Start Lists: Qualifying - Lousa World Cup #1 2020

Oct 28, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  
Out in the open and things get more interesting still as the course steepens around the half way point.

Check out who will be on the start line for qualifying tomorrow. It's quite a small field this round with only 80 Elite Men and 11 Elite Women taking to the start line. Make sure to update your Fantasy DH teams as this will be your last chance before the teams are locked for racing, prizes for Lousa will also be announced soon.



Elite Men:




Elite Women:




Junior Men:




Junior Women:






52 Comments

  • 11 0
 I thought cube said they weren't going, Phil Atwill, Gaetan Vige seem to be starting.
  • 2 0
 @Johanvdb : I wonder if that was a Cube decision , not a rider decision so they said screw it and went anyway?
  • 23 4
 UCI probably still put them on the list, they'll just be a DNS. Everyone knows the UCI doesn't pay attention or actually talk to any gravity riders
  • 9 0
 @NorCalNomad: I hate how true that statement was!
  • 5 0
 @Johanvdb just spotted him in Kerr's latest vid arriving at Lousa, no idea if they are racing but he's definitely there...or was as the vid is from 27th: YT/V5dw1Pbfb80
  • 7 0
 @NorCalNomad: as far as I can tell from Phil Atwill's Instagram, he is traveling and planning to race.

I wonder if they're just not sending the team so the riders are racing privateer style. Atwill's video showed him dragging his bike box through the airport. If the full team was going, I imagine it would be arriving in the team van.
  • 1 0
 @NorCalNomad: Phill Atwill is racing in Lousã. Not sure if Gaetan is or not.
  • 1 0
 @jahrastafari: According to vitalmtb stories at instagram he is racing too
  • 2 0
 Heck yeah!!! Racing needs more Phil at the Will !!! Jailbreak
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: Absolutely. One of my very favorite riders and he seems to be getting more competitive as time goes along after taking a while to bounce back from that injury filled season. Hopefully he can pick up a top 20 this week.
  • 1 0
 VItal RAW clips had a Phil Atwill look a like on there.
  • 6 0
 Travel Restrictions on the only fukin weekend where we have a WC race here... FML
  • 7 4
 I'm sure you can find a way to sneak onto the mountain, no?
  • 46 0
 A shame these bikes don't have V6 engines. If they had maybe it would be ok to have 20 thousand people on the hill.
  • 3 3
 @FujiPT: Maybe there'll be an e-bike race soon?
  • 12 0
 @LaurensVR: I think that was a referance to the recent Grand Prix they they hosted.
  • 7 0
 Seriously, I'd go full delta force, all camouflaged head to toe. You need to go see it!
  • 2 1
 @LaurensVR: Hopefully not
  • 5 0
 I´m thinking going there riding but I´m only 20km away and get to the track side using only single track trails
  • 1 0
 @FCX250: That's the spirit!
  • 5 0
 go Pablo!!!! (CRC Junior)
  • 1 0
 Yo acá le echaré porras!
  • 5 2
 11 Elite women and 5 juniors.. I know some people couldn't make it and others are recovering, but this doesn't bode well for the future...
  • 4 0
 The womens starting numbers have been woeful all year.
  • 1 0
 @Afterschoolsports: All year? After 2 races 2 weeks ago?
  • 6 1
 @Afterschoolsports: only this year? Have they ever been good?
  • 7 1
 Check out Eddie Masters article on vital and it goes a long way to explaining why there aren't as many riders. Basically uci are dicks.
  • 2 0
 Tracey announced she isnt going to be racing anymore after these two races too Frown
  • 5 0
 For the women racing, a top 10 result seems like a pretty good bet.
  • 5 1
 No Reece Wilson- sad but probably better that way
  • 3 17
flag thingswelike (Oct 28, 2020 at 7:22) (Below Threshold)
 I was thinking that maybe Trek didn't come, but Kade is there. Hard to see why Reece didn't make it to be honest.
  • 12 1
 @thingswelike: IDK he got hurt two weeks ago? Maybe he's still nursing an injury. This is full keyboard warrior tinfoil right here.
  • 4 3
 @pbfan08: He said he got checked out by a concussion specialist and given the all-clear, but still decided to sit out the second Maribor race. Assumed he would be here Frown
  • 3 0
 I hope he's ok.
  • 2 0
 Any reason why there are 29 people to start after le current WC leader (even if it is for the qualifier)? I thought it was in reverse order ?
  • 2 0
 It's about the number plate. Top 60 are in reverse. Then the rest.
  • 4 1
 Damn no Mikayla Parton in the Fantasy lists. I was looking for a low cost point scorer!
  • 1 0
 A shame about the small fields (but obviously understandable). Looks like that only 20 men and 2 junior men won't make the final.
  • 5 3
 Hard to believe they are moving forward with this in light of the lockdown locally.
  • 2 0
 I thought it was 100 miles away?
  • 7 0
 @thingswelike: No moving between towns without a declaration no exceptions...except all these random foreigners coming for a bike race. lol
  • 14 1
 Portuguese government are a bunch of f*ck**** idiots... They allowed the presence of 27.500 people at F1 racing in Portimão last weekend, they will allow the same amount of people in November 20-22 for the MotoGP, and the rest of the country will be literally in lockdown and not able to see any other events live as DHI-WorldCup in Lousã.... This is just nonesense.
  • 6 0
 @jomigas: Money talks my friend...bike racing is not exactly driving the economy.
  • 3 0
 @MikeyMT: Ironically it could be argued that is is driving (some) of the economy. Racing is marketing for bike manufacturers, Portugal is one of Europe's largest producers of bikes and equipment (fun fact; SRAM make all their chains here) .
Whilst it would have been rad to go an hour down the road and watch a world cup I guess those of us here in Portugal will have to enjoy the live stream same as everyone else!
  • 1 4
 @jomigas: They don't need to control the rest of the world, only their own mindless minions locally. Joker
  • 3 1
 Let's forget the politics and just enjoy what we hsve guys. We all know covid is bollocks and so are the uci
  • 1 1
 nevermind, Im dumb, this is qualifying start order not race start order, ignore me
  • 1 0
 LETS RACE!!!!! so STOKED!!!
  • 1 0
 Brendog with the 69, ohhhhh yeah it's gonna be good
  • 2 0
 GWIN for the WIN! Wink
  • 1 1
 outfit?

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