Masters World Championship Report - Lars Tribus

Sep 16, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
Source: Chumba Racing

Immediately following an 8th place finish in the Jeep 48 Straight Dual Slalom event (to air on prime time TV soon) I headed out for the Masters Worlds in France.I felt prepared and pretty strong before I left, especially after getting a little lucky at the Jeep race and making it through the first bracket where I was head to head with Brian Lopes.



The course this year in France was very different from that of last year. Same dirt but the design was TOTALLY different. It was very fast and open up top, then all steep, rough, tech, and off camber woods down bottom. Way more intense than last year, way more tech, but not as long.


Needless to say, I was able to grace the podium at the Masters Worlds for my 5th time. Once again, I fell about a second off the top spot, with a strong 2nd place finish. The turnout was ridiculous, so I can't complain. There were over 700 riders from all over the globe this year. As great as it is, it is tough to finish just off the top spot once again.



The bike worked super good, and it feels good to be back on a Chumba. The Maxxis tires, SRAM drivetrain, Rockshox Suspension, Avid brakes and Diety bars, all worked so darn good that I can't use any of it as an excuse. I was definitely the weak link in the equation.


Other cool news was that my former Chumba teammate and friend, Shaums March, also finished 2nd in the Masters 1 category.

- Lars Tribus

http://www.chumbaracing.com

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16 Comments

  • 1 1
 Reporting is a little cocky... "Needless to say" it is typical to post results in a race report... Or at least mention the name of the bald dude who kicked your ass. Also, if "other cool news" Shaums is in the Masters 1 category, does that mean you were in Masters sport or Masters sandbagger?
  • 1 3
 Happy?

1 - BERTRAM Lee (GBR) - 2:42.64
2 - MARCH Shaums (USA) - 2:44.57
3 - MISSER Pau (ESP) - 2:44.73
4 - BALAUD Alexandre (FRA) - 2:45.15
5 - LAGNEAU Cyril (FRA) - 2:46.68
6 - O'BRIEN Glyn (IRL) - 2:46.79
7 - OCHIN Olivier (FRA) - 2:47.25
8 - HAULET Vincent (FRA) - 2:49.29
9 - SERGENT Lilian (FRA) - 2:49.43
10 - BONIFACI Arnaud (FRA) - 2:49.85
  • 1 4
 Forgot this one.

1 - VAN DE HATERD Wilfred (NED) - 2:47.40
2 - TRIBUS Lars (USA) - 2:49.08
3 - MILWARD Mark (GBR) - 2:50.80
4 - BARCONS GONZALEZ Carlos (ESP) - 2:50.91
5 - TAILLEFER Christian (FRA) - 2:51.25
6 - COLOMBO Oscar (ITA) - 2:51.39
7 - GOUGNE Gaël (FRA) - 2:55.45
8 - CANDELA PERIS Antonio (ESP) - 2:55.95
9 - MOLLIER Eddy (FRA) - 2:56.32
10 - HIRZBRUCH Heiko (GER) 2:56.94
  • 1 1
 I have find some cool pics of the Masters World here, so dustyyyy ! : downhill 911
  • 1 1
 .....ohhh nvm i saw his Marin jersey on by looking more closely to the pic...
  • 1 0
 Way to go Lars!!! USA!!!!!
  • 1 0
 WELL DONE DUDE, YOU ROCK AND CHUMBA FRAMES KICK-ASS!!!
  • 0 0
 They do, they truly do
  • 2 2
 hell yeah lars!!!! east coast usa kicking ass
  • 2 2
 platty in particular
  • 1 1
 does March still ride for chumba?...i though he was on Marin
  • 1 1
 He does. He left Chumba for Norco in '04, then left Norco for Marin in '06.
  • 2 2
 Congrats Lars!!!!!!!!
  • 0 0
 Awesome job Lars!
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