Video: 2013 DH World Championships Finals

Sep 2, 2013 at 6:42
Sep 2, 2013
by Mike Kazimer  
 
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login



Credit: Orpheus Productions/DirtTV
Must Read This Week









79 Comments

  • + 103
 Nothing like Jared Graves telling all of us to stfu hahah. Looks like he was right too. Congrats Jared on the stellar finish.
  • + 18
 Graves saying what needs to be said. If you're comfortable and feel like you can preform well, that is all that matters. Great race!
  • + 6
 Guy never talks smack. Dude is unreal. A beast. Congrats on the bronze.
  • + 9
 Graves for me is similar to Brian Lopes minus the dicky attitude - a proper racer through and through and a supremely fit multi talented biker !
[Reply]
  • + 73
 Who was the guy gapping the rock garden at the bottom after the wooden bridge type right hander? Anyway, he deserves props! As too does Graves for beating the pants off a "little" bike, Stevie for popping a no-hander for the crowd (even though he was obviously disappointed), Sam Hill for walking off that high speed crash, Mitch's wheels for saying "Well no actually, we 29ers don't always roll the best through rooty turns", Mick for making me shout "Go on fella" like a lunatic at my laptop. Rach for winning and then talking about her "medium knickers", Greg for winning by wringing that tracks neck....
....and finally, the PMB track itself deserves some props for not being anywhere near as sh*t as everyone tried to make out.
  • + 12
 That's a decent write up!
  • + 1
 Best write up I've ever read. Best part for me was Rach. Seriously fast, seriously funny and seriously cool! Greg definitely deserved his win. Well done to all of them.
  • + 5
 Gutted for Sik Mik and Ropelato. Minaar may have won, but Miks' run was way crazier to watch. His speed through the tables! Really wanted Ropelato to put in a good run too, just to see what he (and the bike) could do at race speed. Stevie needs to throw those no-handers and such in his full speed race runs, we need a new Gracia. Lastly, where does Minaar find time?!?! His ability to reel guys in on the last 30 seconds of a run is incredible. The guy is an animal. To Old-Man-Eggy, the guy who gapped the rock garden was Sik Mik; however I do believe a few others did.
  • + 1
 Greg gapped the rock garden too and flatted the back wheel there. Luckily the air held till the finish line
  • + 1
 Greg nearly flat-landed the first of those tables and he wasn't even pedaling into them. The guy gapping the rock garden was Gee - impressive indeed!
[Reply]
  • + 38
 I'm not sure who's faster in his job - those DH racers or the Parkin brothers.
[Reply]
  • + 31
 Who else thought 'sweet a bikini!' And then HE turned around. Ouch.
  • + 5
 Sir you have terrible Gaydar, that was so obviously a dude!!!!
  • + 3
 Yeah it was much more obvious on my laptop. On my iPhone? Not so much.
  • + 11
 The guy had some nice legs.
[Reply]
  • + 21
 Massive congrats to Matt simmons! He done us proud!
[Reply]
  • + 10
 I wonder what her knickers were like then? Could we start a pink bike poll?
  • + 6
 Well if she wanted to save weight at the expense of chaffing then commando is the way to go Wink
[Reply]
  • + 4
 Happy for Greg and sorry for Mick (it must hurt to end second best in this race...).
Great Simmonds, this young guy is growing sooo fast.
Great Hill (it will be for 2014 flat pedal's mate).
Great Lorenzo Suding to left behind racers like MacDonald, Beaumont, Thirion.
Great Marcelo (is this his first World Cup and World Championships, isn't it').
Great Steve, top 20 again.
Great Rachel, a class by her own.
[Reply]
  • + 6
 Anyone else get excited when Rachel started discussing underwear options?
[Reply]
  • + 4
 The crowd was cheering so hard that they pushed Minnaar to go faster even though he was exosted! Amazing!
[Reply]
  • + 3
 "This one's for Burry, for sure!" - Greg, you are such an awesome guy! So stoked for him! Awesome!!
[Reply]
  • + 3
 2 best parts of this video: Graves telling everyone it's about the rider not the bike, and the shout out to Burry. RIP
[Reply]
  • + 4
 Great year for African cycling
  • + 1
 Probably better for british Wink
[Reply]
  • + 4
 i think Fabien Barel could won the race with his canyon enduro bike :/ Big Grin
  • - 18
 that course wasn't suited for Barel. They don't have a lift and rigging up dummy floorboards in the shuttle van can be tricky. The Rosie Ruiz of bike racing.
  • + 10
 You know the Exit... --->
[Reply]
  • + 5
 Graves--> RESPECT
[Reply]
  • + 2
 Anyone watched the mpora videos on an android phone/tablet and the vid player wont go into full screen mode?
  • + 1
 Does on mine :-/
  • + 1
 Weird. What device/browser do you use?
Neither my galaxy s4 or galaxy tab will ever play mpora vids in full screen
[Reply]
  • + 3
 Waiting for Jared's journal!!!
[Reply]
  • + 3
 Graves Telling people how it is!
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Wait what the hell happened to smith, gwin and hill? They all finished like 63rd and 65th and 67th??
  • + 7
 They crashed.
  • + 4
 Smith went down in the first turn, Gwin went down somewhere on course, and Hill went down hard in the bottom section
  • + 3
 thats sad that smith went down so fast, i wish i couldve seen
  • + 2
 You can at www.rebull.tv - they have the replay on that site.
[Reply]
  • + 1
 I know most World Cup DH courses look like sheer punishment, but man this course looks fun. I'm jealous.
[Reply]
  • + 2
 anyone know the song title and artist???
  • + 1
 Alfa 9 'El Morocco'
[Reply]
  • + 1
 So what happened to Gee? Just not feeling it or did he crash? I don't recall seeing dirt on his jersey.
  • + 3
 During the race the commentators were saying he looked very reserved. Just didn't seem to push as hard as the other guys perhaps.
  • + 2
 He had some kind of stomach bug thru the week and it obviously had enough of an effect on him by finals. Too bad, as he would have surely made the podium at full-strength. As with crashes and mechanicals, that is racing.
  • + 2
 seeing stevie go down at the start surely made him a little hesitant too
  • + 1
 Didn't know about the stomach flu, that would make a huge difference.
  • + 1
 Indeed, seeing Smith's off surely didn't help to instill any confidence.
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Does anyone know the song?
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Can we ask Jared why he doesn't race dh? The Ews is led by legends of dh.
  • + 1
 Learn your history on Jared graves.
  • + 1
 allow me to rephrase: Why doesn't Jared currently race world cup DH full time, whilst seemingly in the prime of his career"? I know the history.
[Reply]
  • + 2
 So stoke for Minnaar !
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Awesome riding by Graves.
[Reply]
  • + 1
 Jared your some man on a bike.
[Reply]
  • - 2
 And is riding for Specialized.
[Reply]
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2014. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv14 0.031284
Mobile Version of Website