Is Camille Balanche the Next GOAT?

The Swiss Dorval Commencal rider has racked up an impressive list of wins in a very short downhill career to date.

Camille Balanche’s 11.3 second win at the Leogang World Cup puts her in a class above right now. Three out of three wins in Leogang, one of which took her the Rainbow Stripes and kick-started her always being in with a chance of winning.

When it looks like Vali Holl, Nina Hoffman or Myriam Nicole are pushing on, testing grip and getting wild, Camille Balanche always looks to be cruising, even when she does rack up an 11 second win. 2021 would see the Dorval Commencal rider rocking the Swiss, European and World Championship jerseys whilst also stepping in the World Cup leader’s jersey on the odd occasion.

You have to look back to Rachel Atherton’s win at the Lenzerheide World Champs for a double digit win in the Elite Womens’ ranks, and year previous to Mont Saint Anne for a World Cup win of the same order. In the Elite Men’s you have to go all the way back to Champery 2011 for a double digit win…

Five years into racing downhill and Camille Balanche has won a World Cup by the largest margin in the same period, already has the Rainbow Stripes to her name and three World Cup wins.

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