Tomorrowland - Saturday at Mont St Anne WC

Aug 11, 2013
by Nathan Hughes  
 
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Stevie Smith lettin the roost fly as he drops into the first woods.
  Stevie Smith lettin' the roost fly as he drops into the woods the morning of the night before. Is anybody in Canada excited much?

Despite extra heavy rainfall last night the course continued on a rapid path to dryness this morning no doubt assisted by the mounting wind... gusts that made for interesting viewing on the big jumps.
  Despite extra heavy rainfall last night the course continued on a rapid path to dryness this morning, no doubt assisted by the mounting wind... gusts that made for interesting viewing on the big jumps.

Cous Cous finding his inner zen on the lift up.
  Cous Cous finding his inner zen on the lift up.

Blenki with a scrub off the hip in monstrous wind gusts.
  Blenki with a scrub off the hip in the pretty monstrous wind levels.

Sam Hill chased off the Ringwraiths in the upper woods and found the line that rules them all.
  Sam Hill chased off the Ringwraiths in the upper woods and found the line that rules them all.

Mr H wasn t too stoked on his quali so rest assured he has more in the tank ready to go all out tomorrow. Consistent smoothness is what this track demands and CRC s finest is gonna give er 2010 style.
  Mr H has more fans in Quebec than perhaps anywhere else due to spending entire summers based in Bromont. Expect MSA to erupt if he can make the lights go green on Sunday. He wasn't too stoked on his quali so rest assured he has more in the tank ready to go all out. Consistent smoothness is what this track demands and CRC's finest is gonna give 'er 2010 style.

It s a little quite here in the pits today. The work is done and now time to get some much needed sleep all around.
  It's a little quiet here in the pits today. When the work is done it's time to fit in the much needed snooze time.

Miss Fury waits alone up top for her master. If she can stay on the boardwalk for the race run it s likely
  Miss Fury waits alone up top for her master. If she can stay on the boardwalk for the race run it's likely she will be doused in the grape juice yet again.

Troy Brosnan dropping in hot.
  Troy Brosnan dropping in hot. While Hill took home the elite champs title in 2010, Troy was on top of the box in the juniors. He's an understated rider in many ways, but you'd fancy him for a loud-mouth result tomorrow.

The DT Swiss rim tape catches a glimpse of daylight on Brosnan s ride. Troy s a seamlessly smooth racer but even he can t escape the odd landmine out on the front line here in Quebecistan.
  The DT Swiss rim tape catches a glimpse of daylight on Brosnan's ride. Troy's a seamlessly smooth racer, but even he can't escape the odd landmine out on the front line, here in Quebecistan.

Kerr taming the wind-induced swerve off the hip and turning out a fine scrub. No doubt he s stoked for the Whip Off Worlds next week a sideways stomping ground of the Pivot style connoisseur.
  Kerr taming the wind-induced swerve off the hip and turning out a fine scrub. No doubt he's stoked for the Whip Off Worlds next week, a sideways stomping ground of the Pivot style connoisseur.

The Evil Vengeance tour has hit Quebec and Delfs is pretty much a local here after spending a large amount of his career based in Bromont. He nows this track better than most so if he can stay up expect him to do well.
  The Evil Vengeance tour has hit Quebec, and Delfs is pretty much a local here after spending a large amount of his career based in Bromont. He knows this track better than most, so if he can stay up, expect him to do well.

The dawg redlining with Patrick Thome into the lower open section. You ll notice his wheel kind of aimed straight at me... it stayed that way uncomfortably long.
  The 'dawg redlining with Patrick Thome into the lower open section. You'll notice his front wheel is kind of aimed straight at me... well it stayed that way too long to wear these trousers again.

Dan Stanbridge makes his way through the corkscrew berms on his way to the rockdrop.
  Dirty Dan Stanbridge makes his way through the corkscrew berms on his way to the rockdrop.

Neko line checking the lower course.
  Neko Mullaly had such a great qualifier and was looking strong last time in Andorra. He will have the tenth from final word on the infamous St Anne man-track tomorrow.

The Royal Racing old guard share a little ponder time in the forest. Everything looked pretty different in the harsh sun mottled light this morning after all the foggy flat light.
  The Royal Racing old guard share a little ponder time in the forest. Everything looked pretty different in the harsh sun mottled light this morning after all the foggy flat light.

Loic Bruni
  More horse power than most... Loic Bruni was getting in the zone for finals.

Wyn Masters with some classic Mont Ste Anne style.
  Wyn Masters with some classic Mont Ste Anne style.

Danny Hart just hangs on through the rough stuff under the lift.
  Danny Hart just hangs on through the rough stuff under the lift...can he hang onto that sh*t hot seeding position?

 Reach up for the stars climb every mountain higher . Rachel s in the S club alright but she s more about the descending.
  'Reach up for the stars, climb every mountain higher'. Rachel's in the 'S' club alright, but she's more about the descending.

The splash-guard sits in place to protect the game face of Aaron Holmes Gwin tomorrow afternoon. A fourth qualifier could be that comeback warning shot... He s done it all before in these haunts afterall.
  The splash-guard sits in place to protect the game face of Aaron Holmes Gwin tomorrow afternoon. A fourth qualifier could be that comeback warning shot... He's done it all before in these haunts afterall.

Gee Atherton gaining back some momentum after yesterdays crash in qualys.
  Gee Atherton gaining back some momentum after yesterdays crash in qualis. He has it all to do Sunday, but is guaranteed to kick back in the hot seat a little longer than usual for his efforts.

Cheerio Just out in the pits drinking tea with the mates and having a casual mini golf tournament.
  When the bikes go away the creative minds come out. Just in the pits drinking tea with the mates and having a casual mini golf tournament.

Remi Thirion all of a sudden everyone is realizing he has sick style on a bike.
  Remi Thirion ain't no race robot... he's also a master style-smith. France's finest with a final air to wet the whistle for a wild one on the 'morrow.
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44 Comments

  • + 141
 I stopped for a longer moment at Rachel's
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 Let's be honest, who didn't? Wink
  • + 21
 girls and homos
  • + 26
 you boys are a bunch of horndogs
  • - 51
 Bent over, thats how l like em :->
  • + 59
 Too far, buddy. Too far
  • + 2
 ok gator, if you weren't still gay, you would be a little horndog at her as well Wink
  • + 14
 nice yoga pants...
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 how did i know that the top comment would be about that pic before i even got to the comment section?....oh yea everyone loves spandex! and everyone loves Rachael! That's how.
  • + 5
 I stopped at josh scratching . oh my.
  • + 4
 Josh got robbed Smile
  • + 1
 Yeah, rachel very limber!! Lookin good! Cant f'n wait, few more hrs!
  • + 1
 Best DH picture ever - thanks Rachel, pit mini-golf was pretty cool too!
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 Stevie for the WIN ! tup
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  • + 16
 A dent in a DT Swiss rim? That's a first!
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  • + 9
 I feel sorry for the guy in the DVO pit who has to work while a bunch of guys have a mini golf tournament right outside.
  • + 12
 dont feel sorry for him, hes on his ipad looking a picture on pinkbike of rach in spandex
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 you can't just put "Tomorrowland" at the start of an article like that. I was expecting some huge announcement in conjunction with the music festival and the world up.
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 you weren't the only one...
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  • + 7
 I'd like to see a picture of a used dt swiss rim without a dent. Now that would be a pic!
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 my front dt is fine.... the back one on the other hand....
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 so stoked to be going to watch my favorite sport live after nearly 10 years of streaming it off the intertubes. GO STEVIE SMITH!!!!!!!!!!! Rode the track on my XC bike; being able to go race pace on that trail blows my mind...
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 Things are heating up as we head towards the start line, heart beating so fast am I gonna set a fast time?,
wheels turning legs burning things are flowing smoothly, rocks, roots and gnar, but none are gonna bruise me,
will I win, podium or crack the top ten, well whos to say, but you have to give your all when it comes to race day,
Pump, jump, pop, skip, pedal, flow, compress, there's never been a brother with more finesse
Ticking off all the skills on your wish list, I crossed the line 1st and my name is Stevie Smith Smile
  • + 8
 Thanks eminem
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  • + 2
 Perhaps, now that Steve Smith is on the cusp of finally winning at MSA, maybe Gwin will sweep in and make his comeback. It'd be hard to be stoked. Should I be thrilled or disappointed?!
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  • + 3
 The purple warrior looks pretty focused!! Good luck to him, every dog has his day!!
  • + 1
 and hopefully, he can put it all together for a well deserved result,..
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 its even better when you are right there watching it.... most of these photos I was there to see!
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 DEMAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Better to dent a race rim than flat out in your race run?? I saw lots of destroyed non-DT rims as well!
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  • + 2
 cant wait to be right there tomorrow
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  • + 3
 I love those privateers
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 quebecistant hahahaha
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  • + 1
 Is this being streamed and if so what time? Thanks!
  • + 2
 redbull are streaming everything as usual, how do you not know this? it's on home soil get on board
  • + 3
 21:15 cet
that's 12:15 LA time, 3:15 NY for us "yanks".
  • + 1
 easy jmbrit. Thanks for answering the question RatHunter83.
  • + 1
 thinkin out loud with fingers in overdrive crisco lol

lets hope the redbull server gets back up on time mind, it is down right now and has been 4 a bit which could be a good thing, but could also be very very bad :-(
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 Gee by 2 seconds. This season is over!
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 Can't wait for the live feed Smile
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  • + 1
 Tomorowland ??? ouh yea Big Grin
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 Fly Captain Purple Fly!
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 Ok some D.H. let see S.H. and A.G.
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