World Cup 2017 - Mont Sainte Anne

August 07 — 2017 | Mont Sainte Anne, Canada

After practice, timed training, and qualifications taking place under clear, sunny skies, the heavens opened over Mont-Sainte-Anne, and delivered one of the wildest World Cup races in memory. If you missed it, it's definitely worth watching the replay over on Redbull TV. Greg qualified third, but washed out of a berm and received a DSQ for his run, Luca qualified fifth, but ended up 53rd, and Loris qualified sixth and finished 57th. Santa Cruz Engineering tech and local fast guy, Kiran Mackinnon, qualified 56th but pulled out a 15th place finish, his best ever at a World Cup.

Aaron Gwin laid down an absolute scorcher of a run, taking the win on the day and narrowing the gap to Greg's overall lead to just 33 points. Three weeks to Val di Sole, and the final World Cup of the season! 

Getting down the infamously rocky MSA course safely was the top priority. 

Sunnier days at trackwalk. 

Sunshine and turndowns for Luca in practice


Airing over the slippery stuff. 


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Sven Martin
Santa Cruz Bicycles employee Kiran MacKinnon finishing his best-ever run at a World Cup—he'd end the day in 15th. 

The rain was falling in waves at this point—Luca Shaw keeping it upright over the chunky part. 

Clean shoes + dirty pants = front wheel washout

Loris Vergier scrubs in for surgery

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