Final Results - Vallnord DH World Cup 2019

Jul 6, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Matteo Iniguez flew into P2 but still a sizeable gap behind Daprela.

What a race! Loic Bruni won his third World Cup of the year and continues the Frenchies' win streak in Vallnord. It was an intense finale with Bruni just pipping a flying Loris Vergier for the top spot. Troy Brosnan keeps up his top three record with Pierron and Danny Hart completing the podium.

Rachel Atherton won her 39th World Cup, just two off Anne Caroline Chausson's record. She said she felt like a dinosaur by the finish and it was one of the hardest races she's ever competed in. Marine Cabirou picked up her best ever result in second while Tracey Hannah finished third after a crash. Special mention should go to fastest qualifier Nina Hoffmann who lost her shoe in the steep sections and rode down half the track in her socks.

As the elites took to the track, the juniors had already finished and it served up some surprise results. For the first time in 2019, Thibaut Daprela has been beaten and a fellow Frenchman, Matteo Iniguez, has his first ever World Cup win. Daprela was fastest by 9 seconds at split 2 but crashed and ended up 20 seconds down in 18th. In the women's field, Vali Holl put in another commanding performance for her third win of the year. She put 12 seconds into the rest of the field for a convincing victory.


Men

1st Loic Bruni - 4:11.055
2nd Loris Vergier +0.423
3rd Troy Brosnan +1.202
4th Amaury Pierron +2.948
5th Danny Hart +5.595
6th Brook MacDonald +6.866
7th David Trummer +6.979
8th Remi Thirion +7.989
9th Laurie Greenland +8.383
10th Jack Moir +9.260


Women

1st Rachel Atherton - 5:00.622
2nd Marine Cabirou +2.497
3rd Tracey Hannah +7.131
4th Emilie Siegenthaler +12.859
5th Eleonora Farina +15.098
6th Kate Weatherly +18.497
7th Veronika Widmann +18.538
8th Mariana Salazar +20.011
9th Nina Hoffmann +20.646
10th Sandra Rubesam +26.707



Junior Men

1st. Matteo Iniguez - 4:27.192
2nd. Lucas Cruz +2.714
3rd. Patrick Laffey +3.179
4th. Sam Gale +3.751
5th. Antoine Rogge +4.639


Junior Women

1st. Vali Holl: 5:09.166
2nd. Anna Newkirk +12.079
3rd. Mille Johnset +20.716
4th. Ainhoa Ijurko +31.800
5th. Natasia Giminez +38.939


Full Results:
Elite Men


Elite Women


Junior Men


Junior Women


Follow along as the rest of the results come in from Vallnord.

Live Race Updates:

3:15 am PDT The Elite Women will be on track from 3:30 am PDT // 12:30 CEST // 11:30 am BST // 22:30 NZST // 20:30 AEST

3:30 am PDT Latvia's Paula Zibasa will be first on track, she podiumed here last year as a junior but her best result so far as an elite was a 14th in Leogang last round. She'll be setting the benchmark time and get in the hotseat, but for how long?

3:35am PDT Well, looks like I spoke too soon. Paula has had an issue up on course and Sandra Rubesam is the first woman down into the finish area. Her time of 5:27.329 puts her in the hotseat. That's about six seconds faster than her qualifying time, indicating that conditions have stayed fairly similar overnight.

3:38am PDT Janine Hubscher is next through the line nearly a minute back on Rubesam after a crash and just a few seconds later Carina Cappellari goes into second, 4 seconds off the hotseat time.

3:39am PDT Sian A'Hern is next across the line, she slots just above Cappellari but still 2 seconds off Rubesam's time.

3:41am PDT Here are the standings as we head into the top ten: 1. Sandra Rubesam - 5:27.329, 2. Sian A'Hern +1.973, 3. Carina Cappellari +4.339, 4. Janine Hubscher +56.241, 5. Paula Zibasa DNF.

3:44am PDT Mariana Salazar goes fastest. Her time of 5:20.633 puts her in the hotseat with a 6.6 second lead.

3:48am PDT Camille Balanche won't start which means we go straight to Tracey Hannah. A crash into a bridge yesterday put her well down despite having a 2 second lead at split 3. What can she pull out in finals?

3:50am PDT Hannah goes down! Tracey Hannah crashes within sight of the line but still goes fastest by 12 seconds with a 5:07.753, just two seconds off Nina Hoffmann's fastest qualifying time.

3:54am PDT Kate Weatherly is the next rider on track and goes second, some 11 seconds back on Tracey Hannah's time.

3:55am PDT Eleonora Farina is next on track, she loses a lot of time up top but pulls it back in the bottom section to place second, this time within 8 seconds of Hannah's time.

3:55am PDT Here are the standings as we head into the last 5 riders: 1. Tracey Hannah - 5:07.753, 2. Eleonora Farina +7.967, 3. Kate Weatherly +11.366, 4. Mariana Salazar +12.880, 5. Sandra Rubesam +19.576.

3:57am PDT It's gonna be Veronika Widmann of the Insync team to kick off the top five. She looked like she was on for the hotseat, within five seconds of Hannah's time at the final split but she crashed on the last corner and goes fourth.

3:59am PDT Emilie Siegenthaler is the lastest rider to go second, she seemed stoked on the run as it guarantees her a podium. Hannah's lead is getting cut run by run but there are only three riders left at the top of the hill to have a go at beating it.

4:03am PDT Rachel Atherton goes fastest. She puts seven seconds into Tracey's run with a smooth, solid run. That's five seconds quicker than Nina's qualifying run.

4:06 amPDT Marine Cabirou goes second. She was only 0.4 back on Rachel at split 4 but lost 2 seconds in the final sector. She's guaranteed at least a third, equalling her best ever result.

4:10am PDT Nina Hoffmann is next on track and like Cabirou she has lost time on the first split but is gaining through the track.

4:11am PDT Interesting stat from Rob, Rachel now has more podiums than any other woman in mountain biking, beating the previous record of Gunn Rita Dahle Flesja. Only Greg Minnaar has more.

4:12am PDT Hoffmann goes down! She's lost her shoes and is riding down in socks going for points, what an incredible effort! Rachel Atherton wins.

4:15 am PDT The Elite Men will be on track from 4:30 am PDT // 13:30 CEST // 12:30 am BST // 23:30 NZST // 21:30 AEST

4:38am PDT Ben Zwar takes the hotseat first with a time of 4:29.534 but is beaten in quick succession by Faustin Figaret then Loris Revelli.

4:48am PDT Adam Rojcek is next to take the hotseat as we rattle through positions 60 through 40.

4:51am PDT Baptiste Pierron is now sitting fastest, is this a sign of things to come for the Pierron clan?

4:59am PDT Remi Thirion puts down a great run and goes fastest by five seconds. He's won here in the past and could be in the hotseat for a while with that one.

5:05am PDT Here's the top 5 as we head into the last 30 riders: 1. Remi Thirion - 4:19.044, 2. Jack Moir +1.271 3. Jacob Dickson +1.861, 4.Dean Lucas +3.658, 5. Phil Atwill +4.849.

5:14amNews from the UCI that Gwin is out following a crash in practice this morning. More here.

5:17am PDT Thirion's time is still standing strong having seen off Alex Marin, Mike Jones, Bruce Klein and Reece Wilson but Florent Payet is up at split 2, let's see if he can carry that to the bottom.

5:20am PDT No he can't. Thirion's bottom section seems to have been especially strong and Payet ended up 6 seconds back. Blenkinsop and Edwards also fall short.

5:23am PDT Finn Iles is on track. He was running second in qualies until he crashed, this could be something special.

5:25am PDT In the meantime, Thomas Estaque is putting down a great run with some green splits but will have to settle for provisional third.

5:27am PDT Another crash and a puncture for Iles means we won't get to see what he could have done.

5:28am PDT Matt Walker breaks his chain out of the gate and his race is over by split 1

5:30am PDT Here's the top 5 as we head into the last 20 riders: 1. Remi Thirion - 4:19.044, 2. Jack Moir +1.271 3. Thomas Estaque +1.710, 4. Jacob Dickson +1.861, 5. Dean Lucas +3.658. We're still five seconds off Loic Bruni's fastest qualifier from yesterday.

5:35am PDT Gee Atherton kicks off the top 20 but won't be troubling the top of the timesheets, he goes 24th after an uncharacteristically loose run.

5:38 PDT Connor Fearon is the next rider to fall short of Thirion's time, he goes sixth, nearly five seconds back.

5:41am PDT Norton goes down twice in his run, there's such little traction in those woods that the slightest deviation will end your race.

5:42am PDT Minnaar was up at the first four splits but let the hotseat slip through his fingers in the final split. He took the Whopper gap but seems to have lost time doing so.

5:46am PDT A clean run for Greg Williamson was paying dividends but a mistake in the final sector cost him the hotseat and drops him to sixth. With fatigue setting in by the end of the track, it's so easy to lose focus and make mistakes in the final few turns.

5:50am PDT Bernard Kerr is next on track. He's also up on Thirion over the top and shouldn't slow down at the bottom but a mistake in the woods costs him. Thirion's time survives another day but looks more and more beatable each run.

5:57am PDT With Aaron Gwin out, Dylan Levesque is next on track. Yesterday was his best ever qualifying and with the lines he's sending you can see why. Unfortunately the pace wasn't there through the rest of the track and ends up 11th.

5:57am PDT Hugo Frixtalon is next to fall short of Thirion's time, he goes 15th, six seconds back.

6:01am PDT Mark Wallace goes seventh, 3.5 back.

6:03am PDT Here's the top 5 as we head into the last 10 riders: 1. Remi Thirion - 4:19.044, 2. Jack Moir +1.271, 3. Greg Minnaar +1.370, 4. Thomas Estaque +1.710, 5. Jacob Dickson +1.861.

6:07am PDT Luca Shaw slips into the top 10 for now, 3.6 seconds back. Thirion's woods section is looking better and better.

6:10am PDT The Denim Destroyer is on track next, he's having a wild season and he's was up in the woods but lost time to Thirion between splits three and four. He slots into sixth, 2.4 back, which guarantees his best ever World Cup finish.

6:14am PDT Greenland is next to try and topple Thirion's time and he's still up after split four, where most riders have lost chunks of time but ends just short of Thirion's time. But he's within 0.4 and goes second.

6:16am PDT Brook goes fastest! Thirion's time is finally beaten and Brook goes into the hotseat by 1.123 seconds. The microphone picks up Brook saying "That was so loose bro" - business as usual for the Bulldog then. There are only six riders left to go who can beat his time, get ready for a grandstand finish!

6:20am PDT 2016's winner Danny Hart is up next and dethrones Brook MacDonald immediately, he puts another second into the time, bringing it within reach of Bruni's fastest time of yesterday.

6:23am PDT David Trummer had a great run in qualifying and ended up fifth and he's done himself proud in finals too. He doesn't trouble the top time but was putting time into Danny Hart in the steep sections. He ends up third and guarantees his first ever World Cup top 10.

6:26am PDT Loris Vergier puts down a special run, more than five seconds up on Brook! Vergier smashes Bruni's qualifying time, could that be the winner?

6:31am PDT Pierron is up next representing Commencal Vallnord on their home track. He falls 2.5 seconds back but that's good enough for second after vergier's unbelievable run.

6:33am PDT What can Tory Brosnan do? He's also a previous winner here and he and Bruni seemed to be on another level yesterday. He's up at split 1 and still within a second in the woods.

6:36am PDT Brosnan falls short, he pulled back time towards the finish but still falls 0.779 back on Vergier. he collapses on his bike in the finish area and it's clear he put everything into that one. We're guaranteed another French winner now as Bruni is the last man on the hill.

6 :38am PDT Bruni is up at the first three splits but losing time! He 'won' the top sector yesterday in qualifying too, can he hold onto that lead in the steep sections?

6:40am PDT He has only a quarter of a second to play with in the final sector!

6:41am PDT Bruni wins by 0.4!



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170 Comments

  • + 120
 The Denim Destroyer! What a run!
  • + 68
 what a boss, probably already on the way back to work
  • + 56
 Still had his phone in his pocket not to miss those work calls! Absolute legend
  • + 20
 Somebody hit up Wranglers marketing team.

Why stop at signing rappers?

#wrangleronmybooty
  • + 26
 We really should create a Pinkbike Comments Section Race Team and see if we can't raise a few bucks to support the people's champion over the rest of the year.
  • - 105
flag thesharkman (Jul 6, 2019 at 11:14) (Below Threshold)
 This denim thing is way played out, not fun anymore. Maybe he's doing it because it's actually the safest thing to crash in but still, it's annoying.
  • + 4
 @thesharkman: I think 53 others think otherwise. You have to consider the generation. Ultimately the guy is getting the reaction he wants and you can’t knock him for that.
  • + 71
 They should have power failures in the commentary box more often. And no need to apologise guys.
  • + 2
 Who won
  • + 32
 Some French dude I think
  • + 26
 Yeah so true it was nice just to listen to the bike coming down the mountain not the continual yapping
  • + 104
 I had to yell "look at the time!" all on my own Frown
  • - 40
flag MTB-Colada (Jul 6, 2019 at 7:03) (Below Threshold)
 Feel like Rob is making it more and more of a one man show. Rather hear Claudio speak!
  • + 11
 @pablopicasso1: the viewers won. What a race!
  • + 14
 @Trailsoup: without Claudio I had to yell, "there is still a lot of time left anything can happen. He needs to keep his focus here"
  • + 8
 Did Gwin race the EWS?
  • + 9
 @boozed: Smile ))) did you see Moir back in the game ????????
  • + 0
 I enjoyed it also.
  • + 8
 Did Loic not lose 5 seconds taking a slightly different line around a single corner? Without Claudio telling me that I wasn't too sure.
  • + 1
 @Trailsoup:
“HE’S UP!”
“Oh my world”
“Oof that was fawst”
  • + 52
 Damn Hippies riding in jeans and with no shoes, do they think this is Mt Tam in the late 70s?
  • + 51
 Anyone said Nina Sockman yet?
  • + 64
 Nina Sockman and the Denim Destroyers - privateers band name.
  • - 4
flag endurocat (Jul 6, 2019 at 6:41) (Below Threshold)
 The Mullet bike strikes again!
  • + 42
 Kathy Sessler said there are no women punk rock enough for the santa cruz syndicate. I think riding down without an f'n shoe counts.
  • + 65
 @acali: maybe the Syndicate is not punk rock enough for Nina ????
  • + 3
 @acali:
It's a sign... Life of Nina lol

youtu.be/Ka9mfZbTFbk
  • + 7
 @fiatpolski: Maybe she should go to Cannondale then.
  • + 5
 She's officially my hero
  • + 1
 SC Syndicate: Dental Dream Team
  • + 37
 Wow for Loic to beat Loris incredible run shows what a freak he is. Those top 5 or 6 guys are next level
  • + 29
 Best friends 1st and 2nd. Even Troy got a kiss.
  • + 7
 Agree. The last 10 riders down were f'n flyin. Amazing how they keep one uppin each other. Loris and Loic were both lookin so smooth, floating down while on the hairy edge. Awesome!
  • + 2
 @Speeder01: seems like it's been like that every race 2019, whats up with that season? Unbelievable!
  • + 5
 Thoughts:
First - Loris is way more badass than I thought! I knew he was fast, but to be fast on THAT track... Real Deal.
Second - Jordi needs a raise!
  • + 36
 Gwin is out! That move to Intense has pissed the universe off and unleashed a wave of bad Ju-Ju on the Gwinner for the '19 season.
  • + 7
 Intense worse than Specialized
  • + 5
 was it his finger? what a shame...still 10th overall, what a beast
  • + 5
 @russthedog: He hit a tree. Said his shoulders hurting. Can't lift his arms.
  • + 37
 @WAKIdesigns: Dunno? Specialized is working pretty good for Bruni looks like...
  • + 5
 @m1dg3t: pretty rough season so far for him, hope he gets a couple of races fully healthy
  • + 14
 @m1dg3t: I am referring to online hate towards Spec when they took on board folks like Hill, Gwin, Graves. No personal problem with their bikes. On the contrary. I’m a big fanboi
  • + 1
 YT quit their racing problem and then Gwin moved to Intense. So the universe should stay by the truth i recommend
  • + 1
 *program
  • + 3
 He's off the pace and pushing to get back. I doubt he'll find it again. The French have raised the bar too high.
  • + 21
 @Adamrideshisbike:
Maybe not this season, but seeing as Minnar is still competitive at his age think he has a great chance to find the top spot again.
  • + 1
 @Adamrideshisbike:
Maybe not this season, but seeing as Minnar is still competitive at his age think he has a great chance to find the top spot again.
  • - 10
flag Adamrideshisbike Plus (Jul 6, 2019 at 8:16) (Below Threshold)
 @laxman2001: love Greg, but he's off the pace too. I know he did well in the last race, but he can't touch the top times Bruni and Vergier are capable of.
  • + 9
 Still qualified 9th being injured. Don't think you can count him out just yet.
  • + 1
 @BochyTheKid: lol that's the opposite of the truth
  • + 1
 Nah he did that with specialized. First season rode like shit and complained it was the the bike. They redesigned the bike and he magically rode fine. It's his stupid game.
  • + 6
 @makripper: exposing bikes that suck so that they are improved? That doesn't sound like a game.
  • - 3
 @m1dg3t: the Demo only is what it is today because of Gwin's input on what improvements were needed.
  • + 1
 @thesharkman Intense are rad bikes. I have had 4 Intense frames (6.6, Slopestyle, Carbine, Primer) since 2006. In the past, they have been fundamentally the same as Santa Cruz VPP bikes, except for the new crop of SC bikes (HT, MT, Bronson, Nomad).
  • + 14
 @Adamrideshisbike: Greg off the pace? Are you ok? He's sitting in 6th place overall right now after not qualifying for round 1.

He may not be the outright fastest compared to the younger pilots but he damn sure still has the pace.
  • + 2
 @thesharkman: So he is the only rider to ever ride one and give feedback? Definitely some improvements were made as a result of his input, but don't sit here and try to tell me he is the only reason why Specialized is doing well right now.

Funny to completely discount the current and past pilots impact.
  • + 3
 @WAKIdesigns: I don't pay attention to that shit. All I know is Gwin switched rides this off season, and has had nothing but bad luck since. I'm not trying to assign blame to anyone or anything. Just making an observation.
  • + 3
 @Adamrideshisbike: What made you change your mind? You had a look at the overall?
  • + 5
 @tacklingdummy: and @m1dg3et I think we have seen that the frame works just fine. Shark attack was trucking on that thing last year. There are so many other variables to consider. Gwin/Neko new frame, new tires, unreliable drivetrain. Moir new suspension/new tires/new brakes. Personally I'd be very curious to really hear how they're getting along with the tires. I hear the new kenda stuff is pretty good but haven't personally tried any of it yet but it's pretty damn tough to compete with the more prominent tire manufacturers. Also, I feel like we haven't seen Gwin comfortable on a 29er yet. He seemed to drop off when he switched to 29 with YT and clearly hasn't been very comfortable on the M29. Maybe he's one of those riders whos just more at home on the 27.5. All variables considered I think it's way too early to write Gwin off, real winners and athletes of that caliber always seem to find a way, hopefully his string of bad luck comes to an end soon.
  • - 1
 @m1dg3t: All I was trying to say before was that he doesn't (IMO) have the top top pace. I agree with you that he is still totally relevant and a great racer. I'm not saying he should quit. I just think Bruni/Pierron/Vergeir/Brosnan are the top dogs now and I think one of those 4 is going to have the top step for the rest of the year.
  • + 2
 @russthedog: pretty Intense season for him for sure.
  • - 2
 he gave jesus the bars but he cant ride, sandals and robe n all.
  • + 1
 Im sure these guys and girls adjust to gears and brakes pretty quickly .both fox and RS suspension seem to win. But tyres make a huge difference in all wheeled sports. I think tyres will be harder to adjust to if is even possible to adjust too . @Trudeez:
  • + 2
 @gcrider: I agree buy then I have personally seen Gwinny win in Val Di Sole on previous version of Butchers. Anyone who has slightest clue about conrnering and tyres will know that Chainless run from Leogang compared to that was a walk in the park. Brosnan came third on them with a crash and a broken finger. However Kenda may be just a bit over the edge.
  • + 1
 @makripper: interviews of both sides tell the story my way. If you have another truth name your source and enlight us with your universal knowledge
  • - 1
 @BochyTheKid: they really don't at all lol! YT still has a world Cup team. Your lack of knowledge disturbs me. As does your attempt at trolling
  • + 0
 @makripper: so someone is trolling when he has got another opinion than you? :-D nice way of seeing things. A little bit arrogant but thats your thing.

YT Mob = 1 guy (Angel) in your def. a TEAM
Vali, Erik and David are not part of the Mob
  • + 0
 @BochyTheKid: I know a fact which is commonly known.

Now you are fishing pretty hard lol
  • + 28
 I`m up for making some Denim Destroyer merchandizing to support that man. T-shirts, panties, bras, caps, socks, mugs, magnets, sleeping bags, napkins, sheets, parachutes, condoms, umbrellas, smoked sausages, pale ale and so on... Smile
  • + 21
 Can I order some panties please? For my, um, girlfriend
  • + 6
 I can't believe you don't have actual JEANS in that merchandise list...
  • + 28
 loic's first two sections had rob and claudio speechless. absolute masterclass.
  • + 28
 Nina wins best finish!!
  • + 2
 Shoeless FTW?! Razz
  • + 3
 @m1dg3t: hahahah what a classic, epic swapping!
  • - 10
flag m1dg3t (Jul 6, 2019 at 6:55) (Below Threshold)
 @russthedog: Like girlfriends at a college party!
  • + 2
 Wonder if there's a rule that one has to finish with all the equipment? OR you could get rid of stuff during your race run for weight benefits..... Big Grin DD
  • + 4
 @seidla: weight benefits? Downhill? What?
  • + 2
 @seidla: hah her shoe was still clicked in to the underside of her pedal, you can see it when they pick her up after her run, still bad ass finish
  • + 1
 That was probably painful AF for her, I wonder how badly cut up her foot was by the end
  • + 21
 Such a huge Brosnan fan, his demeanor and riding style are fantastic. He's going to win the overall hopefully he gets a win this year too.
  • + 1
 Agreed!!!
  • + 19
 N1NA!
  • + 15
 Feels good to see Remi sitting on the hot seat for so long! Gutted for Bernard Kerr, The whopper was on fire today on track
  • + 1
 Been the story of his season. Absolutely crushing until he's not.
  • + 12
 Greatest race I've seen so far. After the 5s gap from Vergier,I thought he had it. And the came Bruni! Incredible!
  • + 9
 All I want is for Troy to win. I think it's a bit harsh of the commentary to say he gives 100% but not 120... that being said. I'd love the final race of the season for him to unleash and win by 5 secs
  • + 8
 Vergier riding like a man possessed..... then his best mate comes down looking like he is on a Sunday stroll.....WTH!!!.. the French are owning this sport in spectacular fashion!!! Loic's bike handling skills are ridiculous....
  • + 10
 Wow, Vali would have finished 3rd in the pro women category! Look out for next season, it's gonna be a hot fight!
  • + 28
 4th. 9 is larger than 7.
  • + 6
 @mitochris: Yep, thanks. I just woke up, no coffee... Wink
  • - 9
flag nozes (Jul 6, 2019 at 8:00) (Below Threshold)
 @cool3: No math either.
  • + 3
 @nozes: I'm usually good at it, but I was still asleep, it seems... Big Grin
  • + 5
 @cool3: It's allright, man. I was never good at it, even fully waked Smile
  • + 2
 Should just post her times in elites for the rest of the year.
  • + 2
 @mitochris: but 7 8 9
  • + 3
 @flymcg: true, but does that make 7 slower or faster? I, 4 1, am slower after a big meal.
  • + 2
 1st and 2nd Junior Women would’ve placed 4th and 5th in Pro Women Category
  • + 8
 That track looks like an absolute nightmare, holy shit

Even the final berm after the drop is getting torn to pieces, I wonder if it's going to hold up to a whole field of men railing it at race pace?
  • + 11
 Yeah David Trummer! Make Austria Great again
  • + 1
 he made it look easy too, his overall ranking will be good now, protected surely
  • + 5
 Easily the best deal on the Fantasy League right now!
  • + 5
 @Ryan2949: don’t let people in on the secret
  • + 6
 Vali has been making Austria great again.
  • + 1
 Incredible lower part of the track.
  • + 8
 Bruni president.
Vergier premier ministre.
Pierron ministre de l'extérieur.

Vive la République et vive la France !
  • + 3
 Sam Hill Ministre de l'intérieur ?
  • + 6
 Think if Loris had any idear how to make a proper suspension setup Smile Smile Smile he would travel back in time... I think I need two clicks more rebound... whats rebound Smile Smile Smile
  • + 5
 Gotta give it to Troy Brosnan. Even though he didn't put down the fastest time, you can tell he gave it absolutely everything he had. Standing ovation for Mr. Consistent!!!
  • + 8
 Nice, Marine !
  • + 3
 She's been on good pace all season! Really making a step forward.
  • + 5
 Thibault Daprela 2nd split is crazy! What could have been... 3rd in Elite at that point of the race.
  • + 5
 Glad too see the frenchies on top but still, I want Troy to win one this year so bad, he deserves it so much imo !
  • + 3
 Congratulations to the Frenches, domination the world cup scene.
Where the hell is Gwin and Minaar, someone send out the Bat signal?
  • + 3
 Loris' run through the bottom half was something to behold. Bruni did something special at the top that we didn't get to see, but bled time all through the rest.
  • + 3
 I think we did see it, he was pedaling like a madman from the start gate all the way down that straight until the camera lost him. Loris wasn't going nearly as hard and stopped MUCH earlier
  • + 3
 Is this going to be a La Bresse situation where one of the first runs we didn't even see had one 'magic' section that gets them the win?
  • + 4
 Denim destroyer will miss next race due to work....Wyn needs to make a phonecall.
  • + 5
 David Trummer is having an amazing season! Big respect.
  • + 4
 I was glad to see Phil Atwill having a good result again. Seems like he's refinding some speed. Hope he keeps it up!
  • + 4
 So excited for Juniors Patrick Laffey and Lucas Cruze, BC boys finishing 3nd and 2rd!!!
  • + 3
 Fastest women was 49 seconds slower than the fastest man. That is one big big gap!!
  • + 5
 thats transphobic hate speech
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flag Matt76 (Jul 6, 2019 at 14:42) (Below Threshold)
 @hamncheez: Lol, whatever kidda...it is mearly pointing out a fact. Didn't realise stating facts was hate speach these days snowflake?
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 @Matt76: Its a joke! Come on people
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 @Matt76: He was being sarcastic. Friendly fire.
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flag Matt76 (Jul 6, 2019 at 15:05) (Below Threshold)
 @Session603: I know mate! ????
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 @hamncheez: I know, so was mine lol
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 i don't know what to believe anymore!
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 @hamncheez: that's exactly what 'they' want!!
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 Wild. It would be interesting to see what tracks the gap is biggest/smallest on. I bet on a course as steep and blown out as this one, the difference in upper body strength counts for a lot...
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 I think with all the accidents and injuries Gwin has had that we won't see him on the top step anymore. I think the Specialized boys are evolving..
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 Thanks Pink Bike for not putting names in the titles as spoilers.
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 Very good result for Adam Rojcek after shoulder injury from UK and not racing in AUT.
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 Bruni on fire that was insane. Only Troymond keeping up with the pace of the French bros
Was he back on 27 both ends does anyone know?
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 I'd like to know what happened to Bernard midrun and I want a sweet pic of Brook getting over this boulder on mid track, man that looked f@#king gnarly :O
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 I don't think the 29er works for Gwin, IMO.
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 I don't think trying to go as fast as the Frenchies works for Gwin.
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 Superb race loris run was next level, Loic next next level!
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 Gutted for Nina
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 Every time there's a race I pray to God. Everyone that I want to know all they did was in the top five so that I don't have to use Scribd
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 Hoping Vergier won it, was by far the best in the steep sections, Loic honestly won it in the flat pedalling sections.
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 His top section was amazing
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 @onemanarmy: That’s what she said.
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 What the actual f*ck happened to Neko? ARGHHHHH!
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 After Lenzerheide last year, its really odd seeing Rachel look tentative and beatable
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 Oh Tracey!
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 battle for the privateer award
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 As far as I know this round there won't be a DH privateer award, as Wyn is racing the EWS Round in France
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 Amazing racing from the top group. Loris' run looked so composed and precise--really great to watch
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 Bollox. Didn't realise the race was today and read the times assuming it was practice. damn Frown
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 Yeah Vali, smok`em! With that shoulder- big ups!
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 What happen to Gwin?
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 Freddy got fingered
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 Hit a tree
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 Washout in practice. Still qualified 9th.
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flag jclnv (Jul 6, 2019 at 15:27) (Below Threshold)
 Washed up.
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 Only four frenchies in the top ten!!!!!!!
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 Awesome racing in difficult conditions - Congrats to every racer - Spectators win today!!
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 Super Bruni does it again tup
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 Nina Levy?
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 Congrats to Canadaian Junior men ! Great races from them!!!
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 where'd ana go? ana good
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 Fuck yes bulldog!
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 Good job, Frenchies !
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 blazebike, that's funny as hell, and true!
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