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Pinkbike Primer: After 3 Years the DH World Cup Returns to Mont-Sainte-Anne


We’re on the penultimate spherical of 2022 with a number of collection titles doubtlessly being determined this weekend. Spherical seven sees the return of the legendary Mont-Sainte-Anne after a three-year break. Try all the data you want to know earlier than racing kicks off later this week.


The Monitor

We don’t know what to anticipate for the return of Mont-Sainte-Anne this yr. It could possibly be the identical observe as all the time or there could possibly be a number of sneaky surprises.


Earlier Winners

Elite Males

1996: Thomas Misser
1997: Corrado Herin
1998 // World Champs: Fabien Barel
1999: Steve Peat
2000: Fabien Barel
2001: Chris Kovarik
2002: Steve Peat
2003: Steve Peat
2004: Steve Peat
2005: Fabien Barel
2006: Chris Kovarik
2007: Sam Hill
2008: Greg Minnaar
2009: Sam Hill
2010 // World Champs: Sam Hill
2011: Aaron Gwin
2012: Aaron Gwin
2013: Stevie Smith
2014: Sam Hill
2015: Josh Bryceland
2016: Danny Hart
2017: Aaron Gwin
2018: Loïc Bruni
2019 // World Champs: Loïc Bruni

Elite Girls

1996: Leigh Donovan
1997: Miss Giove
1998 // World Champs: Anne-Caroline Chausson
1999: Anne-Caroline Chausson
2000: Miss Giove
2001: Sabrina Jonnier
2002: Anne-Caroline Chausson
2003: Fionn Griffiths
2004: Sabrina Jonnier
2005: Tracy Moseley
2006: Sabrina Jonnier
2007: Sabrina Jonnier
2008: Rachel Atherton
2009: Sabrina Jonnier
2010 // World Champs: Tracy Moseley
2011: Tracy Moseley
2012: Rachel Atherton
2013: Emmeline Ragot
2014: Manon Carpenter
2015: Rachel Atherton
2016: Rachel Atherton
2017: Tahnee Seagrave
2018: Rachel Atherton
2019 // World Champs: Myriam Nicole


What Occurred in 2019?

Elite Males

1 st. Loic Bruni: 4:05.544
2nd Troy Brosnan: +0.581
third Amaury Pierron: +2,549
4th Danny Hart: +2.805
fifth Greg Minnar: +3.187

Elite Girls

1 st. Myriam Nicole: 4:53.226
2nd Tahnee Seagrave: +1.204
third Marine Cabirou: +1,694
4th Tracey Hannah: +4.121
fifth Emilie Siegenthaler: +5,391

Junior Males

1 st. Kye A’Hern: 4:17.776
2nd Antoine Vidal: +1.144
third Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: +1,294
4th Lucas Cruz: +1.304
fifth Thibaut Daprela: +1,889

Junior Girls

1 st. Vali Höll: 5:01.033
2nd Mille Johnset: +12,928
third Anna Newkirk: +21,230
4th Nastasia Gimenez: +38.316
fifth Jordan Scott: +46,863


What Occurred on the Final Spherical?


For the juniors, Gracey Hemstreet mastered the robust situations to come back out on prime by simply over three seconds. Pinkbike Racing’s Aimi Kenyon had an unimaginable run to cross the road in second place, and present World Champion Izabela Yankova completed in third. For the junior males it was as soon as once more Jackson Goldstone on the highest step of the rostrum as he discovered over 5 seconds on Tegan Cruz. Sebastian Holguin Villa accomplished the highest three, 9 seconds off the tempo. Pinkbike Racing’s Jackson Connelly crossed the road in twenty second.

Camille Balanche backed up her prime qualifying run with the win in Snowshoe as she managed to go the entire week and not using a crash. Camille’s wild run positioned her 4 seconds up on Myriam Nicole who had a giant mistake within the third cut up. Nina Hoffmann wrapped up the highest three, six seconds behind.

What a race for the elite males, the observe was drying nevertheless it nonetheless wasn’t simple for the ultimate riders. After not even pondering he would race this week Amaury Pierron proved as soon as once more why he’s the rider to beat this yr pulling a primary World Cup win away from Bernard Kerr. Mountain biking’s quickest vlogger nonetheless managed to take his greatest ends in 15 years of racing with 2nd place and solely 0.4 seconds again. Andreas Kolb is one other rider who’s on it this yr and takes one other podium end in third.


Elite Girls


1 st. Camille Balanche: 4:28.585
2nd Myriam Nicole: 4:32.730
third Nina Hoffmann: 4:34.692
4th Vali Höll: 4:44.489
fifth Monika Hrastnik: 4:45.362


Elite Males


1 st. Amaury Pierron: 3:34.442
2nd Bernard Kerr: 3:34.856
third Andreas Kolb: 3:36.250
4th Ronan Dunne: 3:37.013
fifth Greg Minnaar: 3:37.962


Junior Girls


1 st. Gracey Hemstreet: 5:24.114
2nd Aimee Kenyon: 5:27.324
third Izabela Yankova: 5:30.714
4th Jenna Hastings: 5:38.788
fifth Valentina Roa Sanchez: 5:39.740


Junior Males


1 st. Jackson Goldstone: 3:50.127
2nd Tegan Cruz: 3:55.452
third Sebastian Holguin Villa: 3:59.173
4th Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 4:02.580
fifth Ryan Pinkerton: 4:04.032


General Standings After Spherical 6


Elite Girls




Elite Males




Junior Girls




Junior Males



Climate forecast

Whereas the racing week begins off with a bit rain it seems like we’re in for an important week of sunny racing at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Thursday, August 4 – Coaching
Morning showers; in any other case, cloudy and humid // 25° // 100% Likelihood of Precipitation // 7 km/h Wind

Friday, August 5 – Qualifying
Principally cloudy and comfy // 23° // 0% Likelihood of Precipitation // 7 km/h Wind

Saturday, August 6 – Finals
Intervals of clouds and solar // 25° // 29% Likelihood of Precipitation // 4 km/h Wind

Climate forecast as of Monday, August 1 from Accuweather.


The Schedule

Thursday, August 4
• 08:45-11:15 // Official Downhill Coaching – Group B
• 11:15-12:30 // Official Downhill Coaching – Group A and B (combined coaching)
• 12:45-15:15 // Official Downhill Coaching – Group A
• 15:30-17:00 // Downhill Timed Coaching Session
• 17:00-17:45 // On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders and Groups

Friday, August 5
• 08:45-10:15 // Official Downhill Coaching – Group B
• 10:15-11:45 // Official Downhill Coaching – Group A
• 12:15 // Seeding Run – Junior Girls
• 12:30 // Qualifying Spherical – Junior Males
• 13:30 // Qualifying Spherical – Elite Girls
• 14:00 // Qualifying Spherical – Elite Males
• Adopted by // half-hour On Foot Downhill Course Inspection – Riders and Groups

Saturday, August 6
• 08:15-09:15 // Official Downhill Coaching – Junior Girls, Junior Males, Elite Girls
• 09:45 // Closing – Junior Males
• 10:30 // Closing – Junior Girls
• 10:50-11:05 // Official Downhill Coaching – Girls Elite certified for the ultimate
• 11:05-12:05 // Official Downhill Coaching – Males Elite certified for the ultimate
• 12:30 // Closing – Elite Girls
• 13:30 // Closing – Elite Males
• Awards to observe

Observe: All instances are native and topic to vary by the occasion organizer.


Tips on how to Watch

Pinkbike will likely be offering you with the perfect day by day protection from Mont-Sainte-Anne this week. Tune in to Pinkbike to catch picture epics, movies, and outcomes from Timed Coaching, Follow, Qualifying, and Finals, in addition to tech bits and information.

You can even watch the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup on redbull.television. The reside DH broadcast begins on Saturday, August 6 at 12:25pm EDT.

Schedule: Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Leogang LIVE on Purple Bull TV:

Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI Girls: July 30 Dwell on Purple Bull TV 12:25 p.m. EDT
Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI Males: July 30 Dwell on Purple Bull TV 1:45 PM EDT

(All instances EDT, replay obtainable instantly following the races. Occasions topic to vary at organizers’ and Purple Bull’s discretion.)


2022 Fantasy League


Remember to finish your DH Fantasy group for the seventh spherical this weekend, as a result of the fantasy league is an entire lot extra enjoyable if you happen to take part in every race.

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