Qualifying Results: Leogang World Cup DH 2021

Jun 11, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
The man that ruled these woods last year. Reece Wilson will fancy his chances once again this weekend.


The results are in from qualifying at the first round of the 2021 World Cup in Leogang. Check out the full results below.





Results:


Elite Women


1st. Vali Höll: 4:16.824
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:19.058
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 4:24.794
4th. Eleonora Farina: 4:28.289
5th. Camille Balanche: 4:28.644


Elite Men


1st. Troy Brosnan: 3:34.139
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:40.873
3rd. Thibaut Daprela: 3:41.068
4th. Dakotah Norton: 3:41.397
5th. David Trummer: 3:42.318



Junior Women


1st. Sophie Gutohrle: 5:27.240
2nd. Izabela Yankova: 5:34.695
3rd. Sophie Riva: 5:36.076
4th. Ella Erickson: 5:54.389
5th. Vicky Clavel: 6:03.192


Junior Men


1st. Chris Grice: 3:49.451
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 3:51.819
3rd. Nuno Reis: 3:54.195
4th. James Macdermid: 3:58.157
5th. Pau Menoyo Busquets: 3:58.710




Full Results:

Elite Women




Elite Men




Junior Women




Junior Men






169 Comments

  • 149 5
 Way to go Jackson!
  • 166 0
 Is he still on that balance bike?
  • 116 0
 You know your old when the balance bike kid is racing worldcups. Go on lad!!!
  • 5 0
 @marinlmasher: so true. Exciting to see him killing it
  • 55 2
 @marinlmasher: You know you're old when you remember John Tomac winning World Cups with a 3" travel fork. Wink
  • 4 0
 @cool3: With you on that one
  • 15 14
 Who's the dipshit that down voted this?! I hope you just have fat fingers!
  • 3 0
 @cool3: yeh you got me there. Although I do remember........26in wheels.
  • 1 0
 @OlavA: Gold comment
  • 3 0
 After watching the video of him riding with Remi in Squamish I was super impressed. Very cool to see results coming too.
  • 3 1
 @cool3: I was actually racing him at world cups on 3" bikes. LOL. Best thing ever was racing with the guy you looked up to as a kid!
  • 3 0
 @cool3: On a HT to boot. Don't forget the Grundig tape lining the tracks...
  • 8 0
 I think I'm more interested in the Grice Chrispy/ Goldstone race than I am the men's racing.
  • 4 0
 @cool3: And winning XC on the same bike
  • 4 0
 Yess Jackson!! Send it!!!
  • 2 0
 thought he was on trek? whats a miranda? miller?
  • 1 0
 @gossi: Should be carved in Stone
  • 1 2
 He's only 16. Wild. He's still got 3 years of racing in Juniors?
  • 2 0
 @yakimonti: nope - the chick from sex and the city. she's super into dh.
  • 2 0
 @jayacheess: I believe he is race age 17 so one more year.
  • 1 0
 @johnnyboydh: old dude here racing with tomac in the 80’s. He had a fancy manitou, i had a full rigid jamis..ah the painful memories
  • 1 0
 Manitou fork
  • 1 0
 @bgoldstone: Ah, well nevertheless!
  • 1 0
 Jackson will win overall this year. IMHO.
  • 1 0
 @cool3: You know your old when you remember Jonny T. flyin’ down the Mammoth Kamikaze full-rigid in a black rubber suit.
  • 1 0
 Booooom!!
  • 69 0
 Wow, looks like Troy did something very special in the lower woods to the finish line!
  • 15 0
 putting 6 seconds into some big names is wild
  • 1 0
 Look at Amaury's time from the 2nd to the 3rd split, he made up some serious time there.
  • 2 0
 When the maximum IS the optimum
  • 3 0
 The Broz!!!
  • 2 0
 @Tormy: yeah, the split time analysis relativizes things a bit, but still, Troy dominated in sector 4 and 5, taking 4 seconds out of Amaury, who was third in both of these sections. Anyway, stoked for Troy (only bummer is that he is not on my fantasy team), hard to think of a more deserving rider, but the real race is tomorrow. So excited that the WC is back!
  • 54 2
 #WhatTheHöll
  • 9 0
 She seemed a bit stressed before, I hope this result helps her mentally.
  • 33 0
 Grice Crispy looking rapid!!!!!!
  • 3 0
 Grice is a beast
  • 32 0
 How the f*ck did Troy make so much time in such a short distance?!!
  • 16 1
 Looking at the splits on live timing it appears he found the fastest line through the lower woods....by a lot.
  • 4 0
 @gally-nh: Interestingly he didn't make as much as it looks there when you compare them all. He was 34.6 but theres a few 36.1 like Reece WIlson.
  • 3 0
 Daprela was leading and lost it all in the last section. What's going on down there?
  • 10 1
 @yoobee: A lottery.
  • 1 0
 He built a time machine, there is no other possible explanation.
  • 19 0
 yeah, fuckin go Troy.
  • 7 11
flag Adamrideshisbike (Jun 11, 2021 at 7:02) (Below Threshold)
 He can be such a sleeper with all the other big personalities, but hell is he fast.
  • 15 0
 @Adamrideshisbike: he’s not a sleeper at all. Been top 5 for 10 years get a grip…
  • 15 3
 @parkisatool: he flies under the radar because he is quiet. a sleeper doesn't mean you don't ever win, it just means you don't get the attention you might otherwise deserve.
  • 17 1
 Would hate to get sloppy seconds
  • 6 0
 It is easier to slide down when it is sloppy...apparently.
  • 1 0
 Nothing wrong with playing in the mud.
  • 15 0
 People didn't mentioned it yet, but DAMN, Brook in the top 11 is pretty amazing. Wishing he has a good run tomorrow.
  • 11 0
 All that wet Windrock practice paying off for Crispy. Also saw him doing interval in winter in the rain more than once, dedication pays dividends.
  • 10 0
 Hell yeah Dak! Must be loving the YT. Happy to see Vali at top form after the gnarly injury last year. Racing is finally back!!!
  • 9 0
 Dean Lucas only three seconds down on Troy at split three and looks like he had a massive one minute off. Been given another run so lets hope he qualifies!
  • 1 0
 69th - how many qualify?
  • 3 0
 @thingswelike: Top 60, be interesting to find out what caused the delays and re-runs...
  • 2 2
 @dannyboybiker: I heard Elon Musk was trackside with a chainsaw and signing autographs.
  • 12 1
 If Grice win this... holy shit we gotta party in NC.
  • 7 0
 Troy f*cking Brosnan..!!. Yeeeewwww!!!! Is 2021 the year you ditch being a brides maid?
  • 7 0
 Windrock crew coming in hot with Dak and Grice having good runs.
  • 6 0
 Brook Macdonald - from barely able to stand to 11th place in qualis. You are an inspiration! Good luck!
  • 7 1
 Vali freakin' Höll!
That is a statement, I'd say.
  • 7 3
 Looks like Troy's got it easy. Really regretting not picking him on my team, he had the fastest time last year before a crash.
  • 7 1
 Nice one for Troy, hope he gets lot of confidence for the rest of the season. But I'm still 100% happy with my Daprela selection. That said of all the races, the finals results could literally be a completely different top 10 just based on that last woods.
  • 4 0
 Anyone know what happened to Charlie Harrison? In an ill-fated, last minute decision, I added him to my Fantasy team

Hopefully it wasn't a bad crash, but he was a DNF.
  • 2 0
 See Neko Mullaly, Connor Fearon and a few other names did not make the top 60 cutoff. Track is so strong on punishment of any small mistakes. Tomorrow racing is going to be epic and I think its wide open. As in the old war movie....who dares, wins
  • 3 0
 before crshing at split 3 junior phobe gale was 14 seconds up on the fastest junior and faster than all the elite women except vali holl and Monika hrastnik ! praying she puts a good run together tommorow
  • 5 0
 Right now , qualifying is everything!
  • 12 0
 Even more important than timed training!
  • 3 0
 @mi-bike: whoa whoa whoa. TIMED TRAINING IS EVERYTHING.
  • 2 0
 No thing is more important than timed training!! :-(
  • 6 2
 Junior men suddenly getting more attention.. let's see how these top 5 guys in Junior stack against the top 20 big dogs..
  • 6 1
 Top 20 big dogs? Do you mean fastest today or fastest in "normal" racing. The old top 20 ranked riders?

Elite mens is a 3:45 for top 20 on track today.
A 3.49.451 would be 29th, which is really good.

Gee got a 3:50
Brannigan a 3:55
Fearon a 3:56
Neko Mullaly a 3:58
Sam Blenkinsop a 4:05

So I guess the young guns did good.
Top 60 currently sat at a 3:58
  • 2 0
 @betsie: what's the weather doing?
  • 4 1
 @betsie: Troy is an old dog! This is his year, old guard too old...young kids too hyped.
  • 1 0
 @MikeyMT: I really hope it's his year. Fingers crossed.
Think AP did well for wrong tyres and a crash. Reece crashed too. Laurie got a red flag but finished his run and didn't do a rerun, Greg came down with a bent pedal and crank from 2nd corner.
OMG, tomorrow is going to be exciting

And ... DJ beat Rafa in the bat and ball! What a day.
  • 5 0
 Troy found a secret shortcut somewhere it seems!
  • 6 0
 Nuts eh, maybe he gapped over the 4th split.
  • 4 0
 Looks like Daprela almost had it! Until the final moments, up by 1 and half seconds, then down by 5 after split 3
  • 2 0
 Yep - Jamie Edmondson was going well until the last too
  • 3 0
 @thingswelike: so was greenland
  • 4 0
 Evidence of why Grice is #1 today: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghVwQT7c8f4
  • 4 0
 Exactly. Windrock is USDH's secret weapon. I wish more places would get on board with their design philosophy. We have very similar elevation and terrain in certain parts of Arkansas (not Bentonville) and could have a similar set up. We have some folks doing it themselves on the cheap, but it would be great if some money would get behind them.
  • 4 0
 @Hogfly: Windrock was not started with money
  • 2 1
 Heck yes Jackson! I'll never forget meeting him and his dad at Crankworx Whistler back in 2011. I strapped a GoPro on his head, he rode away from the GoPro booth, and he ripped around Whistler village. We got some rad footy to use for our edit. I came across Ron and Jackson many times after that, and they were always the absolute nicest.
  • 1 0
 Jackson's time puts him in the top 50 in elite. I think focusing on DH is the right move for him. Nice results already. Get some! Also... the fresh Elite's are CRUSHING it. Wish I kept Thibaut on my fantasy team now. LOL! Always go with your first set up. Don't tinker. Holl moving from the future to the current. She is going to be very tough to beat as the consistency comes in.
  • 4 0
 Way to go Chris Grice! Keep it rolling tomorrow. You got this.
  • 2 0
 Daprela almost made it, and Vergier and Coulanges were really fast until Split 3, too - it's gonna be quite a thriller tomorrow!
  • 4 0
 World Champ running flats , all is right with the DH world
  • 3 0
 Is the race on Saturday then?
  • 5 0
 Yes XC is Sunday.
  • 3 0
 phoebe gale was on a blinder until the last split
  • 1 0
 What happened in Dean Lucas’ run? Was on pace for first three (?) splits, then miles back on fourth (?). About to get another run…
  • 4 2
 Already 1 DNS and 1 DNF in my fantasy team, sorry guys I shouldn't have picked you, was a lot of pressure
  • 2 0
 Troy nailed those steeps today! So much time to make up/lose in there like we saw at World Champs last year
  • 2 0
 What kind of sorcery did Troy Brosnan use to take 4-5 seconds off of everyone in the last sector? Wow. Weather?
  • 2 0
 Troy more than 6secs up - that's pretty insane in recent years. Bring back the days of the Aussie ripping the field apart
  • 4 0
 Ronan Dunne! Geeewaannnn
  • 3 0
 Ed,Edd and Eddie ! ! ! Yeah buoy top 10 !
  • 2 0
 Everyone including myself who put Max Hartenstern in their team is crying right now
  • 1 0
 why? he did ok
  • 2 0
 @gabriel-mission9: was fast in practice but then qualified 41st. Not the best result but hopefully he fights back tomorrow
  • 1 0
 @archiesgm: that was quite the shit pick
  • 1 0
 @parkisatool: very shit indeed
  • 2 0
 for a 75k rider that is pretty much bang on what I expected really. If you are expecting him to podium or something then you're way off.

Also, if you've looked at the rest of the results, the whole thing is a mess. Hartenstern beat Vergier, lol. It's only qualies, it's the first race of the (very weird) season and it's really wet... don't read too much into it.
  • 2 0
 Damn you, Cathro! I was thinking of getting Trummer, but opted for Williamson instead...
  • 3 1
 The all important pivotal round of fantasy
  • 3 0
 Can't wait!
  • 2 0
 Oisin down in 12th already Frown
  • 1 1
 @thingswelike: Had a crash, was up on splits 2 and 3, does anyone know if top seeded Juniors are protected for race day? Would be a shame if he doesn't qualify
  • 1 0
 Oh Ignore my comment, was looking at results from last year.
  • 3 0
 @thingswelike: just luring the others into a false sense of security, can't trust a man from Limerick!
  • 2 0
 @Conradm94: he had a crash this morning according to Instagram. Probably sore and taking it handy.
  • 2 0
 Well done Alex! Top 20 on your first world cup
  • 1 0
 What's the go? Still there fees waiting to go? Been over an hour since Dean Lucas was supposed to drop??
  • 2 0
 My fantasy team already went to hell in a hand basket.
  • 3 0
 EDDIE MASTERS in 9th!!!
  • 2 0
 What happened to Charlie Harrison?
  • 1 0
 Shirtless YouTube workouts and dad strength for the win? Let’s find out.
  • 1 0
 Analyzing some split times makes no sense whatsoever. Look at p13 vs p14 in men Elite. I don't get it?
  • 1 0
 What's not to get? Benoit was ahead until the last split where Reece went faster by a few seconds to make up the difference and beat him.
  • 3 0
 Yay, go Vali, go David!
  • 1 0
 Healing vibes to Flo Payet and his three best friends. I couldn't imagine a worse injury.
  • 1 0
 Thats pretty impressive for Jackson goldstone nice work my man! Is this his forst world cup?
  • 1 0
 Where are you seeing the live timings?
  • 9 0
 www.uci.org/mountain-bike/events/mercedes-benz-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup
Scroll to the bottom then click on the tabs Men, Women etc.
  • 1 0
 Did track conditions change for junior women?
  • 1 0
 Tahnee? Loic? What happened?!
  • 1 0
 Gwin, Minaar, Amaury, etc, lots of big names look to have struggled for whatever reason
  • 3 0
 @hamncheez: my guess is some people maybe want to start a little early in case the mid-day storm comes again...
  • 13 15
 If you guys want to see what's wrong with this sport (despite a lot of great effort) take a look at the sponsorship support for the top 5 Junior men and then look at the top 5 Junior women.
  • 4 4
 Also the fact that there are more junior men than there are women racing across all ages. Its great to see a strong junior field for the future of the men's sport but there needs to be similar numbers of supported young women racing.
  • 4 0
 Also the fact that theres only FIVE races ( 7 or 8 at best of times ) is a joke….The money just isn’t there
  • 7 17
flag marklovesbikes (Jun 11, 2021 at 7:55) (Below Threshold)
 I love how they list the women's results first, that's why we're all here right?
  • 22 2
 Question is, proportionally to the number of kids of either sex involved in the sport, how does that look ? If I sponsor 5 males juniors out of 20,000 juniors (for exemple) racing across the globe at all regional and national level that makes it 0.025% of male junior riders that get sponsored full time, not that much when put into perspective. Now lets apply that to the field of junior female riders racing DH globally. In France if you have 2 girls for 100 boys showing up at regional races where it all starts, no budget, no sponsor, just for the passion of the sport so it isn't down to how much support one gets. So technically you can imagine there is globally 400, lets be generous, 600 girls worldwide who are interested in DH racing, to reach gender equality you need to have 0.1 junior female sponsored. Additionally from a marketing perspective (remember, that's why brands spend their cash on athletes, not out of goodness) what makes more sense in terms of potential return on investment, reaching to a market of 20,000 or a market of 600 customers ?
Haters gonna hate but this is just down to earth logic. Marketers will start spending as much cash as needed when (if one day it happens) women pick up some interest for DH mtb and racing. Otherwise they will keep on sponsoring female lifestyle influencers or female XC riders which are much more in line with the interest of women who ride.
  • 7 1
 @Balgaroth: Please don't use such logic. Just let me rage and lash out because I don't like something. Thank you.
  • 2 1
 @Balgaroth: Why are there so few girls and young women racing at all levels compared to boys and young men though? I don't know a truly scientific answer and it probably comprises many factors but two of them are certainly

1- That girls and young women don't have many role models within the sport and

2- They don't have a realistic career path to sponsorship and professional racing so the "pushy parent living vicariously through their athletic child" stereotype who is behind so many successful young athletes don't see it as a worthwhile thing to push their children through and choose something else that the child shows interest in.

At a recreational level, young girls and boys both love riding bikes. Bikes are sick, that's why we are all here. Supporting racers of all ages and genders helps the sport we love to grow. Looking at market segments as they are now and trying to cut the biggest slice of that existing pie is one way to do business, trying to make a bigger pie by growing into new segments is a better way.
  • 2 1
 @Balgaroth:

It's a complex problem for sure. Sponsorship is just one symptom of the issue.

There's definitely a "build it and they will come" aspect to sponsorships though. If you want girls to feel welcome and pursue sponsorships and elite racing, there needs to be some level of encouragement to make it happen - at every level. It's not enough to build races if there are no girls there to race them, it's not enough to sponsor female riders.

And it definitely plays into the marketing as you said. Mountain bike marketing to women has been an abject failure for the most part. In the more recent years, we've seen a pivot in marketing to a more "this is for people who like the outdoors" REI type of marketing instead of a punk rock underground mentality that seems to resonate a little bit, but the reality is, my wife is a pretty avid biker, we go mountain biking 1-3 times a week depending on schedule, and she doesn't consume really any mountain bike media or marketing because it doesn't speak to her.

It's that fundamental problem of the bike companies hiring white men who get their audience to handle marketing, but it doesn't offer a super diverse marketing angle and so the target audience doesn't really expand. The past decade has been a large improvement, but you're kidding yourself if you think there isn't a ton more work to do on hiring a more diverse set of views to expand your reach more effectively. This isn't about a race or gender card, it's just the facts - I know how to market to a bunch of dudebros drinking beer and grilling on the bed of their pickup at the end of a day of shuttling, because I am one of them. I know what makes them tick because it's the same thing that makes me tick.

But no matter how much I try and learn about what the female riders I know like and what makes them tick, they're going to have a better idea of it than I am.

Point here being, that lack of sponsorship dollars for junior (and senior) women is one symptom of an overall problem in the bike world. There are other symptoms of course, but the reality is that to fix it, it takes a group effort. Adding sponsorship dollars to junior women isn't going to make them suddenly have the same levels of participation and competition as the men, it takes more effort than that. But not adding them? That puts up a huge hurdle.

Bike companies decided they wanted to drive the sport - they found it was profitable to step in and drive the marketing, the viewpoints, the articles, of what makes mountain biking fun. There were less articles about a bunch of idiots building some stupid shit in their back yard, or racing clunkers down a fire road, and more articles about commercialized biking - going and riding some perfectly sculpted professionally built trails at a resort. The companies stepped in with sponsorships, because getting their names out there was huge. They sponsored races. And they expanded the sport to a wider audience and made a bunch of money for it. For better or worse, mountain biking progression as a sport is commercially driven at this point, not organically driven.

And if they want to be in charge of driving, it's time for us to demand a change of direction at every level. From sponsorships to marketing to events, to grassroots support, to local female teams, diggers, and NICA development and attention. A systemic change.

Because the reality is, if you compare the number of women you see at the local trailheads, at the resorts riding downhill bikes, parking lots, and on the trails today, compared to even just 10 years ago, it's clear a massive shift has happened. The numbers of women are there to justify investing in expanding their presence and the attention they receive from a financial perspective - at this point there's no justification in saying "the money isn't there for it" because it's clear that it is.

It's time for systemic change. And the bike companies that are responsible for commercializing the mountain bike world are now responsible for making that change happen. And I think they need to let women drive that change, and not assume that women don't know how to do it.

These things don't happen overnight. I'm excited to see what's been going down in the mountain bike world on these levels, and the more events like Formation that I see, the happier I'll be. I think there's hope for the future.

But in the mean time, there's still a lot of work that needs to be done, and expanding junior women sponsorships is an important step, even if there aren't the same number of junior women competing for the spots today as there are junior men.
  • 2 0
 I think there's a balance between what TrevZ is getting at and what Balgaroth is saying. Representation in sport will help grow the sport for that demographic. So women in the sport seeing a bit of extra money in proportion to their numbers will help bring more women in to the sport. But at the same time, a 1-to-1 match between women and men would be spectacularly unfair to the many, many more dedicated young male riders who would be passed up for sponsorship. Middle ground, as always, seems like the best path forward.
  • 1 0
 @marklovesbikes: These ladies all rip better then you...
  • 1 0
 What is the cut off for people that actually get to race? Top 40, top 50?
  • 1 0
 Top 60, if all of the protected riders times are within the top 60 as well. If a protected rider is not within the top 60 in qualy, then he is added "on top". The latter is not the case here, so cut off is exactly at 60.
  • 1 0
 Meh, still only qualifying. Final results will change greatly.
  • 1 0
 Looks like Troy was possibly running a Dissector out back.
  • 1 0
 #getsome Brosnan, well done Lad!
  • 1 0
 wow, so no fearon, blenky, dean, mulally, k, seagrave in finals?
  • 1 0
 no redbull tv?
  • 8 0
 Not for quali's!
  • 3 0
 If they kill the feed for Canada I'm gonna rage so hard! Been waiting too long for some WC DH action. I hope the UCI & riders seriously consider adding more venues in the coming seasons. I'd love if we could get 10 races/season
  • 2 0
 @jeffrocx: thanks mate
  • 1 0
 @Vicenbici: Stickin' together is what good waffles do.
  • 1 0
 @m1dg3t: EWS ftw, something like 20 events next year. Discovery Channel bought in. WC is still going backwards.....
  • 3 2
 what the höll!!!
  • 1 1
 What about the Frenchies? Loris, Loic and Pierron?
  • 1 0
 They all had issues in the bottom woods section
  • 1 0
 Great stuff!
  • 1 0
 Damn troy. Go get em.
  • 1 0
 P3 Dracula
  • 1 0
 Finn Iles!!
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