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REPLAY: Leogang World Cup Finals 2013

Sep 22, 2013
by Mike Kazimer  


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  • 96 16
 I am happy for Stevie, he's a great guy and a great rider, but I was really rooting for Gee here. Got to be the most powerful and consistent rider to date. He deserves so much more respect than a lot of people on here are giving him. He's been on the circuit for a long time, and I can put money on it he'll be back next season right up at the top again, that's just what he does.
  • 114 6
 Gee deserves all the respect in the world, but Stevie stormed in and snatched this season from him in damn spectacular fashion. Hard not to be completely fired up, especially with him being a fellow Canadian.
  • 33 2
 Although they are both great riders, It's pretty hard to deny that Steve dominated that race, and deserves the World Cup title. Steve was the come from behind underdog, especially early in the season. He was a long ways back, but mentioned that he was mathematically still able to catch Gee back in July. And he did. Just. With a big smile on his face the whole time. That's so sick, in my opinion.
  • 36 2
 still remember when stevie and semnuck were dissing each other in follow me. now, a few years later, they're both champions of their trade. stoked to see canadians taking the sport home. congrats stevie, you deserve it.
  • 32 1
 Gee showed great humility, and congratulated Stevie. It's difficult to imagine the pressure they're under, and I think Gee felt under more pressure.

Congrats and thanks to everyone, on a great WC season (only wish there were more.)
  • 11 16
flag foshizz (Sep 22, 2013 at 13:50) (Below Threshold)
 Gees face during Steve smiths run
  • 7 2
 Stevie said to Gee in a Gandalf voice, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
  • 5 4
 STEVIE!!! You're mustache gave you almighty world cup powers!
  • 5 1
 @dh-andy
'Yo Taylor, I-i-i'm really happy for you, imma let you finish, But Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time"
  • 2 0
 You gotta admit it would have been cool to see a Gee/Rachel domination but I am pretty stoked for Steve. Awesome race season. Cant wait for next year.
  • 1 0
 So cool for Stevie, but those are some killer results for Bruni, Bryceland, and Sik Mik! I was hoping some of them boys would step it up, I'm just trying to look for where you can put that much time into Bruni's run on this track. Smith is mental!
  • 1 0
 Thank You Stevie!!! You made may day yesterday, on my Birthday! I wished that you win the title, and you made it! I was so happy! Couldnt watch it only, but my MOM called me that I had the birthday present! Everybody is proud of you, congrats and all the best for the future! Smile
A.
  • 1 0
 What a great season I picked to get back into mtn biking! Looking forward to riding tonnes this winter, into the spring and summer and volunteering at Cranworx 2014.
  • 37 0
 The Man the Myth. The Stevie Smith.
  • 16 0
 The Chainsaw!
  • 15 0
 LOOK AT THE TIME
  • 15 1
 he was so stoked, he almost threw his bike into the crowd! almost.. Congrats Stevie!
  • 4 12
flag Lilshredman (Sep 22, 2013 at 11:56) (Below Threshold)
 The Legend?
  • 10 9
 Gee does come across a bit robot like...end of the day stevie smith is the fastest man on a dh bike and deserves it more than anyone.
  • 5 3
 I agree @rickpolar, I've nothing against Gee, he's an awesome rider, and a great athlete. Just he doesn't let his guard down and Stevie Smith just seems like one of the boys.
  • 9 0
 Dunno why people say that about Gee..for sure he always has his game face on in any coverage of the world cup we see but has anyone seen the Atherton Project!?!? Im buzzing for seeing him at redbull fox hunt!!
  • 7 3
 I agree too. Stevie seems like a really down to earth guy, not influenced by any of the corporate stuff, all the arrival segments that have been online have portrayed that side of him. Gee just doesn't grab me, even though he's English. All his interviews seem a little cold and pre-prepared, almost like footballers and their monotonous answers. Shame, but I found myself hoping Stevie won.
  • 5 0
 The Mustache.
  • 3 0
 The mustache!
  • 4 0
 Dismount Score: 10.
  • 1 0
 Herzlichen Glückwünsche!
Congrats, Steve!

I met you at Crankworx after your dramatic victory and you were kind enough to chat for a few moments and autograph your poster for my son. Having lived in the beautiful country of Austria (where my son was born) for three years, I can tell you we Canadians are well liked, as I'm sure you've experienced over the weekend. Ironically Dominik missed Crankworx as he was back in the "motherland" for August.

See you next year in Whistler, and bringing my son to meet you this time!

Prost!

- Feuersturm
  • 21 0
 I'm a high caliber XC racer, but watching XC races on video is about as exciting as watching paint dry. I LOVE watching top end DH. Those guys are some of the best athletes on the planet.
  • 3 1
 It's both cool and funny that you say that. All those top level DH guys do a lot of pedaling to get into the shape they are. It ain't easy!

Keep ridin' mang but show up here any time to kick it with us and watch some DH! :-)
  • 12 0
 Man, you have to smile when you see Steve doing such a run, watching those split times and his joy of winning. This man deserve all the splendor that comes with the title. Feels like a lot of fresh air to the downhill scene!
  • 10 0
 I wanna thanks stevie mom's for all her shutteling. If she wasn't so dedicaded i don't know if canadian would be so proud today with a world champion canadian on a canadian bike
  • 14 2
 Gutted for Gee, but fair play to stevie for a seamless run
  • 8 2
 Most british post ever
  • 1 0
 I wonder why.
  • 5 0
 Super happy for Stevie! Don't think Gee got any ego issues like some say, where some riders have settled with just having a podium finish, he was hell bent on winning. So yeah, I can't knock him for being disappointed with the results.
  • 3 0
 I thought Bruni had it all stitched up and then Stevie just had to show 'em who's boss. I was rooting for Gee but Stevie was just quicker this season. Overall times will show Stevie's faster by a mile to everyone else. I wonder what could have happened in PMB had he not slipped on that first corner. He also showed that he is mentally strong too, taking chunks of time off the clock even under such intense pressure. Bruni will be a force to be reckoned with in the next couple of seasons. This Frenchman is the real deal. Gee will probably have a carbon bike next year and will still be in supreme fitness. I expect next season to be his.
  • 6 1
 Bruni is one hell of a rider at his age
  • 2 0
 Huge props to those responsible for giving us this live coverage! Looking back, they have done a really good job this year.. not only in terms of visuals, but also general information of the venues and riders Smile More next year please!
  • 4 1
 question: whats best the look on gee's face or rob warners commentary " im so wet i feeling like im wearing a paddling pool" commedy gold! hilarious !!! welldone stevie!!! great riding from peaty and josh as well!!
  • 3 1
 Thanks Pinkbike for not putting the winner in the title, but putting a caption picture of the winner kinda gives it away. Anyway congrats Stevie! I was super nervous just watching your run, but you pinned it! All that training payed off!
  • 2 0
 Everyone is thinking back to Steve's original segment in Seasons, but don't forget this one from Follow Me: Two great guys that love what they do: riding bikes, throwing a few snowballs, and no handers tucks on pavement.... www.pinkbike.com/video/190028
  • 3 2
 I remember somehow ending up in a drunken conversation with Darcy Wittenburg and a young drunk 16 year old smith in whistler, bigging him up to be a big name in the future. Never thought I would have been talking to a future World Cup champion. Massive congrats and big respect to the man!!.
  • 1 0
 Massive congrats to Stevie!!.. He deserved it no doubt. Gutted for Gee even if he does come across as Mr Serious. Can you imagine being in his position. I think anyone would struggle to be all smiles. I'm actually most stoked for Peaty though. The man is still seriously fast and obviously still loving the sport!
  • 3 0
 It's amazing how these races continue to outdo themselves. Seems to always be a devastating finish for some.
  • 6 1
 Loic motherfucking Bruni
  • 4 2
 I like it that he tried on 650's then went back on 26's and dominated!!! Goes to show there's more to success than the size of your wheel
  • 1 1
 Looks like its a win for the 26" wheel as well... but only at the hands of Stevie.
  • 1 1
 Stevie has been on a winning strike since his first place in Mont-Sainte-Anne -- he's won all races he's been on since (save the World Champs in Pietermaritzburg) and amply deserves his WC championship. Hail to the (new) King! May you reign for years to come, Stevie!
  • 1 0
 Gee was awesome, Stevie was a little more awesome, great friggin run, Canadain, B.C. , Vancouver Island boy, I like that a lot , some "fresh air" at the top of the World Cup !!! Good to see
  • 3 0
 Jesus, I think my heart rate was higher than a race run while watching Gee, Mik, and Stevie come down!
  • 4 0
 we will probably see more people riding devinci bike now Wink
  • 2 0
 Congrats to Stevie, and congrats to all my friends to the north, it's about time the country with the greatest bike park in the world has a W.C. Champion.
  • 2 0
 Stevie Smiths run was epic. What a way to end a great season, Can't wait to see what happens in 2014
  • 3 0
 YEAHHHHH!!!! LOOK AT THE TIME! So stoked to see Stevie take it all!
  • 2 0
 Stevie you are soooo fast and the falcon pellegrini can't catch you Smile ))
hard worker rider,congrets dude
  • 3 0
 Didn't want that to end! Amazing season, roll on 2014!
  • 2 0
 Does the winner of the world cup overall get to wear the rainbow stripes for life, or is that just for winning world champs?
  • 2 0
 nope just world championships. for example Lance has his stripes for life. Wink
  • 1 0
 Hellsyeh Stevie!
So, I missed the Mont saint Anne WC, been trying to find a replay of Stevie's run. Anyone know where I can find it??
  • 3 0
 Congrats to Stevie and my Canadian neighbors!
  • 1 0
 Unbelievable - so proud of Stevie, great to see Canadian local BC boy taking the World Cup title, you're up there with Steve Peat and Sam Hill now!!
  • 1 0
 thought about 27.5 wheels.... mmm no. I'll stay with what works. Tell that to the manufacturers. 26" aint going anywhere!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 STEVIE 1:59:36 ! GO STEVIE !!!
  • 9 6
 Feel so bad for Gee...
  • 2 0
 Thank you so much for the replay. Much appreciated.
  • 1 0
 does anyone knows what happend to sam ? I couldn't watch the whole video, Thnx .
  • 1 0
 Put his foot down on a root and twisted his knee in practice I believe
  • 3 1
 "I wish i was wearing a paddling pool" haha
  • 2 0
 So proud of you Steve!!!!! it's a party here in Canada:p
  • 1 0
 He's the muthaf***in chainsaw and he'll skin your ass raw! Way to go Stevie!!!
  • 4 6
 Gee and Sik Mik are hands down the fastest riders out there. Every race they get podium too. Don't get me wrong, stevie is one fast mofo but these two are prob your fastest consistently all through out the season. Next year guys, next year
  • 1 0
 Hands down not fast enough when it counts
  • 1 0
 Well, the points say otherwise. And the results do too. The guy that wins is the fastest. And that guy was Steve Smith this year.
  • 1 0
 Game 7 Stanley Cup Final. Overtime. Goal. Stevie FTW! Best WC season ever.
  • 2 0
 "and he goes down like a cheap pair of tights!" .....classic!
  • 5 4
 F*ck, he's a lot faster then me...they all are!
  • 3 1
 whens stevies run start?
  • 2 0
 1:59:30!
  • 1 0
 I could watch that over and over and don't even race DH. Smith is so composed and smooth in that run, and the stopwatch obviously tells that story. He manages to ride with some style as well as going fast. Dismount at the end was exuberance. That little clip starting at 1:59:30 will be great to watch for years. I think his bike set-up was completely dialed as well.
  • 1 0
 Alot of BOS forks ..interesting.
  • 2 1
 gutted for gee was really rooting for him
  • 1 0
 is It just me or does that little man in the background scare you
  • 2 0
 Congrats sir stevie
  • 1 0
 Congrats to Stevie! Big props to Big Dog and Ratboy!
  • 1 0
 Leogang Chainsaw Massacre
  • 1 0
 In Canada, they eat falcon, drink beer, and celebrated Stevie!
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what bars Sik MIk is running?
  • 1 0
 Yeah Stevie!!
  • 1 0
 Mick
  • 1 2
 Dick
  • 1 2
 Gee is always angry never smile...







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