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Pro Stage Results from EWS La Thuile 2021 Race 2

Jul 10, 2021 at 5:46
by Ed Spratt  
Rae Morrison through the Italian greenery

Ahead of a full day of racing on Sunday riders are already back on course for the EWS Pro Stage. Following Thursday's frantic day of racing where Melanie Pugin and Richie Rude came out on top, riders now face a single-stage challenge before taking on another four stages tomorrow.

The Pro stage is a new format for 2021 with the riders taking on a single stage with bonus points up for grabs. The times from today are added to riders' stage time tomorrow for the overall results. Check out the full results below.




Elite Women


1st. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 4:41.50
2nd. Noga Korem: +7.11
3rd. Melanie Pugin: +8.16
4th. Harriet Harnden: +9.47
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: +9.63


Elite Men


1st. Richie Rude: 3:55.74
2nd. Jack Moir: +0.97
3rd. Zakarias Johansen: +4.37
4th. Ed Masters: +4.86
5th. Jesse Melamed: +5.13



U21 Women


1st. Sophie Riva: 5:11.78
2nd. Simonka Kuchynkova: +9.23
3rd. Justine Henry: +55.44


U21 Men


1st. Francescu Camoin: 4:10.38
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: +0.14
3rd. Jackson Goldstone: +0.43
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +1.10
5th. Alexis Icardo: +3.58




Live Updates

Elite Women

Top 50 Elite Men

U21 Women

U21 Men



Live Updates


8:02 am PDT

Richie Rude Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the Elite Men

Richie Rude wins the Pro Stage in La Thuile by just less than a second over Jack Moir. These two riders are showing no signs of slowing down and continue to be evenly matched.

1st. Richie Rude: 3:55.74
2nd. Jack Moir: +0.97
3rd. Zakarias Johansen: +4.37
4th. Ed Masters: +4.86
5th. Jesse Melamed: +5.13



8:00 am PDT

Jack Moir is the first rider to break four minutes and goes into the lead with just Richie Rude left.



7:57 am PDT

Zakarias Johansen just pulls ahead of Ed Masters by less than half a second.



7:55 am PDT

Ed Masters now goes fastest with over a second back to Kevin Miquel.



7:54 am PDT

It's a French-dominated top four at the moment with Kevin Miquel leading out the top times so far.



7:32 am PDT

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the Elite Women

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau dominates the Pro Stage today as she takes a huge win with a seven-second gap back to second-placed Noga Korem.

1st. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 4:41.50
2nd. Noga Korem: +7.11
3rd. Melanie Pugin: +8.16
4th. Harriet Harnden: +9.47
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: +9.63



7:30 am PDT

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau takes it to another level so far with a 12-second gap back to Ella Conolly's time. Noga Korem also bests Conolly going seven seconds back from ALN.



7:28 am PDT

Ella Conolly has a great run and takes around half a second off Raphaela Richter's Pro Stage time.



7:26 am PDT

Raphaela Richter is next to go fastest, taking nearly five seconds off Jonnier's time. Miranda Miller goes one second back and into second place at this point.



7:24 am PDT

Morgane Jonnier takes the lead so far on the Pro Stage for the Elite Women setting the first time under five minutes.



7:21 am PDT

As the top-ranked Elite Women now take on the Pro Stage the current standings for the Elite Men are:

1st. Christian Textor: 4:07.43
2nd. Lachlan Blair: +0.41
3rd. Edgar Carballo Gonzalez: +1.82
4th. Alexandre Cure: +3.05
5th. Romain Paulhan: +3.27



6:19 am PDT

Francescu Camoin Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the U21 Men

Francescu Camoin sets the fastest time for the U21 Men on the Pro Stage as the top three riders are all within half a second of each other.

1st. Francescu Camoin: 4:10.38
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: +0.14
3rd. Jackson Goldstone: +0.43
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +1.10
5th. Alexis Icardo: +3.58



6:03 am PDT

While we wait for the top-ranked Elite Women to hit the Pro Stage the current standings are:

1st. Kate Lawrence: 5:04.70
2nd. Chloe Taylor: +4.55
3rd. Rachel Pageau: +11.12
4th. Lea Salome Rutz: +14.12
5th. Sidonie Jolidon: +23.56



5:55 am PDT

Sophie Riva Wins the EWS Pro Stage for the U21 Women

Ahead of a full day of racing tomorrow Sophie Riva has taken her first win for Race 2 this week with a nine-second lead.

1st. Sophie Riva: 5:11.78
2nd. Simonka Kuchynkova: +9.23
3rd. Justine Henry: +55.44




97 Comments

  • 53 1
 The consistency of Rude and Moir as leaders is unreal
  • 6 0
 .97 is literally nothing. Both did a near perfect race.
  • 6 0
 It's confusing - I always think they've made a mistake and posted the results from the previous race. Unreal.
  • 5 1
 @SoddenDeath: same here. It’s pretty amazing (and probably frustrating for Jack)
  • 5 1
 What I want to see is what their overall time differential is at the end of the season! They way things are tracking they could well end the entire season of racing less than 10 seconds apart..
  • 2 1
 ...they share maybe the same drinking bottle . Wink
  • 36 1
 Go ALN all the hard work is paying off. Also J.G. keep ripping it up kid. Jesse always near the top. Kasper W. hope you keep up the good results.
  • 6 8
 It's coming home!
  • 5 0
 Hell Yes ALN and Miranda Miller killing it today! Go Canadian Women! Also Melamed staying on the sharp end with RIDICULOUS competition. How on earth are you supposed to beat these mutants?
  • 2 0
 @mastadon: Straight beasts. Unreal level of competition RN.
  • 33 0
 Big respect towards Lukasik, riding without a team and without sponsors and getting 8th spot
  • 3 0
 He got the Wyn Masters Privateer Award last race!
  • 1 1
 Lukasik is sponsored by NS Bikes but as he's not on an EWS team no sponsors are listed here
  • 1 0
 @kmoter: Yeah, but it's not like he's on a factory team. He's still pretty much a privateer.
  • 33 1
 Jack showing up in lycra next round
  • 2 0
 Get the spring suit on and ignore the chaffing
  • 18 0
 wow, richie and jack are just ridiculous!! what an epic EWS saison so far Smile
  • 5 0
 I also love the EWS Kölsch. Especially for the summer.
  • 17 2
 The downfall of Sam Hill...sucks, always want to see him on the podium.
  • 6 0
 Really strange watching both him and Gwin be kinda mid pack.
  • 6 0
 @Vlad-Putin: I think it is more amazing Sam has been able to stay on top for so long.

But he's been honest he won't be able to do it forever. It is good to see the young guys stepping up.
  • 2 0
 I know last year was an off year, but going from first in '19 to... 30th?? That's quite a drastic change.
  • 5 0
 @AllMountin: From what the pros say in interviews there's no replacement for racing, and particularly competitive (international level) racing in terms of getting "on pace", and Sam missed a lot of racing in 2020, and I don't think there were races for him to warm up with in Australia this (southern hemisphere) summer. He might still be getting that pace dialed again.
  • 1 0
 @jwestenhoff: Jack was exactly in the same shoes, you can't explain it with this reason alone.
  • 1 0
 Idk about downfall, that's a bit dramatic. He's always been and on/off rider in his career. He went a few seasons without any decent results then started winning world cups out of nowhere. Of course when he's older his off races are going to be further down in the pack. Everyone calm down.
  • 2 0
 @eugen-fried: except Jack went to Europe last year and raced every ews and world cup dh pretty much.
  • 11 0
 Damn that is some tight racing for the U21 Men! Bright future for these dudes!
  • 8 0
 Sam Hill being off pace is ok, he’s been of for what 18 months ? And this is probably the first time he’s really had a solid year with his family and three young kids.

Dude has been on too multiple times for DH and EWS, there is still value to a bike company having someone race but not necessarily win, and everyone has bad race seasons.


Hill won’t be going anywhere soon, so stoked to see Jaco Moir up there. He is killing it for a first season of EWS
  • 10 0
 Go Sophie, go Ancillotti !!!
  • 7 0
 Apparently ALN dislocated her ankle towards the end of her run in the rock garden, crazy she was able to finish out at such a fast pace! Fingers crossed she gets cleared to race tomorrow's stages.
  • 1 0
 Oh no! Hopefully she's done it before because ankle dislocations almost always come with a fracture.
  • 3 0
 @mastadon: according to her insta there was no fracture, so she should be good to go
  • 10 1
 Jackson Goldstone is taking over
  • 6 1
 Absolute machine. Not even juniors, U21s. Mad.
  • 4 0
 @BenPea: Across so many disciplines!
  • 8 0
 Lachlan proving orange frames are no joke
  • 1 0
 want to see him higher in the ranks next time...top bloke
  • 6 0
 Go Lachlan, keep it up for the Orange boys & girls
  • 7 0
 Nice job Eddie!!
  • 6 1
 Anybody know why Sam's taken the season off? I haven't seen any articles about it
  • 2 0
 he, i have been thinking the same....
  • 3 0
 I'm guessing he just enjoyed having a year or so away from it all. This isn't anything new from Sam, he done this multiple times in dh and has the ability to just step it back up the following season.
  • 1 0
 The last season? - COVID restrictions
  • 1 0
 He decided with his family and quarantine requirements it wasn't worth racing last season.
  • 1 0
 This year might come down to breathing techniques. Constant quick in and out for 2/3rds the race can sap your mojo if you can control the long out takes and short quiet intakes you may be strong as hell in the last 1/4 of the track. I think richie has that dialled.
  • 1 0
 Just stay calm and drink from the "provided" water bottle
  • 1 0
 Is it just me or do they not climb or have liaison time limits to get to the top of the stage anymore? This would explain why people are running dual crowns and bikes are more like downhill bikes. Don't get me wrong I enjoy this type of racing but I think I would like it more if they were climbing to the top of these stages.
  • 4 0
 Alex Rudeau carrying the torch for flat pedals
  • 5 0
 Go Jesse!!!!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Not a single word about Megaavalanche... Nothing
  • 3 0
 .97 between Rude and Moir is a pedal stroke here and a pump there. Crazy to see how close these two have been so far!
  • 3 0
 Jack on an absolute burner yaaaaaaa boiiiiiii
  • 3 0
 Wow those junior results are tight!
  • 1 0
 So nice to see multiple competitors vying for first place. A single racer completely dominating the rest of the grid is cool, but predictable and unexciting.
  • 4 0
 Go Eddie go!!!
  • 3 0
 Tarmoooo Ryyyyyynäneeen!
  • 8 5
 I wonder if Richie is still drinking from that same water bottle.?
  • 2 0
 and what's happened to Sam Hill this season..couldnt finde the place yet?
  • 1 0
 I mean pace....
  • 11 0
 Took the whole 2020 season off, hasn’t raced since 2019…gonna take some time to get in his groove. He’ll be back
  • 5 0
 I think I always knew deep down that the year off would make it difficult for him to return to the top of the sport. Mindset is difficult to regain, especially when you’ve had a taste of retirement.
  • 5 0
 @ahauck: Rude the same though?
  • 19 0
 @jimmythehat: No kids or wife and decade plus in age makes a big difference in mindset mate.
  • 17 0
 @jimmythehat: different life stages, plus let's not forget (sorry Sam!) that Hill is technically old enough to be some of the Elite men's dad.... 20 years on top, 8 world titles across 2 disciplines, he's not got anything to prove now. Legend of the sport status fully earned
  • 3 0
 @andyrm: Agreed, let’s not forget he was top 3 at first round this year after two stages so speed was there, not sure what’s happening now though
  • 2 0
 @jimmythehat: just looking at the times. Hill is on the cusp of Masters - he would have absolutely decimated the field, and won the pro stage by 17 seconds.

I tell what, I bet there's a bunch of 35+ year old pros thinking about what 2022 looks like.....
  • 1 1
 @andyrm: Masters starts at 40 though...
  • 4 0
 @heatproofgenie: Not since got UCI'd
  • 4 0
 15 seconds off the pace isn’t a huge hurdle to get over if you’re Sam Hill. Hopefully if he’s behind on points coming to the end of the year he will give it the berries and go for wins.
  • 3 0
 @FoesKnows: Oh damn, didn't realize that.

I'll say that's ridiculous though. Performance in my experience doesn't really start to fall off for most you've kept themselves fit until 40-42. 35 for many is not so far from peak.

UCI is just completely road focused where that age might make a bit more sense. Really seems outdated though, it's not the 70's anymore.
  • 2 0
 @jimmythehat: by the sounds of things he’s been getting gassed on the mid stage climbs. Watching jacks queen stage video, it does seem to be getting more cardio centric than in the past.
  • 2 0
 @Afterschoolsports:
Agreed. And a full year raising his boys which I'm sure he'll miss this year.
  • 3 0
 Yaaaaas Allen
  • 4 1
 Let’s go Slawek!
  • 2 0
 Junior men are seriously fast, impressive!
  • 2 0
 Hard work paying off for Łukasik
  • 1 0
 The U21 field is stacked!
  • 2 0
 #giverhelly
  • 1 0
 All that manual practice is clearly paying off!
  • 1 0
 yeah lachlan blair 17th! whats up with mark scott? isnt he racing?
  • 1 0
 He’s chilling out here in Scotland. I assume he’ll be doing the tweed valley EWS but doesn’t seem to be to bothered with racing right now
  • 3 2
 go borges!!!
  • 2 2
 Haaa... It's a nightmare to pick the good underdogs in the fantasy!
  • 1 0
 as tight as your spandex
  • 16 17
 Cough Cough... cover US Nationals happening right now...
  • 47 27
 nobody wants to know what joe hicks and andy bobandy are doing
  • 2 0
 Flosports has it.
  • 20 16
 @Sethimus: you travel to every forum possible to shit on anything that has to do with the US. How fun.
  • 9 3
 So??? no Frenchs, no Canadians, where's the fun?
  • 12 21
flag willdavidson9595 (Jul 10, 2021 at 11:07) (Below Threshold)
 @Sethimus: No, but they do want to know how Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally, Dakota Norton and Luca Shaw are doing.
On the other hand how is Hitle...
  • 10 10
 @willdavidson9595: your question only confirms our view of the quality of the american schoolsystem…
  • 2 0
 @Sethimus: wow. Just wow. You are supposedly an editor for freeride tv. What? No one wants to watch your edited crap ? Is that why you sound all butt hurt? It's probably because of comments like this. No one wants to hear your negative crap brah
  • 1 0
 @Sethimus: What?.... so Hitler wasn't real....
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