August 12, 2022

Round 3 of the 2022 Downhill World Cup in Leogang delivered another day of incredible racing. In the junior race, Phoebe Gale rode a dominant run to edge fastest qualifier Jenna Hastings by 14 seconds. Gracey Hemstreet, winner of rounds one and two, had to settle for third place today, just over 15 seconds off the pace. Among the junior men, it was Jordan Williams who took advantage of his victory in Fort William to edge Jackson Goldstone by four seconds. A strong performance from Lachlan Stevens-McNab puts him in third place.

Camille Balanche proves that she is once again the one to beat in Leogang after a perfect and controlled race which earned her victory by more than 11 seconds. Myriam Nicole had some trouble at the top of the course but kept it clean the rest of the course to take second place. Eleonora Farina also had an excellent run to secure third place. The elite men saw a first World Cup winner as Matt Walker just beat fellow Briton Danny Hart to the line by 0.325 seconds. Angel Suarez had an incredible run to take third and a half seconds.

Check out the results below.

Results:


Elite women


1st. Camille Balanche: 4:08.218
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:19.586
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 4:24.281
4th. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258


Elite Men


1st. Matt Walker: 3:28.816
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:29.141
3rd. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
4th. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
5th. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249


Junior women


1st. Phoebe Gale: 4:28.749
2nd. Jenna Hastings: 4:42.853
3rd. Gracey Hemstreet: 4:43.949
4th. Delia Da Mocogno: 4:48.373
5th. Vanessa Petrovska: 4:52.766


Junior men


1st. Jordan Williams: 3:39.314
2nd. Jackson Goldstone: 3:43.318
3rd. Lachlan Stevens-McNab: 3:43.969
4th. Davide Cappello: 3:44.172
5th. Remy Meier-Smith: 3:53.407


Full results:

Elite women

Elite Men

Junior women

Junior men


Live Race Updates:

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Women’s Elite races start at: 03:30 PDT / EDT 6:30 / BST 11:30 / CEST 12:30

The Elite Men will start at: PDT 6:30 am / EDT 7:30 am / BST 12:30 pm / CEST 1:30 pm

3:35 a.m. PDT

Mariana Salazar sets the first time of the day for the Elite Women with a time of 4:54.264

3:40 a.m. PDT

After the first six runners, the current ranking is as follows:

1st. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
2nd. Thousand Johnset: 4:37.854
3rd. Siel Van der Velden: 4:42.469
4th. Leona Pierrini: 4:44.800
5th. Marianne Salazar: 4:54.264
6th. Mikaila Parton: 5:16.420

3:47 a.m. PDT

Veronika Widmann crosses the line in sixth place, almost 28 seconds behind.

3:49 a.m. PDT

Next up is Mathilde Bernard who went green at three split times but missed out on first place so far by nearly five seconds. Missing the gap jump out of the woods could have cost him a lot of time.

3:51 a.m. PDT

Frida Ronning finished her race just over 24 seconds behind Louise-Anna Ferguson.

3:52 a.m. PDT

Monika Hrastnik was on a good run but a small fall in the woods could cost her the lead.

3:54 a.m. PDT

After a few mistakes in the tricky part of the woods, Monika Hrastnik moved up to second with only 0.382.

3:55 a.m. PDT

Nina Hoffmann is 11 seconds ahead in the woods. She crashed here in qualifying, so can she say that clearly today.

3:56 a.m. PDT

Disaster for Nina as she descends twice into the woods, this section could be decisive for today’s victory.

3:57 a.m. PDT

Nina Hoffmann slips back 11.5 seconds and ranks fifth, Louise-Anna Ferguson continues to lead with five riders left.

3:58 a.m. PDT

With five Elite Women still in the lead, the current standings are as follows:

1st. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
2nd. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258
3rd. Mathilde Bernard: 4:34.658
4th. Thousand Johnset: 4:37.854
5th. Nina Hoffman: 4:41.374

3:59 a.m. PDT

Eleonora Farina has a fast, clean run to go green every split time and take the lead with just four riders remaining.

4:03 a.m. PDT

Myriam Nicole hosts a masterclass through the woods to take first place so far by 4.6 seconds.

4:05 a.m. PDT

Big fall in the stumps for Marine Cabirou, she is standing and on her bike but it will be the end of her race today.

4:09 a.m. PDT

Vali Höll crashes out in the second time after taking a seven-second lead in the first time. Vali could bring this back if she has a good run through the woods.

4:09 a.m. PDT

Vali is only half a second away from going into the woods, it could be close.

4:11 a.m. PDT

A small accident in the woods means that Vali Höll no longer has a chance of winning.

4:12 a.m. PDT

Vali Höll crosses the line in fifth place, 13 seconds behind.

4:12 a.m. PDT

A huge first split for Camille Balanche since she has more than seven and a half seconds ahead. Can Camille win three in a row here?

4:13 a.m. PDT

Camille is almost eight seconds ahead in the woods, will she clean up and win?

4:15 a.m. PDT

Camille Balanche wins for the third time in a row at Leogang by a massive margin of over 11 seconds!

The top five Elite women are:

1st. Camille Balanche: 4:08.218
2nd. Myriam Nicole: 4:19.586
3rd. Eleonora Farina: 4:24.281
4th. Louise-Anna Ferguson: 4:29.876
5th. Monika Hrastnik: 4:30.258

After the top 20 runners, the top five Elite men to date are:

1st. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
2nd. Dean Lucas: 3:38.642
3rd. Antoine Pierron: 3:39.478
4th. Neko Mulally: 3:41.204
5th. Dan Booker: 3:42.229

5:11 a.m. PDT

After the first 35 runners, the top five Elite men to date are:

1st. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
2nd. Kade Edwards: 3:36.170
3rd. Greg Williamson: 3:38.413
4th. Dean Lucas: 3:38.642
5th. Antoine Pierron: 3:39.478

5:15 a.m. PDT

Despite an error in the woods, Dakotah Norton took first place today with just over two seconds.

5:23 a.m. PDT

Dylan Levesque crosses the line in second after a scary entry into the gap jump out of the woods.

5:27 a.m. PDT

Luke Meier-Smith attacks throughout and cracks the top five.

5:28 a.m. PDT

Loris Vergier took off with a two-second lead in the woods.

5:28 a.m. PDT

Loris finishes his race with a second and a half lead and in first place with 20 riders remaining.

5:30 a.m. PDT

While there are 20 riders left to start, the first five Elite Men are to date:

1st. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
2nd. Dakotah Norton: 3:33.638
3rd. Dylan Levesque: 3:35.441
4th. Jacob Dickson: 3:35.834
5th. Kade Edwards: 3:36.170

5:36 a.m. PDT

Antoine Vidal was on a fast run that ended in a fall in the woods. He didn’t waste too much time but it will be enough to prevent him from getting a better result.

5:42 a.m. PDT

A huge mistake for Greg Minnaar as he goes off the track and has to turn around and get back on the boards.

5:43 a.m. PDT

After going off the track, Greg moved up to 26th but set the fastest time in the key section.

5:46 a.m. PDT

Amaury Pierron takes the lead with almost a second and a half, can he hold on and become the first Elite Men’s rider to win the first three rounds of a World Cup season?

5:49 a.m. PDT

Angel Suarez takes the lead by only 0.160 seconds and ruined Amaury’s winning streak.

5:55 a.m. PDT

Andreas Kolb launched a mad dash to cross the line in third place, 0.8 off the lead.

6:02 a.m. PDT

With 10 runners remaining, the top five Elite men to date are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
5th. Dakotah Norton: 3:33.638

6:16 a.m. PDT

Thibaut Daprela was in the middle of a race but lost control in the woods and fell.

6:21 a.m. PDT

In his first World Cup of the year after an injury, Troy Brosnan finished his race in 13th place.

6:21 a.m. PDT

With five runners remaining, the top five Elite men to date are:

1st. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
2nd. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
3rd. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249
4th. Loris Vergier: 3:31.944
5th. Charlie Hatton: 3:33.232

6:23 a.m. PDT

Laurie Greenland was green by three seconds in the first division, but he must have lost a lot of time somewhere because he is more than five seconds behind in the second division.

6:25 a.m. PDT

Laurie finishes his race in 15th, looks like he buckled on a manual at the top of the course.

6:27 a.m. PDT

Danny Hart is green going into the woods! Can he keep that momentum going in the steep stuff?

6:28 a.m. PDT

Danny takes the lead by more than a second, he’s definitely going to be in the top four today.

6:31 a.m. PDT

We could have another new leader as Matt Walker is only 0.058 away from going into the woods. It could be very close.

6:32 a.m. PDT

Matt goes green in the fourth split, can he keep it to the line?

6:32 a.m. PDT

Matt Walker passes the fastest in 0.325 seconds after an incredible run.

6:36 a.m. PDT

Finn Iles looked like a threat for the win, but a slower fourth split drops him to sixth with a runner on the left.

6:37 a.m. PDT

As Benoit Coulanges begins his run, we are guaranteed to have a brand new World Cup winner today.

6:38 a.m. PDT

Benoit is almost half a second ahead in the second division, the woods section is where this race will be won or lost, so it’s not all over yet.

6:40 a.m. PDT

A nightmare for Benoit as he crashes into the woods! Matt Walker will win his first Elite World Cup.

6:41 a.m. PDT

The top five Elite Men are:

1st. Matt Walker: 3:28.816
2nd. Danny Hart: 3:29.141
3rd. Angel Suarez: 3:30.370
4th. Amaury Pierron: 3:30.530
5th. Andreas Kolb: 3:31.249