For viewers watching the UCI World Cup DH in Losinj live, the seeding order of the riders in the final caused major confusion. So what happened. Why didn’t the Bulldog start last since he qualified first?
Personally, we favor start orders with protected riders and the current WC 1 as running last in the start order. Let’s face it, it helps with creating a story for announcers and reporters to help make the sport more exciting to casual viewers.
There was no shortage of drama and excitement from Cairns, Australia, during the downhill race at World Champs.
Here are some Elite Men’s highlights:
Sam Hill, first rider down in the Elite Men’s field had a blistering run and held it until Mick Hannah. 6th place on his enduro bike. He was one of 4 Aussies in the Top 6.
Bruce Klein and Neko Mulally, #USDH stompers had a fantastic runs with impressive finish pedals!
Rupert Chapman put down the Kiwi horses for a massive finish to cap off a great top-to-bottom run.
Marcelo Gutierrez is a beast.
Mick Hannah put it together with a flawless run and powerful finish sprint. Mick has been quite vocal about his training in the region in hopes of winning World Champs and he ran as hard as he could, but it just wasn’t his day. He earned 2nd place by .33 seconds. In 2013 at Pietmaritzburg, Mick was 2nd by .39 seconds. Just out of reach for one of the nicest riders on the planet.
Greg Minnaar and flats are bumming us out lately.
How’d Gwin look? We have no idea. Feed tanked. He got a bronze medal though, his first medal from World Champs.
Jack Moir, closing out an epic season with 4th place.
Loic Bruni – power, perfection and taking the win like only he could. The run was pure grace and focus. YEAH LOIC! (even though you broke our hearts by bumping Mick by less than half the length of a rabid Australian trouser snake).
Oct. 27 will mark the 12th edition of Red Bull Rampage where 21 of the world’s greatest freeride mountain bikers will descend upon Virgin, Utah’s other-worldly terrain. Brandon Semenuk, Kurt Sorge and Kyle Strait have been invited back as part of the Pre-Qualified roster, having all taken home the gold twice in years past, setting them up for the potential hat trick this year. To make…. Click the Source Link to continue reading at redbull.com
Pinkbike posted this video of Ray George and we checked it out. The riding was smooth and the tricks were big and flowy but for a 2.5 minute video there seemed to be a lot of “b roll” filler and the music was a bit slow for our personal tastes.
What are your thoughts on this style of video vs the style more like that of the Brandon Semenuk Revel video that dropped two weeks ago?
The crew at Revel along with Brandon Semenuk just dropped this amazing video of Brandon flowing around his personal set up. It’s two minutes and the intermix of Anonymous style footage adds some fun to the video.
Danny MacAskill put out another amazing video. Not only is the riding out of this world, but the cinematic views of Scotland are priceless. And don’t forget the comedy and the outtakes! Thanks for putting this out guys!