (+0.321)
3rd. HART Danny (+1.323)
4th. PIERRON Amaury (+3.297)
5th. VERGIER Loris (+3.468 )

Elite Women

1st. ATHERTON Rachel 4:51.443
2nd. SEAGRAVE Tahnee (+5.087)
3rd. HANNAH Tracey (+20.280)
4th. CABIROU Marine (+21.701)
5th. SALAZAR Mariana (+22.694)


Junior Women

1st. HOLL Valentina 5:16.563
2nd. SORIANO Samantha (+45.299)
3rd. HAYDEN Mazie (+48.085)
4th. ALLMAN Piper (+51.364)
5th. GIMENEZ Nastasia (+54.752)
Junior Men

1st. DAPRELA Thibaut 4:25.361
2nd. EDWARDS Kade (+0.982)
3rd. KERR Henry (+6.350)
4th. BUTLER Patrick (+7.823)
5th. ROBBIE Sam (+13.014)





Live Updates:

12:40 - Your final men's podium is: 1. Loic Bruni 2. Troy Brosnan 3. Danny Hart

12:35 - It’s a win for Loic Bruni! 3rd for Danny Hart.

12:32 - Super Bruni goes into the hot seat! Danny Hart the last man down the mountain.

12:26 - Pierron, fresh off a crash in practice, pulls together a 2nd place run and barely topping Loris Vergier to secure his overall win.

12:23 - Luca Shaw keeps it rubber side down but crosses the line in 3rd.

12:18 - The Bulldog takes a digger in the same spot as Finn Illes, barreling into the tape.

12:14 - No sooner said than Troy Brosnan is on course and CRUSHES the splits. He goes into the hot seat with a 3 second lead.

12:14 - A smooth run for Loris Vergier puts him up as the new one to beat! 6 men left at the top.

12:08 - Finn Illes up on splits as well before taking a similar spill to Minnaar.

12:04 - Greg Minnaar on a killer run till a crash knocking him back, but only by 2 seconds.

11:55 - Canadian Mark Wallace can’t crack the time of the top spot as the top 10 are now left to go.

11:38 - A DNS for Laurie Greenland, and footage of a brutal crash for Amaury Pierron in his last practice run today providing a bit of a shake up for the top riders.

11:27 - Charlie Harrison unseat’s Angel, Gee Atherton on course now and green through the splits, but loses time in the end and finishes second leaving Harrison in the lead.

11:23 - Angel Suarez Alonso sitting in the hot seat with the second half of the men’s field left at the top.

10:16 - Your final women's podium is: 1. Rachel Atherton 2. Tahnee Seagrave 3. Tracey Hannah

10:14 - Tahnee falls 5 seconds back behind Rachel who takes the win here at MSA!

10:07 - It’s all left to Tahnee, the last woman at the top of the hill...

10:06 - Rachel Atherton with Massive split leads takes over the top spot with over a 20-second lead.

10:05 - Myriam Nicole rolling down the course outside the tape, looks like it’s day over for her by seems to be in one piece.

10:01 - A mechanical for Tracey Hannah at the end of the course, but she tucks through the finish to retain her 1.4-second lead into first.

9:57 - Marine Cabirou gaining time through the course going green and sitting in the top spot with four left at the top.

9:52 - Monika Hrastnik crushes the times so far, taking over the hot seat with a 16-second lead.

9:50 - 2017 World Champ, and Canada native, Miranda Miller, goes green through all the splits but crosses the line in 2nd place.

9:45 - Women are on course, Carina Cappellari sitting in the hot seat.





176 Comments

  • + 87
 Gee must be so fast because he rides with Racheal
  • + 72
 Well done Angel Suarez.
  • + 34
 YT must be very happy. Aaron Gwin out injured but Angel Suarez steps up his game and finally shows what he is capable of. Fingers crossed for another good result in La Bresse.
  • + 22
 Valentina Holl is on YT as well. @fjm35:
  • + 12
 @endlessblockades: she only gets bikes from yt currently however I see no reason why Mr Whitely won't sign her to the mob next year
  • + 9
 13th at the last round (Andorra) and now backed it up with a top 10. Must feel amazing to have it all fall into place, along with knowing deep down now that he belongs.
  • + 0
 Charlie Harrison too!
  • + 49
 stoked for Cathro being mentioned by Rachel
  • - 105
flag Unrealityshow (Aug 11, 2018 at 10:29) (Below Threshold)
 Red Bull needs to get rid of Claudio. Period.
  • - 66
flag Beez177 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Unrealityshow: agreed !
  • + 2
 @Unrealityshow: Sounds a Bit harsh but yeah, just my thoughts.
  • + 1
 For those that missed it, what did she say?
  • + 5
 @jervis: she said she watches his segment on line choice (among other videos).
  • - 4
flag MikeyLikesIt (Aug 12, 2018 at 7:02) (Below Threshold)
 @Unrealityshow: I was pretty bummed. Couldn’t watch live so watched the replay and for the second race this year he spoiled the winner of the women’s race, which I was planning to watch after. Avoided social media all afternoon then Claudio ruins it for me.
  • - 3
 @MikeyLikesIt: same here...
  • + 22
 @MikeyLikesIt: watch it in the right order next time then
  • + 44
 Gee - maybe he is not the most likeable dude but damn, he was probably so fired up because of not catching the world cups train, that he smashed it with only his power of will. I have to say i thought his career was quite over. Now i wouldn't be surprised if he manages to get some podium results in no time. I think that everyone will agree that he is capable of doing it.
  • + 15
 He does a good course preview
  • + 10
 Only rider in the top ten born before the 90s.
  • + 12
 Iciest dude on track. Takes no shit from anyone
  • + 25
 He's just being serious about stuff, no bitchin or anything negative. I can't understand all the hate for him.
  • + 9
 @zyoungson: I like his course previews better than Claudio.
  • + 45
 I guess Loic was a lot more 'phhhft' today and not so much 'ratatatata'
  • + 4
 Hahaha awesome he pulled out the win
  • + 35
 When is vali going to win by more than a minute?
  • + 4
 She is absolutely ridiculous
  • + 16
 She could probably fart down the track instead of pedalling and still win by 3 seconds.
  • + 2
 P6 in the elite - the first time on this track. And now it's 6 top ten finishes... almost hard to belive. Not just fast, but even consistant. RESPECT - RESPECT - RESPECT!
  • - 1
 @Werratte: Consistency doesn't seem to hard with no competition.
  • + 2
 @fecalmaster: you are a true master
  • + 2
 Time would have put her 6th in Elite too.
  • + 1
 @Muckal: consistant top ten in the elite!!!
  • + 1
 @Werratte: she is riding Juniors, not Elite however. With no pressure at all. Right now she would only be one of those ladies behind the top 4 of Atherton, Seagrave, Nicole and Hannah. We'll see how she develops in the future, some more competition would be nice.
  • + 32
 Is mayonaise an instrument?
  • + 1
 You can suck it out of an instrument...
  • - 5
flag chillrider199 (Aug 11, 2018 at 9:11) (Below Threshold)
 An instrument of destruction ywa
  • + 43
 @WAKIdesigns: I bet you're great at mayo extraction.
  • - 2
 Neither is horseradish!!
  • - 2
 @vroomvroompartystarter: I eat lots of pineapple and stray away from asparagus...
  • + 5
 I can't believe Gwin streaked the whole track butt naked on his 29er.
  • + 23
 First, second and third on 27.5 wheels!
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: speaking from experience obviously!
  • + 5
 Super Bruni crushing it today congrats. After that crash Pierron had putting a run down like that is amazing, big respect. I would still be laying there.
  • + 0
 @fecalmaster: that’s why you go to the gym and make yourself into a tank. Majority of us wouldn’t survive the week of practice on the WC circuit.
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Ya ok Arnold Swakideneger.
  • - 11
flag fakiko (Aug 11, 2018 at 17:02) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: oooohhhh and Mr FlashGordon aka GregMinnaaaar and his 29" one of the firsts 29"ers for DH wich are inquestionable and notorious and so on, faaaaasterrrrr only catch the 16th position ???
Bike industry :go sell combs to balds
  • - 2
 NEXT THREAD PLEASE Bunch of preschoolers.....
  • - 7
flag tuumbaq (Aug 11, 2018 at 18:08) (Below Threshold)
 @endurocat: Oh but 29er are soooo much faster , you must buy one if you want to go fast and be cool ... #NOT #ihatethebikeindustry #sostupid????
  • - 1
 @tuumbaq: I own one you idiot!
But my Enduro 27.5 is sooo more fun!
  • + 0
 @tuumbaq: fyi pierron won 3 races in a row earlier this year... Remember that?? It seems possibly the skill of the rider may be a factor. I will futher diagnose this theory after calculating the rotational gravity/flex ratio of 275 vs 29 wheels in a race situation at given spoke tension constants.
  • + 31
 How about those inferior 650B's!
  • + 20
 Well, it was a fast track... oh, wait, that should work even better for 29ers pb told me
  • + 15
 @kanasasa: and the track was super rough So you could really see how much better the 29ers were ....ummm....rolling??
  • + 4
 @Trudeez: yeah perfect track for 29ers... o wait
  • + 3
 @mkotowski1: It's funny how much smoother Loic and Troy looked through the rough parts of the track
  • + 6
 @BeerGuzlinFool: because suspension being dialed and having more of it > wheel size.
  • + 1
 Remember when pierron won 3 races in a row earlier this year? Yeah me neither
  • + 4
 @ibishreddin: remember when Loic has been recovering from injury the passed wc races? You didn’t did you.
  • + 2
 @BeerGuzlinFool: all about who can really hold the rights lines any given day
  • + 1
 @ibishreddin: Yeah, but he's on cheater wheels so it doesn't really count.
  • + 24
 That was some amazing racing today! Brilliant to see Loic win again and Pierron take the overall, two absolute flying machines! Shoutout to Brosnan too, that can't have been easy going out to race under the circumstances. Top class stuff.
  • + 2
 What were the circumstances?
  • + 7
 @humoroususername: His Grandfather died, I believe.
  • + 24
 Love the shots of the back of the spectators heads instead of using the camera angle that actually shows the drop, thanks Red Bull
  • + 24
 Does any other professional sport have this good of vibes???
  • + 21
 The sportsmanship between riders is tremendous!
  • + 29
 @Jokesterwild: sportsmanship is a term of obligation. This is a full on bromance thoughout the entire field
  • + 4
 No they don’t. This is the only sport that pros and non pros encourage and are genuinely happy to see there pals do well!!
  • + 1
 @me2menow: naw only throughout the French dudes
  • + 19
 Angel's best result - congrats!
  • + 17
 At the end of the season, Vali might be up by a full run. Impressive.
  • + 12
 Pierron, Bruni, Vergier, Nicole, Cabirou, Ravanel, etc etc... we have so many talented riders in France... and of course: the whole press will not write a word about their performances, the tv will not show any image, preferring covering that stupid and souless Tour de France DE MERDE!!!... Le Tour de France which is, BTW, the second most polluting sport event after formula 1. I don`t know how it is in other countries, but why our favourite sport is so much underrated and ignored by the main press?!! Mass population wants spectacular images and emotions: DH and enduro can provide this. It might be time to render properly what those amazing sports can offer in term of EMOTIONS. That`s said.
  • + 15
 SUPER BRUNI is ... the Energizer Bruni! Salute
  • - 16
flag Joelukens00 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:49) (Below Threshold)
 Really not funny dude..
  • + 8
 What a race. So stoked for Amaury, Loic, Thibault, Rachel and Vali. Feel a little bummed for Greg, Brook and Finn tough. Every race should be like this. Right now DH it is the best live action sport. We should have more cameras on track, Cathro on Redbull and 12 races a season! I guess that would be a winner and bring MTB on top of the game
  • + 9
 Anyone else hear Warner say there are rumours around the pits about where Vergier will end up next season during his run? The Syndicate would be mad to let him go with the season he’s had!
  • + 3
 He's signing with FA Kart.
  • + 1
 Heard he’s been talking to Waffle House. Their plan is to flip the competition! I’ll show myself out...
  • + 11
 Glad to know 650b is still alive and well. In the men's, at least.
  • + 5
 Well, 26ers were winning races till the very end. That didn't stop the industry from ditching them....
  • + 2
 It’s the pilot, not the plane. If you feel good on your bike, doesn’t really matter what wheel size you are on. We get WAY too caught up in this debate.
  • + 11
 Allez LoLo!!!!
  • - 41
flag Joelukens00 (Aug 11, 2018 at 12:51) (Below Threshold)
 Stop appropriating a culture you aren't a part of. I bet you are white
  • + 10
 @Joelukens00: Get off your horse and drink your milk.
  • + 6
 @Joelukens00: stop watching tv m8
  • + 7
 When Pierron was being interviewed about possibly losing the overall due to his OTB, Vergier was creeping in the background...
  • + 5
 Vali winning by 45 seconds, it's staggering. And 2nd place is our senior women's national champ! Congrats Vali, would be unreal to have a perfect season
  • - 1
 Looks like her time in race conditions would have been good for third in women's elite (assuming weather conditions were similar)
  • + 4
 @onemind123: she would have been sixth. She’s 25sec behind Rachel.
  • + 15
 @mitochris: ya, after I hit submit and started my third breakfast whiskey I realized my error.....
  • + 2
 Pretty rad for Soriano. Only her 3rd World Cup race. Both her and Holl have a few years left of battling it out before they'd move to Elite.
  • + 1
 @PHeller: do you realy think, Vali will be with the juniors next year?
She is completly out of this competion from the first practice on.
With her consistant top ten finishes, she IS elite already!
  • + 1
 @Werratte: we'll see if the UCI makes an exception of the rule.
  • + 1
 @Muckal: hope not - would be way more beneficial for her to develop in the lower pressure environment - esp as this is her first year wc
  • + 1
 @onemind123: I'm glad I'm not the only guy with breakfast whiskey on WC DH days. Big Grin
  • + 6
 SUPERBRUNI!!!!! so stoked about this!! Keep the french streak rolling!! L'année de la France!!
  • + 6
 Are all winning bikes 27.5? Not sure but looks like
  • + 12
 Curiously, all winning riders are pretty good too.
  • + 3
 @ColquhounerHooner: and under 5'6
  • + 5
 If I am not wrong, Vali would have finished 6th or 7th on Elite today... not bad for a 16 years old ????
  • + 1
 6th, yeah
  • - 1
 I know right?????? Nobody noticed thanks for pointing it out?????
  • + 6
 YES LOLO !
  • + 1
 He's BACK !
  • + 3
 Where's Loris rumoured to be off to next year? Was surprised to hear seeing as he's only just joined the Syndicate, unless he's not happy with the bike.
  • + 4
 LOLOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 YAAAAA LOIC!!!
  • + 2
 Of all the course where riders on 29er should have a clear advantage, this is the one. Fast straight lines, gnarly asf ....and yet
  • + 4
 Woooo rach! That was beast!
  • - 43
flag Joelukens00 (Aug 11, 2018 at 13:05) (Below Threshold)
 learn some grammar jesus christ. "That was beast"... pathetic
  • + 23
 @Joelukens00: Perhaps you should revise how to use capital letters.
  • + 1
 @Joelukens00: the f*ck are you on
  • - 1
 @Joelukens00: Ok, then you should have capitalized Jesus Christ.
  • - 2
 @omegalung: I don't believe in religion
  • + 2
 @Joelukens00: You forgot the period at the end of your sentence.
  • + 0
 @ahauck: I did, didn't I.
  • + 3
 Brook 8th overall, great season for him despite the bad luck at the very beginning.
  • + 1
 He crashed today...
  • + 2
 Congrats Amaury, saw you in Lošinj, knew your time will come. Came ever sooner, happy for you!
  • + 3
 Glad Shaw kept it rubber side down... good on him and Loic.
  • + 4
 Loics jersy be tight do
  • + 3
 Best race in a long time!
  • + 4
 what a race!
  • + 4
 Yes Rachel!
  • + 1
 So does anyone know where loris might be going next season seeing as warner mentioned there were rumours going round the pits about where he will be next season?
  • + 0
 Why are the elite women so much slower than the elite men? I can understand 10 secs maybe but 40 secs in this day and age, modern bikes etc.
  • + 6
 Because contrary to what modern culture want you to believe, there is a big physiological difference between men and women. Modern bikes might be good but MSA is brutal and the women just simply can't hang on to the bike and muscle it around enough to pull out times that close to the men. The top women are fast for sure, I remember being in a DH practice session and Tracey Moseley dropped me like I was standing still, but the top elite men are another step above.
  • - 7
flag Matt76 (Aug 12, 2018 at 4:58) (Below Threshold)
 @gibbon-on-an-orange: I see some mega strong women in the gym who lift more than a lots of guys. Lets remember the guys will also vary in strength and endurance due to genitics and training. In this day and age and with super hi tech bikes i still see it as too bigger gap. 40 secs to a minute is typically the gap between the two categories. My opinion is this is more down the lack of competitors in the womens category than their actual strength and endurance.
  • + 9
 At no point did I say that no woman was stronger than any man. On the contrary, I highlighted that I got destroyed by a woman, but it's just simple biology that if you took an average man and an average woman and implemented equal training, the man's physical difference would give them the upper hand in such a physical activity.
In athletics, endurance events are separated by roughly 10% between the top men and top women. In the strength events that can be as much as 20%. If we average that out, assuming DH to be a mix of strength and endurance, that's about 15%, which is what the gap between Bruno and Atherton was. It's just basic biological makeup.
  • - 1
 @gibbon-on-an-orange: I understand what you are saying but lets not forgot they use a very high tech machine to travel downhill on. I have seen some very small guys absolutely fly down a downhill track quicker than the bigger stronger guys. A lot of it is down pure skill and technical ability. I used to race 4x and watched Katy Curd move into senior men as she had zero competition in the womens. She beats loads of men too. I still think if there was significantly more competition in the Elite womens category then times would definitely reduce.
  • + 7
 @Matt76: They all travel downhill on equally high tech machines. It’s a fairly even playing field. Physical strength, endurance and coordination are the relevant factors. Someone lacking strength or fitness may be able to make up for it with better coordination and technique, but generally though, men have the advantage in all of those areas. It makes all the difference.
  • - 3
 @cyclo-maniac: I accept that the laws of nature women have less strength then men but they can certainly make up for it. Bare in mind that women can now serve on frontline and are expected to go through exactly the same training as men. Also Jamie Chadwick became the first female driver to win a Formula 3 race recently, bare in mind these cars do not have power steering unlike F1 cars. I still standby what i say with increase competition womens times would tumble.
  • + 3
 What a race!
  • + 1
 If Vanguard doesn't win I'm gonan flip
  • + 2
 Way to go Piper!
  • + 1
 big up

Commençal Vallnord
  • + 1
 Where is Laurie Greenland?
  • + 1
 Probably having a cold one in the shadow.
  • + 2
 Banged up foot in practice. Took er real easy in seeding (dnf). Couldn’t make the bell today (dns). If you read the race feed at 11:49 it says he didn’t start.
  • + 1
 Didn't race. He was hurt. Hopefully he posts about his injury.
  • + 1
 Doing the ESC proud!
  • + 1
 How did Miranda do?
  • + 2
 8th at 45", avoiding the last jump... I´m not sure she is ok, pretty anonymous race. Curious to see her in La Bresse.
  • + 1
 Yea Maize! Great job!!
  • + 1
 yesssssss loic!!!!!
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