Final Results: EWS Whistler 2019

Aug 11, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

Remi Gauvin embraced the pain of a 20 minute run to come 8th

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Pro Women's Overall
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 1:01:59.71
2nd. Noga Korem 1:02:15.49
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 1:02:28.90
4th. Katy Winton 1:03:42.43
5th. Ines Thoma 1:04:08.54
6th. Rae Morrison 1:04:40.77
7th. Anita Gehrig 1:04:45.59
8th. Becky Cook 1:05:02.09
9th. Miranda Miller 1:05:32.63
10th. Bex Baraona 1:06:00.05


Pro Men's Overall
1st. Richie Rude 52:41.29
2nd. Sam Hill 53:36.68
3rd. Edward Masters 54:05.29
4th. Adrien Dailly 54:07.01
5th. Remi Gauvin 54:37.16
6th. Joshua Carlson 54:37.26
7th. Thomas Lapeyrie 54:48.14
8th. Matthew Walker 54:48.25
9th. Florian Nicolai 54:59.59
10th. Robin Wallner 55:03.36




EWS Series Standings After Whistler


Pro Men

1st. Florian Nicolai - 2490
2nd. Edward Masters - 2380
3rd. Sam Hill - 2315
4th. Kevin Miquel - 2110
5th. Dimitri Tordo - 2100


Pro Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier - 3240
2nd. Noga Korem - 2395
3rd. Morgane Charre - 1775
4th. ALN - 1760
5th. Anita Gehrig - 1265



Whistler is always one of the toughest races on the circuit - and the 2019 edition is no exception. This year's course encompasses everything that makes the riding here so iconic - technical, varied and relentlessly physical. For the first time in its six year history the race is taking place over two days. The Queen stage was held on day one, and there will be five stages on day two. Check out the course in our EWS Whistler Pinkbike Primer and in the course preview video below.

Riders are on course now for a slippery day two in Whistler. We'll keep you updated on the action throughout the day.




STAGE 1
11.1km // Top of the World > No Joke > Drop in Clinic > No Joke > Little Alder > Express Way > Too Tight > Upper & Lower Angry Pirate > World Cup Single Track > Afternoon Delight > Longhorn > Monkey Hands


Pro Women's Stage 1 Results / Overall after Stage 1
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 22:32.73
2nd. Noga Korem 22:48.27
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 22:50.25
4th. Katy Winton 22:58.52
5th. Miranda Miller 23:06.06


Pro Men's Stage 1 Results / Overall after Stage 1
1st. Richie Rude 19:45.61
2nd. Shawn Neer 20:18.15
3rd. Joshua Carlson 20:23.73
4th. Matthew Walker 20:28.43
5th. Sam Hill 20:32.82


See the Photo Epic from Day 1 here.




STAGE 2
1.73km // Jaws > Billy Epic

Pro Women's Stage 2 Results
1st. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 6:48.77
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier +00:13.83
3rd. Noga Korem +00:18.05
4th. Morgane Charre +00:21.88
5th. Anita Gehrig +00:31.32


Pro Men's Stage 2 Results
1st. Edward Masters 5:40.88
2nd Adrien Dailly +00:01.85
3rd. Sam Hill +00:06.14
4th. Richie Rude +00:06.71
5th. Florian Nicolai +00:13.99


Pro Women Overall after Stage 2
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 29:35.33
2nd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 29:39.00
3rd. Noga Korem 29:55.09
4th. Morgane Charre 30:19.65
5th. Katy Winton 30:20.07

Pro Men's Overall after Stage 2
1st. Richie Rude 25:33.20
2nd. Sam Hill 26:19.84
3rd. Edward Masters 26:26.06
4th. Joshua Carlson 26:28.16
5th. Shawn Neer 26:34.33


14:40pm PDT: Top women are on Stage 3. We've had word that Isabeau had a big crash on Stage 2 today, Keegan Wright has pulled out of the race, as has Jill Kintner.





STAGE 3
1.93km // Golden Boner > Roam in the Loam > Instant Gratification

Pro Women's Stage 3 Results
1st. Ines Thoma 6:35.13 1
2nd. Noga Korem +00:04.11
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau +00:04.12 3
4th. Isabeau Courdurier +00:05.61 4
5th. Katy Winton +00:06.45

Pro Women Overall after Stage 3
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 36:16.07
2nd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 36:18.25
3rd. Noga Korem 36:34.33
4th. Katy Winton 37:01.65
5th. Morgane Charre 37:18.22


Pro Men's Stage 3 Results
1st. Richie Rude 5:13.77
2nd. Edward Masters +00:06.18
3rd. Jesse Melamed +00:11.58
4th. Sam Hill +00:12.30
5th. Adrien Dailly +00:12.31

Pro Men Overall after Stage 3
1st. Richie Rude 30:46.97
2nd. Sam Hill 31:45.91
3rd. Edward Masters 31:46.01
4th. Joshua Carlson 31:57.81
5th. Matthew Walker 32:12.18

15:19pm PDT: Isabeau said she thinks she may have torn a muscle in her right leg on Stage 2 and was in a lot of discomfort but trying to get through it. She is still in the lead but ALN is eating into her leading margin and the two are now only separated by 2 seconds. Still 3 stages to go!

16:16pm PDT: The top women are on Stage 4 now.


16:20pm PST: Andreane Lanthier Nadeau is leading Stage 4 with just a couple riders still to come.





STAGE 4
4.07km // No Joke > 7 Year War > 7 Years More > No Joke > Sabre ToothHorse > South Park > Delayed Fuse > Shomo Shabos

Pro Women's Stage 4 Results
1st. Noga Korem 10:50.40 1
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier +00:04.37
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau +00:17.60
4th. Anita Gehrig +00:20.12
5th. Becky Cook +00:29.60

Pro Women Overall after Stage 4
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 47:10.84
2nd. Noga Korem 47:24.73
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 47:26.25
4th. Katy Winton 48:31.87
5th. Ines Thoma 48:46.36

16:24pm PDT: Isabeau now leads the overall by 14 seconds and Noga Korem has moved up to 2nd while ALN has dropped back to 3rd. There are still 2 stages left to come.

16:30pm PDT: Coming up next are a 1.17km trail, Line of Control, and then a 4.02km stage in the bike park linking In Deep > Fatcrobat > Express Way > Fantastic > Upper Whistler Downhill > Clown Shoes > Lower Joyride > Monkey Hands.

16:34pm PDT: Richie Rude is down Stage 4 with a time of 09:24.61. Will it be the fastest time of the day?

16:42pm PDT: Adrien Dailly goes faster by +00:00.80!

16:42pm PDT: And now it's Sam Hill that's fastest just +00:00.91 head of Dailly!

Pro Men Stage 4 Results
1st. Sam Hill 9:22.90
2nd Adrien Dailly +00:00.91
3rd. Richie Rude +00:01.71
4th. Edward Masters +00:02.65
5th. Remi Gauvin +00:02.95

Pro Men Overall after Stage 4
1st. Richie Rude 40:11.58
2nd. Sam Hill 41:08.81
3rd. Edward Masters 41:11.56
4th. Adrien Dailly 41:36.56
5th. Joshua Carlson 41:39.04





STAGE 5
1.17km trail // Line of Control

Pro Women Stage 5 Results:
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 5:37.35
2nd. Noga Korem +00:07.03
3rd. Becky Cook +00:08.27
4th. Bex Baraona +00:24.72
5th. Brittany Phelan +00:26.15

Pro Women overall after Stage 5
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 52:48.19
2nd. Noga Korem 53:09.11
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 53:33.00
4th. Katy Winton 54:36.81
5th. Ines Thoma 54:51.48

17:23pm PDT: Adrien Dailly currently has the fastest time on Stage 5 with Vid Persak, Greg Callaghan and Richie Rude behind him.

17:25pm PDT: Sam Hill is down and almost ties Adrien Dailly, finishing just +00:00.05 back.

Pro Men Stage 5 Results
1st. Adrien Dailly 4:37.17
2nd. Sam Hill +00:00.05
3rd. Vid Persak +00:04.33
4th. Greg Callaghan +00:05.26
5th. Richie Rude +00:05.66

Pro Men Overall after Stage 5
1st. Richie Rude 44:54.41
2nd. Sam Hill 45:46.03
3rd. Edward Masters 46:03.71
4th. Adrien Dailly 46:13.73
5th. Remi Gauvin 46:35.25





STAGE 6
4.02km // In Deep > Fatcrobat > Express Way > Fantastic > Upper Whistler Downhill > Clown Shoes > Lower Joyride > Monkey Hands

18:13pm PDT: Rhys Verner and Clare Hamilton are the current leaders with the top men and women about to drop in.

18:18pm PDT: Rae Morrison moves into the lead with a time of 9:11.26.

18:20pm PDT: Katy Winton moves into the lead now with a time of 9:05.62. Only a couple more women left to come.

18:22pm PDT: ALN moves into the hot seat with a time that's ten seconds faster! Is it enough for the stage win?

18:29pm PDT: ALN takes the stage win but it's not enough to get ahead of Noga or Isabeau. Isabeau takes the win with Noga Korem second and ALN takes third in Whistler.


Pro Women's Stage 6 Results
1st. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 08:55.90
2nd. Katy Winton +00:09.72
3rd. Noga Korem +00:10.48
4th. Rae Morrison +00:15.36
5th. Isabeau Courdurier +00:15.62

Pro Women's Overall after Stage 6
1st. Isabeau Courdurier 1:01:59.71
2nd. Noga Korem 1:02:15.49
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau 1:02:28.90
4th. Katy Winton 1:03:42.43
5th. Ines Thoma 1:04:08.54


18:32pm PDT: The men are on course now.

18:35pm PDT: Thomas Lapeyrie goes fastest on Stage 6 so far with a time of 7:59.91. 25 riders still to come.

18:38pm PDT: Richie Rude goes into the hot seat.

18:40pm PDT: Jesse Melamed finishes the day and is currently third fastest on Stage 6 despite breaking his hand and ankle six weeks ago.

18:45pm PDT: Fast times from Remi Gauvin and Adrien Dailly.

18:47pm PDT: Sam Hill goes second fastest on the stage +3.77 and that's good enough for second place overall.

18:48pm PDT: Richie Rude WINS! Sam Hill goes second overall and Ed Masters third!

Pro Men's Stage 6 Results
1st. Richie Rude 7:46.88
2nd. Sam Hill +00:03.77
3rd. Adrien Dailly +00:06.40
4th. Dimitri Tordo +00:07.20
5th. Matthew Walker +00:07.50

Pro Men's Overall
1st. Richie Rude 52:41.29
2nd. Sam Hill 53:36.68
3rd. Edward Masters 54:05.29
4th. Adrien Dailly 54:07.01
5th. Remi Gauvin 54:37.16





Live feed & timing here.


153 Comments

  • + 115
 can we talk about how jesse melamed went 3rd on stage 3 with a f*cking broken ankle?
  • + 26
 Jesus. Mixed feelings on this one. But Jesse gonna Jesse!
  • + 4
 HOLY SHIT I didn't notice that at first!!!
  • + 10
 And broken finger
  • - 79
flag thesharkman (Aug 11, 2019 at 18:55) (Below Threshold)
 That was six weeks ago. The human body heals.
  • + 25
 @thesharkman: I'd love to see you get 3rd
  • + 61
 I dislocated my finger 2 years ago and it still hurts.
  • + 86
 @thesharkman:youre a shark man, what could you know about the human body
  • + 11
 @thesharkman: Only an elite athlete could even consider racing an EWS at 6 weeks post fracture. And its definitely not recommended. Throw on top of that he's been sitting on Zwift for 6 weeks and I think some serious credit is due! Now please heal up fully Jesse!
  • + 21
 @sosburn: Well, to be fair you can't expect a shark to understand broken bones.
  • + 4
 It was his stunt double.
  • + 2
 @superkeen: was it the same ankle? holy cr*p
  • + 1
 @thesharkman: You're a special one aren't you?
  • + 1
 and broken hand
  • + 51
 Hell yea Eddy the EAGLE !!!! Soars into third place overall !!!!! Yea broooo !

Awesome Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile :Smile
  • + 21
 Annnnd another top 10 for Matt Walker (NZD) !!!!!! Yeeeea bro !!!! Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • + 9
 @glenno: yeah Matt Walker has been killing it lately
  • + 53
 Well done Eddie!
  • + 8
 Stage 5 in 3rd. Vid Persak. Woah!
  • + 4
 The Spirit of Enduro is in fine shape to sneak out the overall also if he keeps it up! Giver Eddie! Legend.
  • + 45
 Mister Rude is flat out decimating the field. In the rain no less, which he’s never done too well in.
  • + 16
 Superman impervious to kryptonite isnt fair...
  • + 20
 Wait until Martin Maes comes back!
  • + 28
 Hope he managed to remember all his own hydration this weekend!
  • + 12
 @phclae Yeah! Really dope dude!
  • + 26
 Towball on his way to hitching up another great result!
  • + 23
 Go Eddie!!!
  • + 22
 EWS website is falling apart. So frustrating to use
  • + 5
 Ok that wasnt just my phone. EWS needs to update the coverage for next year
  • + 1
 any other site we can follow the race?
  • + 11
 Yeah, how can a site be running on one broken leg and some bandaids during one of the years most anticipated events? Constant error messages (tried multiple platforms) Refresh not working, no new updates after stage 5.

Come on EWS, you can find a better IT guy than your 14 year old nephew.
  • + 2
 Head to @nzracing to follow NZ EWS updates on IG
  • + 4
 Agree. EWS coverage has been pathetic. Definitely it has been off at most of the events this season, but its at a low at Whistler. Look at Lazerslide and there's all sorts of coverage... But Whistler? Crickets...
  • + 8
 @uberstein: 10/10 would ride Lazerslide
  • + 1
 @Giddyhitch: made my day hahahahaha
  • + 4
 @kusanagi72: just an fyi... The reason there were no updates after stage 5 is because the cliffside gondola broke earlier in the day... This caused a 45 delay to start if stage 6 for all catagories. So unfortunately that left a big gap in the race and live timing had no new info to refresh. I heard a lot say live timing had crashed for them but in reality the race was just on hold.
  • + 5
 @davetrumpore: no it was more than that. There wasn't a single text update of the men on stage 6, just had to keep checking the timing page. The live timing kept resetting and crashing all weekend. In previous years it ran really smoothly and you could even track the riders GPS, see exactly who was on course, who had crashed etc. For discipline that struggles to find a way to provide live coverage this was a huge step backwards. A side point as well, pinkbike should have quickly added a summary to the bottom of this article of how the overall series stacked up once the race was over. I had to go to Vital to find out...
  • + 2
 @tomlynchwatson: good thing there are multiple news sources out there ;-)

How long did you have to wait to see photos and a race recap at the other site by the way ;-). Or should I say how much longer do you think you'll have to wait as there is zero content up from the race (other than the result sheet)

As for the EWS live timing I only use it to see updates after each sage while out working in the field. Never had it fail this weekend while looking for stage winners but that's all I was using it for and had quite a strong cell signal so who knows.
  • + 3
 @davetrumpore: i think we all just appreciate the racing, and the squids coverage, but we're pointing out the disparity between dh and enduro coverage luve. Obviously the nature of the enduro races presents a logistic problem but i think we'd all like to see the riders have more of a live show. The action they provide deserves to be shown. Lots of story lines this race in.particular
  • + 1
 @davetrumpore: You don't need to get so defensive ha. Your photo recap is great, and I usually just use pinkbike. I'm just letting you guys know that I had to leave to find out information about the series standings.
  • + 2
 @davetrumpore:

Nothing against PB, this was an EWS issue. The EWS site gave AJAX errors every few seconds (on Safari and Chrome) It did not auto refresh. And as others said: zero news after stage 5. Normally they mention it when there are issues etc. I fully understand the difficulties of communication in a wild environment (living in Australia, there are many areas with no cell coverage just 15 minutes out of the city) but this weekend there was more going on than just the usual difficulties on the trail. Clicking away an error message on a live stream website every few seconds gets old quickly Wink

You just keep up the good work and don't feel offended Smile If EWS goes back to the the standard of last year with their website it already would be an improvement Wink
  • + 14
 Too bad there is no real live coverage of EWS. I realize its a logistical nightmare. it deserves some coverage. I bet 80% of us fools watching UCI DH and womens XCO at ungodly hours would be stoked.
  • + 6
 I’ve been thinking this all season. Other than that series on red bull tv, there isn’t really any legit tv coverage of EWS and I’m sure there are more people interested in enduro than DH due familiarity with the riding they do. Seems like a missed opportunity.
  • + 5
 @Adamt19: Nico Turner and team do a great job of quickly turning around the footage on EWS Pootube page.
  • - 3
 They could do a very good live show if they would seriously propose. They should do some live stages ( at least the last one and longest one) with start list of the current GC of that moment, leaving the gaps they made so you would have a stream of riders seeing the GC live from the air, like if you would be into the midle of a Mega.
Then previous to this stage you fill it up with interviews and action of every previous stuff.
Also drones today could help to cut down costs and access every where...
So really I think there is no excuse today for a proper coverage on MTBiking...
  • + 1
 @Adamt19: there's a 30 minute recap produced by EWS and posted to Pinkbike after every round the very next day... If you've missed them be sure to keep an eye out
  • + 17
 Get in there Eddie! Miranda Miller looking good too
  • + 16
 Is Andreane Lanthier Nadeau related to ALN? They both go pretty fast and have to same initials.
  • - 7
flag Gmang (Aug 11, 2019 at 21:50) (Below Threshold)
 Same person
  • - 8
flag patryka (Aug 12, 2019 at 0:17) (Below Threshold)
 @Gmang: haha, you just confirmed the same person and you got minus 3 scores.
Some bitter people here.
  • + 2
 @patryka: Perhaps I was wrong but I'm pretty certain. We're both up to a -7 now. I guess we are both way out of line with our harsh comments..... lol
  • + 12
 I would like a side by side of Richie vs any of the other top 5 on stage 1. Would love to see if there's a handful of places he pulled out big time with big commitment or if it was just general pace the whole way through. Congrats to all regardless.
  • + 2
 Same. Himself & Neer crushed it on dentist bikes according to PB members.
  • + 14
 I thought the rain might slow down Richie (based on past struggle in the wet conditions) but he is just destroying right now.
  • + 11
 Katy Winton, fresh back after time out recuperating from her concussion and making the top five is very cool to see.
  • + 9
 Just gonna put out a 'sad for Jill' and hope whatever went wrong can be overcome. Seattle represent!
  • + 5
 Yeah she's been sick and couldn't shake it today Frown
  • + 8
 eddie back on the podium .... the after party will be all time
  • + 4
 With Eddie on the podium, the afterparty will be all the time!
  • + 4
 Training at Whistler and the hard push on top of the world really paid off for Rude and Neer. Familiarity and the as fast as possible strategy on a 20+ minute stage made it basically impossible for anyone to catch Rude as long as he stayed on pace
  • + 3
 I thought it was his hydration that was giving him the advantage
  • + 7
 Shot Ed Masters and Josh Carlson!
  • + 6
 Eddie is just 110 points behind Flo in the overall. He could totally win the series in Zermatt!
  • + 6
 Rude is just being rude. Absolute animal
  • + 15
 He must be pumped
  • + 7
 Giver ALN!!!
  • + 2
 @b45her: Honestly, it just sounds like you don't like Rude kicking everyone's butt. You might as well say, why have a second day of racing. If someone dominates day 1, it makes the second day irrelevant. It doesn't matter whether the first day is composed of lots of little stages or just one long stage. Plus, having a long stage really tests the riders stamina.
@smallsilences: That ignores that even on a 10 minute stage, a mechanical will effectively put you out of contention. It would be pretty boring if stages were all 2-3 minutes long. Besides, it didn't have any real impact for the top guys here.
  • - 10
flag chrismac70 (Aug 12, 2019 at 3:46) (Below Threshold)
 No I don't like drugs cheats coming back when they are still benefiting from the drugs they took. It's very easy to keep the benefit of the drugs long after your ban period. Contador bring a classic example
  • - 12
flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 4:08) (Below Threshold)
 well the benefit of being out for months because of peds is you have plenty of time out of the spotlight to get more chemical assistance into yourself. you only have to look at the guys physique and facial appearance to know he's been dabbling in all sorts of drugs over the years.
  • + 6
 @b45her: I Good had a friend in 8th grade that was a good 6 inches taller than most of us, was stronger than us, and already had some solid peace Fiss growing in his face. His physique was further along than any of us peers. Does that mean he took performance enhancing drugs as a 8th grader.

And do you really think that the time out of the spotlight he was not tested by any agency or sponsor?

He’s a beast, drug or no drug. He took a sip, he screwed up. Got “clean”, no he’s back.
  • + 1
 @b45her: Outside of pretty extreme cases of systematic doping in the 60s, doping won't really affect appearence, particularly for men. Extreme training regimens and nutrition will, though.
  • - 8
flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 7:28) (Below Threshold)
 @slayersxc17: a head like shaped like a crt monitor and a sudden need of tooth braces in your early twenties are big indicators of HGH use.
  • + 13
 @chrismac70: you mean the over the counter stimulant that was found in workout drink mix? The two substances both if which only stay in system for a period of hours, an one of which is fully allowed in training just not in competition. Yeah those two... Those are the ones Richie tested positive for. The ones that last a few minutes/hours are still helping him months down the road huh? Maybe you should get your facts straight and you might "dislike" it less ;-)
  • + 12
 @b45her: correct me if I'm wrong... Did you just say that because Richie has a large head and had braces on his teeth a few years ago he must have been taking HGH as a teen? There really is no reasoning with some of you guys is there? Do your conspiracy theories know no bounds? Because it is getting downright ridiculous.

He's been a big strong kid his ENTIRE life and had braces in his teeth in his late teens like many many many people do... But yeah... HGH (rolls eyes)
  • - 2
 @chrismac70: Yep', I just read an article of a medical study saying that the benefit of certain drugs could remain in the body all life long, steroids for instances. As soon as an athlete who took drugs starts training, his muscle memory will grow some muscle fibers much faster than someone who never did drugs.
For now the study was on mice, but who knows, sports rules may change in the futyre because of that.
The article stated that EPO may be less concerned.
  • + 10
 @Will-narayan: @Will-narayan: but what about the two stimulants Richie ingested that can be found in over the counter pre workout mix? The ones that clean out of your system in a matter of hours and have nothing to do with steroids, HGH, etc etc? Remember that one of the two substances is 100% legal to use in training just not in competition... Both are known as "day of race" stimulants because they litterally do nothing and hour or so after ingestion ;-)

All that other stuff you are in about... No one in ews has tested positive for then so how is it relevant?
  • + 4
 @davetrumpore: Why worry about facts? Those pesky things just make it harder to attack others. Wink
  • - 8
flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 12:10) (Below Threshold)
 @davetrumpore: you just keep believing what you want, after all another far more famous american cyclist wasn't doping either was he.
  • + 5
 @b45her: and you think Armstrong was the only elite tour de france rider doping? Your a moron
  • + 5
 @b45her: What does the Tour de France have to do with this? Is Maes Maes more likely to be a doper because a Belgian roadie doped? Your reference to Lance Armstrong just shows how weak your argument is.
  • - 1
 @davetrumpore: yes, these two substances were found in his system and for those two substances he was rightly punished and he deservedly lost a lot of fans and reputation and respect.

He was a junior dh champion and ews winner and is around long enough and surrounded by knowledgeable staff to know the uci dos and don'ts. Negating this fact is sugarcoating his willingness and his teams disregard for the fragile image of dopingfree cycling and especially mountainbiking.

He is using poor excuses instead of showing true character and accepting responsibility for his actions. Just like every other cycling cheat.

Ace mtber but poor judgment
  • + 8
 @b45her: man... You really are a piece of s**t aren't you?

Insinuating that the way someone was born and has looked since they were 13 year old is your evidence that they have been dabbling in performance enhancing drugs for years ???

People come I all shapes and sizes and compared to the general population of humans he's not even a very big guy (and still smaller than his own father if genetics matter at all to you). There are also numerous DH riders and freeriders of similar physique as well so what say you there?

It's one thing to have your opinions but spouting of this kind of crap as your "proof" just makes you an A-hole
  • - 8
flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 14:10) (Below Threshold)
 @davetrumpore: just keep that head in the sand, the dude is a drug cheat fact, should have received a lifetime ban but was too big a name. if you believe the accidental ingestion crap your an idiot. wonder if all the muricans would be defending him this hard if he were from a different part of the world.
  • - 2
 @davetrumpore: when are you going to come to terms with the fact your favourite rider hasn’t got the same reputation anymore? He can still be your favourite rider and your more than welcome to give him the benefit of the doubt for the second time but don’t be outraged when others aren’t willing to do the same.
  • + 0
 @thenotoriousmic: These are my 2c. I think your characterization of what was happening is a bit charitable. This was about David challenging the histrionic attempts of distorting the facts (if not outright lies).

There is no doubt that Richie and Maes violated the anti-doping rules. But, there is no evidence that Richie or Maes did this intentionally or as part of a doping program. Nor is there any evidence that the particular drugs at issue conveyed any long-term advantage to either Richie or Maes. Yet, in a desperate attempt to diminish Richie's recent performance, people made wild accusations - referring to drugs that are not at issue (HGH), unrelated episodes of doping (Tour de France), or just made up statements that suited them without any facts (that Richie's ingestion of the drugs was intentional).

What I take away from the actual facts is that a mistake was made by Richie and Maes. A big mistake, but not one that is beyond redemption. I think deep down those who are upset at Richie recognize that, too. That is why they attempt to change the known facts and distort them into something else. That doesn't seem fair. So, while nobody needs to give them the benefit of the doubt, we also shouldn't give in to our worst imaginations.
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 @EuroinSF: nailed it

When you have people saying that Richie has stopped his entire adult life and use the shape of his head and braces in his teeth as a teenager as proof it crosses a line. And that kind of BS needs to stop
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 @EuroinSF: I don’t really care about Richie rude. Got nothing against him but he’s got a doping ban so people are always going to wonder from now on. Right or wrong.
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 Richie is an animal. All of CT is screaming for ya!
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 The lead that Rude is holding is savage....
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 Stage 1 tho. Sweet Jesus, 20 minutes for the worlds top boys. At least 30 for me then, and that's not including the 2 stops minimum I'd have to make just so I didn't crumple from exhaustion onto my frame near the end.
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 Someone give Dan Booker a ride! Aussie trail builder absolutely killing it!
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 Christian Textor! 14th place! Practicly as priveteer!
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 So with these results who is in the lead of the overall? Is it Eddie, Sam or has Florian held on?
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 Lets get on it Jill! Time to shine!!!
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 Yes Noga!!!!!!!!
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 *Randy Marsh on Wheel of Fortune Rolleyes
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 Great to see Sam in the mix.
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 Did I miss something? Is there no live feed this year?
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 Just hit me as well, no live video anymore?
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 @yuroshek: nope and now instead of a guy and a real cameraman at the finish, its just some dude with a gopro on a selfie stick...so lame ..

What a joke , you’d think Vail and UCI combined together would have enough money to have at least a dozen cameras on course for this event to promote the sport...
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 Last year wasn't too great anyway. A couple open stretches and the finish.
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 @tuumbaq:

Yeah, it should not be that complicated to use drones to film and some camera med on the ground aswell. I´ll pay a lot to see that. I mean the places by themselves are so exotic and beautiful so don't have to be hardcore enduro/dh fan to watch EWS.
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 Wish PB would also show overall standings with results. Bet it's getting close now though. Reckon Hill can do it again ?
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 if Flo plays it safe, and no disaster happens... he'll keep the #1 spot.
What people should remember is that Hill started the series pretty weak, and during Ler Orres, the guy flatted 1st stage, and pulled back to 12th overall at the end... animal
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 @Lagr1980: Seems EWS actually updated the results pretty fast this time. Eddie in 2nd overall now. I actually hope Eddie wins. Flo 2490, Eddie, 2380, Hill 2315
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 What happened to Keegan to force him to withdraw?
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 Would be cool to keep us posted on the privateer also like you did yesterday after stage 1.
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 Ended up 80th after bouncing between 70 and 92 on individual stages. Final time was 1:01:27.08.

Anyone remember where he placed last year? Could have sworn it was higher.
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 @Giddyhitch: dang he still work have been 1st in pro women
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 @Giddyhitch: He got 57th last year... so pretty big drop in results.
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 In 2017 he was 79th, and had gained 22 places in 2018. He had made up 3min on the Maes, with the races in in 2017 and 2018 relatively equal in length (18km). This year, the race was around 6km longer (24km), and Adam was 8:45min behind Rude. In 2017 he was 8:09min behind the winner, so per km he lost less time in 2019 on the winner than in 2017, but more than in 2018. Two riders, that were roughly equally placed as Adam in 2017 also raced in 2018 and 2019. Both of them (Trevor Thew and Sam Shaw) had made big gains in 2018, with advancing 10 and 23 places, respectively. Both of them dropped again in 2019 to position 70 and 67, respectively. Interestingly, both of their times are consistent with loosing around 18seconds per km. Adam was loosing 27sec per km in 2017, 16sec in 2018 and 21sec in 2019. Given his position, there seemed to have been more strong riders this year, than last year.
Disclaimer, this was done while making breakfast for the kids, so I hope I didn't mess anything up.
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 @meathooker: are you saying he should pull a Weatherly?
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 @mitochris: absolutely lovely post! 10/10
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 @Bogomilanev: Thank you. One more point. had Adam been consistent this year and loose 16sec/km as he did in 2018, he would placed 55th.
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 @mitochris: wow that was fantastic insight, thank you! you should do the Ben Cathro/Eliot Jackson of enduro.
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 Was hill on a new bike?
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 Is there any Full Run POV footage from Stage 1?
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 Awesome commentary! Smile
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 Go Noga !!!! absolutley killing it this year
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 I’m curious to know if doping control showed up this weekend.
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 With you on that one.
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 Jack menzies, killing it in the juniors!
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 Overall top 5 please?
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 hats down for Richie
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 MR WORLDWIDE!!!
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 Go Richie
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 Well done Richie, this should shut all the haters up!..

#cleanasf*ckandclearythefastest
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 dope result for sure
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 You really believe EWS is clean now?
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 @H3RESQ: nah, it was really muddy at the weekend. It was raining though. It’s difficult to stay clean in the wet.
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flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 4:12) (Below Threshold)
 clean my ass. years of roids and HGH assistance don't simply go away after a few months. ever thought that the reason he didn't want the b sample tested is because of all the other shit they may have picked up under the stricter b sample testing.
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 @b45her: your jelly tears make me laugh
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 @b45her: i'm sure he'd drop you/maybe anyone on a rigid singlespeed with the swine flu, even if you were roided up and riding the latest and greatest. not even a big fan, just seems likely.

i understand the social animosity towards idols who cheat and i won't say he didn't, but the logic's missing if you think it made that much of a difference in a downhill sport. i understand the margins between riders are still pretty small, but i'd be surprised if time loss wasn't more a factor of mistakes made on track than physical fitness. look at loris vergier then look at adam brayton. why is loris consistently a lot faster?
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flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 7:33) (Below Threshold)
 @bigwheels87: the benefits of doping go deeper than appearance, strange how the only stage he smashed everyone on was the one that would need huge (unnatural) levels of muscular endurance.
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 @b45her: again, not trying to argue that he didn't technically cheat. just saying, it's not black and white and he's still one of the more talented mountain bikers out there at current. no HGH is going to make you good cornering, jumping, etc. deciding that his "doping" incident gives you any kind of objective merit for judging his current performance is giving yourself too much credit, at least in a sport where there are more factors at play than just power-to-weight ratios.

and maybe ask yourself/others why you're so offended by it? is it because you think if only i gave myself that advantage i'd be richie rude too? go for it.
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 @b45her: B sample is not tested more sticktly. There would be nothing more found than in the A sample. It's the same piss and the same testing. The B sample is really just there to double verify the A sample should an athlete protest. And there's a snowballs chance in hell a B sample would come back negative, and really only if A sample had been compromised and accidentally tainted in testing. The B sample is basically just a back up. They elected not to have it tested because they were able to verify the two banned substances were in a pre workout powder you and I can buty at the store and take daily (lots of people do). It wasnt some crazy cocktail of roids and hgh as you have claimed he was on "for years"... So so so many details of this have all been published and explained. Why do you chose to not even remotely educate yourself? And why , without bringing yourself up to speed on any facts involved decide you're the expert and can make blind and slanderous claims against another person? It only makes you look like a complete fool
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 @b45her: idiot
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 RICHIE RUDE. #1!!!
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flag b45her (Aug 12, 2019 at 7:35) (Below Threshold)
 guys a cheat, nothing he achieves from the point of getting popped is relevant.
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 @b45her: or he's really good at riding this bicycle thingy...
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 You should just return your computer. Maybe fall down the stairs when trying to return it as well @b45her:
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 @b45her: you should apply to the UCI and get the rules they have put in place amended then bud. Then you can feel as important as you think your opinion is.
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