The final results are in from Andorra after the schedule was changed due to expected extreme weather
Nina Hoffmann was dominant in Andorra as she battled the steep and loose course to take her first win in 2023. The winning streak of Vali Höll has ended as Nina Hoffmann took a 2.8-second win against the 2023 World Champ. Vali Höll missed out on another win this year as she was the only rider in the top five that did not improve upon their qualifying run. Tahnee Seagrave continued to show she is back on form as she flew into third place.
Thibaut Daprela takes the win at the fourth round of the 2023 World Cup series after an electrifying run. As heavy rain began to fall for the top ten racers Thibaut Daprela took the win in Andorra besting Greg Minnaar by 0.121 seconds. Finn Iles wraps up the top three racers, 2.316 back. Loic Bruni deserves plenty of praise as he had the tough job of being last down after the heavy rain and still managed a great finish in 22nd.
Check out the results below.
1st. Nina Hoffmann: 3:09.755
2nd. Vali Höll: 3:12.591
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:13.947
4th. Marine Cabirou: 3:14.396
5th. Eleonora Farina: 3:15.580
1st. Thibaut Daprela: 2:46.455
2nd. Greg Minnaar: 2:46.576
3rd. Finn Iles: 2:48.771
4th. Antoine Vidal: 2:49.014
5th. Bernard Kerr: 2:49.045
The Elite Women's Race as it Happened
5:45 PDT: The Elite Women's Race is Now Underway
After a change to the schedule and the race almost looking likely to be cancelled we are finally seeing riders on course for finals. Vicky Clavel is the first rider to go today.
The road gap that caused a number of issues in qualifying including taking out Camille Balanche has been removed for today's finals.
5:49 PDT: Vicky Clavel Sets a Time of 3:29.283
Despite the tricky conditions this morning, the track is back to looking fast and loose as Vicky Clavel improves her qualifying run by around seven seconds.
5:51 PDT: Veronika Widmann Goes Fastest by 2.6 Seconds
Veronika Widmann is down early today and makes her way straight into the hot seat.
5:52 PDT: Anna Newkirk Goes Fastest
Anna Newkirk just overtakes Veronika Widmann as she builds a lead of 0.6 seconds.
5:53 PDT: Sian A'Hern Just Falls Short of a Top Time
Sian A'Hern was looking fast at the top but loses momentum through the bottom splits to go 0.153 back.
5:54 PDT: Phoebe Gale Goes Fastest by 5 Seconds
Phoebe Gale continues a great season as she flies into the lead by a huge margin.
5:54 PDT: Lisa Baumann 1 Second Back in 2nd
Lisa Baumann was another rider fast at the top but couldn't hold the lead in the bottom part of the course.
5:55 PDT: Louise Ferguson Takes the Hot Seat
Louise Ferguson battles the wind as it looks to be picking back up to go into the top spot by a large margin.
5:56 PDT: European Champ Eleonora Farina Goes Quickest by 2 Seconds
Freshly crowned European champ Eleonora Farina moves into the hot seat as along with the stronger winds rain starts to fall.
5:57 PDT: Rain Expected for the Next Hour
With a yellow thunderstorm warning remaining for the rest of the day we are now seeing rain on course alongside an increase in wind. Hopefully, we won't see unfair conditions for the later riders.
5:59 PDT: Tahnee Seagrave Leads by 1.6 Seconds
The weather isn't slowing Tahnee Seagrave down as she takes the hot seat with five more riders to go.
6:02 PDT: Marine Cabirou Takes 2nd
Marine Cabirou puts down a loose run but it isn't last enough to best Tahnee who remains on the hot seat with a 0.449-second advantage.
6:08 PDT: Mille Johnset Takes 4th
With just two riders left it is Tahnee Seagrave who leads with a 0.449-second gap back to Marine Cabirou.
6:11 PDT: Nina Hoffmann Dominates to Lead by 4 Seconds
Nina Hoffmann has a wild run as she lets the bike fly in the steeps to go fastest by four seconds. Only Vali Höll remains at the top.
6:13 PDT: Vali Höll Gains Over Half a Second at Split 2
After losing time at the first split she has pulled back 0.6 seconds by the second split.
6:14 PDT: Vali Höll is Nearly 2 Seconds Back
Vali Höll has lost a lot of time at the bottom as she is off the pace of Nina Hoffmann.
6:16 PDT: Nina Hoffmann Wins in Andorra
Nina Hoffmann stops the winning streak of Vali Höll as the Austrian rider crosses the line 2.8 seconds back.
The Elite Men's Race as it Happened
6:31 PDT: Taylor Vernon Kicks Off the Men's Race
Taylor Vernon is the first rider out of the start hut as the wet and windy conditions continue.
6:34 PDT: Taylor Vernon Sets a Time of 2:56.588
Taylor Vernon sets the first time of the day as the elite men start hitting the course.
6:36 PDT: Tuhoto-Ariki Pene Leads by 3.6 Seconds
Tuhoto-Ariki Pene flies into the lead as he goes around four seconds back from Loic Bruni's qualifying time.
6:41 PDT: After 10 Riders the Top 5 Are:
1st. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 2:50.244
2nd. Kye A'Hern: 2:51.955
3rd. Chris Grice: 2:52.783
4th. Ed Masters: 2:53.279
5th. Antoine Pierron: 2:53.857
6:51 PDT: A Crash for Jack Reading
After leading into the final split Jack Reading gets thrown over the bars at the bottom of the course.
6:52 PDT: After 20 Riders the Top 5 Are:
1st. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 2:50.244
2nd. Davide Palazzari: 2:50.439
3rd. Baptiste Pierron: 2:51.025
4th. Simon Chapelet: 2:51.627
5th. Connor Finnis: 2:51.736
6:54 PDT: Luke Meier-Smith Goes Fastest by 1.063
The winner of the first round of the 2023 Enduro World Cup series has taken the hot seat as he stormed the lower part of the course.
7:01 PDT: Ethan Craik Moves into the Hot Seat
By just 0.054 seconds Ethan Craik goes fastest.
7:02 PDT: After 30 Riders the Top 5 Are:
1st. Ethan Craik: 2:49.127
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 2:49.181
3rd. Mark Wallace: 2:49.791
4th. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: 2:50.244
5th. Davide Palazzari: 2:50.439
7:03 PDT: Antoine Vidal Goes 0.1 Up
Antoine Vidal doesn't allow Ethan Craik to enjoy the hot seat for long as he knocks him straight off the top by 0.113 seconds.
7:09 PDT: A Crash for Remy Meier-Smith
It hasn't been shown on the live feed by Remy Meier-Smith has crashed in the second split as he loses over ten seconds.
7:12 PDT: After 40 Riders the Top 5 Are:
1st. Antoine Vidal: 2:49.014
2nd. Ethan Craik: 2:49.127
3rd. Luke Meier-Smith: 2:49.181
4th. Oisin O Callaghan: 2:49.283
5th. Mark Wallace: 2:49.791
7:15 PDT: Bernard Kerr Just Misses the Top Time
Bernard Kerr comes the closest so far to Antoine Vidal as he goes 0.031 back.
7:23 PDT: Antoine Vidal has Done Something Special in the Final Sector
As rider after rider fell short of the top time in the final split Antoine Vidal must have found a really fast line in the final 20-second sector.
7:25 PDT: Greg Minnaar Takes the Lead by 2.4 Seconds!
Greg Minnaar takes the hot seat as he goes 2.4 faster than Antoine Vidal. Interestingly Greg still lost around 0.3 seconds in the final sector to Antoine Vidal.
7:12 PDT: After 50 Riders the Top 5 Are:
1st. Greg Minnaar: 2:46.576
2nd. Antoine Vidal: 2:49.014
3rd. Bernard Kerr: 2:49.045
4th. Ethan Craik: 2:49.127
5th. Angel Suarez: 2:49.139
7:29 PDT: Thibaut Daprela Bests Greg Minnaar
Greg Minnaar has a short stay on the hot seat as Thibaut Daprela goes into the lead with 10 riders left. We now wait for the last 10 riders as we are given a longer interview with a MotoGP racer than we often get after the race.
7:33 PDT: Finn Iles Takes 3rd, 2.3 Back
Finn Iles can't match the speed of Daprela and Minnaar as he is over two seconds off the top pace.
7:37 PDT: Conditions are Not Looking Good at the Top
Andreas Kolb almost loses control at the top of the course as the rain looks to be starting to affect the conditions.
7:39 PDT: Andreas Kolb Crashes Out
Andreas Kolb loses the front end as he slides out in the second half of the course. The rain is getting very heavy now, the riders left at the top will need to do something special to match the rider who had more favourable conditions.
7:42 PDT: Even Danny Hart Can't Beat the Greasy Course
The course is looking significantly slower and harder now as Danny Hart struggles to hold a high speed and goes into 52nd.
7:48 PDT: Benoit Coulanges Catches a Tree Pad
Benoit Coualnges fought back against the tricky conditions and was not too far off the pace but a crash in the lower woods knocked him out of contention.
7:54 PDT: A Flat Tire for Jackson Goldstone
Jackson Goldstone was only three seconds back at split two before a rear flat ended his chance at a good result.
8:00 PDT: Thibaut Daprela Wins the Andorra World Cup
After wet weather affects the last ten riders it is Thibaut Daprela who wins in Andorra.