Results: Timed Training - Fort William DH World Cup 2019

May 31, 2019
by Ed Spratt  
Danny Hart has this track on lock like few others and has come so close to winning multiple times in years gone by. Slipping off the podium today by one place would have stung.

Timed training results are in from Fort William and the wet weather on track has produced some interesting results. In the Elite Men Finn Iles would take the fastest time of the day closely followed by last years winner Amaury Pierron. Loic Bruni would be within a second of Iles' time in third and Matt Simmonds on the new Cannondale DH prototype was looking fast on track and managed to come fourth, can he get a good result in finals on Sunday? Gee Atherton would complete the Elite Men top five only 4.6 seconds back from Iles.

In the Elite Women, Tracey Hannah would take the top spot over seven seconds ahead of Marine Cabirou in 2nd. Sandra Rubesam would cross the line in third over 34 seconds off the pace of Hannah. Completing the top five would be Janine Hubscher and Monika Hrastnik, they were around four minutes behind the fast woman of the day. Absent from the top five is Rachel Atherton and Tahnee Seagrave. Atherton had the fastest first split of the day, almost two seconds faster than Hannah, but would take her time down the rest of the course. Tahnee Seagrave would not take part in Timed Training and is rumoured to have had a bad crash in practice.

Thibaut Daprela would continue his domination of the Junior men with a big margin back to second position. Vali Holl did not complete a timed training run so Atherton Bikes rider Mille Johnset would have the fastest Junior Women's time of the day. Her run would have placed her fourth in the Elite Women.

Elite Men:

1st. Finn Iles: 4:44.168
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 4:44.574
3rd. Loic Bruni: 4:45.073
4th. Matt Simmonds: 4:47.180
5th. Gee Atherton: 4:48.806

Elite Women:

1st. Tracey Hannah: 5:39.775
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 5:46.994
3rd. Sandra Rubesam: 6:13.973
4th. Janine Hubscher: 9:37.104
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 9:59.132

Junior Men:

1st. Thibaut Daprela: 4:58.048
2nd. Emile Rilat: 5:05.359
3rd. Jamie Edmondson: 5:05.815
4th. Kye A'Hern: 5:07.325
5th. Lucas Cruz: 5:11.298

Junior Women:

1st. Mille Johnset: 6:51.292
2nd. Anna Newkirk: 20:00.467

Elite Men
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Section Breakdown:

Elite Women
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Junior Men
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Junior Women
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  • 59 1
 So from what I understand these are the most important numbers of the weekend?
  • 14 1
 Absolutely they are.
  • 44 23
 Other important weekend numbers are: 36, 24, 36. Haha, only if she's 5"3.
  • 102 2
 Pinkbike should hire me to travel the World Cup circuit with crinkled notepad and a shitty, half working pen so I can write down the results and take a picture with a smashed iPhone 3. I’ll then text the photo to my elderly father, who can try and take a screen shot and send a low res picture to someone in the back office over there at PInkbike who can then post said photo thus making Scribd obsolete.
A whole new world. Like what Uber did to the taxi industry.
I’m looking forward to my new job.
Thanks in advance
  • 12 1
 @Boardlife69: lol, wow a sir mix-a-lot early 90s reference.
  • 7 0
 @theedon: Pinkbike, hire this man. Do it
  • 6 0
 @theedon: still be better than scribd
  • 6 1
You’re getting neg props since most commenters have probably never heard that song, or know who sir mixalot is.
  • 3 0
 @theedon: I'd donate to your crowdfund page.
  • 19 0
 Hoping to see young Finnley put down a podium run this weekend
  • 6 0
 I wanna see this kid win one!
  • 2 8
flag mkotowski1 (May 31, 2019 at 13:37) (Below Threshold)
 Not his time yet
  • 18 2
 I'm calling it: Gee is going to win.
  • 2 0
 I'm going Danny. A Fort William mudder = all the British mud riders on my fantasy. Plus with the women's list being so thin for to injuries (an all around bummer), made for an easy selection this round.

It's a bold strategy Cotton, we'll see if it pays off.
  • 1 0
 Troys turn, sorry mate.
  • 1 0
 Danny's got his wheels in the wrong way around!
  • 15 0
 Yeah Finn!
  • 4 1
 Sorry if this info is easily found somewhere else. But what are the track conditions like currently...and at the time of these timed runs?
  • 5 0
 Very wet! Been raining for the last 12+ hours straight.
  • 20 1
 Never apologize when asking a question.
  • 17 0
 There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
  • 1 0
 @eastwood: Yikes, that's miserable. Any end in sight or are we talking about heavy rain all weekend?
  • 1 0
 @yupstate: all weekend but today is the worst of it. Theres only two very small sections of proper dirt tho, i dont think the rain will make a massive difference to the results
  • 1 0
 Currently looking dry but overcast on Saturday afternoon, but rain all day Sunday.
  • 1 0
 @simonusedtoskate: slippery rocks?
  • 2 0
 @cuban-b: Generally, the Fort William track holds up well in the wet due to being so rocky and it actually helps to compact the substrate which makes it grippier than in the dry dust, and according to comments made in Cathro's latest video the rocks are actually pretty textured and offer decent grip in the wet, especially if it's actively raining and rinsing the rocks of mud.
  • 3 0
 @trailbike: he's not even Canadian. Wierd.
  • 1 0
 @OldRanger: but geographically close to Canada (relative to, say, Florida)
  • 6 1
 Anywhere to find the complete list not just top5?
  • 52 1
 I dare you to click on the Scribd
  • 4 0
 i always forget theyre going to update the page with scribd after i post asking about complete results
  • 5 0
 Please burn this trash Scribd.
  • 3 0
 Truth to the rumor that Seagrave is injured and not riding?
  • 2 0 suggests she might have broken her collarbone. No news on any other site that I can find...
  • 2 0
 Okay, no Gwin or Shaw? Had to go to the UCI site directly to confirm my eyes weren't lying to me.
  • 1 0
 From Instagram:

It was a wet one out there today ☔️ Had some fun ridin with my boy @Nekomulally and was startin to feel pretty good then tweaked the ankle again. Pretty bummed but we’ll tape it up tomorrow and see how it feels. Thanks for all the messages and love lately. ???????????????? #hatethis #justwannagofast @intensefactoryracing ???? @nathhughesphoto
  • 3 0
 Any thoughts on why Minnaar isn’t on the list?
  • 2 0
 Quite a few notable riders aren't I guess they decided to skip timed training
  • 1 0
 Why so few in the junior ranks? Women's downhill is going to have a serious problem if there are only two junior riders at a world cup.
  • 2 1
 Took the rest so long to get down they packed up the timing equipment and went for dinner
  • 4 1
 Finn for the WIN! Next Gen Canadian DH Ripper!
  • 2 0
 Timed training means everything and nothing
  • 4 0
 *especially everything
  • 2 0
 No, it doesn’t mean nothing
  • 1 0
 I always forget how long this track is. Or, how short some of the others are. Man, they must be so tired.
  • 3 0
  • 1 0
 Canuck on a mullet bike !!!!
  • 3 1
 Go on gee
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what happened to Vali Holl??
  • 1 0
 I love seeing the near 4sec gap for Tracey!!
  • 1 0
 Might have to try these numbers to pick my team: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42
  • 3 5
 Jeez.. 5th woman nearly double the leader, anyone know the difference in start times/conditions between these?
  • 5 1
 It's timed practice... some people go 100% for one split and coast the rest of their run, next run they'll do 100% on another split or two, then coast. Especially in the rain, for some, it can make sense not to risk a 100% full run with such a long weekend still to go.

From the article "Atherton had the fastest first split of the day, almost two seconds faster than Hannah, but would take her time down the rest of the course."
  • 4 0
 I'm surprised no one posted the Iverson "practice" video yet. Yeah, it's just practice man. Some gun it to see what they've got, others will roast one split and then stop and watch others, it's nothing too serious in the end. Ignore the numbers. Unless you're in the fantasy league, then change your team based on these results.

Just kidding.

Or am I? Wink

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