Timed Training Results - Leogang DH World Cup 2017

Jun 9, 2017 at 7:55
by Pinkbike Staff  
Elite Men

1 // Bernard Kerr
2 // Troy Brosnan
3 // Aaron Gwin

Elite Women

1 // Eleonora Farina
2 // Vaea Verbeeck
3 // Myriam Nicole

Junior Men

1 // Matt Walker
2 // Finn Iles
3 // Kaos Seagrave

Junior Women

1 // Melanie Chappaz


  • 136 4
 Bernard outriding his debts quite well it seems
  • 12 13
 so what is this debt Kerr's got, and what has it got to do with Wyn?
  • 29 4
 @jesse-woodward: It has been mentioned on every single comments section since the show aired, not sure it needs to be explained again. Failing that Google is a magnificent thing, try "Bernard Kerr debt" Wink Smile
  • 10 2
 Surely he must owe a debt of gratitude for this result
  • 48 3
 The guy paid his debt at the time of filming which looked to have been down to a misunderstanding in the first place. I can see how it is a bit funny and he got a ribbing, however, I hope all this ongoing attention doesn't negatively impact on his sponser deals, reputation etc. That would be unfair.
  • 5 7
 @km79: happy news finally. i didn't like the way people kept talking about this.
  • 4 6
 @jesse-woodward: "Paul and Max visit professional cyclist Bernard Kerr, who owes £3,500 to a van rental company."


Clearly he's just pushing for the Dream. 0% chance Kerr is the only pro in this situation
  • 16 1
 Ride it like you stole it.
  • 2 1
 @charles0210: probably not, loads of people, let alone racers live their lives on tick, just so that they can do what they want, at least Bernard was chasing a dream, not doing it driving a white shitty plastic electric Mercedes like most people pump their banks money into! Lol :-)
  • 2 1
 @charles0210: plus, my bro worked for a van rental place for years and they are all a*sholes. They probably game him shyte service and were terrible to deal with, so the likelihood is the rental place deserved it!

Note to Bernard:

Good work lad, you could win this with your jumping skilllllz! Good luck chap.
To celebrate you should hire a van, drive to Scotland and back whilst resting your foot on the clutch... then hand it back!
  • 2 1
 could someone post the episode to pinkbike? I can't watch it from canada Smile

  • 3 2
 @berniekerr: Class! Respect for being the one to post it!
  • 3 1
 Bernard been riding wheelie stopie bike park a lot whole off season ... he should own this bike park as well ..
  • 1 0
 @berniekerr: killed it!!
  • 1 0
 @pinkbikeproductions this vid needs to be shared
  • 45 0
 Awesome! I love Sea Otter. Can't wait to see who wins.
  • 3 0
 Sorry I have only one upvote to give.
  • 36 0
 Where is Atwill on his hardtail?
  • 7 1
 he willied past everyone but his run was DQed
  • 12 0
 he went down on his hardtail on his first run
  • 47 5
 Drawing comment on the current state of affairs, UCI & Redbull, do something about it...
  • 5 1
 @WAKIdesigns: love it, the iron should have uci lettering/colors/29inch wheels though.
  • 6 1
 @whitebullit: the original drawing had it, but then I thought that it would be rather unfair since they cannot be the only ones to blame (my troll nose tells me it's a mix of UCI, Redbull and venue holders). Then I cannot stress it enough how I wish people who are into quick conclusions and witch hunts to go and fk themselves.
  • 6 0
 @WAKIdesigns: i think in this case the venue is the most responsible, red bull gets alot of flak for their media coverage but i cant blame them for trying to make it appealing to the masses, i just dont see how paved tracks fit into that. some of the most viewed runs are in the gnarliest conditions, sam hill and danny hart are prime examples of that.
  • 7 0
I´m pretty sure the way Leogangs track has evolved is 100% down to the venue.
They show year and year again their trailbuilders have no clue of what they´re doing. Not only with the WC track, but dumbing trails down everywhere, building jumps that lead to nowhere and putting a northshore drop between two trees where my bars aren´t even able to fit in between...
The constant intersections between dh-track and freeride are another thing nobody could understand why someone would plan it that way. It´s accidents waiting to happen.
I mean not to offend the guys who probably put a lot of heart into it for not enough pay being out there each day shoveling on the tracks, but since they claim to be europes No. 1 bikepark they should finally hire someone like Claudio or Gravity Logic to build them some proper tracks.
  • 4 0
 @Loki87: or Snore Pedersen from Hafjell... the man is a genius
  • 5 0
 The collective PB world is holding Phils beer waiting to watch this........,,
  • 28 0
 Here's a photo everyone... www.pinkbike.com/photo/14816989
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: That's fun, but the curious amongst us saw Wakibutt.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: my theory is that the track ironing out is for better camera coverage, and in turn more profit return on there investment in the sport. Time will tell I guess, but there is no interest in a DH cross race so hopefully someone sees the issue before its to late.
  • 1 0
Nah, that most likely isn´t the case.
The problem honestly is rooted in the tracks basic layout and how they probably aren´t able to change it in any significant way. That´s down to the local land owners not cooperating and environmental regulations not allowing for any new tracks. I know they are struggling hugely with that and it´s a general problem in Austria.
So they have to work with what little they have (which isn´t all that much due to the long traverses and flat sections that are needed to get back down to the gondola. What they need to make the track better is somebody with a creative vision on how to improve it with manmade sections that do not feel like your usual artificial obstacle.
Why they took out the few rock sections and such i can only speculate the reason to be rider feedback (they were complete shit because the rocks were angled so they had to cause snakebites and rim damage when hit with enough speed). I also suspect the top rock section was only put there in the first place as a countermeasure to riders hitting the intersection between dh-track and freeride track with too much speed which would have led to even more accidents than is allready the case.
So basically, everything they do in that park is a lame compromise due to a lot of contributing factors, but when you add in a lack of creativity, planning and knowledge, you get what we have as a track today.
  • 1 0
 @Loki87: I'm going out on a limb and claiming insurance companies are in the mix...
  • 1 1
 He just uploaded his hardtail run onto Youtube. For anyone interested he ran roughly a 4.05... So faster than every elite femate, and nearly top 50 mens...
  • 1 0
 @robwhynot: how so? What Loki says makes perfect sense. You may as well suspect involvement of Monsanto
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: My sarcasm didn't come through at all.
  • 16 2
 Something weird is going on...Gwin places high in timed training.
  • 8 1
 Could be because there are no difficult line options to pick from. There are maybe 3 more or less tricky sections on the whole track, which still seem very one lined to me. Maybe the root section will offer more options than one.
  • 6 0
 He heard his jeffsy dh just arrived while at the start gate.
  • 2 0
 He must have lost his chain again...
  • 1 0
 Seems like his first time was fastest through the first 3 splits. If he ramps it up during qualifying and the race it should make this interesting.
  • 14 3
  • 4 0
 I hope not. They're only what, 5 years old and I just bought one Frown
  • 8 0
 Gwin showing a little in timed training? Imagine what his race run's gonna be like...
  • 3 0
 It looks like he backed it off towards the end of his run too.
  • 1 0
 @westeast: Wow, you're right. A few seconds up at the last split.
  • 5 0
 The track is quite mellow and smooth, but that can make for a very interesting race, for the riders will have to take lots of risks and bold lines to win. No conservative run will win the day.
  • 7 2
 timed training doesnt mean sh***... wait where are the wagonwheels ????????
  • 8 0
 Too smooth for wagon, get yer 26 chromag for pumptrack extravaganza
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 Times training was very accurate for last round against final, go have a look for riders from South Australia. Doesn't mean shit is BS, you can calibrate heaps from it.
  • 3 2
 These windows where the times are displayed on this page, the rider names are printed double with a slight offset, as if I'm crosseyed. Doesn't go for the times or team names, only for the rider names. Anyone experiences the same? Is this still scribd or are they using something else nowadays?
  • 3 0
 Be sure to allow scribd's scripts for your browser. I had the exact same problem because i got a script blocker installed, so i whitelisted those and it works as it should now.
  • 1 0
 @Judla: Thanks, yeah I'm using NoScript indeed. I just allowed scribd.com and scribdassets.com and it looks beautiful. The window now also says it is is a scribd window. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Well now. Looks like the top guys wanted to put in a legit test to see how they were running. First time I've seen in a long time where all the top dogs put in a firm punch of the clock for timed training. I'm guessing that since they all know times are going to be tight, they're needing a benchmark for practice to find momentum.
  • 8 4
 There's the proof. 27.5 is slower.
  • 6 4
 26aintdead 264life 26 for effah bro maybe 24 in the rear
  • 3 2
 Hahaha... yeah I was LMFAO when I saw the results...
  • 1 0
 @Trailstunter: Small things amuse small minds!
  • 1 0
 @Ramslam: great logic man, you must be a smart man! ... wow... I adore you already....
  • 5 0
 Vaea! Wow!
  • 3 2
 look at those times... I think all people who say tight times make for better racing should think again... come sunday everybody's gonna have exactly the same time Wink
  • 2 0
 NICE for the women's race !!!!!! some fast unknown (to me) girls there !!!! Smile
  • 2 0
one entry in the junior women category.lol
  • 6 3
  • 2 0
 Leogang. top 10 sep by a second.
  • 2 0
 Marcello will crush the field.
  • 2 0
 What? No 29ers talk this time...
  • 1 1
 It doesn't mean sjit, but it's all we've got, so how about a longer list with splits?
  • 3 0
 poof - like magic! Thanks PB
  • 3 2
 How about Rachel? Is she still injured?
  • 2 1
 Yeah, if you watch WynTV he interviews Dan Brown who says Rachel won't be racing. www.pinkbike.com/news/where-did-all-the-rocks-go-wyntv-leogang-dh-world-cup-track-walk.html
  • 1 0
 @tamallama: he said ...she might race...fly up do one run..do quali...and race run..or not
  • 1 0
 @stretchza: she posted on FB this morning she won't be racing Frown
  • 1 0
 @gromer: cool thanks for the update
  • 5 7
 HUGE CRASH!!!! Brook Macdonald almost died today


He has no backprotection ........... FCK TRE UCI JUST MAKE IT MANDATORY...
  • 3 2
 Ive always found it strange that so few riders opt for more protection.
  • 4 1
 I agree, looks he did a rib... and broke ribs puncture lungs, there is a ton of light weight quality armour out there. Look at any DH Uk uplift day... there are loads of us wearing some of that stuff. Coz we have to go to work in the morning.. and these guys have to race to earn.. same shit. IIRC the french stipulate some sort of back armour... and if you closely look a load of pros use them up to the actual race run... it's not cool to ride without some sort of upper body protection... IMO...
  • 1 0
 Brook took that like a man. #beast
  • 1 0
 27.5 ain't dead, right?
  • 1 0
 Where's Neko?
  • 2 0
 He posted on IG that he slammed hard in practice and sat out the rest of the day. Sounds like he will be good to go for tomorrow.
  • 1 0
 @Piersurf: Oh bummer. Thanks for update though.
  • 3 4
 Minnaar will cream them.
  • 1 3
 29ers holding back?
  • 2 3
 Yeah... I think they all do... Wink
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