FINAL RESULTS: 🏁 2019 Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill

Milliseconds, moisture and mayhem at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

FINAL RESULTS: 🏁 2019 Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill

Downhill mountain bike racers competed in race seven of the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, today. Coming off a day of course perfection during Friday's qualifying, riders were challenged with misty conditions making rooty and wooded portions of the course unpredictable. The mist dissipated as the Top 20 Elite Men dropped in to the course, and visibility at the top of the mountain improved. The track rolled faster and drier as the last Elite Men raced, and final times were on pace with qualifiers in perfect conditions.

Performances were decided by milliseconds on the intense 3-minute course. Marine Cabirou backed up her first-time World Cup DH win from last weekend in Val di Sole with a victory today in Lenzerheide. She narrowly beat current series leader, Tracey Hannah, who finished 2nd by just .264 seconds with Swiss local, Emilie Siegenthaler coming in 3rd place.

Canadian, Seth Sherlock, takes a first-time win in the Junior Men's class just .462 seconds behind Swiss rider, Janosch Klaus. Last week's Val di Sole winner in the Junior Men's class, Tuhoto-Ariki Pene earned 3rd, only 1.2 seconds off the win. Series leader and fastest qualifier, Thibault Daprela flatted after the first split and had a disappointing result. The emotion of the result was apparently evident at the finish line.

Vali Holl absolutely dominated the Junior Women's class with a nearly 30-second victory. Last week's winner, Mille Johnset, was out with injury. Natasia Gimenez raced to 2nd place with Anna Newkirk about 1.5 seconds behind in 3rd.

Elite Men's Recap as it Happened

  • Laurie Greenland on it with inside lines and an active, light, poppy run.
  • Lucas close to Greenland, but may have lost the slight advantage earned on the second-to-last turn.
  • Finn Iles went off course on the ladder bridge before the road gap.
  • Dakotah looked fairly solid, but lost time throughout the run and washed out right before that last, oddly placed course pole that riders bunny hop before the finish drop.
  • David Trummer, lost time throughout the run.
  • Loris Vergier, yo-yo'd split times with Greenland, up, then down, then up, then finally down.
  • Amaury Pierron...WTF??!!! 4.2 seconds faster than Laurie Greenland, making up time the entire way down the hill. Four riders remained and they had to have heard the crowd noise echo through the valley. Warner noted that the because of Amaury's result, even with 5 riders to go, the World Cup overall race will go to the final stop in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Incredible.
  • Greg Minnaar, 37 years old, with a solid run that seemed to be slowing down toward the bottom. Then he pulled back some incredible time, finishing only .9 off Amaury's pace.
  • Troy Brosnan, mistake-free, light and agile, but pulled into 3rd with only Loic Bruni and Danny Hart remaining.
  • Loic Bruni with a fast, but possibly conservative run, finishing 1.4 off Amaury's pace in 3rd. The overall title heats up going into West Virginia but with World Champs in Mont-Sainte-Anne happening before. Fastest qualifier, Danny Hart remains.
  • Today wasn't Danny Hart's day. He looked fast, loose and ready to challenge for the win, but the clock told a different story as he lost time the entire way down. 5th for Hart.
  • Amaury Pierron takes his 3rd World Cup win in 2019 with Greg Minnaar in 2nd and Loic Bruni in 3rd.
  • In a post-race interview, Loic explains hearing how fast Amaury went and struggling mentally with battling for the win or for series points. "It's going to be death or glory," in West Virginia Loic said.

Post-race Interview with Amaury and Loic

Elite Men's World Cup DH Results from Lenzerheide

Elite Men's World Cup Overall Standings After 7 Races

If Amaury wins West Virginia, Loic needs to be 2nd or 3rd to take the overall.

Elite Women's World Cup DH Results from Lenzerheide

Elite Women's World Cup Overall Standings After 7 Races

Junior Men's World Cup DH Results from Lenzerheide

Junior Men's World Cup Overall Standings After 7 Races

Junior Women's World Cup DH Results from Lenzerheide

Junior Women's World Cup Overall Standings After 7 Races


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