Final Results from the Leogang DH World Cup 2022

Jun 11, 2022 at 1:04
by Ed Spratt  
That first win is edging ever closer for Benoit Coulanges.


The third round of the 2022 downhill World Cup in Leogang provided another day of incredible racing. In the Junior Racing, Phoebe Gale laid down a dominant run to pull ahead of the fastest qualifier Jenna Hastings by 14 seconds. Round one and two winner Gracey Hemstreet had to settle for third place today, just over 15 seconds off the pace. For the Junior Men, it was Jordan Williams who built on his Fort William win to pull ahead of Jackson Goldstone by four seconds. A great performance by Lachlan Stevens-McNab puts him in third place.

Camille Balanche proves she is once again the one to beat in Leogang after a perfect and controlled run saw her take the win by over 11 seconds. Myriam Nicole had some problems at the top of the course but kept it clean the rest of the course to take second place. Eleonora Farina also had a great run to secure third. The Elite Men saw a first-time World Cup winner as Matt Walker just beat fellow British rider Danny Hart to the line by 0.325 seconds. Angel Suarez had an amazing run to take third one and a half seconds back.

Check out the results below.

Results:


Elite Women


1st. Camille Balanche: 4:08.218
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:19.586
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 4:24.281
4th. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258

Elite Men


1st. Matt Walker: 3:28.816
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:29.141
3rd. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
4th. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
5th. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249


Junior Women


1st. Phoebe Gale: 4:28.749
2nd. Jenna Hastings: 4:42.853
3rd. Gracey Hemstreet: 4:43.949
4th. Delia Da Mocogno: 4:48.373
5th. Vanesa Petrovská: 4:52.766

Junior Men


1st. Jordan Williams: 3:39.314
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 3:43.318
3rd. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 3:43.969
4th. Davide Cappello: 3:44.172
5th. Remy Meier-Smith: 3:53.407



Full Results:

Elite Women


Elite Men


Junior Women


Junior Men




Live Race Updates:


Stay tuned for live updates and results from the Leogang DH World Cup

The Elite Women's racing kicks off at: PDT 03:30 / EDT 6:30 / BST 11:30 / CEST 12:30

The Elite Men will start at: PDT 6:30 / EDT 7:30 / BST 12:30 / CEST 13:30



3:35 am PDT

Mariana Salazar sets the first time of the day for the Elite Women with a 4:54.264



3:40 am PDT

After the first six riders the current standings are:

1st. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
2nd. Mille Johnset: 4:37.854
3rd. Siel Van Der Velden: 4:42.469
4th. Léona Pierrini: 4:44.800
5th. Mariana Salazar: 4:54.264
6th. Mikayla Parton: 5:16.420



3:47 am PDT

Veronika Widmann goes across the line in sixth place, nearly 28 seconds back.



3:49 am PDT

Next up is Mathilde Bernard who went green at three splits but missed out on the top spot so far by nearly five seconds. Missing out on the gap jump out of the woods could have cost her a lot of time.



3:51 am PDT

Frida Ronning ends her run just over 24 seconds back from Louise-Anna Ferguson.



3:52 am PDT

Monika Hrastnik was on a great run but a small crash in the woods could cost her the lead.



3:54 am PDT

After a few mistakes in the tricky woods section, Monika Hrastnik goes into second by only 0.382.



3:55 am PDT

Nina Hoffmann is a huge 11 seconds up going into the woods. She crashed here in qualifying so can she make it clear today.



3:56 am PDT

Disaster for Nina as she goes down twice in the woods, this section could be the decider for the win today.



3:57 am PDT

Nina Hoffmann goes 11 and a half seconds back and into fifth, Louise-Anna Ferguson continues to lead with five riders left.



3:58 am PDT

With five Elite Women left at the top the current standings are:

1st. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
2nd. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258
3rd. Mathilde Bernard: 4:34.658
4th. Mille Johnset: 4:37.854
5th. Nina Hoffmann: 4:41.374



3:59 am PDT

Eleonora Farina has a fast and clean run to go green at every split and take the lead with just four riders left.



4:03 am PDT

Myriam Nicole puts on a masterclass through the woods to take the top spot so far by 4.6 seconds.



4:05 am PDT

A massive crash in the stumps for Marine Cabirou, she is up and on her bike but this will be the end of her run today.



4:09 am PDT

Vali Höll crashes in the second split after going seven seconds up at the first split. Vali could bring this back if she has a good run through the woods.



4:09 am PDT

Vali is only half a second back going into the woods, this could be close.



4:11 am PDT

A small crash in the woods means the chance of winning has gone for Vali Höll.



4:12 am PDT

Vali Höll crosses the line in fifth place, 13 seconds back.



4:12 am PDT

A huge first split for Camille Balanche as she is over seven and a half seconds up. Can Camille make it three wins in a row here?



4:13 am PDT

Camille is almost eight seconds up going into the woods, will she make it clean and take the win?



4:15 am PDT

Camille Balanche wins for the third time in a row in Leogang with a massive margin of over 11 seconds!



The top five Elite Women are:

1st. Camille Balanche: 4:08.218
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:19.586
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 4:24.281
4th. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258



After the first 20 riders the top five Elite Men so far are:

1st. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
2nd. Dean Lucas: 3:38.642
3rd. Antoine Pierron: 3:39.478
4th. Neko Mulally: 3:41.204
5th. Dan Booker: 3:42.229



5:11 am PDT

After the first 35 riders the top five Elite Men so far are:

1st. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
2nd. Kade Edwards: 3:36.170
3rd. Greg Williamson: 3:38.413
4th. Dean Lucas: 3:38.642
5th. Antoine Pierron: 3:39.478



5:15 am PDT

Despite a mistake in the woods, Dakotah Norton goes into the top spot so far today by just over two seconds.



5:23 am PDT

Dylan Levesque goes across the line in second place after a scary entrance to the gap jump out of the woods.



5:27 am PDT

Luke Meier-Smith attacks all the way down the course and just makes it into the top five.



5:28 am PDT

Loris Vergier is flying with a two-second advantage going into the woods.



5:28 am PDT

Loris ends his run over one and a half seconds up and in first place with 20 riders remaining.



5:30 am PDT

With 20 riders still to start the top five Elite Men so far are:

1st. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
2nd. Dakotah Norton: 3:33.638
3rd. Dylan Levesque: 3:35.441
4th. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
5th. Kade Edwards: 3:36.170



5:36 am PDT

Antoine Vidal was on a rapid run that ends with a crash in the woods. He didn't lose too much time but it will be enough to stop him from getting a top result.



5:42 am PDT

A huge mistake for Greg Minnaar as he goes off the track and has to turn around and go back through the tape.



5:43 am PDT

After going off the track Greg goes into 26th but does set the fastest time through the key section.



5:46 am PDT

Amaury Pierron goes into the lead by almost one and a half seconds, can he hold this and become the first Elite Male rider to win the first three rounds of a World Cup season?



5:49 am PDT

Angel Suarez takes the lead by only 0.160 seconds and ruins Amaury's winning streak.



5:55 am PDT

Andreas Kolb puts down a wild run to cross the line in third place, 0.8 off the lead.



6:02 am PDT

With 10 riders left the top five Elite Men so far are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
5th. Dakotah Norton: 3:33.638



6:16 am PDT

Thibaut Daprela was on a wild run but loses control in the woods and goes down.



6:21 am PDT

At his first World Cup of the year after an injury, Troy Brosnan finishes his run in 13th place.



6:21 am PDT

With five riders left the top five Elite Men so far are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
5th. Charlie Hatton: 3:33.232



6:23 am PDT

Laurie Greenland was green by three seconds at split one but he must have lost a load of time somewhere as he is over five seconds back at split two.



6:25 am PDT

Laurie completes his run in 15th, it sounds like he looped out on a manual at the top of the course.



6:27 am PDT

Danny Hart is green going into the woods! Can he keep this momentum in the steep stuff?



6:28 am PDT

Danny takes the lead by over a second, he is definitely going to be in the top four today.



6:31 am PDT

We could have another new leader as Matt Walker is only 0.058 going into the woods. This could be very close.



6:32 am PDT

Matt goes green in the fourth split, can he keep this to the line?



6:32 am PDT

Matt Walker goes fastest by 0.325 seconds after an incredible run.



6:36 am PDT

Finn Iles looked to be a threat for the win but a slower fourth split knocks him down to sixth with one rider left.



6:37 am PDT

As Benoit Coulanges starts his run we are guaranteed a brand new World Cup winner today.



6:38 am PDT

Benoit is almost half a second up at split two, the woods section is where this race will be won or lost so it's not all over just yet.



6:40 am PDT

A nightmare for Benoit as he crashes in the woods! Matt Walker will win his first Elite World Cup.



6:41 am PDT

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Matt Walker: 3:28.816
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:29.141
3rd. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
4th. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
5th. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249






186 Comments

  • 125 8
 Nice run for Gwin!!!
  • 10 29
flag pistol2ne (Jun 11, 2022 at 8:24) (Below Threshold)
 I was told he wasn't good anymore. Also he's clearly gotten better in the slop since moving from so so cal.
  • 62 5
 @pistol2ne: Aaron once beat everyone in the rain when more than half the field had dry.
youtu.be/PcS1bNSSmTU
  • 25 5
 2 intense factory racers in the top 20 w Dak. Glad to see them representing
  • 22 0
 @tullie: I was there that day, and it effing poured for a solid hour before he did that, was mental.
  • 19 5
 Team USA looking good! Not quite back to par with Team France, but we'll take it...
  • 15 43
flag SterlingArcher (Jun 11, 2022 at 10:31) (Below Threshold)
 @pistol2ne: 11th place! YAY Dominant again!!
  • 10 44
flag SterlingArcher (Jun 11, 2022 at 10:32) (Below Threshold)
 @audeo03: don’t compliment the French. That’s so unMAGA
  • 12 0
 @audeo03: or GB for that matter
  • 2 0
 @tullie: One of the best runs ever.
  • 3 1
 @SterlingArcher:
I bet he will get a top 10 at som point.
  • 2 1
 @tullie: I hadn't watched that in a while forgot how absolutely dominant he can be on his day.
  • 1 3
 His bike looked setup weird , like the rebound was fast on the rear and slow on the fork
  • 3 1
 Training on the beast coast!
  • 6 7
 @mikaeljc: I’m totally joking around. 11th place is not unworthy of respect. With the guys in the top of the field these days, coming in top 20 is pretty f*cking good
  • 4 2
 @tullie: I'm aware, I watched that live. He also won without a chain. He has stated he always said he struggled in the wet living in so cal. He moved to Tennessee and with a better field this is a great result.
  • 13 20
flag billybonkers9 (Jun 11, 2022 at 15:58) (Below Threshold)
 Probably do even better if he stopped bringing his wife on track walks and posing with her for instagram photos and focus more on his race prep. You never saw Gretzky or Jordan’s wives hanging out at practice just saying.
  • 9 0
 @billybonkers9:
That’s not why they didn’t bring their wives to practice………
  • 6 11
flag martin737 (Jun 12, 2022 at 0:51) (Below Threshold)
 @billybonkers9: LOL, someone has to cook for the team, right? Wink
  • 2 0
 @tullie: I miss Claudio
  • 1 0
 @billybonkers9: nobody likes the guy that's just saying
  • 96 0
 Damn, Camille, that was impressive!
  • 41 0
 Unreal dominance. Such composure while still racing fast. 11 seconds in this modern era is massive
  • 8 0
 @stretchza: Absolutely. Great riding but so strong mentally, too.
  • 4 0
 Great riding, without crash in her run. But also interesting than Nina's split before she crashed was equal to Camille. Seems this woods part is not her favourite
  • 1 1
 I'm a fan now. What a dominating performance
  • 3 0
 So composed and dialled. Super impressive.
  • 3 0
 Both Camille and Nina have incredible core stability that translates to looking solid,stable and composed on the bike. Which means less “mistakes “ in the line you take and therefore the less time you loose. Recently saw Nina’s Instagram doing skipping while standing on a Swiss ball and recall Camille talking about doing double decker wobble/skate board mcore stability exercises.
@ringle79:
  • 1 2
 @stretchza: Def a perfect performance coming from Cam, but considering Myriam still suffer from post concussion and crashed during the race, you can’t really say dominance.
  • 1 0
 She is so amazing!!
  • 79 2
 How many Gs did Minnaar pull on that turn? Must’ve just watched the new top gun.. one of the craziest moves I’ve seen in a WC
  • 29 0
 Right? I can't believe the tire stayed on. And then got back on track and set the fastest time through the forest. He is a machine
  • 15 0
 @kookseverywhere

seems like he was writing checks his bike couldn't cash
  • 5 1
 On a Downtime podcast a while back they talked about a study done on the G's a riders body goes through in enduro, iirc they regularly hit 6Gs on compressions, only for very short instances though. Think it was this episode, It's a good listen www.downtimepodcast.com/lewis-kirkwood
  • 1 0
 My heart stopped when I saw Minnaar kamikaze double into the wall ride after we saw (Reveli?) do the same and almost kill himself
  • 60 0
 Brilliant work from Angel Suarez. Long time coming. Congrats!
  • 4 0
 Yup - he is finally starting to reach his potential.
  • 4 0
 So happy to see him on the box, he is so underrated.
  • 49 0
 Yes Matt yes. So well deserved let’s hope you’ve more to come
  • 14 0
 Such a good ride. Well done Matt
  • 20 0
 Yeah great show and Danny boy in 2nd . Watching Benoit’s run was edge of seat stuff !
  • 44 1
 The differences between Camielle and Valis race runs was complete opposites. Vali looked to attack everywhere and Camielle took her time on the tougher sections and applied speed when needed. Incredible clean race run from Cami. Well done!
  • 7 0
 Vali looked to be fighting the bike somewhat, Cami was really composed. A lot must come down to setup, and that Commencal is something special.
  • 7 0
 Camielle has mad core stability which is critical in the wet. Camielle race strategy and execution of mud tyres and not pushing it in the woods paid off when the other top females all seemed to crash. Vali has had bad luck with her crashes in the past. But today was probably the wrong race plan to push so hard in the places she did. She will dominate at some stage. But not knowing when it will be makes racing interesting
  • 5 0
 @gcrider: Great description! It's clear that Vali's abilities are there but it's almost like she's a superhero that has to learn to control her powers. She's super young still. I would have loved to see her run complete against Balanche's run.
  • 2 0
 Camille?...
  • 3 0
 Dumb dyslexic kid. Sorry Camille @chmurka3rg:
  • 3 0
 She does that philosophy "Ride smooth to ride fast", rather than "trying to ride fast". It works every time.
  • 7 0
 @gcrider: Easy mate, dyslexic is not dumb Wink
  • 1 0
 @primarydevices: not the first time either. She was also fighting her bike in Fort Williams. She complained on a podcast that her mechanic wasn't listening to her issues with the suspension and he suggested that she should change her riding instead.
  • 2 0
 @Nuss-95: interesting, I didn't know that. Something is definitely off in the setup. Bike doesn't look right at all (size/suspension etc.). Such a contrast to Cami.
  • 42 1
 Balanche is unbeatable in Leogang. She looks so comfortable in the steep mud where everyone else fails
  • 27 0
 she just rides so calm. super fast where she needs to be, and dials it back a click or two in those mega tricky woods. hardly any dirt on her at the bottom, what an incredible rider.
  • 4 8
flag thenotoriousmic (Jun 11, 2022 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 You see everyone else but I’m only seeing 14 other riders. Where’s the rest of the women?
  • 3 1
 She was so dominant I thought maybe she's been living near Leogang? What a run
  • 8 0
 @DirkMcClerkin:
She lives in Switzerland quite far from Leogang. Was riding in Verbier last Week-end.
  • 4 0
 @Oldgerald: I used to see her a lot with her girlfriend Emilie in Verbier. I love the bikepark.
  • 1 0
 @Planetx888: She does that philosophy "Ride smooth to ride fast", rather than "trying to ride fast". I try the same thing on my home trails and it really helps!
  • 34 1
 Louise Fucking Ferguson!!!!
  • 13 0
 Aimi Jump-Killer Kenyon
  • 3 0
 here she comes!
  • 10 0
 I recall LAF did a Megavalanche a few years ago. Excellent GoPro footage on youTube of her duel with a girl in pink who was in front most of the race.
At about 2/3 distance, Pinkie had a minor spill and Ms F got tangled up in her bike. She apologized and let Pinkie take off again in the lead. World class DH etiquette - always root for her after that
  • 31 0
 Well done the Kiwis Jenna in Second and Lachlan Stevens-McNab that's a hell of a result on the same second as Jackson!!
  • 3 0
 ...Yeah NZ! \m/ how good...
  • 4 0
 Yes bro! I'm so stoked to see the juniors up there. Wish I could've seen thier runs!!!
  • 32 1
 How the f*ck was Laurie 3 seconds faster than anyone in less than 50 seconds of track?
  • 6 1
 he spotted a rat run
  • 1 18
flag mi-bike (Jun 11, 2022 at 8:29) (Below Threshold)
 Anyone? Not 3 seconds faster than some of the guys who started after him.
  • 7 0
 @mi-bike: I came here to check this! He was 3 secs up vs the next fastest for split 1..
Laurie: 46.419
Angel Suarez (2nd on split 1): 49.440

There was only 2.5 seconds between 1st and 5th... So he could have basically won the race if it had all gone to plan!
Unbelievable scenes!
  • 6 1
 Maybe he went full speed through the first timing gate when everyone else was on the brakes, which is why he crashed....?

He said in the finish area that he looped out of a manual though, so not sure how that stacks up.

What a race!
  • 3 0
 @chrisd2684: Yup, I'm eating my own words (+ my hat/shoe):
1. Greenland 46.419
2. A Suarez 49.440 (+3.021)
3. Coulanges 49.446 (+3.027)
4. L Vergier 49.471 (+3.052)
5. R Rocket 49.539 (+3.120)
  • 1 0
 That stuff uptop he absolutly shreds, his leogang footage has always been the best to watch through those pinball sections.
  • 24 0
 Anybody see that jump to flat by Angel? It was right before they cut away to another camera on the motorway, looked like he landed so flat. Holy F!
  • 6 0
 Yes I was scared
  • 4 0
 I jumped on the couch with that one, overshoot of the day for shure!
  • 22 1
 Sooo gutted for Coulanges!!
  • 32 1
 Be more gutted for Laurie, he decimated them all on the first split.
  • 6 0
 Crazy he still got 20th with a crash.
  • 2 0
 Ditto on being gutted for Coulanges too… dunno why but I have always liked his riding & bummed he keeps getting 4th place. That crash was a rough moment to watch, looked like he had it til then - the pressure must've been intense
  • 23 4
 Cami showing how its done! I knew Vali would come out steaming and crash. All about finesse
  • 8 3
 I also knew she will crash. She just goes too hard in race days
  • 10 6
 @Edendino: @wokeandbroke: now do the next stockmarket crash
  • 5 0
 Bull in China shop vs Swiss watchmaker. Different tracks are going to favor different riding styles. Vali will have her days.
  • 16 1
 New standings in Junior categories:

1. Williams: 165
2. Goldstone: 160

1. Hemstreet: 165
2. Gale: 160

Tight races for the World Cup overall title!
  • 1 0
 That's good. It will develop those racers better if there is tight competition before they enter the Elite fields.
  • 16 0
 Big crash and DNF from Marine... Hopefully no (big) injury!
And what a run from Camille!!
  • 19 0
 Marine's crash looked brutal Frown
  • 5 0
 @korev: Horrible!! She just got back to racing. Frown Sad.
  • 14 3
 I think what tends to set Vali apart from the more tenured racers is that she gets SO frustrated when she doesn’t perform well in races she thinks she’s supposed to win. That being said, I think she’s one of the most skilled athletes in the women’s category. She just needs to chill out and have a little fun.
  • 12 2
 Yeh it does look that way. She was so dominant in juniors, maybe she just hasn't really had the opportunity to learn how to deal with not living up to your own expectations. Just speculating of course.
  • 2 0
 @n734535: obviously I have no sway in her ability to ride. If anything, I’m speculating about her attitude as an athlete. I’m not the one winning world-class races. She is.
  • 13 2
 Rob Warner with the Tony Soprano polo on today Wink
Amazing by Louise-Anna Ferguson !
Cami looks next level at moment
Loving the Saturday racing
Come on Finn!!

#weirdlyformattedcommentsthatarenthaikus
  • 12 1
 Stoked for Kade it s getting better and better for him. And nice to see Blenki up there again
  • 15 1
 Kade really seems to be on it this year, consistent (ish) top 20s and perhaps the most steezy rider out there makes him a bloody valuable asset for trek.
  • 9 1
 So sorry for Oisin. Obviously got a bit too hyped but that will come in time. To have the fastest time in the tech sections in qualifying ahead of all those legends is amazing. Not often a first year elite has the fastest section on a track. His time will come.
  • 11 1
 Several years ago people were asking why Angel was on the YT Mob and when he was getting cut for a bunch of 70 and 80th places... O ye' of little faith.
  • 10 0
 Is Claudio back for good? Thought Red Bull had replaced him permanently with Elliott Jackson.
  • 5 0
 I saw in an instagram response Elliot said he was doing a few this year so I think they are splitting it up.
  • 7 0
 WAG: Claudio will stay in Europe and Elliott will be at Snowshoe and MSA.
  • 46 8
 Probably an unpopular opinion but Claudio was good today.
  • 21 1
 Why does everyone dislike Claudio these days? What am I missing?
  • 13 4
 @wpplayer18: @wpplayer18: It's nothing really bad about Claudio (though I've heard enough "doable" and "feasable" for next 10 years or so), but Elliott's knowledge is way more up to date.
  • 5 1
 @wpplayer18: me personally I always enjoyed his course previews, but his commentating is pretty negative and/or blunt without enough humor and positivity to counterbalance. Doesn’t contribute much overall. Elliot is much more positive, funny, and insightful.
  • 4 3
 @dirtbagluvin: My thoughts exactly!!! Negative and blunt. And quite judgmental. Also repetitive.
Although yesterday was a little bit better.

#BringBackElliot!!!
  • 4 0
 @dirtbagluvin: Elliot giggling all the time is so f*cking annoying though. Why the f*ck is he giggling when riders crash
  • 1 0
 @Nuss-95: probably because he knew how loose they were getting/got. Maybe less weed?! Or maybe he’s just nervous.
  • 8 1
 Wow very good race!!!Love to see new people on the podium. Angel Suarez was looking good years ago and now he is delivering!!!Camile race run was insane too,amazing weekend.
Love to see Gwin at 11º place and looking good too,hope he goes up from there.
Minaard fail was insane too,he was really fast.
  • 11 0
 C'MON DANNY!!!!
  • 7 0
 Jackson got down, but still managed to gain time in the lasts splits and get the second. Anyway Jordan was faster in the fisrt split.. They are allready un the top level!!!
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the recap. Too bad RedBull doesn't cover at least a bit of those races.
  • 7 0
 Great W's Race! Marine's crash was wild showing the rut depth in the stump section where she went OTB and just disappeared completely! Scary as hell
  • 6 0
 What a race! My money was on Greenland,and he was going to win this by a mile,but it wasn't meant to be. Anyway,Leogang may not be the most exciting track to watch,but the racing there is proven to be the stuff of legend.
  • 5 0
 Yeah man, 3s up in the first split. Completely sick
  • 1 11
flag thenotoriousmic (Jun 11, 2022 at 8:24) (Below Threshold)
 The old leogang track was the best when it was just balls to the wall flat out speed and the top ten were all within a second of each other.
  • 8 0
 @thenotoriousmic: the old one was too bikeparky, nothing technical and no line choice. But yeah, the racing was close
  • 10 1
 Phoebe Gale!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, she'd have been fourth in the elite!
  • 8 0
 Great job from the young Brits, future looks bright!
  • 9 0
 Yes Jordan!!
  • 8 0
 Louise Ferguson, utter hero.
  • 8 2
 *Aaron Gwin ahead of Laurie Greenland, Troy Brosnan, Luka Shaw and other top... like I said it's getting better. Long live Angel Suarez!!
  • 8 0
 Congrats Matt!
  • 7 0
 Congrats to Matt and Jordan - amazing!
  • 7 1
 What the hell is the camera operator on the gap jump thinking?
  • 8 3
 Jordan Williams smashed the quali times!
  • 5 0
 the track has dried up? Weather seems much better
  • 1 0
 @eekamouse: Could be, but then a dried up bottom woods section could be loads slower as it clogs.
We'll see on the live coverage I guess!
  • 7 1
 BALANCHE NOM DE 'TIEEEEU
  • 5 0
 Man, I'm suck at DH Fantasy Frown
  • 4 1
 Good stuff here but can I just say how yuck those Specialized banner ads look with their «butter collection»? Seriously whitey tighties with skidmarks.
  • 5 0
 Junior- Phoebe Gale, would have placed 4th in pro woman.
  • 4 1
 Big differences between 1 and 2 in both juniors. I guess 2 people just forgot it was slippery and went faster?
  • 5 0
 Jackson crashed
  • 4 1
 When is PB going to come forward and tell us that Benoit Coulanges is just Mike Kazimer in act? Rooting for you Kaz!!
  • 1 0
 @Kayco; WAIT.....Kaz or Levy? I think you meant Levy. Smile
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 @PACNW-MTB: both are way too short to be Benoit
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 Didn't we used to have a seperate posting with the actual start list in previous years? It's not the same as the reverse qualifying order, is it?
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 What a race!
  • 4 1
 Overall, a good day for the Intense crew. 2 of the top 11 spots + a 31 from the young Sherlock.
  • 1 0
 Late following. Danny Hart can ride! the guy should ride rodeo broncs.Wasn't Suarez on YT pre Commencal? Nothing against Commencal. just young talent moving forward!? LOL! pretty awesome!
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 Yes, he was Gwin's YT Mob teammate - I don;t see what that has to do with Commencal?
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 Rob Warner saying Oh Shine O'Callaghan hurts me hahah
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 I know right?
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 How hard is too hard when it comes to a WC race track?

By the time I woke up (west coast USA) it was down to the last ~12 men’s riders, and I found the level of competitiveness a bit underwhelming on the whole. I love when the last 10 riders bump each other off the top step of the podium, but most riders just crashed or slid out enough to ruin any chance of winning. The women’s junior & elite had massive time gaps, presumably for the same reason.

I know the weather can be a huge factor, but I wonder if there’s some way to mitigate that, even a little bit? Especially with a road gap after a particularly gnarly section!

Don’t want to come off too negative - I still love watching the unbelievable skill of the riders (even when they crash!). And it was great to see how well Matt, Danny, and Angel did. I just REALLY love when it’s tighter at the top!
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 Isn’t the main idea to stay on your Bailey’s and in control…………just saying.
  • 1 1
 Ah try bike
  • 2 0
 major respect to DannyHart….he’s still dialing it in. must be his bmx background
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 How does a rider like Laurie lose 8 seconds but they have no camera on him and no idea what happened?
  • 16 1
 because they don't have cameras covering every inch of the track
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 He told Pierron that he looped out on a manual.
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 There are always two riders on the track at the same time, so you can't show both in the live stream. There is usually a part of the upper section missing.
  • 2 0
 What happened to Cathro? Did he not qualify?
  • 1 0
 In the post-race interview Matt Walker mentioned "bold" tire choice. What was he running?
  • 2 0
 Get in there Mon.
  • 2 1
 I was driving at a speed of 67 km/h when I got on my bike on the train
  • 1 0
 Walker/Hart….Hart/Walker….Matt Hart… it’s uncanny
  • 3 3
 Gutted for BC he was on one there. Also gutted for my Fantasy team
  • 6 0
 Pure class though, with his congratulations to M Walker. Will be rooting for him now.
  • 1 2
 Now, now, how did we do for fantasy dh?
  • 1 4
 Vali must be rubbish to crash twice Lol
  • 1 0
 Eh, she tried really hard to compensate her first crash and thats why she crashed again in the woods.
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