Round 8 of the 2023 UCI Downhill MTB World Cup season took place over the weekend in Les Gets, France. Marine Cabirou and Benoit Coulanges claimed victory in the Elite Women’s and Men’s races.
Cabirou takes her first win since the 2020 World Cup season as she is dominant on home soil. With the race favorite Vali Höll crashing out on the first turn Cabirou secures a huge win as she bested Monika Hrastnik by 3.979 seconds. Nina Hoffmann overcomes illness to leave Les Gets with a third-place finish.
Les Gets delivers another French win as Coulanges finally wins his first elite World Cup and makes it a perfect weekend. It’s been a long time coming but finally, Benoit reaches the top of the podium as he beats Andreas Kolb by 0.16 seconds and continues the 2023 trend of a different elite men’s winner at every round. Loris Vergier made sure there was another French rider in the top three as he went 0.363 seconds back.
Check out the results below:
UCI DHI WORLD CUP LES GETS, PORTES DU SOLEIL, HAUTE-SAVOIE DHI MEN ELITE DHI FINALS: 9TH SEP 2023
UCI DHI WORLD CUP LES GETS, PORTES DU SOLEIL, HAUTE-SAVOIE DHI WOMEN ELITE DHI FINALS: 9TH SEP 2023