Poll: Who Will Win World's?

Aug 31, 2012
by Scott Secco  
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151 Comments

  • 75 5
 with absolutely no disrespect to the fastest man in the world, and my fellow american. Iv been wanting steve smith to win all season... id be psyched if he won worlds as his first ever world level event win.
  • 12 5
 after cleaning up a crankworx, i voted for him considering this is more of a bike park track than true dh, sender ftw
  • 9 62
flag dh433 (Aug 31, 2012 at 1:01) (Below Threshold)
 yea cause you can compare crankworx races to world champs. are you kidding?? bike park track?watch a helmet cam bro.
  • 27 2
 listen to rider interviews, bike park track their words not mine
  • 6 59
flag dh433 (Aug 31, 2012 at 1:06) (Below Threshold)
 just the fact that you compared crankworx to world champs is funny. smh.
  • 5 0
 I'll be psyched too. And most probably my neighbours will hate me.
  • 6 0
 Cam Cole has dubbed it the 'Bike Park World Champs' Razz
  • 5 0
 If that aint a bike park track then what the hell is a bike park??
  • 12 1
 @dh433
So when were you at world champs?
  • 4 1
 Yes Stevie did destroy crankworx but the level of competition was not there. Not saying I didn't vote for Stevie he's my boy. Kill it Stevie!!!
  • 8 1
 @mnorris122
he's injured
  • 2 0
 Yeah I voted for Steve...he's just one of my favorite riders and he just straight kills it.
  • 52 0
 Come on guys lets all get behind the legent peaty in his 20th year and on custom v10 , go on peaty ! could be his last race?
  • 8 10
 legend*
  • 27 2
 leg end* also known as a foot.
  • 7 0
 As much as I love and idolize Steve, my voting for him in a poll on Pinkbike won't make him more likely to win. If there was a separate poll for who we WANT to win Worlds instead of who we think WILL win Worlds, Steve would have my vote.
  • 2 0
 @ scottrallye:
exact my thoughts man, Dr. Steve Peat FTW!!!
  • 38 1
 Why is there no Sam Hill in that list? So many people want to see him win.
  • 3 37
flag surgesunday (Aug 31, 2012 at 0:08) (Below Threshold)
 Why do you think!
  • 5 43
flag DDRbiker (Aug 31, 2012 at 0:17) (Below Threshold)
 rumor has it hes getting into enduro
  • 30 5
 I couldnt see that happening with his belly Wink
  • 12 0
 And no Claire Buchar for women's?
  • 35 7
 chuck norris will win this with one pedal...
  • 11 5
 I like burning ants with my kitchen lighter gun
  • 5 1
 ^^ scary!
  • 3 2
 its a pedaly track, powerhouse minaar for the win, sick mick and gee wee man have an outside chance...
  • 2 0
 Claire and Sam are both up there now.
  • 3 1
 Isnt Tracey Mosely racing too ? I'd put a fair bet she will win.
  • 4 1
 Unless my imagination is creating it, Sam Hill IS on that list.
  • 1 0
 There is
  • 1 0
 @kerba, you called it man!
  • 1 0
 yes i did Smile
  • 14 0
 Yeah come on peaty!!!!! Chances are slim but not impossible, would be quality!
  • 2 0
 Yeeea!! peaty will own it, he's just been doing a sly attack letting people think he's slowly dropping out the competition but he's gunna win this with a gwin gap special Wink
  • 14 3
 1 US currency ($) say's Gwin is gunna win...any takers!
  • 61 3
 It will only cost me 99¢ Big Grin
  • 16 1
 i'll put 63 pence on that !
  • 5 2
 I'd bet 3 schillings.
  • 17 0
 I'll see your 3 schillings and raise it by 1 turnip !
  • 13 0
 1 woven wampum belt, a beaverskin, and my future first born.
  • 1 4
 be screwed over if it was a still
  • 1 0
 ^^ dude thats a bit much..
  • 14 3
 Stevie Smith!! Canadian pride!!
  • 9 1
 Don't know why Hill isn't on here. He won it 2 years ago after being out for most of a season, and he's won it before that too. You'd think a veteran of the race who's won it 3 times would be on the list.
  • 6 1
 rachel is going to win it, although I'd love to see micayla gatto take the win, if were lucky gee will take the win to to repeat the atherton double world champs! oh ya somebody kidnap gwin
  • 1 0
 I'd also like to see a big race out of the Canadian girls. On their game, they could give Rachel a run for her money.
  • 2 0
 Don't rule out Casey Brown!
  • 1 0
 all the canadian girls are fast af, no poll for juniors? i wouldve voted for holly feniak
  • 8 0
 My bet is on a darkhorse named Sam Hill!
  • 6 0
 Going on Brook Macdonald's recent success I would be SOOOOOOO stoked if a kiwi boy won the worlds. Brook for the win!
  • 5 0
 It is just me or did everyone suggest Rachel Atherton would win the Womens World Champs because they didn't really know any of the other names?
  • 5 0
 I'm sure the fact that she's won 4 out of the 5 World Cups she's raced this year has something to do with it...
  • 5 0
 Nah we know the other names , nothing to do with the fact that a few of them are damned cute
  • 6 2
 No, because she's absolutely dominating the season. If healthy, Rachel's the woman's version of Gwinn.
  • 3 0
 I hate to say it but it's going to be Gwin...I can just see it. In an ideal world I'd like to see one of the brits (especially Fairclough, OR STEVE PEAT) taking it, or, failing that maybe one of the younger guys, just to shake things up.
  • 2 0
 Fairclough would be difficult, since he's not racing. We all thought it was a shoe in to begin with and then after Danny Hart injuried himself, but apparently due to some odd rules he can't take part. He himself said it on twitter a while ago. Bummer tho. Peaty taking the win would indeed be awesome, or Gee man, he deserves one already, his last win was on 2010.
  • 5 0
 Steve's will win on principle of having the nicest and most special bike I have ever seen
  • 7 1
 What is this America's Got Talent?
  • 16 1
 Well, there is an American with a LOT of talent.
  • 2 0
 It's fun to try and predict who wins, but the World Champs can be the place to where many riders can gamble on one race and look to shine. Aaron Gwin is certainly a solid pick, esp now that he clinched the WC title and can afford to push his limits, but I'm more interested in seeing how the newer guys shake up the top 10. Troy Brosnan and Mitch Ropelato, among others, seem like they are primed for some spotlight. Especially Troy, who def seems podium worthy and looked to be in decent shape at Crankworx. Mitch is gonna rack up some points for my Dirt Fantasy team. Big Grin


It's going to be one hell of a race to watch. Not gonna expect anything like Danny Hart's legendary run. I can't really picture how it will turn out; I just have a feeling that it's going to be rather unpredictable and wild.
  • 1 0
 My other favorite junior, Loic Bruni! Always stoked to see him!
  • 2 0
 Im going Troy or Blenki.
Blenki won Qualifying here in 2010 so he has the potential to do it and Troy is just always fast on everything.. Even coming off an injury he was awesome at Crankworx. I'd also like to see Sam do well. He's been building up all season and this could be the one he wins.
And im not quite sure how Myriam Nicole has more votes than Floriane Pugin.. Myriam has a broken collarbone?
  • 2 0
 Sereiously its anyones game to take the win!! forcast is ment to be pissing rain there for the rest of the week which excites me as anyone has a realistic chance of winning it since rain will be the equalizer! yewwww but all you people just watch out for the Monster Energy Spesh boys! they have something up their sleves!
  • 1 0
 I think that one of them has a bigger chance in mud... remember last years Worlds.
  • 7 1
 Atherton whitewash !!!!!
  • 8 0
 I agree, Gee has been so consistant this year and has just picked up the national crown again, confidence must be high and he is hungry for a win at the world's, I think he can pull something special out of the bag. Rachel is the lady in form at the moment, she has to be the favorite to take the title.
  • 2 0
 Got the same feeling it could we be a 1-1 for the Athertons,sons going Gwen and Ragot. He will be punished in a minute,lol. Just hope its a great race.
  • 2 3
 Barf.
  • 1 0
 Hope you feel better soon.
  • 5 0
 There is great depth of field, should be exciting regardless.
  • 1 0
 For sure. I was telling a friend a couple of days ago that there's no less than 15 riders with a legit shot at winning this one...and at least a dozen other riders that could pull out the magical run. Can't wait two more days - going to be some tight racing!!
  • 4 0
 no disrespect, but there's Beer, Leov, Beaumont etc, on the list and there's no Sam Hill?.....Hart is still injured I think
  • 5 0
 Connor Fearon for the Juniors!
  • 5 0
 I think I've got a chance, could you put my name in the poll?
  • 1 0
 Honestly, I want to see Leov win. He's always been one of my favorites to watch over the years and it would be awesome to see him take a win right before retiring. It would also be cool to see Spagnolo win here after coming in 2nd last year. If he can hold his run together he'll be a threat. That being said I voted for Stevie.
  • 6 2
 Steve Smith and Emmeline Ragot FTW!!!
  • 2 0
 Finally another Ragot fan. I love Rachel, don't get me wrong, but I like Ragot's all out - wild - scrappy style.
  • 3 0
 Come on the surgesunday tell us cos I don't know why hill isn't on the list either.
  • 1 3
 He's been on the bench this season man with injuries and all! I don't hate on him not a bit. I do like Sam and I'm sure next season will be a lot better for him. We saw him climb the ranks this yr once he got back. I'd like to see him and Gwin go at it like Gee and Greg did in 2010
  • 2 0
 Surge, that was last season. If he was out this season, then how is he sixth overall?
  • 2 1
 Well coming back from injuries is what I meant! I know he's 6th but not up to full speed yet. We all know it takes a bit to do that
  • 9 0
 He's only been out of the top 10 twice this year, granted not blistering form but he's still surely a threat especially in Austria (remember his form in Schladming) and remember after a season of injuries he came back to win 2010 world champs in MSA with only a few weeks of riding under his belt. Hill is ALWAYS a threat...
  • 11 1
 Hill could easily win this, only a fool would write him off entirely.
  • 1 0
 Hill would have won at Val d'Isere if he didn't have that bobble just before an uphill section. He was in full-form otherwise. I'm not a "fan-boy", either. He definitely looked like the Sam otherwise. Don't discount him one bit. All the same, I voted Ratboy.
  • 3 0
 I'd like to see Leov do well, given this will be his final World Championships, and hes got the bike and team to do it!
  • 3 0
 I'd love to see a Kiwi win.

Am I the first Aussie to ever say that?

The Kiwis are getting faster and faster - I think think they will be the next country to dominate the Top Ten. The Brits did it. Aussies did it. The French did it. Someone else's turn now.
  • 1 0
 Aweful poll. No Sam Hill in the mens and no Casey Brown in the womens. My money is on Stevie for the mens anyway but not having either of these 2 on the list is pretty pathetic.
  • 1 0
 Last time they had a bike park world champs Steve Peat won. I still think Gee will do it, but I'd love to see a young bloke smash it like last year.

PB why isn't "Who Cares?" on the list of possible winners for the girls?
  • 3 0
 im caught between Smith and Minaar, hopefully either win!
  • 6 2
 Danny Hart ?
  • 5 1
 out on injury
  • 4 0
 Injured
  • 4 0
 What about T-Mo?
  • 1 0
 Yeah pretty sure she is racing this , I think she will win it.
  • 2 0
 Although odds do not favor him, I have to go with my compatriot Alvaro Hidalgo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 like to see hill win or bryceland , ,and as for the ladies emeline ragot needs it bad and would love to see her win
  • 1 0
 we need Gwin to win it, so the rest of the riders would stop flapping their gums that he has won won the "Worlds Championship". The "One Precious" Race!
  • 4 1
 a dark horse ?
  • 2 0
 ^haha would piss my self laughing if I seen a horse running that track with a rider in full race gear on top Big Grin
  • 1 0
 I'd be rooting for the horse! That would be one really bad ass horse! I know I've seen some do better than many amateurs, but to see one competitive with the pros is would be unbelievable.
  • 1 0
 Lets make this happen !
  • 1 0
 why isnt the current world champ danny hart on there? Is he still injured or summin?
  • 1 0
 Season-ending shoulder surgery. Been public knowledge for a few weeks now. Gutted.
  • 1 0
 What time will broadcasting of worlds start? Will us not spectating be able to watch 4X as well?
  • 2 0
 There is another woman that should be listed in the women, Jaime Rees
  • 1 0
 I voted Gwin, but there's a load of riders I'd rather win (Bryceland, Peaty, Minnaar, Hill, Gee)
  • 1 0
 Does anybody know if Casey Brown from Canada is going to this thing? She totaly "Stevie'd" Crankworx.
  • 1 0
 She is.
  • 1 0
 Of all the women, it'd be awesome to see Casey Brown keep on her streak after Crankworx.
  • 2 0
 It's Petra Bernhard, not Pentra......
  • 2 0
 The Garbo DH is a tougher course than this....Stevie can pull this off Wink
  • 1 0
 You guys must be blind and deaf because the dark horse will take the win just like he always does..
  • 2 1
 Nope, 1 CANADIAN currency ($) aka a loonie! Smiths gonna win!
  • 1 0
 Hart is out through shoulder injury.
  • 1 0
 would be stoked if fairclough got a win
  • 1 0
 Bummer, but not racing.
  • 1 0
 yeah its a shame, hes such a cool guy to watch, hopefully he will pull it together next year
  • 1 0
 The guy from Kazakistan is gonna win it,
  • 1 0
 Who, Borat??
  • 1 0
 Vinokourov is crossing over from his gold-medal road race, what?!? That guy IS crazy enough to do well in DH.
  • 2 0
 Casey Brown?
  • 1 0
 so a Dark Horse is my vote
  • 1 0
 haha i wonder whos ngonna win for girls?
  • 1 0
 Steve "Sender" Smith 4 that win, he looks fit and hungry
  • 5 4
 gwinftw
  • 4 0
 Gee atherton man!
  • 2 2
 Why isn't the current world champ on that list??
  • 2 1
 Unless he's not racing. Iv not kept up with it this year.
  • 11 0
 I see youve been under the rock to, out with injurys
  • 1 0
 Odd how people are in denial about Hart's injury and subsequent surgery. Wink
  • 1 0
 Casey Brown FTW
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