Aaron Gwin has taken the 2012 World Cup Overall Title

Jul 29, 2012 at 7:31
Jul 29, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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With still one race to go Aaron Gwin has taken an insurmountable 260 point lead over second place rider Greg Minnaar in the fight for the overall title. The women's is still up for grabs.

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86 Comments

  • + 27
 Yeeeeeah Brook "Bulldog" Macdonald! NEEEEW ZEEEALANDD!!!
  • + 10
 BROOK you da man. You had me on the edge of my seat the whole run. Fast, on the brink, but controlled. Well deserved and congrats on your 1st WC win!!!
  • + 3
 That run was epic!!!!
  • + 8
 Yeah after that run i don't think many people care about the overall. Everyone knew he was going to take it so its not like it was a nail biter. But still, congrats to Gwin for taking the overall.
  • + 6
 One of the best, loosest, on the edge runs ever. Was sure he was going to crash and it didn't happen, awesome! Can't believe Nick Beer walked away from his one.
  • + 1
 Yes, Mr. Beer.'s crash was...
  • - 4
 FTG (For the GWin)
  • + 1
 Where can I watch a replay?
  • + 2
 god f*ck gwin GO STEVIE!!!
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  • + 14
 Had, someone come between Greg and Aaron - Greg would still have a chance - but there aren't enough points awarded between 4th and 5th - 1st and 2nd yes, So that ten points more over the 250 (win and quaili combined) - 260 can not be beat. Gwin can stay home. Greg would have needed to win in Norway and basically, Aaron fall way back - - not likely. Say what you will, Aaron is a champion.
The worlds should be awesome!
  • + 1
 So where would Minnaar have had to place for him to take the lead over Gwin?
  • + 1
 Gwin has a 260 point lead. If minnar won quali and the final he would only get 250. Do the math! Wink
  • + 2
 I simply could not be arsed Wink If Minnaar had won the finals today he would've stopped Gwin clinching the overall today so where could he have finished an still kept the contest open is what I meant, not taken the lead, doh.
  • + 2
 I think if there was someone between Gwin and minnar then there could of been a chance!
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  • + 7
 That race was highly entertaining! Congrats to Gwin. Sam Hill and Mitch Ropeleto have incredible style on their bikes respectively...it would be great to see them put together an entire run at speeds they are capable of. Anyone know Mitch's contract situation? Trek is looking for a rider in the off season. I think Spesh should hold onto him but Trek could have the only all American team (manufacturer and all three riders).
  • + 3
 I'm glad you mentioned Ropelato. To me, his run was the best to watch. Jump for show and corner for dough... and we know Mitch can corner!
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  • + 10
 This was such a great day of racing! but I'm sure the Antigwins won't be very happy about this...
  • + 2
 ha ha antigwin love the gwin jokes
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  • + 10
 Stoked for Rachel, she really deserves an overall win this year!
  • + 3
 She has been doing well especially since she missed the first race!
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  • + 9
 congradulations Aaron Gwin
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  • + 7
 Does anyone know where I can watch the replay??
  • + 2
 I have the same question. Usually it's right on the main page...
  • + 2
 ^That's the gay highlight video man, we want the full replay. Same problem here I can't find the stupid thing, and I've always been able to watch it in the past...
  • + 1
 Sorry. That one was working (you had to fast forward through the opening clip) until about 2:00 yesterday.
  • + 1
 no worries hombre, just sucks it's not up.
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  • + 8
 MADE IN THE U.S.A.!
  • + 2
 this guy /\/\..... yah he gets it
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  • + 8
 he bleeds,he is human.
  • + 16
 gwin deserves this, even though im stevie fan and sam hill as well, respect is due. congrats gwin.
  • + 3
 sure he deserves,currently he's the rider with biggest balls,and ofc,congrats gwin
  • + 8
 The terminator could bleed an he wasn't human, Gwin is a racing robot.
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  • + 6
 hes the machine to beat ,congrats to gwin,i should copy paste this for the next time
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  • + 3
 The overall may be wrapped-up, but there's still a lot of shuffling that could happen amongst the top 10-20 in Norway. Gee's result this week made things very interesting between himself and his good ol' nemesis/buddy Greg.

Great to see the curse of the WC championship didn't haunt Gwin like it tends to do the reigning champ. Congrats on back-to-backs, Aaron! It's time to end the 12yr drought - go for the gold @ Leogang!
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  • + 4
 Let's stick together for the Gman's next win and 2nd overall ! New team and new bike... He deserves it ! And yeah... stoked for Rachel !
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  • + 2
 Nice job to Gwin, Hopefully next session it will be Gee's. With this year to get to grips with the new bike/team and again hopefully starting next session injury free i'm sure he'll be more of a force to deal with. Third or possibley a second maybe is great for this year though Smile
  • + 2
 You can't tell by looking at his results, but Gee has had a pretty bad year in regards to injuries. That is quite impressive in its own right. The year before it was all about mechanicals. He's waaaaaay due.
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  • + 1
 Great race! Congrats to Bulldog and to Gwin on the overall. Just an observation but I noticed a few mistakes, (unless I'm reading them wrong) in the standings on this page, says Gwin came in (6), Cole (5), noticed a few others also. Maybe I have no idea how to read these standings...
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  • + 3
 That is the kind of racing and results I want to see and watch. Mix it up and make it exciting. Would have been good to see Hart and Brosnan.
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  • + 5
 Didn't see that one coming...
  • + 1
 You just overloaded my sarcasm machine. Smile
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  • + 1
 hi all sorry to be a bit dull here but i'm lost as they said on the day that if minnar beats him there is still a chance, so i have to ask first of all did minnar come in behind gwin? and if so why did they say that there is still a chance??
not that i want gwin to loose it or that he would loose it i mean bloody hell the guy is bionic man Smile LOL
just want to know for my own information cheers Smile
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  • + 5
 I wish they have downhill in Olympic's and USA should have gotten Gold...
  • + 1
 it would be a horrifically lame course like the XC course
  • + 3
 It would be a New Zealand Gold today...
  • + 2
 Apparently there's no downhill because the track changes too much from rider to rider which can make it unfair...but I don't see why that isn't a problem with xc too.
  • + 1
 I hate the whole "Track changes too much"... And in the winter olympics Alpine Skiing courses stay exactly the same....

DH>everything currently in Olympics.
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  • + 4
 USA!!!! what? ??? Hold that
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  • + 3
 congrats Gwin. Overall champion is the ONLY legit champion. Screw the one race 'World Championships'...what a lame joke.
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  • + 4
 Great to see Stevie right up there.
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  • + 4
 Well chuffed for miami bryce, good to see him on a podium for once!
  • + 2
 I was rooting for him to take the win. I think he could have done it if he got on the pedals a bit.... But I'll never be at that level of riding so I can't say :L

And just so you know, he was 5th at Ft Bill
  • + 1
 i know, but he's not on the podium all the time like gee and minnaar was my point
  • + 2
 He's about to bust one out - worlds, perhaps??
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  • + 4
 full replay??
  • + 1
 Yea...where's it at?
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  • + 1
 I don't get it.. if Gwin doesn't qualify and won't race in Norway and Minaar qualifies and finishes first, wouldn't he have more points than Gwin?
  • + 1
 or they give 50 for quali and 200 for the win?
  • + 7
 Why wouldnt a top 20 qualify ? hes protected so its guarenteed.
The max minnar can get is 250 so its sealed.

PROPS to Gwin , you schooled them !
  • + 6
 Max possible from both qualifying and winning is 250 points.
  • + 1
 Gwin could sit track-side on a lawn chair and he'll still be WC champ by no less than 10pts if Minnaar won both qualis and finals.
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  • + 2
 cmon Gee only a few points behind greg!!!!! you can have him bring on hajfel!!
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  • + 3
 Aaron Gwin ハンパない!
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  • + 1
 my bad, its hours of replaying bs redbull tv not downhill i watched this for 48 minutes before i realized
  • + 2
 Yeah I found that same stupid video on freecaster....REDBULL WE WANT OUR FULL DOWNHILL REPLAY!!
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  • + 2
 Mr. Steve Smith #4! way to be, not to shabby eh!
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  • + 3
 Hell yeah Aaron!!!!
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  • + 2
 OHHH FUCKKK YEAH GWIN!!! EMERICUH!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 do you guys have any link of the replay? redbull seems to be not working at all...
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  • + 1
 any place where i can see the race again?
i`ve losted Frown
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  • + 1
 Was there really any doubt.
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  • + 0
 I'm just pleased I seen gwinn bleed, I was convinced he was a machine, really pleased gwinn took the overall win
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  • + 1
 did Fairclough give up or did I miss something???
  • + 3
 He broke his thumb in Windham. Rob Warner f**ked him up lol (Kidding of course, but that Dirty Business was awesome)
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  • + 0
 Thumbs up if you got up early to watch some amazing riding go down Smile
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