After a hectic day of racing on the slippery trails of the Tweed Valley, Jack Moir and Melanie Pugin are crowned series champions. Check out all the results below.
1st. Bex Baraona: 28:50.89
2nd. Hattie Harden: 28:51.21
3rd. Morgane Charre: 28:52.40
4th. Noga Korem: 28:59.07
5th. Isabeau Courdurier: 29:11.82
1st. Martin Maes: 23:53.12
2nd. Jesse Melamed: 23:59.70
3rd. Adrien Dailly: 24:06.36
4th. Jack Moir: 24:27.17
5th. Charlie Murray: 24:43.96
1st. Polly Henderson: 29:43.42
2nd. Sophie Riva: 31:31.42
3rd. Ellen Flewitt: 34:14.94
4th. Justine Henry: 34:39.02
1st. Jamie Edmondson: 25:03.87
2nd. Jack Menzies: 25:15.53
3rd. Jake Ebdon: 25:25.43
4th. Luke Meier Smith: 25:30.12
5th. Manu Warnet: 25:32.53
1st. Leonie Picton: 33:13.20
2nd. Becci Skelton: 33:55.74
3rd. Maxine Filby: 36:48.05
4th. Catherine Hart: 39:12.66
1st. Dan Farrer: 26:29.23
2nd. Ian Austermuhle: 26:33.42
3rd. Sean Robinson: 26:45.70
4th. Kari Amour: 27:04.74
5th. Nigel Page: 27:26.26
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Can fans not get more frequently updated live timings from the EWS site?
However if they hadn’t done something, it’s just another situation where people can argue about something that has happened and can no longer be rectified. The two individuals didn’t race today so, even if the decision was reversed, nothing can happen about it.
Time to move on.
I do disagree with the DQ, but that’s probably because I’ve been following F1 car racing since the early ‘90s and they just do time penalties for almost anything. I do feel like a 60 second time penalty would’ve proven their point and ruined his race as intentioned. To be fair, I don’t know if this is a UCI rule or a holdover from when the EWS was independent, but it sure stinks.
I envisage a number of personalities have learnt from the experience and it should be identified as a lesson learnt by both riders as well as event organisers/stakeholders.
For sure, or in the heat of the moment he just hugged the inside line, as he has in lots of Enduro and DH races out of instinct.
That’s pretty good!
That was a pretty wacky excuse.
All I’m saying is, it’s possible he drank from Grave’s water bottle (who was taking several supplements at the time). And it’s possible that he missed the rider’s meeting, didn’t pay attention, or in the heat of the race just took the inside line.
It doesn’t make sense to throw away an entire run, or race (and therefore season) to gain 1s. On the IG EWS thread someone commented that a bunch of people took the inside line in practice.
Finally, this has nothing to do with Moir. Moir earned the title fair and square. People speaking up for Rude and Lukasik are just pointing out the extreme gravity of the penalty, and the stupid use of gates, which have not been used anywhere else.
Pinkers " Glad a drug cheat didn't win, cheater, cheater pumpkin eater"
Oh yeah he was going to lose his leg so I better give him this stuff that masks steroid use.
Ha, pass me that bottle
He clearly knew what he was doing, he took the chance, it did not work out as he expected. End of the story. I agree that if he crashed out and skipped one gate, then OK a 10s penalty would have been fair. But in his case, he intentionally skipped them... What do you think about the image conveyed by his behavior ???
Yes the event and the sport took a hit this weekend, but it's definitely not (entirely) UCI's or organizers' fault.
I don’t believe this was cheating, more he made a mistake. However, the penalty is the same; DNF or DQ. It’s racing…shit happens
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