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THE WEEKEND LINEUP - 30 OCT/1 NOV

Updated: Nov 4, 2020


Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool


Bring on the weekend! It's gonna be a hot one with another Downhill Double header in Lousa, Portugal, as well as the ever exciting Nissan Trailseeker Series with Round 5 at Cullinan in Gauteng.

Photo: Nissan Trailseeker Series


Round 4 of the Nissan Trailseeker Series saw victories from Pieter Du Toit (PYGA Euro Steel) and Theresa Ralph (Galileo Risk Infiniti). The racing has been close and lots of riders being competitive for the top step, Saturday's 71km race will be anyone's for the taking! It isn't a particularly mountainous area but is looks like the latter half of the route is going to bring the pain as they steadily climb towards the finish!



The final 2 rounds of the UCI Downhill World Cup will be taking place in a new location, Lousa, Portugal. The track looks to be very fast and flat out of the gate but proceeds to drop down some gnarly steeps with plenty of off camber before spitting racers out into some classic big jumps! Check out some footage from practice below.



Greg Minnaar and Tracy Hannah were fastest in timed training and come Thursday's qualifying, these were the standings!


Elite Women 1st. Myriam Nicole: 4:30.658 // 2nd. Tracey Hannah: +4.859 // 3rd. Tahnee Seagrave: +4.984 4th. Marine Cabirou: +7.074 // 5th. Nina Hoffmann: +12.503

Elite Men 1st. Loris Vergier: 3:59.487 // 2nd. Matt Walker: +0.108 // 3rd. Luca Shaw: +1.603 4th. Greg Minnaar: +2.628 // 5th. Loic Bruni: +3.170


Minnaar is certainly looking on pace with his best qualification this year. He's familiar with the location from to many testing camps in Lousa over the years and that is really showing! This afternoon's racing is going to be ripping! The woman's race goes off at 14:30 and then men's at 15:45, those times will be the same for Round 1 on Friday and Round 2 on Sunday.


Update: Minnaar shot the lights out at Friday's race with a superb run and a win! Incredible stuff from the greatest of all time!

Saturday will see another round of qualifications and then finals on Sunday afternoon at 14:30 and 15:45.


To find the live stream or event replays, click here!




Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool


There will be a World Cup overall title this year and so far Loris Vergier is looking in a good position to take that with both hands while Matt Walker ! Here are the overall standings after round 1 and 2.


Elite Men 1st // Loris Vergier // 450 2nd // Matt Walker // 317 3rd // Thibaut Daprela // 295 4th // Loic Bruni // 265 5th // Troy Brosnan // 243 7th // Greg Minnaar // 202

Elite Women 1st // Marine Cabirou // 390 2nd // Myriam Nicole // 375 3rd // Nina Hoffmann // 334 4th // Eleonora Farina // 320 5th // Tracey Hannah // 316

Photo: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool


Tune into that live stream this afternoon and Sunday to catch all the action!


Have a rad weekend,

J-Dogg!


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