Results: World Cup Round 5, Mont Sainte Anne - Finals

Aug 2, 2014 at 10:33
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  • + 373
 SAM FUCKING HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY DAWG
  • + 29
 whole family is watching waiting for bolt and ive been staring at the live timing non-stop :') well done sam!!
  • + 116
 On flat fuckin pedals!!!!
  • + 15
 exact same here jamesroxby so stoked for the man
  • + 40
 Flat Medal for the Pedal!
  • + 17
 Congrats to Hill, its been waaay to long man! Luca killin it as well!
  • + 43
 THANK YOU SAM HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! been waiting for this win.
  • + 7
 Windham is gonna be good
  • + 12
 You said you didn't care, waki.... But the world is right today.
  • + 75
 With an aluminum bike, and flat pedals?! How could he possibly overcome such odds?
  • + 11
 its mad but theres no stoppin the flat pedal thunder from down under haha
  • + 9
 fuck the wheel size, I'm riding flats from now on
  • + 10
 Hill needs Palmers gold jacket for the podium today.
  • + 3
 I ride flats on my road bike...and freakin great win sammy
  • + 14
 Childhood hero from when he was dominating on Iron horse/Mad Catz, great seeing him hauling ass today!!
  • - 1
 FLAT PEDAL METAL FOR THE MEDAL!!!
  • + 2
 Fuck yah Sam!!!
  • - 46
flag Tombyrne (Aug 2, 2014 at 21:39) (Below Threshold)
 the world cup is so over rated
  • + 35
 Not when Sam Hill wins you peasant
  • + 3
 Thank you so much Sam Hill, for shredding a whole second+ faster than your peers. He's always been the biggest threat on the Mtn. Glad to see him put all together again. Rocking flat pedals and shorts too, that's some real DH shit!
  • + 16
 Hell yeah!!! King of the Hill!!!!!
Flat pedals...check
Aluminum frame...check
26" Wheels...check

I'm fairly certain that this man just destroyed some marketing hype

The race only could have been better if Peaty and Ed Masters podiumed as well
  • + 14
 It was a 650b
  • + 3
 ^650b...but don't worry be happy
  • + 3
 Yet people will continue to believe clips are faster and they need carbon and the lightest kit on the market to win. Ride what your comfortable on, its the rider who smokes the field not the parts.
  • + 1
 The moment when you see ratboy was 1+ seconds back at second split... Return of the King!
  • + 1
 The thunder from down-under is back again!
  • + 1
 Bravo sam!
  • + 5
 Been waiting for this for a long time... So happy for him I almost let a little tear go... :'-)
  • + 2
 Sam " King of the F@cking" Hill. Congrats waited a long time for that.
  • + 1
 anyone have the overall standings?
  • + 63
 Tracy Hannahs enduro bike was stolen from her while going for a swim!....?.....come on you f*cken low life, I hope you get busted and if not now, sometime in your future you dumb idiot karma will have its revenge.
  • + 63
 Fuck stealing her bike, I would just have watched her.
  • + 137
 and Joe wins creepiest Pinkbike comment of the day
  • + 13
 Understandable though Joe. It would be quite the show, Watching Miss Hannah go ... below... the water line.
  • - 6
flag chyu (Aug 3, 2014 at 19:33) (Below Threshold)
 Maybe the thief can hold to walk back to jerk off, have to ride back fast.
  • + 51
 Soooooooooooooooooooo STOKED!!!! Return of the king!!! Buzzing for Ratboy too This world cup is the best in years
  • + 51
 FUCK YEAH JACK
  • + 8
 Jack killed only 3 seconds off one of the fatest juniors!
  • + 12
 Manon is the man.. Well girl. Haha. It's good to see her doing so well! Awesome!
  • + 34
 First ever Men's world cup won with a neck brace
  • + 8
 Really? Interesting trivia.
  • + 5
 The more you know..
  • + 25
 So stoked for Sam. Been cheering this guy on for over ten years. There was a point I thought he might never win another with the depth of talent there is now and how many times he has been close. After meeting him in cairns this year and seeing how down to earth he is it just makes it so good to see him win after all the injuries he has been thru. To see him fight his way back from injury and win with a stacked field was awsome. It's the best sport in the world.
  • + 20
 Sam Fucking Thunder From Down Under Hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hell Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only am I stoked for his win, but stoked because he did it on a single pivot, non carbon anything...which means true to everything...skill means everything, a fancy carbon 15 thousand dollar Specialized Demo will not make you win a W.C. race alone!
  • + 2
 that's what i thought man! and flat pedals too boot. you nailed it!
  • + 3
 Yes but a 13,000 aluminum bike will Smile

JK


Hill is an animal. Rough track and he could win on any one of the curret dh bikes.

Wonder I he dusted off an old iron house Sunday how'd he do?
  • + 1
 I've got an ol' setup Iron Horse just like his winning rig in 2008! THE THING STILL RIPS!
  • + 23
 Sam hill for the win!!!!!
  • + 22
 Flat pedal for the win!!! Awesome race, thanks Redbull, I will buy 1 can after finishing my ginger ale..
  • + 16
 Sam Hill winning messed up my Dirt Fantasy DH League, and I just do not care. Really great to see him back on top of the box! Congrats Sam!
  • + 15
 So stoked for Sam such a long time coming. Gotta hand it to Gee too, most people wouldn't have gone near a bike, let alone raced it to a WC top 10 with an injury like that!
  • + 17
 Best... Podium... EVER!!!!!
  • + 17
 Sam Hill Wins MSA! *Internet Explodes*
  • + 11
 WHAM BAM! FUUUUUAAACK YEEEE!! This is the race a lot of fans been hoping for, surely I was not the only one screaming of joy. You could see how taken he was by the moment. Pretty bad post race interview tough, the standard questions felt a bit boring in regards to what a big thing this win was to Sam and the fans.
  • + 16
 You could see the interviewer's mic shaking like crazy, I'm pretty sure he had no idea how to even speak because he was trying to contain his overwhelming excitement as well haha!
  • + 7
 Yeah, might of been so, can't say I would of done a better job. Hopefully we'll get a longer interview or story soon!
  • + 1
 I thought the interview was classic, a more laid back man you will not find, even had the coolness to avoid swearing on the live feed, he was shitting himself waiting the remaining riders Smile

And how tough is Gee Atherton!
  • + 9
 Samuel Hill. In my opinion the greatest technical track rider on the planet. I agree with Rob Warner, Sam typifies what downhill is for a lot of people. So happy to see him take the win at MSA.
  • + 11
 There's a win we've all been waiting for. Awesome job Sam! What an amazing season though! So much talent!
  • + 12
 Sam no clip hill takes it, maybe they should change the demo again.
  • + 4
 Hahaha YES !
  • + 11
 Flat pedals, aluminium... Actually we see aluminium on so many top guys...
  • + 9
 2 Aussies on the podium!!!

How great is this season shaping up?!... No one has won twice... who on earth is going to win the World Champs?!!!
  • + 2
 Anyone of about 10 riders could win the world champs, so awesome! Racing just gets better and better!
  • + 1
 If it's raining my money is on Danny Hart, how fricking awesome would be that?
  • + 11
 is the indian not the arrow. Smile ))
  • + 8
 Such a fun race to watch, my heart was beating fast every run. Great to see HIll back on top of the podium, he's worked hard to get back up there!
  • + 7
 One very proud Aussie here. And what a fortnight/2 weeks for Australian MTBing. So stoked for Sam for getting on that top step again. I thought I was excited to see Jared win the EWS .... has nothing on this!!!
  • + 6
 Actually what I love most besides Sam Hill winning is...Specialized and Santa Cruz unless their new over priced carbon everything bikes for this race, and Sam wins on nothing carbon, and a single pivot. So again, skill is everything, not the over priced carbon bike these bike companies are trying to make you buy promising you'll be a better rider!
  • + 9
 SAM HILL IS BACKKKKK!!!!!!!!
  • + 9
 Congrats to Manon C too that was an amazing run from her too.
  • + 5
 Has anyone noticed that racing is becoming more awesome now there's so much competition for first place? Sam Hill proving that he still has what it takes while Ratboy and Hart are showing us they can be consistently fast. Is there anything not to like in such a result?
  • + 9
 Great for Sam, love to see him win again!!!
  • + 5
 WOW!!!!! That is all I can say! Sadly, I didnt watch the race (was busy riding my bike to work!!) but WOW!!! Been a long time between drinks but Sam Hill for the win, on flats (who said you need to be clipped in to be successful in cycling??) As for the Hill doubters out there, bagging his decision to leave the big S for CRC/Nukeproof and stating "he will never win another WC DH again" (and the guys back even further when he left Iron Horse to go to the big S) he has proved you all wrong!!
  • + 2
 what's interesting actually is that Sam has ridden all of his bikes to a world championship win.. i think it's about time Nukeproof becomes world champion.
  • + 6
 Peaty says it best. Sam fricken Hill!!!! Give him the crown. Back! Congrats Sam, you deserve this, great result for DH and for the loyal fans that have continued to believe in you, thanks man!
  • + 4
 I'm prety sure Sam is goung to win the worlds as well. Be carefull boys, the king is blood thirsty....
  • + 6
 2 Santa Cruz bikes and 2 Specialized bikes right up the top... Bet both companies are wrapped with these results for their new bikes!
  • + 3
 Indeed but those 4 riders are so damn talented anyway. Those new steeds are both gorgeous DH weapons.

That said in this new bike match you could possibly argue that Santa Cruz won with a close margin thanks to a one position difference if you add Mont Sainte-Anne's final top 10 standings - lowest added score takes the win:

Santa Cruz Syndicate: Ratboy Bryceland 2nd + Greg Minnaar 7th = 9
&
Specialized: Troy Brosnan 4th + Gwin 6th = 10

What's interesting is that both companies have different philosophies and each of them have a specific design approach resulting in different bikes that both perform at the very top and push the limits of our sport.

The best part in that global story is that we all benefit from those technological advances when we buy new bikes.
  • + 26
 A guy on an aluminium single pivot beat both of those bikes so I don't see it as good advertising at all.
  • + 12
 Yea, I see it as Santa Cruz and Specialized are selling you over priced bikes you obviously don't need when a half the price single pivot, aluminum non carbon anything bike beat both theirs. Skill wins.
  • + 2
 All of the five guys can kick my ass with my old V-braked HT that worth €700. So my bike is the best. Somebody want to buy it?
  • + 6
 SAM HILL! He just deserves it. All the young guns will get on top by the time but he's such a lovely legend ,i love see him winning! Keep it up.
  • + 7
 Sam Hill IS downhill.... Flat pedals FTW!!! Smile
  • + 6
 Well done Sam!!! well deserved win! good podium all round, very happy with those results.
  • + 8
 Manon yeah!!!
  • + 2
 OI OI OIIIIII Sam Hill is a legend!!!!! Its not everyday you see Sam shed emotion, the lines he takes, cutting corners and his all round creativity is on another level and its SO good to see him back on top. This man pushed the limits of DH and i his Nukeproof really does suit his style of riding!
  • + 2
 I am stoked for Sam - he was clearly the most aggressive on the course today, and his line choices were just soooo Sam Hill. I don't care much for his stoic (media) personality, but who cares? Great rider - great determination - great win!

But why are people so stoked for flat pedals? Does that validate your own preferences in some way? Who cares what pedals? Ride what makes you feel comfortable. I suck equally on flats or clips. Ohhhhh wait, I get it - real free-riders ride flats, racers and XC types clip in. What evs. Congrats on your pedal choice vindication! Rest easy now...
  • + 6
 Blenki was riding like an animal too, maybe to aggressive. Two riders who are really fun to watch.
  • - 2
 @herzalot

What the hell is your problem? Seriously.
  • + 3
 Yeah, that did come off worse than I meant it. I was trying to be funny. Didn't work. Can't take it back. Neg prop away! Still stoked for Hill. Great run - outrageous line choices.
  • + 6
 SAAAAAMMMM HIIIILLLLLL!!!!YES!! Soo happy for him right now!!
  • + 4
 Happy for hill but wanted rat for his second win, on the edge of my seat after the first spilt!! Want to see rat take it over all
  • + 7
 thank u sam hill
  • - 17
flag frizstyler (Aug 3, 2014 at 1:26) (Below Threshold)
 wtf r u doing in pinkbike your country is destroying a nation right now.are you taking a break?
  • + 12
 "Your country" implies not actually him. Are you staving off debt whilst making a lamb kebab? No, stop being such a dick.
  • - 11
flag frizstyler (Aug 3, 2014 at 2:49) (Below Threshold)
 being such a dick? he's the one having a good time while atrocities are commited outside. lol sorry for insulting israel because they will kill hundreds innocent today,i will make them feel bad.these guys are fascists
  • + 8
 No need for a personal attack on someone for what their country is doing. My country is embroiled in conflicts around the world, does that mean I stand up and agree with it, no. If he had posted a comment saying something related to it then maybe your comment would have been justified. Otherwise, you are being a dick.
  • + 5
 frizstyler, pinkbike is not the place to vent your leftist opinions. FFS I come here for an escape from the crap of everyday life.
  • - 10
flag frizstyler (Aug 3, 2014 at 4:43) (Below Threshold)
 leftist opinions?are you living in utopia? not even gonna comment on that braindead characterization.i'm shocked to see how desensitized people are at this time. a genocide is going on in his backyard and this guy is here occupied on cheering for his favorite biker. i thought we cyclists were better. the whole internet needs to get its ass up,live up to its value and condemn these terrible acts, given the chance!
  • + 6
 I do not condone the actions from both sides, I believe there is no place for violence in the modern world. Im not overly ecstatic about whats going on but there is no need to take it out on a fellow biker just because his country is at war. He isnt in charge, hes just another biker dude who happens to live in israel. Pinkbike is a place to escape life and see what other bikers up to, if you feel so against it and want to discuss it, post in the forum, they have a place for social discussions. In the meantime lets just leave it at that. And let it be known that sam, the king is back.
  • + 3
 Fine ..., so I will stand outside your house and scream at your family and when that doesn't get rid of you I will burn your house down and then I will promise to eliminate you and when you come out to challenge me I will cry about how you are a bully and when you go back home I will throw a rock at your head and hide behind my infant son and basically make your life intolerable ( not withstanding we used to be friends and neighbours).... And you will get angry and since nobody will help you and my family and friends are coming over to help me fight you , when you finally retaliate I will call you the aggressor and then you will set fire to my house etc.... Will anyone win here?... Not likely.... I guess when someone treats you like an enemy it doesn't matter?
  • + 3
 That was for YOU Frizstyler
  • + 5
 I fucking love pinkbike activism. Attacking a Sam Hill fan on the internet just saved countless Palestinian babies. Thanks for making the world a better place.
  • - 3
 keep living your easy life. but let others take some things seriously.i was talking to that israeli guy not any idiot with a keyboard . unfortunately as conformists you dislike anybody who expresses disagreement and choose to hide my reply. "oh look at that angry dude is he nuts?!"
of course that makes me happy as i know that im not likeable to idiots. third person opinions i didnt ask for any.why dont you guys mind your own business(maybe try do something useful like CARING for something) and let the person i was talking to reply to me if he has to? you wont see any palestinians in pinkbike unfortunately. they have other priorities u know.
  • - 3
 yeah mr. session,well i guess being a first world citizen that doesnt care about anything and gets in the middle of conversations to get attention is known to be a cure to many problems.in my first reply i was being sarcasting. nobody had to get involved.see,we just wasted space
  • + 3
 You're adorable. What does your "caring" influence? How many Palestinians have you saved from "atrocities"? Why haven't you joined Hamas instead of sitting here on pinkbike being a forum warrior while "genocide" is occurring? Get out there and dig some tunnels and solve some "problems".
  • + 3
 dear "greek guy"
if u want to talk politics u can send me a private message.
in pinkbike we talk about bicycles.
  • + 5
 i am so fucking happy that sam won!!
  • + 5
 Sam HiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiLLLLLLLL!
  • + 1
 I don't think it's fair to say "from down under" Sam Hill is known to be a beast, everyone knows he has it in him. It has just taken him a little while to get it dialed again. It's not like he just popped out of nowhere lol. But super stoked he won, and almost just as excited to see Troy Bronsan on the podium of so many this year.
  • + 1
 FYI, "from down under" is a colloquialism to describe people from Australia ie the Southern Hemisphere.
  • + 4
 Such an awesome podium! I hope this stokes up Sam's inner fire and he repeats Smile
  • + 4
 Congrats, Sam. Well deserved and indeed a long time comin. - from a long time fan.
  • + 5
 Congrats Sam Hill on his 12th win.
  • + 5
 Best world cup season in years.
  • + 4
 I would have been happy whichever of the top three won it. Real downhillers with no fuss, no drama...
  • + 5
 What a great race! Congrats to Sam. Along time coming.
  • + 4
 Wooooohooooo yeah Sam Hill!!!!
  • + 3
 Luca for the win! and overall title. Weather looking sketchy for this afternoon's mens final.
  • + 2
 is anyone smart enough to find the world cup overall standings on the UCI site? I can never figure it out.
  • + 1
 I don't think they exist.......
  • + 1
 someone listed it just below my comment - this may work:
www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTcwNjc&LangId=1

or if not, a few clicks from link below will tell you. I still don't know how to navigate there from the UCI site though...
www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template1/layout.asp?MenuId=MTcwNjc&LangId=1
  • + 1
 I could be wrong but I think the UCI website is f*cked and the standings they are listing are incorrect.
  • + 3
 5 different rounds 5 different winners!
  • + 4
 OH HILL YEAAAAH!!!
  • + 3
 So happy to see Sam winning again!! Such a good race. Such a good season!
  • + 3
 YES SAMBO! Top of the podium at last. I'm off to get drunk!
  • + 3
 Soooo stoked on that race haha, way to go Hill!
  • + 2
 THANK YOU Sam for taking downhill back to reality .... been waiting for a long time ... congrats ... !!!
  • + 3
 The King is back!
  • + 2
 well deserved sam congratulations
  • + 2
 Thank you. Sam Hill. Been waiting to see him win again. Fuck yeah.
  • + 3
 SAM HILL
  • + 1
 What changed on the course this year? Reason I ask is Smiths time last year was 3:58
  • + 1
 The whole top section of the track has been changed making it about 20 seconds longer.
  • + 1
 #dontstopbelieving!! Yeah SAM HILL!! Class in session. All else may take their seats.
  • + 2
 Sam Hill for the win - I can now sleep peacefully. :-)
  • + 1
 Anyone know what the current point standings are? Rat boy must be up there. Top 3 I hope.
  • + 1
 Ratboy is second, there is about 32 points in it it think, give or take in both directions.
  • + 1
 Thanks
  • + 2
 Any one knows the overall standings ? Can't find
  • + 1
 Google has failed me as well. Why is that not on the front page of the UCI website?
  • + 1
 Thanks Wesu. Top 4 are all still in contention. F@ck Gwin's flat tire...
  • + 1
 I could be wrong but I think the UCI website is f*cked and the standings they are listing are incorrect.
  • + 2
 I love this podium, my three favourite riders up there, yeah!
  • + 3
 Great job Luca!
  • + 3
 HHHIIIILLLLLLLL!!!!!
  • + 2
 Samaapalloossaaa 2014!!!!!
  • + 1
 No live feed for Juniors or Women. The Women's race is recorded and then shown before the men's 'live' race.
  • + 2
 Oh yes Hill #FLATPEDALTHUNDER
  • + 2
 From down under!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 So stoked for hill, also stoked for ratty!
  • + 3
 Yeaaaaah Hill!!!
  • + 1
 Hill yeaaaah!!!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill wins on the big hill
  • + 2
 Jack iles! F*uck ya!
  • + 1
 What happened to Pom-pon in qulalification?
  • + 2
 She had a crash and broke some bones in her right hand. m.facebook.com/myriam.nicole.7?_rdr
  • + 1
 Oh, I thought that dnf was caused just by mechanical
  • + 1
 I was really pullin for her this year. She was really starting to show her speed.Frown
  • + 1
 f*ck yes, way to go Sam Hill Big Grin you killed it!
  • + 1
 Top men's times were super close.
  • + 2
 hills back on top
  • + 1
 stoked for hill good to see him on top but gutted for rat
  • + 1
 Booooooom fuck yes Sam !!!!!
  • + 0
 howcome the women have already finished but the livestream is only just covering them????
  • + 2
 To condense the broadcast. They record the women's race and play it during the early runners in the men's. Then they cut to the men's top 30 live.
  • + 3
 i never realised that before haha, i thought something was up with the stream on this one and was thinking that the whole thing was late or something lol!
  • + 2
 Manon is still on fire!
  • + 2
 Go Sam!!! Brilliant!!!
  • + 1
 Anyone know what happened to Kyle Sangers?
  • + 1
 sam hill the thunder from down under
  • + 1
 Anyone have a link to the point standings this year?
  • + 2
 GO THE AUSSIES!!!
  • + 1
 HELL YEAHHHH! SAM HILL 4 the win! ahahahahhahahahah da verry fucking best!
  • + 1
 King of MT.Sanit Ann "Hill supreme"
  • + 1
 Yes Sam!! Knew you could do it! You could see how much it meant to him
  • + 1
 saaammmmmmmm Hilllllllllllll but gutted for ratboy
  • + 1
 the thunder from down under
  • + 1
 well done Sam , stoked for ya Smile
  • + 1
 SAM HILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 WHY THE FUCK WAS THE RACE NOT ON SUNDAY
  • + 0
 All those hypes about v10 and demo... Haha
  • - 1
 the women are already racing with Rachel on track. wtf aren't we getting the live feed for the top 10 women as well!?!?
  • + 1
 yes... they have a delay on it though so they it doesnt last ages
  • + 0
 F****** flat pedals ever Smile
  • + 1
 BOOYA !
  • - 1
 On the Front page they Said Flat Pedals for the Win,so it was obvious who won
  • + 1
 No live feed?!?
  • - 2
 adult race only.
  • + 1
 The women's race is taped, they only show the top men live.
  • + 1
 Is Sam still on a 26er?
  • + 2
 Nope. Apparently only the Kona team are still on 26ers if I heard right. Too bad Fearon didn't race, no doubt he'd have gone well here or at the very least been entertaining.
  • + 0
 Sam Hill Wink Flat pedals for medals. 3
  • + 0
 SAMUEL HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 what a great result!!
  • - 1
 Hehe, almost everyone running dt ex471 rims now :-D
  • - 3
 RAT BOY Second not Hart
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