Aaron Gwin has won the Windham DH!

Jul 10, 2011 at 13:06
Jul 10, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
 
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Aaron Gwin wins the Windham WC DH

Aaron Gwin has won the Windham World Cup and become the first American to win a World Cup DH in the USA since Shaun Palmer in 1999. Steve Peat put in an amazing run to take second, and Andrew Neethling had his best ever World Cup finish, third place! Here at Pinkbike headquarters we're also super stoked to see Steve Smith with his best ever World Cup finish in 4th place. After his second place finish at World Champs last year we've been waiting for him to break the top 3 in the World Cup circuit and it looks like he's almost there!

Men's top 5

1. Aaron Gwin
2. Steve Peat
3. Andrew Neethling
4. Steve Smith
5. Brook MacDonald

Full Results and Overall standings at bottom

Aaron Gwin coming home for the win.
Aaron Gwin, headed for the win!
Top dog on the podium and now almost a lock for the WC overall...Aaron Gwin
Gwin, first here at Windham and first overall!

Fastest American in 12 years!

When Gwin won the first World Cup this season in Pietermaritzburg SA he became the first American to win a Downhill World Cup since Shaun Palmer back in 1999. Gary Houseman came close in 2003 when he won the Grouse Mountain World Cup, however he was disqualified and received a one year suspension when he tested positive for THC at that race. Coincidentally the win by Palmer at Big Bear was also the last time that an American has won a World Cup DH on US soil.

While the USA has been strong in a lot of sports they really haven't had a lot of wins in DH Mountain Biking, and nothing in the past 10 years. The most recent US win really has to be Myles Rockwell's first place finish at 2000 World Championships in Sierra Nevada Spain.

Other notable US results in DH include:

Women
1997 1st Elke Brutsaert - Stellenbosch, RSA - DH#1
1997 1st Missy Giove - Mont Sainte Anne - DH#41997 1st Leigh Donovan - Massanutten, VA, USA - DH#51997 1st Missy Giove - Kaprun, Austria - DH#6
Men
1997 1st John Tomac - Kaprun, Austria - DH#61999 1st Shaun Palmer - Big Bear, CA, USA - DH#4
Windham World Cup DH

Cody Warren's younger brother Austin "Bubba" Warren put in an amazing time of 2:31.41 early on to take the hot seat from Nick Beer. He ended up holding on to the lead for 17 riders until another junior Loic Bruni took it from him. Austin is definitely a rider to watch for in the future, first World Cup race ever, 23rd place and only 7.37 seconds behind Aaron Gwin, that's only 5 seconds behind the rest of the field, and good enough to be the 4th place junior. Loic Bruni held onto the hot seat for 13 riders before Fabien Barel managed to edge him out, definitely keep an eye on this young French rider as well. He finished in 14th spot and was the second place junior behind Troy Brosnan, who finished the day 8th overall. Once again just off the podium. Barel held onto the hot seat for quite a while, and then things got fast quick. First Andrew Neethling put in a super quick time and then immediately after that Steve Peat put in an even faster time and bumped him off of the hot seat. After that nothing really changed until Aaron Gwin came down the mountain absolutely smashing the field with a time that was 2.33 seconds ahead of everyone else. First at the first split by over a second and first at the second split by 2.5 seconds, Gwin started fast and just got faster. He was only 9th fastest through the speed trap but that really didn't matter as he ended up 2.339 seconds ahead of second place finisher Steve Peat. And we can't say enough about Peaty being second on the podium, after the last few races there has been a lot of talk from the peanut gallery saying that he's done, this just proves everyone wrong and is and awesome credit to his supporters. Peaty was looking like he was in contention for a win here last year when he crashed just a few hundred yards from the finish on a section that was labelled "Peaty's Plunge" this year. It was also an amazing day for Andrew Neethling who managed his best finish to date with 3rd place. Great job Needles!

Josh Bryceland suffered a shoulder injury from a crash in practice on Thursday and didn't practice at all, but still decided to do his race run. He was having a pretty good run when the course was red flagged and his run was cut short. He and Luke Strobel both got reruns right before the top 10 and he managed a 13th place, pretty amazing for a guy that didn't train or practice on this track and ran with and injured shoulder. Strobel finished almost right behind him in 15th spot.

Brendan Fairclough has been really struggling this year, currently riding with a knee injury, he finished 21st.

We've been watching Eliot Jackson fairly closely for the past year but unfortunately he front flatted early on in his run. Duncan Riffle suffered the same fate, flatting in the lower rocks.

The B-Story of the day has to be Rae Gandalf being proposed to live on Freecaster...

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213 Comments

  • + 146
 Yeahhhh Peat....so good to see you back in the podium....37yrs and still rockin!!!!
  • - 87
 when gwin was comin down that rock garden. i was like hoping he'd fall of so peaty got 1st. hah Big Grin
  • - 87
 Gwinning 4/5 is something else, even though i find him to be one of the more miserable riders in the World Cup. Good result for Peaty, good to see him back up there. Bring on La Bresse!
  • + 77
 it would have been fricken epic if peaty won. and i hope CG back flips somin by the end of the year
  • + 101
 Miserable? How so. He always displays chivalry, sportsmanship and is always a humble winner. It sounds to me like many of you hate the idea that an American is doing well.
But hell yeah for Peat great job!
  • + 32
 That's just sad Jroe. Hoping for any racer to crash is just classless man. I've been pulling for Peaty all week, I knew he was going to be fast, he was really fast last year, but if he won I wanted him to really win it. He came damn close and I'm stoked as hell for him.
  • + 11
 So 8 years since the last american won if Houseman gets his med card?
  • + 48
 pretty sure THC is not a performance enhancer, Houseman just wanted to get ripped! Anyways Gwin has to have the most professional approach to downhill since Fabien Barel. You fuckers are just pissed cause he's a good clean cut American kid doing well. Go Gwin! Gutted for Peaty regardless, and stoked for Needles!
  • - 7
 It dumped rain at the race Houseman won at for like all riders but him if I recall right.
  • + 14
 Is THC not the chemical in marijuana that gets you high?
  • + 45
 Does it really matter where the racer is from to be a supporter? Hell's to the NO!
If Gwin was from Guam, he'd still have my support. He is as focused, determined, and skilled as they come, period.

"Go America" is B.S. We are all bro's on our bikes so let's keep it that way.

Oh, and Peaty is boss and always will be. Congrats to all riders!!!!!
  • - 1
 look i was only saying that coz i was getting really pumped for peaty looking to win it. and i was hoping he would make a mistake because i wanted peaty to win thats all. im not getting and anyone from the US or anything i have nothing against gwin and im very happy he keeps winning and i think its great that hes doing awesome this year. so dont have a go for one little comment.
  • + 1
 and he was a bit miserable last week at msa when he was having that interveiw.
  • + 2
 May just consume a few of these comments in capitals, as being American it has to be in the biggest casing possible to type. Awesome 2nd place for Peaty.
  • + 22
 DanB25. thats totally out of order. were just having a p!ss around convocation and you come and say sh!t like that. hate is a strong word try and use it correctly. and yes i do agree that the US do go a bit over the top and in your face when somthing good happens, but it wouldnt be the US if they didn't.
  • + 21
 DanB25 patriotism never hurt anyone. Maybe you should learn to be proud of how many WC champs you Brits have produced. And yah, breaking 11 years of not winning on home soil is enough to feel special about.
  • + 59
 DanB25 perhaps you should stop and think about what you're about to write before you write it. Not only do you come across as a terrible bigot, you're also incredibly narrow minded and ignorant. I guess when Peaty won at Fort Bill there weren't any Brits making Patriotic squeaks? And every time Gee or Peaty have won there haven't been any "Go UK!!" comments? I'm a big fan of Peaty and I was as stoked as anyone else when he won at Fort William, are you even old enough to remember that? I was also super stoked when he took the hot seat today, and I'm still stoked for him in 2nd. Perhaps as you said "God knows how many years of Brits dominating World Cups" you would think that someone from another country that hasn't won a world cup in 11 years might have a bit of a reason to be excited? Maybe you should be a little more patriotic and at least smile when a Brit wins, I know that's probably a bit of stretch though...
  • + 11
 @danb25 ... are you still bitter about that one war way back when america beat you guys? ... yo we love our country and we get excited when we see one of our athletes do well. I am stoked for peaty too he is my 2nd favorite rider below gwin of course haha
  • + 4
 sorry just relating to my earlier comment. id be happy if CG even just 360 no hander'ed somin.
  • + 8
 awww he's only a kid, proberbly doesnt even know what 'hate' means, bless him!
  • + 6
 Huuuuuge props for Peaty! Sheffield steal still on the top!! I was hoping he'd be 1st, but it's amazing result anyway. Cheers!
  • + 2
 benjiscott82. whose that comment aimed at?
  • + 8
 im gunna carry on this small string of going on at DanB25 because these 2 guys have said everything that needs to be said. If yuor not a fan of the americans then thats your problem to deal with, not ours. Im proud to be british as are alot of people (not proud of our government though).

Im a huge fan of peaty, hes my favorite rider on the whole circuit, always has been. Hes been an inspiration t omany and is one of the most successful riders out there. I was sweating during his run to see if hed gone fastest or not and was uber stoked on him going into the hot sesat. I was one of them that was hoping for gwin to make a mistake because nothing wudda been better than the big man taking a win. I respect that Gwin is by far the fastest rider out there at the moment and he deserves it for putting the work in. I dont care that hes american hes the best .

Also what would you have said if minaar won every race? we all hate south africans?
  • + 11
 That's horrible Dan. You've got issues if you can hate someone just based on what country they're from. I missed the stream of the race and only saw the results on my phone at work. I saw Gwin won, and did a little "lol awesome!" Then saw Peaty underneath it and got the biggest grin ever on my face, his result made me far happier than Gwin winning did. I don't care what country you or any of these pro riders are from. I root for all of them tbh, and that's why I love our sport so much because almost all of us are cheering for all the racers and hoping they rail the course. What country you're from means nothing, it's not going to make you a good or bad person. I've met a*sholes from all over the world. I hope some day you're able to judge people based on who they really are.
  • - 1
 manchicken #this is exactly what i was saying in the first place but not as long winded. and now everyone has a massive grudge against me.
  • + 3
 Jroe, i ent got a grudge against you, people just assume things so alot of people could have taken yours a different way
  • + 2
 now ill agree with that
  • + 5
 danB your a proper internet warrior arent you! i see you everywhere making negative comments from behind the safety of your screen. get out and learn how to ride a bike.
  • + 5
 "Gary Houseman came close in 2003 when he won the Grouse Mountain World Cup, however he was disqualified and received a one year suspension when he tested positive for THC at that race"

AHAHAHAHAHA, what a guy. I give him props for racing baked, and especially winning, it must be so hard XD.
  • + 5
 danB I get where your coming from. Its a bit over the top as there are good Americans. They have there ways which I don't agree with but when you see the Brainwashing they get from there government you begin to understand how its become such a fucked up country but not all are ignorant, arrogant, patriotic brainwashed fools. Gwin doesn't seem to bad, a bit miserable but could be a lot worse. You can't deni it whatever you think, he's riding crazy good at the moment. Peaty will always be the greatest and not just because his track record but his personality.
  • + 1
 and definitely not because he's English.
  • + 1
 I remember when THC was banned by the UCI. They admitted that it is not a performance enhancer per se, but it does make the rider do things they wouldn't normally do. So essentially a rider will ride differently on THC than not - perhaps a little braver. So it is banned.
  • + 9
 Gwin only won because the Scottish Champs were on and we couldn't make it.... Wink lol
  • + 3
 Bring on the patriotism .... sigh
  • + 1
 guys everyone shut up. its starting to get on my t!ts. and i dont see how or why you had to bring the second world war into it. we started with an argument about bikes. and now we've got on to war.
  • + 3
 see there patriotism then theres being a twat. Technicaally theyre all european anyway if you go back abit, yet will they admit it?
  • + 9
 "DON'T TALK ABOUT THE WAR"

mr fawlty did say..
  • + 4
 i can go with JRoe yet again. This is what pinkbikes all about, someone puts a jokey comment, someone takes it the wrong way, someone ays something stupid and then some bum burglar goes ahead and says something stupid and offensive to some people, gets shot down and we end up with a big string of uselessness that started by someone over reacting. Way to make a good image for americans glueman0. Speak on behalf of the people
  • + 19
 Americans are the friendliest, most generous and polite poeple I have had the good fortune to live amongst. When I walked to work EVERYONE looked me in the eye and said "Good morning." - in a city of seven million people! That only happens in small towns here.

I can understand someone not liking their public image, but that's pure ignorance.

And every time someone says "America - F*** Yeah!" - it is merely a quote from the movie 'Team America' - a satirical movie. Its called 'humour'!! Perhaps not as sophisticated as a skit about the purchase and refund of a dead parrot, but funny nonetheless.
  • + 0
 sorry, i guess taking it both in the US and as a foreign exchange student in the UK isnt enough.
  • + 3
 I dont see how someones nationality links to how they will be a person who ever drooled about yanks being the ''nicest most generous people'' or something
  • + 2
 oh this really has nothing to do with anything but you guys have top gear which is like the best show of all time so thats pretty chill
  • + 1
 whatever... but gwin has the win,, peaty has react to the game and come in 2nd,, but, certainly young rider need to work harder.. Big Grin
  • + 6
 HOLY f*ckING PISSING CONTEST! Can someone please bring this shit-slinging fest back on topic quickly? Why the f*ck is it so hard to just talk about an event intelligently, and be stoked for whoever the f*ck won?! Rather than spend all your time and effort slagging each other. This place is f*cking retarded and gets worse by the day
  • + 1
 hahaha I love this! it's quite obvious most of the comments that are hating are by complete morons! your all as bad as each other and to be quite honest, are most definitely the worst examples of your respective nations! how ironic....

plus the fact that you (DanB25) manage to manifest an opinion on a country of 300million odd people in the US case is astounding! although some of the US comments are just as bad! to be quite honest, canada is better than both the US and UK in my opinion, which is why I'm most stoked for Stevie Smith!
  • + 1
 What defines a country as better than another ali?
  • + 3
 Stoked for Stevie!!
  • + 1
 WOOT TROY BROSNAN RIPPIN THE FIELD! Aussie Aussie Aussie!
  • + 1
 @ Magz - well from what iv seen of the UK, US and Canada, canada has had the nicer, friendlier people, the more epic landscapes, the more relaxed attitude to life, the better looking girls! and the better biking! this is just my personal experience of course. but in no way would i go as far to say that the other two are in some way lesser than any other country.
  • + 6
 is this bad time for a " 'MERICA!!!"?
  • + 4
 ^^ probably, but do it anyway
  • + 2
 Wait, so this houseman guy got DQ'd because he won WHILE HE WAS STONED?????? They should give him extra points for that, imagine how much faster he could have gone if he wasn't baked lol
  • + 1
 Did anyone else find Hart disappointingly smooth?
  • + 4
 That podium is like The Tinman - it has no Hart.
  • + 5
 someone was DSQed for THC?! thats pointless, a bit of weed isn't going to help you on a dh race, unless you get paranoid and think a bears chasing you maybe
  • + 1
 I have to agree with aoneal, although i must point out Guam is a US Territory.
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  • + 37
 if only pastrana rode DH...
  • + 5
 dude would kill it like everything else he does
  • + 2
 Would be surprised if he could pedal that well because his legs have taken such a beating... still its only 5 minutes for each race so he could make it. Smile
  • + 1
 my buddies saw him at whistler 3 years ago on a glory DH...pinned!, they say.
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 A big thanks to Freecaster.tv, you guys do a great job!
  • + 6
 did it lag a little bit for anyone else?
  • + 5
 It seems as it couldn't get synced up properly with me. MSA had the most awesome coverage yet.
  • + 2
 Honestly, for me, the broadcast barely worked. I'd whine about it, but they got the replay up right away, which worked fine, and the recent race coverages have been great. Hopefully, they'll be able to sort out consistency issues soon.
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  • + 17
 Steve Peat in second? WOW Big Grin
  • + 5
 I think that is the biggest story here. And I think it's probably what has people most stoked about the results.
  • + 4
 I agree. Everyone knew Aaron was going to crush. But look at the rest of the podium. Mr Peat, Needles, Smith. What a Rock'n set of guys There is something for everyone with todays race.
  • + 4
 I thought it was so funny how throughout the commentary they were discussing how the 'young guns' were the ones to watch out for, then that happens, you just never know what you're going to get!
  • + 3
 Needles smashing out a sick time too, buzzing for the guy
  • + 1
 It's about time Needles put in a decent run, the guy's got the potential but just never seems to nail his race run.
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  • + 14
 GWindham haha...


stoked to see peaty #2!
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  • + 14
 Gwin is an animal!! Peaty had a great time too, congratulations! tup
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  • + 9
 Not taking anything away from Gwin, but the race was all about Peaty, that was an amazing run from him!
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  • + 9
 actually peat won!!! gwin doesnt even count anymore, hes insane
  • + 1
 word is the world cup is a race for 2nd this year.
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  • + 7
 Steve Peat 2nd behind Aaron Gwin. I salute the "Old Man" of downhill racing, congratulations!
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  • + 9
 Happy for Steve
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  • + 5
 UNBELIEVABLE run from Mister Aaron Gwin and also happy for Rachel Atherton coming back from few bad injuries in first place.Awesome weekend!
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  • + 6
 YES Way to go Aaron!!! Way to go to Peaty Needles Smith. Excellent day for racing.
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  • + 6
 Keep it up Gwin, the amount bickering you're causing around here is hilarious.
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  • + 4
 man gwin is killing it this year, stoked for stevey smith in 4th, defiantly his most consistent season yet. oh and peaty and needles also killed it today too congrats.
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  • + 2
 So stoked for Peaty! How many years is that now at this level, and still showing the young guns how it's done. Gwin is something else this year. I'm getting annoyed with all the Team America quotes, but I actually like the guy. He has a measure of decorum, is not disrespectful. He could easily get all aloof and high and mighty with his performances this year, but he is showing great sportsmanship. He doesn't like winning due to other's mechanicals or mishaps, and I actually think he is a great ambassador for the sport.
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  • + 5
 Whats really awesome is that both Gwin and Palmer started there careers at Southridge USA in Fontana, CA!!!
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 Am I the only one who read "8. AUS BROSNAN Troy +4.811" ?! So stoked for him! 17 years of age! Could've been his first podium, right there...
  • + 3
 6th at MSA too, the lad's got a bright future.
  • + 2
 watched on freecaster...that kid is so pinned. He can mob though a section as fast as anybody, maybe just loses time on the rough corners and pedalling sections since he's a smaller rider.
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  • + 4
 Good on Aaron having an amazing season, but go the kiwis think theve had 3-4 guys in the top 10 almost every race this season good shiiiit!
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  • + 3
 cant believe your saying gee ''isn't trying'' and hes ''given up this year'' ridiculous. He's had two punctures. Do you know how hard it is to stay at the highest level in your sport years?! i'm guessing extremely.
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  • + 6
 jesus what happened to gee, same again?
  • + 3
 He has had a rough unlucky season.
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  • + 3
 The Gwinner is a winner again that run was absolutly insane soo stoked,he pretty much dominates this season.Nice to see Peaty on the podium again and still kicking at 37 years old.
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 I new to pb but yeah the country bashing poop is turning me off. Yeah I've got a flag and yeah my country has done a lot of shit I'm not proud of and I'm sure yours has too. But it's biking. Love it. Watch it. Ride it.
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  • + 5
 Gwin Has gwon it again! Dude is killin it...props to him
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 2.3 second ahead is just something else! I'm happy for Gwin, though I'll always be really rooting for Peaty, but even he was almost a whole second ahead of anyone else, that's an achievement in itself!
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 Good Job GWINNY!!! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Go USA!!! There's always that guy (mathew10) who opens his mouth and s$%t flies out. Clearly, you must have just started riding and for all of the wrong reasons. Gwin's one of the nicest guys in the sport.
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 Apart from the America debate..... I think Troy Brosnan should get some credit! The kid is barely out of nappies and he is already averaging top 10 finishes! Definitely one to watch!
  • + 1
 yeah 11th overall on the circuit right now....
  • + 1
 i watched the replay on freecaster after posting.... i think if he had a little more strength on the long open section he would have dominated!
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 Gwin is a machine nuff said. Stoked for Peaty on his finish cause well let's be real here... He is pretty kick ass!. Most stoked on Stevie Smith's finish! Some big tings gwaunna'be commin from dis bwoy BOOYAKAH!! Go Canada!! But seriously, great finish to all the riders. GFTW!! Gwin For The Win!
  • + 1
 Ire, man. Y' talk trut', bwoy. *Smile.* Smith is consistent. Stoked for him. Gwin is the catalyst to which others will have to respond. Next season is going to be interesting, and this season is absolutely b!tchin'. Yee-doggie!
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 What's with everybody saying Gwin is "miserable" to watch. He is just a legitimate down to earth guy and is happy to win. Also I guess any American ever being happy to see an American racer winning world cups is now just "ignorant patriotism". Guess I'm an ignorant inbred patriotic American who must drink Budweiser and watch Nascar then because I'm happy to see Gwin winning.
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 Gee has had shit luck this season i don't blame him for not pushing it. when he does that rear wheel just lets him down. Gwin is unbelievable funny not many people were talking about him at the start of the competition. But good on him he is the man to beat this season.
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 Why do people not want Americans to be overtly excited? If Gwin was from almost any other country and broke a drought like that they would throw a parade when he comes home and name a day after him. He'd have fresh baked pies stacking up on his doorstep for months.
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 As an american I'm excited to see us competitive in downhill again. This isn't because of patriotism or the desire to be better, but because I think it will spark more interest here in the states. I would love to see DH become more popular and have bike parks really take off. More riders means better funding for bike stuff at mountain resorts...
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 USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! hey someone had to do it...
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 Wow suspended for testing positive for THC. It was the grouse world cup in BC so obviously everyone there is going to be ripped.
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 I'm totally stoked to see Peat back up on the podium! I know most other guys on the DH circuit came from a BMX or motocross background...Steve's a straight up mountain biker right? Just wondering.
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 Gwin is a machine. Im amazed at how he shaved 2 seconds off Peaty`s time as Peaty looked sooo smooth and fast.
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 Someone needs to check Gwin to see if he's human!!!!
  • + 2
 The last couple years I was thinking the same of Gee. It turns out hes very very human.
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 i didnt watch it Cry what happened to Gee?
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 Just didn't hold it in there. Pretty sad actually. Put his foot out 2 times to steady himself...
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 does he ride clipless?
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 Love this podium! Just awesome. Feel bad for Gee and Greg but they have so many wins (almost all of them for the last few years), it's great to see some fresh faces...
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 Aaron Gwin capped a strong weekend of racing at the World Cup in Windham with the first American World Cup victory on home soil in over a decade when he won the Men's Downhill. Gwin finished over two seconds ahead of Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate), with Andrew Neethling (Giant) taking third. Gwin's fourth win of the season gives him an almost insurmountable lead in the overall standings.

Andrew Neethling (Giant) took the lead with ten riders to go, only to be immediately topped by Steve Peat (Santa Cruz Syndicate). This is where it stood, as the final rider, Gwin, was about to start. Expectations among the spectators were high, after Gwin qualified first, and the partisan nature of the crowd was clear, with American flags everywhere. The Trek rider was fastest through every part of the course, finishing 2.339 seconds ahead of Peat.

He was mobbed by adoring fans and patiently signed autographs and posed for photos. "It was awesome today, all week actually. It was so great to race in front of the home town crowd. They were all so cool to me. It's been a fun weekend. I'm very happy."

With his fourth win of the five races so far in the World Cup, Gwin has a total of 1110 points. Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate) sits in second with 776 points with a disappointing 12th place today. Gee Atherton (Commencal) sits in third with 657 points after finishing 11th today.
  • + 2
 Thanks, I wish I could write like that while it was happening...
  • + 2
 Seems like someone copied the Canadian Cyclist race report... canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=22174
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 Can anyone tell me what the status on Sam Hill is? I noticed his name wasn't on the results list, and google isn't telling me too much.
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 He re injured his shoulder last month, story is here
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 He is shredding what a beast!! Congrats
I'm american and all the other american's on here don't need to keep saying "America F*%# ya!!"
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 great job Austin Warren. First WC and already beating his older brother cody AND holding the hot seat for 17 riders!!
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 Im pumped to see USA take the win! It would have been cool to see Steve Smith take it too.... But not to shabby taking 4th!
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 suchh a good podium! Stoked to see peaty up there, but also for gwin, he's just smokin it!
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 Nice guys do finish 1st..... but consistently? Dang.....go Gwin!
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 well done Steve Peat!!!!!! SHEFFIELD STEEL!!!!!pity about Danny Hart though.
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 It has been exciting to follow Gwin this year! Glad to see an American doing so well at the World Cup.
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 Wow, Gwin is destroying the WC's this season, looks like switching to trek was the right move !
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 WTF???????? Aaron Gwin won? Bloody hell, i did not see that coming.......
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 People can expect a Gwin-POD tomorrow......
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 Gwin is killing it BIG UP PEAT
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 wait.. wait..


Peaty came 2nd?!
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 Not fair with Justin Leov, just missing the podium again! He's been so close so many times....
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 My god, he's just too good. This is ridiculous haha. Good to see Brosnan in the top 8 though.
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 Way to go Aaron! Major props to Steve! I love the shot of Peaty holding the sign... Redemption!!
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 SHEFFIELD STEEL SON, SHEFFIELD STEEL!
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 YES Peaty. First good result of the season for his standards XD
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 Elliot Jackson pulled a tear off on the road gap, it was sick!
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 Your word is "slaying".

A-A-R-O-N G-W-I-N
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 I'm not really into the racing scene but MURIKA!!!
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 Looking at #4 and being happy
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 Gee 11? what the hell? Frown
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 GO THE KIWI'S
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 gwin please sign my bike so it can get some inspiration to go faster
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 Gwin is Fast as Hell!!!
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 Mint set of results, gutted I missed the stream.
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 1997 1st Elke Brutsaert - Stellenbosch, RSA - DH#1 I Live there Smile
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 Steve Peat is a machine. 37 and the guy still kills it. What a bada**
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 GWIN GWIN GWIN GWIN GWIN GWIN!!!!!!!! amazing run, well done. USA! USA! Wear the flag with pride!
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 He's So Fast, Peat Will Be Wounded There!
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 Peat has to be thrilled. I can't imagine him being let down with his results. He knows how fast Gwin has been, and for him to be right on is heels nipping at him has to feel awesome.
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 YEAAAH NORTH AMERICA!
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 Why so much hate? good on Gwin!
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 what happened to danny?
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 Gwin is on a role!
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 Fuck it... i give up thinking that gee atherton is good... hes like given up this year i swear.
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 Im actually thinking the same thing. Gee is good theres no doubt about it, but when your getting smashed every round by Gwin...its gonna demoralise you sooner or later, and i reckon thats whats happening to Gee.
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 i suppose... but it just seems like he isnt trying anymore tbh :/
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 Yeah ya kinda do get that impression from him, although not trying and not enjoying riding is two different things, hes maybe not enjoying riding as much at the minute. But you gotta admit that luck hasnt exactly been on his side the last couple of rounds too.
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 Yeah people were saying that about Peaty for the last few races as well, saying things like maybe he should retire... He just came second, don't give up on Gee yet, it's only been a few races...
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 Indeed that is very true, awesome job from the peatmeister by the way! Im not saying for one second that Gee is down and out or finished, infact i think hes far from finished....i reckon there might be another overall world champs win to come from Gee yet. We all get a low spot from time to time when riding....and i think Gees hitting his at the minute.
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 You guys have just given uP on Gee but why...? he's still getting top 5s regurly and he got 4th at fort William with that f*cked up wheel it was completly destroyed he might make a few mistakes here and there but that's because he's taking more chances to catch up with Gwin and that's because Gwin is making everybody push there limits and tbh I think Gee is trying the hardest to catch up it's just that he can't pull off what Gwin can YET..... Sooner or later Gee will raise his limits and come back.
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 Mechanicals in Fort William and MSA as well. Those don't help
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 America f*%# ya!!!!! GWIN FTW!!! haha
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