Smith wins downhill World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Atherton holds onto World Cup overall lead

Steve Smith (Devinci Global Racing) won the downhill World Cup at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Quebec, Canada, on Sunday afternoon, the second World Cup win of his career. Smith crossed the line in 3:58.485, upsetting the man who was in the hot seat, Gee Atherton (GT Factory Racing) by 0.904 seconds. Sam Hill (Chain Reaction was third at 2.118 seconds.

Atherton had gotten his run in in earlier due to having crashed during the qualifying run and being further up the start list. Rain began to fall and made the course more slippery for the later riders.

"I was scared," said Smith to after his run. "I knew Gee was going early because of his crash, but he had a good course. I tried to ride it without expectations and ride it like I did in practice. It was so slippery. It felt great to win on home soil."

World champion Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) was fourth with Aaron Gwin (Specialized) in fifth.

Atherton continues to lead the World Cup, but Smith did close the gap somewhat with his victory today.

"I know we still have two more World Cups, and I like the next two tracks, so I'm looking forward to them," said Smith.

Full Results

Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing0:03:58.485 
2Gee Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing0:00:00.904 
3Samuel Hill (Aus) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof0:00:02.118 
4Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate0:00:02.167 
5Aaron Gwin (USA) Specialized Racing DH0:00:03.123 
6Danny Hart (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:03.772 
7Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Gstaad-Scott0:00:04.484 
8Andrew Neethling (RSA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:04.499 
9Florent Payet (Fra) Evil CK Racing Evian0:00:04.602 
10Marc Beaumont (GBr) GT Factory Racing0:00:04.827 
11Troy Brosnan (Aus) Specialized Racing DH0:00:04.894 
12Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Lapierre Gravity Republic0:00:04.976 
13Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (Col) Giant Factory Off-Road Team0:00:05.088 
14Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof0:00:05.321 
15Loic Bruni (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic0:00:05.484 
16Lorenzo Suding (Ita) GT / 360 Degrees0:00:05.561 
17Nick Beer (Swi) Devinci Global Racing0:00:05.755 
18Bryn Atkinson (Aus) Team Norco International0:00:05.805 
19Rémi Thirion (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction0:00:05.897 
20Bernat Guardia Pascual (Spa)0:00:06.241 
21Markus Pekoll (Aut) MS Mondraker Team0:00:06.360 
22George Brannigan (NZl) Trek World Racing0:00:06.540 
23Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo (Spa) Evil Vengeance Tour0:00:06.555 
24Patrick Thome (Fra) Gstaad-Scott0:00:06.878 
25Luke Strobel (USA) Evil Vengeance Tour0:00:06.912 
26Faustin Figaret (Fra) Topcycle By Trek0:00:06.947 
27Greg Williamson (GBr) Trek World Racing0:00:06.988 
28Sam Dale (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team0:00:07.005 
29Austin Warren (USA) Pivot Factory Team0:00:08.070 
30Jack Moir (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team0:00:08.132 
31Michael Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR0:00:08.560 
32Isak Leivsson (Nor)0:00:08.794 
33Forrest Riesco (Can)0:00:09.803 
34Joseph Smith (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof0:00:09.975 
35Matthew Walker (NZl)0:00:10.271 
36Joe Connell (GBr) SC Intense0:00:10.313 
37Wyn Masters (NZl) Team Bulls - DH0:00:10.763 
38Mitch Ropelato (USA) Specialized Racing DH0:00:11.194 
39Kirk Mcdowall (Can)0:00:11.557 
40Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott0:00:11.731 
41Brook Macdonald (NZl) Trek World Racing0:00:12.147 
42Remi Gauvin (Can)0:00:12.310 
43Edward Masters (NZl)0:00:12.478 
44Mathew Stuttard (GBr)0:00:12.602 
45Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction0:00:12.785 
46Connor Fearon (Aus) Kona0:00:12.894 
47Ziga Pandur (Slo) Unior Tools Team0:00:13.146 
48Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra) Topcycle By Trek0:00:14.153 
49Robin Wallner (Swe) Team W-Racing0:00:14.522 
50Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Unior Tools Team0:00:14.536 
51Francisco Pardal (Por) Evil Vengeance Tour0:00:14.581 
52Ben Reid (Irl) Dirt Norco Race Team0:00:14.832 
53Kyle Sangers (Can)0:00:15.221 
54Samuel Thibault (Can)0:00:15.275 
55Lars Peyer (Swi) SC Intense0:00:16.096 
56Harry Heath (GBr)0:00:16.147 
57Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) Evil CK Racing Evian0:00:16.388 
58Fraser Mcglone (GBr)0:00:16.678 
59Sidney Slotegraaf (Can)0:00:16.743 
60Quentin Chanudet (Fra) Team Sodicycle Project0:00:16.775 
61Niklas Wallner (Swe) Team W-Racing0:00:16.950 
62Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Hutchinson UR0:00:17.818 
63Jack Reading (GBr)0:00:18.663 
64David Mcmillan (Aus)0:00:18.692 
65Dan Sheridan (Irl)0:00:19.987 
66Charly Di Pasquale (Fra)0:00:20.107 
67Alexander Kangas (Swe)0:00:20.872 
68Scott Mears (GBr)0:00:21.626 
69Christopher Mcglinchey (Irl)0:00:24.506 
70Benjamin Staehle (Fra)0:00:25.310 
71Oliver Morris (GBr)0:00:26.473 
72Oscar Harnstrom (Swe) GT / 360 Degrees0:00:27.109 
73Neko Mulally (USA) Trek World Racing0:00:28.187 
74Bernard Kerr (GBr) Pivot Factory Team0:00:33.349 
75Adam Brayton (GBr)0:00:35.134 
DNFJosh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate  
DNFRob Fraser (Can)  
DNFJono Jones (GBr)  
DNFDan Stanbridge (GBr) Dirt Norco Race Team  
DNFMitchell Delfs (Aus) Evil Vengeance Tour  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gstaad-Scott80 pts
2Lapierre Gravity Republic75 
3Giant Factory Off-Road Team67 
4GT Factory Racing65 
5Devinci Global Racing54 
6Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof49 
7Specialized Racing DH48 
8Madison Saracen Downhill Team38 
9Commencal / Riding Addiction34 
10Santa Cruz Syndicate30 
11MS Mondraker Team30 
12Evil CK Racing Evian22 
13Fmd Racing / Intense Cycles18 
14GT / 360 Degrees15 
15Evil Vengeance Tour14 
16Team Norco International13 
17Trek World Racing13 
18Unior Tools Team12 
19SC Intense7 
20Topcycle By Trek5 
21Pivot Factory Team2 
22Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team1 
Elite men World Cup standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gee Atherton (GBr) GT Factory Racing847 pts
2Steve Smith (Can) Devinci Global Racing727 
3Greg Minnaar (RSA) Santa Cruz Syndicate538 
4Samuel Hill (Aus) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof509 
5Rémi Thirion (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction430 
6Aaron Gwin (USA) Specialized Racing DH417 
7Loic Bruni (Fra) Lapierre Gravity Republic408 
8Danny Hart (GBr) Giant Factory Off-Road Team408 
9Troy Brosnan (Aus) Specialized Racing DH401 
10Samuel Blenkinsop (NZl) Lapierre Gravity Republic400 
11Michael Hannah (Aus) Hutchinson UR365 
12Brook Macdonald (NZl) Trek World Racing338 
13Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (Col) Giant Factory Off-Road Team299 
14Florent Payet (Fra) Evil CK Racing Evian283 
15Brendan Fairclough (GBr) Gstaad-Scott283 
16Lorenzo Suding (Ita) GT / 360 Degrees265 
17Markus Pekoll (Aut) MS Mondraker Team252 
18Andrew Neethling (RSA) Giant Factory Off-Road Team246 
19Antonio Ferreiro Pajuelo (Spa) Evil Vengeance Tour244 
20Neko Mulally (USA) Trek World Racing238 
21Marc Beaumont (GBr) GT Factory Racing235 
22Sam Dale (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team233 
23Josh Bryceland (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate226 
24Faustin Figaret (Fra) Topcycle By Trek217 
25Matthew Simmonds (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof213 
26Greg Williamson (GBr) Trek World Racing207 
27Joseph Smith (GBr) Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof196 
28Connor Fearon (Aus) Kona192 
29Bernat Guardia Pascual (Spa)188 
30Patrick Thome (Fra) Gstaad-Scott187 
31Steve Peat (GBr) Santa Cruz Syndicate181 
32George Brannigan (NZl) Trek World Racing179 
33Joe Connell (GBr) SC Intense166 
34Guillaume Cauvin (Fra) Hutchinson UR164 
35Luke Strobel (USA) Evil Vengeance Tour164 
36Harry Heath (GBr)161 
37Francisco Pardal (Por) Evil Vengeance Tour158 
38Austin Warren (USA) Pivot Factory Team152 
39Nick Beer (Swi) Devinci Global Racing147 
40Bernard Kerr (GBr) Pivot Factory Team142 
41Ben Reid (Irl) Dirt Norco Race Team141 
42Wyn Masters (NZl) Team Bulls - DH138 
43Edward Masters (NZl)133 
44Robin Wallner (Swe) Team W-Racing130 
45Jack Moir (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team127 
46Johannes Fischbach (Ger) RRP Ghost121 
47Aurélien Giordanengo (Fra) Topcycle By Trek120 
48Cameron Cole (NZl) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team119 
49Mitchell Delfs (Aus) Evil Vengeance Tour114 
50Ziga Pandur (Slo) Unior Tools Team111 
51Remi Gauvin (Can)110 
52Matthew Walker (NZl)109 
53Bryn Atkinson (Aus) Team Norco International108 
54Mathew Stuttard (GBr)103 
55Isak Leivsson (Nor)97 
56Harry Molloy (GBr) Madison Saracen Downhill Team96 
57Richard Rude Jr° (USA) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team92 
58Mitch Ropelato (USA) Specialized Racing DH87 
59Fraser Mcglone (GBr)86 
60Christopher Mcglinchey (Irl)85 
61Thibaut Ruffin (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction82 
62Cyrille Kurtz (Fra) Evil CK Racing Evian75 
63Jack Reading (GBr)72 
64Lewis Buchanan (GBr) SC Intense69 
65Mickael Pascal (Fra) Evil CK Racing Evian68 
66Filip Polc (Svk) Evil Vengeance Tour64 
67Oscar Harnstrom (Swe) GT / 360 Degrees63 
68David Trummer (Aut) RRP Ghost59 
69Adam Brayton (GBr)57 
70Kyle Sangers (Can)55 
71Boris Tetzlaff (Aut) Alpine Commencal Austria54 
72Melvin Pons (Fra) US Cagnes VTT50 
73Forrest Riesco (Can)48 
74Pierre Charles Georges (Fra) Lac Blanc/Scott47 
75Ivan Oulego Moreno (Spa)46 
76Terje Nylende (Nor)45 
77Jared Graves (Aus) Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team44 
78Kirk Mcdowall (Can)42 
79Alexander Kangas (Swe)42 
80Niklas Wallner (Swe) Team W-Racing42 
81David Mcmillan (Aus)40 
82Ben Cathro (GBr)38 
83Scott Mears (GBr)38 
84Julien Piccolo (Fra)37 
85Oliwer Kangas (Swe)33 
86Fabien Cousinie (Fra) Hutchinson UR33 
87Zakarias Blom Johansen (Nor)32 
88Ruaridh Cunningham (GBr) Unior Tools Team31 
89Marco Milivinti (Ita) Torpado Surfing Shop31 
90Reece Potter (NZl)31 
91Iago Garay Tamayo (Spa)29 
92Cédric Gracia (Fra) CG Racing Brigade29 
93Rudy Cabirou (Fra)28 
94Samuel Thibault (Can)27 
95Lars Peyer (Swi) SC Intense26 
96Benoit Coulanges (Fra) Roc VTT Oz En Oisans26 
97Florian Arthus (Fra)24 
98Lars Vatnebryn Sandviken (Nor)23 
99Sidney Slotegraaf (Can)22 
100Gaetan Ruffin (Fra) Commencal / Riding Addiction22 
101Quentin Chanudet (Fra) Team Sodicycle Project21 
102Alexis Pujol (Fra)21 
103Martin Knapec (Svk)21 
104Richard Thomas (GBr)20 
105Guy Gibbs (Nor)20 
106Benny Strasser (Ger)20 
107Johann Potgieter (RSA) RRP Ghost19 
108Charly Di Pasquale (Fra)19 
109Marcus Klausmann (Ger) Ghost Factory Racing Team18 
110Guillem Jorba Prats (Spa)17 
111Arthur Parret (Fra)17 
112Dan Sheridan (Irl)16 
113Matej Charvat (Cze)16 
114Bryn Dickerson (NZl)16 
115James Swinden (GBr)14 
116Gareth Brewin (GBr)14 
117Kevin Aiello (USA)13 
118Peter Williams (GBr)12 
119Logan Binggeli (USA)12 
120Baptiste Pierron (Fra)11 
121Benjamin Staehle (Fra)11 
122Carlo Caire (Ita)10 
123Oliver Morris (GBr)10 
124Ludovic Oget (Fra)9 
125Rhys Atkinson (Aus)8 
126Romain Paulhan (Fra)6 
Teams World Cup standings
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1GT Factory Racing336 pts
2Lapierre Gravity Republic283 
4Santa Cruz Syndicate190 
5Commencal / Riding Addiction184 
6Specialized Racing DH181 
7Giant Factory Off-Road Team179 
8Devinci Global Racing160 
9Madison Saracen Downhill Team155 
10Chain Reaction Cycles.Com / Nukeproof145 
11MS Mondraker Team136 
12Trek World Racing115 
13Hutchinson UR94 
14Evil Vengeance Tour67 
15Team Norco International54 
16Fmd Racing / Intense Cycles46 
17Evil CK Racing Evian45 
18GT / 360 Degrees40 
19Topcycle By Trek34 
20Pivot Factory Team29 
21Blackthorn GT29 
22SC Intense25 
23RRP Ghost25 
24Unior Tools Team21 
25Dirt Norco Race Team20 
26Yeti Fox Shox Factory Race Team19 
27Team Morzine-Avoriaz/Haute-Savoie15 
28Torpado Surfing Shop11 
30Team Bulls - DH9 
31US Cagnes VTT8 

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