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(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:49)
you may not like XC, but these guys are really impressive to watch!
(Aug 31, 2013 at 20:56)
as you can see us in canada would much rather be riding stuff better then xc
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:38)
correct me if I'm wrong, but there's only one rider in that list not from Europe? The rest of the world has some catching up to do.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 11:11)
Japan is in Europe, eh?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 11:28)
pretty sure japan is asia..
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:18)
Canada, where you at?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:42)
On the DH track
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:36)
And on the slope course, where it actually matters.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:36)
They had a poor start position to begin with (around 30th I think), making it pretty tough to close the gap on the top 10 guys who are able to pin it right from the start without dealing with mad traffic and pile ups. Plaxton has been cracking the top 10 the last 2 years on the circuit so combined with a bad start position and perhaps a bad race he ended up way out of contention. Maybe next year!
Canada did place second in the JR mens xc champ race, link:
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:38)
On heckle's rock!
(Aug 31, 2013 at 13:09)
Euros robbed NA...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 15:31)
or are better, different ways to see the issue!
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:42)
Notice that Absalon had two massive crashes before the race resulting in 3 broken ribs... His performance is not bad at all!! It's just frustrating that he couldn't manage to fight properly with the others! Congrats to Nino, so talented rider, and to all the others that put an awesome performance(fumic, hermida, tempier,...)
(Aug 31, 2013 at 16:56)
Absalon broke ribs in the end?! Oh man! I knew he had fallen but wow. On the rocks?
(Sep 1, 2013 at 1:05)
During training yes, two floating ribs broken and an another one pretty damaged, he said during an interview that he never could breathe completely during the course, he said it was like someone stabbed him in the chest every time he breathed. Yeah he did that in rocky hell "tree house section", while he was tryin' to get a faster line in order to make time on Shurter!! ^^ He's not done at all, he said he recover his power and his health from Beijing 2008....Enough said!!
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:11)
Nino, destroying everyone as usual ... 23sec in front of Fumic, crashed, and still won with 7sec ...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 16:56)
Man it wasn't even close. The race was his from the beginning. Kind of a buzzkill I thought. Not that anyone watching this year would be surprised, but it would be nice to see a bit of competition, right?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 11:31)
Felicidades por ese tercero Jose Antonio, un gran muchacho con una mamá increíble.
Tuve el placer de conocerlos en el mundial de 1997 en Suiza.
Muchos saludos España
(Aug 31, 2013 at 14:15)
Where did Dan McConnell go after the start of the race he just disappeared?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:04)
Nino is a propah beast. Thanks Matt Wragg and PB for posting this.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:04)
Nino still killing it.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:37)
Way to go Nino!!! Hopp Schwiiiz!! Nice also to see Hermida on 3rd place! He's finding his form at the end of the season
(Sep 1, 2013 at 9:19)
Wow...top USA finisher? Nowhere? Kind of disappointing... Must be that everybody is focusing on cyclocross...or enduro....or road...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:05)
Wow, I would pay good money for a sample of his training schedule...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 14:53)
Is that the same Miguel Martinez of France who was kicking about a decade or so ago. If so he must be pushing 40?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 14:22)
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:34)
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:29)
Correct me if I am wrong, but Mr. Schurter rides 26" right?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:45)
You are indeed wrong my friend. Schurter rides a 650b.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:02)
yep, 27.5'' wheels...actually, this might be the very first weekend where will see both the XC and DH race won on 650b rims !!!...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:15)
He dominated last year on 650B (he's too short to comfortably fit 29ers, and being comfortable on your bike is critical to winning races) which is what opened the flood gates for 650B buying frenzy by the public, and he repeated that dominance this year. Its now back to back world championships on 650B wheels and for scott bicycles. It would be interested to find out if ANY of the other 19 riders in that list rode anything other than 650Bs or 29ers.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 16:35)
(Sep 2, 2013 at 8:25)
Julie Bresset won the women's XC race on 650B as well!
(Aug 31, 2013 at 12:46)
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:27)
nice to see no english ha
(Aug 31, 2013 at 12:30)
was about to say the same
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(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:33)
screw your xc and your 650b
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:52)
That's like saying screw your mom and brother. They maybe different, but they still share a lot of the same traits as DH/FR. What are you going to say tomorrow when win gold on a 650b? Also, have you seen how brutal some of these XC course can be?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:55)
I agree he's a total xc douche but he still could kick most people's ass in every other mtb discipline: he won a mega avalanche race against loads of enduro and DH specialists (including Remy absalon) some years ago...
(Aug 31, 2013 at 8:57)
i just felt like putting a stupid comment im joking. i ride some xc myself. have you not seen "i only ride park"?
(Aug 31, 2013 at 18:46)
But this has been going on for how long now? Meme's are cool, but you gotta know when the horse is dead.....
(Aug 31, 2013 at 9:44)
I have no idea who any of these people are
(Aug 31, 2013 at 10:29)
That's simply due to your ignorance or disinterest in XC or both? Honestly it's not really relevant or cool to hate on XC by making such a comment. Is it just me or does the whole "I'm too cool for XC" just seem old now?
BTW, I guarantee you that if Niño Schurter (men's winner) decided to race Enduro or even DH he would place highly among the best.
These guys rip on bikes, period. All they simply represent is end one of the MtB spectrum and as long as they are riding bikes on dirt, they get mad respect in my books.
(Aug 31, 2013 at 18:16)
Nino: that guy that does the incredibly gnarly seatpost all the way up 29er/usually 650b whips
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