Evans Cycle's Urban Dual

Oct 29, 2012 at 20:07
Oct 29, 2012
by Charles A Robertson  
 
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100 riders entered that had to be whittled down to 16 through qualifying during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

100 riders entered, that had to be whittled down to 16 through qualifying.



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

A pro dual gate on the sixth floor opened up into a 50 meter straight, followed by a tight right onto a down ramp.



First run down Flat out geting as low as possible during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Duncan Ferris on his first run down, flat out and getting as low as possible.



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

The sign says it all really.



Fox had a huge pressence during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Fox had a huge part in making this event happen, big brand presence as well as handing out lots of freebies. Here Alex Metcalf (third place) sends a set of stairs.



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Hopefully this sums up the essence of how lonely qualifying is, one man vs the clock. Level five (The drag floor)



Dirt Norco s Stanny showed up and looked comfortable unfortunately he wasn t quick enough to qualify during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Dirt/Norco's Stanny showed up and looked comfortable, unfortunately he wasn't quick enough to qualify which was the case for a lot of big named riders.



Big crowds came off the streets to spectate during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Big crowds came off the streets to spectate and heckle.



If you where over 6 foot staying upright wasn t your only worry LowRoof during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

If you were over six foot tall, staying upright wasn't your only worry.



Not quite quick enough 2nd in qualifying during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Current British 4X Champion Scott Beaumont not quite quick enough, second place in qualifying.



Down for maintenence during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Down for maintenance. A ten-minute break ensued after qualifying to allow the riders to catch their breath.



No uplift just a hike up 12 flights of stairs during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

No uplift, just a hike up 12 flights of stairs.



Rob from Fox getting an image for the corperate tweet during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Rob from Fox getting an image for the corporate tweet.



The story of the night run after run pinch flats. 45psi and upwards was where it was at during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

The story of the night, run after run pinch flats. 45psi and upwards was where it was at.



Considdering how ghetto the event location was there was some top flight media folks during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Considering how ghetto the event location was there was some top flight media folks in attendance.



Head to head action DH Vs Hardtail during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Head to head action, DH Vs hardtail



Poor show for the downhill boys not 1 in the top 5 during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Harry Heath made it through to the round of 16, but unfortunately it was a poor show for the downhill boys, not one in the top five.



Getting the snap out of the dual gate during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Scott Beaumont getting the snap out of the dual gate. Placed against Lewis Lacey in the quarter's saw Scott off.



Powering through the round of 16 during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Lewis Lacey powering through the round of 16.



Metcalf crossing the line first in the small final putting him into third position during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Alex Metcalf crossing the line first in the B final to finish third overall and taking home $500



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Lewis Lacey on his way to take the win and the big old cheque for $1000. By this point he had left Nathan Parsons far behind.



Mens podium l r Alex Metcalf Lewis Lacey and Nate Parsons during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 29October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Winner, winner, chicken dinner as Lewis Lacey takes home $1000 during Evans Cycle's Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park, Cardiff. Men's Podium (L-R) Alex Metcalf (third), Lewis Lacey (first) and Nate Parsons (second)



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Alex Metcalf - third - $500



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Nathan Parsons - second - $750



during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 28October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Lewis Lacey - first - $1000



Shooting a portrait with luis lacey whilst a hobo takes a piss Ghetto during Evans Cycles Urban Dual at NCP Multstory Car Park Cardiff Wales United Kingdom. 29October 2012 Photo Charles Robertson

Shooting a portrait with Lewis Lacey whilst a hobo takes a piss - Ghetto




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53 Comments

  • + 14
 This event was held in Uk, why is the prize money listed in $ ?
  • + 8
 Pretty sure because $1000,- sounds better than £623.39
  • + 9
 I doubt that at an event in the UK the prize money would be exactly £623.39 just so they can say $1000 haha
  • + 9
 Because laziness, they haven't even listed it right in dollars either. First prize was £1000, aka $1600. Or possibly the wrong settings on the keyboard...
  • + 9
 @TheGoose: my comments are always ment dead-seriously and never have a slight form of sarcasm Smile
  • + 4
 look at the pics. first prize was 1000 pounds
  • + 1
 Yep pounds, but that symbol is not recognized in a caption, so we had to use a $ sign.
  • + 1
 Mystery solved
  • + 3
 "Yep pounds, but that symbol is not recognized in a caption, so we had to use a $ sign."

5 seconds with google

press alt-0163

£...
  • + 1
 Or just a simple copy-paste like I did Razz
  • + 1
 what bike does the guy that got third have????
  • + 4
 a couple turns and a 7-stair? my daily ride to class is more exciting than this course
  • + 1
 @downhillracer its a soon to be released bike by this company maximbikes.com www.facebook.com/pages/Maxim-Bikes/297609136994352?fref=ts
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  • + 11
 Hashtags in PB articles #Deplorable
  • + 1
 screenshot of last video is me! haha
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  • + 9
 That actually looks super fun! I would probably destroy my shoulder on one of those concrete pillars though . . .
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  • + 7
 Looks like a blast! But from a racing standpoint whoever gets the snap has the win which I never like...
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  • + 5
 lol the guy with the folding bike in the first picture...
  • + 2
 hahahah, yeah that was awesome!!
  • + 1
 And next to the folding bike is a cargo bike. Hope he wasn't racing.
  • + 3
 Cargo bike was first one down, couldn't fit on the start gate though Smile

Was an enjoyable way to spend a sunday evening, i'd be surprised if they didn't do a few more, a fair few spills in the last 16 made it a good watch.
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  • + 1
 Here's a £ symbol so you can edit the article accurately. Quite a bit of difference in value between £1000 and $1000.
Good article though - great idea for a local race as there are multi level car parks everywhere!! Well done Fox for supporting grass roots competitions.
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  • + 3
 reminds me of the game downhill domination lol
  • + 2
 lol thought of that too!
  • + 2
 i still play the game lol
  • + 1
 i havnt in a wile.
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  • + 1
 Shame to see the women were not aknowledged.despite waiting around in the cold just to race and not for prize money.was a great event although very late finish.
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  • + 3
 Now for a XC race in a carpark...upupupupupupupupupupup....
  • + 1
 that would be so fun to watch
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  • + 1
 That's a whole load of $ dollar signs you've got there... Surely you mean pounds (GBP)?
  • + 1
 Yep pounds, but that symbol is not recognized in a caption, so we had to use a $ sign.
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  • + 1
 look at laceys racing picture , look what bike hes up against , it looks like a womens town cruiser
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  • + 2
 Must be fun riding in that place
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  • + 1
 i think they could of picked a better location in my books!
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  • + 1
 Way to get in there Sam. Well done!
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  • + 1
 Awesome ! No 29er crap, 26 Rules !
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  • + 1
 how did that 4x bike with the 2.0 size tires make it through those staris?
  • + 3
 because inner tubes rule
  • + 3
 there has to be photo's of the ladies spesh commuter with skinnies that made it into the last 16 somewhere.
  • + 4
 Heres one of mine www.pinkbike.com/photo/8844740 Rob Williams was the rider. Spoke to him and he said his hardtail was broken so he just borrowed his mum's bike!! What a legend!
  • + 1
 Starting at the bottom, from above the videos, he's in the 8th pic up.
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  • + 1
 I would totally shred that on a bmx! Why didn't anyone else?
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  • + 1
 wish i knew about this!
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  • - 1
 sorry, looks totally lame
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