Downhill World Cup
Saturday, august 1
Adrenaline and speed!
Downhill World Cup is a race against the clock in which the rider negotiates a succession of fast and technical passages, usually within 4 minutes. The participant must demonstrate courage as well as sharp technical and piloting skills in order to make their way through tree roots, banked sections, bumps, jumps and other natural obstacles. With many technical sections and high-speed portions, Mont Sainte-Anne’s downhill course is one of the most physically demanding on the World cup circuit.
Sit on our bleacher to watch the race. Directly in front of the finish you will have the best view!
2 new track highlights for the 25th anniversary
The Pink Panther
Under the gondola, half way through the top. Riders will ride on a 30 feet high block with a 35% declination and then jump the last part to land on the block base!
Another small jump follow by a turn will bring the rider back in the old track line, known as ‘’carrousel’’. A smooth section that required loads of control from the athletes.
Don’t miss the new Downhill section – LIVE DJ during the race and a bar ! An invitation by Red Bull
In the last course section, the track will go into the old 4 cross track and then a big turn will bring the riders on a brand new jump just before the final line with the 2 jumps.
The finish line remains unchanged from last year’s since the athletes’ reviews were very positive: 100 meters higher up the mountain with two jumps at the end of the course to ensure exciting, gravity induced finishes.Approximately 2.9 km in length. It is gravity till the end!
Friday, July 31
|08:30 - 10:00||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Training - Group B|
|10:15 - 11:45||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Training - Goup A|
|12:30 - 13:25||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Qualif - Men Juniors|
|13:30 - 13:55||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup- Qualif - Ladies|
|14:00 - 15:00||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup -Qualif - Men Elite|
Saturday, August 1
|08:30 - 10:00||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Training Session ( junior men and women )|
|10:15 - 11:45||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Training Session - Men Elite|
|12:30 - 13:10||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Final - Men Juniors|
|13:15 - 13:55||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Final - Women|
|14:00 - 15:45||Mont-Sainte-Anne||DHI World Cup - Men Elite|
|15:45 - 16:15||Mont-Sainte-Anne||Downhill World Cup - Awards Ceremony|
Riders to watch
Rachel Atherton United Kingdom | UCI Rank : 1
Twice World Champion ( 2008, 2013 ) and twice DHI World Cup winner ( 2012, 2013 ), Rachel became the most decorated british mountain biker in 2013. So far this season, she has won 3 out of 4 World Cup races.
Emmeline Ragot France | UCI Rank : 2
Twice World Champion ( 2009, 2011 ) and twice silver medallist ( 2012, 2013 ), Emmeline Ragot has 13 World Cup wins. She is currenlty second on the circuit.
Tracey Hannah Austalie | UCI Rank : 4
2006 Downhill World Champion and twice bronze medalist (2007, 2013), she is currently 3rd on the World Cup circuit and 4th on the UCI ranking list.
Aaron Gwin États-Unis | UCI Rank: 2
Twice World Cup overall champion, Gwin dominated the UCI World Cup downhill series for 2 years in a row.He won 5 of 7 World Cup races in 2011, 4 out of 6 races in 2012 .He is the current leader on the World Cup circuit.
Loic Bruni France | UCI Rank: 4
He finished 10th on the World Cup circuit last year and won the 2012 Junior World Championships title in 2012 as well as the 2012 World Cup Series. This exciting young talent is urrently ranking 2nd on the World Cup circuit.
Greg Minnaar Afrique du Sud | UCI Rank: 6
ChMinnaar has won the UCI Downhill World Championship three times ( 2003, 2012 and 2013 ). He has finished second three times ( 2004, 2006 and 2009 ) and taken the bronze three times ( 2001, 2005 and 2010 ) and won the World Cup Series 3 times.