Windham World Cup Finals Day 1

Aug 27, 2010
by Ian Hylands  
Riding started at the World Cup Finals at Windham Mountain in New York today with Downhill and XC practice Yesterday. 4X practice was scheduled, but was cancelled due to the wet muddy conditions on the course. It rained hard for 4 days, but yesterday was warm and dry and the course dried up a fair bit.

Video and photos inside,From the mud in the beginning of the day to the drier conditions at the end of the day everyone was pretty happy with the track. Sam Hill seems to be back and in good form, although only the race itself will really tell how he's doing. Kyle Strait was practicing as well with a brace on his hand after his injury in Val di Sole, but seemed to be in a bit of pain on the rougher parts of the course. Greg Minaar had a bit of mishap and injured his arm with a little worry that he might be done, but he was back on the track for practice this morning.

Qualifying starts shortly, more photos tonight...

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Gee Atherton
Gee Atherton

Sam Hill
Sam Hill

Brendan Fairclough
Brendan Fairclough

Greg Minaar injured himself in practice yesterday, but was back for practice today
Greg Minaar injured himself in practice yesterday, but was back for practice today

Andrew Neethling
Andrew Neethling

Bryn Atkinson
Bryn Atkinson

Jill Kintner practicing for her first ever World Cup Downhill
Jill Kintner practicing for her first ever World Cup Downhill

Justin Leov
Justin Leov

Troy Brosnan
Troy Brosnan

More photos from Ian Hylands here and Jake Hamm here.


24 Comments

  • 5 0
 that first pic of gee is defo pod
  • 3 13
flag kona-scrap-dirt (Aug 27, 2010 at 12:24) (Below Threshold)
 what is the difference between a JCB and a GIRAFFE?

1's got Highdrolics the others got High Bollocks!!!!!

Ha Ha CREASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  • 3 1
 That joke was sh*t ^

Awesome pictures man hope to see one of them as POD soon!
  • 2 0
 I love Troy Brosnan's Boxxer !!! Big Grin (And Hill and Faiclough's bikes too)
  • 1 0
 their in the least redneck part of new york state ever! they should go up to lake placid area if they think thats redneck! the areas surrounding the 'dacks get way rougher! and the riding is way tighter up north!
  • 2 0
 ROB WARNER WHAT A F***ING LEGEND!!! Lot of inbreeding over the years. Gotta love that guy at WC and red bull x fighters. Razz
  • 3 0
 haha the joker said "MTV cuts"
  • 1 0
 course looks sick competition is crazy this year who knows who wwill take the win?! Big Grin
  • 4 1
 SAM HILL IS BACK, GOOD LUCK !!
  • 1 4
 is it just me or is he riding a 2010 demo?
  • 1 1
 the 2011 frame will come in lime green.
  • 1 0
 yea i know i saw Brendans but it looks more like a 2010, maybe its just the angle though
  • 1 0
 sick photos so far. loving them! also loving the black stanchions on minnars and brendogs boxxers. first time ive seen them.
  • 1 0
 Very sick ass photos, man i need some skills like that..
gabeadz.com/karlo
  • 1 0
 I sooooo wish I could be there to watch. Is there going to be TV coverage we all can watch?
  • 1 0
 wonder if they'll have a course marshall set at that one stake to DQ the first rider to hop over it?
  • 1 0
 first pic of gee is POD fo' sho'!
  • 1 0
 Deciduous forests make for tame courses? Discuss.
  • 1 0
 nice
  • 1 1
 lets go Cedric!!!
  • 1 4
 Fairclough rides for Evil right?
  • 2 0
 um no? still specialized. just a neon greenish frame.
  • 1 1
 Alright thanks, for a second I thought he was riding the Revolt frame.

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