Final Results from EWS La Thuile 2021 Race 1

Jul 8, 2021 at 0:18
by Ed Spratt  
Josh Carlson smashes one of the many switchbacks that drop off the ridge line on Stage 2.

The EWS is back for another week of doubleheader racing. For the first race of the week, riders will take on four stages over 30km with 2,700m of descending. In the U21 racing, there were two big winners today, Simonka Kuchynkova securing a lead of over 40 seconds on Sophie Riva and Luke Meier-Smith winning every stage today.

For the Elite Women, it was a close battle between Melanie Pugin and Isabeau Courdurier until the final stage, where a 19th place finish for Isabeau knocked her back to sixth in the overall making way for Melanie Pugin to take her second overall win in 2021. Another big result was Harriet Harnden coming fresh off racing the XC World Cup in Les Gets to take a solid second-place finish in the Elite Women's overall.

Richie Rude and Jack Moir were again the riders to watch with some incredibly close racing again in La Thuile. Rain began falling as the top-ranked men hit stage 3 and it was getting pretty heavy on the fourth and final stage of the day. The final stage shoke up the results, but it was Richie Rude who just edged ahead to take his second Overall win of the season.

Check out the full results from racing in La Thuile.




Elite Women


1st. Melanie Pugin: 27:59.39
2nd. Harriet Harnden: 28:22.82
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 28:25.39
4th. Morgane Charre: 28:28.66
5th. Noga Korem: 28:45.83


Elite Men


1st. Richie Rude: 23:40.31
2nd. Jack Moir: 23:42.12
3rd. Adrien Dailly: 23:55.53
4th. Jesse Melamed: 24:10.05
5th. Vid Persak: 24:17.98



U21 Women


1st. Simonka Kuchynkova: 31:09.06
2nd. Sophie Riva: 31:50.85
3rd. Helen Weber: 33:29.92
4th. Justine Henry: 37:17.27


U21 Men


1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 24:29.43
2nd. Jamie Edmondson: 24:43.71
3rd. Jackson Goldstone: 25:19.62
4th. Alexis Icardo: 25:26.11
5th. Tarmo Ryynanen: 25:26.82




Full Results

Elite Women

Top 50 Elite Men

U21 Women

U21 Men



Live Updates


4:56 am PDT

Richie Rude Wins Stage 4 for the Elite Men

Richie Rude just takes the win on the final stage of the day with less than a second back to Jack Moir.

1st. Richie Rude: 8:56.31
2nd. Jack Moir: +0.98
3rd. Vid Persak: +1.04
4th. Adrien Dailly: +6.34
5th. Kasper Woolley: +11.03

Richie Rude Wins the Fourth Round of the EWS in La Thuile

1st. Richie Rude: 23:40.31
2nd. Jack Moir: 23:42.12
3rd. Adrien Dailly: 23:55.53
4th. Jesse Melamed: 24:10.05
5th. Vid Persak: 24:17.98



4:52 am PDT

Adrien Dailly has come the closest to Vid Persak's time so far, but no one has come within five seconds.



4:48 am PDT

Martin Maes has crossed the line in 56th place, this will definitely affect his place in the overall standings today. We hope he has not had any serious problems on the fourth stage and we will provide an update if we hear more.



4:35 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Men to hit Stage 4 the current top five is:

1st. Vid Persak 8:57.35
2nd. Kasper Woolley: +9.99
3rd. Brady Stone: +11.24
4th. Juan Gabriel Torralba Garasa: +16.58
5th. Edgar Carballo Gonzalez: +17.01



4:32 am PDT

Harriet Harnden Wins Stage 4 for the Elite Women

Harriet Harnden dominates the fourth and final stage with a massive ten-second margin on Melanie Pugin.

1st. Harriet Harnden: 10:33.83
2nd. Melanie Pugin: +10.04
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: +13.87
4th. Morgane Charre: +24.59
5th. Noga Korem: +31.25

Melanie Pugin Wins the Third Round of the EWS in La Thuile

1st. Melanie Pugin: 27:59.39
2nd. Harriet Harnden: 28:22.82
3rd. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 28:25.39
4th. Morgane Charre: 28:28.66
5th. Noga Korem: 28:45.83



4:28 am PDT

Harriet Harnden now goes fastest on stage four by a huge 13-second margin.



4:23 am PDT

Georgia Astle currently leads out the Elite Women by over two seconds as the top riders are hitting the stage.



4:00 am PDT

As the top-ranked Elite Women make their way to the final stage the current top five is:

1st. Rachel Pageau: 11:13.98
2nd. Lena Arndt: +39.74
3rd. Nadine Ellecosta: +41.94
4th. Chloe Taylor: +46.69
5th. Leah Maunsell: +48.37



3:57 am PDT

Martin Maes Wins Stage 3 for the Elite Men

Martin Maes has won the third stage of the day by nearly two seconds over Adrien Dailly.

1st. Martin Maes: 5:10.21
2nd. Adrien Dailly: +1.90
3rd. Jesse Melamed: +3.02
4th. Jack Moir: +3.35
5th. Richie Rude: +3.74

Overall after Stage 3:

1st. Richie Rude: 14:44.00
2nd. Jack Moir: 14:44.83
3rd. Martin Maes: 14:46.36



3:53 am PDT

Adrien Dailly is the first to come within two seconds of Maes' time. There are some big gaps at the top but there are still a few riders to take on the third stage.



3:45 am PDT

Rain has started to fall in La Thuile as the top 30 Elite Men are taking on Stage 3. Racing was shifted to earlier in the day to avoid some storms predicted for this afternoon, but with the bad weather already hitting the course it will be interesting to see how this shakes up the results.



3:43 am PDT

Martin Maes is again an early front runner on Stage 3 as he goes nearly seven seconds faster.



3:33 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Men to hit Stage 3 the current top five is:

1st. Vid Persak 5:17.19
2nd. Kasper Woolley: +0.06
3rd. Brady Stone: +2.27
4th. Edgar Carballo Gonzalez: +3.51
5th. Connor Fearon: +3.66



3:30 am PDT

Isabeau Courdurier Wins Stage 3 for the Elite Women

Isabeau Courdurier bests Melanie Pugin on the third stage to take her second win so far in La Thuile. The overall is going to be very tight between the two riders.

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 6:05.05
2nd. Melanie Pugin: +2.33
3rd. Noga Korem: +5.19
4th. Morgane Charre: +6.56
5th. Harriet Harnden: +9.78

Overall after Stage 3:

1st. Isabeau Courdurier
2nd. Melanie Pugin
3rd. Morgane Charre



3:28 am PDT

The times keep falling with each rider as Noga Korem takes the top time by four seconds on Harriet Harnden who bested the previous fastest time of Andreane Lanthier Nadeau.



3:26 am PDT

It's now Andreane Lanthier Nadeau who takes the top spot and Ella Conolly goes into second ahead of Katy Winton.



3:25 am PDT

A great ride from Katy Winton now slots her into the top spot so far on Stage 3. Katy found over four seconds on Estelle Charles' time and over 16 seconds separates the top five.



3:22 am PDT

Estelle Charles now goes into the lead with a gap of nearly eight seconds to Georgia Astle.



3:21 am PDT

Georgia Astle has had a great run on Stage 3 and sits fastest by over eight and a half seconds.



3:18 am PDT

As the top-ranked Elite Women hit Stage 2 the current top five is:

1st. Laura Battista: 6:47.66
2nd. Isabella Naughton: +0.90
3rd. Louise Margareta Paulin: +2.48
4th. Rachel Pageau: +8.26
5th. Chloe Taylor: +15.06



3:16 am PDT

Luke Meier-Smith Wins Every Stage for the U21 Men

Luke Meier-Smith has dominated today taking the win on all four stages. Jamie Edmondson came second on the final stage of the day, just over a second back.

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 9:05.05
2nd. Jamie Edmondson: +1.22
3rd. Alexis Icardo: +13.38
4th. Simone Pelissero: +13.66
5th. Jackson Goldstone: +17.22



3:03 am PDT

Simonka Kuchynkova Wins Stage 4 for the U21 Women

Simonka Kuchynkova wins the last stage of the day and takes the overall for the first race of the week in La Thuille.

1st. Simonka Kuchynkova: 11:47.93
2nd. Sophie Riva: +23.50
3rd. Helen Weber: +25.04
4th. Justine Henry: +2:36.10



3:00 am PDT

Richie Rude Wins Stage 2 for the Elite Men

Richie Rude takes another stage win but this time it is only by 0.28 seconds over Jack Moir. The gap between the top two Elite Men has been so close so far today.

1st. Richie Rude: 4:32.97
2nd. Jack Moir: +0.28
3rd. Martin Maes: +4.70
4th. Jesse Melamed: +5.63
5th. Jose Borges: +7.59

Overall after Stage 2

1st. Richie Rude
2nd. Jack Moir
3rd. Martin Maes
4th. Adrien Dailly
5th. Jesse Melamed



2:58 am PDT

Richie Rude goes fastest by nearly five seconds with just Jack Moir to go.



2:53 am PDT

Adrien Dailly has come the closest to Maes' time so far but he is still over three seconds off the pace.



2:44 am PDT

Martin Maes takes another early lead on Stage 2 as he goes over seven seconds faster than Gustav Wildhaber.



2:35 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Men to hit Stage 2 the current top five is:

1st. Kasper Woolley: 4:46.04
2nd. Alexandre Cure: +0.11
3rd. Vid Persak: +0.44
4th. George Brannigan: +1.96
5th. Brady Stone: +2.39



2:34 am PDT

Melanie Pugin Wins Stage 2 for the Elite Women

Melanie Pugin takes her first stage win on the day and with Isabeau Courdurier just behind in second place it looks like there is going to be a close fight in the Women's racing as well.

1st. Melanie Pugin: 5:15.61
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: +3.96
3rd. Morgane Charre: +7.49
4th. Noga Korem: +9.75
5th. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: +10.66

Overall after Stage 2:

1st. Melanie Pugin: 11:08
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 11:10
3rd. Morgane Charre: 11:18



2:30 am PDT

Isabeau Courdurier now goes fastest by over three and a half seconds.



2:29 am PDT

Andreane Lanthier Nadeau takes the lead on Stage 2 by over three seconds, but Noga Korem just bests her time by 0.91.



2:26 am PDT

Estelle Charles is the closest so far to Morgane as she goes just three seconds back.



2:24 am PDT

Morgane Jonnier takes a big lead so far on Stage 2 with an 11-second gap to Veronika Bruchle, the current second-placed rider.



2:20 am PDT

The top-ranked Elite Women are now taking on Stage 2.



2:19 am PDT

Luke Meier-Smith Take his Third Win for the U21 Men

Luke Meier-Smith is fastest on the third stage, going three for three on stage wins so far today.

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 5:21.40
2nd. Martino Lani: +5.60
3rd. Jamie Edmondson: +5.66
4th. Tarmo Ryynanen: +6.37
5th. Nans Arnaud: +9.70



2:17 am PDT

Sophie Riva Wins Stage 3 for the U21 Women

After falling back on Stage 2 Sophie Riva is back at the top on the third stage today.

1st. Sophie Riva: 6:46.99
2nd. Simonka Kuchynkova: +6.98
3rd. Helen Weber: +29.64
4th. Justine Henry: +1:51.05



1:47 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked Elite Women to hit Stage 2 the current top five is:

1st. Rachel Pageau: 5:53.04
2nd. Chloe Taylor: +10.41
3rd. Sidonie Jolidon: +12.06
4th. Kate Lawrence: +20.96
5th. Lea Salome Rutz: +30.56



1:44 am PDT

Luke Meier-Smith Secures Another Stage Win for the U21 Men

Luke Meier-Smith is once again fastest on Stage 2 as he finds over four seconds on Jamie Edmondson.

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 4:49.25
2nd. Jamie Edmondson: +4.29
3rd. Alexis Icardo: +6.44
4th. Nans Arnaud: +9.15
5th. Francescu Camoin: +9.29



1:42 am PDT

Simonka Kuchynkova Takes a Big Win on Stage 2 for the U21 Women

Simonka Kuchynkova dominates the U21 Women on the second stage as she secured a huge 27 second lead on Sophie Riva.

1st. Simonka Kuchynkova: 5:52.33
2nd. Sophie Riva: +27.98
3rd. Helen Weber: +1:04.55
4th. Justine Henry: +1:06.20



1:38 am PDT

Richie Rude Wins Stage 1 for the Elite Men

Richie Rude take his first stage win today as he edges 0.94 seconds ahead of Jack Moir. It looks like we will once again see a close battle between the two Val Di Fassa race winners.

1st. Richie Rude: 4:57.08
2nd. Jack Moir: +0.94
3rd. Martin Maes: +1.40
4th. Adrien Dailly: +2.74
5th. Ed Masters: +2.92



1:32 am PDT

The times are getting closer to Maes as Adrien Dailly and Ed Masters both coming within two seconds of the current top time.



1:23 am PDT

Martin Maes is back racing in La Thuile this week and he has already taken the top time so far on stage one with a 10-second gap to Mckay Vezina.



1:15 am PDT

As the top 30 Elite Men make their way down stage one the current top five for the stage is:

1st. Mckay Vezina: 5:08.53
2nd. Tommaso Francardo: +2.17
3rd. Connor Fearon: +3.1
4th. Clement Charles: +3.66
5th. Kasper Woolley: +4.11



1:10 am PDT

Isabeau Courdurier Wins Stage 1 for the Elite Women

Isabeau Courdurier just takes the victory on stage one as she pulls a two-second margin on Melanie Pugin with a large gap of five seconds back to Morgane Charre.

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 5:50.45
2nd. Melanie Pugin: +2.08
3rd. Morgane Charre: +5:08
4th. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: +5.87
5th. Estelle Charles: +8.76



0:25 am PDT

As we wait for the top-ranked riders to hit stage one the current Elite Women's top five on the first stage is:

1st. Rachel Pageau: 6:19.12
2nd. Chloe Taylor: +15.52
3rd. Kate Lawrence: +22.67
4th. Nadine Ellecosta: +25.53
5th. Sidonie Jolidon: +27.57



0:20 am PDT

Luke Meier-Smith Wins Stage 1 for the U21 Men

Luke Meier-Smith comes out on top after the first stage of the day with Jamie Edmondson three second behind. Jackson Goldstone comes across the line in third.

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 5:13.73
2nd. Jamie Edmondson: +3.11
3rd. Jackson Goldstone: +4.50
4th. Nans Arnaud: +10.42
5th. Tarmo Ryynanen: +10.50



0:20 am PDT

Sophie Riva Wins Stage 1 for the U21 Women

After taking on the first stage of the day Sophie Riva has come out on top with a sizeable 2.71 second margin on Simonka Kuchynkova.

1st. Sophie Riva: 6:32.12
2nd. Simonka Kuchynkova: +2.71
3rd. Helen Weber: +31.32
4th. Justine Henry: +44.55






136 Comments

  • 133 1
 Jack Moir and Richie Rude so close together you could think they're sitting on a Tandem
  • 78 17
 hope they have more than one bottleholder on that tandem
  • 23 33
flag mo-T (Jul 8, 2021 at 9:05) (Below Threshold)
 @funkzander: If I was Jack I for sure wouldn't share a bottle with Richie! Who knows what he's got in there.
  • 35 53
flag PHeller (Jul 8, 2021 at 9:21) (Below Threshold)
 Get effin bent.

Richie served his time.

You don't beat one of the fastest WCDH riders with special sauce, you do it with skill, which, considering Rude's record as one of the most successful EWS racers, he's got plenty of. Bottle or no bottle.

The substances he tested positive for are relatively common in sports energy mixes. They are stimulants or bronchodilators, not steroids'. Readily available and widely prescribed ADHD and Asthma medications do the same thing. For all we know, plenty of former WC champs and EWS racers have had the stuff in their system but never got tested for it.

You really want people in your professional life ragging on you about a mistake you made years ago?
  • 68 0
 Uhm.. Goldstone going to be running in the XC events too? Kid is already a force- All the best Jackson!
  • 4 0
 And he was at the Malmedy freeride sessions last year also, wasn’t he?
  • 3 0
 @tbmaddux: he did fest series stops as well
  • 3 0
 If he races XC too I’m a fan.
  • 7 0
 @jclnv: that’s the condition, eh?
  • 3 0
 @nvranka: Yeah. Rounded riders rule.
  • 1 0
 @jclnv: I think racing dh and ews is more rounded than many. Xc conflicts with those disciplines pretty heavily
  • 2 0
 Really digging this trend of riders kicking a$$ in multiple disciplines .
  • 3 0
 @ol-sidewinder: I'd lovely see a top end omnium of some sort. Riders race gravity legs then the last race is XC and riders go off according to their time advantage. One bike for all events. Goal is twenty-five riders sprinting for the finish line.
  • 43 5
 More exciting than kick it with your foot and head with your head.
  • 29 1
 less falling & hitting the ground also
  • 12 0
 Yeah but it went in the net thingy. Twice.
  • 28 2
 Like Guy Martin said, “Why would I want to pay to watch 22 over payed ballet dancers chasing a bag of wind?”
  • 9 4
 Is it ok to let the opponents tyres down a bit and change their suspension setups at the start?
Asking for my friend R.Sterling.
  • 7 2
 @Jimfunn: my takeaway thought from watching the soshere game was that England are fantastic at falling over! Dwight Shpedalhacker!!
  • 6 0
 @betsie: Sounds more like Tom Brady
  • 12 0
 Moir exciting
  • 5 2
 They should be the one getting some of these millions...
  • 2 1
 @anyexcusetoride: the ball bag?
  • 5 1
 If they'd been playing footie, Reece would have won at Les Gets. By an absolute mile.
  • 13 0
 @BenPea: I dunno. Looked like a dive to me.
  • 1 0
 @k333martin: how have I not heard this quote. Love GM
  • 2 2
 @k333martin: I think the actual quote was “I have nothing against football. It just seems very wasteful losing two hours of my life to watch 22 millionaires on TV chasing a bag full of wind in their underwear.”

Top man Guy Martin but quotes like that are his currency now. Also he’s extremely honest so read the first sentence.

20 million people watched England on Wednesday not including the 60000 in the stadium, are you jealous as I don’t see what football has to do with EWS results?
  • 2 0
 @betsie: Exactly why have you picked on Raheem Sterling here?
  • 1 1
 @jemscott: Because he dived and got handed a penalty that would 100% have been overturned by VAR had the game been anywhere else?

Don't even start on how this should have been a penalty before you imagine the same situation went Denmark's way. You wouldn't shut up about it for months to come Smile


Granted England played better that night and I like seeing better teams win. I don't like blind refs deciding results though.
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: fair point well put! Although he does move incredibly fast with the ball at his feet, he's small by modern footballer standards and the Danish defenders are massive. If you have played a bit you know it does not take much in those situations but yeah, he has incredible balance normally so you have a valid point.

They all do so still happy we won!
  • 1 2
 @jemscott:
I was talking about the Scottish poet; Richard Sterling.

Written on the side of Loch Lomond in 1914

LONELY I linger'd when you went,....... this is the guy going before me on my race run
Recalling how the days had fled ......... This is about my training and pracitce
Each with its mingled treasure pent...... going for podium
Of shine and shade rememberèd. . . .
Oh, how I crush'd the grapes divine,.... that 29er rear wheel just hit something
Blending a flood of wakeful wine. ......... dang, I just pedal slipped and got my shins
Next look'd I on the well-lov'd scene, ..... I can see the finish line
Eager its ready wealth to glean:............ going pinned to the final straight
And forg'd therefrom a cup of gold--...... gold is beyond me, but you know, everyone else gets a flat you never know
Red hills, blue loch, and islands green--
(Rare alchemy!). So could it hold .......... will my time be enough for the win
That vintage of our joy, and I ................. Podiums time.
Drink deep the draught of memory. ....... that mistake cost me a place or 2

Smile

Ok, so I found that poem on google and made up some random s#!t.
Raheem dived, great player and England have been the best team in the tournament, but cheating is cheating and makes whatever happens after the dive pretty hollow. Best thing the Ref could do is crack down on diving from both sides in the final from the start (although the Italians think its part of the beautiful game).
  • 3 0
 @jemscott: For sure, absolutely not taking anything away from his skill and speed. I have played a bit and I'm only 5'9/slim so I understand the pain haha.

It's just that in this specific case VAR showed no touch at all the first time, and the second defender's thigh was just there when Raheem was already falling. The ref was wrong, no way around that. Kind of a shame because I know England was perfectly capable of winning without his help.

Anyway, the final should be a good watch. I was already thinking a few games back that it was gonna be ENG-ITA, both stood out from the beginning.
  • 1 0
 @betsie: England have been better than Italy?
  • 1 0
 @bananowy: Yeah lets hope so, good watch, fair game & England win by the odd goal - not asking too much!

Enjoy the game and hope you had a few ££ on that final prediction :-)
  • 25 0
 Jackson Goldstone is going to need a new shelf at home for all his 2021 trophies he’ll be bringing home from Europe. How long before he’s the most expensive fantasy rider in both Enduro and DH?
  • 6 0
 He's definitely going to incur some overweight baggage fees on the way home.
  • 24 0
 0.83 seconds bettwen richie and jack, come on jack channel yopur inner stevo powers
  • 10 0
 We got a Stevo superfan
  • 19 0
 Looks like Sam Hill is having a season similar to Aaron Gwin, amazing how loosing so much racing last year has affected their performance. Be it fitness or motivation or just been a bit rusty. This makes me respect Greg Minnaar all the more, almost always in the top 10, and still challenging for wins. Goat.
  • 26 0
 @wesleyfleatus: GM at nearly 40 spends his time playing bikes and partying, always smiling and looking better now than 20 years ago.
And the guys getting married and having kids are struggling at 33 and 35.
Say no more, I know what my life goals are.
  • 1 0
 My hero
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: that’s really it, his whole life is centered around racing and bikes still. Gwin and Hill are 90% there, but at that level you have to be 110%
  • 8 4
 @AyJayDoubleyou: Kids everytime Bro. Getting to ride and sacrificing your ride time is hard but makes riding with your kids so much sweeter than strangers adoring you. No question. The best people in the world are 9 to 5 parents whom have to work and then in free time actually then sacrifice a good decade of their ride time to have others appreciate and develop skills, because the payback is so good.
  • 2 1
 @FoesKnows: nailed it.
  • 2 0
 Poor Sam, was hoping to see him back as a force this year. He is still fast as f*ck but the rest is just a bit quicker these days. He may need a new discepline which does only point down the hill, with no climbs - should he try downhill... wondering if this would be something he could be good at... Wink
I wish Sam confidence and strong legs, as this could be the missing puzzel to this years races.
But not only he is struggeleing look a Maes, no kids and also not where he could be.

I think the competition just got more serious this year.
  • 1 0
 For us mortals (including me, I am very much an unskilled amateur) maybe, but if my choice was be a good father, or be the greatest gravity rider ever, its a no brainer.

And for men, we are fertile well into our fifties, so doing both is not impossible.

For women it is different, I can well understand the descisions of Rachel Atherton and Cathrine Pendrel for example.
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: Ill give you the tip mate, being fit and able and riding with your kids and the physical practice of raising kids is so much easier at 30 than 50. You will be 60 when kids 10, when you 65 they just starting to get good. You wont do much riding with your kids if you have them late in life.
  • 20 0
 So pleased for Katy Winton. I hope the factory teams that didn't pick her up are realising what a bad mistake that was. Nukeproof should make her FULL factory!
  • 5 0
 Can't believe there are 4 British Women in the to 25 not on factory teams!
  • 2 0
 I'm still trying to figure out why she isn't signed. She's consistently in the top 20. I think many teams have dropped the ball here and it's a shame.
  • 1 0
 @MrMentallo: I agree mate.
  • 20 0
 My man Vid Persak 3rd in S4! 5th overall!
  • 9 0
 1 second behind on a 9-minute stage.
  • 6 0
 Bravo Vid!
  • 5 0
 Congrats Vid!! Top result!
  • 2 0
 Bravo Vid. Noro.
  • 18 1
 Kasper out of nowhere with a 7th. Nice!
  • 7 0
 Wasn't Kasper consistently one of the fastest juniors? As long as he can stay healthy, I think he'll be up there.
  • 6 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: For sure. He was way down in 47th and 57th in the last two rounds, so this jump up to 7th is more where I expected to see him.
  • 15 0
 yeah ALN, well done and well deserved!
  • 15 0
 Sam Frown
  • 6 0
 Not Sam Hill's year,it seems...
Also Florien Nicolai,what's up with him?
  • 2 0
 Double post
  • 4 0
 @nozes: Flo injured himself just before the season, realistically nowhere near 100% yet.
  • 7 0
 He won three overalls in a row, let the man chill...
  • 1 0
 @FredrikWestman: Somehow missed that,thanks.
  • 3 0
 Masters at 35 next year, will street the podium.
  • 13 0
 Katy Winton must be pleased with that result. A huge leap up the leaderboard!
  • 12 0
 Awesome job ALN and Jesse!
  • 26 0
 And Kasper for the huge result!
  • 11 0
 Keeps to amaze me that Slawek Lukasik is still a privateer with such a solid results in EWS
  • 4 0
 Agreed!
  • 3 0
 Best no-team rider, again. How about that Wyn? xD

Also, if Slawek doesn't get a team after this season, I swear to god, I'll make a team for him! ... But money....
  • 2 0
 Great rider! BTW he has some sponsors.
  • 5 0
 @ThePx: Agreed. Though 'some sponsors' does not equal a proper team. A couple of months ago he said in his vlog that he's able to go to races mostly due to support form his parents and his girlfriend...

He used to race iXSs Cup in previous years, won or podiumed many times, he also was European DH Champion in 2017. Many times he beat guys like Kolb, Trummer - they both landed decent deals already. It's hard to compete at this level if you can't afford to go to all the races, me thinks. Hence all the frothing on my behalf Smile
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 @chmurka3rg: Thanks for explaination, I totally agree - he isn't at professional team and have to put of lot of work into it. On this level, best PL rider must have sponsors, it was be bad if he hadn't. But in Poland it is very hard to get some big ones. My post may sound inapropirete at first Smile
I keep my finger crossed for him to complete this seasson the best possible!
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 Good to see Martin coming back strong.
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 Need Sam in the mix....seems odd not seeing him up there....
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 Yeah Vid!
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 Come on Pinkbike! Add Slawek Lukasik to the fantasy draft! This man is a weapon!
  • 7 0
 Katy Winton Top Ten! Woop!.......
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 Awesome race for Kasper Woolley!
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 dang only one stars and stripes in the top 50. At least it was at the top. good job Richie!!!
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 The final stage shoke up the results....shook?

Anyway Fearon nice work for a side hustle with a 21st and 14th mate.

RAdelaide.
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 Unbelievable how tight this is in both elite categories. Absolutely prime!
  • 5 0
 Gaboom Tapio Ryynänen! Hell yeah!
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 Damn Auto correct! Tarmo Ryynänen and gaboom igen på svenska.
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 Great to see Maes back in the mix. The men's field is absolutely stacked.
  • 5 0
 Amazing how little time separates the men.
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 GO BORGES!
  • 4 1
 Would like to see more stars and stripes in the elite men's results. RR is all alone at the top.
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 Seriously, why are 'Muricans so bad at enduro (Dick Rude excluded)? We have mountains and lots of people, dammit get to shredding everyone!
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 @withdignityifnotalacrity: EBikes and SUV's while proclaiming their lineage of environmental stewardship?
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 @withdignityifnotalacrity: I think it’s because IMBA has sanitized all our trails and BLM and Forest Service are afraid of the gnar on trails in their system. It seems like nothing but flow trails get built anymore and enduros aren’t run much in bike parks. Our juniors need more rock gardens and deep washed out ruts. Will somebody please think about the children!!!
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 @whambat: These exist, but the problem is that it is a "don't get caught" scenario. The unfortunate truth is that the best trails I've ever ridden are unmarked gaps in the bushes that you will not find on trailforks.
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 @4thflowkage: I know what you speak of, but as long as they stay secret (which they have to), enough of our riders won’t get exposed to them. Our policy wonks in charge of this country’s open space need to be amenable to better trails. I remember how much of a fight a couple people from Keystone had to put up with the forest service back in the early aughts to get a legit bike park built in the US. Every other bike park in the US had an easier time after they paved the way for it. Forest Service is now ok with the ski areas taking the liability of those kind of trails now, but want to keep the other trails XC. I’d argue some of the best trails in the US for training to race enduro in Europe are old hiking/ mining trails that have eroded out to mangled messes before an IMBA trail crew gets in there to re-build them “sustainably.”
  • 3 1
 Just saw Moir's interview after the race. Dude had food poisoning and no sleep the night before... And is less than 2 second from a win?!?!
My man.
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 It's great to see Katy back in the mix after everything shes put into this season. I hope grampa and gramma are proud of her.
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 I'm still wondering why Katy Winton STILL isn't signed. Consistently finishing in the top 20 as a privateer. This is a failure by many teams to sign such a talent. She's out-performing a ton of signed riders.
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 The way their budgets go, she’s not going to be signed until the end of the season for next year. I bet quite a few are looking at her now, though.
  • 1 0
 WOOO! Picked the winners for men and women nd also Harriet Harnden! Then of course all my other men (COME ON matt Walker!) totally failed.
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 is Sam saving up for the olympics also??
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 Cant be easy getting a good results with a field of top riders Ibut am really surprised sams so far back .looks like elliot heaps is the no1 for crc now
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 i must've clicked on at least 3 green plus signs to see individual stage results.
  • 4 0
 ALN!
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 Harriet Harnden is on a tear lately
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 EWS is such a rad format, but if they don't figure out how to somehow film it live I fear it will die.
  • 3 0
 I hope shawnneer is ok
  • 2 0
 What happened?
  • 3 0
 What happened with Neer?
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 Edward Masters ):
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 Yes Harriet! You flower, my dark horse, you!*

* not sure that was actually in english....
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 Great result Elliott Heap!
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 Simona Kuchynkova!
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 Nice one Jamie!
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 Go Sophie Riva Go!!!
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 Bike check of Simona bike could be of interest to some...
  • 1 0
 What happened to Sam Hill? Did Maes had a mechanical??
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 Maes crashed on a (wet) wooden bridge in stage 4 according his Insta
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 Kasper wooly killing it! Fuk yeah!
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 No Masters! Shocker! Poor Effort Pink Bike
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 "Sam Hill sucks" - said from my couch while covered in cheesy chip dust
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 Why is there no live streaming?
  • 6 2
 Cos, y'know um, bit difficult.
  • 2 1
 @ColquhounerHooner:
Thanks !
Ban the TS !
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 @ColquhounerHooner: Sat here watching the website update. It's like the olden days of football on the teletext.

Harriet Harnden seems amazing - she was at les gets last week doing well in xc.
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 @ColquhounerHooner: 4 stages raced twice over a weekend

Surely they could set up some shirt off live stream
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 @Kimbers: how does enduro work, does each race category group up before dropping in?

I think it would be too difficult (and expensive) to set up good coverage on a race venue that big. However, I do think they could maybe show the queens stage and just run that like a dh broadcast.
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