Vali Höll took another win this year as she fell more than three seconds off the mighty Nina Hoffmann. Eleonora Farina was the only other rider to beat the fastest series in qualifying and cross the streak in third place. Myriam Nicole was even leading against Vale by more than two seconds after the second split but a punctured tire missed her chance to win.
Stay tuned for results and live updates.
Live time is available here.
the first. Valley Hall: 4: 56.012
2nd. Nina Hoffman: 4:59.159
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 5: 00.522
Fourth. Jess Bloit: 5: 11.908
Fifth. Monica Hrastnik: 5: 12.210
the first. Vibe Jill: 5:09.223
2nd. Isabella Yankova: 5: 16.084
3rd. Gracey Humstreet: 5:16.805
Fourth. Valentina Roa Sanchez: 5: 27.466
Fifth. Amy Kenyon: 5: 28.439
the first. Jackson Goldstone: 4: 13.766
2nd. Jordan Williams: 4: 17.566
3rd. Body Con: 4: 20.302
Fourth. Lachlan Stevens McNabb: 4: 26.463
Fifth. Ryan Pinkerton: 4: 26,966
Live race updates:
The women’s elite races will start at: PT 10:25 / EDT 12:25 / GMT 17:25 / CEST 18:25
Elite men will begin to: PDT 11:45 / EDT 13:45 / BST 18:45 / CEST 19:45
The women come first in the elite race and we could be at some quick times as the course dries up. With Camille Balanche out due to injury, everyone is wide open.
The top five places in the playoffs:
the first. Valley Hall: 5: 04.032
2nd. Monica Hrastnik: 5: 17.998
3rd. Nina Hoffman: 5: 19.624
Fourth. Myriam Nicole: 5: 22.463
Fifth. Jess Bloit: 5: 23.439
Who do you think will win?:
Who do you think will win today’s race? Will we see someone new climb to the top of the podium?
9:30 a.m. PDT The elite women are now on their way as Kaitlyn Farmer heads up the race.
9:41 AM PDT After the top six riders, the top five are:
the first. Melanie Chabaz: 5: 30.934
2nd. Cel van der Velden: 5:31.224
3rd. Abigail Huggie: 5: 47.688
Fourth. Casey Voysey: 6:07,257
Fifth. Ella Erickson: 6:16,143
9:46am PDT Michaela Barton is the first out of the top ten to hit the track and she took the lead by just 0.002 seconds!
9:48am PDT After not completing the full qualifying series, Mel Johnst has jumped to the top so far by nine seconds.
9:51am PDT Now Anna Newkirk is the fastest, 2.5 seconds behind Mile Joneset.
9:53AM PDT Veronica Weidmann leads the way by more than five seconds. Veronica is still ten seconds away from the Valley Hall qualifying series.
9:56AM PDT Eleonora Farina was flying but some stalls in the rock garden lost a lot of time. Eleonora still crossed the line with a massive 13.6sec high. The Valley Series has now been defeated in the playoffs by four seconds.
9:57AM PDT With five passengers left, the top five are:
the first. Eleonora Farina: 5: 00.522
2nd. Veronica Weidmann: 5:14.216
3rd. Anna Newkirk: 5: 19.425
Fourth. Mel Gunsett: 5:21.932
Fifth. Michaela Barton: 5:30.932
10:00 a.m. PDT Jess Blewitt is more than 11 seconds back, but that’s still good enough for a second place so far.
10:01am PDT Myriam Nicole looks good at the top of the course as she sits around six seconds into the second section.
10:02am PDT A flat back tire for Myriam Nicole! This will really spoil the overall arrangement.
10:07am PDT Nina Hoffman is ahead by 1.3 seconds! We still have two riders left, so she will definitely be in the top three for Nina.
10:11am PDT Big trouble for Monica Hrastnik through the rocks and she comes to a complete stop. Monica is still fourth in the next split.
10:11am PDT Monica Hrastnik crossed the streak in fourth place with only Valley Hall remaining.
10:13am PDT Vali Höll is 1.6 at the second split, that will be soon.
10:15am PDT Valley Hall wins the World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne!
The guys wrap up the race, and after the women’s elite race, the track looks pretty fast. We’re sure we’ll get some wild rides today from the best elite guys.
Inside the bar:
Before we get to the last riders, check out the lines that Ben Cathrow spotted on the course.
The top five places in the playoffs:
the first. Finn Ellis: 4: 17.842
2nd. Greg Lover: 4:21,082
3rd. Amauri Byron: 4: 22.571
Fourth. Troy Brosnan: 4: 22.910
Fifth. Bernard Kerr: 4:24.102
11:03am PDT With 30 passengers remaining, the top five are:
the first. Ronan Dunn: 4: 22.834
2nd. Mark Wallace: 4: 23.459
3rd. Phil Atwell: 4: 23.877
Fourth. Austin Dooley: 4:24.139
Fifth. Kirk McDowall: 4: 24.964
11:16am PDT Oliver leads visitors by just 0.5 seconds.
11:18am PDT Kye A’Hern actually beat Zwar to take over a second in the lead.
11:25am PDT Ethan Creek ran a sprint to the fastest in just over 2 seconds! Ethan is less than two seconds away from Finn Iles’ best qualifying streak.
11:29am PDT With 20 passengers remaining, the top five are:
the first. Ethan Crick: 4: 19.172
2nd. Key Ahern: 4:21.260
3rd. Oliver Zoar 4: 22,293
Fourth. Dante Silva: 4: 22.725
Fifth. Ronan Dunn: 4: 22.834
11:41am PDT The massive sprint from Laurie Greenland puts him ahead by more than seven seconds. That’s now about six seconds faster than the first qualifier.
11:44am PDT Hugo Frixtalon had a major crash just before that as Camille Balanche crashed in practice.