The fifth and final day of the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Val di Sole (Italy) saved some of the best drama for last with the gravity stars competing in the downhill (DHI). Rainbow stripes were awarded to Izabela Yankova (BUL) for Junior Women, Jackson Goldstone (CAN) in Junior Men, Myriam Nicole (FRA) regaining the Women Elite title and Greg Minnaar (RSA) claiming his fourth Men Elite crown.

His first Worlds Championship nearly 20 years ago, Greg Minnaar is currently the most prolific winner among male professional downhill mountain bike racers, with 23 world cup career victories. Minnaar now has won the UCI Downhill World Championship four times – in 2003, 2012, 2013 and 2021. He has finished second five times (2004, 2006, 2009, 2015 and 2017) and taken the bronze three times (2001, 2005 and 2010).

Myriam Nicole, on the podium for five years straight and 2nd in qualifying lit every sector green and went almost 5 seconds clear to reclaim her rainbow stripes. “It was a tough run on a tough track… I kind of knew it was possible,” said the double UCI World Champion.

Men Elite

1st – Greg Minnaar (RSA) – 00:03:28.963
2nd – Benoit Coulanges (FRA) – 00:03:29.190
3rd – Troy Brosnan (AUS) – 00:03:29.404
4th – Loris Vergier (FRA) – 00:03:30.129
5th – Danny Hart (GBR) – 00:03:30.813

Women Elite

1st – Myriam Nicole (FRA) – 00:04:06.243
2nd – Marine Cabirou (FRA) – 00:04:11.070
3th – Camille Balanche (SUI) – 00:04:12.342
4th – Monika Hrastnik (SLO) – 00:04:15.328
5th – Tahnee Seagrave (GBR) – 00:04:16.024

Men Junior

1st – Jackson Goldstone (CAN) – 00:03:37.097
2nd – Jordan Williams(GBR) – 00:03:38.909
3rd – Lachlan Stevens-Mcnab (NZL) – 00:03:40.657
4th – Ethan Craik (GBR) – 00:03:41.945
5th – Oisin O Callaghan (IRL) – 00:03:43.315

Women Junior

1st – Izabela Yankova (BUL) – 00:04:30.865
2nd – Kine Haugom (NOR) – 00:04:41.709
3rd – Gracey Hemstreet (CAN) – 00:04:44.110
4th – Simonka Kuchynková (SVK) – 00:04:46.018
5th – Delia Da Mocogno (SUI) – 00:04:46.377

Check the full results here.

Mon 30th Aug, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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