[Updated with Overall] Final Results from EWS Sugarloaf 2022

Aug 20, 2022 at 8:15
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from a tough day of racing in Maine. In the Elite Women's racing Isabeau Courdurier found her strong form again to take the win by a sizeable 14 seconds. Bex Baraona is continuing to have a great season this year with a second-place finish and a win on the Queen stage. Ella Conolly looks to be back up to speed after her injury from earlier in the season and took third place.

For the Elite Men Jesse Melamed took another win this year although it would not be an easy one with some tough stages throughout the day. Martin Maes made a return to the top three with a second-place finish and Matt Walker backed up his Pro Stage victory with third place. Jack Moir had a disastrous Queen Stage with a puncture costing him 10 minutes. Richie Rude wouldn't fare much better with two crashes during his race. We have heard that he may have injured his arm slightly and that may have cost a lot of time in the latter stages.

Check out the results from round six below.

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 31:44.870
2nd. Bex Baraona: 31:58.940
3rd. Ella Conolly: 32:06.420
4th. Gloria Scarsi: 32:11.200
5th. Becky Cook: 32:16.640
Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 26:52.240
2nd. Martin Maes: 26:55.900
3rd. Matt Walker: 27:06.660
4th. Alex Rudeau: 27:10.510
5th. Ed Masters: 27:12.540

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 33:45.430
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 34:24.280
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 35:29.290
4th. Lily Boucher: 35:39.670
5th. Justine Henry: 36:30.710
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 27:28.880
2nd. Emmett Hancock: 27:57.120
3rd. Jake Keller: 28:03.720
4th. Guy Johnston: 28:04.360
5th. Johnathan Helly: 28:07.800

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 38:10.770
2nd. Melissa Newell: 38:35.300
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 41:04.360
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 41:46.530
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 42:20.640
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 28:49.660
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 29:03.400
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 29:49.750
4th. Karim Amour: 30:00.900
5th. Michael Broderick: 30:31.550

Full Results:

Overall Standings:

Live Updates

What Happened on the Pro Stage?

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 3:51.470
2nd. Melanie Pugin: 3:53.440
3rd. Gloria Scarsi: 3:55.320
4th. Morgane Charre: 3:56.330
5th. Bex Baraona: 3:57.830
Elite Men

1st. Matt Walker: 3:16.180
2nd. Jesse Melamed: 3:16.270
3rd. Richie Rude: 3:17.110
4th. Jack Moir: 3:18.310
5th. Martin Maes: 3:18.480

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 4:09.040
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 4:11.970
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 4:21.140
4th. Lily Boucher: 4:26.550
5th. Justine Henry: 4:26.580
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 3:20.590
2nd. Johnathan Helly: 3:25.390
3rd. Emmett Hancock: 3:27.070
4th. Aiden Chapin: 3:28.190
5th. Guy Johnston: 3:29.660

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 4:34.220
2nd. Sandra Bohn Thomsen: 4:46.130
3rd. Melissa Newell: 4:50.060
4th. Mary McConneloug: 5:02.570
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 5:14.610
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 3:41.530
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 3:44.580
3rd. Michael Broderick: 3:46.700
4th. William Cooper: 3:48.840
5th. Karim Amour: 3:50.750

Stage 1

Stage 1: 17:31-23:05

Rookie River - 1.8km / 410m descent & +10m climb

Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 5:44.600
2nd. Bex Baraona: 5:44.770
3rd. Raphaela Richter: 5:46.380
4th. Becky Cook: 5:48.560
5th. Jill Kintner: 5:49.180
Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 4:37.720
2nd. Richie Rude: 4:38.380
3rd. Youn Deniaud: 4:39.750
4th. Jack Moir: 4:40.500
5th. Alex Rudeau: 4:44.000

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 6:00.500
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 6:07.670
3rd. Lily Boucher: 6:20.350
4th. Lauren Bingham: 6:25.200
5th. Justine Henry: 6:45.270
U21 Men

1st. Colby Pringle: 4:44.170
2nd. Seth Sherlock: 4:45.030
3rd. William Scheele: 4:48.730
4th. Guy Johnston: 4:50.850
5th. Aiden Chapin: 4:54.200

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 7:11.000
2nd. Melissa Newell: 7:16.520
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 7:42.250
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 8:03.970
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 8:08.350
Master Men

1st. Jason Memmelaar: 5:00.560
2nd. Franck Kirscher: 5:01.130
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 5:02.680
4th. Karim Amour: 5:05.730
5th. Brooks Nablo: 5:25.900

Overall Results After Stage 1 (Includes Pro Stage)

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 9:36.070
2nd. Bex Baraona: 9:42.600
3rd. Gloria Scarsi: 9:44.510
4th. Miranda Miller: 9:51.400
5th. Rae Morrison: 9:51.510
Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 7:53.990 (+1)
2nd. Richie Rude: 7:55.490 (+1)
3rd. Jack Moir: 7:58.810 (+1)
4th. Youn Deniaud: 7:59.360 (+2)
5th. Alex Rudeau: 8:03.950 (+2)

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 10:09.540
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 10:19.640
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 10:46.340
4th. Lily Boucher: 10:46.900
5th. Justine Henry: 11:11.850
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 8:05.620
2nd. Guy Johnston: 8:20.510 (+3)
3rd. Aiden Chapin: 8:22.390 (+1)
4th. Emmett Hancock: 8:23.690 (-1)
5th. Johnathan Helly: 8:27.730 (-3)

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 11:45.220
2nd. Melissa Newell: 12:06.580
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 12:44.820
4th. Kristine Contentoangell: 13:22.960
5th. Heidi Kanayan: 13:41.120
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 8:42.660
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 8:45.140
3rd. Karim Amour: 8:56.480 (+2)
4th. Mads Weidemann: 9:08.400 (+10)
5th. William Cooper: 9:15.210 (-1)

Live Stage Updates

6:37 am PDT Live updates will kick off when the top-ranked Elite Women begin the first stage of the day.

7:10 am PDT After the first group of Elite Women the top five are:

1st. Chloe Taylor: 6:07.550
2nd. Charlotte Rey: 6:07.830
3rd. Julia Long: 6:30.170
4th. Louise Kelly: 6:50.070
5th. Sarah Howerter: 7:14.610

7:55 am PDT The top-ranked Elite Women are on the stage and Jill Kintner is currently fastest.

7:56 am PDT Becky Cook now takes the lead by just 0.62 seconds.

7:59 am PDT Raphaela Richter goes two seconds up to be the fastest so far.

7:59 am PDT Bex Baraona flies into the lead with a 1.6-second gap back to 2nd place.

8:02 am PDT Isabeau Courdurier is looking rapid this weekend and takes the lead on the first stage of the day.

8:03 am PDT With no Hattie Harnden Isabeau takes the stage win.

8:07 am PDT Next up is the Elite Men where the current top five are:

1st. Irenee Menjou: 4:50.100
2nd. Sam Hill: 4:50.850
3rd. Alex Storr: 4:52.370
4th. Nathan Secondi: 4:53.360
5th. Marco Osborne: 4:54.270

8:15 am PDT Vid Persak takes the lead but he is quickly passed by Youn Deniaud who finds over nine seconds on Persak.

8:24 am PDT Jesse Melamed takes the lead. Richie Rude crosses the line in 2nd which means Jesse takes the win.

Stage 2 (Queen)

Stage 2: 31:34-40:48

355 - 4.0km / 760m descent & +10m climb

Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Bex Baraona: 9:45.570
2nd. Becky Cook: 9:48.440
3rd. Isabeau Courdurier: 9:50.750
4th. Raphaela Richter: 9:51.150
5th. Rae Morrison: 9:56.760
Elite Men

1st. Richie Rude: 8:01.410
2nd. Irenee Menjou: 8:15.370
3rd. Martin Maes: 8:15.920
4th. Matt Walker: 8:16.050
5th. Cole Lucas: 8:16.980

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 10:15.200
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 10:35.470
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 10:53.870
4th. Lily Boucher: 10:57.270
5th. Justine Henry: 11:25.900
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 8:28.100
2nd. Johnathan Helly: 8:28.330
3rd. Jake Keller: 8:29.020
4th. Emmett Hancock: 8:38.710
5th. Jakob Snow: 8:44.920

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 11:32.150
2nd. Melissa Newell: 11:43.440
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 12:30.180
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 12:39.200
Master Men

1st. Jason Memmelaar: 8:53.770
2nd. Franck Kirscher: 8:55.340
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 9:05.880
4th. Michael Broderick: 9:15.090
5th. Jason Scheiding: 9:22.330

Overall Results After Stage 2 (Includes Pro Stage)

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 19:26.820
2nd. Bex Baraona: 19:28.170
3rd. Gloria Scarsi: 19:40.240
4th. Becky Cook: 19:42.300 (+2)
5th. Ella Conolly: 19:47.460 (+4)
Elite Men

1st. Richie Rude: 15:56.900
2nd. Youn Deniaud: 16:18.430
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 16:23.240
4th. Martin Maes: 16:24.790
5th. Matt Walker: 16:27.950

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 20:24.740
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 20:55.110
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 21:40.210
4th. Lily Boucher: 21:44.170
5th. Justine Henry: 22:37.750
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 16:33.720
2nd. Johnathan Helly: 16:56.060 (+3)
3rd. Jake Keller: 16:57.920 (+4)
4th. Emmett Hancock: 17:02.400
5th. Guy Johnston: 17:15.280 (-3)

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 23:17.370
2nd. Melissa Newell: 23:50.020
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 25:15.000
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 26:20.320
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 17:38.000
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 17:38.910
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 18:14.280 (+1)
4th. Karim Amour: 18:29.980 (-1)
5th. Michael Broderick: 18:31.690 (+1)

Live Stage Updates

8:37 am PDT After the first group of Elite Women the top five are:

1st. Charlotte Rey: 10:28.500
2nd. Julia Long: 10:40.030
3rd. Chloe Taylor: 10:51.600
4th. Louise Kelly: 11:12.250
5th. Sarah Howerter: 12:00.850

9:20 am PDT Becky Cook goes fastest by 17 seconds.

9:22 am PDT Bex Baraona now takes the lead with a 2.87-second gap.

9:24 am PDT Isabeau Courdurier goes third so Bex wins the stage.

9:29 am PDT Next up is the Elite Men where the current top five are:

1st. Irenee Menjou: 8:15.370
2nd. Colton Peterson: 8:19.830
3rd. Sam Hill: 8:21.850
4th. Max Beaupre: 8:33.270
5th. Nathan Secondi: 8:34.070

9:46 am PDT Martin Maes comes closest to Irenee but he is still 0.55 back.

9:47 am PDT Richie Rude takes the lead by almost 14 seconds!

9:48 am PDT Matt Walker goes fourth so Richie wins the stage.

Stage 3

Stage 3: 26:15-30:06

Jackpot - 1.6km / 330m descent

Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Morgane Charre: 3:34.650
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 3:38.180
3rd. Bex Baraona: 3:39.980
4th. Becky Cook: 3:41.080
5th. Melanie Pugin: 3:41.110
Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 3:06.520
2nd. Sam Hill: 3:08.380
3rd. Kevin Miquel: 3:08.430
4th. Ed Masters: 3:08.690
5th. Martin Maes: 3:09.080

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 3:58.080
2nd. Lauren Bingham: 3:58.350
3rd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 3:59.960
4th. Justine Henry: 4:05.550
5th. Lily Boucher: 4:09.900
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 3:13.020
2nd. Guy Johnston: 3:13.130
3rd. Jake Keller: 3:14.570
4th. Emmett Hancock: 3:15.080
5th. Matthew Fairbrother: 3:15.500

Master Women

1st. Melissa Newell: 4:19.080
2nd. Ingrid Larouche: 4:22.030
3rd. Heidi Kanayan: 4:31.720
4th. Mary McConneloug: 4:33.020
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 4:33.230
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 3:19.260
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 3:21.050
3rd. Karim Amour: 3:24.280
4th. Jason Scheiding: 3:27.300
5th. Mads Weidemann: 3:29.150

Overall Results After Stage 3 (Includes Pro Stage)

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 23:05.000
2nd. Bex Baraona: 23:08.150
3rd. Becky Cook: 23:23.380 (+1)
4th. Gloria Scarsi: 23:23.940 (-1)
5th. Ella Conolly: 23:30.090
Elite Men

1st. Richie Rude: 19:09.300
2nd. Jesse Melamed: 19:29.760 (+1)
3rd. Martin Maes: 19:33.870 (+1)
4th. Matt Walker: 19:37.410 (+1)
5th. Alex Rudeau: 19:41.730 (+1)

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 24:22.820
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 24:55.070
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 25:38.560
4th. Lily Boucher: 25:54.070
5th. Justine Henry: 26:43.300
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 19:46.740
2nd. Jake Keller: 20:12.490 (+1)
3rd. Johnathan Helly: 20:14.180 (-1)
4th. Emmett Hancock: 20:17.480
5th. Guy Johnston: 20:28.410

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 27:39.400
2nd. Melissa Newell: 28:09.100
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 29:48.020
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 30:52.040
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 31:04.970
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 20:57.260
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 20:59.960
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 21:43.430
4th. Karim Amour: 21:54.260
5th. Michael Broderick: 22:06.480

Live Stage Updates

9:52 am PDT After the first group of Elite Women the top five are:

1st. Charlotte Rey: 3:53.570
2nd. Chloe Taylor: 3:57.630
3rd. Julia Long: 4:08.430
4th. Sarah Howerter: 4:10.530
5th. Louise Kelly: 4:17.500

10:24 am PDT Miranda Miller goes fastest as the top-ranked Elite Women hit the stage.

10:25 am PDT Jill Kintner quickly beats this time going 2.6 seconds up.

10:28 am PDT Becky Cook is having a great day and takes almost three seconds off Jill's time to lead the stage so far.

10:31 am PDT Bex Baraona now leads by around one second.

10:32 am PDT Morgane Charre quickly takes over the top spot with a gap of over five seconds back to Bex.

10:33 am PDT Isabeau Courdurier goes into second place so Morgane wins the stage.

10:38 am PDT Next up is the Elite Men where the current top five are:

1st. Sam Hill: 3:08.380
2nd. Nikolas Nestoroff: 3:09.090
3rd. Colton Peterson: 3:09.340
4th. Irenee Menjou: 3:10.700
5th. Nathan Secondi: 3:11.050

10:57 am PDT After Sam Hill's time looked unbeatable Jesse Melamed manages to beat it by almost two seconds.

10:58 am PDT Matt Walker goes 8th so Jesse wins the stage.

Stage 4

Stage 4: 6:43-11:30

Crusher DH - 2.4km / 500m descent

Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Ella Conolly: 4:51.880
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 4:53.650
3rd. Morgane Charre: 4:56.250
4th. Gloria Scarsi: 4:58.050
5th. Rae Morrison: 5:00.920
Elite Men

1st. Jack Moir: 4:05.790
2nd. Youn Deniaud: 4:09.220
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 4:09.750
4th. Martin Maes: 4:11.130
5th. Ed Masters: 4:12.440

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 5:16.540
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 5:21.040
3rd. Lily Boucher: 5:30.440
4th. Lauren Bingham: 5:31.670
5th. Justine Henry: 5:31.970
U21 Men

1st. Guy Johnston: 4:20.220
2nd. Seth Sherlock: 4:20.780
3rd. Emmett Hancock: 4:22.580
4th. Jake Keller: 4:25.630
5th. Aiden Chapin: 4:25.700

Master Women

1st. Melissa Newell: 5:47.880
2nd. Ingrid Larouche: 5:57.530
3rd. Heidi Kanayan: 6:06.810
4th. Mary McConneloug: 6:18.090
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 6:21.380
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 4:27.120
2nd. Karim Amour: 4:36.400
3rd. Jason Memmelaar: 4:36.410
4th. Mads Weidemann: 4:36.720
5th. William Cooper: 4:47.150

Overall Results After Stage 4 (Includes Pro Stage)

Elite Women

1st. Isabeau Courdurier: 27:58.650
2nd. Bex Baraona: 28:09.380
3rd. Ella Conolly: 28:21.970 (+2)
4th. Gloria Scarsi: 28:21.990
5th. Becky Cook: 28:25.280 (-2)
Elite Men

1st. Jesse Melamed: 23:39.510 (+1)
2nd. Martin Maes: 23:45.000 (+1)
3rd. Matt Walker: 23:50.410 (+1)
4th. Alex Rudeau: 23:56.760 (+1)
5th. Ed Masters: 23:57.010 (+2)

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 29:39.360
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 30:16.110
3rd. Lauren Bingham: 31:10.230
4th. Lily Boucher: 31:24.510
5th. Justine Henry: 32:15.270
U21 Men

1st. Seth Sherlock: 24:07.520
2nd. Jake Keller: 24:38.120
3rd. Emmett Hancock: 24:40.060 (+1)
4th. Johnathan Helly: 24:48.080 (-1)
5th. Guy Johnston: 24:48.630

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 33:36.930
2nd. Melissa Newell: 33:56.980
3rd. Mary McConneloug: 36:06.110
4th. Heidi Kanayan: 36:58.850
5th. Kristine Contentoangell: 37:26.350
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 25:24.380
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 25:36.370
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 26:20.150
4th. Karim Amour: 26:30.660
5th. Michael Broderick: 26:53.730

Live Stage Updates

10:39 am PDT After the first group of Elite Women the top five are:

1st. Chloe Taylor: 5:17.610
2nd. Charlotte Rey: 5:18.540
3rd. Julia Long: 5:28.900
4th. Louise Kelly: 5:42.940
5th. Sarah Howerter: 5:52.750

11:03 am PDT Miranda Miller leads by just 0.12 seconds with Julie Duvert currently in 2nd place.

11:04 am PDT Becky Cook is back at the front of the race again with a gap of just over a second back to Miranda.

11:05 am PDT We have another new leader with Rae Morrison finding just under a second to take the top spot so far.

11:06 am PDT Ella Conolly storms into the lead by nine seconds!

11:09 am PDT No one can match Ella and she wins the Pro Stage.

11:13 am PDT Next up is the Elite Men where the current top five are:

1st. Colton Peterson: 4:15.450
2nd. Sam Hill: 4:15.810
3rd. Nathan Secondi: 4:17.750
4th. Max Beaupre: 4:18.850
5th. Irenee Menjou: 4:19.540

11:24 am PDT Youn Deniaud goes the fastest so far by just over six seconds.

11:33 am PDT Jack Moir takes the lead with a gap of three seconds back to Youn.

11:34 am PDT No one can match Jack's time and he takes the stage win.

Stage 5

Rocklobster - 1.4km / 305m descent

Stage Results

Elite Women

1st. Ella Conolly: 3:44.450
2nd. Isabeau Courdurier: 3:46.220
3rd. Morgane Charre: 3:47.610
4th. Melanie Pugin: 3:48.640
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 3:49.210
Elite Men

1st. Jack Moir: 3:08.400
2nd. Martin Maes: 3:10.900
3rd. Jesse Melamed: 3:12.730
4th. Youn Deniaud: 3:13.630
5th. Alex Rudeau: 3:13.750

U21 Women

1st. Sophie Riva: 4:06.070
2nd. Paz Gallo Fuentes: 4:08.170
3rd. Lily Boucher: 4:15.160
4th. Justine Henry: 4:15.440
5th. Lauren Bingham: 4:19.060
U21 Men

1st. Guy Johnston: 3:15.730
2nd. Emmett Hancock: 3:17.060
3rd. Johnathan Helly: 3:19.720
4th. Aiden Chapin: 3:19.840
5th. Seth Sherlock: 3:21.360

Master Women

1st. Ingrid Larouche: 4:33.840
2nd. Melissa Newell: 4:38.320
3rd. Heidi Kanayan: 4:47.680
4th. Kristine Contentoangell: 4:54.290
5th. Mary McConneloug: 4:58.250
Master Men

1st. Franck Kirscher: 3:25.280
2nd. Jason Memmelaar: 3:27.030
3rd. Mads Weidemann: 3:29.600
4th. Karim Amour: 3:30.240
5th. Michael Broderick: 3:37.920

Live Stage Updates

11:14 am PDT After the first group of Elite Women the top five are:

1st. Charlotte Rey: 4:05.750
2nd. Julia Long: 4:15.330
3rd. Chloe Taylor: 4:25.750
4th. Louise Kelly: 4:25.880
5th. Sarah Howerter: 4:27.690

11:46 am PDT It's the final stage of the day and Miranda Miller leads so far by over nine seconds.

11:47 am PDT Once again Becky Cook is out in front by around two seconds.

11:48 am PDT The leader is quickly swapped with Rae Morrison in the lead.

11:51 am PDT Ella Conolly manages to find almost five seconds to go fastest so far.

11:53 am PDT Isabeau Courdurier crosses the line in 2nd meaning Ella wins the last stage of the weekend.

11:57 am PDT Next up is the Elite Men where the current top five are:

1st. Max Beaupre: 3:16.040
2nd. Sam Hill: 3:16.910
3rd. Colton Peterson: 3:16.960
4th. Brady Stone: 3:18.450
5th. Irenee Menjou: 3:19.190

12:07 am PDT Elliott Heap is the first of the top-ranked riders to take the lead as he goes 0.42 faster.

12:08 am PDT Elliott is quickly knocked off the top step with Youn Deniaud going 1.99 seconds faster.

12:18 am PDT Jack Moir goes fastest so far. Jack is over ten minutes back so while not in the running for the overall he will want another stage win.

12:19 am PDT Richie Rude crosses the line 44 seconds off the pace and with Jesse Melamed in 3rd and Matt Walker 11th Jack does take another stage win.


  • 219 3
 What’s the point of live updates that don’t pick up that Jack Moir lost 10 mins or Rude 45 seconds, come on!
  • 10 0
 This can't get upvoted enough.
  • 7 0
 Exactly. Going through the comments to try and work out what happened!
  • 35 1
 100% agreed. Nothing about it is 'live'. Get a grom on Twitter standing at the finish line and it will be 100x better.
  • 10 0
 Exactly and people wonder why we say the coverage is awful!!!???
  • 11 3
 10 seasons later, 2022 we get the shitiest piece of journalism and coverage ever.
  • 15 1
 Ews coverage is garbage. It takes Ball(s) to make the downhill coverage just as bad next year
  • 3 1
 @wilsonians: let this grom broadcast live on insta and yes let's all go there to comment... This ads here doesn't deserve us...
  • 3 1
 @sampo18: still waiting for the overall results after 1h or so it finished... We came back prior the era of calculators... Next season I predict full results will be displayed by hand on a pergamin though...
  • 11 1
 You should demand your money back
  • 3 0
 @PauRexs: I think @sebstott fell asleep…
  • 2 0
 @PauRexs: I was waiting for them to be released as the live results feed doesn't provide the best format. The full results should be added shortly.
  • 9 1
 We're 10 years into ews coverage and you still haven't figured out that ews coverage ALWAYS sucks?
Until they ever figure out something dramatically differentor or have some live coverage, this sport simply isn't very entertaining or worth most people's attention.

Enduro is fun to participate in, but very boring to read about on Pinkbike.
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 @DoubleCrownAddict: kinda agree, it just went even worst... we lost the base line and the cool vibe Cuningham left at the beginning... seeing it goes even worst is what it really sucks now...

Downhill/redbull has been evolving to better and better... Enduro I remember tried kinda GPS system to track the live action but no longer... this should be a must... they could have released and app to help see the results and live action with all this years and attention... but it's still the same as initial even worst and this is what it sucks.. have been some trials to do it kinda live hope they will keep trying... the technology is there...

From my experience and knowledge (as pro enduro rider and TV bike event creator) what it would work is multiday competition (3 4 days at least, but the longer more viewers engagement), training in the morning... 2 or 3 stages... competition in the afternoon... and live broadcast, drones and live POV... and live GPS tracking... seen the rider compared to the best time like in redbull.. .that 2 dots and the vertical line... more info about the tracks and section they are facing... where the time is lost and won for each rider... more technical commentaries... minimum 2 commentators...

And then have the last stage like semi Avalanche... each rider departing according to the time/gaps of the GC so you really can see live on the scenario how finally the competition it´s unfolding... and this is SO enduro.. Frenchies have been done this format of final avalanche or semi avalanche since the beginnings and there is some aerial videos out there where you can see how compelling it is...

Hoping @crhisball and Discovery take note...
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 @PauRexs: How does the technology work to do live POV for enduro?
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: some spots it could work with live drone like it was in Leogan.

Then I would suggest to have a delay of some minutes into the broadcast so once top riders arrive a the end if the stage they deliver the sd card.

This would be the easiest/cheaper and if we could see line of the progression between riders by gps who is ahed compared to the current rider we could see almost live where is losing or gaining time ...

I think the future will be automatic drones will follow riders...

Also the organization could make an app for uploading videos frowm the crow that would tell the point they are filming from and also the possibility of live streaming and jump from one to another.

Pov cameras or a proper EPF drone with antennas for piloting like in Valparaiso DH would be so sick, trying to jump into live broadcast or delayed depending of the coverage if the area...
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I don't even expect that level of coverage for a free service, that would cost a fortune and where does that money come from?!

But having a live stream of text commentary has to be a bare minimum when it comes to owning the rights to some sport.

And organised as well not two lines on men's women's and juniors etc all in one paragraph.

If you want semi live footage prepare to pay for it if it's not RedBull who owns the coverage!
  • 1 1
 @sampo18: it's not about what we deserve for fre... its about what the sport/show/industry deserves or is got the potential to offer... And damn we've got the nicest and most spectacular sport out there with the greatest potential... just hoping and waiting someone will figure out how in practice...

If you reach great audience propelling good show there is money left for everyone...
  • 152 5
 Matt Walker coming out swinging with the pro stage win! Glad he got that knee injury figured out.
  • 75 2
 The champ @reecewallace approves this message
  • 13 77
flag Fastjohn1 (Aug 20, 2022 at 11:13) (Below Threshold)
 Kiwi Matt Walker, not British Matt Walker
  • 33 3
 @Fastjohn1: Next you're going to try to tell me Reece Wallace is not the flying Scotsman. Get outta here
  • 20 0
 @Fastjohn1: There was a typo in a PB article for the 2020 World Champs that said Reece Wallace won, but in fact Reece Wilson won. Since there are two pro Matt Walkers in MTB, they get looped in with the joke.
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flag paulpratt (Aug 21, 2022 at 0:48) (Below Threshold)
 @pisgahgnar: he’s not. He stole that name from Graeme Obree. The actual Flying Scotsman.
  • 9 0
 @edisfo: it's actually the name of a train. Not sure Reece stole it - it was just appropriate after his famous crash!
  • 3 23
flag paulpratt (Aug 21, 2022 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 @thingswelike: I am aware of the train. I think if you are going to call yourself the same name as another legendary cyclist from your own country it’s a bit lame.
  • 28 0
 @edisfo: it’s not like he came out after the incident and said “hello world I am the flying Scotsman.” People felt it was a funny thing. The previous holder of the name was just fast as f*ck, while this Scotsman looked like he was actually flying. I think you need to check your sense of humor.
  • 29 1
 @pisgahgnar: he totally stole it. Flew all the way from BC in his little plane and held that Obree dude up at gun point and took the name...
  • 1 19
flag Jason98789 (Aug 21, 2022 at 10:17) (Below Threshold)
 wrong Matt Walker lol
  • 5 0
 @edisfo: Graeme Obree isn’t really Scottish though is he
  • 1 0
  • 5 0
 @edisfo: surely you’re not referring to that fella born in Nuneaton, which is famously in Warwickshire, which is famously NOT in Scotland?
  • 3 0
 @singletrackjamaica: Did TMZ get the scoop?
  • 2 1
 @kev-jones: being born in another country does not make you that nationality. My mum was born in Kolkata but was white, blonde & blue eyed with a British passport. His parents where Scottish and he has lived in Scotland from a very young age.
  • 16 0
 @Fastjohn1: I've never seen "Kiwi Matt Walker" in the same place at the same time as "British Matt Walker". Just sayin..
  • 3 0
 PB content-makers on strike?
  • 2 0
 @bmx-background: (good to see you have a BMX background) On a somewhat related note I am anxious for the Vinny T-Vinny Armstrong freeride collaboration to clear up that confusion.
  • 1 0
 @mtb-scotland: actually it does. it doesn't make you that ethnicity. a nationality is made up of any ethnic or racial group who are loyal to that nation.
  • 2 0
 @jamesbrant: actually it doesn't or my sister would be welsh and my mum indian which they are not. My mum only ever had a British passport even though she lived in India for 16 years. Obree had Scottish parents and he lived in Scotland for almost all of his life. He is about as English as I am.
  • 84 4
 We want enduro to have better coverage! We want enduro to be Backcountry and raw! We want big crowds! We want it to be core! We want it to have TV coverage! We want lots of fans! We don't want it at a resort where there could be lots of fans! Big days! Geez it doesn't need to be a death march! More technical tracks! Are you trying to get people killed! Might as well run a dh bike! Might as well have run an XC bike! Continue ad nauseam
  • 5 0
 A nice summary that illustrates how you can't possibly get it right for the Pinkbike crowd.
  • 2 2
 Backcountry, raw & no resorts but big crowds... Something does not add up here
  • 1 0
 @Phipu: Whooooooosh
  • 52 1
 The people want to know what's going on with Sam Hill. Get that man in front of a microphone.
  • 15 13
 It’s the pedals
  • 8 1
 Too much golf this week.
  • 6 0
 Mad thing is that if he stepped into Masters (like he's able to technically), he'd have won the Pro stage by almost 10s.....
  • 11 1
 Maybe I'm wrong but judging from his Instagram stories, it seems like his passion to dirt bikes got bigger than his passion to mountain bikes. And if it's true then it makes sense that he rides the mountain bikes less between races so his performance also fades.
  • 6 0
 I am betting it's the punchy flat sections/uphills
  • 6 0
 @Edendino: he can spend more time with his kid that way
  • 22 2
 He has mentioned on insta some health issues involving covid and asthma, i assume he is still working his way back from that
  • 3 1
 @RBK7: I believe you are 100% right here. The whole spending more time at home with less riding over the last few years has changed the prospective on life a little.
  • 38 121
flag jclnv (Aug 20, 2022 at 17:12) (Below Threshold)
 @Harry73: Vaccine adverse events are more common amongst elite athletes. They’re the canary in the coal mine.
  • 14 0
 @Edendino: this is it. Couple years off racing, 3 kids, riding moto more and he’s pushing 40…mans looking at his next chapter of life
  • 8 0
 @ahauck: If you think about it, even fitness aside Sam physically/technically has the ability to at least be near the top on some of the stages, but for some reason he is consistently middle of the pack.

This is fairly similar to his downhill career no? He was at the top, unbeatable for years then all of the sudden not in contention. I think that for Sam his mental passion/confidence game needs to be maxed out for him to unleash his potential. My guess is that he lost his internal edge for enduro.
  • 6 1
 Father Time
  • 33 1
 Everyone counts Sam (or any rider really) out if they havent won for a while. Then all of a sudden Sam comes back with 2 world cup wins and then jumps to Enduro with 3 back to back overalls. Let the man take a break with his kids.
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 @jclnv: go back under the rock you crawled out from
  • 19 54
flag rubberbutter (Aug 21, 2022 at 8:22) (Below Threshold)
 @jclnv: Vaccine adverse events are common. Fixed it for you!
  • 4 0
 There’s a good gmbn podcast (shock horror) with Nigel Page his team manager, apparently he was absolutely raring to go for the 2020 season but the pandemic messed up his rhythm
  • 22 9
 @SteepJobs: Apart from you forgot to mention that Covid adverse events are far more common. There, fixed it for you.
  • 34 0
 And suddenly,out of nowhere,Sam Hill pulls a 2nd place on the 3rd stage!! WHAT!
  • 11 1
 @nozes What the hell? I'm sure I read somewhere that he's all washed up.
  • 5 0
 @nozes: must be some good tracks there
  • 17 1
 @ahauck: seems some pinkers fired up Mr.Hill... well done dudes...
  • 6 0
 @PauRexs: congrats Sam, we want you back at the top
  • 15 0
 Looks like Sam got a top 10!! The man still has it - let's give the dude a break.
  • 1 1
 @mknott9: it's not the kind of words seems to work... Big Grin
  • 11 11
 @jclnv: Oddly enough, "unknown" cause of death is now the #1 killer in Alberta, but I'm not so sure the province is full of elite athletes. Still, it makes one wonder.
  • 16 8
 @jclnv: quite possibly the dumbest thing ever said in the comments section
  • 1 0
 @Whataboutism: can’t ride motos clipped in
  • 9 0
 @commental: looks like Sam got his booster...
  • 5 0
 10th place overall! Well if my comment played some kind of role in SH getting up there where he belongs, I'll be here for the next race!
  • 21 6
 @jclnv: I came for the race update. I stayed for the anti-vax morons in the chat.
  • 3 0
 @RBK7: I thought he had shoulder surgery as well, or extended recovery from at least. He's not going to bounce back from that as quickly as the younger guys, and I think he would be of the opinion no point going flat chat if you're not in for the overall.

I hope next year with the Aussie rounds to kick things off, he can get his family out for those, and have a good solid start to the year, then build from that.
  • 1 0
 @jclnv: can you say "averse"?
  • 9 14
flag jclnv (Aug 21, 2022 at 22:32) (Below Threshold)
 @sonuvagun: Those sort of facts aren’t well received by the clotshot addicts in here! They love the safe and effective vaccines.
  • 8 7
 @jclnv: Time will tell, but as the months go by, it continues to look like government "leaders" and big pharma bosses haven't been as honest as they pretend to be.
I wonder how many people downvote out of spite compared to how many downvote to stick up for the reputation of big pharma, the media, and government.
  • 8 12
flag jclnv (Aug 22, 2022 at 0:09) (Below Threshold)
 @sonuvagun: It’s not easy to admit you’ve been fooled. I remember people arguing that ‘they’ prevent you contracting the virus, then that they prevent transmission, then finally that they reduce severe illness. They just can’t admit they were completely ineffective apart from that odd 84yo morbidly obese guy with an already pulverized immune system. Now there’s studies showing heart biomarkers post vaccination and they still think they were right to get them.

It’s mass formation. You only get this level of indoctrination via fear and a tribal belief that you’re doing the right thing.
  • 13 6
 @jclnv: If I were you I would stop using a smartphone because for sure government is using it to enslave you, restrict your rights not to mention deadly 5g electromagnetic field. They don't even need a vaccine to control your life and to know when and what you are doing. I would also strongly suggest not using the internet, thanks in advance.
  • 6 6
 @jclnv: safe vax? Here finally disclosed the list of adverse reactions to "vaccines" against COVID19 that the US Supreme Court of Justice ordered Pfizer to release by the FOIA Law (Freedom of Information Act) and that they wanted to hide until the year 2075.


Now see the idiots that downvote the truth when it's not of their taste...
  • 2 3
 @lkubica: according to this specialist vax.. will increase way more the perjuditial effect of 5G...
And yes we need to get rid of this corporate mobile spawn... It's all completely in our hands ( never better said...)
  • 9 0
 @PauRexs: People are so entrenched in their opinions on this, no amount of links from either side are likely to change opinions. Either take the vaccine or don't, ultimately most people won't care either way.
It does make me chuckle the amount of people I know who won't take the vaccine because "it hasn't been properly tested" but then display a somewhat different attitude when it comes to shovelling cocaine up their nose every weekend.
  • 2 0
 finished 10th, thats better than any interview.
  • 1 0
 @thustlewhumber: He's always been like that, either Winning or somewhere back in the pack.
  • 1 0
She isn't averse to just sending it.
Just sending it had adverse effects on his development.
  • 3 1
 @commental: I would argue cocaine and the effects of cocaine have gone through more than enough trials Big Grin
  • 5 1
 @sonuvagun: yes, and of course all cocaine in the world comes from high quality labs where they carefully control ingredients Razz
  • 3 1
 @Ikubika: Yes, I'm pretty sure no one's ever lost their life to any aspects surrounding that drug.
  • 4 1
 @commental: And even if they did, hey, they were free men, no government should tell anybody to stay alive.
  • 46 1
 What up with Bex Barona. Consistently in top 5 yet rarely gets any props on here. Is it because shes rides a Yeti but doesnt have a dental practice? She rips!
  • 15 0
 Gowaan and tell the people! She definitely rips.
  • 14 1
 We just don´t talk about that and calmly keep her in our fantasy teams
  • 4 0
 Both solid answers.
  • 2 0
 Absolutely shreds and pretty consistent. A good pick for my fantasy for sure
  • 4 0
 I never quite get who gets the props on this site, i guess slightly weighted towards North America, then weighted towards English native speakers, then finally everyone else (arguably Bex/Hattie/Ella get more coverage than say Isabeau Courdurier).

Maybe it is a sponsorship thing, and if your riding for Yeti/Trek/Cannondale you want North America coverage, if you're riding for Lapierre less so?
  • 24 1
 Pinkbike needs to list the entire fields in text rather than cut and paste several pictures. The font is too tiny to read. It is like in 5 point text. Lol.
  • 3 12
flag marshieboy69 (Aug 20, 2022 at 15:22) (Below Threshold)
 You can just zoom in on your phone or click on the picture and then zoom in
  • 7 0
 @mc-marshie69: I did that, but it quite cumbersome and there are too many segmented pictures to zoom.
  • 25 6
 EWS coverage is fucking garbage
  • 11 14
 the race format doesnt lend itself to good or easy or even interesting coverage. I really dont understand all of the interest in EWS when downhill exists
  • 6 0
 @waldo-jpg: fair, but if they have 'live updates' they need to be more extensive than posting the stage with 2 bullets of who has the crossed the finish line. A kid on Twitter at the finish line could do waaaayyyy better.
  • 2 0
 @waldo-jpg: mate the liver coverage is barely live, what happened to two of the top riders that all of a sudden were way back? It's not difficult to find that out and post a message?
Folk make out that this hasn't been done before!
  • 13 0
 Without Moi Moi and Jesse there'd barely be any track footage, despite Discovery promising live stages over 16 months ago.
  • 17 0
 F yea Walker!!!!
  • 15 0
 Sam Hill taking 10th place is pretty dope . The man still got it
  • 11 0
 Would EWS ever go to points per stage race? I know they do this for the Queen and Pro stage, but would seem fairer to have all the stages contribute points. eg under current arrangements you could win 4 of the 6 stages, but get a flat on one stage and have not much to show for you weekend?

just thinking about Richie and Moir getting flats as recent examples (i know its part of the sport and affects everyone)
  • 2 0
 Interesting concept. Would likely make for more flat out racing too…. Hmmmm.
  • 7 0
 @nateb: yeah looking at Jack Moir's weekend, he got two stage wins, and two fourth places. but as far as I can tell he got zero EWS points from the weekend due to flatting on one of the stages?

I think adding points for stages could be done in addition to keeping the points for overall placing as well.
  • 13 3
 @captainb-line: Enduro should be about endurance, both bike and rider. I'm not even on board with the points for the Queen and Pro stages. If you complete the whole weekend you get points for your position, that should be it. It sucks that some people end up really far back. Jack had an issue that last him 10 min on the stage plus 3 more since he had to change his wheel. But, that's racing.
  • 2 0
 @pisgahgnar: fair points. guess I hadn't really contemplated that aspect of it (endurance/last person standing) and if that's the intent/DNA of the EWS then I wont argue against it. I've only recently started following it, but through my newbie eyes I thought it would be cool to find a way of rewarding consistent high performance that accounted for some bad luck.
  • 5 0
 @captainb-line: it’s definitely in the DNA of the sport. Sometimes it gets watered down at venues that have a lot of lifts for liaisons but original enduro is all about surviving and going all out on the timed descents. You also might notice all the stickers on the bikes. That’s so they can track that you are only using one bike and one of all the major parts (wheels, frame, fork). If you have to change you can do it but take a penalty, like Jack with his 3 min extra penalty.
  • 2 0
 @pisgahgnar: thanks for explaining that part about the stickers etc, didn't realise that was a thing!
  • 2 0
 I think you would compress the field big time. Think how much harder the top dogs would push if the penalty for flatting was lower.
  • 14 0
 Matthew Fairbrother looking strong in the Pro Stage. Go Matt!
  • 6 1
 By far the best rider out there… rides a few hundred km to travel to & from each location. He’s my spirit animal.
  • 3 0
 Fairbrother for president
  • 1 0
 @threesixtykickflip: Just pointing out the bleedin'... we don't have a president Razz
  • 13 0
 Matt Walkers been grinding away and improving at Dh and Enduro for years, what a result!
  • 13 0
 Colten peterson started riding mtb 3 years ago and sitting 10th at 23 years old...
  • 2 0
 Held his own all day. Very consistent, like a veteran. I was going to ask who he was
  • 12 0
 Let’s go CANADA!! And Team Raceface!! Grip it and rip it
  • 6 1
 Based on Jesse's pace from the highlights video, I'd say he's looking faster than everyone. He came in second due to a big hangup at the corner before the rock drop, but he was absolutely ripping everywhere else.
  • 4 0
 Did Jesse fall on the Queen stage?
  • 1 0
 And now Richie Rude had something happen in Stage 5. These guys are really pushing it, they're one tiny mishap away from disaster.
  • 1 0
 "may the forest be with you"
  • 9 0
 I feel bad for the riders. The best in the world at what they do and this is coverage & recognition they’re given? Pretty disrespectful I think.
  • 8 1
 Awaiting stage data... forever. What's this, 1995? My kid could make a better site, how is this even possible in 2022? Maybe samw guys do coverage and JavaScript programming?
  • 4 0
 Change the language in your phone to English it works!
  • 9 0
 FUNK YES BECKY COOK!!!! Privateer rolling top 5!!!
  • 8 0
 I’d like to see Redbull sponsor this series next year and compare it against the Discovery World Cup coverage.
  • 3 0
 EWS run by Red Bull would be so good!
  • 3 0
 Clearly Dick didn't know that the EWS is already run by Discovery. This however doesn't stop Red Bull doing their own EWS series, but they'd need to call it something else entirely.
  • 6 0
 Really pulling for Jesse to take the overall.. He's been pushing so hard and he's put the work in to take it. Keep the drive, Jesse!!!
  • 8 0
 Moi moi!
  • 2 0
 Oui oui
  • 8 1
 Get in Becky Cook, back in the top 10. Doing it for the privateers
  • 7 0
 What happened to Friday Fails?
  • 3 0
 Yep. I always look forward to it and then...
  • 20 33
flag bocomtb (Aug 20, 2022 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 That series can die in a fire.
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 @bocomtb: If done on a bike that would count as a Friday fail
  • 18 3
 @bocomtb: I hope you get stuck in i70 traffic
  • 8 0
 I don't even know what day of the week it is any more.
  • 3 0
 @NorCalNomad: that's cold.
  • 3 0
 @bocomtb: That comment grabbed a handful of front brake and ended full scorpion
  • 18 0
 They replaced it with articles about insanely priced crap... It's still Friday fails, when you think about it ...
  • 2 0
 @ksilvey10: is this the End?
  • 3 0
 What’s the deal with Sherlock? Maybe I missed some press release but I thought he was supposed to be on the IFR downhill team doing the WC’s. Did he just decide to switch?
  • 2 0
 He’s racing both
  • 7 1
 Sam fucking Hill, let's go!
  • 7 0
 Hell yea Jessie!
  • 5 0
 Seth Sherlock is getting very fast! Gonna be a force to reckon with in the next season or two, I'd say!!
  • 5 0
 Uh oh, what happened to Hattie? Just says she didn't start
  • 2 0
 Mmm, wondering the same thing. I hope she's okay, she's been flying at the last couple of rounds.
  • 13 0
 It sounds like she has been struggling with an injury picked up after a crash during the Whistler round.
  • 1 0
 @edspratt: Thanks for the info.
  • 2 0
 @edspratt: Just going back to that, Whistler or Burke?
  • 3 0
 @commental: think she mentioned it happened in Whistler, then flared up at Burke.
  • 4 2
 Was just looking at the write up and had a thought:
Pinkbike, can you list riders bike sponsor when listing the top 5? Any extra exposure riders can get for their sponsor seems like it would help increase their value
  • 5 2
 I’d like to see the full standings, sponsorship name, and total cash endorsement for all qualified riders so I can see where the less endorsed and self-funded privateers are punching above their weight.
  • 9 4
 There must have been at least a dozen fans watching! Amazing turnout.
  • 12 2
 13 to be exact. Which is also a coincidence because that’s maines entire population
  • 6 1
 My grandmothers nephew (he’s 75) asked me today “what’s going on over at Sugarloaf?” and it turned into a 15 minute chat about EWS, mountain biking and how they all think I’m nuts. They were pretty damn proud that the EWS came to Maine even though they didn’t know what it was before or who Adam Craig is.
  • 1 0
 @d-conners: There'd be more if it wasn't for the cider house rules.
  • 5 0
 Go Becky Cook....privateer and upthere with the best...
  • 3 0
 Please stop posting images containing only text. (1) It's a huge accessibility issue and (2) it's awful UX because we can't use text search.
  • 4 0
 Young americans on the come up in the top 30
  • 2 0
 Could we get live feed even with some phones instead of some numbers amd names ?? Guys, we are in 2022 and 10th season of so of EWS... Do I am asking too much?...
  • 3 0
 Sam Hill getting a good result whilst riding the mega rather than the Giga, coincidence?
  • 2 0
 Sorry Richie, I put you on my team this week, and brought you the curse. After your performance at Burke It thought you were a cert for the win.
  • 3 0
 Wacks has been killing it lately.
  • 3 0
 Nestoroff nipping at some heals out there!
  • 2 0
 So mistakes by all the big 3 in the men's so far, looks like Jesse had the least of it
  • 2 0
 You have an error in the results of stage 3 queen. In 5th place was Slawek Lukasik with a time of 8.16.100 Wink
  • 3 0
 Lukasik 6th! And Sam 10th, what a good day. Pity for Moir.
  • 2 0
 Do you know what happened to Moir? A flat maybe? Looks like RR and JM also failed to get clean runs on all the stages. Crazy the Jesse still pulled out a win by only 3.6 seconds.
  • 2 0
 Slawek going stronger thru season. Can’t wait next round.
  • 5 2
 What happened to Friday Fails?? Did I miss something?
  • 3 1
 Walker filling in for Masters lately. way to go Matt!
  • 3 0
 Well done Mathew.
  • 4 1
 Come on Richie!
  • 2 1
 Ffs what happened there?
  • 3 1
 Rude putting some serious time into the competition on stage 2.
  • 1 1
 After stage 3, Richie has a 20 second lead on Jesse, who probably crashed in stage 2 yet still holds second place. That is so impressive on both of them.
  • 6 1
 How quickly things can change. I wonder if Rude crashed or had a mechanical on stage 4. Time will tell.
  • 2 0
 @commental: yeah, wow. Purely speculative on my part but I'd guess crash just because of how rooty it is out there
  • 4 1
 And Jesse takes it... Way to stay mostly upright! The jank files indeed
  • 1 0
 @commental: Quite literally.
  • 3 1
 Any word on what happened to Rude?
  • 3 1
 It sounds like he had crashes on stages four and five. The crash on stage five apparently injured his shoulder.
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flag weebleswobbles (Aug 21, 2022 at 15:12) (Below Threshold)
 Probably couldn't find the right water bottle there in stages 4 and 5 or maybe he got scared about ramped up testing after flückigers flück up
  • 2 38
flag weebleswobbles (Aug 21, 2022 at 16:09) (Below Threshold)
 There's lots of you suckers all choked up on a dopers shriveled pecker and ball sack. It's a shame really. Should be an instant permanent ban for dopers. That would probably solve the problem
  • 3 35
flag weebleswobbles (Aug 21, 2022 at 16:10) (Below Threshold)
 Down vote away. Truth hurts I guess
  • 14 1
 @weebleswobbles: truth is your so obsessed with Richie that you've got to bring him and his doping every time someone mentions him. There's plenty of pictures on line, for Christ's sake already just rub one out and drop it. We're sick of reading your rants every time he's mentioned, it really reads more like he stole your girlfriend and you're mad.
  • 11 2
 @lifeofloon: for Pete's sake even Melamed stuck up for him in a recent podcast. I don't think these people realize how many substances with basically negligible effects are banned and in common stuff you could buy at any GNC. Cross contamination would be pretty freaking easy of a thing to happen. And anyone who's ever watched him ride in person knows he doesn't need it
  • 2 20
flag weebleswobbles (Aug 21, 2022 at 19:09) (Below Threshold)
 @lifeofloon: no he cheats at my favorite thing in the world riding bikes
  • 4 5
 @weebleswobbles: so do e-bikers every time they pass me on the climb, but do you see me complaining about them?
  • 1 4
 @Dogl0rd: yea it's a good thing I don't have to watch you or find out what you are up to, in order to act or make my own personal decision. But thanks anyway guy
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 Another great result for Rae Morrison, so consistent. Seems to be one of the nicest people as well.
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 UK riders both mens and womens doing amazing stuff!!!
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 Dumb question, what is the plus and minus number indicating?
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 Change in position within overall standings since the prior stage.
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 Standing from previous stage. So if they are 4th after this stage with a +2 they were 6th after the last stage (4+2).
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 Somebody actually read this?
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 The Canyon teams jersey sleeves remind me of snake bite bandages.
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 good to see Hill back on a good pace!
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 Maes got silver on flats..
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 Jesse popped by 0.046% of Matt’s time!
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 Go Kangas!! Grymt!
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 Canadia yeeehaw
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 Slapped Matt in last minute . Let’s hope this is the weekend
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 If you currently have all your riders in the top 20 or even 10, you have a very good chance mi amigo
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