The MSA Mustache Massacre - Mont St Anne WC Finals

Aug 12, 2013
by Nathan Hughes  
No one knows what it s like to be the bad man to be the sad man behind... the mustache. So they were all asking.
  No one knows what it's like, to be the bad man, to be the sad man, behind... the mustache. So they were all asking.

  Quite the stacked podium and quite the deserving Canadian atop it.

Luke Ellison had a serious moment just after this drop a sequence which involved a full rocket-air a no-foot-can a dual knee-drag down the roots a sprint alongside the bike and a leap back on... all in one swift probably unintentional maneuver. Still sweet for 12th.
  Snap back to the juniors race and Luke Ellison had a serious moment just after this drop, a sequence which involved a full rocket-air, a no-foot-can, a dual knee-drag down the roots, a sprint alongside the bike and a leap back on... all in one swift, probably unintentional maneuver. Still sweet for 12th in the juniors.

Gstaad-Scott s Niederberger powering across the Quebecois rock on route to third and keeping up appearances with 4th in the standings.
  Gstaad-Scott's Niederberger powering across the Quebecois rock on route to third and keeping up appearances with 4th in the standings.

Vergier now leads the junior series...by just 8 points Competition is stiff with an array of youngsters who could win any round... Lucas Shaw Vernassa Wallace Jones Graham Niederberger Atwill and more. Vergier missed a win last round with a wipe out right before the line so this will be a much needed boost to his confidence and naturally his campaign.
  Vergier now leads the junior series...by just 8 points! Competition is stiff, with an array of youngsters who could win any round... Lucas, Shaw, Vernassa, Wallace, Jones, Graham, Niederberger, Atwill and more. Vergier missed a win last round with a wipe out right before the line so this will be a much needed boost to his confidence and naturally his campaign.

Pom Pom on final approach for the DH final. The morning practice was fast and furious 1 15 to dial in the final line choices and second choices--sometimes the best laid plans go awry and what not .
  Pompon on final approach for the DH final. The morning practice was fast and furious: 1:15 to dial in the final line choices (and second choices--sometimes the best laid plans go awry and what not).

This was the result Pugin was looking for here at Mt St Anne--last year she got a broken helmet the gnarliest black eye this side of a MMA double header and a mandatory 3 weeks off the bike... This year Third...
  This was the result Pugin was looking for here at Mt St Anne. Last year she got a broken helmet, the gnarliest black eye this side of a MMA double header, and a mandatory 3 weeks off the bike... This year? Third. Good trade.

Charre was Charreging again but missed the podium by a second. Times are constricting in the ladies field as the season runs and more than few hit the gaping chasm that was the finish jump.
  Charre was Charreging again but missed the podium by a second. Times are constricting in the ladies field as the season runs and more than few hit the gaping chasm that was the finish jump.

The second of two stacks for the GT queen. Full head to slab contact was made but she rode off to the rapturous cowbell of the crowd.
  The second of two stacks for the GT queen. Full head to slab contact was made, but she rode off to the rapturous cowbell of the crowd.

Emmeline Ragot taking Rachel Atherton off the podium for the first time this season. Although Rachel crashed it s good to see the faces change.
  Emmeline Ragot taking Rachel Atherton off the podium for the first time this season. Although Rachel crashed, it's good to see the faces change to hot things up a little.

Ragot s been knocking on a W all season long...
  Not the last one to appear that we have become accustomed to... but Ragot has been knocking on a "W" all season long. Congrats to Emmeline!

Nigel Page taking over for Fraser Britton and clearly giving him a run for his money.
  Nigel Page taking over for Fraser Britton and clearly giving him a run for his money. Photography is mostly common sense really.

Bulldog s way back right now still struggling with shoulder problems. He still looks fierce as ever on track so you know he ll be back.
  Bulldog's way back right now, still struggling with shoulder problems. He still looks fierce as ever on track so you know he'll be back.

Florent Payet working hard to dial in the rock garden. This--perhaps more so than any other section of the track--was place to lose time. It was loaded with square edge hits that required a soft touch to flow. And downhill racing is about anything but soft touches.
  Florent Payet working hard to dial in the rock garden before hitting up an excellent 9th. This--perhaps more so than any other section of the track--was place to lose time. It was loaded with square edge hits that required a soft touch to flow. And downhill racing is about anything but soft touches.

T-minus 1... Marc Beaumont getting the count down from Mark Mauarissen while warming up for the Final.
  T-minus 1... Marc Beaumont getting the count down from Mark Mauarissen while warming up for the final and the 10th place he was to receive for his efforts.

Brendan had a huge crash on his last practice of the day. He came off the hip hit the drop and blew out his front tyre. It ran straight off the rim he hit the turn flat-out
  Brendan had a huge crash on his last practice of the day. He came off the hip, hit the drop and blew out his front tire. It ran straight off the rim, he hit the turn flat-out, balls on frame and went flying over the top into the marshal point parasol. It was all very uncomfortable.

More than one racer had an absolute shit final practice run Gee Atherton tried to reduce his ability to father a child Gwin tried to punch something mid ball up and Bren-dawg blew a front tire off in the high speed section below the hip.
  More than one racer had a hideous final practice run: Gee Atherton tried to reduce his ability to father a child, Gwin tried to punch something mid ball up, and Bren-dawg nearly merked a couple of marshals.

Brendawg wasn t the only one to have a bit of an episode on his final practice run Gwin s right hand is now sporting a bit of a hole between the outside two knuckles.
  Gwin's right hand is now sporting a bit of a hole between the outside two knuckles after his misdemeanor.

Needles crash in qualifying had one rosy result a good long ride in the hot seat.
  Needles' crash in qualifying had one rosy result: a good long ride in the hot seat.

  Meanwhile the dark clouds amassed and threatened to make things difficult for the World's finest.

Gee was lucky enough to see this dry dirt under his tires for most of his run while the others were left to boggle in the ruts and shamble.
  Gee was lucky enough to see this dry dirt under his tires for most of his run while the others were left to boggle in the ruts and shamble.

And the rains came down. Right after Gee took to the hotseat. Many suspected foul play but few could prove his involvement in the adverse meteorological conditions. Why the hat... Media get priority on headgear when it rains so as not to dampen their coverage capabilities. This young American citizen was obliged to donate his Uncle Sam topper to the great Lawrence CE. Which he was apparently delighted about.
  And the rains came down. Right after Gee took to the hotseat. Many suspected foul play, but few could prove his involvement in the adverse meteorological conditions. Why the hat...? Media get priority on headgear when it rains so as not to dampen their coverage capabilities. This young American citizen was obliged to donate his Uncle Sam topper to the great Lawrence CE. Which he was apparently delighted about.

The dawg is back and so nearly on the podium. 7th announces his return to the scene as a serious race contender besides messiah of whip.
  The 'dawg is back and so nearly on the podium. 7th place may be by way of announcement of his return to the scene as a serious race contender besides messiah of whip.

One-life Greg was a little miffed at 4th. He won here in 2008 and typically comes at least 2nd. so he was itching to get back at the top this time. He changed to spikes last minute a decision that might have cost him on the ground that had not yet soaked up the wet.
  One-life Greg was a little miffed at 4th. He won here in 2008 and typically comes at least 2nd. so he was itching to get back at the top this time. He changed to spikes last minute, a decision that might have cost him on the ground that had not yet soaked up the wet.

Sam Hill creeping higher and higher up the podium.
  Sam Hill creeping higher and higher up the podium, storms aside.

Stevie warming up for his big Canadian debut.
  Stevie warming up for his big Canadian debut.

The only way is up. Smith rides the gondola up for his race run like an excited Labrador on the back seat.
  The only way is up. Smith rides the gondola up for his race run like an excited Labrador on the back seat.

Steve Smith setting down the landing gear... I saw the board was red indicating that he was running slower than the current leader s time on the final jump and said to myself Mother F-k crossed the finish line and looked back and it was green and said to myself Awesome .
bigquotesI knew the top guys were all in the rain I knew it wasn't going to chop up and kept with the dry tires. The top was a bit mucky and just went into ruts earlier and just let it slide. I knew if I could just catch ruts I wouldn't crash.- Stevie Smith, Devinci Global Racing

 I knew the top guys were all in the rain I knew it wasn t going to chop up and kept with the dry tires. The top was a bit mucky and just went into ruts earlier and just let it slide. I knew if I could just catch ruts I wouldn t crash.
bigquotesI saw the board was red on the final jump and said to myself 'Mother F-k!', crossed the finish line and looked back and it was green and said to myself 'Awesome!'- Stevie Smith, Devinci Global Racing

Smith lapping up the stoke with the fans.
  Smith lapping up the stoke with the fans.

Canadian Pride--100
  Canadian Pride...100%!

Shower party.
  Top dog champagne showers.

  Stevie's Quebec-appropriate old-timey-movie-bad-guy mustache attire sure paid off this weekend. Nothing like winning on home turf. One. To. Remember.



128 Comments

  • 168 2
 I'm British, I'd love to see Gee take the title but I couldn't wipe the smile off my face watching Stevie ride, that guy kills it!! I think we're watching someone who is going to dominate the sport in years to come and what a nice guy to boot!
  • 41 6
 It looked like if even gee was stoked for smith's win!
Steve Smith for President! Salute
  • 42 3
 I wish I had more moustache
  • 16 3
 His run was perfect, he kept it so smooth over the roughest crap, hitting all the backsides, pumped the last crap out of that track. Sam looked almost as good, he kept amazing speed through the woods, I wouldn't be surprised if this is his best form ever.
  • 14 71
flag TheFireSermon (Aug 12, 2013 at 4:28) (Below Threshold)
 Great Eh run Eh Stevie Eh Smith EH!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to kicked Gee's A$$ in wet conditions!!! SmithSmithSmithSmithSmithSmithSmithSmithSmith!!!
  • 16 70
flag AlecMann (Aug 12, 2013 at 4:31) (Below Threshold)
 That podium is insane!! Second last picture I noticed that Gee was to good to celebrate with the rest. Steve, you have no idea how happy I was to see you knock Gee off the top spot. Cant let him win everything otherwise his head will get bigger. Okay I did notice there is a champagne spray coming from the left hand side of the pic but they probably didn't want Gee in the photo anyway. Or is it just me?
  • 21 20
 man i was watching this live .. smith's run off the drop at the finish line I was stoked as hell computer dies! let me tell you that was the end for that laptop screen falcon punch'ed it !
  • 17 3
 Nah, it's just you, you can see Gee's giving it the super soaker sniper shot from the side!
  • 12 8
 Wave of Gee-hate coming I sense...
  • 30 3
 AlwaysRider, waht you meant to say was Steve Smith for Prime Minister.
  • 1 1
 they we all there aiming at Stevie
  • 72 4
 I love how people make sweeping judgements about a guy based on one or two pictures on the internet after a race. "Gee is not smiling in the picture". First, so what. Second, its a picture. Maybe he was smiling and in that 1/100th of a second he didn't happen to be smiling. I say this all the time but what the heck do people expect of the guys who didn't win? You expect them to join the party? Where in the real world does that actually happen? Does the losing team in the Super Bowl join the party for the winning team? Get over it, guys like Gee who can and have won before are disappointed when they don't win. Steve Smith didn't look all that happy the last few rounds when he finished behind Gee did he?

As long as guys are gracious afterward, congratulate the winner, stand on the podium etc, that's it. If you watch the video Gee is one of the first people over to Stevie, gave him a big handshake (with a big smile on his face BTW). Expecting anything more than that is kind of ridiculous.
  • 7 2
 great racing. the smith/hill battle i was hoping for! congrats, stevie smith! c'mon, stevie! win the worlds in stachetember!
  • 13 1
 He was pissed, but I like his honesty.
"Not going to lie, 2nd place today was a painful one.Not at all stoked but my own fault,rode too steady! Fair play to Stevie Smith on the win"
twitter.com/gee_atherton
  • 9 38
flag AlecMann (Aug 12, 2013 at 8:42) (Below Threshold)
 You are correct all you Gee lovers, I dont know Gee! difference is, I dont want to know him! I dont like him because I choose not to like him! All you Gee lovers go give your wrong opinion to someone who gives a sh#t!!!
  • 3 1
 just a fan of dh and riders' style but maybe you can roll up to him and talk to him soon and get a different take. he's headed your way nxt month.
  • 20 1
 People make (stupid) sweeping judgements about sportsmanship and they spot and crucify the split second you're not smiling because they've never been in a situation where they give everything they've got for months and years to have it boil down to a 5-minute sprint. They'll never understand the pain or the heartache that comes with crossing that finish line, knowing you left everything on that run, only to have it not be good enough for the win. They hate and criticize because they've never been in those shoes or in that situation where ones dedication and passion simply don't always mean one will have good luck.

Gee's a great athlete, and great athletes face disappointment. Let him have his disappointment, at least; he's earned it. And he'll get over it and move on and comeback. That's what great athletes (and people) do. That's why they're great.
  • 8 1
 Stop talking about wheel size , wieners
  • 7 1
 He's British and competing in a timed event that goes down to thousands of a second! Is anyone seriously expecting an unreserved Cam McCaul-like celebration from him for second place? Both of their runs were incredible to watch....
  • 7 2
 Sir..I mustache you a question!
  • 18 2
 dirt.mpora.com/events/downhill/uci-world-cup/dirt-world-cup-gallery-2013-mont-sainte-anne-finals.html click the link go to picture 33 , gee , minnar and gwin not smiling ..OMG THEY MUST BE SUCH BAD LOSERS ( or maybe they didnt smile for 1 second ).

It's the same is the tabloid news papers , find attractive famous female , stalk her for hours , wait till she yawns or sneezes and BOOM shes suddenly ugly/tired/haggard/ill..
  • 1 4
 Ha Ha Ha!
  • 8 2
 I wouldnt read too much into Gee not being all smiles and high fives. He was disappointed. But hes gracious and professional about it. Anyway... YEAH STEVIE!! DOIN CANADA PROUD!! WAY TO GO KIDDO!!
  • 4 2
 Was it not Stevie himself who said in Strength in Numbers that he hated losing, even when he lost to his girlfriend at Fußball? As said enough times above, these guys are competitors first and foremost and friends later. The reason Gee and Stevie have both stood on the top of the podium this year is because they both hate losing.
  • 8 1
 remember smith's segment in seasons with his mom shuttling up in their truck over and over so he could practice? both their work and sacrifices are starting to bear fruit so I would imagine he's as focused as ever. if these guys miss out on a smile or bromance on the podium with each other it's probably safe to assume that they're frustrated only at themselves and each one knows it everytime. nbd
  • 1 5
flag BikeNERD007 (Aug 12, 2013 at 13:47) (Below Threshold)
 Well, i can now say i've shuttled with a national champions... ahhh its nice to live on west coast... rode with smith, costal crew, and semenuk... obviously there is no way to keep up, but i still did! Big Grin
  • 2 1
 Bigbossman Just stop, you haven't had 1 comment with positive props haha
  • 1 0
 I thought it was over after the rain started pounding. What an amazing finish, I literally jumped out of my seat at the second split of .01. SOOO stoked to see Stevie take to top spot. Looks like a Seasons viewing will be in order soon!
  • 3 2
 Bigbossman you're sick brah
  • 29 3
 British rider wins in Scotland, French rider wins in France,and now a Canadian in Canada.next 2 races will be interesting.
  • 10 1
 Not exactely in France, but i get what you mean!!! Indeed, it's been an awesome season so far, lots of great actions and lots of good vibes!
  • 7 4
 Andorra is a independent country... even our friendly CIA says so, check it: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/an.html ... and why you say it's french??? the official language is catalan, the same as in Catalunya, with Barcelona as capital... Razz
  • 11 0
 An andorran/french rider wins in andorra when hes based in andorra and rides for commencal based in andorra and rides an andorran track that he knows like the back of his hand!
  • 4 8
flag WAKIdesigns (Aug 12, 2013 at 4:05) (Below Threshold)
 Mmendes888 - I like your fire! I bet you have something to say about Spanish vs French wine and Real Madrid being the best team in Spain!
  • 3 0
 i think when you see the pictures after remis win, when the crowd carried ihm away, you know what zak means Wink
  • 2 0
 So Minnaar for SA then! A very good chance of that
  • 1 0
 @scarletmeista the track in andorra was new so he didn't have the chance to ride it a lot before others did
  • 1 1
 Not taking anything away from his winning run, it was awesome. But even if he rode it for a week more than the rest, id say theres an advantage there. Danny hart was riding champery a week before the rest of the field even turned up, he won the worlds. Still not taking anything away from his winning run.....but you get my point.
  • 3 0
 I'm detecting some serious media-reporting bias going on here. Just because Steve has the coolest and creepiest mustache ever, he's Canadian, he's fast as f*ck, he won in his home country, and Pinkbike is a Canadian site doesn't make it "soooooo much cooler" that he won. I mean, the real story here is that Gwin was on the podium!

Wait, no it's not. I'm from the U.S.A. and I was freaking out (in a good way) when Steve won. Soooo rad.
  • 1 0
 minaar for 2nd year world champ
  • 1 0
 I was rooting for Stevie too! stoked on his win. truly a class act and steward of the sport. much respect.
  • 1 0
 Would love to see Gwin on top the next few races
  • 32 18
 Nice to see gee smiling and happy for steve when he walks on stage....Naaaaaaaaat!!!!! Gee has issues with being happy for others!
  • 30 3
 I don't think gee gives a shit about others results nor do the other riders. Its them against the clock,he'll be angry about his own run and analysing every mistake. These guys just wanna win every time and hate losing. That's why they're the best and we just watch! He congratulated stevie on his win like a good pro,if I sponsored a rider and he or she was happy when losing id be asking some serious questions about desire,wouldn't you!
  • 5 10
flag scarletmeista (Aug 12, 2013 at 3:45) (Below Threshold)
 Brilliant! Gee never smiles.....that is all!
  • 9 6
 Look at Greg and Sams face when Smiths walking onto the podium! they are Stoked!! Even Gwin has a huge smile on his dial when they got their hands on the champagne! and the full podium photo. everyone has a smile but gee! I like Gee, but man, can he ever smile apart from when he is winning!
  • 9 4
 Its because for me gee and Steve smith are on a totally different level at the minute,where as Greg Sam and gwin ain't competitive at the minute so its easy to be happy when your out of contention,for those guys a win is a bonus. Its between Steve and gee hence they look angry when they lose. Think gee will nick it but only just.
  • 6 3
 Gee wasn't happy when steve finish his race, sam was smiling but gee not at all.
  • 10 21
flag TheFireSermon (Aug 12, 2013 at 4:30) (Below Threshold)
 Gee was unhappy bc he had his A$$ handed to him by Smith running in wet conditions when Gee had such nice dry... poor sport Gee!!!
  • 19 0
 He smiles when he wins! Who the f*ck smiles when they lose? These guys ain't playing in the woods ffs,its what they live for. That is all!
  • 15 2
 Well thats a load of shit right there, steve and gee are ona totally differnr level???? Eh? There was 9 seconds difference between 1st and 30th place. Remi won at andorra, sam hill came 3rd where he cam 5th at andora. Gwin podiumd where last race he didnt. All these boys are on the same level, ur talking 100ths of seconds and they all want it just as bad. So u sir are talking rubbish!
  • 9 5
 Its called being 'humble' a good sport and showing fans like me, that you can loose graciously and can still feel happiness for others and not have a face like a slapped arse. Its not as if he gets paid less if he looses
  • 9 1
 Humble has nothing to do with it nor do the fans like you! He's doing it for him and no one else or the money. These guys are the elite in their field. Winning is everything,do you even race competitively? If you do you'll know what I mean. I did and as soon as I couldn't win anymore I quit. For some second is just the first loser,that's the way I think in anything I take seriously,maybe your happy to be second best just don't expect gee to be.
  • 2 0
 Gee is an amazing athlete, but he can take losing hard and often hides in the pits immediately after the race to sulk e.g. MSA 2011.

They all want to win and start prepping/training almost soon as the season is over. EVERYTHING is riding on that one 3-5 minute run.

I could imagine Gee being happy with 2nd and his continued lead of the World Cup series. He got beat by Stevie even with a small advantage to him. It was amazing riding from Stevie and any racer would be slightly stoked. Especially, when they are fellow Redbull athletes and spent time in New Zealand riding together for the film Follow Me. There is a lot of camaraderie in the sport of Downhill.
  • 1 0
 Well for the past two years Gee has had his hopes crushed Gwin and now he feels like this is his year to shine. You can't blame him if it seems like he's got on top early only to possibly have others topple his throne later in the season.
  • 1 0
 Well he does still have a decent sized lead. Gee is still very much in control of the overall at this point. He's does have 2 wins and has finished ahead of Stevie in 3 out of 4 rounds.
  • 5 0
 I sure wish some of this "Gee not smiling" stuff wouldn't have started up. For the record, I can think of more then one time Stevie Smith was like this as well near the end of last season. He was close and was hard on himself about it as well. I seem to remember him with a bit of a grimace at World Champs.

That said, he's the nicest f*cking dude in BC!!!!!!!! But just like Gee, he's intense as hell's heat! He's on a mission that's been seen nothing but consistent progression. This year, a win was inevitable. And short of winning, the only person that's been more consistent then he is Gee.

It's not easy being that motivated and intense to then turn around after a dissapointment and put the smiley face back on. For some, it is easier, but they are still disappointed and the wheels are still turning in the back of their heads.

And a short list of others I've seen disappointed / upset at the bottom of the hill include Ragot, Blenkinsop, and Nicole. All of whom are still aces in my opinion (not that it counts much).

But whatever! After a couple of runs down Duffman and a crash on Devils Club (brushing trees at speed is not good practice), these guys seem like gods!
  • 10 0
 Yea for some reason people think 'losing graciously' has to mean you wave pom-poms and and give the winner a reach around. A congratulatory handshake and a "good job" apparently isn't good enough for the message board crowd.
  • 2 0
 i would do the same as gee but it's stunning the difference everyone smile except Gee ps. i'm an Atherton fan and a canadian steve smith fan
  • 3 3
 @mikelee.....you sound quite the arrogant person.....can you not crack a smile if you loose fairly, nope, you gave up. I have raced, but not at any great level, im not a racer, i just like to ride. The statement i made about smiling, is just my point of view, it doesnt have to be yours. But I would much rather see someone smiling than miserable as sin. Look at gwin....the guy smashed the entire field last year. This year, his results are poor, yet he still manages to SMILE!!!! You have to have the whole package if you want to be a world class athlete. This is not to say I dont like Gee, the man is a machine....it just seems to be a recurring theme......I could create a blog.....'The upside down smile of Gee Atherton'
  • 1 1
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/9952846

That pic explains everything!
  • 5 0
 Gee only smiles when he's happy. He ain't happy with second! Do you smile when your pissed off and disappointed with yourself? Didn't think so!
  • 1 3
 Every photo I have seen of Gee this season he looks crazy intense and/or angry. Emphasis on the crazy, and not in a good way. I keep thinking of the "Joker" saying "Why so SERIOUS?!" every time I see one.
  • 2 0
 After seeing the video of his crash in practice run, now i know why i doesn't smile, i wouldn't ride my bike for two or three days hitting my nuts so hard
  • 3 1
 A true champion wins AND loses with grace. The way I see it, if you're pissed off with coming second and just sulk, what you're telling everyone is that you're perfect and unbeatable and something unfair took the win away from you. The podium of a downhill race should have guys being absolutely stoked with what they do, how they've performed and having the chance to be up on that podium. Gee may be pretty damn good this year, but he's not perfect and can't win everything every single time, that would imply he's racing sub-par opposition. If you take a look at the last step of the podium you will see a dude who dominated this sport so much that people simply couldn't work out how he did it. Yet he's happy with his riding and moreover is happy when a fellow racer wins their home race, with huge pressure and added difficulty of changing conditions - most people looking at that situation will say 'damn that sport is fun if the top guys love being up there so much'.
  • 4 0
 For the last time! Gee ain't pissed with anyone but himself,he held back. Everyone could see he held back. After two massive crashes in qualifying and then last day practice,he was probably shook up and in pain. So he decided to take a steady run,as soon as he said at the bottom his run was smooth you knew he was gutted. Winning runs ain't smooth,they're fast,risky on the edge like stevie was. All or nothing. That's why he's angry end of. Now please stop using gwin as an example of being gracious in defeat,now he's a nice bloke they all are. Its only because he's way off this year that we're seeing that side of the guy. But trust me if he and gee swapped places you'd the same old gwin,smashing everyone and being pissed for losing a race due to your own errors! Steve was exactly the same when he got beat cos he held back. In the off season they're all friends,all laughs and fun. Now its race face time! Lets see how happy Steve is if he finishes second next round! No one smiles when they lose. Unless your totally retarded!
  • 2 0
 it make a lot of sense your explication mikelee
  • 1 1
 gee isn't smiling because it's less money on his contract, you'd be pissed as well if you didn't get a raise because someone beat you by less than a second
  • 9 0
 Think of Gee's massive disappointment on losing! H thought it was in the bag - then Stevie comes out right at the end! You really expect him to jump up and down??? Sure he's glad for Stevie, but bummed for himself. He's an alright guy. Hell, they all are!
  • 2 1
 He's probably even more disappointed that his INSANE luck with the weather was gonna hold out for him to take the win, but Steve said "Mother F-uck!" and went just a little bit faster. I've never been a big Atherton fan, but I would have been pissed that Gee took the win on lucky-weather more than anyone else.
  • 12 1
 'Gee Atherton tried to reduce his ability to father a child' ahahaha omfg Pinkbike loving these jokes
  • 2 1
 Written with the assistance of Rob Warner.
  • 7 0
 That dude is catchin Rachs front wheel like it was a home run at a ball park!
  • 1 1
 He's actually trying to save a baby. Did you see her try to kill it?
  • 3 0
 "Saw the board after the final jump and it was red and I said to myself 'mother f-k!'!"-Haha, awesome. How could anyone hate on this dude. Good job Stevie, you sir are a bawse tup

Huge props to the Brendawg for a super solid 7th, podium next?!
  • 5 0
 Congratulation to Stevie ! ET MERCI BEAUCOUP A TOUTE L'ÉQUIPE DEVINCI !!!
  • 2 0
 One down and one more to go! Garbonzo DH, here we go!! Can't wait for next weekend. Wasn't too worried about watching the Crankworx stuff this weekend, it was all about the MSA DH action, but next weekend. I predict a full case of beer and some extra cash to pay my internet provider for watching all of it live stream. Congrats to a big win on home dirt Stevie! You and that Devinci are made for each other. Sick bike for a sick rider....
  • 4 1
 "Gee Atherton tried to reduce his ability to father a child, Gwin tried to punch something mid ball up, and Bren-dawg nearly merked a couple of marshals."

ha ha!
  • 4 0
 I want to see photos of Brendog's whip after he almost killed himself, that was an action of the day!
  • 3 0
 Wasn't it? I was sure he was dead then he punched it into that smooth a$$ whip!

Perhaps a screenshot off the replay?
  • 4 0
 Sam Hill eyebrows used to be the go-fast go-to facial hair, but Stevie's repping the man-stache!
  • 2 0
 love the way Smith giving the mountain the stare-down from gondola... sayin' in his mind ==> you're mine b*tch

SO PROUD FOR YOU STEVIE!!! RAINBOW STRIPES coming...... :-)
  • 1 0
 When Rach fell, I thought for sure she killed a baby, then I saw it was just a TOY Baby in the backpack, but at first, I SAID OMG!!! She just killed a kid.!! My heart raced for a moment there.....anyone else?? My wife was freaking out.....in the opposite rant, she went off on whomever was standing that close with a kid sack anyway....crazy parents she says...
  • 1 0
 The sack was close not the parent or the kid
  • 4 0
 Sam got 3rd on a bike with shortened chainstays.... is the internet about to explode??
  • 4 1
 Now the joke from Follow me implies - Knock knock it's the broken pencil..never mind it's pointless
  • 2 0
 Can't believe someone neg-propped you on that. They must not have seen the flick. Either that or they are pissed off Gee Fanboi's.
  • 2 0
 Thing is Gee was ahead of Stevie all the way until the final jump. But I am amazed by both their riding and all riders racing the World Cup
  • 2 1
 Anyone have a link to two things 1) the overall world cup standings and 2) how the points are awarded each race? I've always been curious about that but am having the hardest time finding it.
  • 1 0
 Just go to the UCI's page, click on 'rankings and results', then men's MTB downhill -- all of the points and rankings and standings are there... Actually, anyone who has even 1 UCI point will be somewhere on that list.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know what happened to brycelands rear wheel? Broken spokes? Cracked carbon rim?
  • 1 0
 I went to the UCI where you are suggesting but I think that rankings list is the overall UCI rankings, not the actual World Cup series rankings.
  • 2 0
 Did anyone get a shot of Gee's high speed manual in the fast section? There was at least one photographer right there on course.
  • 2 0
 when stevie crossed the line you could hear the crowd go crazy, it was an amazing moment in MSA, was so pumped to be right there epic race congrats stevie!!!!
  • 2 0
 Not taking anything away from Steve but his run did look a lot dryer than the 10 guys before him, maybe not too far off the conditions for Gee's run afterall?
  • 3 0
 awsome race... best bit...5 different countries represented on the podium keeping it fresh.
  • 3 0
 Brendawg- the massiah of whip
  • 2 0
 I love how he retains modesty(even after an amazing race like that), so cool to see.
  • 2 0
 No comments about the devinci? Seems to me that its firmly established itself as a true world-class DH race machine.
  • 2 0
 They are all world class machines , just some days one rider will be 3 bike lengths faster than another
  • 3 0
 Way to go Stevie!!! Canada is proud of you!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 The first thing I thought when I saw Rachel go down is that I hope her shoulder is OK.
  • 2 0
 Nice to see Brendog back up there. But have I missed something where's Peaty ?
  • 2 0
 Steve Smith's performance was on the level of Michael Jordan's 36 points with the flu in the NBA finals. Inspiring run!
  • 2 0
 congrats stevie and Hill you will get there the top step is waitting for you
  • 5 4
 yeah Stevie ! Do the triple Win again. This Mustache is so ugly it gotta have some Superhero Power in it
  • 3 4
 is got Whistler power in it !
  • 3 1
 Mustaches have always been the most aerodynamic facial hair!
  • 1 0
 True dat! Just ask Mario and Luigi.
  • 2 1
 It's look Atherton hates champagne shower... or he hates everybody when he's not in the first place?
  • 2 0
 chocolate hostages. that is all!
  • 2 1
 epic win!!! with worst track conditions than the others!!
  • 2 1
 Ok, this really is the scientific proof: Beards make you faster!
  • 1 0
 Yesterday I suddenly found out I'm a Stevie Smith fan.
  • 1 0
 See that, a classic canadian geld up rachels bike..classic
  • 1 0
 Ragot has the best smile mountain biking.
  • 1 0
 Anyone else see the death to another ENVE wheelset?
  • 1 0
 What an epic outcome.
  • 1 0
 Well pleased
  • 1 1
 Stevie Smith & Devinci Global Racing Flat Pedals Win Medals.
  • 1 0
 smith = clipless
  • 1 0
 PacNW! Represent!
  • 1 0
 Gee looks so pissed!
  • 1 0
 Give smith sombrero XD
  • 1 0
 Gwin looked so happy
  • 1 1
 #Flatpedalswinmedals
  • 2 1
 the bike on the gondola is not smiths(he rides rockshox and not fox etc.) and he rides clips..
  • 3 0
 pedalling is gay

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