Final Results: EWS Val di Fassa 2021 Race 2

Jun 26, 2021 at 1:16
by Ed Spratt  
Sam Hill off the ridgeline and into the woods on stage 4.

After Friday's wet and wild Pro stage we are back for a full day of racing as the riders head out for a frantic three-stage battle for the second round of the 2021 EWS. It was Richie Rude and Isabeau Courdurier who took the wins earlier in the week at round one, will we see some new faces at the top of the podium today after a change in conditions? Check out the results from the second round of the 2021 EWS below




Elite Women


1st. Melanie Pugin: 33:30.62
2nd. Morgane Charre: 34:06.13
3rd. Harriet Harnden: 34:17.14
4th. Isabeau Courdurier: 34:18.59
5th. Ella Conolly: 34:28.56


Elite Men


1st. Jack Moir: 28:22.20
2nd. Richie Rude: 28:36.72
3rd. Charlie Murray: 28:59.67
4th. Jesse Melamed: 29:01.99
5th. Robin Wallner: 29:02.20



U21 Women


1st. Sophie Riva: 38:03.08
2nd. Jessica Blewitt: 38:28.22
3rd. Polly Henderson: 38:40.32
4th. Anna Newkirk: 39:05.66
5th. Justine Henry: 44:08.03


U21 Men


1st. Jamie Edmondson: 31:02.04
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 31:02.73
3rd. Alexis Icardo: 31:12.53
4th. Bradley Harris: 31:24.30
5th. Nathan Sterckx: 31:41.77




Full Results

Top 20 Elite Women


Top 20 Elite Men


U21 Women


Top 10 U21 Men




Live Updates


1:35 am PDT:

Racing is now underway for the second round of the 2021 EWS. Riders will face a shortened three-stage race today following severe thunderstorms yesterday. Friday afternoon had the racers line up for the first ever Pro stage, check out the results from the wet and wild one stage showdown below.

Elite Women

1st. Camille Rast: 6:52.65
2nd. Sidonie Jolidon: +5.75
3rd. Kate Lawrence: +5.78
4th. Rachel Pageau: +5.83
5th. Abigail Hogie: +6.18

Elite Men

1st. Richie Rude: 5:55.53
2nd. Jack Moir: +5.55
3rd. Jesse Melamed: +6.29
4th. Robin Wallner: +10.66
5th. Hugo Pigeon: +12.32


U21 Women

1st. Anna Newkirk: 6:56.67
2nd. Polly Henderson: +4.68
3rd. Jessica Blewitt: +5.26
4th. Sophie Riva: +19.14
5th. Justine Henry: +1:28.35

U21 Men

1st. Nathan Sterckx: 6:07.68
2nd. Alex Storr: +6.89
3rd. Andreas Hoglund: +7.70
4th. Alexis Icardo: +8.01
5th. Luke Meier-Smith: +9.27




1:42 am PDT:

Sophie Riva Wins Stage 2 for the U21 Women

After taking on the first stage of the day Sophie Riva has come out on top with a sizeable 6.8 second margin on Anna Newkirk.

1st. Sophie Riva: 4:20.97
2nd. Anna Newkirk: +6.8
3rd. Polly Henderson: +8.12
4th. Jessica Blewitt: +12.55
5th. Justine Henry: +36.93



2:13 am PDT:

Jamie Edmondson Wins Stage 2 for the U21 Men

After taking on stage two it is Jamie Edmondson who came out on top with a 1.76 second advantage on Francescu Camoin.

1st. Jamie Edmondson: 3:27.94
2nd. Francescu Camoin: +1.76
3rd. Luke Meier-smith: +5.26
4th. Martino Lani: +5.89
5th. Lisandru Bertini: +5.98



2:47 am PDT:

Sophie Riva Wins Stage 3 for the U21 Women

Sophie Riva backs up her win on Stage two with another victory on the second stage of today, this time by a massive 17 seconds.

1st. Sophie Riva: 10:05.6
2nd. Polly Henderson: +17.55
3rd. Jessica Blewitt: +27.31
4th. Anna Newkirk: +50.18
5th. Justine Henry: +2:04.41



3:12 am PDT:

Jamie Edmondson Wins Stage 3 for the U21 Men

Jamie Edmondson is on a great run so far today as he takes another win on stage three. This win now puts Jamie into the overall lead ahead of Luke Meier-Smith.

1st. Jamie Edmondson: 7:54.54
2nd. Francescu Camoin: +4.73
3rd. Luke Meier-smith: +5.73
4th. Bradley Harris: +9.62
5th. Alexis Icardo: +13.28



3:13 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Women

As the top 20 Elite Women start racing today the current top five looks like this after taking on stage two:

1st. Chloe Taylor: 4:19.73
2nd. Robin Goomes: +1.87
3rd. Rachel Pageau: +1.95
4th. Katarzyna Burek: +11.96
5th. Leah Maunsell: +17.42



3:25 am PDT:

Melanie Pugin wins Stage 2 for the Elite Women

Melanie Pugin has a great first stage of the day as she wins by over ten seconds and pushes herself into the overall lead.

1st. Melanie Pugin: 3:46.30
2nd. Estelle Charles: +10.15
3rd. Isabeau Courdurier: +10.44
4th. Noga Korem: +13.83
5th. Morgane Charre: +16.95

Overall after Stage 2

1st. Melanie Pugin: 11:02.75
2nd. Estelle Charles: 11:05.80
3rd. Kate Lawrence: 11:09.58
4th. Camille Rast: 11:14.44
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: 11:19.22



3:28 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Men

As the top 30 Elite Men start racing today the current top five looks like this after taking on stage two:

1st. Eliott Baud: 3:22.03
2nd. Joseph Connell: +0.4
3rd. Iago Garay: +0.59
4th. Kasper Woolley: +2.25
5th. Joseph Smith: +2.54



3:54 am PDT:

Richie Rude wins Stage 2 for the Elite Men

Richie Rude is looking very strong this week as he takes another victory with Jack Moir again just behind in second place.

1st. Richie Rude: 3:13.27
2nd. Jack Moir: +1.2
3rd. Ed Masters: +1.4
4th. Mirco Vendemmia: +5.13
5th. Jesse Melamed: +5.16

Overall after Stage 2

1st. Richie Rude: 9:08.80
2nd. Jack Moir: 9:15.55
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 9:20.25
4th. Ed Masters: 9:28.37
5th. Charlie Murray: 9:29.03



3:59 am PDT:

Jessica Blewitt Wins Stage 4 (Queen) for the U21 Women

Jessica Blewitt just manages to best Sophie Riva on the final stage of the day by 0.84 seconds.

1st. Jessica Blewitt: 16:19.86
2nd. Sophie Riva: +0.84
3rd. Anna Newkirk: +25.58
4th. Polly Henderson: +26.87
5th. Justine Henry: +2:15.24

Sophie Riva Wins the Second Round of the 2021 EWS for the U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 38:03.08
2nd. Jessica Blewitt: 38:28.22
3rd. Polly Henderson: 38:40.32
4th. Anna Newkirk: 39:05.66
5th. Justine Henry: 44:08.03



4:18 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Women

As the top 20 Elite Women start heading down stage 3 here are the current standings for the Elite Women:

1st. Laura Battista: 9:09.47
2nd. Louise Margareta Paulin: +15.11
3rd. Rachel Pageau: +26.41
4th. Robin Goomes: +37.28
5th. Katarzyna Burek +40.17



4:31 am PDT:

Morgane Charre wins Stage 3 for the Elite Women

Morgane Charre takes the win on stage three with a decent margin of nearly seven seconds on first-year Elite rider Harriet Harnden.

1st. Morgane Charre: 8:23.57
2nd. Harriet Harnden: +6.71
3rd. Melanie Pugin: +9.79
4th. Ella Conolly: +10.88
5th. Rae Morrison: +17.79

Overall after Stage 3

1st. Melanie Pugin: 19:36.11
2nd. Morgane Charre: 19:58.02
3rd. Estelle Charles: 20:04.54
4th. Isabeau Courdurier: 20:07.30
5th. Harriet Harnden: 20:07.34



4:38 am PDT:

Alexis Icardo Wins Stage 4 (Queen) for the U21 Men

Alexis Icardo wins the fourth stage by the smallest of margins as Luke Meier-Smith falls 0.21 seconds back.

1st. Alexis Icardo: 13:12.10
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: +0.21
3rd. Bradley Harris: +4.95
4th. Jamie Edmondson: +7.04
5th. Thimote Mille: +13.24

Jamie Edmondson Wins the Second Round of the 2021 EWS for the U21 Men

1st. Jamie Edmondson: 31:02.04
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 31:02.73
3rd. Alexis Icardo: 31:12.53
4th. Bradley Harris: 31:24.30
5th. Nathan Sterckx: 31:41.77



4:40 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Men

As the top 30 Elite Men start the second stage of the day the current top five looks like this after taking on stage three:

1st. Connor Fearon: 7:32.35
2nd. Alexandre Cure: +0.92
3rd. Wyn Masters: +5.25
4th. Nathan Secondi: +6.32
5th. Torben Drach: +7.15



5:00 am PDT:

Jack Moir wins Stage 3 for the Elite Men

Jack Moir dominates the second stage today as he takes the win by over seven seconds!

1st. Jack Moir: 7:03.27
2nd. Jesse Melamed: +7.23
3rd. Richie Rude: +7.25
4th. Robin Wallner: +8.56
5th. Charlie Murray: +9.71

Overall after Stage 3

1st. Jack Moir: 16:18.82
2nd. Richie Rude: 16:19.32
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 16:30.75
4th. Robin Wallner: 16:41.30
5th. Charlie Murray: 16:42.01



5:04 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Women

As the top 20 Elite Women head to the final stage of the day here are the current standings for the Elite Women on stage four:

1st. Rachel Pageau: 15:31.01
2nd. Chloe Taylor: +19.60
3rd. Katarzyna Burek: +21.70
4th. Robin Goomes: +22.09
5th. Martha Gill: +33.42



5:35 am PDT:

Melanie Pugin wins Stage 4 for the Elite Women

Melanie Pugin closes out today's racing with a win of over 13 seconds on stage four, this secures her victory in the overall standings.

1st. Melanie Pugin: 13:54.51
2nd. Morgane Charre: +13.60
3rd. Harriet Harnden: +15.29
4th. Isabeau Courdurier: +16.78
5th. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: +25.33

Melanie Pugin Wins the Second Round of the 2021 EWS for the Elite Women

1st. Melanie Pugin: 33:30.62
2nd. Morgane Charre: 34:06.13
3rd. Harriet Harnden: 34:17.14
4th. Isabeau Courdurier: 34:18.59
5th. Ella Conolly: 34:28.56



5:40 am PDT:

Current top five Elite Men

As the top 30 Elite Men head to the final stage of the day the current top five looks like this after taking on stage four:

1st. Baptiste Gaillot: 12:41.70
2nd. Connor Fearon: +7.94
3rd. Clement Charles: +8.20
4th. Wyn Masters: +8.46
5th. Alexandre Cure: +11.85



6:03 am PDT:

Jack Moir wins Stage 4 for the Elite Men

Jack Moir dominates again on the final stage as he takes the win by over seven seconds!

1st. Jack Moir: 12:03.38
2nd. Jose Borges: +7.29
3rd. Richie Rude: +14.02
4th. Charlie Murray: +14.28
5th. Damien Oton: +14.80


Jack Moir Wins the Second Round of the 2021 EWS for the Elite Men

1st. Jack Moir: 28:22.20
2nd. Richie Rude: 28:36.72
3rd. Charlie Murray: 28:59.67
4th. Jesse Melamed: 29:01.99
5th. Robin Wallner: 29:02.20




138 Comments

  • 161 4
 Not to be Rude but it seems Jack is finding Moir speed this time around.
  • 10 15
flag Lagr1980 (Jun 26, 2021 at 10:30) (Below Threshold)
 You won internet today man, in my books, yeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh
  • 6 15
flag seraph (Jun 26, 2021 at 16:09) (Below Threshold)
 It also seems that Jessica Blewitt is appropriately named, considering she got 2nd place. Ba dum tiss.
  • 97 1
 Come on Moi Moi channel that inner Stevoooooo ya mad dog!
  • 8 30
flag scott-townes (Jun 26, 2021 at 3:47) (Below Threshold)
 que?
  • 42 0
 Moir's done it! Huge win for Jack!! Yeah
  • 2 25
flag boozed (Jun 26, 2021 at 6:21) (Below Threshold)
 Nice one!

(Sam Who?)
  • 11 4
 What happened to Sam Hill anyway?
  • 3 53
flag parkisatool (Jun 26, 2021 at 7:38) (Below Threshold)
 @boozed: just like I'm DH... Few good years and then it.of the map forever
  • 10 3
 @boozed: ure out to lunch bud. He has titles in multiple disciples and was a threepeat title holder not long ago.
  • 14 3
 @parkisatool: ure completely out to lunch there bud. A few good years? Just like DH??
This is a multiple discipline world title holder who recently threepeated on the ews stage. Check yourself.
  • 14 1
 @parkisatool: just a few good years...from like 2002 to 2021, we're talking about one of the best mountain bikers ever. Maybe he just had an off week?
  • 4 66
flag parkisatool (Jun 26, 2021 at 9:50) (Below Threshold)
 lmao look at them fanbois. Hold your horses. 2002-2021 in DH? Multi discipline? Sure, two, and they are both about the same thing, riding a bike down a hill. but one of them has less fierce competition and is mostly made of racers that couldn't quite win in DH. It's family time for Sam, sad but true. He's done.
  • 29 0
 Someone better call up Mr. Hill and tell him to hang up those flat pedals @parkisatool says he's done, it must be true!
  • 1 0
 C’mon let’s not forget Newellydox!

Stoked for Moir. He’s been crushing the off season and it’s paying off. Awesome!!!
  • 4 0
 Yeeeeeahh!
  • 2 1
 @mangochaos: i have no idea what out to lunch means but I will think twice before trying to be funny on the internet again!
  • 40 0
 Jack wins on a bike with according to many, stone age geometry. What does that tell us?
  • 54 1
 I think it tells us Jack is a freakin great rider and the geo likely doesn't matter much to pros provided its relatively modern.
  • 13 0
 He's bloody fast
  • 12 2
 That elite riders can ride anything well?
  • 7 0
 youtu.be/Lymyl1E4Ld0
It seems that old geometry works well with the European EWS venues
  • 5 2
 Oh and he doesn't have an angle set on it, but he does have a 10mm longer fork and 15mm of spacers between the fork and the frame.
  • 2 21
flag PTyliszczak (Jun 26, 2021 at 7:28) (Below Threshold)
 @boozed: 10mm extra large on the fork is probably half a degree. Spacers don't do anything for head angle but do increase the stack height which benefits steeper tracks.
  • 5 1
 and on a frame way too small for his size
  • 19 2
 Pinkbike I need to delete my stupid comment but you don't let us. I read spacers under the stem, not under the headtube like what was meant. Dumb.
  • 17 2
 @jurcadan: Jack needs to be tested. I think he’s reach doping because there’s no way he has enough reach to win an Enduro.
  • 4 0
 @TEAM-ROBOT: he can ride a shark so i think that canyon is no problem
  • 3 1
 It tells us people worry way too much about their bike and not about how to ride it. "you have a nice new bike, now what?"
  • 5 3
 So much for - LONG - LOW - SLACK - HIGH PIVOT
  • 1 0
 Agreed
  • 1 0
 @Jim9792: well just give him that and see what's up.
  • 2 0
 @PTyliszczak: spacers under the head tube might be accidental brilliance. Good way to change head tube angle!!
  • 2 0
 That bikes head angle is somewhere around 63°
  • 21 0
 Yeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
  • 2 0
 Hell yeah!!!
  • 21 0
 Harriet Harnden though⚡️
  • 14 0
 Women's might actually be interesting to follow this year quite a tight battle for the top 5 that's good to see !
  • 9 0
 Faaaark yeah moir
  • 7 0
 Yay Robin and Zakka, two top-10 finishes and one top-5 each in the first two races, so solid!
  • 8 0
 Yeeaaaahhhhhhhh nah fark yeaaahhhhhh moi moi
  • 7 0
 Excellent work, Jessica Blewitt !
  • 3 0
 Howie was a rock! Best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
  • 3 0
 Over Val di Fassa?@BikesBoatsNJeeps:
  • 7 0
 @Moody1971: I don’t think I’ll ever be over Val de Fassa.
  • 4 0
 Bummer for Jesse. Riding solid third all week and then finish with a 15 place, and beaten by Murray by a margin. Thought Moir would be a threat but I hope Jesse soon will get up to winning speed. Great race!
  • 5 0
 So happy for Jack, we’ll deserved after such a rough road to get to the very top of the sport.
  • 4 44
flag parkisatool (Jun 26, 2021 at 7:41) (Below Threshold)
 You mean getting a factory ride as a junior? Yes very hard road
  • 15 1
 @parkisatool: user name checks out, you're a tool
  • 6 17
flag parkisatool (Jun 26, 2021 at 9:53) (Below Threshold)
 @chris-brown225: leave Rihanna alone
  • 15 0
 @parkisatool: No, I meant five collarbone surgeries and being eaten by a shark.
  • 1 0
 @parkisatool: That happened in 09, so he has left Rihanna alone.
  • 6 0
 @Superburner: Yep, but you forgot the port put in his shoulder to fight a severe bone infection. The man is a beast and truly wonderful with his little fans. Just ask my son who sports his race jersey (Snowshoe) and pink gloves (Mont Sainte Anne). Way to go Jack!!
  • 5 0
 Wow, neck & neck between Richie & Jack!
  • 6 0
 Yeh boi Jack #1
  • 5 0
 Jack is on fire! Shark attack!
  • 5 0
 Go Jess !!!
  • 5 0
 Go Moir!
  • 5 0
 Carn ya mad dog
  • 4 0
 Stevoooo, you've done it ya mad brilliant bastard!!!
  • 6 1
 JACK MOIR KING STATUS
  • 4 0
 yea boi! ya mad dog! yeeeeewwwww Congrats Jack!
  • 2 0
 Can anyone calculate what Sam needs to do to retain his title? Assuming Jack and Richie maintain top 10 positions in all next races ?
  • 7 1
 calculations are that he would need to have them both Epstein'd to retain his title
  • 1 0
 @conoat: well 2019 Richie and Martin Mea got pulled out , ... Sam won,... u never know ...
Even if he cant retain his title I'd like to see him with atleast 1 race
  • 4 0
 @conoat: Epsteined is a bit harsh, I think being Kerriganed is all they'd kneed.
  • 3 1
 I'm reading, "3rd place Charles Murray" - but all I am hearing is Dave Chappelle as Prince saying "In your face Charlie Murphy"
  • 3 0
 Noga Korem, looking strong !
  • 2 17
flag parkisatool (Jun 26, 2021 at 7:40) (Below Threshold)
 Not really
  • 3 0
 big up for Mirco Vendemmia and Sophie Riva!!
  • 4 0
 Come on aussie come on
  • 2 0
 If y'all haven't seent it Jack has a real good video about which bike to race this year
  • 2 1
 Jack moir is a guy how love what is he doing. His joy is communicative. He as the real spirit of mtb. And he know how to setup a bike. And ride it fast
  • 2 0
 once again congrats Jose Borges ,bóra la ,congratulations to the winners and the rest ,what a riders they are
  • 4 0
 Charlie Murray!
  • 1 0
 Will be exciting to see who will come out on top after these Amateur stages.
  • 3 0
 Go hard Jackie boy !!!!
  • 1 0
 So first round elites was won by 05 seconds, and this round u21 males was won by only 0.7 seconds! Wow! Well done Edmondson!
  • 1 0
 *0.5 seconds
  • 4 2
 Cnyn s n fr ths yr ! Frst DH nw Ndr
  • 6 0
 I have no idea what you mean, but after Leogang and Val di Fassa, I would say that Canyon is on fire this year. First DH now Enduro!
  • 11 0
 You don't see many people from Portugal fluent in Welsh.
  • 2 0
 @Bob-Agg: Ha, I was in Wales this week and Gruta's comment immediately reminded me of trying to work out the pronunciation of most of the road signs I saw.
  • 1 0
 Nuts to see what happened to the leaderboard in the final stage. Completely changed.
  • 2 0
 A bit Moir than half a second to the green! Well done Jack!
  • 2 0
 YEAAAAAH! Jiggidy Job Jack!
  • 1 0
 Nice one jack!! Good to see someone else pushing the top few racers, it's going to be a tight race season for sure.
  • 2 0
 Can we get a report on the pit party
  • 2 0
 Stoked for Chaz Maz, only going to get better from here
  • 1 0
 Is it not four stages today?
  • 2 0
 Yes
  • 1 0
 Three stages, race shortened after a thunderstorm.
  • 1 1
 "Jamie Edmondson Wins the Second Round of the 2021 EWS for the U21 Women"
Interesting!
  • 3 1
 Shark attack!
  • 2 0
 YES JACKO
  • 1 0
 KILLER Hattie! I was rooting for ya!
  • 2 1
 What place is Sam the Hill?
  • 1 0
 43
  • 1 1
 @MikeyMT: One year past the meaning of life. Always downhill from there, and not necessarily fast. Ok, I know that's not his age, but humour me.
  • 2 0
 Grandissimo Mirco!!!
  • 2 0
 i want moir of this
  • 1 0
 Yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh moi moi!!
  • 1 0
 So is Jacks nick name Mad Dog, Shark Attack, or yeeeeaaaaah boi?
  • 2 0
 Moi moi
  • 1 0
 And stevooooo
  • 1 0
 Congrats to Charley Murphy, didn't know he rode Enduro till today!
  • 1 0
 Haaa Ganda Zé maneli
Tugasss
  • 1 0
 in other news, jamie edmonson switches to enduro
  • 2 0
 Killing it Jess !
  • 1 0
 That's it, Sam Hill is off my team!
  • 1 0
 Aussie aussie aussie !! Moir Moir Moir !! Awesome !
  • 1 0
 Luke Meier-Smith. Well done. So close. Aussie future looking good.
  • 1 0
 I got top 2,000 in the fantasy Big Grin D
  • 1 0
 Will Hill retire after this season?
  • 1 0
 Ancillotti on the top !!!
  • 1 0
 Come on jacko
  • 2 1
 Where is Samuel?
  • 1 0
 I was thinking that....has he had a stinker...
  • 2 1
 Did Sam Hill DNF OR DNS?
  • 1 0
 yeah.....where is Sam?? Have heard nothing??!!
  • 2 0
 43rd. S1:22, S2: 64, S3: 63, S4: 45.
Abysmal results.
  • 1 0
 @Afterschoolsports: man...wonder what happened
  • 2 1
 @pingntodd: family life and this track looks impossible to ride fast on flat pedals
  • 2 0
 @TannerValhouli: pretty sure Sam could ride that in flats......and fast
  • 2 0
 @TannerValhouli: he had rough tracks before. And others on flats are having good results, like Alex Rudeau
  • 2 0
 @Afterschoolsports: I dont know. For someone whom is 35 this year, allowing next year can race masters to get somewhere around 30:42 for 4 stages, compared to the very competent Karin Amour at 33:00 flat - got many more years of justified representative and very competitive racing at Global level if he wants. If you look at this stats - impressive really considering age.
  • 1 0
 @pingntodd: on the YT recap show sam himself said he was struggling on this track on the flats. Said he was having a hard time keeping his flow and couldn't keep up on the pedally sections.
  • 1 0
 Where's Sam?
  • 1 0
 great Borges!!
  • 1 0
 Onya Bradley Harris
  • 1 0
 FUCK YES JACK
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