Results: Myriam Nicole & Benoit Coulanges Win the 2021 French National DH Championships

Jul 17, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from the French DH National Championships, with Myriam Nicole and Benoit Coulanges taking the 2021 titles.

Myriam Nicole secured the Women's Elite national title with a win of over 17 seconds on second-placed Mathilde Bernard. Benoit Coulanges managed to take the national title in the Elite Men's racing, with Antoine Vidal coming across the line in second place and Loic Bruni coming third in a results sheet that is filled with top World Cup riders.

Check out the full results below.



1st. Benoit Coulanges: 2:51.21
2nd. Antoine Vidal: +0.36
3rd. Loic Bruni: +0.66
4th. Loris Vergier: +1.53
5th. Thibaut Daprela: +2.37


1st. Myriam Nicole: 3:14.51
2nd. Mathilde Bernard: +17.37
3rd. Agnes Delest: +20.16
4th. Nastasia Gimenez: +20.53
5th. Lauryne Chappaz: +21.73

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 I can’t wait for this comment section to be behind a paywall to be certain
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 The employees from PB should start their own bike platform and the Outside outside in the cold. Theyre the ones with the passion, intel, connections and brand.
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 @ReeferSouthrland: ya it could be a big opportunity for other platforms
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 @SterlingArcher: reading these comments has always cost you if you think about it...
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 @stflood: Not of you are reading my progressive blogs. You'll be enlightened!
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: But will you have time for your enlightening blogs between weeding out all the far right supporters on here and single handedly putting Shimano out of business?
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 @commental: Imagine weeding out the far left idiots, that could take 5 minutes at least.
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 Does Coulanges winning something big mean Rob Warner is now going to say his name correctly at World Cups?
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 I hope not.
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 Ha ha!!! Warner does what he can, but it's true that he's not good at pronouncing foreign names, especially the french ones. It's pretty cute actually Smile
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 He's just retained his national jersey, so guessing that service will continue as normal ! I'm always backing Dylan Levesskay because I'm a big fan of Rob's pronunciations.
Also Adrian Daley (with an Ulster accent) in the ews
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 How is it pronounced out of interest?
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 @Waldon83: ku-lanj (silent “es”)
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 @Greghoin: so not Col-on-shä
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 French nationals/unofficial world championship
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 Possibly valid from an American's perspective.
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 @ColquhounerHooner: whatever, we dominate the world in sports that people actually care about like:

Hot dog eating

And...well, probably sh!tty food eating in there!

But yeah, other than Dak, we're pretty light on podium threats these days Frown
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 @jackalope: Dakotah is super solid though. Don't lose hope
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 @SupraKZ: agree, Dak is our brightest hope!
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 We are definitely seeing the return of French riders dominating UCI DH The French nationals track was insane, any of those guys in the top 5 are contenders for the overall. Also nice to see Pompom killing it.
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 The French are taking over, history really does change. But for real, the French riders are insane, must be something in the water.
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 @DylanH93: "must be something in the water."

Yeah, we call that "Ricard"
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 @DylanH93: Take Barel Bruni Vergier Dailly or Daprela: they all come from the same club: US Cagnes, they do shuttles on local DH tracks or on french and italien enduro spots every weekend with coach Vouilloz helping them. Oh the first cadet is faster than the first junior, look at his club...
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 Why are the French so fast? Because while having a contender injured the most recent wc winners and former worldchampion get beaten at nationals by 2 guys that hafen't even podiumed. Wow. That field is deep!
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 Coulanges already did, 5th at leogang this year
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 Great to see Benoit killing it lately

Maybe he has been for a while, but I feel like I’ve been seeing his name a lot more lately.
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 Bunny Hop Club must be one of the best sponsor names ever! Even without their fastest racer, the French still rule.
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 Their fastest racer is Loic Bruni, Loris Vergier, Thibaut Daprela, Amaury Pierron and Benoit Coulanges, it just depends on the day.
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 Indeed, the French still totally dominated without the Pierrons in attendance.
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 Antoine Vidal, who is supposed to be riding in Juniors EWS, takes almost 2 out of 3 splits... WTF!?!
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 Because French Races are always on shit track. This one is really enduro, long flat section, no burm, loose corner.
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 He's one of Ravanels' protégé, dude's got talent on tap. He is making Frejus proud!
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 So you won the last worldcup and now you are fifth at nationals. Could only happen in France Big Grin
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 Pretty sad that PB puts out more concerning other countries national champs than the domestic race. The KHS piece doesn’t cut it.
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 Sums up the how far behind women’s racing is whe myriam wins by 17s
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 it cost me zero to view these results?
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 @loam4311: insert coins for pictures...
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 @PauRexs: just use your imagination? they probably looked pretty fast
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 @loam4311: they probably looked like they were frozen in time
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 Commencal is killing it.
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 why? thats racing
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 Thanks for the spoiler.
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 You were going to watch the race later? Where?
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 @nozes: In a magazine

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