Quiz: Can You Guess These Races From Their Results?

Sep 16, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Troy Brosnan just never has a bad day at the races. 3rd place for the fastest Aussie in the game.

How important are race results? And I mean really? Sure, we all know who won the last round, and we probably also all know Greg Minnaar has 22 wins while Rachel Atherton has 39. But what if you were to dig a bit deeper? Off the top of your head could you tell me who came tenth at Leogang in 2014? How about fourth? Or even second? When we get down to it, it's generally only the very fastest racers whose results we remember.

Not that this means racing is a waste of time. Even though not many people will remember who came third seven years ago, you can bet your bottom dollar they'll be remembered as a fast rider on a fast bike.

Regardless, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. Here's a fiendish quiz to see how well you remember past race results. To make sure it isn't impossible, we've stuck to races from the past decade and you have three multiple-choice options each time. Keep count of how many you got right and let us know how you did in the comments.


Question 1

Men
1. Amaury Pierron - 4:28.578
2. Troy Brosnan +3.582
3. Loris Vergier +3.631
4. Finn Iles +7.203
5. Danny Hart +7.518
Women
1. Rachel Atherton - 5:15.560
2. Tracey Hannah +1.611
3. Nina Hoffmann +8.822
4. Marine Cabirou +13.374
5.Veronika Widmann +15.735

Answers

- Fort William, 2019
- Fort William, 2018
- Fort William, 2017


Question 2

Men
1. Brook MacDonald - 2:19.478
2. Gee Atherton +0.495
3. Josh Bryceland +0.677
4. Greg Minnaar +0.867
5. Aaron Gwin +1.366
Women
1. Rachel Atherton - 2:38.967
2. Emmeline Ragot +1.487
3. Floriane Pugin +3.118
4. Myriam Nicole +4.249
5. Manon Carpenter +4.903

Answers

- Meribel, 2014
- La Bresse, 2011
- Val D'Isere, 2012


Question 3

Men
1.Greg Minnaar - 2:57.042
2. Troy Brosnan +0.162
3. Danny Hart +1.826
4. Laurie Greenland +2.943
5. Phil Atwill + 3.788
Women
1. Myriam Nicole - 3:26.890
2. Rachel Atherton +0.512
3. Emilie Siegenthaler +2.387
4. Tracey Hannah +4.539
5. Tahnee Seagrave +5.733

Answers

- Lenzerheide, 2017
- Pietermaritzberg, 2013
- Lourdes, 2015

Lucs Shaw and the rest of the Syndicate crew were the first to congratulate Minnaar on the hottseat.


Question 4

Men
1. Aaron Gwin - 4:18.426
2. Dean Lucas +1.058
3. Danny Hart +1.420
4. Loic Bruni +3.258
5. Mike Jones +3.432
Women
1. Tahnee Seagrave - 4:46.723
2. Myriam Nicole +5.737
3. Tracey Hannah +12.056
4. Emilie Siegenthaler +12.753
5. Rachel Atherton +12.826

Answers

- Val di Sole, 2017
- Vallnord, 2017
- Mont Sainte Anne, 2017


Question 5

Men
1. Greg Minnaar - 3:57.980
2. Aaron Gwin +0.632
3. Mick Hannah +0.994
4. Gee Atherton +1.303
5. Steve Smith +4.384
Women
1. Tracey Hannah - 4:33.806
2. Manon Carpenter +0.949
3. Emmeline Ragot +2.810
4. Jill Kintner +8.492
5. Miriam Ruchti +10.896

Answers

- Val di Sole, 2013
- Pietermaritzberg, 2012
- Fort William, 2011


Question 6

Men
1. Aaron Gwin - 2:24.037
2. Steve Peat +2.339
3. Andrew Neethling +3.207
4. Steve Smith +3.476
5. Brook MacDonald +3.545
Women
1. Rachel Atherton - 2:50.029
2. Floriane Pugin +1.348
3. Tracy Moseley +2.671
4. Myriam Nicole +4.058
5. Emilie Siegenthaler +8.719

Answers

- Windham, 2011
- Mont Sainte Anne 2012
- Pietermaritzberg 2012

Aaron Gwin coming home for the win.


Question 7

Men
1. Martin Maes - 2:26.841
2. Gee Atherton +1.391
3. Brook MacDonald +3.125
4. Remi Thirion +3.787
5. Bernard Kerr +4.168
Women
1. Rachel Atherton - 2:51.421
2. Tahnee Seagrave +0.638
3. Myriam Nicole +11.662
4. Tracey Hannah +12.036
5. Katy Curd +15.112

Answers

- Les Gets, 2019
- La Bresse, 2018
- Losinj, 2018


Question 8

Men
1. Aaron Gwin - 3:34.354
2. Connor Fearon +0.045
3. Remi Thirion +1.330
4. Troy Brosnan +1.569
5. Greg Minnaar +1.948
Women
1. Rachel Atherton - 4:04.108
2. Tahnee Seagrave +3.018
3. Emeline Ragot +3.171
4. Emilie Siegenthaler +10.022
5. Jill Kintner +10.392

Answers

- Leogang, 2015
- Lenzerheide, 2016
- Leogang, 2016

With back to back wins Rachel Atherton now has a commanding lead on the World Cup series.


Question 9

Men
1. Troy Brosnan - 4:36.580
2. Sam Hill +1.659
3. Danny Hart +2.076
4. Aaron Gwin +2.516
5. Gee Atherton +3.142
Women
1. Emmeline Ragot - 5:12.624
2. Myriam Nicole +8.710
3. Tracey Hannah +13.976
4. Emilie Seigenthaler +18.567
5. Jill Kintner +22.994

Answers

- Fort William, 2014
- Vallnord, 2017
- Fort William, 2013


Question 10

Men
1. Aaron Gwin - 2:19.193
2. Luca Shaw +0.798
3. Dean Lucas +1.135
4. Sam Blenkinsop +1.914
5. Dakotah Norton +2.628
Women
1. Myriam Nicole - 2:40.706
2. Rachel Atherton +3.559
3. Tahnee Seagrave +3.778
4. Marine Cabirou +5.229
5. Cecile Ravanel + 7.710

Answers

- Mont Sainte Anne, 2017
- Losinj, 2018
- Maribor, 2019


58 Comments

  • 16 1
 10/10.....yes using doc link path in the bottom corner when you hover over the hyper links
  • 1 0
 Hahah. 10/10 here too : )
  • 7 1
 @bobmck - excellent use of technology, but you kids today need to challenge your brains more! ;-)
  • 17 4
 10/10, used a lot of strategies like "if Laurie is in elite it can't be before 20xx".

Guess I'm a bike-geek. It's official.
  • 2 3
 So good wish I'd have thought of lots of strategies as good as that
  • 1 0
 I tried using similar ideas as well as the time to try and determine the track.

However I only managed a bleak 6/10.
I only started watching DH in 2017 so that's my excuse!
  • 14 0
 9/10 I just messed up Gwin's chainless run. I knew it was Leogang, but got the year wrong.
This was fun.
  • 9 0
 Oh, bummer. That was the easy one, cos of Conner...
  • 2 0
 Ha exact same/only question I missed and for the same reason
  • 8 0
 1/10. Great success
  • 1 0
 Nice lucky one Smile
  • 4 0
 Could've been a little trickier but super fun nevertheless, keep em coming Pinkbike!
  • 1 0
 spotted!
  • 3 0
 10/10, using the times to gauge track length helped on a few that I wasn't sure of (started watching DH in 2014 so Windham, Bulldog's win etc. was before my time).
  • 3 0
 9/10 actually, pretty impressed and surprised with my own memory here.
  • 2 0
 Same here, 8 only though for me, stupid error guessing Brooks win wrong
  • 1 0
 @russthedog: f*ck me, same haha
  • 1 0
 7/10, but I'm not too much of a thinker today... Smile
  • 1 0
 7/10 not bad since I only started following the world cup full time in 2017, would have been 9/10 if i didn't get into my own head and doubt myself!
  • 2 0
 9/10 messed up question 6
  • 1 0
 Same here, I even saved it for last as it was the only one I needed to take a stab at. My ego didn’t need it.
  • 2 0
 8/10, more quizzes please!
  • 1 0
 9/10, combining years and facts. Messed up Troy's win by a year, but I'm happy with that result. Big Grin
  • 2 0
 9/10 !!! Leogang 2015 or 2016 was hard top remember !! Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I found it easier to look at the womens results, there's always a ringer in there that gives it away...
  • 1 0
 Only knew 3 for sure, but somehow got 9/10 based on educated guesses (e.g. Peaty is old).
  • 1 0
 10/10.. Lots of different ways to figure out the year and the place... riders on the podium, times etc... Stoked!!!
  • 1 0
 Weirdly I was better at the ones longer ago!
  • 1 0
 Me too haha! Miss the old race days!
  • 1 0
 7/10 happy with my effort
  • 1 0
 10/10 with at least 3 lucky guesses
  • 1 0
 dam 7/10 must try harder!! ;-)
  • 1 0
 9/10 because I didn't follow the WC this year
  • 1 0
 You choose a very exciting year of amazing racing to miss. I saved question 6 till last and got it wrong so 9/10
  • 1 0
 You sure Greg Minnaar doesn’t have 21 Wins and not 22?
  • 1 0
 8/10 just get messed by year after or before with the same venue
  • 1 0
 A slopestyle quiz would be cool.
  • 1 0
 10/10 I should be riding my bike more
  • 1 0
 10/10 - lucky Me! Gotta love DH Racing!!
  • 1 0
 Few lucky guesses based on who was racing and they're place!
  • 1 0
 8/10, jagged a few Smile Keep em coming pinkbike
  • 1 0
 8/10... rider´s age and women´s results helped a lot
  • 1 0
 I'm surprised his many I actually got right!!
  • 1 0
 Great quiz! 7/10 for me
  • 1 0
 10/10.
  • 1 0
 10/10......yes google
  • 1 0
 Aka cheat brags.....nice
  • 1 0
 @pargolf8: didn’t even do the quiz bru
  • 1 0
 9/10.
  • 1 0
 NEAT
  • 1 0
 7/10! Super fun!
  • 1 0
 5/10 Frown Must get in more
  • 1 0
 7/10. I’ll take it
  • 1 0
 seveniish
  • 1 0
 *how >_
  • 1 0
 $&()*&"@^-^
  • 1 0
 7/10. Impressed myself!
  • 1 3
 Couldnt tell you who won two rounds ago. I watch. I enjoy. I forget

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