The finals results are in from Les Gets after the semi-finals in the morning
Marine Cabirou takes her first win since the 2020 World Cup season as she is dominant on home soil. With the race favorite Vali Höll crashing out on the first turn Marine Cabirou secures a huge win as she bested Monika Hrastnik by 3.979 seconds. Nina Hoffmann overcomes illness to leave Les Gets with a third-place finish.
Les Gets delivers another French win as Benoit Coulanges finally wins his first elite World Cup and makes it a perfect weekend. It's been a long time coming but finally, Benoit reaches the top of the podium as he beats Andreas Kolb by 0.16 seconds and continues the 2023 trend of a different elite men's winner at every round. Loris Vergier made sure there was another French rider in the top three as he went 0.363 seconds back.
Check out the results below.Results:
1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:47.390
2nd. Monika Hrastnik: 3:51.369
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 3:51.807
4th. Mille Johnset: 3:56.171
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 3:57.194
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:19.573
2nd. Andreas Kolb: 3:19.733
3rd. Loris Vergier: 3:19.936
4th. Jackson Goldstone: 3:19.983
5th. Loic Bruni: 3:20.228
The Elite Women's Race as it Happened:
4:00 PDT: Mille Johnset Starts the Elite Women's Finals
Mille Johnset is the first rider on course in finals as she will be hunting for the race line in the thick dust.
4:04 PDT: Mille Johnset Sets a Time of 3:56.171
Mille Johnset goes around five seconds up on her semi-finals run as she sets today's finals benchmark time.
4:07 PDT: Anna Newkirk Goes 1 Second Back
Anna Newkirk falls just short of a place on the hot seat crossing the line 1.042 off the pace of Mille johnset.
4:10 PDT: Gloria Scarsi Slots into 2nd Place
Italian enduro racer Gloria Scarsi flies through the thick dust ending her run with a time good enough for 2nd place behind Mille Johnset.
4:14 PDT: Tahnee Seagrave Loses a Second in the Final Split
Mille Johnset looks to have had an incredible final split as Tahnee Seagrave drops almost a second in the last sector to go into fourth place, 1.132 back.
4:18 PDT: Lisa Baumann Goes 5th After Issues in Split 2
We haven't seen what happened but Lisa Baumann lost around 11 seconds in the second split as she currently sits in 5th.
4:19 PDT: Nina Hoffmann Takes the Lead
After being ill for qualifying Nina Hoffmann is back and looking strong again as she takes the hot seat with a gap of 4.364 to Mille Johnset.
4:21 PDT: Eleonora Farina Slides Out
The dust takes out another rider as the European champ goes down.
4:22 PDT: Eleonora Farina Crosses the Line 6th
After a crash in the third split Eleonora Farina goes 11.266 back.
4:26 PDT: Monika Hrastnik Pushes Nina Hoffmann Off the Hot Seat
Monika Hrastnik flies into the lead position with two riders left. Monika managed to find 0.438 seconds to lead against Nina Hoffmann.
4:30 PDT: Marine Cabirou Sets the Fastest Time of the Week
Marine Cabirou really puts the pressure on Vali Höll as she goes nearly four seconds up. Vali Höll is going to have to push hard to best this run.
4:31 PDT: Vali Höll Goes Down
Vali Höll washes out in one of the first turns.
4:32 PDT: Marine Cabirou Wins in Les Gets
As Vali Höll sits 21 seconds back at split two Marine Cabirou has won on home soil by a huge margin.
The Elite Men's Race as it Happened:
5:12 PDT: Top 5 After 5 Riders
1st. Kye A'Hern: 3:25.834
2nd. Davide Palazzari: 3:25.987
3rd. Rémi Thirion: 3:26.565
4th. Danny Hart: 3:26.768
5th. Joe Breeden: 3:27.276
5:13 PDT: Mark Wallace Leads
Mark Wallace takes the hot seat as he goes 0.413 up on Kye A'Hern.
5:16 PDT: Baptiste Pierron Goes 0.14 Back in 2nd
The racing is very close so far as just 0.14 seconds put Baptiste Pierron into 2nd place.
5:22 PDT: Luca Shaw Leads Through Every Split to go Fastest
Luca Shaw flies into the hot seat by 2.536 seconds.
5:25 PDT: Top 5 After 10 Riders
1st. Luca Shaw: 3:22.885
2nd. Mark Wallace: 3:25.421
3rd. Baptiste Pierron: 3:25.561
4th. Kye A'Hern: 3:25.834
5th. Davide Palazzari: 3:25.987
5:28 PDT: Juan Munoz Takes 2nd
Juan Munoz has a wild run as he crosses the line 0.98 seconds back from Luca Shaw.
5:41 PDT: Top 5 After 15 Riders
1st. Luca Shaw: 3:22.885
2nd. Juan Munoz: 3:23.865
3rd. Max Hartenstern: 3:24.233
4th. Mark Wallace: 3:25.421
5th. Baptiste Pierron: 3:25.561
5:51 PDT: Laurie Greenland Skips Finals
Laurie Greenland is still struggling with the illness going around the pits in Les Gets and is not starting finals today.
5:54 PDT: Loic Bruni Goes Fastest by 2.6 Seconds
What a run from Loic Bruni as he is powered on by an incredible home crown to take the hot seat.
5:57 PDT: Finn Iles Takes 3rd
Finn Iles can't match his teammate and rival in the overall title race as he crosses the line 3.087 back.
5:58 PDT: Top 5 with 10 Riders Remaining
1st. Loic Bruni: 3:20.228
2nd. Luca Shaw: 3:22.885
3rd. Finn Iles: 3:23.315
4th. Juan Munoz: 3:23.865
5th. Max Hartenstern: 3:24.233
6:05 PDT: Bernard Kerr Slots into 4th
Bernard Kerr has a few wobbles through the dust as he ends his finals run 3.505 off the pace of Loic Bruni.
6:08 PDT: Greg Minnaar Goes 2nd-Fastest So Far
Greg Minnaar has a great run as he falls back from Loic Bruni by 2.5 seconds.
6:18 PDT: Andreas Kolb Takes the Lead by 0.495 Seconds
Andreas Kolb is looking to deny a French win on home soil as he best Loic Bruni by just 0.495 seconds.
6:19 PDT: Top 5 with 5 Riders Remaining
1st. Andreas Kolb: 3:19.733
2nd. Loic Bruni: 3:20.228
3rd. Greg Minnaar: 3:22.811
4th. Luca Shaw: 3:22.885
5th. Finn Iles: 3:23.315
6:22 PDT: Jackson Goldstone Crosses the Line 0.25 Back
Jackson Goldstone pulled back a lot of time in the steeps but it wasn't enough as he ended his run 0.25 back from Andreas Kolb.
6:27 PDT: Troy Brosnan Falls 0.9 Seconds Back
Troy Brosnan can't quite match the winning pace as he loses time at the bottom to sit in fourth.
6:29 PDT: Dakotah Norton Slides Out
Dakotah Norton loses grip in the dust just before the road gap and misses a chance at another top result in France.
6:35 PDT: Loris Vergier Goes 2nd by 0.2 Seconds
Loris Vergier comes close but isn't quite fast enough to dethrone Andreas Kolb. Only Benoit Coulanges can stop Andreas from taking his second World Cup win.
6:38 PDT: Benoit Coulanges Wins in Les Gets
Les Gets delivers another French win as Benoit Coulanges finally wins a World Cup.