Results: Qualifying - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019

Jul 12, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Thibaut Daprela is racing despite his heavy crash in his race run last week.

The qualifying results are in from Les Gets and it turns out the racing wasn't as close as everyone expected. In the Elite Men Amaury Pierron was the only rider to go under the three-minute mark and looks to be faster than everyone at the moment. Loic Bruni will be the second to last down the hill tomorrow and is closely followed by Troy Brosnan, they have both been incredibly consistent this season and they will definitely be fighting for the win on race day. Danny Hart would be the only other rider to get within three seconds of Pierron with Loris Vergier completing the top five with another great performance.

For the Elite Women, it was very close between Tracey Hannah and Marine Cabirou with just 0.666 splitting the two riders. Who will come out on top tomorrow? Mariana Salazar came closest to the top two riders but she still crossed the line almost eight seconds off the pace. Eleonora Farina and Camille Balanche completed the top five fastest women. Thibaut Daprela and Vali Holl would again take the top spots in qualifying with times that saw sizeable gaps to the next closest rider. Although Anna Newkirk does seem to be closing in on Holl.


Elite Men

1st. Amaury Pierron: 2:59.143
2nd. Loic Bruni: +1.592
3rd. Troy Brosnan: +2.157
4th. Danny Hart: +2.674
5th. Loris Vergier: +4.034
6th. Greg Minnaar: +4.896
7th. Bernard Kerr: +5.069
8th. Connor Fearon: +5.110
9th. Finn Iles: +5.575
10th. Michael Jones: +5.743


Elite Women

1st. Tracey Hannah: 3:27.173
2nd. Marine Cabirou: +0.666
3rd. Mariana Salazar: +7.915
4th. Eleonora Farina: +8.267
5th. Camille Balanche: +10.666
6th. Sian A'Hern: +12.175
7th. Kate Weatherly: +13.867
8th. Veronika Widmann: +14.025
9th. Agnes Delest: +15.117
10th. Emilie Siegenthaler: +18.258



Junior Men

1st. Thibaut Daprela: 3:04.856
2nd. Seth Sherlock: +5.249
3rd. Sam Gale: +5.784
4th. Goncalo Bandeira: +6.889
5th. Luke Meier-Smith: +7.306


Junior Women

1st. Vali Holl: 3:33.523
2nd. Anna Newkirk: +6.321
3rd. Ainhoa Ijurko: +21.246
4th. Lauryne Chappaz: +21.765
5th. Leane Chardonnieras: +39.569


Full Results:
Elite Men


Elite Women


Junior Men


Junior Women



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122 Comments

  • + 61
 Under 3 minutes... Holy crêpe
  • + 6
 Holy Baguette?
  • + 10
 That's why they don't need any bottle cage.. ????????
  • + 5
 Interesting that a lot of the times were slower than timed training
  • + 2
 @graeme187: sneaky dogs
  • + 37
 Luca needs to stop worrying about getting laid and put the hammer down on the course.
  • + 18
 It must be damn hard to motivate himself to even get out of bed in the mornings.
Fab
  • + 18
 Race weekend for both of them, I doubt he is getting much ahaha!
  • + 3
 @jeansebille:

I heard a story from a guy on the British World Champs squad a few years ago that they were asked not to ‘rub one out’ the night before finals as it reduces various hormones in your body and makes you slower.

No idea whether or not it’s true but it made me laugh anyway.
  • + 3
 @Linkpin: Some soccer coaches ask the same of their players.
  • + 4
 @Linkpin: makes sense that you come into the race with a loaded gun.
  • + 2
 @RudeDH: Back when I was racing, I did the opposite. Liked to feel relaxed at the start gate. Didn't win much race though..
  • + 34
 What happen to the Hoff ? My fantasy team will be in tatters if she doesn't show.
  • + 8
 19th. 3rd and 4th in all splits but lost time from the last split to the finish.
  • - 7
flag cky78 (Jul 12, 2019 at 5:24) (Below Threshold)
 I had her on my team too, but to her off. I think she's rattled after the last round....?
  • + 0
 @cky78: it seems that she crashed in the 2nd timed run
  • + 3
 @cky78: Nah, I reckon she wants to do her race run earlier, maybe she didn't cope too well with the pressure last week?
She'll come good come race day!
  • + 90
 I have Gwin and Rachel on my team. I should be fine, right?
  • + 9
 I guess she crashed somewhere near the finish line. But since she is a protected rider and was able to finish her run, it is very likely that she will race tomorrow. Also the Hoff is tough as nails...
  • + 1
 @Pedal-Bin: I'd call that rattled...
  • + 11
 @MTBrent: Fantasy Rehab Team? Solid.
  • + 6
 She had a big crash off the last flat drop where Rachel was injured. Luckily didnt seem to be injured, he bike got caught up in the taping and took a bit of time to get going again
  • + 4
 She had a massif crash right after the last drop but looked fine ! As She is protected, She should take the start tomorrow.
  • + 4
 @MTBrent: Well you should add Tawnee or Ponpon for sure.
  • + 29
 Bruni/Brosnan/Pierron/Vergier/Hart - the Fab Five of Downhill at the Moment.

Although I wish for Minnaar to make it a sixpack again!
  • + 48
 Well, he did come in 6th...
  • - 1
 @Rubberelli: Yeah, I`ve seent it. But Minnaar had somewhat mixed results in the last races. 2 nd place and 11th place back to back.

The other five are more consistant - at least if Loris doesn`t crash that is.
  • + 23
 @Flyingdinosaurhunter: Isn't (not) crashing a big part of consistancy?
  • + 7
 @laubry: Point for you
  • + 4
 consistently consistent
  • + 7
 @Flyingdinosaurhunter: you're 100% right, 60% of the time.
  • + 3
 @cuban-b: does he wear sex panther?
  • + 4
 In order to finish first, first you have to finish
  • + 3
 @Flyingdinosaurhunter: Well last time I removed Greg from my fantasy team he got 2nd.
I just removed him again today, to make room for Brosnan. But I'll keep him off my team if it means podiums for him :-P
Still by far, my favorite rider.
  • + 23
 Yeah Marine, horns up. She's doing great this year, with a smile!
  • + 2
 I looks like she's about to migrate further up the podium!
  • + 3
 The time gap of the beast!
  • + 12
 Putting the weight of USDH on his back looks to be showing its affects on NEKO MULALLY. Its a love/hate, I love what he is doing for the sport in the US but hate seeing him miss the cut two weeks in a row. Keep grinding Neko. We support you on both sides.
  • + 15
 Devilish time from Marine...
  • + 8
 The top 10 men might not be as tight as expected but 11 seconds back and you didn't qualify. 6 seconds behind Greg Minnaar who qualified 6th and you didn't make the cut! That's tight racing!
  • + 11
 Small margins my ass, almost 6 sec in top 10 Big Grin
  • + 14
 The entire window for qualifying is 10 seconds.
  • - 5
flag Fulgacian (Jul 12, 2019 at 10:05) (Below Threshold)
 @GrandMasterOrge: not a surprise on an 8 meter wide flat out track like this. it's just a matter of guts, not skills
  • + 1
 @Fulgacian: that's the case for every track if you will
  • + 6
 Great qualifying result for Phil Atwill. He's really starting to get back onto the pace. I wonder if the Cube he's on is suited to these less rough tracks. That's what Paul Aston's comparative review would have suggested if I remember right. Nice run for Dakotah Norton as well. Two of my favorite riders going fast.
  • - 1
 Remy rides that down rampage, it’s not bike it’s rider ability.
  • + 3
 @deco1: Rampage and World Cups are two very different beasts though.. In racing rider ability obviously is the main factor but the way the bike works will also contribute a considerable factor I’d think!
  • + 1
 @deco1: Remy races that down Rampage. Corrected. Wink
  • + 2
 @FoggyDH: @FoggyDH: Yeah I can understand that, but honestly Bruni, Brosnan, Pierron and Vergier would still be the 4 fastest guys this year no matter what bike they are on, the are just the fastest racers.

This isn’t Motorsport where the engineering of the car is the main factor, rider ability is the main and only factor when everyone’s bike there is working perfectly (In this I mean riders on factory teams going for the win), and honestly that’s the best way to have it.
  • + 4
 @deco1: so it’s just a coincidence then the top five aren’t on cubes? I think not.

25% set up 75% talent. Bikes definitely matter.
  • + 1
 @deco1: I don’t know about that, I think you’d be surprised! Obviously it’s a test we’ll never be able to find the answer too because of the amount of variables but it’s interesting to puzzle over anyway!
  • + 6
 What's going on with Neko? Didn't qualify again this week. Things not going his way this year and it's a real shame. He sounds like a top bloke, and super knowledgeable. Comes across really well on the Downtime podcast race recaps.
  • + 2
 Yeah i thought the same thing was super stoked for him this year. Super nice guy I dont thing the fast dusty not as technical tracks are his strength either. Looks like some really tight margins this weekend too
  • + 8
 I have Gwin, Rachel and Tahnee for this week, I am obviously winning. Just give up every one else.
  • + 8
 Yeah Mike Jones !! Was about time !!! I missed him ! Love his style !
  • + 11
 Who?
  • + 19
 @remoh: 281-330-8004 Mike Jones
  • + 4
 @sds81: gets it!
  • + 2
 @m1dg3t: today's mumble rap sucks against this but what's up with the girls from back then... hiphop videos certainly improved in that department.
  • + 8
 Tracey Hannah Qualifies first by 1000th of a beast.
  • + 8
 Good to see Phil Atwill back - 14th
  • + 1
 Yeah, looks like he's gaining confidence after a decent showing last weekend
  • + 6
 Junior Thibaut Daprela would have quallified in the Top10 Elite, not too bad..
  • + 6
 Vali Holl would have been Top 3 Elite Women. The kids are flying!
  • + 4
 Did anyone know what happened to the Italian Dude in Denim
Klebelsberg? He is (was) on my fantasy team, but hadn't shown ???????? maybe it was laundry day?
  • + 2
 He’s not racing this round. He has work commitments apparently.
  • + 6
 Sian A'Hern is steadily building. Good to see the new pollution growing
  • + 6
 Bora Gonçalo!! É assim mesmo!
  • - 5
flag RedBurn (Jul 12, 2019 at 5:55) (Below Threshold)
 Who
  • + 5
 @RedBurn: Gonçalo Bandeira, 4th Junior.
  • + 3
 This has gotta be one of the most open overall battles ever. Hopefully it comes down to the last run on the last race of the season. Are they doing double points at the final again?
  • + 4
 With Atherton, Seagrave and Nicole out for this race, Holl should move up to elite, she would easily podium and possibly win.
  • + 4
 What happened to Miranda Miller? Was hoping to see a good result from her this weekend
  • + 8
 I guess it's not her type of track: No pedaling, big jumps, High Speed...all the reasons why she went over to enduro.
  • + 2
 (SA meeting) Hi everyone. My name is Marv and I hate viewing Scribd results on my phone. Sometimes I just ... want to end it all and I feel so ashamed and alone.
  • + 3
 I am here watching it. The speeds are unreal and that last drop is massive. Tomorrow will be ace.
  • + 3
 Another great performance from Jacob Dickson. Really beginning to develop into a top rider!
  • + 4
 where's the denim destroyer?
  • + 2
 He’s gotta work the restaurant this week
  • + 3
 Phil Atwill up to 14th !! Yes boi !!
  • + 3
 Go on Mike Jones welsh boys represent!!!!
  • + 3
 awesome quali @remrem! best luck for the final
  • + 2
 Came here to say that! Sick to see cuz it sounds like he hasn't even ridden his DH bike much at all lately. Hope they show his run on the main feed!
  • + 3
 I'm guessing Mr. Blue Jeans had to go back to his real job this week?
  • + 3
 Daprela is nasty, dude is going to kill it next year.
  • + 4
 Go Connor!!!
  • + 2
 shout out to Sian A'Hern in 6th place for the ladies!
  • + 2
 I predict an all french top 3.
  • + 2
 Yoooo Jacob Dickson top 20!
  • + 3
 Vali Holl is on fire
  • + 2
 Gonna be exciting to see her step up to Elite soon
  • + 1
 Is it me, or does that pic look like he/she is sporting a basket on the handlebars.
  • + 1
 Lots of big names did not make the cut [w/o crashing]. tight racing!
  • + 1
 Did Loic send the Gap? or did he prejump it like everyone else?
  • + 2
 #RADafunknlaid
  • + 2
 Marine Cabirou: +0.666!
  • + 1
 yeah Luke! Go feed it mate!
  • + 1
 What time is the race tomorrow?
  • + 1
 Womens DH 3:30 AM, Mens DH 4:45 AM Pacific time - you're in Eastern time so do the math pls or go to redbull.tv it will figure it all out for you.
  • + 2
 Yes Mikey!
  • + 2
 Get ‘em TH!
  • + 1
 Yeah Phil is back in the mix !!!
  • + 1
 How many riders qualify to the finals?
  • + 2
 60
  • + 1
 top 60 qualify? (men)
  • - 1
 i believe top 75
  • + 4
 Top 60 yeah.
  • + 0
 Remy Gauvin? Iam not sure why he would risk injuries on a DH race
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