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Sep 15, 2013 at 10:12
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(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:21)
I wish my American riders were doing better but SSSSSTTTTEEEVVVIIEEE! The mustache strikes again!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 15:48)
Well he better not shave it Change is not always good. Even though Gwin is still my favorite. USA
(Sep 15, 2013 at 16:25)
I would love to see Gee and Gwin sporting a Mario stache in Leogang
(Sep 15, 2013 at 21:28)
sooo sick ...... someone knows where i can buy shimano straps on the side of the course ??? online llink...
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:07)
I must be honest...I quite enjoyed Danny Hart's performance!!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 13:34)
at 1:31:17 Danny Hart start
(Sep 15, 2013 at 21:34)
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:35)
Steve Peat still has a win in him I know it, the man is a machine! 6th is very respectable & Hart didn't do too badly, but gotta give it to him, Smith IS rapid!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:42)
Stevie's final run 1:45
Minaar's final run 1:48
Stevie crushing in the rain. BC power!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:53)
That is one fast moustache
(Sep 15, 2013 at 15:30)
Isn't it nice to hear Stevie say he shit himself rather than banging on about how good he is! 'Wetter than a dolphin with a bladder problem'... You gotta love Warner's comments!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 12:45)
Love the huuuuge scrub of Johannes Fischbach 3 3 look at the styyyle
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:12)
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:22)
donned my free 'stevie smith' tee from crankworks for the occasion.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 14:53)
Best crash of the day goes to Loic Bruni. I said it yesterday that if it rains this track would be down right dangerous. I'm surprised the crashes weren't worse. Congrats to Stevie giving Gee a run for the overall title. Leogang will be awesome!
(Sep 16, 2013 at 4:54)
actually a swiss junior rider hit the deck hard on the road gap...got ambulanced away...
that was by far biggest crash of the day
(Sep 15, 2013 at 20:57)
Nick Beer's drift down the open grassy part >
(Sep 17, 2013 at 12:37)
did Peaty have an xtr brake lever for his rear brake and a Saint brake lever for the front brake??? interesting watch his replay slow motion (right around the 1:00:00 mark in the video)
(Sep 16, 2013 at 14:10)
Nick beers roosting through the grass, Peaty killin it and Stevie showing how its done on a greasy track getting first place. Thanx for the show! That was wiked.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:10)
So glad Steve won it! He deserves it!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:43)
Can not wait for the next race, serious pressure for top spot.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 14:14)
Did some one snap their bike on that big road gap ? which rider/bike was it ?
(Sep 15, 2013 at 14:33)
Can't think of his name but i'm sure it was a French junior riding a GT
(Sep 15, 2013 at 14:39)
(Sep 15, 2013 at 16:00)
suddenly I don't want a fury so much any more... not a good advert for 2014 sales!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 17:32)
Believe in steve!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 17:35)
Poor Mic! Over shooting that berm must have killed him! Hoping he gets the win in Leogang.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 21:23)
How about the look on Steve Smiths face when Gee got up close and personal with the tree? Priceless!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 21:37)
When Smith popped that big berm after the road gap I got chills up my spine.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 18:03)
Great riding Peaty holding down the 2nd hot seat for a while . Awesome race !!!!!!!!!!!! cheers to all the racers putting it down .
(Sep 15, 2013 at 14:34)
stevie for win next week
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:47)
"I just sh#t my pants" haha yeah stevie
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:29)
(Sep 15, 2013 at 12:11)
Steezie Smith kills it again!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 13:25)
Dude is on fire.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 13:23)
Where did they find the mongo who did the voice over for the MSA highlights?
(Sep 15, 2013 at 15:07)
Fisbach soooooo sketch over that last bridge!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 16:22)
Devinci has to be selling more bikes after wins like that
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:07)
Does anyone know what's happening with gwin's performance this season?
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:33)
Lets face it, when you are on a massive roll like he was, you don't go changing anything, very risky!. He was in a place were everything was just right, perfect, so he goes and changes team...madness!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:44)
winning world cup etaps is really not so easy. years are going, guys pushing harder. Gwin was unstoppable 2 years in a row, but Specialized is not good enough ^trollface^ lol
(Sep 15, 2013 at 15:25)
He's out with an injury from Champs.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 17:38)
Has any rider ever won three WC's in a row? That's an awful lot to ask at at that level. Everyone keeps stepping up.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 19:47)
(Sep 15, 2013 at 10:58)
The CHAINSAW SmIth. DyeMasacure?
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(Sep 15, 2013 at 11:25)
So disappointing to see some of the other riders not put their hearts out there like Stevie but I guess when you want it bad, you go get it! No excuses. With that said, congrats Stevie! You wanted it and you got it!
(Sep 15, 2013 at 12:16)
Well that doesn't seem fair to say of the other riders... going fast down anything that greasy requires you to feel like you want to do well and you want to go as fast as possible within your confidence. Hell all of those guys put in a lot of time/effort and money into being there.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 16:16)
no doubt, scott-townes, but i agree with jarvyoliva, he just put that extra effort and focus into every bit of that course. is it just accepted to put a tail whip into such an important race where mere seconds are so crucial. seems like a lack of focus when they try to style the hits and not focus more on putting the petal's down.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 19:44)
How many riders would you have considered to blown their runs because they threw a whip down? Do you have any idea of how little that affects a run compared to the basics of hitting every line clean in such absurd conditions?
I think you guys have little to no clue as to what it takes to be even qualified for the finals at these events. Imagine the fastest guy at your local DH races and now imagine that he has no chance to qualify for finals at a WC DH race... yeah, it's that insane.
They're the fastest IN THE WORLD. The top 50 guys have these runs memorized and studied, more studying than what you could ever contemplate for anything you've raced before, with the best gear and training that again, you could never imagine. Underestimate it if you will because at the end of the day, ignorance is bliss because even a "slow" run that you perceive would probably dominate your local race by 5-10+ seconds.
My point being that there's a lot to this that you obviously don't understand if you cite people throwing whips down as not taking a run seriously in ridiculously wet conditions.
(Sep 15, 2013 at 20:56)
First off tail whip is a slopestyle trick in which the frame of the bike performs a complete rotation around the front end (bars and forks), which remains stationary throughout the movement. A tailwhip is not physically possibly to perform on a dual crown type fork which every single rider would have been using for this course, you must be thinking of Moto Whips. Secondly you might be confusing whips with scrubs. A scrub is a manouver where you go off the take off at an angle to minimize airtime and increase speed, very different from a whip where you try to get as sideways as possible and look streeze. Since you are going off the take off at an angle the back end naturally swings out in a scrub.
(Sep 16, 2013 at 13:51)
Racers win because they want it! They give all they have so they can be number 1. I am sure we all have a story of when we gave it all we have inside and won. Look at how Stevie is riding compared to the others. Look at Gee. These guys want it and you can see it when they ride. Its up to the person on the machine. Criticism is good for all. I respect every rider on the circuit for what they do, but I will respect them more for what they have accomplished because it shows how much they love it and how bad they want it. .
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