Pro Stage Results from EWS Finale Ligure 2021

Sep 18, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Ahead of a full day of racing on Sunday riders are on course for the EWS Pro Stage. Following incredible racing in Crans-Montana where Melanie Pugin and Richie Rude came out on top, riders now face a single-stage challenge before taking on more stages tomorrow.

The Pro stage is a new format for 2021 with the riders taking on a single stage with bonus points up for grabs. The times from today are added to riders' stage time tomorrow for the overall results.

Check out the results below.




Elite Women


1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 2:46.18
2nd. Melanie Pugin: +2.77
3rd. Miranda Miller: +3.50
4th. Estelle Charles: +4.80
5th. Rebecca Baraona: +5.16


Elite Men


1st. Martin Maes: 2:19.10
2nd. Jack Moir: +1.04
3rd. Richie Rude: +1.88
4th. Kevin Miquel: +2.22
5th. Matthew Walker: +2.50



U21 Women


1st. Polly Henderson: 2:57.45
2nd. Gaia Tormena: +4.74
3rd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: +5.09
4th. Sophie Riva: +12.79
5th. Alma Wiggberg: +22.08


U21 Men


1st. Francescu Camoin: 2:25.11
2nd. Alex Storr: +1.32
3rd. Jack Menzies: +1.57
4th. Emmett Hancock: +4.09
5th. Thimote Mille: +4.77



Master Women


1st. Leonie Picton: 3:14.41
2nd. Fejola Stepanka Nestlerova: +4.29
3rd. Suvi Vacker: +6.88
4th. Daniela Michel: +13.16
5th. Sandra Bohn Thomsen: +36.14


Master Men


1st. Karim Amour: 2:33.00
2nd. Martino Fruet: +2.25
3rd. James Hughes: +4.60
4th. Matteo Rimondo: +11.72
5th. Simon Andre: +12.25




Full Results

Elite Women


Top 50 - Elite Men


U21 Women


U21 Men


Master Women


Master Men




Live Updates


8:24 am PDT

Martin Maes Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the Elite Men

Martin Maes wins today's Pro Stage with Jack Moir in 2nd and Richie Rude in third place.

1st. Martin Maes: 2:19.10
2nd. Jack Moir: +1.04
3rd. Richie Rude: +1.88
4th. Kevin Miquel: +2.22
5th. Matthew Walker: +2.50



8:19 am PDT

Kevin Miquel comes the closest to Maes so far but he is still over two seconds back.



8:08 am PDT

A rapid run from Martin Maes puts him into the top spot with two and a half seconds back to Rhys.



7:59 am PDT

Rhys Verner now takes the lead, going 1.53 seconds faster.



7:53 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Men to hit the Pro Stage the current top five is:

1st. Edgar Carballo Gonzalez: 2:23.20
2nd. Vid Persak: +1.18
3rd. Felipe Ignacio Agurto Galleguillos: +1.58
4th. Connor Fearon: +2.17
5th. Patrick Luthi: +2.43



7:51 am PDT

Isabeau Courdurier Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the Elite Women

Isabeau Courdurier takes the Pro Stage win as she goes 2.77 seconds faster than Melanie Pugin.

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 2:46.18
2nd. Melanie Pugin: +2.77
3rd. Miranda Miller: +3.50
4th. Estelle Charles: +4.80
5th. Rebecca Baraona: +5.16



7:47 am PDT

Isabeau Courdurier goes fastest by three and a half seconds!



7:45 am PDT

No one has managed to best Miranda Miller's time so far and there are only a couple of riders left.



7:40 am PDT

The Elite Women are on the Pro Stage with Miranda Miller leading Jill Kintner by over two seconds.



6:35 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Women to hit the Pro Stage the current top five is:

1st. Nadine Ellecosta: 2:56.10
2nd. Barbora Prudkova: +8.95
3rd. Lucy Schick: +15.70
4th. Sidonie Jolidon: +19.43
5th. Anja Hovorka: +19.70



6:28 am PDT

Polly Henderson Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the U21 Women

Polly Henderson takes the top spot for the U21 Women as she find nearly five seconds on Gaia Tormena.

1st. Polly Henderson: 2:57.45
2nd. Gaia Tormena: +4.74
3rd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: +5.09
4th. Sophie Riva: +12.79
5th. Alma Wiggberg: +22.08



6:25 am PDT

Francescu Camoin Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the U21 Men

It was a close battle in the U21 Men's racing as Francescu Camoin just manages to pull ahead by 1.32 seconds on Alex Storr.

1st. Francescu Camoin: 2:25.11
2nd. Alex Storr: +1.32
3rd. Jack Menzies: +1.57
4th. Emmett Hancock: +4.09
5th. Thimote Mille: +4.77






23 Comments

  • 27 0
 Well done Miranda
  • 16 0
 F#%k yeah Jack, one arm bandit strikes back
  • 1 0
 Moir Moir Moir, oi oi oi
  • 7 1
 Sad not to see Sam's name even mentioned, hopefully he will be back in form next year. Some great new riders coming through- Kasper Woodley for example
  • 2 0
 Did Hill get injured?
  • 1 0
 It’s crazy - he doesn’t make any of the write ups and haven’t seen him interviewed either - just nothing.
  • 8 0
 Jill Kintner!!
  • 2 0
 Stoked to see her up with the top dogs!
  • 5 0
 So cool to see Canadians consistently up there in all categories! Tear it up!!
  • 5 0
 Wow. Congrats to Martin Maes. Incredible to see him take the win again. Tomorrow (and next year) is going to be interesting!
  • 4 0
 Considering the start to the year, seeing Rhys Verner in the top 10 is impressive.
  • 5 0
 Had the pleasure of getting my ass handed to me on a regular basis by him in the Squamish beer league XC races. I think he was about 12 or something.
  • 3 0
 I am curious if this course with all the climbing will affect the results as fitness is more important than just strength
  • 4 0
 Nice one Bex, now keep that momentum through tomorrow! Gowaan!!
  • 2 0
 Go Alex storr 2nd , up & coming
  • 2 0
 Go jack,already an Aussie legend!
  • 2 0
 No Slawek? Crashed?
  • 3 0
 His chain broke on top of the stage. Check his IG
  • 8 8
 @Batii: not everyone is ok with giving Facebook their data.
  • 9 5
 @Unrealityshow: oh please what are you doing in the internet anyway
  • 2 2
 @NicolaZesty314: Not every one is as bad as Facebook at protecting data.
  • 9 11
 #2 and #3 U21 Men on Forbiddens…

Yup - that idler drag is really slowing things down for them.
  • 3 0
 and 6th elite

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