Results: Leogang DH World Cup 2018

Jun 10, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
Laurie Greenland is looking fierce and fiesty and was clearly pushing hard on his way down to 6th place.


Live timing here.

Watch the event live on Red Bull TV here.

Another beautiful day in Leogang today for finals. Austria has stayed tame with the weather, much to the appreciation of riders.

It was an unlucky morning for top junior men's qualifier Thibaut Daprela who was up at all four splits but came in second behind Kye A’Hern by only 0.050 seconds. Vali Holl continued her domination of the junior women’s field, winning by a 15 second margin, tailed by Nastasia Gimenez and Ottilia Johansson Jones.

The women’s elite race welcomed Rachel Atherton back to the top of the podium, her first World Cup win so far this season. Myriam Nicole was on a killer race run, ahead of Rachel in the hot seat at the last split, but a mistake cost her the few tenths of a second that put her in 2nd when she crossed the line. Disaster struck for top qualifier Tahnee Seagrave, who had a run in with the tape mid race run, and appeared to have exited the course. While the final verdict was up in the air, she took third place on the podium, only to be disqualified seconds later by the UCI. With Tahnee out, Tracey Hannah moved up to take 3rd, just under 4 seconds off Rachel’s top time.

In men’s elite, Amaury Pierron took back to back World Cup wins with an incredible run and now leads in the overall. Luca Shaw gave him a run for his money. As the last man on the hill, he was up at the third split, but a crash in the woods took him out of the running. Aaron Gwin was going for the title of the first man to take the win at the same venue for four years in a row, but with a few mistakes at the bottom of the course, he took second instead. The top five was rounded out with Laurie Greenland in third, Troy Brosnan in fourth, and Loris Vergier in fifth.

On to Val Di Sole!


Live Updates:

6:34am: Luca Shaw crashes. Amaury Pierron with the win for the second weekend in a row.

6:33am: Luca Shaw, last man on the hill, is outside of Pierron's time for the first two splits, but pulls it back 0.039 up at the third.

6:26am: Pierron takes Gwin's top spot away. Luca Shaw and Brook Macdonald left at the top.

6:26am: Amaury Pierron is 0.059 back from Gwin mid-way down the course.

5:57am: Aaron Gwin, on a mission to be the first man to win at the same venue four years in a row, has a few mistakes at the end but still pulls off a top spot finish with the top 10 left to go.

5:42am: A close call along the tape, before the wall rides, but Dakotah Norton takes the top spot so far by just under a second.

5:39am: Fastest to split one in qualifying, Reece Wilson is up by almost a second in his race run, but makes a mistake in the trees and loses time.

5:24am: Finn Iles washes out in the first off camber corner right out of the gate, losing too much time to crack the top spots.

5:22am: Dark clouds are rolling in at the top of the course.

5:20am: Men are on course, midway through the start list, Charlie Harrison is on the hot seat.

4:19am: Tahnee has officially been DQ'ed.

4:13am: Rachel takes her first World Cup win of 2018.

4:13am: Tahnee overshoots on the motorway and looks to have exited the course... She crosses the line in third.

4:10am: Last year's winner, Tahnee Seagrave is the last woman at the top.

4:09am: Guaranteed a top 4, Tracey Hannah sits in third.

3:57am: Myriam Nicole was up at the last split, but a mistake at the end cost her, and she takes the second spot.

3:50am: Rachel Atherton crosses the line with a 13-second lead, 6 seconds faster than Tahnee Seagrave's qualifying time.

(*All time is Pacific Time)


Elite Men

1st. PIERRON Amaury 3:10.991
2nd. GWIN Aaron 3:11.499 +0.508
3rd. GREENLAND Laurie 3:12.146 +1.155
4th. BROSNAN Troy 3:12.305 +1.314
5th. VERGIER Loris 3:13.121 +2.130

Elite Women

1st. ATHERTON Rachel 3:41.141
2nd. NICOLE Myriam 3:41.779 +0.638
3rd. HANNAH Tracey 3:45.118 +3.977
4th. HRASTNIK Monika 3:49.597 +8.456
5th. SIEGENTHALER Emilie 3:52.780 +11.639


Elite Women


Elite Men




Junior Men

1st. A'HERN Kye 3:19.207
2nd. DAPRELA Thibaut 3:19.257 +0.050
3rd. KERR Henry 3:21.860 +2.653
4th. EDWARDS Kade 3:23.894 +4.687
5th. EDMONDSON Jamie 3:24.504 +5.297

Junior Women

1st. HOLL Valentina 3:56.112
2nd. GIMENEZ Nastasia 4:11.482 +15.360
3rd. JOHANSSON JONES Ottilia 4:31.140 +35.018
4th. NEWKIRK Anna 4:36.326 +40.204
5th. GOZZI Tina 4:40.377 +44.255

Junior Women



Junior Men




154 Comments

  • + 236
 Can we award Blenkinsop for having the most stylish run???
  • + 35
 Those manuals were above stylish!
  • + 10
 Speed & style dh
  • + 45
 I think Brendan was more stylish, but he wasn't really going for the race run like Blenky
  • + 1
 Definitely!
  • + 1
 Anyone know why Brenden Fairclough was disqualified?
  • + 8
 @mooseman414: he went off the course aparently. So got the dnf and knew it. Which is why he just styled it up for the rest of the run.
  • - 28
flag enduroNZ (Jun 10, 2018 at 14:33) (Below Threshold)
 Look great but does him no favours in terms of time. He probably lost a few seconds prancing about.
  • + 7
 @enduroNZ: he got disqualified for going off course so there was no more concern about time
  • + 2
 @SeanBikes1029: he's talking about Blenki, clearly.
  • + 90
 Oh wow, they've actually done a fantastic job with the camera placement this race, they're almost all on the rough technical bits
  • + 13
 *Now they're showing more of the smooth bits, but there's a motorcycle cam, so that's neat
  • + 60
 Gutted Tahnee!
  • + 53
 Gutted for Luca Shaw. Deeymm :0
  • + 54
 Gutted for my fantasy team.
  • + 18
 @adrock-whistler: I had Pierron and Shaw on my team. I thought I was about to get 1st and 2nd. But nah
  • + 3
 @tom666: same
+ Tahnee :/
  • + 0
 @tom666: Had gwin, shaw and pierron.. gutted
  • + 3
 @InfraRed: Same, had Tahnee and Shaw: score went from 640 to 350. sheeeeeeeeeht.
  • + 50
 Vali Höll destroying it in home soil! Way to go Valli! Fanbase growing every day!
  • + 13
 She is destroying it everywhere- Im really curious for her future carrere... She just kicks ass
  • + 8
 She was slacking today - only won by 15 seconds.......
  • + 4
 @onemind123: but enough for a 7th place in the elite - despite a crash!!!
  • - 14
flag mollow (Jun 10, 2018 at 11:15) (Below Threshold)
 @onemind123: she crashed you fool
  • + 2
 @onemind123: she crashed before the motorway section!! 15sec despite that is incredible!!!
  • + 50
 I take my hat off for Aaron Gwin with that incredible run even though his thumb was this located %
  • + 28
 Yeah, an amazing run for being gwinjured.
  • + 3
 didn't he only take a fraction of the practise runs the rest of the field did? If so what an awesome race run no doubt!
  • + 46
 Motorcycle sideways camera man is the real mvp, great job!
  • - 14
flag karoliusz (Jun 10, 2018 at 8:45) (Below Threshold)
 I was there. This was a e-mororcycle... Just sayin’.
  • + 8
 @karoliusz: Still a motorbike in this case! ^^
  • + 42
 Props to RedBull the Footage is really well planned. It makes you appreciate the technical sections and how fast they are going on the jumps!
  • + 39
 Rachel between split 3 and finish line: 1min26s130ms
Vali Höll between split 3 and finish line: 1min25s935ms

Just sayin
  • + 1
 Sick! That's realy sick.
  • + 38
 What a ride from Pierron!
  • + 13
 Think I'll have to add him to my fantasy team now
  • + 31
 Did anyone else think the Pacific Islander at the last corner was hilarious?
  • + 4
 @erikkellison: More cowbell? LoL
  • + 6
 Yeah, Brett Tippie look-a-like from another continent
  • + 1
 @loftyuk: I thought it was him at first haha
  • + 1
 Ha! I know exactly who you’re talking about. Every run he got his melon on TV (RB, that is).
  • + 29
 Did Claudio learn a new word for Fort William and Leogang? I'd say it's feasible.
  • + 11
 So I'm not the only one who noticed? lol
  • + 1
 Decisive
  • + 1
 "60% of the time, it works every time" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjvQFtlNQ-M
  • + 3
 Don't know, was watching it in German. Who won?
  • + 1
 We noticed that, too at FW. Never applied it correctly. Then he didn't use it a Leogang for a while so we thought maybe somebody told him. But then it came again. My wife suggested we play a drinking game, every time he says feasible, bottom's up. :-)
  • + 24
 Man Pierron is fast!!! Gutted for Shaw but can't wait to see what he brings in the future!
  • + 21
 Gutted for Shaw, he's definitely getting some bad luck, rides like Greg, smooth & fast!
  • + 19
 Rarely do we see the Gwinner ride like that, where he's not as tidy. Looked like he was nearly over the limit on his run.
  • + 17
 Tahnée just got disqualified, that's a bummer.
  • + 2
 @nikxwar: Such a downer! Maybe the wind pushed her off?
  • + 15
 Absolute killer run from Amaury !!
  • + 14
 Pierron rules !!
  • + 12
 Should be a time penalty, not DSQ. Gutted for Seagrave and everyone that picked her in fantasy...
  • + 18
 I wish UCI would apply time penalties instead of complete disqualifications. 99% of the run was fine and that should count for something. A 5 second penalty would be fair.
  • + 24
 There should be a difference between cutting and going off course. Like in motorsports if you go too wide and get off track you already loose time so there's no need for a penatly but if you cut a corner you get one.
  • + 13
 @vid1998: that introduces a grey area though. who's to decide what's cutting and what's going off course?
  • + 7
 @vid1998: it motorsport the track is always a faster surface than off; not always the case in DH.
  • + 2
 @sir-crashes-a-lot: I know. Maybe they could mark corners and technical bits as sort of a sector where if you would go off track on the inside and not return properly you would get a dsq and if you would go on the outside you would get a penalty and on other sections you would get a smaller penalty.
  • + 2
 I think in this case a time penalty would be fair. She didn't intentionally go outside the track. If this was a tight, slow speed, woods section and she took out an inside corner that would be a different story.
  • + 1
 @src248: surely not always. In F1 now most of the area around the track is tarmac, and cutting corners often faster. Some drivers really push that to the limit.
  • + 4
 What time penalty do you propose? 5 seconds? 60 seconds? It would need to be a sizable time penalty, to where if a guy like Gwin went off course, they shouldn't be able to finish 25th even with the time penalty added, because that rewards them and punishes riders below who were maybe more cautious.

I say if off-course mishaps are limited to one or two top riders a season like we have now, I think the rules are pretty good as they stand. Introducing technical regulation is only going to make things more complicated.
  • - 1
 @vid1998: now that makes sence.
  • - 1
 not a time penalty..but some discretion is required. she gained nothing by going out..in fact she lost time. Maybe there shouldnt be so many poles on a straight like that, or that area should have been taped wider
  • + 4
 @stretchza: or not.

The track is taped the same for everybody. There is no reason the track should be taped wider just because a few riders didn't manage to stay on course. That's part of the game.
  • + 1
 I had seagrave and shaw, I am just wrecked
  • + 9
 1st, 2nd and 4th place all on direct sales bikes. 1st on aluminium. The mountain bike world must be up in arms. How can they manage to get you to pay over the odds for second rate results Wink
  • + 6
 Not to mention 3 of 5 on that tiny unridable wheelsize. Man marketing teams must be frustrated about now.
  • + 5
 @atrokz: expect more 29. I'm sure they are better on tracks like this. Lots of roots and wide open sections
  • + 4
 @makripper: depends on rider. It isnt any slower or faster. Its about the rider feeling comfortable and being able to work with it. Theres a reason certain riders stuck w it after testing. For some it was slower.
  • + 1
 Leading man and woman both riding 'old fashioned' single pivot bike too
  • + 3
 @applepie: Not like we're talking Orange here. Both quite good suspension designs (especially the commencal), single pivot be damned.
  • + 1
 @applepie: Session isn't exactly a single pivot design, it's a split pivot.
  • + 10
 15secs up. Crazy. Be intetersting to see how she stacks up against elites (5th based on qualis).
  • + 4
 Faster than Pompon's quali!
  • + 14
 SRAM insta story says she had a crash in her run to
  • + 2
 Oops. Yeah live timing showed her lose a hell of a lot of time in second split, figured it must have been a crash.
  • + 9
 What happened with Miranda ?!
  • + 1
 Didn't qualify. Too slow.
  • + 7
 @delio1986: She was DQed for a rule violation yesterday. I'd like to know what for????
  • + 3
 @m1dg3t: bugger had my money on her
  • + 1
 @delio1986: I don't put money on anybody. I like to root for my fellow Canadians, and she hasn't been off to the greatest start this season. I was hoping she'd turn it around this weekend and get some much needed points...

She's such a great person and an inspiration to many.
  • + 0
 Just checked her social media and there was nothing. Kind of mysterious, no comment about it anywhere. Probably some ridiculous UCI rule. Hope to see her back up in the top soon and representing the rainbow.
  • + 1
 it was mentioned in the one segment of something i watched that last week the Syndicate guys almost missed their qualifying start time last week - I wonder if it was the same issue, except she missed it?
  • + 1
 I just realized she qualified 19th. Under the new rules this season, only the top 15 women run on Sunday (just like only top 60 men now go onto Sunday instead of previously top 80). She also was not a protected rider. That's why she didn't race Sunday.
  • + 10
 Yeey Monika! Great job!
  • + 5
 Étrange comme les commentaires de nos cousins anglo-saxons éludent la victoire d'Amaury ! Cet athlète est la magnifique surprise de ce début d'année qui vient rafraîchir les classements rébarbatifs. Félicitation à Amaury! Il sera la locomotive d'une nouvelle émulation parmi les compétiteurs 2018
  • + 1
 Tu sais bien que c'est la guerre froide depuis 1066.

Putain on l'avait pas vu arriver le Pierron. Hart avait fait 3 victoires d'affilée aussi et puis a disparu par la suite, donc à voir...
  • + 1
 eheh...Ça fait du bien de voir ça en tous cas Wink
  • + 1
 Félicitations à Pierron, même si je suis un peu fou de cœur, ça fait plaisir de voir une nouvelle star émerger
  • + 8
 Sweet run for Atherton! Myriam almost ate it hard! I'm surprised she kept on it. Great race!
  • + 9
 True! Skidded and drifted with rear wheel totally locked towards that drop! Glad she rode out of it, but it definitely cost her the win, 0,6 sec!
  • + 5
 @Globu: She did an unplanned stoppie through one of the gnarliest sections! I don't know how she managed to stay on! She showed her excellent skill and poise riding that shizzle right out!
  • + 7
 It's Amaury, not Loic, who is the chosen one.
  • + 1
 LOL
  • - 6
flag norcal77 (Jun 10, 2018 at 13:25) (Below Threshold)
 @Globu: where did all the Loic fanboys go? #Gwinning
  • + 8
 @norcal77: Saving themselves for World Champs, where Loic knows how to deliver.
  • + 6
 Poor Tahnee, that hurts Frown
  • + 5
 PCP says DSQ. Gutted for Tahnee as she won't be able to compete for the overall this year.
  • + 6
 Laurie 3rd , good job sir!
  • + 7
 Luca NNNNOOOOO
  • + 5
 Yes Henry. Well done. More to come.
  • + 4
 Vali Holl run from split 2 till the finish line has been slower than the Rachel one by only 3 seconds!!!
  • + 1
 Why do they keep saying that Gwin lost time at the bottom?
What I saw almost every of the top 5 lost time to him or had the same time from the last split 2 the finish.
He - and later only Luca - was the only one to do the inside line before the finish table and again seemed to gain valuable time out of it.
  • + 2
 His rear wheel went off the track at the bottom of the steps, I don't think it cost a serious amount of time but it definitely wasn't perfect, he could have gone faster
  • + 1
 Those tech sections were exciting and outcomes so variable. The BMX section was filmed so well but it just felt like if someone carried speed into that section through the tech bit they stood half a chance and if they did not, well there was no way to recover any significant time anywhere beyond that. Thats what makes tech racing exciting and thank goodness they threw that new off camber in. Imagine the race without it?
  • + 4
 Well good bye to my fantasy league chances
  • + 3
 Really glad Hannah got a top podium.
  • + 1
 Any reason for Dean Lucas not being DSQ despite crossing the tape just after the last corner??
  • + 1
 I'd have to look back at the replay but I think there is a rule saying it is ok as long as you rejoin before the next pole holding the tape. On Seagrave's run you could clearly see she ran over 2 successive tape poles.
  • + 2
 First five riders WE are privateers?
  • + 1
 This course was like windham. short but there was so much excitement and riders are really riding on the edge.
  • + 1
 Footplant safed Luics Runs - Freerideaward for this move please. Would love to see a photo of that situation. Incredible!
  • + 2
 Anybody have trouble seeing the results??
  • + 2
 My stream was perfect for the first time this year.
  • + 51
 Kidney problems?
  • + 3
 Go Kye.
  • - 1
 man.. so bummed for Brooke.. it seems to me he's having mental strenght/pressure issues.. when they interviewd him before the race he looked soooo nervous..
  • + 1
 What happened to Bren-dog? What earned him a DSQ?
  • + 3
 They didn't catch it with the cameras but he left the track near the top
  • + 1
 Ha, my prediction about Luca shaw was dead on, wow!
  • + 0
 What happened to Phil Atwill? Saw him post on Insta saying he was in the final, but can’t see him in the results?
  • + 1
 39th with a 3:20.476
  • + 1
 Pozdrowienia dla gościa z Dziabanko!
  • + 1
 BOOOOOO!!! SEAGRAVES DSQ... UCI fail!
  • + 2
 Pierron is killing it
  • + 1
 Every dog has his day!
  • + 1
 ALLOY
  • + 1
 Nice job @dnorton19 !
  • + 0
 BRUTAL live stream.
  • + 5
 I was having real problems with the stream on the redbull website. I downloaded the redbull tv app on my Xbox and no more issues.
  • - 3
 Loic who?
  • + 1
 Loic "2 times world champion" Bruni.
  • - 2
 Is it my internt connection that blows or is the stream really slow?
  • + 1
 My internet sucks, I have to watch it in 720p
  • - 1
 0.05s ? Silly
  • + 2
 0.5s
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