Steve Smith wins NW Cup, Pro GRT!

Apr 29, 2012 at 16:08
Apr 29, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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 The dirt here is the same as what I have at home and it hooks up so well. It was just endless grip. And then the fans were so loud... They were louder than any World Cup I ve been at. Must be a bit of American pride. -Steve Smith

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70 Comments

  • + 58
 Good Job Steve! Great showing from the Island racers overall...keep it up guys!
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 Canadian pride!!!
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 Glad to see Steve take the win! Strong work Smith!
  • + 20
 hell yeah stevie!!
  • + 18
 The Canuck FTW! YEWWW!
  • + 17
 Thats very good to see mick hannah up there as well.
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 I'm not super familiar with this race - how prestigious is it/how big of a deal is it to podium at an event like this? All the talented riders are there but are they gunning 100% for the W or is this a good way to stay sharp?
  • + 12
 fucking yes RATBOYYYY !!!! massive well done to steve smith aswell thats mint!
  • + 6
 Nice Job Steve.
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 Can't wait to see stevie rip it up at val di sol, hope he stays on the bike and injury free, though.
  • + 21
 Everyone knock on wood after that comment!
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 It is a Pro GRT, which means there are more than locals going for points, it is a stepping stone to doing World Cups, it is the US series to prepare for WC's. So the top guys don't really care about the points and don't make it to all of them, but they certainly aren't happy with 2nd. So to answer your question the talent is there and it is fierce, but they probably won't hang it all out there like they would for a WC, but still hella fast! Thanks to all the PRO's for visiting the NW!!!
  • + 4
 right on Stevie. That podium spot suits you. World class, man, world class.
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 MERICUH!
  • + 3
 Good job Stevie! Lets hope for the same thing at Val di sol.
  • + 2
 Yeah Steve..! i'm feeling this is gonna be a big year for him..!
  • + 2
 awesome work Steve, great to see you and the Wilson taking the win
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  • + 17
 Good job to all the canadians!! Steve Smith making up proud once again and kyle sangers repping the flat city of kingston
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  • + 15
 steve smith will have a great season , i can feel it.
  • + 1
 Hart won pro gtr last year and now hes world champ, id love to see steve be champion. It make for more exciting racing with all the "younger" riders coming through.
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  • + 13
 the man child Sangers top 20
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  • + 11
 Mikey Sylvestri's up with the big guys again, why is he not racing World Cups yet?!
  • + 6
 Great job, Mikey! He deserves a shot at the World Cup for sure. He beat some very fast guys this time.
  • + 1
 Stoked for Sylvestri!
  • + 2
 Mikey killed it last year as well....you guys should check the video by Gunnar of the course. MIkey is a straight up vampire killer!
  • + 3
 That was great. He killed it last year too -- literally -- but this year the field was even tougher.
  • + 2
 It's amazing dude. When I started racing dry hill 12 years ago, if 30 guys showed up, it was a good turnout. Now it's more like 500 riders, and 100 deep pro. Times have changed for sure.
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  • + 11
 Sweet!!! Smith way to be #1
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  • + 10
 2 seconds up on Gwin as well, good job Stevie.
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  • + 10
 Stoked for Steve! Way to go!
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  • + 10
 Nice to see a canadian on top,that a boy Steve u the man
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  • + 8
 Congrats to Jill Kintner! The new Norco seems to be doing well!
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  • + 7
 Congratulations Steve. All of the Prevost people are pulling for you. WC win next....
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  • + 6
 congrats to Miranda, Holly and Steve. nice work, eh. PS nice to see Dean Tennant on that list too.
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  • + 5
 Steve looks right at home perched up on that #1 spot. That's where he belongs. Keep it up!
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  • + 6
 MIKEY!!!! get that kid on the WC circuit
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  • + 5
 good job to stevie on the win ..gwin is looking as strong as ever. Going to be one tough year for the boys
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  • + 4
 Minnaar - a bit of a surprise to be in 6th. He must be a bit bummed. Awesome for Stevie though!
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  • + 3
 Way to go buddy!! This a huge win! Not a WC win, but sticking to the big boys, gonna get them thinking twice about the rest of the year... Congrats!!
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 i think that greg minnaar came 5 seconds back cos he was still sitting in the gate spitting his dummy out over having a plate no. as high as 61 and didnt realise that the timer had gone for his run to start....... lol hahahaha
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  • + 4
 Neko is having a great start to the season. Nice work man!
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  • + 3
 Stevvvvaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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  • + 3
 Good job!! Wish I coulda been there
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  • + 2
 Boom young local boy in tenth! Way to go Mark! Up and coming all star right there
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  • + 3
 Congrats Stevie! Well deserved!
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  • + 2
 CEDAR WUT! Yeah steve getting it duuun
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 ! Mark Wallace you beast!
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  • + 2
 Least one American took home the win this weekend! Congrats Jill!
  • - 2
 Stevie is american, Canada is in America . USA is in America Big congrats Stevie!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 steve smith is a canadian. he lives in Nanaimo. Maybe the kid has a dual citizenship, but I have ridden w/ him up north, and as I recall...he's a canuck.
  • + 1
 what I mean is that "americans" are all of us being born in the american continent, not only the ones born in the USA.
I know Stevie is from Nanaimo, one of the most beautiful places in the planet, have been there and ridden there my xc bike.

Cheers
  • + 1
 I know what you meant. The continent of North America. However, I was referring to the country of America. As in, U.S. of A.

At least Jill took one home for us, and the duo of BET/Jerry were there to rock the flag as never before! USA! USA!

And sponsel, don't you respond with the 'We did that first BS, I am already on the kill list and don't care. Yes, you, haderer and Looch started the whole USA cheer section thing. But that doesn't mean Brian, Jerry and their ghetto blasters can't keep the tradition alive.

Love this guy. 'Merica! www.pinkbike.com/photo/8050895
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  • + 1
 Good one for Bryceland to be up there as well! Not far off those boys!
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  • + 1
 yass stevie! on it like a car bonnet!
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  • + 1
 FUCK YEAH STEVIE! Big ups for Hannah too, back on form!
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  • + 1
 Justin better watch out at TWR getting beat by Neko again !
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  • + 1
 are those Bryceland's legs or is he riding a chicken?
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  • + 1
 Yeah Stevie! Way to go man, great result!
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  • + 1
 Yeah Stevie!! Island pride! Mark Wallace WTF you are KILLING IT KID!!!!
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  • + 1
 1:09 at the split great run.Knew he won there. Awesome
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  • + 0
 At least one Canuck is winning, Yeah way to go stevie representin us B.C. boys!!!!!
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  • + 2
 Ya baby Canada shines!
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 Plus 1 for Stevie
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 Way to go Stevie!!
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 Yeeah go Stevie!
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 Congrats Steve.
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 Well done Steve.
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