The downhill event at Mont-Sainte Anne proved to be one of the most exciting races of the year. One of the most notable things that happened was that Finn Iles had his chain come off his bike halfway down the mountain, and he still won. It was reminiscent of Aaron Gwin’s “chainless” World Cup win several years ago, when Gwin snapped his chain right out of the starting gate at the 2015 Leogang, Austria World Cup downhill race, rode the rest of the course without a chain, and won anyway.
World Cup points leader Amaury Pierron had a dramatic crash in his finals run, but he got up, finished the race, and ended up finishing one position short of what he needed to clinch the overall title for the year. Pierron, who already has four World Cup wins this year, will go into the final World Cup of the season at Val di Sole, Italy in September with a 249-point lead. Unless we’re mistaken, it looks like the only way he can lose the title is if Finn Iles wins that final race to earn 250 points, and Pierron doesn’t score a single point in that event.
Junior Men’s winner Jackson Goldstone’s time was so fast at Mont-Sainte-Anne, it would have put him in third place in the Elite Men’s ranks.
ELITE WOMEN RESULTS
ELITE MEN RESULTS
JUNIOR WOMEN RESULTS
JUNIOR MEN RESULTS