Results: French Cup DH - Métabief

Aug 31, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Conditions may not have been quite as bad in Métabief as they were for the EWS riders in Zermatt but with plenty of rain and no shortage of mud on the track, the third round of the French Cup was a tough challenge for riders. In the Women's racing, it was Camille Balanche who took the win by nearly 15 seconds over Monika Hrastnik with Veronika Widmann rounding out the top three.

For the men, Loris Vergier backed up his fastest qualifier with a win of over seven seconds ahead of his teammate Greg Minnaar. The newly crowned French national champion would finish the weekend third and the biggest surprise of the weekend was the MTB legend Steve Peat taking to the track with no sign of slowing down after a 12th place qualifier and a 5th place at the first split in finals. Although a flat meant he finished the weekend with a still respectable 28th place. Check out the full results below.



1st. Loris Vergier: 3:35.19
2nd. Greg Minnaar: 3:42.61
3rd. Benoit Coulanges: 3:43.84
4th. Loic Bruni: 3:44.98
5th. Thibaut Daprela: 3:45.74


1st. Camille Balanche: 4:31.32
2nd. Monika Hrastnik: 4:46.94
3rd. Veronika Widmann: 4:49.17
4th. Mélanie Chappaz: 4:49.33
5th. Agnes Delest: 4:57.68


Top 40 Men:

Find the full results here.


  • 58 1
 Steve Peat 5th at the first split just under 2 seconds down fuck yeah!!!
  • 4 4
 did he crash or something in the end?
  • 28 1
 @owen1jones: read the article. Flat tire
  • 16 0
 Peaty for Worlds!
  • 26 0
 Crazy to think Peaty was already riding this track back in 1993 for the worlds... LEGEND !!!
  • 18 0
 whaat, did vergier eat for breakfast??
  • 6 1
 Happy Gilmore quote in 1..2..3...
  • 5 0
 @giantwhip: I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast!!!!
  • 3 0
 @blanshard16: you eat shit for breakfast?
  • 2 0
 Seriously did he jump over or cut a switchback that wasnt taped. That's a crazy margin...maybe he got a dry track and the others didnt. Or he just plain killed it like danny hart, Sam hill, gwin back in the day.
  • 2 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: he was last man coming down I think, and from the images it's not clear he benefited from different conditions.
  • 1 0
 @dirtologist: He just rode well, he put 5 seconds to everyone on the 2nd split. He also won seeding by 5 seconds
  • 1 0
 @pasteque51: he seems to have found the balance this year. Its awesome to see when a rider gets that in tune.
  • 13 0
 everyone in their twenties except for two old GOAT's
  • 10 0
 Bruni's dad also 98th at the age of 58!
  • 3 0
 @bikefuturist: is he Masters World Champion as well?
  • 9 0
 Bravo Loris ! The Pierron family is on fire too !
  • 9 0
 Dorval AM is one hell of a team, they're on fire this season !
  • 7 1
  • 5 1
 Ahh yes, Métabief, sweet little ski resort also called "Métaboue" (Métamud) by the locals.
  • 2 2
 Métabouse ça marche aussi
  • 2 0
 Louris had enough time to finish a round or two by the time Bruni crossed the line. #SMOKED the field for sure. Since the season is getting so late, the rain will be back, so the guys better get use to it!
  • 5 5
 Loris* please have some respect for our name
  • 4 0
 Some hass kicking in france happening. Thats a couple of good gaps
  • 3 0
 super cool to see Peatys name on a list again!!!
  • 3 0
 Dang peaty still has some pace!
  • 3 4
 Not the thread for this topic but still: is anyone going to make a statement on why on earth trailforks is no longer free goddamit?!?!?!

Otherwise: sick run loris, he definitely teared that track up. And congrats to the whole SC team, they're killing it. Stoke levels are high for the rest of "this season"
  • 1 0
 Wow, Loris and Camille on fire!
Loris must have communicated the perfect bike setup with Jordi and Jordi finally bought the Park Tools LSTT-1 (Loris Sounds To Text).
  • 3 0
 that´s a stacked field!
  • 2 0
 Was this on the old school WC DH track?
  • 2 0
 Same place but not the same track haha
  • 2 0
 @loris-brthlt: thought so, I remember that one as flat out pedal to the metal.
  • 2 0
 Bravo Loris !! Il a soudé et rien lâché
  • 2 0
 What's it going to take to get some of that rain to come to the West?
  • 1 0
 Camille is crushing it. Trains hard, rides fast... certainly a contender when the WC returns.
  • 1 0
 That gap! Must've sounded like, "Ba-bapbappa-bap!"
  • 1 0
 Wait ... Loris 7s head without Jordi tuning his shock / fork. lol
  • 1 0
 If a child is born "Thibaut Pierron" they'll be #1 for sure.
  • 1 0
 No video, no coverage of this? Come on this is all we have this year!
  • 1 0
 Where is Amaury?
  • 3 0
  • 23 0
 He split into 2, which is why there are two Pierrons in the top 10. I give it till about January till we have 4, and by the end of next season we'll probably have around 16 Pierrons.
  • 1 0
 @4thflowkage: gave me an actual lol that, fair play

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