Race Analysis from the Snowshoe DH World Cup 2023

Sep 30, 2023 at 16:56
by Ed Spratt  
Marine Cabirou is back to winning ways and will look to back up her Les Gets performance.

What a race. Snowshoe brought some of the best racing so far this season with nail-biting conclusions to both elite races and another fresh winner for what has been an unpredictable season for the men. As the party rages on at the first North American stop of the 2023 World Cup series we have collected the stats and dived deep into the numbers from round seven in Snowshoe.



Race Results


Dakotah s signature style.


Elite Women


1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:41.042
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 3:41.386
3rd. Vali Höll: 3:41.702
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:43.898
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 3:47.655

Elite Men


1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 3:07.624
2nd. Ronan Dunne: 3:08.120
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 3:08.987
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:09.385
5th. Bernard Kerr: 3:09.422



Full results, here.



Sector by Sector Results


O Callaghan hovering over the famous Snowshoe tree gap.

Overall Split Positions

Elite Women
Sector 1
1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 35.497
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 35.711
3rd. Vali Höll: 35.762
4th. Veronika Widmann: 37.098
5th. Marine Cabirou: 37.273

Sector 2
1st. Vali Höll: 1:47.143
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 1:47.476
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 1:48.159
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 1:48.980
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 1:49.952

Sector 3
1st. Vali Höll: 2:35.230
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 2:35.640
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 2:36.481
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 2:37.125
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 2:40.265

Sector 4
1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:13.997
2nd. Vali Höll: 3:15.235
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 3:15.322
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:16.752
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 3:19.486

Finish
1st. Marine Cabirou: 3:41.042
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 3:41.386
3rd. Vali Höll: 3:41.702
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:43.898
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 3:47.655


Elite Men
Sector 1
1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 31.731
2nd. Matt Walker: 31.937
3rd. Loic Bruni: 32.075
4th. Andreas Kolb: 32.149
5th. Max Hartenstern: 32.426

Sector 2
1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 1:33.429
2nd. Loic Bruni: 1:33.667
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 1:34.061
4th. Bernard Kerr: 1:34.230
5th. Ronan Dunne: 1:34.479

Sector 3
1st. Loic Bruni: 2:12.149
2nd. Oisin O Callaghan: 2:12.180
3rd. Ronan Dunne: 2:13.410
4th. Bernard Kerr: 2:13.707
5th. Andreas Kolb: 2:13.910

Sector 4
1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 2:43.165
2nd. Ronan Dunne: 2:44.837
3rd. Loris Vergier: 2:45.458
4th. Dakotah Norton: 2:45.685
5th. Bernard Kerr: 2:45.689

Finish
1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 3:07.624
2nd. Ronan Dunne: 3:08.120
3rd. Dakotah Norton: 3:08.987
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:09.385
5th. Bernard Kerr: 3:09.422


Split Rankings


Elite Women

Sector 1
1st. Tahnee Seagrave: 35.497
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 35.711
3rd. Vali Höll: 35.762
4th. Veronika Widmann: 37.098
5th. Marine Cabirou: 37.273

Sector 2
1st. Marine Cabirou: 1:10.886
2nd. Vali Höll: 1:11.381
3rd. Nina Hoffmann: 1:11.765
4th. Gloria Scarsi: 1:12.139
5th. Mille Johnset: 1:13.015

Sector 3
1st. Marine Cabirou: 47.481
2nd. Vali Höll: 48.087
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: 48.145
4th. Nina Hoffmann: 49.005
5th. Gloria Scarsi: 50.313

Sector 4
1st. Marine Cabirou: 38.357
2nd. Nina Hoffmann: 38.841
3rd. Gloria Scarsi: 39.221
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 39.627
5th. Vali Höll: 40.005

Final Split to Finish
1st. Nina Hoffmann: 26.064
2nd. Vali Höll: 26.467
3rd. Marine Cabirou: 27.045
4th. Tahnee Seagrave: 27.146
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 27.584


Elite Men

Sector 1
1st. Oisin O Callaghan: 31.731
2nd. Matt Walker: 31.937
3rd. Loic Bruni: 32.075
4th. Andreas Kolb: 32.149
5th. Max Hartenstern: 32.426

Sector 2
1st. Loic Bruni: 1:01.592
2nd. Bernard Kerr: 1:01.632
3rd. Oisin O Callaghan: 1:01.698
4th. Loris Vergier: 1:01.741
5th. Ronan Dunne: 1:01.807

Sector 3
1st. Loic Bruni: 38.482
2nd. Oisin O Callaghan: 38.751
3rd. Ronan Dunne: 38.931
4th. Phil Atwill: 39.360
5th. Bernard Kerr: 39.477

Sector 4
1st. Dakotah Norton: 30.341
2nd. Loris Vergier: 30.740
3rd. Oisin O Callaghan: 30.985
4th. Luca Shaw: 30.990
5th. Jordan Williams: 31.142

Final Split to Finish
1st. Ronan Dunne: 23.283
2nd. Dakotah Norton: 23.302
3rd. Troy Brosnan: 23.622
4th. Jordan Williams: 23.673
5th. Bernard Kerr: 23.733




Sector Breakdown


Sector 1


Kicking off the treacherous track in Snowshoe is the flat-out first sector where we saw Tahnee Seagrave top the women's field as she pulled ahead of eventual 2nd-place finisher Nina Hoffmann by 0.21 seconds. Vali Höll finished this split another 0.05 seconds back in third. Race winner Marine Cabirou started off with a fifth-place split dropping almost 1.8 seconds back from Tahnee. For the elite men, it was Oisin O Callagahn who set the agenda from the off as he blasted out the start gate to a sector victory. Oisin managed to find almost 0.2 seconds against Matt Walker and around 0.35 seconds on Loic Bruni in this split.



Sector 2


The second sector saw race winner Marine Cabirou move to the front for the first of three consecutive split victories. For the second split Marine was able to best Vali Höll by around 0.49 seconds. Nina Hoffmann lost 0.88 seconds to the Snowshoe winner. Loic Bruni made his way to the front for the second sector beating Bernard Kerr to the top time by 0.04 seconds. Oisin O Callaghan was still very much competitive here as he set the third fastest time.



Sector 3


The third sector saw Marine Cabirou and Loic Bruni back at the front once again. For Marine, she was able to find a margin of around 0.61 seconds to Vali Höll with Tahnee Seagrave securing third place here another 0.06 seconds off the pace. Loic Bruni pulled a solid margin here as he was in front of race winner Oisin O Callaghan by around 0.22 seconds. Oisin was followed by fellow Irish racer Ronan Dunne who took third, 0.45 behind Loic.



Sector 4


Marine took another split win through sector four although it would be slightly tighter than the last as Nina Hoffmann came within 0.48 seconds of the fast French rider. Gloria Scarsi put in a great showing as she went third, around 0.84 off the winner's pace. Vali Höll lost a good chunk of time in this sector as she dropped 1.65 seconds to Marine. Dakotah Norton made himself a fresh face at the top of the timesheet in the fourth sector as he found the best line through the rocks to go 0.4 seconds up on Loris Vergier. Oisin O Callaghan was right at the sharp end again with a third-place spot, although he lost 0.64 seconds through this section of the course.



Sector 5


The final split proved difficult for both of the race winners as they lost vital time in the final push to the finish line. Nina Hoffmann managed to push hardest through the final rapid section of the track to go ahead of Vali Höll by 0.41 seconds. Marine Cabirou lost almost a second in this part of the course but luckily it wasn't enough to cost her the win. Ronan Dunne and Dakotah Norton both dominated this section as they were split by 0.02 seconds before a gap of 0.32 seconds to third-placed Troy Brosnan. Oisin O Callaghan showed a little wobble here as he was only able to place 13th in the sprint to the finish. Luckily for Oisin, he was strong enough across the rest of the course to still hold a lead of 0.496 seconds over Ronan Dunne.



Story of the Race


Elite Women



Elite Men



The Perfect Run


Elite Women
The Perfect Run: 3:38.285 (2.757 seconds faster than the race winner)

// Tahnee Seagrave: 35.497 // Marine Cabirou: 1:10.886 // Marine Cabirou: 47.481 // Marine Cabirou: 38.357 // Nina Hoffmann: 26.064 //




Elite Men
The Perfect Run: 3:05.429 (2.195 seconds faster than the race winner)

// Oisin O Callaghan: 31.731 // Loic Bruni: 1:01.592 // Loic Bruni: 38.482 // Dakotah Norton 30.341 // Ronan Dunne: 23.283 //




Battle for the Podium


Elite Women




Elite Men




Lap Time Improvement



You can hover over the graph to reveal the lap improvement times.

You can hover over the graph to reveal the lap improvement times.


Elite Women's Winner Split Tracking

Elite Men's Winner Split Tracking



Stats Breakdown


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The 10 Elite Women's race runs were plotted.

The top 15 race runs were plotted before including results at positions 20, 25, 30 and 31.







Overall Standings







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33 Comments
  • 30 1
 Can we get an analysis showing how many flats between tire companies? I think that’d be surprising.
  • 4 0
 Over half the riders are on the same tire company. So even if they're leading that category it's because they're leading all the other categories too right?
  • 5 0
 @DCF: yeah, funny how that works.
It could be fair and interesting data if it's weighted, though
  • 1 0
 It seemed to be mainly maxxis. I want to see a analysis at the one of the year for performance. I think by results continental might be king this year. I've just swapped to them to try something new and am loving them
  • 22 0
 @hayden19: I'm planning on doing some stats articles looking back at the whole season so I can add a section on tires to the list if people are interested.
  • 2 0
 @edspratt: yes, see if you tell if teams are actually running their sponsored tires too.
  • 13 0
 I'm guessing the xc riders are gonna have a hard time sleeping tonight lmao
  • 11 0
 Hey Ric, all greens doesn’t mean Oisin was fastest in all sectors, you can be green if losing time, back to school
  • 2 0
 Bruni is was also faster in sector 3 iirc.
  • 9 0
 Definitely gonna drink a Guinness tonight!! Yea boys!!!!!
  • 15 0
 Username checks out.
  • 3 0
 Creamy pints for all
  • 1 1
 Irish Carbomb
  • 4 0
 If Marine is in full health next year, she can win the overall. Vali will most likely be on a new team with a new bike. The end of the season always builds anticipation for the next season.
  • 6 0
 If Cami and Nicole are back at full health next season it will be a close battle with four of five riders in contention for the overall. But yes, I think Marine will be in that group.
  • 3 0
 And Tahnee, and maybe Rachel?!
  • 1 0
 What have a missed has Vali said she’s leaving Trek ?
  • 1 0
 @Liam3576: Rumor is she is going back to YT. I forget the podcast I heard it on.
  • 1 0
 @njparider: Seems like an odd move, I guessed Atherton but I have no info to back it up.
  • 5 0
 Full 29 ain't dead!
  • 2 0
 It's on life support.
  • 4 0
 Love this data! Thank you for compiling for us nerds to analyze.
  • 1 0
 So who can still take the overall?
  • 3 0
 Loris, Jackson, Finn, Andreas all can theoretically.
  • 8 0
 @r0b1-kk: my money on the silent assassin Vergier
  • 1 0
 @Lagr1980: I think Finn
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