Overall Standings After the Snowshoe DH World Cup #1 2021

Sep 15, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  
Tahnee Seagrave s attacking style is always so good to watch.

The first World Cup race in Snowshoe this week brought all the drama we expected and maybe more. The overall titles are getting titles with some unexpected shakeups today. With just one more race of the season, see where the riders stand, and click here for a deeper analysis of who is still in the running for the season overall.

Individual Standings:


Elite Women






Elite Men






Junior Women






Junior Men






Team Standings:







61 Comments

  • 48 1
 Absolutely gutted for Daprela... but that wheel explosion definitely makes the overall/saturday race really exciting.
  • 78 2
 Dramatic last WC race brought to you by Enve Wink
  • 5 16
flag mtbmaniatv (Sep 15, 2021 at 13:33) (Below Threshold)
 @lkubica: are they really on enve? The insert may have been installed poorly too, who knows? BOOM!
  • 9 0
 if nothing else, season enders at snowshoe at least seem to be interesting!
  • 12 2
 Carbon DH rims strike again?
  • 8 1
 @mtbmaniatv: looked like he peeled the tire off the rim and then the rim failed. Either way it was massive.
  • 7 1
 @adrennan: Objectively I thought the track looked good on camera, flat in a few places but steep or technical in others and the rocks are insane. Made for an exciting race, looking forward to seeing the track 2 changes in person on Friday, here's to the next.
  • 10 4
 It makes up for the wash out race that is part of the reason daprela was so far in front
  • 9 0
 @russthedog: potentially unpopular opinion but I agree. He is an excellent rider who is often at the tip, but he really benefited with the weather in Les Gets
  • 3 4
 I wanted to see him get beat, not have a mechanical end his day. Glad he isn't hurt. Great rider, just not who I'm pulling for this year.
  • 1 0
 I couldn't work out if he punctured - and then buckled the wheel; or if the wheel buckled - and it then lost air. Anyone got any better videos?
  • 7 0
 He doesn’t get enough credit for the way he is riding and his consistency. Warner calling him “crazy” is not helping either. Thibaut himself said that he shouldn’t have been were he was (in the overall) because he got lucky, all the way back in Maribor. Nonetheless he still achieved regular podium results and is always in the mix. Him still leading after this mechanical just shows what kind of season he is having. Also, getting up from this crash and bitting through most of your tongue and still winning afterwards… This guy is an absolute beast!
  • 3 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: I grabbed these stills from the replay. My opinion is his tire was already coming off and then the wheel went down into that hole and detonated. m.imgur.com/a/9Faz4vJ
  • 27 1
 Cathro in 84th place - awesome work
  • 5 7
 That's not meant to be sarcastic is it?
  • 1 0
 @pen9-wy: No, not in the slightest - decent points on the board considering.
Wishing Ben the best for the next race and next season!
  • 21 0
 Jackson already won the overall? World champion and WC overall champ in one season. Hats off!
  • 15 1
 Still don't understand the advantage of carbon rims.
They are not much lighter than the aluminium rims ( at least valid for EN / DH),
but much more expensive. They are harder, so less forgiving.
And the ecological footprint must also be worse.
Can anyone tell me?
  • 8 2
 This horse has been beat to death but I’ll hit it a few more times! Carbon rims are a bit lighter, their stiffness and flex can be designed and tweaked in a way that aluminum can’t, they have a nice ride feel and tend to stay true longer. In my anecdotal experience, they are more durable. I used to replace an alloy rim every season at least. Usually because of stupid little dents preventing the bead from being able to seal. They weren’t expensive to replace but they were a pain. I’ve been on carbon rims for about ten years and I’ve replaced only one rim (and it was an enve, ha ha). Carbon rims don’t dent like alloy. Of course they can crack but I’ve been amazed at the hits my rims have taken with no sign of damage. My We Are One agents have been worry free for five years. To me with the lifetime warranties, carbon is worth it. Lastly, I have been able to work in the industry over the years and have never paid full price for a set. So that’s a huge factor. I’m not sure how much I’d be willing to pay. Probably not much more than $1000. Why won’t any alloy brands offer a lifetime replacement? If they did, maybe I’d go back?
  • 6 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: My wheels look like scalloped pie crusts from all the stupid little dents that keep the bead from sealing...until I bend them back with an adjustable wrench and they seal up just fine again. They have stayed remarkably true, too--i think the 30mm internal width must give them some lateral strength, because to be fair my last 23mm internal Al rims were irreparably wobbly after 2 years. I paid 200 bucks for the current wheelset, used (ARC30s and literally the worst hubs ever, but at some point YGWYPF), so if I do manage to fold one in half, I'll lovingly recycle it and buy a new one off craigslist and do that about 10 more times before I've hit the price of an okay carbon wheelset. Thanks for coming to my TED talk, and if you thought THAT was good just wait for my speech about buying beater cars!
  • 3 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: Aluminium rims are consumable items. Carbon ones *might* not be, but they are very expensive to take a punt on (because they might not feel right to me) and I'm not sure how many brands offer true lifetime warranties anyway?
  • 1 0
 @ryetoast: Fair enough. Every time I’ve tried to bend back one of those dents the aluminum has just cracked. Arc 30s were probably the worst rims I’ve ever had. Seems like I was riding on toilet paper. Maybe it’s user error though? Like I said, in my experience carbon has been worth it to me.
  • 1 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: that's interesting, I've had good luck with the ARC30s - lots of dings but no cracks or warps, knock on wood. Then again I'm 140lbs and my local trails aren't very rocky, so my set are probably leading a much easier life than many.
  • 12 0
 Absolutely delighted for Reece and good to see 2 Canadians in the top 5 especially mark! Roll on Saturday can’t bloody wait!
  • 9 0
 Pretty stoked for Reece Wilson, was a absolutely fantastic win and really feels like it legitimizes how good he really is. Gutted for Daprella, super happy to see Bruni back to form. Also this opens it up for Saturday, I have got my money on Vergier for the overall. Also congrats to Vali for her first win too.
  • 8 0
 incredible to see where Daprela still stands after everything he's gone through this season
  • 7 0
 Same said for Loris
  • 7 2
 Watching Thibaut's the crash in slowmo you can clearly see the wheel detonate before his hands are even off the bars. Yikes for ENVE
  • 4 1
 I mean it’s pretty clear the wheel failure caused the crash, so it makes sense he was still holding on. Is this being debated? If the crash were caused by the tire blowing off and he bailed quickly enough, I doubt the rim would blow up after his weight was off the bike. Of course want do I know? Trail is gnarly, he was charging, looks like a package deal to me, but I’d love to know if the tire peeled off or the rim buckled first.
  • 2 0
 @BiNARYBiKE: @PTyliszczak on the results page posted this helpful link: imgur.com/a/9Faz4vJ

In my (non expert) opinion, it looks in the first photo like the bead of the tire is off the rim... before the wheel comes down and blows to pieces.
  • 6 2
 This is why you don't tell Loris he's out of the running for the overall right after he wins a race. What a legend. Get it Loris!
  • 6 2
 Commencal needs to work on their consistency. They're in 1st, 2nd, 13th, 25th, and 31st in the team standings.
  • 4 0
 Bonkers season in all categories
  • 1 0
 Yeah it's been awesome to see the races not effected by weather in huge ways. Really allowing people to just race. Juniors has been interesting too. Goldstone blowing my mind.
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy: except les gets which was a wash out. Awesome season, the women's has been super tight
  • 3 0
 @russthedog: True. Last 2 seasons it's pretty much rained for every race. So this season has been awesome.

Women's racing has been incredible this year. I'm really hoping Atherton has the desire to get back into it for a couple of seasons.
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy: I would love to see Rachel back as well - she is alreayd back riding so im sure she is thinking about it
  • 2 0
 This made things slightly interesting.
  • 3 0
 Game on
  • 2 0
 Reece jumping up 5 places! Smile
  • 10 0
 And rain is forecast for Saturday!
  • 1 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: Yeah he definitely does well in the rain.

Only 54 points between 1 and 2. Gonna be a good race on Sat. Stoked. Women's is close now too.
  • 1 0
 @Arnaudevinci: Thanks. My math is clearly strong! HA!
  • 1 0
 Are there another round of quali points up for grabs or finals only for the next round?
  • 1 0
 Finals only.
  • 2 0
 @schwaaa31: but I think the final have the extra point incorporated, so it worths more than usual.

Not sure why and not sure I like it.
  • 1 0
 @schwaaa31: Thanks!
  • 1 0
 @fautquecaswing: Agree. I guess it's maybe to crown a definitive winner and leave it all up to race day to decide the series? In this case, since it looked like there's 2 alternate sections used between the 2 races that maybe qualifying would basically repeat itself?

Now, riders can deliberately tank qualifying for the final race to save some energy and wear and tear on the body and go full hard for race day. It's a close series for everyone.
  • 1 0
 I hope we gonna have 3 frenchies at the 3 first rank! But watch out for our british best ennemies...
  • 1 0
 Looks like a clean break in the rim. Most odd
  • 1 0
 Interesting
  • 1 0
 Danny - 420
  • 1 0
 Vergier #1
  • 2 3
 Aaron gwin in 54th racing only 2 races
  • 7 0
 Does this mean his season's a success after all?
  • 3 4
 @mi-bike: I dont think gwin is done. He is injured this year. I bet he comes back strong and shows the gwinning again. Just like Sam Hill being 24th on the season dont count him out.
  • 2 0
 @weebleswobbles: A lot is going to depend on this off season. How focused is he going to be on being in shape. He was starting to look pretty good on the bike so I still have him as a top 6-10 rider and that's pretty darned good. I think he's got a win or two left in him for sure. Especially now that he's a couple behind Minnaar. Maybe he'll be more driven now.
  • 1 0
 @onemanarmy: 2 top ten riders there for sure
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