Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 DH / XC – What To Expect

The Mountain Bike World Cup comes to the penultimate round in Mont-Sainte-Anne Canada bringing a classic venue into what has been a thrilling season thus far! Spectacular tracks, incredible performances, drama, the lot! MSA adds some flavour with an incredibly physical downhill track and similarly testing XCO course. Minnaar has seen success here before as has Hatherly with an u23 World Cup win in 2018 and eBike World Champs win in 2019. Let’s hope the Saffas unlock that form this weekend! We’re just a week past the previous round at Snowshoe USA and you can catch the highlights here.

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Greg Minnaar is a fierce competitor on the Mont Sainte Anne Track! Stamina and pinpoint precision are his trump cards. PC: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Overall Standings After Snowshoe

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Elite Women DH Overall
Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Elite Women XCO Overall
Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Elite Men DH Overall
Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Elite Men XCO Overall

With Fluckiger still in Europe and Schurter potentially injured from a crash in Snowshoe, the titans are down and we may just see another rider take their first ever Elite World Cup win in the XCO. You know who we’re hoping for.. The late evening racing will have our full attention this weekend!

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
Canadian fans can be sure to bring the vibe at this classic venue! PC: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

The Tracks

The new additions to the MSA Downhill track may make it even longer than Fort William. Race times of between 4:30 and 5 minutes are predicted for Elite men. The speed is high on this track but the changes bring in some raw natural features that really make this an all-round affair that drops 600m from top to bottom! Catch the Vital MTB track walk video below.

Mont Sainte Anne Downhill Track Walk

The XCO Track has also undergone some changes, losing the classic “La Beatrice” section into the finish but otherwise remains rough and rowdy with killer climbs. No doubt there will be pain and suffering on track. We can’t find info on the length and vertical but you can get a feel for the course with the video below.

Mont-Sainte-Anne XCO Course Preview 2022

Who Is Racing

U23 Men XCO
Daniel van der Walt

Elite Men XC
Alan Hatherly

Elite Men DH
Greg Minnaar
Theo Erlangsen

Junior Men DH
Ike Klaassen

Mont Sainte Anne World Cup 2022 Dh / Xc - What To Expect
The famous “La Beatrice” section will not feature on the track in 2022. PC: Bartek Wolinski / Red Bull Content Pool

Where and When to Watch

RedBull TV will be live streaming the action and the schedule is below.

Friday 5 August
XCC Elite Men and Women – 23:20

Saturday 6 August
Elite Women DH Finals – 18:25
Elite Men DH Finals – 19:45

Sunday 7 August
Elite Women XCO – 18:00
Elite Men XCO – 20:30

Live Timing

More Content From Mont Saint Anne

Q and A With Greg Minnaar
Behind the scenes on some bike tech in the pits.
DH Highlights 2019
XCO Highlights 2019

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