Video: The Winning Runs from the Snowshoe DH World Cup #1 2021

Sep 16, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

Words: Red Bull

One could say Vali Höll & Reece Wilson have much in common - they are both former Downhill MTB World Champions, they end most of their races north of the top 10 mark, they both ride Trek bikes... and from today on, they will both be known as the riders who earned their first ever elite world cup wins in Snowshoe, USA.

1st. Vali Holl: 3.40.233
2nd. Camille Balanche: 3.44.850
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 3.45.928
4th. Myriam Nicole: 3.50.128
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3.50.647
6th. Eleonora Farina: 3.51.944
7th. Emilie Siegenthaler: 3.54.472
8th. Mille Johnset: 3.56.576
9th. Monika Hrastnik: 3.57.902
10th. Kailey Skelton: 4.02.956

1st. Reece Wilson: 3.10.066
2nd. Loic Bruni: 3.10.098
3rd. Loris Vergier: 3.10.664
4th. Finn Iles: 3.11.355
5th. Mark Wallace: 3.11.398
6th. Dakotah Norton: 3.11.506
7th. Matt Walker: 3.11.806
8th. Charlie Harrison: 3.11.851
9th. Troy Brosnan: 3.12.097
10th. Amaury Pierron: 3.12.316


  • 32 0
 From all of Scotland - well done Reece
  • 15 2
 What do both winners have in common? Maybe Trek bikes. But more certainly they dont ride Enve...
  • 8 0
 That perfect jump and landing on the last table won it for Reese. Man, that is a gnarley course!
  • 6 0
 That tight tuck to the line put Reece in the green. What a boss!
  • 14 0
 Also look how smooth his landing off the table was, it is absolutely perfect. When the gap is only 0.03 that could be the difference. Despite watching racing for about a decade it still blows my mind to pieces when I actually think about what that gap is and how close they are having ridden down something as mad as that track with as many variables. Incredible stuff
  • 8 0
 Or his skin suit did the trick Wink
  • 3 0
 @ODY89: Less than the distance between the tyre and the timing chip. Nuts.
  • 3 0
 @BeardlessMarinRider: No doubt the clothing is getting a lot tighter
  • 2 0
 @neimbc: but it does somehow not look anywhere near as ridiculous as the skin suit. Most riders seem to be on the same page with it too, along the lines of that they are in it to go fast and it helps... But skin suits do just look weird!
  • 1 0
 @ODY89: Reece's race kit is only a gnat's whisker looser than a skin suit. The only difference is the race kits now *look* kind of normal on a quick glance. Certainly not as eye catching as those black Mojo skinsuits Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @BeardlessMarinRider: agreed. I don't know if I'd want to ride in stuff that tight, but even my kit today compared to a few years ago is a tighter fit. Not tight, but a better cut and not really baggy. And I think it is more comfortable and functions better
  • 2 0
 Brilliant runs. Onwards and downwards for both of 'em!
  • 4 7
 Why wasn't this on a weekend? I don't get it1? Well confused me when I saw the qualifying post come up. I thought it was the weekend already!
  • 10 0
 It's a double header. Race number 2 is on Saturday.
  • 12 0
 You need to start watching some of the excellent videos being put out before the races.
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