2014 UCI Downhill World Cup: Mont-Sainte-Anne - Round 5 Preview

After almost two months the DH World Cup returns. The next stop on the UCI calendar is Mont-Sainte-Anne in Canada. The area is considered a Mecca for mountain biking and doesn’t disappoint. The track this year remains mostly unchanged, but it does have a few new additions and is now 100 meters higher up the mountain.

There are two new jumps at the end of the course as well as a few new features at the top of the track. The track builders wanted to keep the World Championships line, but have amended it slightly – the track is around 2.9 km. The new sections have seen the addition of some tight twisty berms with a mix of flat corners and some of off camber bits.

Laurence has dropped a banger of a track walk gallery so make sure you check it out to see what riders face come race day!

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The fastest time from last year came from Stevie Smith, with a 3:58.485, beating Gee Atherton to top spot by 0.904 of a second. The fastest speed in finals came from Bernat Guardia Pascual, he came through the speed trap at 69.694 km/h which is around 43MPH. In Women’s, Emmeline Ragot took the win with a 4.24.985 and the fastest speed of 63.124 km/h – around 39MPH.

Location

Mont-Sainte-Anne is situated in Quebec, Canada and is home to 28km of Downhill and 130km of Cross-Country trails a huge pump track, 4x course and mini North Shore zone.

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There are 34 trails in the park and Mont-Sainte-Anne is part of the biggest mountain bike network in the East of Canada.

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Weather

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The weather is looking good so far, only promising a few scattered showers for race day on Saturday but things may get a little crazy if the wind and rain decide to rock up uninvited.

Track

Check out Danny Hart’s helmet cam footage from last year…

Schedule

The UK is 5 hours ahead of Quebec.

Friday

12:30 – 13:30 (5:30 – 6:30 UK Time) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Qualif – Men Juniors

13:30 – 14:30 (6:30 – 7:30 UK) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup- Qualif – Ladies Elite

14:00 – 15:00 (7-8PM UK) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup -Qualif – Men Elite

Saturday

08:30 – 10:00 (1:30 – 3PM) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Training – Men Juniors & Ladies Elite

10:15 – 11:45 (3:15 – 4:45PM) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Training – Men Elite

12:30 – 14:00 (5:30 – 7PM) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Final – Men Juniors

13:15 – 14:00 (6:15 – 7PM) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Final – Women Elite

14:00 – 15:30 (7:00 – 8:30PM) Mont-Sainte-Anne DHI World Cup – Final – Men Elite

2013

Check out all the coverage from last year before the race kicks off this weekend!

Track Walk Gallery 

Practice Day Gallery

Qualifying Gallery

Qualifying Results Junior / Women / Men

Finals Gallery

2013 Geek Stats 

Video Round-up

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