Wow, what a race! As if World Champs wasn't good enough the final round goes and steps everything up to eleven. Amaury Pierron laid down one of the most incredible runs of the year and put the pressure on Loic Bruni for a good result to take the overall. After Bruni's run, the title was sitting on a knife-edge but an almost impossible run from Danny Hart that saw him take the win and give Bruni the double. Another standout result today was Charlie Harrison who has come back from injury in 2019 and almost managed to beat Pierron's wild time but had to settle for third.
The Elite Women's racing also came down to a nail-biting final fight between Tracey Hannah and Marine Cabirou, but despite Cabirou laying down a perfect run and taking the win Hannah just made it inside the top six to take the 2019 overall title. Second place today would go to Myriam Nicole who laid down another great run this weekend even though she is still dealing with her injury. Third place went to a charging Veronika Widmann who has had a great 2019 season.
Vali Höll continued her domination of the Junior Women with another win in Snowshoe and takes the overall title in her final Junior year. 2020 is going to be interesting as she heads up to the Elite ranks. Anna Newkirk takes second place almost 12 seconds off the pace of Höll and takes 2nd overall. Third place today goes to Atherton Racing's Mille Johnset also taking third in the 2019 series. In the Junior Men, Thibaut Daprela is back at the top and takes the win by a staggering six seconds. Daprela also leaves Snowshoe with the Junior overall title. Second place today goes to Luke Meier-Smith and he is closely followed by Lucas Cruz who takes third in the race today and in the overall. Despite not starting today the current Junior World Champion Kye A'Hern finishes second in the series, only eight points ahead of Cruz.
1st. Danny Hart: 3:03.627
2nd. Amaury Pierron: +0.656
3rd. Charlie Harrison: +0.971
4th. Loic Bruni: +2.149
5th. Greg Minnaar: +2.395
1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:43.032
2nd. Myriam Nicole: +1.995
3rd. Veronika Widmann: +3.482
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: +3.710
5th. Tracey Hannah: +4.825
1st. Thibaut Daprela: 3:11.898
2nd. Luke Meier-Smith: +6.093
3rd. Lucas Cruz: +6.921
4th. Matthew Sterling: +7.864
5th. Janosch Klaus: +8.211
1st. Vali Höll: 3:46.865
2nd. Anna Newkirk: +11.906
3rd. Mille Johnset: +12.634
4th. Mckenna Merten: +1:05.869
Full Results:Elite MenElite WomenJunior WomenJunior MenOverall Standings:Elite MenElite WomenJunior WomenJunior Men
Live Race Updates:
8:10 am PDT: The Elite Women will be starting at 9:30 am PDT // 12:30 pm EDT // 17:30 pm BST // 18:30 CEST // 4:30 am NZST //
9:30 am PDT: Frida Helena Ronning is the first Woman taking to the track as we start what will be a great afternoon of Elite racing.
9:35 am PDT: Mariana Salazar goes fastest by just over one second ahead of Frida Helena Ronning.
9:38 am PDT: Carina Cappellari has a great run and manages to cross the line over six seconds quicker than Salazar.
9:46 am PDT: Going over three seconds faster Camille Balanche takes over the hot seat with nine riders left.
9:48 am PDT: Monika Hrastnik couldn't match Balanche's speed and finishes nearly four seconds back.
9:49 am PDT: Emilie Siegenthaler is the next rider on track and she is over half a second up at the third split.
9:50 am PDT: Siegenthaler takes the top time so far as she comes into the finish area 0.378 faster than Balanche making it three Swiss riders in the top three.
9:52 am PDT: Sandra Rubesam is slightly off the pace today and finishes four seconds off Siegenthaler's time.
9:53 am PDT: Nothing is slowing Tahnee Seagrave down though as she is over seven seconds in the green at split three.
9:54 am PDT: Seagrave loses some time at the bottom of the track but it is still good enough to take the hot seat by 6.486 seconds.
9:58 am PDT: Sian A'Hern gained over two seconds at the last split on Seagrave but it wouldn't be enough to catch the British rider as she takes second place.
10:00 am PDT: Veronika Widmann looks to be on a flying run, only 2.429 off Seagrave at split three.
10:01 am PDT: Widmann goes fastest! She takes the top spot by just 0.228.
10:02 am PDT: Next up is the new World Champion Myriam Nicole, can she repeat her gold medal winning performance from last weekend.
10:03 am PDT: Nicole is over half a second faster at split two, a top result could take important points away from the two riders fighting for the overall.
10:05 am PDT: Myriam Nicole smashes the time of Veronika Widmann going over a second faster.
10:06 am PDT: Marine Cabirou has nothing to lose today and looks to be laying it all out on track as she goes two seconds faster at the first split!
10:08 am PDT: Cabirou has lost a second by split three.
10:09 am PDT: Marine Cabirou goes fastest! The fight is on for the overall.
10:10 am PDT: Tracey Hannah is green at the first split, if she can keep this up she will take the overall.
10:11 am PDT: Hannah loses over two seconds at split three.
10:12 am PDT: She is almost four seconds back now, this is going to be close!
10:13 am PDT: Tracey Hannah comes across the line in fifth, she has just taken the overall title.
10:14 am PDT: Cabirou takes the win today but Hannah just maintains her lead in the overall to take the 2019 title.
10:33 am PDT The Elite Men are now on track as we get ready for the fight between the World Champion the 2018 Overall Series winner and one of the most consistent World Cup riders.
10:38 am PDT As the first men make their way down the track Oliver Zwar currently leads with a time of 3:14.141.
10:39 am PDT Bernard Kerr manages to find over half a second against Zwar's time and goes into the hot seat.
10:40 am PDT Jacob Dickson crosses the line three seconds back and into third.
10:41 am PDT Benoit Coulanges just pips Dickson's time to get inside the top three.
10:47 am PDT Aaron Gwin goes into the hot seat beating Kerr by over two seconds!
10:52 am PDT Alex Marin has a great run and now sits third in the early stages of today's racing.
10:54 am PDT Thomas Estaque knocks Gwin off the hot seat by nearly a second after going green at every split.
10:55 am PDT Loris Revelli is another early rider having a good run on the tough Snowshoe track as he takes third place.
10:59 am PDT Martin Maes won't be causing the upset he did at the 2018 final round as he goes into third, two seconds back.
11:10 am PDT Charlie Hatton goes seventh on what looks to be an Atherton DH bike rocking 27.5" wheels.
11:15 am PDT Mick Hannah has an amazing run and comes over the line sixth.
11:23 am PDT Laurie Greenland is nearly a second in the green at the first split.
11:24 am PDT His lead is down to just 0.031 at the third split.
11:25 am PDT Greenland misses out on the hot seat by nearly a second! Estaque must have done something really special in the final split.
11:30 am PDT With 20 riders left here is the current top five Elite Men: 1st. Thomas Estaque // 2nd. Laurie Greenland: +0.872 // 3rd. Aaron Gwin: +0.874 // 4th. Martin Maes: +1.777 // 5th. Jure Zabjek: +2.277 //
11:33 am PDT Baptiste Pierron lays down a crazy looking run to sit 4th with 19 riders to go.
11:39 am PDT Mark Wallace and Gee Atherton both fail to come close to Estaque's time, will anyone be able to beat it?
11:40 am PDT Even though Loris Vergier is injured from Mont-Sainte-Anne he still goes green at the first two splits!
11:42 am PDT Despite a rapid top section Vergier goes just under a second back as he crosses the finish line.
11:46 am PDT Dean Lucas looks to have recovered from his horrific crash last weekend and is nearly a second faster at split two.
11:48 am PDT Lucas has lost a lot of time by split four, what has Estaque done to beat everyone in this section?
11:49 am PDT He manages to gain some time back in the final sprint to the line and goes into second place, 0.410 behind the top spot.
11:51 am PDT Connor Fearon goes sixth after being way up in the first two splits but just can't match the leaders' pace in the bottom half of the track.
11:52 am PDT Amaury Pierron is on track, he will need to have an answer for Estaque's run to take the overall. This is going to be wild.
11:53 am PDT Pierron is nearly two seconds up at split two!
11:53 am PDT Three and a half seconds at split three, this is an incredible run from the Frenchman.
11:54 am PDT Nearly four seconds at the final split, what is Pierron doing!
11:54 am PDT Amaury Pierron takes the hot seat by over five seconds.
11:55 am PDT David Trummer goes two seconds back at the first split but this is unbelievably still in touch for the podium.
11:57 am PDT Trummer finishes his great 2019 with a 13th place so far, seven seconds back from Pierron.
12:10 am PDT Bruce Klein can't match Pierron and goes six seconds back into 8th place.
12:11 am PDT Greg Minnaar is just 0.070 back from Pierron at the first split, could he take another win today?
12:12 am PDT Minnaar goes 1.6 back at split three.
12:13 am PDT Greg Minnaar comes the closest so far to Pierron but he is still nearly two seconds off the pace.
12:15 am PDT Dakotah Norton is trying some unique lines but they don't look to be fast.
12:17 am PDT Norton still manages a fourth place, five seconds behind Pierron.
12:20 am PDT Luca Shaw finishes ninth after a difficult run from the American rider.
12:23 am PDT Greg Williamson has a blistering run to go third, 2.584 seconds back.
12:25 am PDT Troy Brosnan is on pace with Pierron at split one, can he lay down another incredible run?
12:26 am PDT Brosnan is only 1.3 back at split three.
12:27 am PDT Troy Brosnan goes into third place and can't match Pierron and Minnaar.
12:30 am PDT Charlie Harrison is gaining time on Pierron in split four!
12:31 am PDT Harrison almost beats Pierron and goes into second. This shows it may be possible to beat Amaury.
12:32 am PDT Loic Bruni is nearly a second back at the first split, he needs a good result today.
12:33 am PDT Bruni is a second and a half back at split three. This might not be good enough for the overall.
12:34 am PDT Bruni crosses the line third! He may have secured the overall.
12:37 am PDT Danny Hart is fastest at split four!
12:37 am PDT Danny Hart wins in Snowshoe another British rider stopping the French domination!
12:38 am PDT With Hart winning Loic Bruni gets the double and takes the 2019 series overall.