Qualifying Results - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017

Jul 5, 2017 at 9:19
by Pinkbike Staff  
Elite Men

1 // Aaron Gwin
2 // Troy Brosnan
3 // Greg Minnaar



Elite Women

1 // Rachel Atherton
2 // Myriam Nicole
3 // Tracey Hannah



Junior Men

1 // Sylvain Cougoureux
2 // Joe Breeden
3 // Finn Iles



Junior Women

1 // Shania Rawson
2 // Melanie Chapaz
3 // Samantha Kingshill



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221 Comments

  • + 147
 And the ladies racing just got boring again.
  • + 48
 Very much so. As much as it's impressive that she dominates it was great to watch without her.
  • + 153
 @mluk2004: ya know - i hear in some ways - but then again - players like Gretzky, Jordan, etc. dominated their games and we loved it and they changed the game forever for the best. Give it time, IMHO racing needs people like Rachel to lift everyone else up and the game itself.
  • + 145
 I dunno Pompom is only .8 back
  • + 1
 I agree, not to take away from Rachel, but it was exciting to watch the other women racing each other for the win, rather than just chasing second place to Rachel. Rach will come back now and seal all the remaining WC's and once again take the title. We'll just have to watch the race for second place.
  • + 54
 0.8s Is pretty close in my books
  • + 18
 Who knows though, with only a 0.8 gap in qualies, Pompom could pull off a nail biter in the finals. I do agree that it is nice seeing some change in the standings once in a while. Elite men has been pretty interesting this year for that.
  • - 9
flag bizutch (Jul 7, 2017 at 6:44) (Below Threshold)
 @dtax: Yeah, but no one is on track with her at the same time.
  • + 18
 completely agree with @dtax
it doesn't make any sense wishing everyone was slower and less capable!
If anything we should support the rest of the girls and also kick their butts to train more!

In a couple of seasons there will be younger girls who also grew up riding and had the right environment and support and that's what it takes, that's one of the ways progression happens and it's great!
  • + 20
 I for one am really happy Rachel is doing well. It is still tight, the other ladies still stand a fair chance of winning. See, there have been seasons Aaron Gwin also won the majority of races. No one moaning that he won qualifiers today?
  • + 14
 Women's top 3 times are closer than the men's. As a percentage of the winner's time even more so.
  • + 4
 an 8th/second back, not that far really...
  • + 14
 But even the women want Rachel back in the mix. Tahnee herself admitted that her win was bittersweet without Rachel in the field. Personally, I'm glad she's back and I want her to keep on slaying it. I just hope she's fit enough (she didn't even do a timed training run in order to save her strength) and doesn't get re-injured...
  • - 2
 @vinay: Gwin dominated for one/two seasons and he didn't win every race. A lot of those victories were also amazing to watch (chainless run for example) or very close.

Rach won every race for 2 years by wide margins and was dominant before that other than when she was ill (Glandular fever?). It wasn't exciting to watch. You just got to the last rider with a feeling of "here we go again" rather than being excited for what was going to happen.This season's women's racing has been the most exciting for a long time.
  • + 3
 @mluk2004: yeah but that shoulder injury is still going to be healing up, look at how tight the times are for the top three spots in the women's field. i know it's just qualies but it's interesting
  • - 6
flag jwrendenver (Jul 7, 2017 at 8:49) (Below Threshold)
 Let's be honest here - it always has been and always will be.
  • + 6
 Nah, it's boring without her. It's like watching the 100 metres without Usain Bolt - who cares who wins?
  • + 8
 Also just want to mention that Myriam moves into 1st for the overall!
  • + 1
 @xTwoSnakesx: So does Myriam ride with the no. 1 plate tomorrow? Or does that only change at the end of the event after all the points?
  • + 2
 @dtax: Spot on sir. Great analogy and very true. Women's DH racing has benefited from Rachel's dominance. Several in the women's field have upped their game in the last few years and it shows.
  • + 1
 @Protato: one extra pedal stroke maybe!!
  • + 6
 Give Rach a break and enjoy watching one of the most dominant riders you will ever see. It's just a shame we never got to see RA and ACC properly race against each other.
  • + 1
 @buckwheat23: rachel is still on the mend. everyday she'll be getting stronger and faster. that gap will grow with each following race and qualifying.
  • + 0
 @neimbc: why are people neg propping the truth?
  • + 1
 @inter71: I know - I said nothing bad or hateful towards her. Go figure - the top comment is saying the race just got boring again.
  • + 7
 Incredible! Because it's Rachel's fault no one can catch her when she's race fit...? What do you want a slower women's DH World Cup race? To come back from a nasty injury and qualify first at WC standard this quick is pretty impressive if you ask me.
  • + 2
 @dtax: I agree. The women's field needed Rachel to show how fast you can be. The female athletes are looking so much stronger, fitter and comitted than ever before
  • - 2
 @spinthoselegs: It's not that the race would be 'slow' without her, it is that it would be far less predictable and therefore more exciting. The speed of the women would be the same with or without Rachel, but the inevitability of her winning does not make for an exciting race.
  • - 3
 At least she is 100% female; and not like some butch gals out there making us question the fact.
  • + 5
 @mgolder: I didn't say 'slow' I said 'slower'. Watch her go pro footage it's pretty exciting. it's just a shame to see all the neg comments about the worlds fastest women's WC DH racer returning to the circuit after an injury.
  • + 17
 Back in the day, Gee Atherton was getting great results and could get amazing deals with sponsors if he went solo. But he insisted that the family stuck together so Dan and Rachel got great support too. Rachel got better support than other ladies her age in the sport. She got the talent, the opportunity and took it. See, this was a time when womens racing wasn't supported properly. Back a decade ago, the Australian racers were flooding the WC DH circuit with great results. Along with the Brits and the odd South African (and you'll always have a couple of Frenchies in there). Tracey Hannah had a great first season too (she wasn't on the same team as Mick) but she couldn't make end meet and retreated from the circuit and started moving dirt in Oz for a living. That was the level of support womens racing was getting back then. And unless Rachel was out and injured, she was getting amazing results. I think this should definitely have triggered other teams to provide their female racers with better support. So yeah, in some way I definitely believe having Rachel on the circuit has improved womens racing overall. Not just because support got better. Also because a better competitor inspires other to step up as well. And don't forget that she's devoted to inspiring, coaching and supporting female DH riders in the UK. She's the equivalent of Steve Peat in a way. So yeah, she's done nothing but good for womens racing on the circuit. As for whoever lands on the top step, I don't even care that much. That's only a tiny part of the whole story. Of course it is important and I accept that for many this is pretty much the main thing. But I also see that other racers have definitely stepped up their game. I honestly don't believe Manon Carpenter got worse at racing. It is just that Tahnee and Tracey have improved incredibly. You can just see their riding got so much better, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd beat Rachel fair and square in the finals when she's fit and healed up. In fact, she has already been beaten a few times in the qualifiers. So it really is tight and it is getting closer. But if they win, it should be because they got better, not because Rachel got worse (or injured). She has already had a couple of seasons messed up because of heavy injury and pretty much dominate when she's fit. But I've never come across a discussion like this where people somehow prefer her off the circuit.
  • + 2
 @vinay: Absolutely, man! Her and T Mo, and all the other guys who help out current and new talent deserve so much recognition! I feel like this shouldn't be something that we find out about in forums and comment sections though. It should be well publicized so other riders get inspired and do the same!
  • + 1
 She's not that far ahead, it's qualifying not the race, still gojng for Pompon come Race time!
  • + 2
 if only you were half as good as Rach
  • + 1
 @say what?
  • + 2
 I take it back!!! LOL
  • + 1
 @hgrenade: I would give my right testicle to be half as fast as she is.
  • + 1
 @fartymarty: She goes like, a bit over 50km/h through the speedtrap. Sure, I can help you ride 25km/h, but what the heck am I going to do with three testicles?
  • + 59
 I don't get why people think racing would be better without the best in the game. Rachel didn't always dominate, she got better, learned (for the most part) how to stay healthy and I love seeing her show the world what is possible through hard work and determination.
  • + 8
 Exactly, I actually think it's more boring without her, I couldn't care less who wins when she isn't there - exciting will be seeing the girls up their game and beat her when she's fully fit.
  • + 13
 Yes. It's such a boring, contrived statement to say "well, Rachel is here, so the racing sucks, again." It's the same thing that happens with greatness in any sport; people never take the time to appreciate it until the person quits/retires/moves on.
  • + 2
 @BobbyEnglish: I can't agree with you on this one. I've got great respect and love her winning ways (did you see her demanding help w/ shoulder when she crashed? IRON WOMAN) but the races she missed have been awesome!
  • + 0
 @Grimes1405: You thinking it is contrived and boring to suggest something? Hang on, that makes your comment contrived and boring then doesn't it using your own logic to other people's opinions.
  • + 0
 Let's not forget, that show rode a lot with Gee together. (Pun is intended)
  • + 46
 Stoked for Marc Beaumont!
  • + 9
 Slugger in at 19th, sick.
  • + 2
 Go Slugger!
  • - 3
 No love for Joe Smith or Simmonds??
  • + 6
 @MattyFive: In a comment about Beaumont why should there be?
  • + 34
 looks like the guys are wrapping up. it is crazy how consistent minaar has been this year. beginning to think he will take the overall.
  • + 15
 It's stacking up to be one of the best overall races we've had in a while. The mens field is amazingly full of talent this year.
  • + 4
 So stoked for this weekends race, got the potential to be the best yet, Danny is a man on a mission to pull back places from the early rounds, pompon only .8 back will be pushing hard, can't wait!!
  • + 5
 does anyone have a link to the current overall standings? I have google searched countless times only to get UCI'd every time
  • + 1
 @regdunlop38: here:

www.uci.ch/mountain-bike/ranking

Click Individual Ranking for list
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: Sooooo, Danny is leading the overall and Florent Payet is in 5th? Something seems off here.
  • + 0
 @TomCastellani: Yeah - I don't know what the UCI is up to there now that I look at it.....
  • + 3
 @TomCastellani: you are looking at total uci points. not world cup standings.
  • + 4
 @TomCastellani: @endlessblockades
That is their UCI World Ranking. Which would be used if Worlds were held today. Weird that Finn is ranked 20th or something too.

www.pinkbike.com/news/final-results-vallnord-dh-world-cup-2017.html

Scroll down here for the 2017 overall
  • + 1
 It's just a shame Gee hasn't been fit as I think he would have been in the mix as well.
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: No worries. I was stumped by that a day or two ago. Unsure why UCI doesn't publish the overall points for their premier race series though?
  • + 1
 @gonecoastal: I figured it was total UCI points but as you say, it doesn't make sense that they'd run a world cup then make it damn near impossible to find out who's leading it. Even Red Bull don't hold the standings.

The DH world cup has awesome online video content as far as YouTube but everything else is lacking. MotoGP is very well catalogued and promoted but their online video content is a shambles. UCI and Dorna need to get together and balance each other out...
  • + 4
 @TomCastellani: I've never understood why PB/Vital don't have a tab for race results and race standings that's user friendly
  • + 1
 @dhx42: That's because pb and vital can't find the fecking standings either. Minaar is about 100 clear, correct?
  • + 1
 @dhx42: It's not super easy to find, but if you scroll down on this page you can navigate to what the standings were at the end of each round: uci.ch/mountain-bike/ucievents/2017-mountain-bike-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup-presented-by-shimano/162153117/widgets/live-timing-results
  • + 1
 Minnar is the GOAT ... but SikMik is keeping it up on the game too .. exciting
  • + 27
 I want to see Dany Hart come out like a man on a mission, in the finals again and throw down another Andorra run this weekend
  • + 4
 That's exactly what I expect to see tomorrow on site. CAN'T WAIT!!
  • + 0
 Why don't you want him to win?
  • + 20
 Beaumont making the cut for the broadcast! He must have watched some of The Don's videos on GMBN
  • + 19
 Is GT an "entertainment brand"? No one in the top....80!
  • + 6
 Yeah I'm guessing this is Dale's last year on the circuit. Hopefully they keep Wyn around
  • + 16
 I've heard the courses are too easy for them. Hence the bad results.
  • + 4
 Brook is a protected rider - so hopefully his DNF - if it was a crash, was not serious enough to keep him out for tomorrow.
  • - 2
 They aren't even entertaining off the bikes, nevermind on them!
  • + 17
 Marc Beaumont in 19th! Wow, a few races he didn't even qualify for. Good to see him up in the mix.
  • + 17
 40th for Gee, holy crap I thought he wouldn't make the final. Amazing considering his injury.
  • + 4
 Yep, only 12 seconds off the pace!
  • + 6
 @charmingbob: to be fair, nobody has spent more time riding injured than GA. Last fit in 2014.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: Gee is an animal. Didn't he try to ride rampage one year with a broken foot?
  • + 1
 @dirtjumper771: very probably
  • + 13
 Nice to see Kingshill make the trip across the pond for jr women. Good luck from your Sacto supporters!

And Gwin.. sucking up the pain (like many others) and throwing down a great run!
  • + 3
 More that half the JR Women DNF. But yeah NorCal represent! Unless disaster strikes, she should get a UCI Podium!
  • + 1
 kick ass Sam!
  • + 15
 I would be really happy if Troy won the overall.
  • - 2
 Same! ...but then again, imagine the prices of Canyon bikes next year
  • + 6
 @Milko3D: With this logic I don't know why people buy V10cc, Session 9.9 or S-Works Demo while Tues for half price kicks their bottoms
  • + 2
 @WAKIdesigns:
there's that thing called sarcasm, you should be well aware or is it the tension around the WC that has stretched your nerves a little Big Grin
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: what's the logic you're talking about ?
  • + 14
 Luca Shaw splits were 2nd/3rd all the way to the last split, still made it in, but hope he's ok!
  • - 2
 Must be the pyjamas
  • + 1
 Do you know what position he ended up in?
  • + 1
 @Satanslittlehelper: 53... Hope he isn't hurt. Looks like he was on a great run
  • - 1
 @Satanslittlehelper:
53.20SHAW LucaSHAW LucaSHAW LucaSHAW LucaSANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE10008813442USA199659.591 (3)0:49.491 (4)1:29.920 (4)2:01.839 (3)2:30.075 (3)3:14.3653:14.3653:14.3653:14.365+13.476
  • + 1
 Bummer!!!
  • + 11
 Wallace up in the top 10. He's having a great season.
  • + 4
 Making us Canucks proud and keeping the Chainsaw spirit alive!!!
  • + 10
 wow, Gwin is back!
  • + 59
 Didn't realize he left.
  • + 5
 Don't get the neg props @davidmcdias I got you!
  • + 1
 @cheeverbrent: damn, no protectors!? or did it slip?
  • + 4
 @Milko3D: from the video it just looked like his pad slipped down when he hit the ground. Time for a new pad sponsor lol
  • + 2
 @cheeverbrent: In-depth minor surgery coverage!
  • + 2
 @cheeverbrent: time to tape/glue the pads to his knee haha
  • - 3
 @cheeverbrent: um he cut him knee
  • + 1
 @tack836: yes he did...
  • + 3
 @cheeverbrent: mmm, nothing like a sticking a needle into your kneecap to get your head sorted and your game face on!
  • + 7
 Slawomir Lukasik is looking more and more like a breakout talent from Poland!
  • + 4
 Man...lots of top 20 riders disappeared. Fearon, McDonald, Fairclough, Mullaly. Looks like disaster hit all of them on the lower part of the track (the ones who's splits show). Fearon & McDonald are DNF and no splits. Did they even start?
  • + 1
 Fearon said on his instagram that his thumb, or a finger is still injured from last weekend.
  • + 6
 Mullaly has been riding with a broken bone in his hand for the past few races.
  • + 0
 @cheeverbrent: No, it's not that. He had good splits until the last part of the track. And last week he had a way better final result.

75th for him means a mistake or mechanical on course.

As for the injury, it's a scaphoid bone, which is painful, but surprisingly slows you down somewhat, but not a ton. You can tape the crap out of it and haul quite a bit of butt, as evidenced by his results. If he's riding with it broken, he's just putting off surgery until after the World Cup, which is brutal. That bone DOES NOT heal on it's own.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: It can heal on its own, but its slowing going due to lack of bloodflow. I fractured my scaphoid and hamate. The doctor told me that if the fracture had been any worse, it would not have healed on its own.
  • + 2
 @bizutch: I cracked my scaphoid bone many years ago at Tanglewood. Very painful to ride with that being it's behind your thumb at the wrist junction.
  • + 2
 @briceps:
Is Fearon racing tomorrow?
  • + 1
 does Fairclough even get to take a run on race day? He qualified outside the top 80, and he's not ranked top 20, so he's not protected... same for Wyn. though I suppose with a few injuries, he might make the top 80... anyone know how that works?
  • + 1
 @rallyimprezive: Yeah, cracked mine all the way across. Did 2 Nationals and a regional race, all rocky as heck including the monster that was Mt. Snow with it taped gutting it out. Ran a 2.8 Michy up front to try to offset it.
Got back home, doc told me I was lucky I didn't crumble it and that he needed to fuse it with a screw or it might fuse into two separate pieces and I'd be floppy wrist boy.

Guessing Neko's fracture might be like mine. Can't imagine he'd run a crumbled one and not have a wrist next year. Would be interested to know how severe it might be.
  • + 1
 @bman33: Yeah, after I had my surgery I learned how a lot of BMX, moto and DH guys had crumbled theirs over the years thinking it was an ongoing sprain. The non-surgical method is 4 weeks cast to the ELBOW, 4 weeks wrist cast, 4 weeks splint, no lifting, 4 weeks therapy. People who went that route can still not have it heal and wind up with the screw anyway.

Doc warmed me the non-surgical route might not heal and that with the screw I could ride whatever I wanted in 4 weeks.

Naturally, I said screw it and it fused back together luckily.
  • + 1
 Connor is top 20 protected so he decided not to do qualies to save his hand for the main event
  • + 4
 GT racing partied too hard i guess
Dale , Masters & Jackson out of the final
fingers crossed for the Bulldog & Fearon to be ready for finals (both DNF)

Mullaly on the bubble @ 75th

shout out to Beamont !!! 19th
  • + 1
 I'm starting to think their bikes must suck. When was the last time any guys did well on them?

Lots of big names are going to be out of this race. Crazy.
  • + 1
 @chezotron: When the Athertons rode them they did fine. They just have infinitely worse riders now basically.
  • + 2
 @mgolder: Rachel did fine but I feel she could ride fine on a bike made of 2x4s. Gee didn't have the best results at that time. I don't deny though that their riders aren't as strong.
  • + 7
 Rach back on top!
  • + 7
 Sheeeeeeeee's baaaaaack!
  • + 1
 @robwhynot: She's shown herself to be somewhat mortal, which should make for an exciting and wide-open race as all of the top five could take the W. Very entertaining.
  • + 6
 Gwin for the win! Stoked for tomorrow!
  • + 4
 Looks like Rach might be back on top sooner rather than later! While it's horrible she hurt herself so badly, It was nice to see some other people on top of the podium.
  • + 5
 Look at Gwin's speed; 60 kmh!
  • + 3
 the fact that gwin is 4-5 seconds faster in the speed trap, than any other top 10 finisher makes me think he's not going to give away this one...did he wear a lead jacket?!
  • + 4
 Atwill within range for another top 10 finish. I hope Troy wins this one though.
  • + 1
 Man...I wish Seb over at Roots and Rain could disseminate the results right now. I want to see who had the fastest individual segments in qualifying to see who went fastest where.
  • + 1
 Gwin fastest at all splits
  • + 12
 For the top 10 qualifiers:

Segment 1:
GWIN 00:48.0
BROSNAN 00:48.8
BRUNI 00:49.4

Segment 2:
MINNAAR 00:39.6
BROSNAN 00:39.8
GWIN 00:40.5

Segment 3:
GWIN 00:31.9
PIERRON 00:32.0
VERGIER 00:32.3

Segment 4:
BROSNAN 00:28.1
GWIN 00:28.2
VERGIER 00:28.3
  • + 4
 Segment 5:

MINNAAR 00:32.3
GWIN 00:32.3
BROSNAN 00:32.7
  • + 6
 Points are so tight that the top guns need good qualification for the overall standings. Exciting season!
  • + 1
 @GrandMasterOrge: Thanks for that. I couldn't get it to work for me when I tried it. But my computer is bogging down big time just viewing the results, so a problem on my end.

It is a big time trend that out of the gate sets the tone for the rest of the run. It's crazy how the person pulling the fastest first split doesn't just tend to pull that one segment, they seem to generate more and more momentum as the run progresses.

I used to be frantic at the start and feel like my race sucked from just shortly after that point if I did. In my head, I'd tell myself to go hard off the start, but not too hard...to try to build momentum and conserve energy.

But the way the World Cup timing makes it appear is that if you can pour that extra gas out of the tank down the start ramp, the boost stays with you.
  • + 3
 @bizutch:

Yeah I'm sure you had the same fitness than those guys lmao. They just go all out the whole way down dude it's a 3 minute race... Ain't nobody taking it slow on the start to keep his energy.
  • + 2
 @mollow: So have you ever raced at a high level? I have. Ever tried to stay in touch with Kovarik, Palmer, Peat, Nico, Ronning, Carter, Lopes, Minnar, Hill, Beytagh, or the Shaws during practice? I've at least tried.

I worked my ass off for years. I don't have elite speed, but I had good enough fitness to keep those fellas in sight for a tick or two. And it takes freaking work and a lot of it. It's not 3 minutes of buttering bread and waiting for your eggs to boil. Max effort out of the start gate can leave you tanked before you hit the first rock. I have MAD respect for what these guys are doing out of the gate.

Time after time, they're punching a hole in their lungs out of the gate to generate max speed out of nothing. They take their heart rate from a dull thunk to full on aenarobic threshold and still maintain reflexes and composure none of us can grasp.

If you have a pro license or have held one, raced in an Open category event at all, surely you grasp what savageness is on display in the first minute on the pedals. That they can pull off the runs they do from that point down is extraordinary.

3 minutes my ass guy. Big Grin
  • + 1
 @kerberos: First two races have put all the top dogs into damage control mode and we benefit from the ramped up intensity. It basically cut the season almost in half. A lot of desperation
  • + 5
 Uh oh. Rach is back!
  • + 2
 looks like luca shaw is going to have a long wait on the hotseat tomorrow, 3rd at almost every split then what looks to be a crash at the bottom
  • + 3
 Loving that Wallace shit! Ya boy!
  • + 3
 I can't believe Gee man... holy fuck!!
  • + 1
 Women's competition boring? Not anymore! Two Canucks knocking on the door of the top ten is great news. Ride well Vaea and Miranda!!
  • + 4
 SIKMIK in 8th yeah !!!
  • + 3
 Yeah Fischi, 21st is great, show us what you got in tomorrow's race!
  • + 1
 This, his injury has taken way too long! Hope he gets a clean run
  • + 3
 1. Gwin 2. Brosnan 3. Minaar
  • + 22
 Yes, that is the order of the men's qualifier.
  • + 5
 Surprised to see Gwin top qualifier- he took stitches to the knee yesterday
  • + 4
 4. Bruni 5. Vergier 6. Hart 7. Pierron 8. Hannah 9. Wallace 10. Caribou
  • + 7
 @mi-bike: Hannah could ride a shopping cart and still qualify.
  • + 2
 @endlessblockades: On the gopro video, the crash looked to be just a minor bail where he kind of slid his knee along the ground. Almost zero impact. It was purely cosmetic damage to the skin over the knee.
  • + 2
 @jayacheess: Glad (and surprised in this case) to see it's not just my knee pads that are useless in a slide...
  • + 5
 @jayacheess:

I'd like to see you win a world cup qualifier with a stitched knee and then you can tell me it's no big deal. But for now I'll just be impressed by Gwinn's determination as bending and forcing with a stitched knee ain't exactly easy. Gtfoh
  • + 1
 @jayacheess: Cool - didn't see the off.
  • + 1
 @mi-bike: Good to see Wallace in top 10!
  • + 0
 @mollow: he is not saying it's nothing, he's saying it wasn't not a knee braking crash. There is a difference between having a cut in the skin and having a huge hematoma/ or damaged tendons/ligaments/bones.
  • + 0
 @mollow: *breaking
  • + 1
 @bizutch: you saying the polygon is junk?
  • + 0
 @ColquhounerHooner: I'm saying Mick has ridden just about every frame you could imagine over the years and parked whatever the hell he was on in the top 10.
  • + 0
 @ColquhounerHooner: Google "Mick Hannah - Haro"
  • + 0
 @ColquhounerHooner: Here is an AMAZING graphic from www.rootsandrain.com . We all consider Minnar to be the most consistent rider on the circuit, but look at the incredible CONSISTENCY he's had since 2000!!!

He's been within 2% of the winner in almost every elite race he's ever done.
www.rootsandrain.com/rider1698/mick-hannah/results/filters/page2

Compare him to GM by typing in GM's name at the top and looking at his graphic.

I love SEB's love of data!!!
  • + 1
 @zede: you just made me so happy
  • + 2
 Yes Charlie!!! Make it into top 10 tomorrow!
  • + 2
 Someone has to give fearon a real bike..
  • + 1
 Gwin needs a podium result, if he wants to stay in touch for the overall title
  • + 8
 at just 100 points or so back and a few races to go - he's more in touch than a 17 yr old on prom night!
  • + 1
 That's why he's gunning for top quali points too - needs every available pt.
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 Is Brendog a protected rider? He is outside top 80.
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 protected - 18th overall
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 Was it a mechanical or a crash? Between last split and finish line
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 @zemaniac: It says he's actually ranked 21st - so he isn't - he won't be riding tomorrow. Only top 20 are protected. Not a good year for him. Sucks not to see his run.
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 my bad , mixed up with brook mcdonald's rank bummer
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 Fischbach on 21. thats amazing! Go fischi go
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 DNS for Matt Walker? Must be badly hurt if he didn't even break the beam... Or am it wrong. Hope he's ok.
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 That's a solid analysis
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 well done Rachel
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 with two injured knees still putting it on pole! hot yams!
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 Gwin wins qualifying with fresh knee stitches
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 Dan, Brook Macdonald can't catch a break!! Always looks good in practice
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 Joe Breeden second in juniors. Top lad
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 So how many Pinkbike pros bought 29er DH bikes then!
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 Gwin no. 1 qualifier.
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 Gwinning! Damn, rach already up to speed.......
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 how many riders from qualis make the finals? top 80 plus protected riders?
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 Where's Peter Sagan?
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 Go Minnaar! Minnaar gives all us old farts hope.
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 You go, Rachel.
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 Alloy ain't Died
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 Where's fearon ?
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 Gwin is hungry
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 @redburn your mom is hungry
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 @TwoWheelPhrenzy: yesterday yours was for sure i can tell
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 I'm hungry, but it is lunchtime and I didn't eat much breakfast; also I fell asleep without any dinner last night.
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 @kjjohnson: i am also hungry. Been banging laps all day here in Italy.
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 @MTB-Colada: Lucky Duck!!!
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 I bet he breaths air too!
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 Rooting for you Gwin and Rachel !!!! Big Grin
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 ...
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 The world has restored order again!!!
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 men:
1. greg minnar
2. troy brosnan
3. loic bruni

woman:
1. tracey hannah
2. rachel atherton
3. tahnee seagrave
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 I'd like to know more than the top 3.
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 Read the rest of the list.
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 @WolfStoneD: It doesn't work obviously.
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 Rachel Atherton should race with the mens ( just kidding)
Aaron Gwin you really rock buddy _____0^0______
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 The top 6.......4 - 27.5, 2 - 29......
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 How many riders qualify for tomorrow? 80?
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