Lunacy: Intermittent insanity, formerly believed to be related to phases of the moon.
All the preparation goes on ice when there are people to please. The top guys are a class act with the fans. Immune to cringe, they'll give them all the time, autographs and photos they desire.
|I knew I was gonna have to push hard to catch Manon. The track was so gnarly and so long I knew where my strengths would be and where hers would be. So just tried to ride like I know I could. It's so cool how fast the girls are going now, it's incredible. Pompom would have been right up there with me and Manon too if she hadn't caught the girl up in front of her! It was nerve racking.- Rachel Atherton, GT Factory Racing |
|I plan to do a lot more filming. And enduro is pretty fun - it's like racing used to be before it got serious.- Cedric Gracia, CG Racing Brigade| So Sam congrats, but we thought there might have been more! Was there a mistake up there, we saw you slip a pedal on the live feed?
|It was good I felt strong on the first two thirds of the course all week. It suited me... the bottom third to be honest wasn't my cup of tea. That steep kind of off-the-brakes chute. I'm not gonna say there's not much to it but it's just steep fast berms that definitely don't suit me and I knew it would be my weakest part of the track... sure enough that's where I lost the time. I'm stoked with second to be honest, because after seeing the course I thought I could easily be further back than that... Second's good and solid points so I'm happy to keep that momentum.- Gee Atherton, GT Factory Racing |
Hill: I dunno, I started off alright, nearly threw it away on the first turn getting wild on some loose stuff. From there on got it going pretty good, tried to stay smooth and not over-ride it at all. Kind of got a bit tight towards the bottom 'cause some of the edges were going. Did you still think you might have had it on the final corner?
Hill: I knew I was in touch because the crowd were going pretty wild and there were parts I got faster than the other day. Can you be happy with third?
Hill: Yeah I can…last race I was on the ground in the dust, so an improvement from that, but definitely chasing that number one spot. Does it soften the blow of not ending number 1 today that we had something of a wildcard on top?
Hill: No it doesn’t really bother me who’s winning…Remi put out an awesome run, he’s always riding fast so probably it was something that’s been looming around for while so congrats to him. Every race that comes up it doesn’t matter to me who wins I just wanna try beat them all. I need to try and get on top and close down on the points.
|Incredible! My first podium... First place it's just amazing for me... My objective top 10!- Remi Thirion, Commencal/Riding Addiction|