Video: Lenzerheide DH Highlights with Eliot Jackson

Sep 8, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

bigquotesThe racing from the Lenzerheide round of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill World Cup was super intense. Here is Eliot Jackson to talk us through the race.

Coming into Lenzerheide with the rainbow stripes and newly crowned title of World Champion, Myriam Nicole already had the pressure to maintain her world-class status. The French woman proved she was here for business from the off, setting a huge margin in qualifying with a time that was 4.619 seconds faster than the field. With a number of pressures on her back come race day; the rainbow stripes, the chase of the overall title and being the last one at the top of the hill knowing that Tahnée Seagrave had already beaten your Quali time.

Downhill can produce some close racing, but the time gaps among the top four men at the end were remarkable even in that context. Frenchmen Bruni, Dapréla and Amaury Pierron all finished inside a second of their compatriot Vergier’s winning time of 2m46.921s. Second place Bruni was only 0.197s back on Vergier, Daprela only 0.370s and Pierron 0.628s. The French fans will surely be pleased with that 1-2-3-4 finish.
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14 Comments

  • 11 0
 You keep milking it, I'll keep drinking it.
  • 3 0
 you put it suckinctly!
  • 12 0
 @chal0080: This is actually a top-notch round-up. Captures the whole thing perfectly, not to mention shrewd music choices and editing. Hums along great. 10/10 for this teat.
  • 8 3
 Awesome video, Eliot is doing really good job. He is a great replacement for Claudio at commentating.
  • 4 0
 French 1,2,3,4 - impressive. Greenland seems pretty much the only one in touch with them this season. Minnaar on a good day too.
  • 2 0
 Minnaar the World Champ "in touch with them" on a good day? LOL
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: fair enough. That was just one race though.
  • 1 0
 @tremeer023: He won one race (world champs) and was in touch one race (Maribor). Also won IXS cup.
Then there's Brosnan who got a 1st and 3rd this year.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: oh yeh, I forgot about Troy. Always a podium threat.
  • 4 0
 @tremeer023: Happens to the best. Sometimes you can't see the field (forest) for the Frenchies (trees)
  • 7 0
 We like Eliot.
  • 5 3
 Eliot, I really like your commentary and insight but do wish you would focus more on the run during the race. Rob is getting stoked on what’s going on in the here and now and you’re talking about things that I want to hear about but they distract me from the run. I miss the matched enthusiasm of Rob and Claudio
  • 4 0
 Anyone know what happened to the deep dive analysis of the races that showed the splits in detail with graphs etc?
  • 1 0
 That interview with Jordi then Loris pops out.. Classic

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