Two Canadian juniors crowded onto the podium Wednesday in Showshoe, W.Va at World Cup downhill #5. Jackson Goldstone and Tristan Lemire finished second and third in the penultimate junior men’s race of the 2021 season.
For Goldstone, his second place at Snowshoe is enough to secure the 2021 junior men’s World Cup overall title, even with one race remaining.
Goldstone (Miranda Factory Racing) narrowly missed out on extending his winning streak to a fourth-straight World Cup. Instead, Justin Williams (Madison Saracen) set the day’s fastest junior time with a 3:16.597. Goldsone, recently crowned world champion in Val di Sole, Italy, followed 3.544 seconds later to take his second World Cup silver medal of 2021.
Tristan Lemire (Commencal Muc-Off) followed closely behind in third. Snowshoe is the young Quebec rider’s first career World Cup podium after numerous top-10 finishes this season.
Goldstone now leads Williams in the overall standings by 260 to 190. With just one race to go, that’s enough to secure Goldstone the overall title. Lemire is sixth with 78 points, but within striking distance of fourth overall if he has a good day on Saturday in finals.
Izabella Yankova (Belarus) continued her incredible domination of the junior women’s category. After fundraising following the last European round of the World Cup to support her travel, the Belarusian extended her own winning streak to four races. Three World Cup’s and junior women’s world championships title.
Phoebe Gale (Canyon Cllctv FMD) followed 5.213 seconds later to take silver. That also keeps Gale, who has two wins of her own in the hunt for the junior women’s overall title. Siel van der Velden (Commencal NOBL) finished third.
Racing continues Wednesday with the men’s and women’s elite downhill events. The second World Cup in Snowshoe then kicks off with XCC racing Friday, a second downhill on Saturday and Sunday’s XCO finale. See full broadcast schedule details for the entire week in West Virginia.
Results: 2021 World Cup Downhill #5 – Snowshoe, W.Va
MADISON SARACEN FACTORY TEAM
MIRANDA FACTORY TEAM
COMMENCAL/MUC-OFF BY RIDING ADDICTION
PROPAIN FACTORY RACING
THE YT MOB
|8.||HOLGUIN VILLA Sebastian
CHIGÜIRO EXTREMO DH TEAM
CANYON COLLECTIVE FMD
CANYON COLLECTIVE FMD
|3.||VAN DER VELDEN Siel