Amaury Pierron performs at UCI DH World Cup in Les Gets, France on July 6, 2024. // Karolina Krasinska / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202407060829 // Usage for editorial use only //

Les Gets World Cup brings out the best with one of the most incredible DH runs of all time

Weather always plays a role in racing, yet the weather and racing that went down on the weekend will go down as some of the best yet.

In what has to be one of the most dramatic DH races in a minute, France’s comeback king Amaury Pierron produced an incredible run to demolish the competition on a completely mud lined course. Riding with that all-or-nothing attitude that has defined his racing career, Amuary nailed sections clipped in that many failed to make through scooting with two feet off, finishing some six and a half seconds up from a very quick Austrian Andreas Kolb, with a rapidly coming back to form South African Greg Minnaar who ended up third.

You gotta feel for Greg, who coming down early put down an absolute heater and sat in the hot seat for what seemed like an eternity. So good to see Greg back in the pointy end of the field!

Troy Brosnan rolled into a solid 6th place, leaving him 3rd in the championship behind Pierron and Bruni, in what is becoming a very interesting season and one that Troy is not out of just yet. Remy Meier-Smith produced a very solid run for a well deserved 20th place with his bro not far behind in 23rd while Oli Davis slotted into 28th place in Syndicate colours.

Eleonora Fatima

In the women’s race, Tahnee Seagrave continued her great return to form with third place behind first time world cup winner Eleonora Farina. Norwegian Mille Johnset came second, while Austrian Höll ended in fifth place to retain her 2024 DH overall lead from Seagrave who looked to have done enough to get the better of Farina down the tricky, wet course but a late run crash scuppered her victory hopes, while Höll lost her back wheel on a sharp turn to falter as well in what was a tough track to clean.

Men’s Downhill Race

  • 1st: Amaury Pierron (France)
  • 2nd: Andreas Kolb (Austria)
  • 3rd: Greg Minnaar (South Africa)

Women’s Downhill Race

  • 1st: Eleonora Farina (Italy)
  • 2nd: Mille Johnset (Norway)
  • 3rd: Tahnée Seagrave (Britain)