Amaury Pierron gets his third win in 2019 as the series heads to the final round in Snowshoe in a few weeks.( Comments: 1 )
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Marine Cabirou and Amaury Pierron won the Lenzerheide World Cup race in their respective categories (results here). Check out their runs courtesy of Red Bull Bike.
Amaury Pierron's and Marine Cabirou's winning runs from Lenzerheide.
The seventh round of the UCI DH World Cup in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, saw the continuing battle between the two top French riders Amaury Pierron and Loïc Bruni for the leadership of the overall standings in this exciting 2019 season. The sun came out to dry the ground after a morning of rain and fog, making the Swiss track fast and spectacular but still extremely challenging with some areas still running very slippery. Amaury Pierron with a devastatingly aggressive and incredibly fast run, won the race with his fellow countryman Bruni in third, garnering important points for the overall. An incredible second place for Greg Minnaar who had worried Pierron with a spectacular descent – clean and fast as only the South African can do. Loïc Bruni must therefore settle for third place despite a solid and precise run, apart from a small slip in a corner. The world champ puts his leadership in the circuit back into play thus diminishing his advantage to just 90 points. Troy Brosnan, definitely the most consistent rider on the circuit, finished in fourth place, remaining in third place overall. Danny Hart, after scoring the best time in yesterday’s qualifier, landed in fifth place. Sixth place for the winner of the last round in Val di Sole, Laurie Greenland. Despite having some decent results in qualifying, unfortunately no Americans landed in the top 10 this round… On a still very wet ground, with a lot of fog that limited visibility, the women’s race took place with the challenge between Marine Cabirou and Tracey Hannah, both still in the running for the overall circuit victory. Marine made some mistakes but maintained a higher average speed, thus landing her second career victory following success in Val di Sole. Tracey chased her down at just 26 hundredths behind but still remains at the top of the overall gaining 150 points. Third position for Emilie Siegenthaler in her home race. In the Junior categories, the season leader Thibaut Daprela finished in 16th place while retaining his first place position in the overall. Seth Sherlock won, followed by Janosch Klaus and Tuhoto-Ariki Pene. After the second place in Val di Sole, Valentina Höll returned to the top step of the podium with a clear advantage over pursuers Nastasia Gimenez and Anna Newkirk. Complete Lenzerheide final rankings: • Elite Men • Elite Women • Junior Men • Junior Women Overall World Cup: • Elite Men • Elite Women • Junior Men • Junior Women The UCI DH World Cup will be back on track on September 7th and 8th in the new location of Snowshoe, West Virginia in the United States, for the final round of this exciting 2019 season.
One week after the spectacular Val di Sole event, the UCI DH World Cup circuit moves to the Swiss town of Lenzerheide, for the 6th round of this 2019 season which has mainly been dominated by the top French riders. Danny Hart puts the unfortunate puncture of Val di Sole behind him, winning today’s qualifying round. Only 1 tenth of a second back for circuit leader Loic Buni, who placed second, ahead of Troy Brosnan and Greg Minnaar. Amaury Pierron with his fifth place nibbles a few points for the overall still to be played out between him, Bruni and Brosnan. An excellent 8th place for American Dakotah Norton, with Luca Shaw in 12th and Neko Mullaly in 14th. In the female category, Tracey Hannah returned to the first place position, staying out front of Nina Hoffmann by about 2 seconds. Third position went to Val di Sole winner Marine Cabirou. Veronika Widmann earned the fourth position followed in fifth place by the local Emilie Siegenthaler. After the unlucky race in Val di Sole, Thibaut Daprela returned to the position that this season has shown to be the most familiar to him, first place in the Junior classification. In the women’s field, Valentina Höll won with over 8 seconds to spare on Anne Newkirk while the winner of Val di Sole, Mille Johnset, didn’t start in the qualifier. Complete Lenzerheide qualification rankings: • Elite Men • Elite Women • Junior Men • Junior Women Tomorrow the finals will be played on the live stream on Red Bull TV.
A hot summer sun accompanied the finals of the sixth UCI DH World Cup race in Val di Sole, completely changing the picture compared to yesterday’s qualifications that was rainy madness. A race full of twists with different top riders who have continuously raised the pace of the competition until the descent of Laurie Greenland who dropped to a level so superior to others it was reminiscent of Sam Hill right here in Val di Sole at Worlds of 2008. Greenland takes home his first ever World Cup victory crowning his excellent growth over these last two seasons and breaking the French domination. Second place for Loïc Bruni, fit and focused, he faced the Black Snake with speed, clean riding and a constant pace. The world champion therefore remains at the top of the overall ranking. Loris Vergier sent his wheels down some truly aggressive lines and showed all his determination with a spectacular run, closing out in third place. Amaury Pierron lacked all of the aggressiveness which he has accustomed us in these last two seasons and finished in fourth position. A puncture in the final part of the track slowed Danny Hart where he was ahead of Bruni, making him finish in fifth place. An excellent performance by David Trummer, sixth, the first to really raise the level. Greg Minnaar also remained off the podium finishing in seventh place due to a crash while he was ahead of Vergier. Davide Palazzari has brought the Italian flag to the highest position for many years, taking 12th place in front of the home crowd. Behind him in 13th position was his fellow countryman Johannes Von Klebelsberg , again in the top 15 after the WC # 5 of Vallnord. Strong showing for the home team! Nice to see a great result for two Italians in the top 15 in an Italian race, on one of the most physical and complex tracks of the season. Congratulations to both of them and congratulations also to Simone Medici, who closed it out 60th on the track that a few years ago saw him as the victim of a heavy injury. In the women’s field, Marine Cabirou, who has improved exponentially since last season, scored an incredible run that took her to the top of the podium with the remarkable advantage of over 11 seconds, thus winning her first World Cup. Tracey Hannah, visibly tense before leaving, rode in a rather conservative way, hardly getting to second position. European champion Camille Balanche, with a good run but above all not falling, landed in third place. Fourth place for Veronika Widmann who, violently hit her stomach against the saddle while she was ahead at the halfway point, concluded the race anyway and recovering a great deal of the time lost in the fall. Emilie Siegenthaler made no mistakes and landed herself in fifth place. Women’s podium is looking quite a bit different these days…. The cards were also shuffled in the Junior male category where the ruler of the 2019 season, Frenchman Thibaut Daprela, failed to do better than 12th place, but still retains his leadership of the overall standings. The victory goes to the kiwi Tuhoto-Ariki Pene, followed by the Slovenian Zak Gomilscek and Kye A’Hern, the only rider belonging to a factory team in the first 8 places of the ranking. In the Junior female category the growth of the Norwegian Mille Johnset has finally paid off and after having reduced the enormous gap that the leader of the points race Valentina Höll set at the beginning of the season to a few seconds. Here in Val di Sole she has overcome the Austrian, winning with over one second advantage. Third place was almost 30 seconds back for Anna Newkirk. Complete results Val di Sole Finals – Elite Men Complete results Val di Sole Finals – Elite Women Complete results Val di Sole Finals – Junior Men Complete results Finale Val di Sole – Junior Women World Cup Overall – Elite Men World Cup Overall – Elite Women World Cup Overall – Junior Men World Cup Overall – Junior Women The UCI DH World Cup will be back on track on 10 and 11 August in Lenzerheide for the seventh round of this unpredictable 2019 season.