Team Chain Reaction Cycles PayPal: La Thuile Enduro World Series - Video

Jul 20, 2016
by Chain Reaction Cycles  


Team CRC PayPal legend Sam Hill dominates on flat pedals in Italy! Watch the team highlights now.


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  • + 53
 crash on every stage and still got 2nd! badass sam hill!
  • - 8
flag stacykohut (Jul 20, 2016 at 23:42) (Below Threshold)
 that fact says more about the rest of the field really.
  • + 48
 If Sam can stay on the pace and stay rubber side down, Richie is in for a Rude awakening...



// sees self out.
  • + 5
 So you really think each crash cost him 20 seconds? He was 1:36 back
  • + 3
 @DPoole603: Sam is no doubt a faster downhiller than Rude (does this even need to be said?), so it wouldn't be surprising. This isn't even Sam's sport and he's 2nd. Who knows what he could pull off if he took to a full season as his one sport. You don't see Rude trying to race DH anymore.
  • + 8
 @atrokz: Hard to draw that conclusion, actually. Richie stepped away from DH as Junior World DH Champion and never raced DH at a WC event as an adult. Yeti doesn't have a WC DH team, so Richie isn't likely to enter as a privateer. I would put my money on Rude at the moment if the two of them were to race the same WC DH.
  • + 2
 @herzalot: Nobody doubts Rude's abilities and current peek, that's for certain, but the conclusion can be drawn on results as it's the only logical comparison. They seem close based on the same races attended, but pull in the overall wins and results and it's clear whos always been a faster DHer. www.rootsandrain.com/compare.html?i=13629x2940 Stopping racing DH just means you won't be as fast if you got back into it, see Nico for reference and anyone whos tried to come back after years off. Never works out. Don't forget Hill beat Rude in May at the last EWS race.... Wink So maybe they are closer in terms of enduro racing than we think.

At any rate, the point as moot as it may be, is that it's impressive for someone who doesn't race this sport exclusively (as a dedicated profession like it is for Rude) to perform so well.
  • + 5
 @atrokz: Ireland ews doesn't help your case Rude won like 5 of 7 stages and came back from 70th on a stage to almost win and still made podium.
  • + 33
 Is it just me or does Sam seem a bit happier?
  • + 6
 I suppose he is seeing his efforts turn to results again - He is obviously fit enough to be up there in DH but cant quite show the form of prevous years which must be hard to deal with - 6-7 seconds out on a WC DH race now is outside the top 20, sometimes the top 30, its a tough field out there. I imagine CRC will give full support to Sam if he wants to race enduro next season, I imagine the Mega is their best selling model by far and top EWS results will only help.
  • + 1
 @Racer951: I was pretty keen on a spartan but I'm also looking at a mega now. They priced really well too
  • + 23
 I hope Sam Hill starts winning more. It would be great to see someone challenge Rude.
  • + 19
 Sam for the win! Bad ass and had several crashes. He's gonna kill it when he doesn't crash!
  • + 11
 That riding at 5:01 woooowwwww ! Sam Hill standard issue, killing it !!!!
  • + 8
 i think sam still has one the biggest if not the biggest fanbase
  • + 0
 Go Sam! Enduro mode on Flats and 2nd place result. Beautiful.
  • + 9
 That was a proper rock garden they showed in there a couple of times (like at 4:52). Seeing chunk like that I don't understand how people could Enduro isn't pretty hardcore.
  • + 3
 Did you just accidentally the whole thing?
  • + 3
 @BDKR: how people could enduro isn't pretty hardcore. You accidentally the whole thing!
  • + 2
 @atrokz: U sure you're not Golgothan posing as Atrokz? LOL
  • + 2
 @BDKR: Golo rides a singlespeed fixie with flatbars to his local organic anti-______ establishment protests. Can't be me!
  • + 2
 @atrokz: ROFL!!!!
  • + 8
 Stoked to see some Sam Hill action. These rock gardens sure look massive !
  • + 7
 if Sam Hill can take a selfie whilst riding up a mountain, then so can I dammit
  • + 7
 I might be wrong but Sam seems to be much happier on Enduro field
  • + 7
 So pumped for Sam! Definitely more impressive that he's riding flats!
  • + 7
 Well done Nigel.
  • + 3
 Dominates? No, that would be Richie Rude. Not to take anything away from Sam, but it's hard to say he dominated when he himself got dominated.
  • + 2
 When did Sam say he dominated, I mean of course thats wrong if he did but I cant see where...
  • + 1
 @Racer951: See the caption just below the video on this page.
  • + 3
 Such a good clip and great music, great to watch, Sam being happy, Joe impressed..
  • + 5
 Pokemon Go @ 0:39?
  • + 1
 got me! ..lol
  • + 3
 King Sam again, but in Enduro mode.
  • + 1
 Sam has only raced 2 EWS races this year and has placed 2nd in both and rode both on flats. Imagine if he did the whole series he would kill it.
  • + 2
 I'm guessing they supply water because it seems nobody was carrying any
  • + 1
 they typically have food/water stops in the races
  • + 1
 Nice video with magical creatures like midgets and leprechauns and stuff.....
  • + 2
 #endurospecific!! hahaha
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