Nerding Out: The Smallest Winning Margins in World Cup Downhill from 1997 to 2020

Jan 31, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Greg Minnaar had a strong race today to finish just over 2 seconds out of the medals.

After looking back at the largest winning margins in World Cup DH last year, we thought it would be interesting to go back through the history books at some of the smallest winning margins. Check out who managed to pull ahead by less than a second and take the top step of the podium from 1997 to 2019 below.


We have started at the 1997 season because race result data is not fully accurate or complete for the seasons from 1993 to 1996.



Unlike in our biggest winning margins article, which saw ACC dominate the list, the top ten smallest winning margins sees a wide variety of names. Only Steve Peat makes the list more than once with his wins in Vallnord 2009, Canberra 2009 and Mont-Sainte-Anne 2003. Interestingly the smallest winning margin for World Cup DH since 1997 comes in at a tie with both Fabien Barel and Chris Kovarik scraping wins but only 0.1 seconds.T hat's right Kovarik has both one of the smallest and largest winning margins in World Cup history.


Looking at winning margin percentages, it is once again very close at the top with Fabien Barel and Chris Kovarik joined by Steve Peat. Chris Kovarik comes just ahead with the smallest margin of 0.06%. The most recent addition to the smallest winning percentages is Loris Vergier's tight win at Maribor last year.


Whereas in our biggest winning margins article ACC stormed ahead with a huge 23 victories of over five seconds she falls behind quite a few riders in this list with only five wins of under one second. The rider coming out on top this time is Greg Minnaar who has won 12 of his 22 World Cup wins with a margin of under a second. Minnaar is closely followed by Loic Bruni on nine wins and Steve Peat at eight.


Next up we decided to break down the data by which venues have produced the closest racing over the years and surprisingly it is the longest course on the circuit Mont-Sainte Anne that comes out tops with 15 races coming in at under one-second difference. While it is one of the long-standing venues it is interesting that a longer courses can produce some of the tightest racing. Following Mont-Sainte-Anne is another classic venue of Maribor that has produced nine close races and tied in third are the bikepark tracks of Leogang and Lenzerheide where you might expect tighter racing.


Looking at a breakdown of the racing by year it is interesting that there is no overall pattern with some periods producing closer racing and other years having only a couple of tight races. The one thing that stood out to us was 2018 and 2019 producing a huge nine races each that fell within one second. This trend was interrupetd in 2020 but could we see it return this year if the full season of racing goes ahead?



Want to dig into the data? We've listed all the closest races since 1997 below:

1997

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Bas De Bever

Elite Men
Stellenbosch
1997 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.54 seconds
- 0.18%


Tomas Misser

Elite Men
Massanutten
1997 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.89 seconds
- 0.33%




1998

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Cédric Gracia

Elite Men
Nevegal
1998 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.55 seconds
- 0.15%


Anne-Caroline Chausson

Elite Women
Siera Nevada
1998 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.94 seconds
- 0.30%




1999

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Les Gets
1999 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.16 seconds
- 0.05%


Shaun Palmer

Elite Men
Big Bear Lake
1999 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.12 seconds
- 0.05%





2000

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Anne-Caroline Chausson

Elite Women
Les Gets
2000 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.66 seconds
- 0.34%


Nicolas Vouilloz

Elite Men
Cortina d'Ampezzo
2000 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.36 seconds
- 0.18%



Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2000 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.82 seconds
- 0.28%


Missy Giove

Elite Women
Mont Sainte Anne
2000 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.92 seconds
- 0.28%



Nicolas Vouilloz

Elite Men
Arai Mountain
2000 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.06 seconds
- 0.02%


Nicolas Vouilloz

Elite Men
Kaprun
2000 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.18 seconds
- 0.05%



Myles Rockwell

Elite Men
Sierra Nevada
2000 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.58 seconds
- 0.25%



2001

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Maribor
2001 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.44 seconds
- 0.25%


Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Grouse Mountain
2001 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.01 seconds
- 0.009%



Mickael Pascal

Elite Men
Durango
2001 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.48 seconds
- 0.22%


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Kaprun
2001 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.89 seconds
- 0.24%




2002

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Chris Kovarik

Elite Men
Maribor
2002 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.01 seconds
- 0.006%


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Telluride
2002 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.15 seconds
- 0.12%



Anne-Caroline Chausson

Elite Women
Telluride
2002 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.50 seconds
- 0.35%


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Les Gets
2002 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.58 seconds
- 0.26%



Nicolas Vouilloz

Elite Men
Kaprun
2002 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.54 seconds
- 0.18%



2003

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Nathan Rennie

Elite Men
Alpe d'Huez
2003 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.60 seconds
- 0.31%


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2003 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.06 seconds
- 0.06%



Fionn Griffiths

Elite Women
Mont Sainte Anne
2003 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.11 seconds
- 0.09%


Ivan Oulego Moreno

Elite Men
Grouse Mountain
2003 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.35 seconds
- 0.28%



Fionn Griffiths

Elite Women
Grouse Mountain
2003 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.63 seconds
- 0.46%




Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Lugano
2003 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.92 seconds
- 0.33%



2004

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Les Deux Alpes
2004 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.14 seconds
- 0.06%


Gee Atherton

Elite Men
Schladming
2004 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.77 seconds
- 0.32%



Marielle Saner

Elite Women
Schladming
2004 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.93 seconds
- 0.34%


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2004 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.86 seconds
- 0.5%



Fabien Barel

Elite Women
Lovigno
2004 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.85 seconds
- 0.34%




Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Les Gets
2004 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.58 seconds
- 0.36%



2005

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Sabrina Jonnier

Elite Women
Vigo
2005 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.41 seconds
- 0.23%


Anne-Caroline Chausson

Elite Women
Schladming
2005 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.24 seconds
- 0.08%



Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2005 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.52 seconds
- 0.17%


Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Mont Sainte Anne
2005 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.55 seconds
- 0.16%



Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Angel Fire
2005 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.22 seconds
- 0.08%


Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Fort William
2005 World Cup Round 8


Winning Margin:
- 0.92 seconds
- 0.3%



Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Livigno
2005 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.77 seconds
- 0.33%


Anne-Caroline Chausson

Elite Women
Livigno
2005 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.37 seconds
- 0.14%



2006

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Mick Hannah

Elite Men
Vigo
2006 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.86 seconds
- 0.6%


Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Willingen
2006 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.28 seconds
- 0.2%



Chris Kovarik

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2006 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.32 seconds
- 0.11%


Matti Lehikoinen

Elite Men
Balneário Camboriú
2006 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.09 seconds
- 0.07%



Rachel Atherton

Elite Women
Balneário Camboriú
2006 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.72 seconds
- 0.45%


Sabrina Jonnier

Elite Women
Schladming
2006 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.41 seconds
- 0.15%




2007

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Sam Hill

Elite Men
Fort William
2007 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.64 seconds
- 0.22%

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2008

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Sabrina Jonnier

Elite Women
Maribor
2008 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.18 seconds
- 0.09%


Gee Atherton

Elite Men
Vallnord
2008 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.31 seconds
- 0.2%




2009

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Steve Peat

Elite Men
Vallnord
2009 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.020 seconds
- 0.01%


Fabien Barel

Elite Men
Maribor
2009 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.710 seconds
- 0.39%



Sabrina Jonnier

Elite Women
Maribor
2009 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.310 seconds
- 0.14%


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Bromont
2009 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.460 seconds
- 0.30%



Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Schladming
2009 World Cup Round 8


Winning Margin:
- 0.840 seconds
- 0.29%




Steve Peat

Elite Men
Canberra
2009 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.050 seconds
- 0.03%



2010

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Maribor
2010 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.250 seconds
- 0.12%


Gee Atherton

Elite Men
Fort William
2010 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.480 seconds
- 0.17%



Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Leogang
2010 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.74 seconds
- 0.3%


Gee Atherton

Elite Men
Windham
2010 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.370 seconds
- 0.25%




2011

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Pietermaritzburg
2011 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.241 seconds
- 0.1%


Tracy Moseley

Elite Women
Pietermaritzburg
2011 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.288 seconds
- 0.1%



Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2011 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.465 seconds
- 0.17%


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
La Bresse
2011 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.459 seconds
- 0.35%



Myriam Nicole

Elite Women
Val Di Sole
2011 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.809 seconds
- 0.35%





2012

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Pietermaritzburg
2012 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.632 seconds
- 0.27%


Tracey Hannah

Elite Men
Pietermaritzburg
2012 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.949 seconds
- 0.35%



Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Fort William
2012 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.834 seconds
- 0.29%


Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Windham
2012 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.958 seconds
- 0.65%



Rachel Atherton

Elite Women
Windham
2012 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.262 seconds (2:52.062 // 2:52.324)172.062
- 0.15%


Brook MacDonald

Elite Men
Val d'Isere
2012 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.495 seconds (2:19.478 // 2:19.973)139.478
- 0.35%



Steve Smith

Elite Men
Hafjell
2012 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.400 seconds
- 0.19%




Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Leogang
2012 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.581 seconds (3:21.790 // 3:22.371)201.79
- 0.29%



2013

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Steve Smith

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2013 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.904 seconds
- 0.38%


Emmeline Ragot

Elite Women
Leogang
2013 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.502 seconds
- 0.22%



Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Pietermaritzburg
2013 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.396 seconds
- 0.17%



2014

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Manon Carpenter

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2014 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.724 seconds
- 0.25%


Sam Hill

Elite Men
Meribel
2014 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.366 seconds
- 0.5%



Gee Atherton

Elite Men
Hafjell
2014 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.407 seconds
- 0.2%


Manon Carpenter

Elite Women
Hafjell
2014 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.088 seconds
- 0.04%



2015

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Leogang
2015 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.045 seconds
- 0.02%


Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Lenzerheide
2015 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.960 seconds
- 0.53%



Josh Bryceland

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2015 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.200 seconds
- 0.08%





2016

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Cairns
2016 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.493 seconds
- 0.24%


Danny Hart

Elite Men
Lenzerheide
2016 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.096 seconds
- 0.05%



Rachel Atherton

Elite Women
Lenzerheide
2016 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.707 seconds
- 0.33%


Danny Hart

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2016 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.669 seconds
- 0.28%




2017

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Tahnée Seagrave

Elite Women
Leogang
2017 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.693 seconds
- 0.32%


Troy Brosnan

Elite Men
Vallnord
2017 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.220 seconds
- 0.09%



Greg Minnaar

Elite Men
Lenzerheide
2017 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.162 seconds
- 0.09%


Myriam Nicole

Elite Women
Lenzerheide
2017 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.512 seconds
- 0.25%



Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Cairns
2017 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.339 seconds
- 0.16%


Miranda Miller

Elite Women
Cairns
2017 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.097 seconds
- 0.04%



2018

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Aaron Gwin

Elite Men
Losinj
2018 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.798 seconds
- 0.57%


Amaury Pierron

Elite Men
Fort William
2018 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.270 seconds
- 0.1%



Amaury Pierron

Elite Men
Leogang
2018 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.508 seconds
- 0.27%


Rachel Atherton

Elite Women
Leogang
2018 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.638 seconds
- 0.45%



Amaury Pierron

Elite Men
Val Di Sole
2018 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.524 seconds
- 0.24%


Tahnée Seagrave

Elite Women
Val Di Sole
2018 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.123 seconds
- 0.05%



Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2018 World Cup Round 6


Winning Margin:
- 0.321 seconds
- 0.13%


Rachel Atherton

Elite Women
La Bresse
2018 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.638 seconds
- 0.37%



Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Lenzerheide
2018 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.213 seconds
- 0.12%



2019

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Maribor
2019 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.404 seconds
- 0.23%


Tahnée Seagrave

Elite Women
Maribor
2019 World Cup Round 1


Winning Margin:
- 0.855 seconds
- 0.42%



Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Leogang
2019 World Cup Round 3


Winning Margin:
- 0.324 seconds
- 0.17%


Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Vallnord
2019 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.423 seconds
- 0.17%



Tracey Hannah

Elite Women
Les Gets
2019 World Cup Round 5


Winning Margin:
- 0.677 seconds
- 0.33%


Amaury Pierron

Elite Men
Lenzerheide
2019 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.951 seconds
- 0.56%



Marine Cabirou

Elite Women
Lenzerheide
2019 World Cup Round 7


Winning Margin:
- 0.264 seconds
- 0.12%


Danny Hart

Elite Men
Snowshoe
2019 World Cup Round 8


Winning Margin:
- 0.656 seconds
- 0.36%



Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Mont Sainte Anne
2018 World Champs


Winning Margin:
- 0.581 seconds
- 0.24%



2020

Winning Margins Under 1 Seconds


Loris Vergier

Elite Men
Maribor
2020 World Cup Round 2


Winning Margin:
- 0.057 seconds
- 0.03%


Loïc Bruni

Elite Men
Lousa
2020 World Cup Round 4


Winning Margin:
- 0.170 seconds
- 0.07%






81 Comments

  • 79 0
 It tells you something not to find Mr. Sam Hill on top off one off those lists . . . :-)
  • 7 10
 tells me he races enduro now.... LOL. Joking, what you are getting at Smile
  • 24 1
 @aer0: I think he is saying he genrally wins big, not by hundreds of a second.
  • 12 0
 @jgainey: Says Sam won by less than a second twice, but RnR shows Sams winning margins as (13 WC wins).

3.08, 5.51, 2.33, 5.14, 1.33, **0.36**, 1.26, 3.04, 2.70, 1.24, 1.69, 6.75, 8.17 seconds.

So only once below 1 second. Which one is right, RootsandRain or the chart above (chart 3)?
  • 18 0
 Now we need a list of riders with wins of 5+ seconds.
  • 3 0
 @jptothetree: That would be in interesting list. Not just 5s but a percentage win too as 5s on a 3 min track is much more impressive than a 5s win on a 4:30 track.

8.17s from Hill is impressive stuff.
  • 2 0
 @jptothetree: Gwin, Hart, Hill, R. Atherton come to mind immediately.
  • 1 0
 @betsie: Good point.
  • 2 0
 @betsie: You missed one - you've filtered to only show World Cups, but he beat Barel by 0.64 at FW World Champs in 2007.

Happy to help!
  • 1 0
 @rootsandrain: Thank you Smile
Didnt think about champs, always think of them as different as the entrance criteria is different.
  • 1 0
 Ivan Oulego Moreno, who ?
  • 15 0
 Crazy to think that in a blink of an eye you're winner or second place, one tiny mistake is all it takes, but it's usually the same ' aliens' at the top in general, DH is awesome!
  • 11 2
 Those tiny margins suck!! I was so pissed when Minnaar lost the second race last season by a stupid tiny margin. It would have been so epic for him to win two days in a row!
  • 2 3
 Why is a tiny margin stupid?
If he and Loic raced side by side probably Loic would have won by two bike lenghts or more (someone can do that math).
If you think in that terms it doesn't sound like a little margin.
  • 2 0
 @nozes: probably not two bike lengths. Would likely be more like 2-3 feet.
  • 1 1
 @sino428: Probably,yes.
In order to measure it properly we need the exact lenght of the track.
  • 3 0
 @sino428: at 30mph through the finish chute 0.17 seconds would be a 7.5 foot difference. 5 foot difference at 20mph.
  • 1 0
 @nozes: A fair win is a fair win. I give Loic the win. Frustrating is a better word. Frustrating to see the GOAT lose by such a chump margin when he almost had it.
  • 8 0
 This makes the World Cup seasons of 2018 and 2019 look like the closest racing of all the years with 2020 down near the bottom because it only had four races. Maybe one more stat that shows which years had the closest racing relative to the number of races held so we can get a better idea of how close the racing was each year.
  • 5 0
 Yep, and the results are skewed in the same way for individual riders. It's not surprising that Greg Minnaar has had the most close wins, because he's had the most overall wins.
  • 4 0
 @Sasquatchumus: Yes exactly this. I can't believe they didn't normalize by total win number for each athlete. They talk about nerding out but it's more like chickening out. Of some math.
  • 3 0
 @sino428 the size of a riders bike makes no difference. The timer starts when the timing chip crosses the sensor at the start line, and stops when the timing chip crosses the finish line. As long as the timing chip is on a fixed point on the bike, the distance between the start/finish will be the same for the chip.
  • 2 0
 Yea I think you are right about that.
  • 7 3
 Races won by less than 100th of a second should be a tie for 1st but the points should go to the winner of 2 out of 3 rock, paper, scissors.
  • 5 0
 Cool that Karver has the smallest winning margin AND largest winning margin on his resume.
  • 3 0
 Was expecting to see a list of riders who have lost out by under a second and fully expected Brosnan to sit at the top. I remember a season where riders I really liked were winning I couldn't help but feel gutted for Troy.
  • 2 0
 Do they publish specs on accuracy of the timing equipment? Some of these results like .01 and .05 are probably pushing the accuracy limits of a beam or wireless detector. At that point (below .100) it should probably be considered a tie.
  • 1 0
 Exactly my thoughts! Does anybody know the specs of the equipment?
  • 4 0
 Didn’t Troy beat out Neko for Jr Worlds by like .004 or something like that?
  • 3 0
 You couldn't go back one more year to one of the best finishes of all time? Napalm missing out in his first Worlds to Voullioz by like .018!
  • 3 0
 2014 - Winning margins under 1 second.... not so sure this one is correct Big Grin

Sam Hill
Elite Women
Meribel
2014 World Cup Round 7
  • 1 0
 Maybe he identified as a woman that day?
  • 3 0
 I had no idea there was a race at Grouse! Crazy!
I wish Grouse ran its chairlift for riding. (or Seymour, or Cypress)
  • 1 0
 There were races there from 2001-2003, XC, DS and DH, but one year there was only XC.
  • 2 0
 It would have been cool to put who got eeked out into second place by those margins too!
  • 2 0
 This is, unquestionably, nerding out.
  • 2 0
 I'd like to see who was missing out on these narrow wins.
  • 2 1
 “Ask any racer. Any real racer. It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning."
  • 1 0
 Did you seriously just quote Dominic Toretto? Lol
  • 1 0
 I think you'll find the unit of measurement for such events is "Bees Dicks"
  • 1 0
 Hopefully PB has this as a Slackbot quick link in Slack. Very useful info for lunchtime bets!!
  • 1 0
 Just give me the data dump. Dates, names, places, and times. I bet there are piles of cool stories in the data.
  • 1 0
 I just realized that Greg Minaar (also) competed in the elite-women category back in 2015. How come? Wink
  • 1 0
 Oh, the article has been edited.
  • 3 2
 Too many numbers for this guy. A bike review would be better
  • 1 0
 Would be interesting to see this broken down by dry vs wet conditions.
  • 1 0
 So how come everyone keeps telling me racing is getting tighter?
  • 1 0
 I lost out on a podium spot by 0.01 of a sec. Worst feeling ever.
  • 1 0
 Kovarik with the largest and smalllest winning margin. Interesting.
  • 1 0
 Ok... now my eyes are tired. Kewl data to chew on.
  • 1 0
 Fabian didn’t win grouse !!!!!!!

Black mark on racing thanks to the UCI
  • 1 0
 I recant wrong race
  • 1 0
 where is rachel atherton ? Smile
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 a shame, so many locations that are no longer in the calendar today
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 Hafjell has been some real close racing. BRING IT BACK
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 I'd like to know who has the most second places by less than 1 second
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 How fast did I beat everyone to the first comment?
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 Definitely *not* the smallest winning margin.
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 "nerding out" indeed. Yet here I am... I'll show myself out.
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 Hmmm how are 3 bars representing 0.01% different sizes?
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 It looks like the graph has rounded up the times of Chris Kovarik and Fabien Barel. Chris Kovarik should be at 0.006% and Fabien Barel 0.009%.
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