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2016 Lenzerheide UCI World Cup Downhill: Results

2016 Lenzerheide UCI World Cup Downhill: Results

As the 2016 UCI World Cup Downhill season moves through the year, it's proving to be a mixture of 'things to be expected' and 'things to be unexpected'...

The unexpected:
Danny Hart takes a very deserved win from Aaron Gwin (by 0.096 seconds) and Greg Minnaar continues to grab podiums from riders almost half his age.

The expected:
Rachel Atherton wins her 11th consecutive World Cup victory... but by a whisker of 0.707 seconds from the hard charger final rider, Tahnee Seagrave.

2016 Lenzerheide UCI World Cup Downhill: Womens Results

1. Rachel Atherton - GBR
2. Tahnee Seagrave - GBR
3. Myriam Nicole - FRA
4. Manon Carpenter - GBR
5. Emilie Siegenthaler - SUI

2016 Lenzerheide UCI World Cup Downhill: Mens Results

1. Danny Hart - GBR
2. Aaron Gwin - USA
3. Greg Minnaar - RSA
4. Remi Thirion - FRA
5. Greg Minnaar - RSA

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2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Qualifying

2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Qualifying - Tahnee Seagrave

As anticipated the 2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill qualifying runs have proven that the bold and fast will do well at this Swiss course.


Danny Hart rode impressively to secure the top mens spot, followed by George Brannigan (who surely deserves a World Cup win) and Greg Minnaar.

However Aaron Gwin while may have taken a fall during his qualifying run, and riders such as Gee Atherton and Brook Macdonald maybe outside the top five, it's sure to be a must watch event.


For the women, we have the uncommon circumstance of Rachel Atherton finishing qualifying behind Tahnee Seagrave and ahead of Myriam Nicole.

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2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Practice

2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Practice - Gee Atherton

The debut year jitters are over as Lenzerheid hosts it's second UCI World Cup Downhill event.

The riders know the course, so this year the expectation will be that they should go faster and showier... well certainly faster in the quest for podium places.

Rachel Atherton continues to remain focused on securing the 2016 title by winning every event, but the men have yet to see a dominant rider, whilst money is on Aaron Gwin, the potential for other riders to win here is high.


2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Practice - Tahnee Seagrave

2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Practice

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2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Claudio Caluori's Track Preview

 2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill: Claudio Caluori's Track Preview

Join Claudio Caluori on his 2016 Lenzerheid UCI World Cup Downhill track preview with his fellow curator of the course Steve Peat.

With a racing career between them, that when added together could extend back to the creation of the sport, this is a master class in choosing lines and displaying technique.



This year may be Peaty's form of a 'grand tour' as he winds down his competitive streak, however it's clear that he's still delivering more than many other riders, could a podium finish in 2016 still be a possibility?


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All The Details For 2016 Crankworx Whistler


The 14th Annual Crankworx Whistler launches this August 12- 21 with a new pump track locale, a big change for Red Bull Joyride and two new enduro races among the main expansion plans.

For the first time in the history of the event, the Slopestyle competition, Red Bull Joyride, will be officially scheduled for Sunday, making the event the riders refer to has “their Super Bowl” match the NFL’s weekend time slot.

“Call it Super Sunday, call it Slopestyle Sunday, whatever label you put on it, it’s the best way to end the World Tour," says Darren Kinnaird, Crankworx General Manager. "Slopestyle is always the marquee event of Crankworx, and Whistler is where it all began. This places Red Bull Joyride in its rightful place and a time slot where it’s truly the high note of our season.

We want to make sure parents can bring their kids out to watch without making it a late night, and the midday time makes it easier for fans from around the world to be able to tune in and watch. It's win-win for everyone."

The young groms who come out to watch and ride in Crankworx are really integral fans, as anyone who watched or participated in the inaugural Crankworx Les Gets Kidsworx events can attest. The kids packed the town square every day, becoming the festival's life blood. Ensuring event times fall within a range the kids can easily participate in, and expanding Kidsworx overall, will be a big focus in Whistler this year as the tour's home base looks to match and exceed the enthusiasm of the other two world tour stops.

As such, one of the two new enduros has been made a Kidsworx event: the Kidsworx Enduro. Designed for strong seven to 15-year-old riders, it will reside amongst a packed Kidsworx line up, including a downhill race, cross country race, time trials, the Village Crit, a dirt pump track race and wooden pump track coaching - not to mention a scavenger hunt.

“Kidsworx is a great way to introduce young riders to mountain biking and get those who are already heavily involved in the sport out competing in the same venue where their heroes are on course. We always have professional riders stopping in to hand out awards and sign autographs, and Cam McCaul loves to come down and call their races. So it’s a really fun vibe", says Leila Phillipson, Kidsworx coordinator.

The second new enduro this year is the SRAM Canadian Open Challenger Enduro presented by CamelBak. It is designed to give those who didn’t land a spot in Whistler’s Enduro World Series stop—the SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized—a chance to compete in an elite-level course in an shorter, more relaxed format.

For spectators, a number of changes beyond Red Bull Joyride’s new time slot will give the pilgrimage to the Mecca of mountain biking new shine. Traditionally staged in Whistler Olympic Plaza, the Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox will move up to Base 2 on Blackcomb Mountain, where more fans will have a clear view of the action and a licensed beer garden will be set up.

Ultimate Experience Pass for Crankworx Whistler are on sale now, with packages starting at $109 for a prime viewing location, appies and beverages for the pump track and Red Bull Joyride; get your tickets early as they go fast.

Registration is now open for all sports events. Those hoping to compete at Crankworx can still register for the following:

Garbanzo DH
SRAM Canadian Open Challenger Enduro presented by CamelBak
Fox Air DH
The Whip It Qualifier
Giant Dual Slalom
Canadian Open XC
Canadian Open DH presented by iXS
Kidsworx Enduro
Kidsworx DH Race – B-Line
AirDH Kidsworx Invitational
Kidsworx XC

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Text: Crankworx media release