The fourth spherical of the 2022 downhill World Cup is underway at Lenzerheide. Within the Junior Racing, Gracey Hemstreet laid down one other fast run to tug forward of the quickest qualifier Phoebe Gale by slightly below two seconds. Jenna Hastings wrapped up the highest three, 5 seconds again. Kicking off the day for Pinkbike Racing Aimi Kenyon makes one other podium look in fifth place. For the Junior Males, it was Jackson Goldstone who got here out on prime and went one and a half seconds quicker than Lachlan Stevens-McNab. Jordan Williams went quickest within the first two splits however misplaced time on the second half of the monitor and ends the day in third place.
Myriam Nicole put collectively a completely wild run on the dusty and blown-out course to safe an enormous win of over 4 seconds. Camille Balanche improved upon her prime qualifying run however she simply did not have the velocity to match Myriam. Eleonora Farina was the one different rider inside 9 seconds of the profitable run and completes the highest three. Pinkbike Racing’s Léona Pierrini completed the day in twelfth place.
The Commencal workforce takes a clear sweep of the Elite racing as Amaury Pierron speeds into the highest spot by over 1.4 seconds. Finn Iles had been the person to beat for a big portion of the race however it wasn’t sufficient for the win. Greg Minnaar has an amazing run to take third place and even beat Amaury in break up two. Lastly, PB Racing’s Thibault Laly made the dwell feed and ended the day with an amazing twenty ninth place.
Try the outcomes under.
1st. Myriam Nicole: 3:11.751
2nd. Camille Balanche: 3:16.170
third. Eleonora Farina: 3:20.184
4th. Monika Hrastnik: 3:21.979
fifth. Vali Höll: 3:22.963
1st. Amaury Pierron: 2:47.153
2nd. Finn Iles: 2:48.555
third. Greg Minnaar: 2:48.858
4th. Andreas Kolb: 2:48.865
fifth. Benoit Coulanges: 2:49.907
1st. Gracey Hemstreet: 3:28.111
2nd. Phoebe Gale: 3:29.959
third. Jenna Hastings: 3:33.793
4th. Izabela Yankova: 3:34.886
fifth. Aimi Kenyon: 3:40.734
1st. Jackson Goldstone: 2:50.072
2nd. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 2:51.585
third. Jordan Williams: 2:51.681
4th. Davide Cappello: 2:55.771
fifth. Bodhi Kuhn: 2:56.074
Stay Race Updates:
The Elite Ladies’s racing kicks off at: PDT 03:25 / EDT 6:25 / BST 11:25 / CEST 12:25
The Elite Males will begin at: PDT 6:45 / EDT 7:45 / BST 12:45 / CEST 13:45
First up within the Elite racing is the Ladies and right this moment marks the racing return of Rachel Atherton who final raced in 2019. Rachel managed to get seventh in qualifying yesterday and we won’t wait to see what she will do right this moment. Camille Balanche had a giant run yesterday and went quickest by over 4 and a half seconds, Camille is flying this 12 months and will likely be robust to beat.
Rachel Atherton’s Qualifying Run POV:
With Rachel again between the tape you possibly can take a look at her qualifying run POV. The final time Rachel raced in Lenzerheide on the 2018 World Champs she took an enormous victory of just about 10 seconds.
Who do you suppose will win?:
Who do you suppose will win right this moment’s racing? Can Camille Balanche again up her quickest qualifying run, or will we see another person take the highest step of the rostrum?
3:34 am PDT Louise Ferguson units the primary time right this moment with a 3:37.657. We nonetheless have a methods to go earlier than we beat Camille Balanche’s qualifying run of three:18.898.
3:35 am PDT Pinkbike Racing’s Léona Pierrini goes into the lead, 0.5 up on Louise Ferguson.
3:38 am PDT Anna Newkirk is the following rider to take the lead, constructing a niche of over 5 and a half seconds.
Prime 5 with 10 Riders Left
1st. Anna Newkirk: 3:31.516
2nd. Siel Van Der Velden: 3:34.713
third. Léona Pierrini: 3:37.114
4th. Stacey Fisher: 3:37.346
fifth. Louise Ferguson: 3:37.657
3:46 am PDT Jess Blewitt is the primary of the highest 10 riders and she or he goes throughout the road 1st after her first race run of the 12 months. Jess simply pulls forward by solely 0.016 after being behind the entire method down the course.
3:48 am PDT A flat tire for Nina Hoffmann and a small crash places her again in seventh up to now. What this does imply is that if Camille Balanche would not win then we may have a brand new winner right this moment.
3:50 am PDT Mille Johnset goes quickest by 1.19 seconds. Mille takes the quickest time in splits 2,3 and three.
3:53 am PDT After three years away Rachel Atherton flies into the lead going inexperienced at each break up. Rachel goes 5 seconds up on her qualifying run however that is will round 10 seconds behind Camille’s time from yesterday.
3:55 am PDT With crashes on the final two races and in qualifying, it seems like Vali Holl might have had one other incident as she loses over 5 seconds within the second break up. By break up three it was extremely shut however Vali managed to struggle again within the final elements of the course to enter the lead by over 4 seconds.
3:59 am PDT Veronika Widmann goes into third place, six seconds behind Vali Höll because the course is wanting very unfastened and dusty.
4:02 am PDT Eleonora Farina goes quickest on the backside of the course and takes the highest spot up to now by 2.779 seconds.
Prime 5 with 3 Riders Left
1st. Eleonora Farina: 3:20.184
2nd. Vali Höll: 3:22.963
third. Rachel Atherton: 3:27.460
4th. Veronika Widmann: 3:29.074
fifth. Mille Johnset: 3:30.310
4:06 am PDT The newly topped European Champ Monika Hrastnik simply falls in need of the lead after going into the end 1.795 again. Monika at present sits in second place with two extra riders to go.
4:10 am PDT An enormous run from Myriam Nicole sees her take the lead and beat Camille’s qualifying run by over seven seconds!
4:12 am PDT Camille is over one and a half seconds again on the first break up. Myriam seemed unstoppable on her run and it will not be beatable right this moment.
4:15 am PDT We have now a brand new winner in 2022 as Myriam Nicole wins in Lenzerheide! Camille Balanche goes throughout the road 4 seconds again and into 2nd place.
Closing out the racing is the Males and we’re in for an enormous struggle as yesterday’s qualifying was extremely tight. The course is wanting very dusty after the earlier races and this might make issues robust however after Myriam’s fast efficiency we might have some wild runs. Amaury Pierron managed to return out on prime yesterday however he didn’t have the very best occasions in each break up so there are many probabilities to search out extra velocity right this moment.
Contained in the Tape:
Earlier than we get to the final riders examine the traces Ben Cathro has came upon on the course.
Who do you suppose will win?:
Who do you suppose will win right this moment’s racing? Will we see Amaury or one of many prime qualifiers take the win? May we even see a shock efficiency from somebody exterior of the highest 30 beginning riders?
Prime 5 after the primary 20 riders
1st. Tuhoho-Ariki Pene: 2:51.455
2nd. Phil Atwill: 2:53.691
third. Lutz Weber: 2:54.084
4th. Dante Silva: 2:55.789
fifth. Oisin O Callaghan: 2:56.063
Prime 5 with 30 riders left
1st. Tuhoho-Ariki Pene: 2:51.455
2nd. Antoine Rogge: 2:52.419
third. Henry Kerr: 2:52.806
4th. Phil Atwill: 2:53.691
fifth. Lutz Weber: 2:54.084
5:11 am PDT Tuhoto-Ariki Pene’s time is holding up to now and whereas it’s quicker than Amaury Pierron’s prime qualifier we’re nonetheless a second again from Jackson Goldstone’s profitable run.
5:17 am PDT Aaron Gwin goes into the lead by 0.365 seconds. The Intense bike appears to be operating higher after we noticed Dakotah Norton take second in qualifying.
5:21 am PDT Regardless of nonetheless struggling along with his harm from Fort William Loic Bruni is again racing and manages to journey all the way down to sixth up to now.
5:23 am PDT Laurie Greenland will likely be upset along with his run as he’s already again in ninth place.
Prime 5 with 20 riders left
1st. Aaron Gwin: 2:51.090
2nd. Tuhoho-Ariki Pene: 2:51.455
third. Antoine Rogge: 2:52.419
4th. Dylan Levesque: 2:52.517
fifth. Connor Fearon: 2:52.556
5:33 am PDT Danny Hart comes the closest to Aaron up to now however he’s nonetheless 0.3 again. It is wild that we have not seen anybody beat Jackson Goldstone but.
5:38 am PDT Angel Suarez was on a run that might have crushed each Aaron Gwin and Jackson Goldstone however after tapping a tree he goes into fourth place up to now.
5:42 am PDT Finn Iles places the brand new Specialised into the highest spot up to now by an enormous 2.5 seconds. No matter adjustments they’ve made are clearly working for him.
5:45 am PDT Greg Minnaar seemed clean however it wasn’t fairly sufficient to beat Finn and he loses time on the backside of the monitor to go 2nd by 0.3 seconds.
5:48 am PDT Bernard Kerr retains on all of it the best way all the way down to push Aaron Gwin exterior the highest three and slots in behind Finn and Greg, two seconds again.
5:57 am PDT Charlie Hatton was proper on Finn Iles till the underside a part of the monitor the place he misplaced a little bit of time. Charlie’s run was nonetheless quick and he goes 1.8 again and into third.
6:00 am PDT A small crash for Brook MacDonald pushes him all the way down to thirty seventh up to now.
Prime 5 with 10 riders left
1st. Finn Iles: 2:48.555
2nd. Greg Minnaar: 2:48.858
third. Charlie Hatton: 2:50.410
4th. Bernard Kerr: 2:50.653
fifth. Aaron Gwin: 2:51.090
6:10 am PDT Thibaut Daprela simply makes it into the highest 5, 2.1 seconds again from Finn Iles.
6:17 am PDT Matt Walker goes 1.4 again and into third place with six riders left. Finn’s time is wanting sturdy however he wasn’t quickest at each break up so there’s nonetheless room to enhance.
6:21 am PDT Andreas Kolb posed an actual menace to Finn Iles however a gradual backside part dropped him to 3rd place, 0.310 off the highest time.
Prime 5 with 5 riders left
1st. Finn Iles: 2:48.555
2nd. Greg Minnaar: 2:48.858
third. Andreas Kolb: 2:48.865
4th. Matt Walker: 2:50.001
fifth. Charlie Hatton: 2:50.410
6:22 am PDT A large crash for Luca Shaw! Fortunately he’s shortly on his toes and heading down the course.
6:27 am PDT Benoit Coulanges has an enormous flat touchdown however it would not gradual him down an excessive amount of as he goes into fourth place, 1.3 behind Finn.
6:31 am PDT We have now solely two riders left and Finn Iles continues to be within the lead. Loris Vergier falls again to seventh place after being off the tempo the entire method down. Finn has positively put down one thing particular right this moment and it must be an indication that the brand new bike is working nicely.
6:33 am PDT Dakotah Norton is over a second up at break up three however he goes down simply as he goes by the break up!
6:34 am PDT There’s now solely Amaury Pierron left to beat Finn. Everyone knows Amaury is without doubt one of the wildest riders on the World Cups and he’s going to wish one thing large to return out on prime right this moment.
6:35 am PDT The primary break up sees Amaury 0.362 up, let’s examine if he can preserve this up.
6:36 am PDT Amaury is over 1.3 seconds up at break up three! He was the favorite in our ballot for the winner right this moment however he nonetheless has the underside a part of the course the place Finn was very quick.
6:37 am PDT Amaury Pierron wins in Lenzerheide by an enormous 1.4 seconds!