[Updated with Overall Standings] Final Results from the Maydena Enduro World Cup 2023

Mar 25, 2023 at 14:44
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from the first round of the 2023 Enduro World Cup at Maydena Bike Park.

In the Elite Women's race it looked to be a fight between 2022 EWS Champ Isabeau Courdurier and the DH World Champion Vali Höll but a stage five crash would take the Austrian racer out of contention for the win, although she would still manage to secure 10th place. Following almost 10 seconds behind Isabeau was 2022 EWS runner-up Morgane Charre who looks to be kicking things off in 2023 on strong form. Wrapping up the top three is Ella Conolly who managed to stay consistent across the six stages and secure a great start to the season.

The Men's racing saw an Australian domination as all three podium spots went to riders at their home race. Standing on the top step is Luke Meier-Smith who managed to take the win not only at his first Elite Enduro race but also at his first big race with his new Giant team. Following close behind were Dan Booker and Connor Fearon who mastered the trails and conditions to stay at the sharp end of the racing throughout the day. The only non-Australian rider in the top six was Rhys Verner who broke up the party with a fourth place finish.

After a big day of racing check out the results below.



Results:

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 33:15.930
2nd. Morgane Charre: 33:25.510
3rd. Ella Conolly: 33:53.650
4th. Bex Baraona: 33:56.010
5th. Hattie Harnden: 33:59.530
6th. Rae Morrison: 34:02.390
7th. Kate Weatherly: 34:15.730
8th. Melanie Pugin: 34:22.850
9th. Noga Korem: 34:23.180
10th. Vali Höll: 34:34.750

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 28:55.210
2nd. Dan Booker: 29:01.040
3rd. Connor Fearon: 29:14.450
4th. Rhys Verner: 29:19.780
5th. Troy Brosnan: 29:21.920
6th. Ryan Gilchrist: 29:28.920
7th. Richie Rude: 29:30.280
8th. Ed Masters: 29:40.300
9th. Youn Deniaud: 29:43.860
10th. Zakarias Johansen: 29:46.710
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 35:28.900
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 35:32.580
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 36:43.800
4th. Xanthe Robb: 37:15.380
5th. Lia Ladbrook: 37:21.150
6th. Sophie Riva: 37:30.060
7th. Lily Boucher: 38:39.170
8th. Justine Henry: 41:24.140



U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 29:26.110
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 29:44.900
3rd. Will Hynes: 30:06.450
4th. Lisandru Bertini: 30:11.020
5th. Johnathan Helly: 30:32.310
6th. Jack Piercy: 30:32.950
7th. Lee Witzerman: 30:34.190
8th. Harvey Lee: 30:37.370
9th. Alexis Icardo: 30:47.260
10th. Bailey Christie: 31:00.070



Overall Standings:


We have not been able to find the overall standings from the opening round of the Enduro World Cup but as we believe there a now additional points awarded for each stage we have tried to figure out the top 10 U21 riders and the top 20 Elite riders. We will update this when we can find the official standings.

From looking through the race results we have found that the U21 Women's race positions stay the same with the U21 Men being slightly shaken up as Harvey Lee moves to 7th and Jack Peircy from 6th to 5th. The Elite Women's results see Vali Höll jump from her 10th place to 7th as she scores 269 points after taking some stage wins.

In the Elite Men's racing, there is a small shakeup of the results between 10th and 20th as Jesse Melamed improves upon his 19th to end the weekend in 11th with 204 points. Remi Gauvin also sees a bump as he goes from 15th to 14th.

Elite Women:

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 499
2nd. Morgane Charre: 439
3rd. Ella Conolly: 391
4th. Bex Baraona: 341
5th. Hattie Harnden: 304
6th. Rae Morrison: 291
7th. Vali Höll: 269
8th. Kate Weatherly: 266
9th. Melanie Pugin: 244
10th. Noga Korem: 220
11th. Raphaela Richter: 200
12th. Barbora Prudkova: 196
13th. Florencia Espineira: 177
14th. Polly Henderson: 166
15th. Andreane Lanthier Nadeau: 150
16th. Leanna Curtis: 145
17th. Gloria Scarsi: 137
18th. Katy Winton: 126
19th. Chloe Taylor: 110
20th. Amy Morrison: 108
Elite Men:

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 506
2nd. Dan Booker: 449
3rd. Connor Fearon: 380
4th. Rhys Verner: 330
5th. Troy Brosnan: 300
6th. Ryan Gilchrist: 290
7th. Richie Rude: 279
8th. Ed Masters: 247
9th. Youn Deniaud: 225
10th. Zakarias Johansen: 224
11th. Jesse Melamed: 204
12th. Slawomir Lukasik: 202
13th. Alex Rudeau: 200
14th. Remi Gauvin: 192
15th. Alex Storr: 191
16th. Martin Maes: 180
17th. Charlie Murray: 171
18th. Matthew Walker: 170
19th. Jack Moir: 160
20th. Elliot Jamieson: 150

U21 Women:

1st. Emmy Lan: 256
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 202
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 134
4th. Xanthe Robb: 103
5th. Lia Ladbrook: 81
6th. Sophie Riva: 55
7th. Lily Boucher: 30
8th. Justine Henry: 20
U21 Men:

1st. Sascha Kim: 241
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 219
3rd. Will Hynes: 178
4th. Lisandru Bertini: 168
5th. Jack Piercy: 137
6th. Johnathan Helly: 136
7th. Harvey Lee: 123
8th. Lee Witzerman: 120
9th. Alexis Icardo: 113
10th. Bailey Christie: 109



Full Results:


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Live Race Updates:



Poll: Who do you Think Will Win?

We have given our predictions but as the first Enduro World Cup kicks off in Maydena who is your money on for the win today?

Who Will Win the Elite Women's Race?

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Who Will Win the Elite Men's Race?

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Course Map

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Total: 54.5km / 2511m descent / 1248m climb







Stage 1

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

Gnar Yeah: 4km / 720m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 8:27.420
2nd. Vali Höll: 8:30.850
3rd. Morgane Charre: 8:30.870
4th. Ella Conolly: 8:32.210
5th. Kate Weatherly: 8:39.870

Elite Men

1st. Dan Booker: 7:20.690
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 7:21.860
3rd. Richie Rude: 7:25.410
4th. Jesse Melamed: 7:25.490
5th. Troy Brosnan: 7:26.030
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 9:00.040
2nd. Emmy Lan: 9:12.320
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 9:16.780
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 9:18.390
5th. Sophie Riva: 9:31.310

U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 7:18.580
2nd. Lisandru Bertini: 7:34.170
3rd. Remy Meier-Smith: 7:34.640
4th. Will Hynes: 7:35.490
5th. Alexis Icardo: 7:40.120



Overall Results After Stage 1

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 8:27.420
2nd. Vali Höll: 8:30.850
3rd. Morgane Charre: 8:30.870
4th. Ella Conolly: 8:32.210
5th. Kate Weatherly: 8:39.870
6th. Hattie Harnden: 8:41.580
7th. Bex Baraona: 8:41.630
8th. Gloria Scarsi: 8:44.540
9th. Polly Henderson: 8:48.390
10th. Raphaela Richter: 8:48.770

Elite Men

1st. Dan Booker: 7:20.690
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 7:21.860
3rd. Richie Rude: 7:25.410
4th. Jesse Melamed: 7:25.490
5th. Troy Brosnan: 7:26.030
6th. Rhys Verner: 7:28.510
7th. Connor Fearon: 7:28.950
8th. Ryan Gilchrist: 7:29.480
9th. Alex Stor: 7:30.100
10th. Alex Rudeau: 7:31.910
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 9:00.040
2nd. Emmy Lan: 9:12.320
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 9:16.780
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 9:18.390
5th. Sophie Riva: 9:31.310
6th. Lily Boucher: 9:43.110
7th. Xanthe Robb: 9:49.030
8th. Justine Henry: 9:54.120



U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 7:18.580
2nd. Lisandru Bertini: 7:34.170
3rd. Remy Meier-Smith: 7:34.640
4th. Will Hynes: 7:35.490
5th. Alexis Icardo: 7:40.120
6th. Lee Witzerman: 7:41.370
7th. Matthew Fairbrother: 7:42.400
8th. Lief Rodgers: 7:43.130
9th. Cooper Lowe: 7:43.860
10th. Jack Piercy: 7:45.230



Live Stage Updates

Elite Women:

16:43 PDT The second group of Elite Women is now starting stage one. After the first Women completed the initial stage the top three are Kate Weatherly followed by Polly Henderson and Barbora Prudkova.

The first rider up is Vali Höll, she secured 10th place at an EWS race last year how will she do today?

16:47 PDT Vali Höll flies into the lead by just over nine seconds. Let's see how this time holds with as the usual top-level Enduro riders take on stage one.

16:49 PDT Florencia Espineira just makes it into the top five so far, although there is currently a 24-second gap splitting the podium positions.

16:50 PDT Gloria Scarsi goes third, 13.690 seconds behind the DH World Champion.

16:51 PDT Raphaela Richter makes it into fifth 17 seconds back with the newly crowned NZ Enduro Champ Rae Morrison in sixth.

16:53 PDT Ella Conolly takes second place so far as she goes across the line 1.36 back. Vali's time is still holding with four riders left.

16:54 PDT Bex Baraona already has a few wins in her pocket this year and goes into fourth so far on stage one.

16:54 PDT Hattie Harnden had a great 2022 season and goes into fifth so far as Morgane Charre falls just short of Vali Höll's time.

16:55 PDT Isabeau Courdurier denies Vali Höll the stage win as she goes three seconds up and into first. Isabeau looks to be continuing where she left off in 2022.

Elite Men:

16:59 PDT As we switch over to the Elite Men it is currently Ryan Gilchrist leading with Alex Storr in second and Corey Watson third.

17:04 PDT After Vali Höll's great performance on stage one Troy Brosnan is looking for his own Enduro success as he goes fastest with Connor Fearon slotting two seconds back in 2nd.

17:08 PDT Luke Meier-Smith is already up to speed on his new Giant and his first taste of Elite Enduro racing as he smashes Troy's time to take the lead, four seconds up.

17:11 PDT It's now an Australian top five as Dan Booker takes the lead and better Luke's run by over a second. Both Dan and Luke are riders to watch today as we expect some great results from them.

17:17 PDT Rhys Verner is the first rider to break up the Australian domination as he takes fourth place so far.

17:18 PDT Jack Moir does not have the start to the day he would have wanted going 22nd so far. Jack is still recovering from a hand injury so he may not be at the sharp end of things this weekend.

17:19 PDT Richie Rude can only manage third on stage one and Jesse Melamed takes fourth meaning its an amazing stage one for Dan Booker as he takes the win.



Stage 2

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

Outer Limits: 1.8km / 250m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Vali Höll: 4:15.650
2nd. Bex Baraona: 4:18.250
3rd. Ella Conolly: 4:18.310
4th. Isabeau Courdurier: 4:18.950
5th. Hattie Harnden: 4:19.030

Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 3:45.480
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: 3:46.180
3rd. Dan Booker: 3:47.780
4th. Connor Fearon: 3:48.900
5th. Richie Rude: 3:49.780
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 4:27.810
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 4:29.800
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 4:30.010
4th. Xanthe Robb: 4:33.100
5th. Lia Ladbrook: 4:36.850

U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 3:51.310
2nd. Matthew Fairbrother: 3:53.670
3rd. Lief Rodgers: 3:55.470
4th. Jack Piercy: 3:56.460
5th. Bailey Christie: 3:57.230



Overall Results After Stage 2

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 12:46.370
2nd. Vali Höll: 12:46.500
3rd. Ella Conolly: 12:50.520
4th. Morgane Charre: 12:52.140
5th. Bex Baraona: 12:59.880
6th. Hattie Harnden: 13:00.610
7th. Kate Weatherly: 13:01.100
8th. Rae Morrison: 13:09.350
9th. Gloria Scarsi: 13:10.810
10th. Raphaela Richter: 13:11.200

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 11:08.040
2nd. Dan Booker: 11:08.470
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 11:10.970
4th. Richie Rude: 11:15.190
5th. Connor Fearon: 11:17.850
6th. Rhys Verner: 11:18.490
7th. Troy Brosnan: 11:18.560
8th. Ryan Gilchrist: 11:19.770
9th. Alex Rudeau: 11:23.860
10th. Alex Rudeau: 11:24.690
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 13:29.840
2nd. Emmy Lan: 13:40.130
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 13:46.790
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 13:55.240
5th. Sophie Riva: 14:12.640
6th. Xanthe Robb: 14:22.130
7th. Lily Boucher: 14:30.380
8th. Justine Henry: 14:48.650



U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 11:09.890
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 11:33.060
3rd. Lisandru Bertini: 11:34.940
4th. Will Hynes: 11:35.940
5th. Matthew Fairbrother: 11:36.070
6th. Lief Rodgers: 11:38.600
7th. Lee Witzerman: 11:40.280
8th. Alexis Icardo: 11:40.290
9th. Jack Piercy: 11:41.690
10th. Cooper Lowe: 11:41.990



Live Stage Updates

Elite Women:

17:31 PDT As we wait for the second group of Elite Women to start Stage two Lisa Baumann currently leads by two seconds with Kate Weatherly and Leanna Curtis close behind.

18:06 PDT It's another great stage for Vali Höll as she goes three seconds up and takes an early lead. Vali almost won the first stage, can she take this one?

18:10 PDT Florencia Espineira goes into the top three as we make our way through the top-ranked Elite Women. We are just over a third through the final female riders and Vali's time is still holding strong.

18:11 PDT It's Rae Morrison who now takes the third place spot, 3.7 seconds back from the DH World Champ.

18:13 PDT Some incredibly evenly matched times from Bex Baraona and Ella Conolly as they go just 0.06 apart for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

18:14 PDT Wow it's a stage win for Vali Höll! Isabeau Courdurier can only manage 4th while Morgane Charre goes 9th.

Elite Men:

18:20 PDT Shifting to the Men's race it is Ryan Gilchrist who leads the second stage so far with Bradley Harris sitting in 2nd and Elliot Jamieson 3rd.

18:24 PDT Connor Fearon goes 1.3 seconds up to take the stage lead with Troy Brosnan going three seconds back and into 3rd so far.

18:32 PDT There is apparently an issue with the live timing with data not coming through. Hopefully, the organisers can get this sorted and live results can continue.

18:53 PDT The live timing seems to be completely broken right now, while you wait the Crankworx Rotorua slopestyle is live right now with some wild runs going down.

19:43 PDT The live timing is back, while it was down Jesse Melamed took the stage win with a 0.7 second gap back to Luke Meier-Smith.



Stage 3

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

Thrash Horse: 1.2km / 160m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Vali Höll: 2:23.550
2nd. Ella Conolly: 2:25.830
3rd. Morgane Charre: 2:25.850
4th. Rae Morrison: 2:26.420
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: 2:26.470

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 2:03.440
2nd. Ryan Gilchrist: 2:06.070
3rd. Dan Booker: 2:06.330
4th. Elliott Heap: 2:06.680
5th. Rhys Verner: 2:06.870
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 2:32.120
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 2:32.570
3rd. Xanthe Robb: 2:35.300
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 2:39.350
5th. Elly Hoskin: 2:39.470

U21 Men

1st. Remy Meier-Smith: 2:07.250
2nd. Jack Piercy: 2:08.280
3rd. Will Hynes: 2:09.650
4th. Lief Rodgers: 2:10.220
5th. Lisandru Bertini: 2:10.380



Overall Results After Stage 3

Elite Women

1st. Vali Höll: 15:10.050
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 15:12.840
3rd. Ella Conolly: 15:16.350
4th. Morgane Charre: 15:17.990
5th. Hattie Harnden: 15:27.890
6th. Bex Baraona: 15:28.930
7th. Kate Weatherly: 15:30.180
8th. Rae Morrison: 15:35.770
9th. Raphaela Richter: 15:40.750
10th. Noga Korem: 15:43.510

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 13:11.480
2nd. Dan Booker: 13:14.800
3rd. Richie Rude: 13:23.940
4th. Connor Fearon: 13:25.260
5th. Rhys Verner: 13:25.360
6th. Ryan Gilchrist: 13:25.840
7th. Troy Brosnan: 13:27.060
8th. Jesse Melamed: 13:27.190
9th. Elliott Heap: 13:31.370
10th. Slawomir Lukasik: 13:34.940
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 16:02.410
2nd. Emmy Lan: 16:12.250
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 16:26.260
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 16:34.590
5th. Sophie Riva: 16:57.310
6th. Xanthe Robb: 16:57.430
7th. Lily Boucher: 17:19.200
8th. Justine Henry: 17:42.000



U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 13:20.870
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 13:40.260
3rd. Lisandru Bertini: 13:45.320
4th. Will Hynes: 13:45.590
5th. Lief Rodgers: 13:48.820
6th. Jack Piercy: 13:49.970
7th. Matthew Fairbrother: 13:50.650
8th. Lee Witzerman: 13:51.070
9th. Alexis Icardo: 13:51.710
10th. Cooper Lowe: 13:56.130



Live Stage Updates

19:53 PDT Some big changes have gone down as we miss a whole stage while the timing was down. Vali Höll has taken another stage win and becomes the current race leader after three stages. Luke Meier-Smith has also taken a stage win an extended his overall lead over Dan Booker in second place. Richie Rude has moved into 3rd position as Jesse Melamed has a tough stage.



Stage 4

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

The Natty: 1.5km / 290m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 1:46.690
2nd. Morgane Charre: 1:48.880
3rd. Ella Conolly: 1:49.400
4th. Vali Höll: 1:49.790
5th. Rae Morrison: 1:50.980

Elite Men

1st. Troy Brosnan: 1:28.120
2nd. Jesse Melamed: 1:29.600
3rd. Dan Booker: 1:30.680
4th. Luke Meier-Smith: 1:30.880
5th. Connor Fearon: 1:31.500
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 1:58.130
2nd. Emmy Lan: 1:58.680
3rd. Lia Ladbrook: 1:58.940
4th. Xanthe Robb: 2:03.150
5th. Sophie Riva: 2:08.200

U21 Men

1st. Remy Meier-Smith: 1:33.290
2nd. Lisandru Bertini: 1:33.870
3rd. Johnathan Helly: 1:34.260
4th. Will Hynes: 1:34.870
5th. Sascha Kim: 1:35.200



Overall Results After Stage 4

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 16:59.530
2nd. Vali Höll: 16:59.840
3rd. Ella Conolly: 17:05.750
4th. Morgane Charre: 17:06.870
5th. Hattie Harnden: 17:20.140
6th. Bex Baraona: 17:21.210
7th. Kate Weatherly: 17:23.530
8th. Rae Morrison: 17:26.750
9th. Raphaela Richter: 17:34.340
10th. Polly Henderson: 17:38.110

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 14:42.360
2nd. Dan Booker: 14:45.480
3rd. Troy Brosnan: 14:55.180
4th. Richie Rude: 14:56.740
5th. Connor Fearon: 14:56.760
6th. Jesse Melamed: 14:56.790
7th. Rhys Verner: 14:58.480
8th. Ryan Gilchrist: 15:01.010
9th. Alex Rudeau: 15:09.630
10th. Ed Masters: 15:09.780
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 18:00.540
2nd. Emmy Lan: 18:10.930
3rd. Lia Ladbrook: 18:33.530
4th. Elly Hoskin: 18:38.270
5th. Xanthe Robb: 19:00.580
6th. Sophie Riva: 19:05.510
7th. Lily Boucher: 19:29.720
8th. Justine Henry: 21:02.890



U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 14:56.070
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 15:13.550
3rd. Lisandru Bertini: 15:19.190
4th. Will Hynes: 15:20.460
5th. Lief Rodgers: 15:25.430
6th. Jack Piercy: 15:28.020
7th. Alexis Icardo: 15:29.080
8th. Lee Witzerman: 15:32.520
9th. Johnathan Helly: 15:33.340
10th. Matthew Fairbrother: 15:34.480



Live Stage Updates

Elite Women:

20:06 PDT We have just missed the Elite Women take on stage four following the organiser's timing issues but after taking another stage win Isabeau Courdurier has retaken the overall lead from Vali Höll. There is just 0.310 between the two riders with only two more stages left.

Elite Men:

20:08 PDT Moving to the Elite Men it is currently Troy Brosnan who leads stage four with Luke Meier-Smith two seconds back in 2nd and Connor Fearon in third.

20:09 PDT Dan Booker has now taken second place, he is still just over two and a half seconds off the pace of Troy.

20:19 PDT Jesse Melamed comes the closest to beating Troy Brosnan but he falls short by 1.48 seconds meaning Troy wins stage four.



Stage 5

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

Wedgetail: 1.8km / 320m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 4:46.060
2nd. Morgane Charre: 4:48.350
3rd. Ella Conolly: 4:51.830
4th. Bex Baraona: 4:52.100
5th. Hattie Harnden: 4:53.530

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 4:08.590
2nd. Dan Booker: 4:11.280
3rd. Connor Fearon: 4:12.290
4th. Ryan Gilchrist: 4:12.540
5th. Rhys Verner: 4:12.820
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 5:05.450
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 5:06.880
3rd. Xanthe Robb: 5:11.940
4th. Lia Ladbrook: 5:18.370
5th. Elly Hoskin: 5:21.140

U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 4:15.550
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 4:20.000
3rd. Lisandru Bertini: 4:21.800
4th. Harvey Lee: 4:23.350
5th. Will Hynes: 4:23.750



Overall Results After Stage 5

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 21:45.590
2nd. Morgane Charre: 21:55.220
3rd. Ella Conolly: 21:57.580
4th. Bex Baraona: 22:13.310
5th. Hattie Harnden: 22:13.670
6th. Kate Weatherly: 22:18.080
7th. Vali Höll: 22:18.250
8th. Rae Morrison: 22:22.250
9th. Raphaela Richter: 22:32.020
10th. Barbora Prudkova: 22:33.550

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 18:50.950
2nd. Dan Booker: 18:56.760
3rd. Connor Fearon: 19:09.050
4th. Richie Rude: 19:10.790
5th. Rhys Verner: 19:11.300
6th. Ryan Gilchrist: 19:13.550
7th. Troy Brosnan: 19:15.420
8th. Ed Masters: 19:27.250
9th. Alex Rudeau: 19:29.240
10th. Slawomir Lukasik: 19:29.590
U21 Women

1st. Erice Van Leuven: 23:07.420
2nd. Emmy Lan: 23:16.380
3rd. Lia Ladbrook: 23:51.900
4th. Elly Hoskin: 23:59.410
5th. Xanthe Robb: 24:12.520
6th. Sophie Riva: 24:28.360
7th. Lily Boucher: 25:06.320
8th. Justine Henry: 27:00.410




U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 19:11.620
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 19:33.550
3rd. Lisandru Bertini: 19:40.990
4th. Will Hynes: 19:44.210
5th. Jack Piercy: 19:53.620
6th. Lee Witzerman: 19:58.240
7th. Johnathan Helly: 20:01.000
8th. Cooper Lowe: 20:07.760
9th. Matthew Fairbrother: 20:08.830
10th. Harvey Lee: 20:09.450



Elite Women:

20:35 PDT After the first group of Elite Women the current stage leader is Kate Weatherly with a gap of less than a second to Barbora Prudkova. We should be seeing the rest of the field's results soon.

20:41 PDT Vali Höll looks to have had some problems and is currently over 20 seconds back.

20:43 PDT Rae Morrison comes within a second of the top time so far to sit in third.

20:45 PDT Melanie Pugin looks to be back on pace for stage five and goes 0.43 back and into 2nd so far.

20:46 PDT Ella Conolly takes a sizeable lead of 2.72 seconds as she goes fastest.

20:46 PDT Next rider down Bex Baraona almost beats it missing Ella's time by just 0.27 seconds.

20:47 PDT It's a British 1,2,3 as Hattie Harnden slots into third.

20:47 PDT Morgane Charre shakes things up taking the lead before Isabeau Courdurier goes even faster to take the stage win.

Elite Men:

20:51 PDT Over in the Elite Men's race it is a Nukeproof team top two with Kelan Grant leading followed by Corey Watson.

20:54 PDT Ryan Gilchrist takes the stage lead dropping the top time by over eight and a half seconds.

20:55 PDT Adrien Dailly crosses the line in 2nd so far but is still almost five seconds off the pace.

20:56 PDT It's now Connor Fearon who goes fastest with a gap of just 0.25 seconds.

21:01 PDT Luke Meier-Smith is flying today and is back at the top as he currently leads by 3.7 seconds.

21:03 PDT It's another Australian-dominated top four as Dan Booker goes 2.69 back and into 2nd so far.

21:13 PDT No rider can break the top four Australians meaning Luke Meier-Smith takes the stage win.



Stage 6

Video: Charlie Murray

Stage Details

Tech As Heck: 5km / 820m descent



Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Morgane Charre: 11:30.290
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 11:30.340
3rd. Rae Morrison: 11:40.140
4th. Bex Baraona: 11:42.700
5th. Noga Korem: 11:42.990

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 10:04.260
2nd. Dan Booker: 10:04.280
3rd. Connor Fearon: 10:05.400
4th. Troy Brosnan: 10:06.500
5th. Rhys Verner: 10:08.480
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 12:12.520
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 12:25.160
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 12:44.390
4th. Sophie Riva: 13:01.700
5th. Xanthe Robb: 13:02.860

U21 Men

1st. Remy Meier-Smith: 10:11.350
2nd. Sascha Kim: 10:14.490
3rd. Will Hynes: 10:22.240
4th. Harvey Lee: 10:27.920
5th. Lisandru Bertini: 10:30.030



Final Overall Results

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 33:15.930
2nd. Morgane Charre: 33:25.510
3rd. Ella Conolly: 33:53.650
4th. Bex Baraona: 33:56.010
5th. Hattie Harnden: 33:59.530
6th. Rae Morrison: 34:02.390
7th. Kate Weatherly: 34:15.730
8th. Melanie Pugin: 34:22.850
9th. Noga Korem: 34:23.180
10th. Vali Höll: 34:34.750

Elite Men

1st. Luke Meier-Smith: 28:55.210
2nd. Dan Booker: 29:01.040
3rd. Connor Fearon: 29:14.450
4th. Rhys Verner: 29:19.780
5th. Troy Brosnan: 29:21.920
6th. Ryan Gilchrist: 29:28.920
7th. Richie Rude: 29:30.280
8th. Ed Masters: 29:40.300
9th. Youn Deniaud: 29:43.860
10th. Zakarias Johansen: 29:46.710
U21 Women

1st. Emmy Lan: 35:28.900
2nd. Erice Van Leuven: 35:32.580
3rd. Elly Hoskin: 36:43.800
4th. Xanthe Robb: 37:15.380
5th. Lia Ladbrook: 37:21.150
6th. Sophie Riva: 37:30.060
7th. Lily Boucher: 38:39.170
8th. Justine Henry: 41:24.140




U21 Men

1st. Sascha Kim: 29:26.110
2nd. Remy Meier-Smith: 29:44.900
3rd. Will Hynes: 30:06.450
4th. Lisandru Bertini: 30:11.020
5th. Johnathan Helly: 30:32.310
6th. Jack Piercy: 30:32.950
7th. Lee Witzerman: 30:34.190
8th. Harvey Lee: 30:37.370
9th. Alexis Icardo: 30:47.260
10th. Bailey Christie: 31:00.070



Elite Women:

21:26 PDT We are at the final stage and after the first group of Elite Women it is Leanna Curtis who leads by 12.1 seconds with Barbora Preudkova in 2nd and Chloe Taylor 3rd.

21:59 PDT Noga Korem takes the lead by 20 seconds on the huge final stage.

22:01 PDT Melanie Pugin crosses the line two seconds back in 2nd so far.

22:04 PDT Rae Morrison is having a great day of racing and takes the top spot on the final stage as we get into the last few riders.

22:07 PDT Bex Baraona goes into 2nd place, 2.58 seconds back on a nearly 12-minute stage.

22:10 PDT Morgane Charre pulls ahead by almost ten seconds and best Isabeau Courdurier to win the last stage by just 0.05 seconds.

Elite Men:

22:16 PDT With the U21 and Elite Women's racing over it is now the turn of the Elite Men to take on the final stage. Currently, José Borges leads by 0.36 seconds against Alex Storr.

22:22 PDT Adrien Dailly takes the top spot so far, finding 2.76 seconds on José Borges.

22:23 PDT Charlie Murray slots into 2nd, 2.6 back from the current stage leader.

22:29 PDT Jesse Melamed comes down in 16th. After a good start to today's racing the last few stages have not been ideal for the 2022 EWS champ.

22:35 PDT There is currently a course hold on the final stage with 12 riders still to make it down.

22:42 PDT Youn Deniaud is next to go fastest with another two-second gap.

22:45 PDT Coming closest to Youn Deniaud so far is Ed Masters, 1.79 back.

22:46 PDT The ten-minute long stage doesn't seem to phase Troy Brosnan as he takes almost five seconds off Youn Deniaud's previously fastest time to go into the lead.

22:48 PDT Rhys Verner ends his final stage with a current second-place position, 1.98 back.

22:49 PDT It's 15th place for Richie Rude with only Connor Fearon, Dan Booker and Luke Meier-Smith left.

22:50 PDT One second up and into the lead for Connor Fearon.

22:51 PDT The times keep tumbling as it's now Dan Booker who takes the lead. Can Luke Meier-Smith make it an Australian top four?

22:52 PDT Wow another stage win for Luke Meier-Smith as he beats Dan Booker by just 0.02 on a ten-minute stage.





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239 Comments
  • 146 1
 Live timing is now dead, and I’m in a f*cking queue to just get into the regular UCI MTB World Series website. They can’t even host a f*cking website, we expect them to broadcast decent live racing?
  • 34 0
 I'm glad it's not just me. I got through the queue and now have a blue screen with just the Enduro World Cup logo.
  • 20 0
 All the hype and its worse than last year even when all we had was watching times on a screen. At least we could look up the start times of our heros. I cant wven find links for the supposed pay per view of the series.
  • 24 0
 yeah, this is a f*cking dumpster fire....we can go to the moon but can't host a live event website or design a coffee cup lid that doesn't leak??? wtf
  • 1 0
 Same. I was in and my phone timed out. Brutal.
  • 34 1
 The Crankworx Slopestyle is pretty good right now and there is even a working live results feed.
  • 11 61
flag pargolf8 (Mar 25, 2023 at 19:20) (Below Threshold)
 @thirdeye73: unlimited tax payer dollars don’t support uci. Besides, did we go to the moon?
  • 62 0
 If an EWS... err EDR... happens in the woods, but nobody sees it, did it really happen?
  • 6 0
 @pargolf8: not unlimited, but I do imagine the UCI is taking a hefty cut to organise / host such events. Fair it fair. If they want to take over / host these events, they need the technology back end to support it as well, otherwise what is the point? Furthermore, if you are advertising right now, what value are you getting then the live timing and / or live video stream is down?
  • 4 0
 The timing looks to be back now, let's hope it doesn't break again.
  • 14 2
 Holy crap it's horrific. Unable to follow who's where. Only showing top 10 on each stage? WTF??? No fantasy either? I'm losing reasons to care.
  • 19 2
 Don’t worry. I’m sure that Discovery will give them all the resources that they need to turn niche mountain bike racing into a major pay-to-watch product in the midst of a global recession.
  • 12 1
 @thirdeye73: I think the coffee cup lid thing is sorted actually.
  • 6 0
 @pargolf8: Even if we didn't, at least they broadcasted SOMETHING.
  • 1 0
 @Mntneer: Spot on.
  • 4 16
flag ashlemon (Mar 25, 2023 at 22:13) (Below Threshold)
  • 7 0
 Looks like a great day for the Australians!! Nice. Can’t wait to see the Canadians at home. Wait….
  • 3 3
 UCI.couldn’t organise a riot in a brothel omfg what are you doing!
  • 12 1
 Haha so great Discovery and Chris Balls ESO managed to make EWS broadcasting even worse now that you're supposed to pay?
  • 6 2
 @cocomo69: ESO organise these races not the UCI, why do I feel like I'm always repeating myself?
  • 19 1
 That's the "next level" they promised. They can f*ck right off, I hope RedBulls steps up with their DH series and the DH worldcup dies
  • 7 0
 @FuTAnT: The UCI don't organise these races. They're sanctioned by them, but they're hands off as far as organising, logistics, broadcasting, etc. goes.
  • 5 1
 @CleanZine: Yeah, but they did make the deal with the devil, that led to this f**kup. Plus, they do have a lot to say during the event, and it's not always for the best.
  • 1 0
 @bashhard: My thoughts exactly.
  • 11 0
 @chriskief: How about we just consistently call it EWS, just ignore the new name Smile
  • 20 1
 the only coverage of EWS worth watching is MoiMoiTV
  • 1 1
 @CleanZine: I bet they’re not hands off with the money, though, are they?!
  • 12 12
 @ashlemon: crawled out of your hole with more of your red pill bullshit I see. Let me remind you,

You are not special.
You don't know something the sheeple don't know.
You are deluding yourself to make yourself feel like you have some special insight that makes your otherwise boring and insignificant life meaningful.
  • 4 16
flag ashlemon (Mar 26, 2023 at 9:06) (Below Threshold)
 @freestyIAM: Oh, well - you sure put me in my place. Thanks for reminding me. You should take a look at Dave McGowans' writing - even if you don't learn something, it's good for a laugh.
  • 5 11
flag CFR94 (Mar 26, 2023 at 11:21) (Below Threshold)
 @thirdeye73: we have never gone to the moon
  • 7 0
 @CFR94: yeah and the earth is a donut
  • 4 0
 Seems to me the “action” was better with out live timing back when they had really good video recaps. Seriously waiting for the live timing is the same as listening to baseball on the radio in the 40’s.
  • 7 8
 @bashhard: no its a bagel and that is why the jews control everything. With space layers and 5G viruses.
  • 6 1
 @chmurka3rg: you do realise that the EWS was run for 10 years by ESO, now thats it's renamed EDR and sanctioned as a UCI world cup - it's still run by ESO. The coverage and live timing is pretty much the same as last year!

Save your bitching for the DH and XC which yeah the ESO need to prove to us all that they can produce something equal to or better than Red Bull...
  • 8 1
 @ponyboy24: You do realise several years ago you could get splits, timing, geospatial positioning on stages and timed rider feedback live, select riders, and that it was faultless.

Off to bed.
  • 1 0
 @robway: I remember WRC radio, with live timing online, live interviews after stages and I loved it. Could follow race and work at once.
  • 3 0
 @thirdeye73: the coffee cup lid got me lololol ... true
  • 1 0
 The UCI should take a page out of the AMA Supercross playbook to recognize that THE FANS ARE THE REASON ELITE RACING EXISTS. Video replay or live coverage, please. The industry is selling plastic with wheels for $8K a pop. It shouldn’t be too much to ask.
  • 1 0
 @Jodaro: Probably worth noting that even with their huge budget and the compact, easily covered layouts, coverage of SX was frequently poor last year, with a reasonable amount of complaints. The MX coverage was even worse, and you only had to go on their social feeds to see how disappointed people were with what they were paying for.

Red Bull could barely even cover 4-5min downhill courses, and that was with a giant budget...
  • 55 1
 I'm going to try something new this EWS season and just pretend tre races happened a day or two after they actually did. This way I'll have results and photos and maybe even video footage available to view and I won't waste my life clicking refresh and scrolling and trying to sort through their shit results reporting formats etc. EWS is amazing and junk all at once.
  • 4 0
 This is a good approach. I have a separate Instagram where I only follow pro riders. During the Red Bull days I just had to stay off Pinkbike and that IG account to avoid spoilers. Now during the Discovery days I probably just won’t even bother and I’ll just let social media spoil it at the end of the night.
  • 6 3
 Its the worst sport to be a fan of.
  • 8 1
 You're not doing too good with that so far.
  • 3 1
 @ridebikesyall: TWO instas?? Look at you go!
  • 12 0
 I just found out the EWS season started today , and checked the results long after the race finished. One of my best experiences so far
  • 3 0
 As an Australian who has done this for the last couple of years with the Europe rounds, I find it a lot more enjoyable than trying to follow along live with this round
  • 59 27
 Well my comment got "moderated".


But I will still stand for science, truth, and fairness. What is so terrifying about a comment that it has to be deleted? "If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth"

A woman is not defined by testosterone levels alone. Just because an athlete meets the qualifications for a single measure of hormonal levels doesn't mean the rules are fair, based in science, nor "inclusive".
  • 36 11
 #SaveWomensSports
  • 8 3
 "When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime." -Thomas Paine
  • 18 36
flag Fill-Freakin FL (Mar 26, 2023 at 18:16) (Below Threshold)
 Nobody really wants to hear about your vendetta against how some people that don't fit your biblical mold. I don't see the pro women complaining, so you're just pissing in the wind dude.
  • 24 7
 @Fill-Freakin: what does science & biology have to do with the Bible?
  • 24 4
 @Fill-Freakin: they are complaining, but just get shut down or are scared or losing opportunities. interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/03/a-level-playing-field

People should be treated with kindness and respect, but the fact is pro women have a difficult road ahead navigating exactly the kind of comments you’ve posted in response.
  • 7 4
 As did a few others. All the time in the world to moderate the truth, shame it can't be used to moderate the spammy forums. I certainly hope this was a one-off so the female category doesn't turn into a farce this year like the world cup did a few years back.
  • 21 3
 I knew that would be coming when I saw your comment. Pinkbike is ridiculous in that aspect. No one misgendered Kate. But in sports, it is not only about your gender identity, it is also about biology. And as you said, women who once were male definitely have advantages if you consider bone structure and so on. Not allowing discussion on that topic is a pretty sad move by pinkbike
  • 6 11
flag Fill-Freakin FL (Mar 27, 2023 at 6:05) (Below Threshold)
 Well, I stand corrected by this onslaught of biblical proportion. Truly the pro women's field is overrun by transgendered women. Cisgendered women just aren't able to crack the top 10 anymore.
  • 11 7
 @Fill-Freakin: cis is their language. You mean women.
  • 4 10
flag KalkhoffKiller (Mar 27, 2023 at 7:52) (Below Threshold)
 You are so brave bro standing up to those evil, powerful transgenders that will take away your women

erininthemorn.substack.com
  • 11 0
 @Fill-Freakin: You have been the only one to bring up the Bible so far. Why? Why can you not stay on topic? Why can you not address the issue?
  • 5 12
flag ranchitup FL (Mar 27, 2023 at 11:14) (Below Threshold)
 Crazy how men only seem to care about women's sports when transgendered people are involved. Makes you wonder what this is really about
  • 6 1
 @ranchitup: speak for yourself.
  • 7 1
 @ranchitup: You too? Can't seem to stay on topic or address any of the actual issues?

Find comment, issue insult in reply, leave. Actually pretty alpha move.
  • 11 2
 No idea why you’re getting down voted, thank you
  • 2 0
 @enduroNZ: nothing but a blue screen.
  • 8 0
 The highest level of the sport and the best coverage Warner can muster is a live feed.....which has now crashed. Perfect.
  • 6 0
 @obliquemountain: a disservice to the fine Warner name.
  • 16 1
 This race season is going to be a disaster for spectators if they don’t fix this terrible format. What’s even the point of live timing results if they hardly work. Not being able to see any footage of the race is pretty disappointing. I was pumped for the season.
  • 4 3
 Not even live insta phone/cameras ?... Really a group of pinkers could do better..
  • 2 0
 @PauRexs: at this particular race, no they couldn't. Cell reception is patchy and bandwidth is limited, Maydena is a small town in the middle of nowhere.
  • 16 0
 Antipodeans usually lack for local knowledge when racing northern climes so I'm thinking we'll take the glory this time
  • 5 0
 The Whistler effect, in reverse. Very cool to see.
  • 2 1
 Yep, worked out good for both men categories. Gotta work on the women's side, but it looks like there's some talent coming up in the U21. Similar to the CND women. We have some catching up to do with the Europeans on the women's side, but the future looks good if they get sponsorship. It takes lots of $ to hit all those events in Europe.
  • 16 0
 Fastest stage 1 time was the under 21 kid.
  • 2 0
 Pinner aye beating the world's best.
  • 15 2
 Impressive. I think the course definitely favours the riders that have ridden there lots. So many sharp corners - knowing how much and when to setup for each turn is big help. And these long stages have a lot to memorize for people riding there for their first time. Same thing at the Whistler Enduro - the locals have a huge advantage. Any thickly forested trails where you can't see the trail very far ahead are hard for non-locals.
  • 9 2
 At 21... Not quite a kid
  • 3 2
 It's fair to down vote me
  • 5 0
 @Fill-Freakin: Well yeah but there is no under 21s in the sea to sky setting the fastest stage times in Whistler all the same.
  • 4 0
 @hayden19: Would have got 6th place overall in elite. Solid!
  • 1 0
 @hayden19: Thank you for this link, sweet clip. That guy was on fire, great result.
Also, if anybody knows the name of the song, feel free to share Smile
@ FuTAnT: holy crap!
  • 1 2
 @domo-kun: Yeah, that's fair. He could turn into the Ozzy version of Jackson Goldstone.
  • 3 0
 99% certain this kid was on the DH world champs junior podium last year racing in an Australian jersey - very fast
  • 16 0
 Damn, Vali didn't come here to f** spiders (as Wyn would say)
  • 19 1
 If you go to Australia to f*ck with spiders you’re going to have a bad time.
  • 4 0
 isnt she on a fuel EX g6??
  • 2 0
 @NZracer91: Big if true
  • 4 0
 @jgoldfield: in alot of the videos from jesse/jack she was on a fuel g6.
wouldnt surprise me if she was because the slash is to big, common to see riders on smaller bikes now because alot of enduro bikes are just to big.
  • 2 0
 @NZracer91: big as in travel or size?
  • 5 0
 @sudochuckwalla: bit of both I think. Melamed is on a Spectral.
  • 8 0
 @NZracer91: could be a simple as she's physically strong af on the downhill but lacking a bit of endurance compared to the other racers.
Trails don't look that rough, lots of turns, pumping and small gaps. I'm sure whatever she's riding it's heavily customized for her.
  • 1 0
 @jgoldfield: she just posted a pic of her on a fuel jumping into the finish.

IMO the new slash will be similar to the fuel
  • 2 0
 She also hit a tree and got laid out, Her top 10 is pretty amazing. She is a factor in this discipline.
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: Damn, was wondering what happened there. Bummed for her, but agreed, her finish is impressive as hell considering. Turns out, she's pretty good at bikes
  • 15 0
 Holy friggin Forbidden team… woof
  • 6 0
 Came here to say the same thing. What a showing for such a small company!
  • 2 0
 pound for pound champions
  • 10 0
 UCI website is dog shit, live timing is dog shit, video coverage is dog shit... The tight times in the racing for all categories is primo
  • 11 0
 Lol, Eddie and Matt’s UCI license pictures
  • 2 0
 Wait where can I find Matt’s? I only saw Dr. Eddy.
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: He's currently 14th...
  • 3 0
 @BobChicken: lmao goddamn. Love those boys
  • 5 0
 Jake Newell in pos 42 - LOL
  • 11 0
 Ya Emmy!!!!! Squeaked it out the win! Comox Valley pride!
  • 10 0
 Lets go my boys the Meier- smith brothers!!!!
  • 2 0
 hell yes!
  • 10 0
 Erice van Leuven is only 16 and seemingly smashing it in the U21, respect
  • 6 1
 Ridiculous rider I rode in an enduro the other week in NZ and she came 4th overall out of everyone!
  • 8 0
 Sorry, did you not have Fearon or Brosnan on your survey of who could win this.?????
  • 1 0
 They did not but should have at least for Connor - podiumed last event here I believe.
  • 6 0
 Talking to one of the ESO camera people here it sounds like live coverage will only be for the top 15/30 women/men, only for the final stage and only once the European rounds start. I.e. June.
  • 6 1
 from beginning of APRIL this year, trans athletes to be banned from women sports in Athletics !!

www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/mar/23/world-athletics-council-excludes-transgender-women-from-female-events

biking could follow this ?
  • 4 0
 Final Results from the Maydena Enduro World Cup DOWNHILL 2023. Australia's best on a brand new course totally dominating.

Great race.

Tandy electrics for live timing could do with a refresh.

Maybe some, I dont know, LIVE VISION?
  • 4 0
 I still can’t get full results, none of the links work, no amount of googling finds anything, Im in Tassie, just want to see full list of overall results
@MikeKazimer @BrianPark @MikeLevy
Could you be so kind as to get the message to UCI and feedback to us what they say, there is only 6 races to go
Maybe unleash Henry onto them
  • 1 0
 Full results should be added in here now.
  • 5 0
 Get this guy Sascha kim some credits beatting the big boys on stage 1 so impressive. And consistent, he would've place 6th in elite with his overall time.
  • 5 0
 Congrats to Luke Meier-Smith and the GIANT Factory Team , they're having a blast this season, i hope they kill it at the DH World Cup
  • 7 1
 Dan Booker proving it helps to build the trails you race!
  • 6 0
 It aslo helps be a super pro only focused into racing not having to build trails...
  • 5 0
 For the life of me can't work out how to get the live timing up I seem to be going round in circles
  • 4 0
 It just died for me. Just a mostly blue page with the logo at the top, no drop-down to select the category like earlier.
  • 6 0
 It seems to be properly broken at the moment.
  • 5 0
 It's broken again
  • 3 0
 If we all didnt really put effort in finding videos about the event, we would miss it all to easy. What did discovery do. Have they done anything. Thanks to the riders that make great videos
  • 3 0
 So glad I didn't waste my time with the live timing and lack of live racing etc #shitshow So much easier and less stress to get out of bed and see the the results after the event...
  • 2 0
 Shots fired Linton!
  • 1 0
 @originalstraygoat: Forgot to mention the lack of the Fantasy League wtf #grumpyoldman
  • 7 1
 No fantasy this year?
  • 2 0
 Yes champs! You’ve taken over, but no live timing?! I’ll buy it from you! I’ll give you zip! And make a motza! A few chimps could provide better coverage! Come on! Hit me up!
  • 5 0
 Dan booker really showing that home field advantage.
  • 3 0
 He sure was Booking it
  • 6 0
 With zip tie tyre repair!
  • 5 0
 Yeeeesss Emmy! Laying down a heater in the last stage to take the win!
  • 3 0
 Wow Aussies cleaning up, maybe the boys have been at Maydena for a while getting some runs in, although there are a few O/S racers have been there a little while.
  • 5 1
 huh, I've never seen an Aussie clean anything up, bunch of renegades. . . Wink
  • 3 0
 what a race, cant wait for the highlights video next week grats to Luke on his first ever win with the big dogs
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Great win for giant... new reign is clearly a weapon. shorter reach wins medal's huh
  • 5 2
 EWS was great, shame the organisers sold out to the UCI who canned it for a new sport.
  • 4 0
 I came here to read how mad everyone is
  • 4 0
 Great to see Erice and Xanthe doing so well.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know if there is a way to watch any of the events on Discovery+ in the USA? I found links to Aussie National DH champs on Discovery+ GB, but no cycling content anywhere in the USA.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
  • 6 3
 can this be watched live?
The worlds worst promoted sport.
  • 7 2
 @Tmackstab: so no?
  • 13 7
 Have you thought about the logistics of trying to cover this live?? Kms of trail, 6 separate stages etc. You'd need a vast amount of resource to cover this is any meaningful way. You'd need to resources applied to golf tournaments to cover something like this, and I haven't seen the Saudi $$$ showing any interest in mtbing.
  • 5 1
 @tanadog: They could give the top 10-15 riders a gopro and get the footage from them as soon as they reach the bottom. A few cameras at key locations... This venue seems to have most stages finish in one area, so you could have one or two live camera people cover the finishes from all the stages. I thought Discovery was going to put some $$$ into covering these races?
  • 2 0
 @tanadog: I know, its 2023, technology has a long way to go in this era.
  • 7 2
 @Fill-Freakin: its actually not hard to live stream Enduro... especially if its organised and timed correctly.

Lots of Gopro's with wifi modules and using live stream on them... initial setup takes the longest but would work with a limited media crew...

Theres ALOT of camera options and modules to livestream cycling events, especially onboard DH as its fully course controlled. they are not even expensive if they use a Private network around the tracks.

this is purely "lack of" because they can get away with it.
  • 6 0
 @NZracer91: id be happy with a webcam set up at the finish lol
  • 3 0
 @wastesport: sometimes: something is better than nothing... It wouldnt be hard for a small pack of fans to run external Batterys on their mobile phone and live stream when the elites are on course...
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 @tanadog: Yeah, but it's not like Discovery were forced to raise people's expectations by making this announcement almost 2 years ago.
www.pinkbike.com/news/discovery-inc-invests-in-enduro-world-series-aims-to-begin-live-broadcasts.html
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 @tanadog: use a drone like they do in DH?
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 @Fill-Freakin: and how many viewers do you think would sit on the coach for 8 hours non-stop on a Sunday watching an Enduro race end-to-end?

Most people in the current world struggle to have enough concentration to watch a 10 second instragram clip end-to-end.
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 @NZracer91: Yeah nah. Heavily forested, lack of cellular coverage, lack of network backhaul from town. Any sort of half decent coverage would be a huge ball ache and incredibly expensive
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 @dsut4392: maybe from this place but other places shouldnt have an issue
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 @NZracer91: The next race in the calendar is the same, so that's a third of the year's EWC races. Plenty of spots in Derby with no cell coverage at all, and Telstra is the only network with semi-decent cover. The stages are even more spread out than Maydena, and with the tight single day calendar moving cameras around really isn't practical. Tree cover is generally a bit more open so there are more spots where drone footage could work, but getting it out live isn't practical.
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 Stage 6 GoPro footage will be pretty epic. 10 mins of race pace. Times still coming down. Pretty amazing stage to finish on, definately energy sapping.
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 Lads you should have just waited like me and did it the old fashioned way. Read about it LOL
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 So even if you have discovery plus you still can’t watch the race until the 30th when it gets released. What a piss take.
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 I'm on GCN+ and it says highlights coming on the 27th
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 0.02 difference on a 10 min plus stage is mind boggling. Tighter than F1 times Wink
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 Wait till you discover the Tour de France.
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 @mi-bike: but they ride next to each other the whole race and sprint the last km. This is 0.02 second difference in isolation.
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 @spicysparkes: @DaGoose compares it to F1, which isn't exactly racing in isolation either.
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 @mi-bike: was thinking F1 qual which are less than 2 min. Some times on longer TTs get this close in road racing I suppose, but also the shorter prologues.
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 EWS sucks ass ...
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 Don't count Bex out, she's just spent a good chunk of time riding these trails in the Trans Tassie
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 Holi Smokes Vali Holl
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 Hmm is the era of Rude, Melamed and Moir already over? Hopefully not
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 No. It's not. First race of the year, local knowledge played a huge part in results and melamed and moir on new rigs and teams. Give it a bit. Remember we saw Wyn take a race win a few years ago in NZL. Didn't see rude or melamed disappear after that.
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 what about Fantasy League for 2023?
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 I'd rather a /r where someone with a friend at the race is logging results into a Google docs sheet.
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 Amazing Emmy!
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 Where is Moir?
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 During practice he was talking about being unsure if he could manage a full top to bottom on his injured hand. Probably taking it a bit easy.
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 @PhillipJ: Still got 18th overall.
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 @Roost66: Yeah, pretty impressive given how long he's been off the bike AND it's a new bike.
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 Still can’t view full results lol
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 Full results are available now.
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 No fantasy leaque, no interest
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 Sad truth!
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 Just realized there is no Enduro Fantasy this year. That's too bad!
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 Jamesdroz566 would say "Richie Rude what happened duuuuuuuuh!
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 Sascha Kim
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 Wondering if Connor still rips the flat pedals.
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 Absolutely
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 Where do you find the finalised results? Thanks
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 What happened with Sam Hill?
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 he is not racing Enduro this year, he will try his luck back on the DH circuit. He may race some enduro race, but his focus will be DH
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 On the DH bike, probably on his farewell tour this year...
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 @ponyboy24: Crazy. Needs to gear up, UCI Masters is 35, could be dominating.
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 I miss Warner giving the blow by blow during the race. I thought Warner Discovery was supposed to be an improvement. So far nothing. Very irritating.
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 What? DH racers are actually faster than top enduro guys? Jeez'
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 Wow. Y’all really going out on limb betting on Richie and isabeau.
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 When was betting ever about going out on limbs lol
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 what u think then?
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 I think it'll be either Isabeau or Vali on the top step for the women's race. For the men, it'll be Booker, Melamed or Rude I think
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 I mean, even if the limb goes through Isa’s foot she’s gonna win
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 The big problem with enduro: local riders know the tracks and have too big adventage
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 Almost everyone lives a long way from Maydena, it's like saying someone from London is a local in Milan. Apart from Dan Booker who must know the bike park very well.
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flag pasteque51 FL (Mar 26, 2023 at 0:09) (Below Threshold)
 @Dallasdownunder: oh so seeing 4 aussies in top 5 is something that often happens sorry I thought Meier Smith and Booker never did à podium before
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 @pasteque51: perhaps it would happen more often if they were local to the rounds in France…
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 @pasteque51: considering two of them are pro downhillers who rarely race enduro, and they live a stupid distance away from tasmania I wouldn't say its home town advantage.

Hot tip... check out the size of Australia versus Europe to give you an idea of the distances involved over here.
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 Australians have won more EWS championships than any other country, (Jared Graves, Sam Hill and Jack Moir). The large majority of races are on the otherside of the world.
Maybe we're just good at riding bikes?
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 @hg604: don’t worry I said the same when there were 8 frenchies in the top 10 in Olargues.
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 @pasteque51: Did you miss the bit where a frenchy won the women's race? But @pedalthreat makes a solid point...
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 @ohjohnob: Even with all the baguettes in France you couldn't measure Australia.
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 @pedalthreat: big problem with pinkbike comments, local commenters who know how to turn spellcheck on have too big an “advent age”
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 @bikes-arent-real: Comment of the racing decade
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 A local rider can win a race but the best rider(s) will win the series. What's the problem!?

P. S. It's not a 'problem' unique to enduro or any sport for that matter. There's a reason the home side in team sports wins more often...
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 1. Tasmania is a remote Island with a very low population. Outside of a handful of locals like Dan Booker, the rest of the Aussies don't get much chance to ride there.

2. Aussies are fast, as another bloke pointed out. We are easily the most successful country in the men's category in EWS history.

3. Luke Meier-Smith won the EWS overall in U21's last year. So it shouldn't be a surprise to you that he is fast! He is also Aussie national DH champ this year.

4. The only advantage the Aussie (and Kiwi) riders would have at this event is the seasonal impact. It's obviously very early season for the Northern Hemisphere riders who for many can't do a lot of riding volume due to snow etc thru Winter. Where as the Aussies and Kiwis and in the tail end of the Summer race season and more likely in peak condition.
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 @ponyboy24: OK I got everything you said, no advantage for aussies. Can’t wait for next rounds to see other races with 5 in top 6
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 @pasteque51: But same in US or Europe demonstrates Nations Dominance of sport. Great to see balance and real Global event location to stop false narratives.
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 @pedalthreat: And we dont go so much on real Mountains. We banned them due to Climate Change.
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 @ponyboy24: Looking at it more seriously: Booker is a local, Meier Smith posted instagram videos at Maydena 1 month ago, Brosnan too… it is what I call a local advantage. Sorry but it is just the truth. Of course they are fast riders anyway. I raced some EWS in europe, when I talk about local advantage I know what I’m talking about it is something I never felt racing DH
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 @pasteque51: Question 1...does it matter? Question 2...did Mick and Tracey Hannah ever have an advantage racing Cairns? You obviously never raced that one eh
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