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Qualifying Analysis from the Les Gets DH World Cup 2023

Sep 8, 2023 at 9:27
by Ed Spratt  
Stay off line at your peril.

With qualifying all wrapped up riders now await a packed day of semi-finals and finals in France on Saturday. The course is getting harder with every lap as most dust forms and previous lines get blown out. Riders will have a tough challenge with both semi-final and finals adding more stress to the deteriorating track.

As riders prepare for a big day of racing on Saturday, let's get into the results and stats from Qualifying.



Qualifying Results


Vali sending the first of several road gaps.

Overall:


Elite Women


1st. Vali Höll: 3:48.671
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 3:52.077
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 3:55.428
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:59.167
5th. Eleonora Farina: 3:59.933

Elite Men


1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:22.612
2nd. Loris Vergier: 3:23.593
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 3:24.011
4th. Troy Brosnan: 3:25.292
5th. Loic Bruni: 3:26.448

Full results, here.



Sector by Sector Results


Overall Split Positions

Elite Women
Sector 1
1st. Vali Höll: 37.558
2nd. Lisa Baumann: 37.682
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: 37.779
4th. Marine Cabirou: 37.842
5th. Eleonora Farina: 38.393

Sector 2
1st. Vali Höll: 1:37.527
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 1:39.008
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 1:40.898
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 1:41.312
5th. Eleonora Farina: 1:41.887

Sector 3
1st. Vali Höll: 2:36.539
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 2:38.859
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 2:42.101
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 2:43.643
5th. Eleonora Farina: 2:44.753

Sector 4
1st. Vali Höll: 3:14.935
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 3:17.486
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 3:20.556
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:23.880
5th. Eleonora Farina: 3:24.849

Finish
1st. Vali Höll: 3:48.671
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 3:52.077
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 3:55.428
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:59.167
5th. Eleonora Farina: 3:59.933


Elite Men
Sector 1
1st. Greg Minnaar: 33.717
2nd. Loic Bruni: 33.870
3rd. Matt Walker: 33.874
4th. Benoit Coulanges: 34.026
5th. Finn Iles: 34.030

Sector 2
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 1:26.199
2nd. Andreas Kolb: 1:26.394
3rd. Loris Vergier: 1:26.449
4th. Dakotah Norton: 1:26.578
5th. Greg Minnaar: 1:27.672

Sector 3
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 2:18.745
2nd. Andreas Kolb: 2:19.433
3rd. Loris Vergier: 2:19.605
4th. Dakotah Norton: 2:19.761
5th. Troy Brosnan: 2:20.608

Sector 4
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 2:51.376
2nd. Loris Vergier: 2:52.509
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 2:52.923
4th. Troy Brosnan: 2:53.598
5th. Oliver Davis: 2:54.309

Finish
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 3:22.612
2nd. Loris Vergier: 3:23.593
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 3:24.011
4th. Troy Brosnan: 3:25.292
5th. Loic Bruni: 3:26.448


Split Rankings


Elite Women

Sector 1
1st. Vali Höll: 37.558
2nd. Lisa Baumann: 37.682
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: 37.779
4th. Marine Cabirou: 37.842
5th. Eleonora Farina: 38.393

Sector 2
1st. Vali Höll: 59.969
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 1:01.166
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 1:02.111
4th. Eleonora Farina: 1:03.494
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 1:03.533

Sector 3
1st. Vali Höll: 59.012
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 59.851
3rd. Monika Hrastnik: 1:01.203
4th. Frida Ronning: 1:02.199
5th. Tahnee Seagrave: 1:02.331

Sector 4
1st. Vali Höll: 38.396
2nd. Monika Hrastnik: 38.455
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 38.627
4th. Mille Johnset: 39.779
5th. Eleonora Farina: 40.096

Final Split to Finish
1st. Vali Höll: 33.736
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 34.591
3rd. Sian A'Hern: 34.595
4th. Anna Newkirk: 34.842
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 34.872


Elite Men

Sector 1
1st. Greg Minnaar: 33.717
2nd. Loic Bruni: 33.870
3rd. Matt Walker: 33.874
4th. Benoit Coulanges: 34.026
5th. Finn Iles: 34.030

Sector 2
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 52.173
2nd. Andreas Kolb: 52.356
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 52.384
4th. Loris Vergier: 52.388
5th. Oliver Davis: 52.973

Sector 3
1st. Jackson Goldstone: 52.469
2nd. Benoit Coulanges: 52.546
3rd. Troy Brosnan: 52.917
4th. Andreas Kolb: 53.039
5th. Loris Vergier: 53.156

Sector 4
1st. Benoit Coulanges: 32.631
2nd. Valentin Chatanay: 32.721
3rd. Oliver Davis: 32.818
4th. Loris Vergier: 32.904
5th. Jack Piercy: 32.947

Final Split to Finish
1st. Jack Piercy: 30.685
2nd. Loic Bruni: 30.826
3rd. Gonçalo Bandeira: 30.908
4th. Jordan Williams: 30.994
5th. Loris Vergier: 31.084




Sector Breakdown


Sector 1



The first splits kicked off the domination of Vali Höll as she was fastest at every split in Les Gets. In this first sector, Vali was able to find 0.124 seconds on Lisa Baumann who is having a great end to her race season. For the Elite Men, it was Greg Minnaar who went fastest through the wide-open top part of the course as he took 0.153 seconds out of last weekend's winner Loic Bruni. Eventual qualifying winner Benoit Coulanges dropped around 0.3 back here.



Sector 2



The longer second split saw some big gains in the Women's racing as Vali Höll was able to speed through here with a gap of 1.2 seconds to Marine Cabirou. Third-placed Monika Hrastnik fell over two seconds back in just this split. There are some big gaps to be made up here as the Elite Women's field will spend tonight trying to find how Vali was so dominant. The Elite Men saw four riders lead the split as Benoit Coulanges took the sector win by almost 0.2 seconds. Andreas Kolb, Dakotah Norton and Loris Vergier would all be within 0.03 of each other before a close to 0.6-second gap back to Oliver Davis.



Sector 3


Vali Höll created more big gaps in the third split as she once again went ahead of Marine Cabirou, this time the margin would be smaller at 0.84 seconds. Monika Hrastnik also secured another third-placed split finish and lost almost two seconds. Jackson Goldstone secured his first split win in Les Gets through this sector as he found 0.08 seconds against the fastest qualifier Benoit Coulanges. There would then be a decent gap back to Troy Brosnan who went third fastest and 0.45 seconds off the pace of Jackson.



Sector 4


The fourth split produced the closest racing for the Elite Women as Monika Hrastnik fell just 0.05 seconds back from Vali Höll. Marine Cabirou took third as she was 0.23 behind the split victor. Benoit Coulanges secured a second fastest split time as he managed to find a gap of 0.09 seconds against Valentin Chatanay. Sectors three and four look to have been tough for Loic Bruni as he did not appear inside the top 15 for both splits.



Sector 5



Vali Höll has really blown apart the field today as the short final split saw the World Champ find a huge 0.75 seconds against Marine Cabirou. We imagine a lot of riders will be left wondering just what they can do this weekend to answer the problem of Vali Höll. The Men's final split saw Jack Piercy beat the World's best as he managed to find 0.15 seconds against a resurgent Loic Bruni after his trouble through the past two splits.



Story of the Session


Elite Women



Elite Men



Stats Breakdown


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The top 15 qualifying margins were plotted before including results at positions 20, 25, 30 and 35.

The top 15 qualifying margins were plotted before including results at positions 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 and 157.






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9 Comments
  • 6 1
 These graphs show how much more competitive the men's competition is. The top 3 racers in women's were within 3% of each other. The top 15 racers in men's were within 3% of each other. Hopefully all these ripping women will inspire more to join the sport and strive to be the best.
  • 8 0
 Even the rate of Troy's split line is consistent
  • 6 0
 BK with the top speed!
  • 4 0
 Jackson from 112th on split 1 to 8th!
  • 2 0
 It would be interesting to know whether the riders whos times seem to be grouped in certain sllits also chose similar lines.
  • 2 0
 as a numbers nerd, Im a fan of these breakdowns!
  • 2 0
 Omg lines and lines and lines!

youtu.be/2vFe2a29hms?t=44
  • 3 0
 This is great.
  • 1 0
 Thanks @EliotJackson your World Cup stats website is always a huge inspiration for these.







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