The results are in from a crazy day of racing in Switzerland.Results:
1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 17:21.62
2nd. Morgane Charre: 17:44.56
3rd. Ella Conolly: 18:13.95
4th. Anita Gehrig: 18:37.95
5th. Katy Winton: 18:38.04
1st. Jesse Melamed: 15:00.27
2nd. Martin Maes: 15:04.91
3rd. Theo Galy: 15:14.93
4th. Jack Moir: 15:16.05
5th. Jose Borges: 15:19.01
Stage Results:Stage 1Stage 2
Full Results:Elite WomenTop 50 Elite Men
Updates from the race as it happened:
5:10 am PDT:
We have already seen multiple delays to the race start and stage cancellations due to the weather which has worsened overnight from practice. The organisers waited until conditions improved before letting riders head off into the mountains for the reduced race of two stages.
The weather report for today from Accuweather
is saying riders should expect Cloudy conditions with more light rain and temperatures of 4° C while racing.
5:10 am PDT:
Racing is finally underway in Zermatt!
After months of waiting for the season to start, we had to wait a few more hours after dangerous conditions this morning put the event on hold while organisers worked around the issues. We may now only have two stages today but it will be great to have riders back between the tape. Pro riders will be hitting the course from 5:15 am PDT // 1:15 pm BST // 2:15 pm CEST.
5:10 am PDT:Stage 1
With the new revised two-stage schedule riders will be tackling a shorter version of Rock'N'Roll, which was previously going to be the fourth and final stage of the day.
5:22 am PDT:
Estelle Charles takes an early lead in the Elite Womens race
After the first seven Elite Women riders Estelle Charles leads with a time of 8:33.44, this is 17.26 seconds ahead of Martha Gill and over forty seconds faster than current third positioned Laura Rossin.
5:32 am PDT:
Brady Stone takes the first stage win for the U21 Men
Brady Stone will be leading the race heading into the final stage with a 1.51 second margin over Commencal's Antoine Vidal. Jamie Edmondson rounds out the top three over twenty seconds back from the leader.
5:52 am PDT:
Joe Barnes takes the lead on Stage 1 after 40 riders
After the first 40 riders, Joe Barnes leads in the Elite Mens race with Joseph Connell in second, 5.88 seconds behind. Torben Drach had been holding the lead for quite a while but he has now fallen to third place at the moment.
5:57 am PDT:Bernard Kerr moves into first place
6:01 am PDT:
Jack Moir takes nearly nine seconds off Kerr's time
Jack Moir may be relatively new to EWS racing but that isn't slowing him down today as he takes a huge chunk of time off Kerr in Stage 1. Charles Murray has also slotted himself into third at this early point in the race.
6:06 am PDT:Current top 5 Elite Women as we head into the final riders
6:09 am PDT:
Ella Conolly sets the fastest stage 1 time so far
The Scottish rider heads into the lead with 6.18 seconds back to Melanie Pugin. Estelle Charles is still near the top in third and Katy Winton is back in fourth.
6:12 am PDT:
Isabeau Courdurier Wins Stage 1
After a perfect season in 2019 Isabeau is back in 2020 with her first stage win. The French rider beat out second placed Morgane Charre by 10 seconds and Ella Conolly is pushed back to third by over 30 seconds.
Top 10 Elite Women after Stage 1
6:22 am PDT:
Noga Korem could be out after a serious mechanical on Stage 1
It is sounding like Noga Korem has had a disastrous Stage 1 after a huge derailleur issue that might see her not complete the second stage. Hopeful she can find a solution and make it to Stage 2.
6:24 am PDT:
Elliott Heap is the first to beat Jack Moir's time as we head into the final Elite Male riders
Elliott Heap is clearly liking his new prototype bike as he has just pushed past Moir by less than two seconds as we head into the final few riders. Theo Galy has also moved into third position, only 4.27 behind Heap.
6:27 am PDT:
Martin Maes can't best the time of Heap!
In an incredibly close result Martin Maes falls 0.09 seconds back from Elliot Heap.
6:33 am PDT:Top 5 Elite Men with 10 riders to go on Stage 1
6:35 am PDT:
Jesse Melamed takes 10 seconds off Elliot's time
Fresh off the Crankworx Summer Series Jesse Melamed isn't slowing down for the bad conditions and takes the lead on the first stage of the day. Robin Wallner has also slotted in second just ahead of Heap.
6:39 am PDT:
Adrien Dailly crosses the line in 90th
Adrien Dailly is well off the pace on Stage 1 and must have had something not go to plan. We will update you if we hear more.
6:41 am PDT:
Jesse Melamed wins Stage 1!
After Florian Nicolai goes into 19th there is no one left to knock Jesse off the top and he takes the stage win. He is followed by Robin Wallner in second and then a flying Elliot Heap in third.
Top ten Elite Men after Stage 1 6:48 am PDT:Stage 2
Now we head to the final stage of the day, 'After Work'.
6:51 am PDT:
Antoine Vidal wins the U21 category
After slipping just behind Brady Stone on Stage 1 Vidal fought back hard on the second stage to win the overall title in Zermatt.
6:54 am PDT:
Martha Gill leads on Stage 2
After the first seven Elite Women it is Martha Gill who takes the lead with a sizeable 13.62 second margin back to Estelle Charles.
7:21 am PDT:
Alex Rudeau is the early leader on Stage 2
With a few big names already finished for the day, the French Commencal Enduro Team rider is sitting ahead of Jack Moir by 2.16 seconds.
7:27 am PDT:
Julie Duvert sets a new fastest time on Stage 2
Julie Duvert is the first of the final Elite Women riders to best Martha Gill's early leading time on the final stage of the day.
7:28 am PDT:
A new leader sits at the top with Morgane Jonnier going faster
Morgane Jonnier now leads Stage 2 with Julie Duvert in second and Raphaela Richter in third place.
7:30 am PDT:
Katy Winton crosses the line in 6th on Stage 2
Katy Winton can only manage a sixth place so far on the final stage of the day with Ella Conolly sitting in third after her Stage 2 run.
7:32 am PDT:
Morgane Charre goes fastest with two riders left
Morgane Charre pushes past Morgane Jonnier by 6.45 seconds after another rapid run today. It is looking like the Stage 2 results could be dominated by French riders at the top.
7:34 am PDT:
Isabeau Courdurier continues her perfect streak with another race win
As Isabeau Courdurier wins stage two and the race in Zermatt she continues her perfect streak of event wins that began at the start of 2019. Noga Korem was able to salvage her ride today with a third-place on stage two breaking up the French domination with four of the top five Elite Women riders being from France.
Top ten Elite Women on Stage 2 Top five Elite Women - EWS Zermatt Overall
7:45 am PDT:
Theo Galy sets a new fastest Stage 2 time for the Elite Men
It is another French dominated top five in the Elite Men so far with only Jack Moir splitting up the French riders.
7:46 am PDT:
Disaster for Heap
After an incredible Stage 1 Elliott Heap has fallen 20 seconds back on Stage 2 and currently sits in 12th.
7:48 am PDT:
Martin Maes is back at the top!
Maes has laid down a great Stage 2 run but with only a five-second margin back to Theo Galy in second, it could be beatable with quite a few more big names still to come.
Top five Elite Men with 10 riders remaining
7:53 am PDT:
Jesse Melamed can't beat Maes on Stage 2
After winning Stage 1 by over 20 seconds Jesse Melamed falls behind Maes on Stage 2. But the margin is only around six seconds so Jesse could still take the day and win his second EWS title.
7:58 am PDT:
Jesse Melamed wins his second EWS race in Zermatt!
With a win already under his belt from EWS Whistler in 2017 Jesse Melamed has secured his second win after a crazy day of racing in Zermatt that saw some horrible conditions for the riders.
Top ten Elite Men on Stage 2 Top five Elite Men - EWS Zermatt Overall