Mont Sainte Anne UCI World Cup, EWS Whistler + More! | GMBN Race News Show

Published on August 13th 2018


Has there ever been such a busy weekend of mountain bike racing action? Downhill and Cross Country spills and thrills in the UCI World Cup from Mont Sainte Anne. A dramatic battle for victory in the Whistler round of the Enduro World Series. High octane racing at altitude in the Leadville 100 and the Brek epic. We don’t know where to start…. Subscribe to GMBN: Get exclusive GMBN gear in the GMBN store! Rider and fan favourite is the rocky course of Mont Sainte Anne, and all eyes were on Amaury Pierron and Greg Minnaar, but the treacherous rocks of Canada crowned another French victor. This time it was World Champion Loic Bruni who took the win over Danny Hart and Troy Brosnan, only his second World Cup victory since Cairns in 2016. In the Women’s race the return of Myriam Nicole did little to upset the top two steps of the podium, but this year it was experience over youth as Rachel Atherton edged Tahnee Seagrave to victory, throwing down a race run 20 seconds faster than her qualifying ride. In the XC it was a day of frustration for World Champion Nino Schurter who was still recovering from illness, but also suffered a broken chain and a puncture to remove him from contention. Instead fellow swiss rider Mathias Fluckiger stole his first World Cup victory from a storming Cooper and Kershbaumer. Jolanda Neff rode delivered yet another masterclass in mountain bike racing, escaping in the first lap from the rest of the field to ride in to a comfortable victory in the elite women’s race, whilst Langvad and Batty chased to complete the top three. In the Whistler round of the EWS, local riders failed to cause an upset, although for once it was not a complete domination by Sam Hill. Belgian maestro Martin Maes took his first ever EWS win. Although in the women's race it was no surprise to see Cecile Ravanel win all five stages on her Commencal. The annual Leadville 100 trail race saw last years winner Howard Grotts repeat his victory over a resurgent Hynek and young star Payson Mcelveen. Elsewhere in Colorado Jeremiah Bishop won the men's Brek Epic, whilst Carla Williams won the elite women’s race on her first attempt! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 Neil Races Ard Rock | Submit your content here: Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: