18
Sep
2021

Qualifying Day Mercedez-Benz UCI Downhill World Cup #6 at Snowshoe

9/18/2021 : sicklines

The Mercedes-Benz UCI World Cup downhill season is coming to an end today. Snowshoe finals day is here and qualifying yesterday was wild, to say the least.

You can tune in to watch the race live today, September 18th, at https://www.redbull.com/us-en/events/uci-mountain-bike-world-cup-usa

Full qualifying results from Snowshoe’s UCI Downhill World Cup #6.


Snowshoe’s course #2 has given riders some challenges as many struggled to clean the new rocky sections without incident in qualifying. It’s rocky and quite technical at a race pace.

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Benoit navigates the chute nicely during practice

Six elite male riders DNF’d at this round including Thibaut Daprella, Danny Hart, and Dean Lucas to name a few.

Elite Women

Myriam Nicole had an unfortunate crash in her final run at Snowshoe WC#5 but she has bounced back well and took qualifying at round #6 by almost 5 seconds. Look for Myriam Nicole to win the overall today as she has a significant lead in the standings. Marine Cabirou took second in qualifying followed by Camille Balanche.

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Myriam went down in the finals during World Cup #5 at Snowshoe

Elite Men

Thibaut Daprella, the current World Cup overall winner has struggled at Snowshoe this year as he’s had a number of unfortunate crashes, flats, and more. He DNF’d in qualifying due to a crash which led to an injury.

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Thibaut Daprella crashes in qualifying injuring his right fibula

He’s not the only one with mechanicals and crashes at Snowshoe as there are plenty of rocks destroying derailleurs, tires, rims, and more.

Brook MacDonald went down in the chute at Snowshoe during qualifying as well. Thibaut, unfortunately, had to be taken out due to a broken fibula.

Amaury Pierron crossed the line in eighth with what sounded like a broken rear derailleur or tangled chain so watch out for him if he puts it together today without an issue.

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Amaury with mechanical issues in qualifying

Charlie Harrison ended his weekend with a crash and a front tire ejected from his wheel.

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Charlie Harrison (USA) had a bit of a crash in qualifying

Neko Mulally got a new custom throwback paint job on an Intense M29 bike that he’s raffling off as well. Looking good. 52nd in qualifying for Neko on the day.

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Qualifying Day Mercedez-Benz UCI Downhill World Cup #6 at Snowshoe, Qualifying Day Mercedez-Benz UCI Downhill World Cup #6 at Snowshoe
Sam Blenkinsop hitting one of the rock gardens with confidence and slots into 34th
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Kye A’Hern jumps into 57th place to make the main event

Loic Bruni had a storming qualifying run as did his teammate Finn Iles. They took 1st and 2nd respectively in qualifying.

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Loic Bruni wins qualifying at Snowshoe for race #2


Check out the full qualifying results from Snowshoe. Tune in to watch the race live today!


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