The results are in from the DH World Cup semi-finals in Snowshoe.
Vali Höll brings plenty of drama to the semi-finals as she managed to go eight seconds up at split three before a crash in the rocks at the bottom. Amazingly in a show of her dominance this year Vali still managed to end her run 0.699 seconds up on Marine Cabirou. Tahnee Segrave laid down a strong run to complete the top three women. Nina Hoffmann started out well but a collision with a tree in split two knocked her back in the standings to sixth.
Loic Bruni joins Vali in backing up a top qualifying run with a win as he crosses the line 2.562 seconds up. Oisin O Callaghan has one of the best runs of his career as he ends the session in second place and says that he made a few errors in his run. Loris Vergier is the only other rider within five seconds of Loic Bruni as he wraps up the top three.
Check out the results below.
1st. Vali Höll: 3:49.550
2nd. Marine Cabirou: 3:50.249
3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: 3:51.226
4th. Mille Johnset: 3:52.464
5th. Sian A'Hern: 3:55.843
1st. Loic Bruni: 3:10.039
2nd. Oisin O Callaghan: 3:12.601
3rd. Loris Vergier: 3:13.449
4th. Ronan Dunne: 3:15.433
5th. Dakotah Norton: 3:15.499
The Elite Women's Race as it Happened
7:45 PDT: The Elite Women's Race is Now Underway
The Elite Women's semi-finals kick off with Elise Empey starting proceedings.
7:47 PDT: Elise Empey Slides Out in the Top Grass Corners
Elise Empey has slid out in a similar spot to Vali Höll in qualifying as she goes down just after starting the second split.
7:50 PDT: Jenna Hastings Goes Across the Line with a 3:58.952
Jenna Hastings sets the first clean run of the day and takes the hot seat with a time good enough for 5th in qualifying.
7:51 PDT: Enduro Talent Hattie Harnden Falls 2 Seconds Back
Hattie Harnden gaining time in the mid-part of the track but she loses time in the final two splits to take 2nd so far.
7:52 PDT: Veronika Widmann Takes the Hot Seat by 0.012 Seconds
The times are tight at the top as Veronika Widmann just manages to pull ahead of Jenna Hastings.
7:53 PDT: Gloria Scarsi Flies into the Lead
Gloria Scarsi continues to prove she is just as dangerous on a downhill bike as she goes fastest by 2.499 seconds.
7:55 PDT: Mille Johnset Bests Gloria by 3.9 Seconds
Mille Johnset takes the lead in split three and never looks back as she ends her run with a time of 3:52.464. We are still a little ways off Vali Höll's fastest qualifier of 3:50.778.
7:58 PDT: Gracey Hemstreet Moves into 3rd
Gracey Hemstreet loses a lot of time in the third split but manages to keep things smooth through the rocks to go over the line in 3rd with seven riders left.
8:00 PDT: Marine Cabirou Leads & Beats the Fastest Qualifying Time
Marine Cabirou goes fastest so far and is the first rider to go quicker than Vali Höll's top qualifier. There are still five riders left at the top to try and take Marine's spot on the hot seat.
8:10 PDT: Tahnee Seagrave Takes 2nd After Losing Time at the Bottom
Tahnee Seagrave puts together a great run that was 3.9 up against Marine in split three before losing all of this through the final two sectors. Tahnee ended her run 0.977 seconds off the pace.
8:12 PDT: A Horrible Crash for Nina Hoffmann
Nina Hoffmann hits a tree at the side of the course in what looked like a big impact. Nina was able to get back on the bike and go over the line in sixth place.
8:16 PDT: A Crash for Vali Höll but she Still Wins
Vali Höll joins Nina Hoffmann in crashing out during semi-finals as she crashes in the final section of greasy rocks. Amazingly Vali Höll still wins.
The Elite Men's Race as it Happened
8:22 PDT: Neko Mullay Starts the Elite Men's Racing
It's great to see Neko Mullay back at the races as he is first up for Semi-Finals.
8:23 PDT: Neko Mullay Sets a Time of 3:28.581
Neko Mullay goes over the line with a 3:28.581, over 15 seconds back from Loic Bruni's top qualifier.
8:24 PDT: Christopher Cumming Leads by 3.75 Seconds
Christopher Cumming takes an early lead as he moves onto the hot seat.
8:26 PDT: George Brannigan Goes Fastest
George Brannigan continues the trend of a new leader with every run as he sets a new time to beat.
8:29 PDT: Jack Reading Takes the Lead
Jack Reading goes into the lead in the fourth split and heads into the finish 1.305 up on George Brannigan.
8:31 PDT: Dylan Maples is the New Leader by 2.6 Seconds
Dylan Maples leads from the 2nd split down as he puts in a strong performance on home soil.
8:34 PDT: Tyler Ervin Makes it a USA Top 2
Tyler Ervin slots into 2nd, 2.246 back as the US riders are performing well in Snowshoe.
8:38 PDT: Jackson Connelly Goes 0.082 Seconds into the Lead
Jackson Connelly has an amazing run to knock Dylan Maples off the hot seat.
8:44 PDT: Seth Sherlock Takes the Hot Seat by 0.669 Seconds
Seth Sherlock goes fastest so far as he leads through the bottom splits.
8:52 PDT: Richie Rude Moves into 5th
In his first World Cup downhill race in 10 years Richie Rude slots into fifth place and could make finals later today.
8:53 PDT: Austin Dooley Falls 0.196 Back
Austin Dooley makes it three US riders in the top six as he went over the line just 0.196 seconds back from Seth Sherlock.
8:54 PDT: Luke Meier-Smith Crashes Just Before the Final Turn
Luke Meier-Smith was on a solid run before a big crash coming out of the final woods section within sight of the finish.
8:58 PDT: Tuhoto-Ariki Pene Goes Fastest by 0.374
Tuhoto-Ariki Pene just pulls ahead of Seth Sherlock as he secures the hot seat after 35 riders.
8:59 PDT: Jakob Jewett Steps onto the Hot Seat
Jakob Jewett is the next rider to top the timing sheet as he leads by 0.7 seconds.
9:01 PDT: Ethan Craik Masters the Rocks to Take a Big Lead of 1.9 Seconds
Ethan Craik comes the closest to the top qualifying time so far as he now leads the elite men's semi-finals.
9:04 PDT: Oliver Davis has a Big Crash in the Rocks
We hope Oliver Davis isn't seriously hurt as he has a big off in the lower part of the course.
9:09 PDT: Andreas Kolb Falls 0.325 Back in 2nd
Andreas Kolb trades positions with Ethan Craik in the final split as he drops around 0.4 seconds in the final sector to the line.
9:11 PDT: Jordan Williams Moves to 3rd
Jordan Williams has a clean run and does all he needs to do to make it through to finals.
9:13 PDT: Finn Iles Loses 1 Second in the Final Split to Take 3rd
Finn Iles was in the lead at split four but once again Ethan Craik takes a big chunk of time out of some of the sport's biggest names.
9:18 PDT: Ronan Dunne Sets the Fastest Time with 9 Riders Left
Ronan Dunne pulls ahead of Ethan Craik by 0.156 as we reach the sharp end of the semi-finals. We are still over two seconds back from Loic's top qualifier so there could be a lot of time still to find on the course.
9:22 PDT: Jackson Goldstone Pushes the Limits Slightly Too Far Going 11th
Jackson Goldstone was on a wild run as he sat 3.2 seconds up at split three but after being bucked in the lower rocks he slowed things down to go over the line 2.175 back in 11th place.
9:23 PDT: A Crash for Danny Hart in Split 2
It's a tough run for Danny Hart as he gets bucked off the bike in the second split losing over five seconds. Danny Hart falls back to 41st place.
9:26 PDT: Loris Vergier Goes Fastest by 1.9 Seconds
Loris Vergier lays down an amazing run as he blows apart the top times and falls just 0.2 seconds short of Loic Bruni's fastest qualifying run.
9:29 PDT: What a Run for Oisin O Callaghan as he Goes into the Lead
Oisin O Callaghan is the new race leader as he bested Loris Vergier by 0.848 seconds and is the first to beat the top qualifying run.
9:30 PDT: Dakotah Norton Loses the Front End
Dakotah Norton drops 4.3 seconds back after a mistake saw him slide out. Dakotah still has a good portion of his run left so could pull back some time.
9:32 PDT: Dakotah Norton Finishes 4th After a Crash
Dakotah Norton could be tough to beat if he can stay upright in finals as after a crash he goes 2.898 seconds back.
9:38 PDT: A Flat Tire for Laurie Greenland
Laurie Greenland has a wild moment off the double drop but was still in touch at split four before a flat tire knocks him down to 20th. Only Loic Bruni is left at the top.
9:40 PDT: Loic Bruni Wins Semi-Finals in Snowshoe
Loic Bruni backs up his top qualifier with a win by 2.562 seconds.
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