Claudio's Course Preview, Leogang DH World Cup - Video

Jun 9, 2016
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219 Comments

  • + 328
 Take Peaty on a course preview before he goes retiree mode!! It would be so cool to see Peaty and Claudio rip it up together at Worlds for a preview.
  • + 53
 Lenzerheide for sure Wink (wanna bet? )
  • + 26
 That's a great idea and I second this request.
  • + 5
 @RedBurn: That would be awesome!
  • + 26
 Take Lord Warner!!
  • + 8
 He's featured Peaty's butt enough times, like at 5:07 in this one, might as well have one where we can see it the whole way down the hill
  • + 2
 @bstill30: read my mind. "look at the time!!!!"
  • + 12
 @Steezwhip:

You got some strange talent spotting Peaty's ass in all the videos, cheers!
  • + 1
 Maybe in Val di Sole, it will be Peaty's last DH race
  • + 1
 that would be rip. Seeim Claudio school Napalm Palmer would be a nice ride
  • + 2
 3:52 two full moons showing
  • + 151
 Sounds like he is in a fish tank.
  • + 44
 Certainly wet enough
  • + 34
 haha they for sure dubbed the sound over the riding until 225 ish
  • + 21
 @Motoracer31: Think its because he has the waterproof housing.
  • + 28
 they totally completely redid the commentary on this one haha. French lines and commentary techniques eh?
  • + 10
 @nofear259: The preview fits the course - squirrelly junkyard hodge-podge French Line. DQ'd.
  • + 58
 He kind of sounds like Dr Nick from the Simpsons.
  • + 20
 To me it sounds like he just tried to make it all up in the studio afterwards, I'm guessing due to the sound not recording properly during the run. It just didn't sound quite like the normal squeals we hear
  • + 3
 Didn't he say he lost a camera? Maybe that had the audio in?
  • - 42
flag fecalmaster (Jun 9, 2016 at 15:20) (Below Threshold)
 Crazy looking track, crazy trying to ride with Gwin with no chain on top of that. Being a huge fan of Gwin can I please recomend that he not try to impress us by riding chainless on a blown out slop track before the race. We already know he rides faster than anyone in the world regardless of having a chain or tire etc.
  • + 8
 So the "french line" is also known and the ENDURO line?
  • + 27
 "Wait Aaron! WAIT!"

I'm sure he hears that a lot...
  • - 4
flag fecalmaster (Jun 9, 2016 at 18:05) (Below Threshold)
 Gwinnin Gwinnin Gwinnin
  • + 11
 A questionable attempt to record commentary after the fact (perhaps due to a technical malfunction), but you can tell it's just not Claudio in the actual moment.

Love you Claudio, but only when it's legit. This was kinda corny.

It's also Red Bull Media House and their technical skills are pretty lame. Just watch the Stevie Smith tribute run from Ft. William. The audio dudes didn't have the smarts to mix the audio down or to add something to cover whoever is yapping underneath it.
  • + 1
 @rrsport: definitly is. you can hear at the end the real audio from the camera and its completely different.
imagine claudio being excited dubbing in the studio lol...
  • + 3
 @MasterSlater: the gasket is being used cause of the rain. Without the blue rubber sound is ok.
  • + 2
 @madmon: naaa, i'm pretty sure they always use an external mic in the helmet to record the talking and screaming. but something went wrong this day.
  • + 0
 @MasterSlater: Questionable is an understatement, this is excruciating.
  • + 13
 @yerbikesux: Claudiogate.
  • + 113
 the taping looks brutally narrow in places. Heres hoping for a dry race day, otherwise we might see a LOT of DQs.
  • + 13
 if the conditions stay wet, not DQing might be tricky! will be an interesting race.
  • + 4
 The taping before the last rock garden is pretty interesting... I'm wondering whether rider will drop in it full spead... That's going to be brutal!!!
  • + 3
 Someone changes that at night !!!!!!!
  • + 22
 UCI introduces this new element of DH track exclusively for Schaldming World Cup and they call it "Die linie des plötzlichen Todes", or "The line of sudden death" if you like, since it buries your chances for the overall. The president of UCI anti MTB division had this to say: Mohahaha!
  • + 7
 Weather will be absolutely miserable...
Saturday will be rain showers and over the night to sunday heavy rain. On Sunday rain all day with gusts of wind up to 70 km/h and just 6°C
  • + 67
 Who ever decided on the taping for that course should be slapped in the face. This is a downhill course ridden at high speed, not a TSA waiting line at an airport.
  • + 6
 whoever taped that course was blind, drunk, and stupid.
  • + 4
 @Boardlife69: it's UCI's revenge on MTB for Peter Sagan showing middle finger to road racing on Olympics. He may or he may not shave his legs.
  • + 6
 People complained about taping being an issue last years and they made it even narrower in response. How stupid they are? I hope they'll change that for the racing day as they will be lot of DQ and that will ruin the whole race.
  • + 108
 Gwin seems like he's having a lot more fun since he switched to YT.
  • + 42
 Good times
  • + 18
 Yeah he seems a lot more chilled out!
  • + 24
 I agree, he looks super happy, even in the wyntv clips. He now seems like someone I'd like to go out on the glueten free ice cream with!
  • - 9
flag RedBurn (Jun 9, 2016 at 23:23) (Below Threshold)
 He has to drink beer tho
  • + 15
 Since he went from special ed to mob head, the difference in his happiness has been black and YT.
  • + 15
 He's most likely happy to have made it out alive considering the Demo's near fatal wheel path issues...
  • + 1
 No... probably not that. But maybe.
  • + 82
 Good thing they cut all those trees down. Wouldn't want it to look like a mountain or anything.
  • - 34
flag torero (Jun 10, 2016 at 3:34) (Below Threshold)
 You 're an idiot , trees produce oxygen that you breathe. That deforestation is a crime.
  • + 16
 @torero: They probably cut them down for fun because chainsaws are awesome.
  • + 6
 I also don't get it really, maybe it is just to be able to film it with fewer cameras or for the spectators to see a larger portion of the track. Personally I always feel tree stumps are more scary than the tree. It is more painful to crash on top of the stump than against the tree if it were still there. And, which may not be such be such a huge problem right now but which will be a few years from now, the trees keep erosion at bay and take care of moisture control. So yeah, it may be good for our viewing pleasure but I don't see it as something good for the area. That is, unless the trees were just sick and had to be removed regardless. Then it is nice that they now have this wood of fame, kind of like they have on the Alpe d'Huez climb (for the Tour de France road cycling race).
  • + 1
 The coverage should be awesome...
  • + 61
 claudio...chainless.....priceless......Smile

"taking a french line" Smile Smile
  • + 3
 Yes ! And if its still wet on sunday, that woods section is going to be sketchy carnage !
  • + 25
 WATCH OUT PHOTOGRAPHERS!
  • + 9
 @jimmyconnors: "i think I scared them " hhahahaha seriously?? Big Grin
  • + 3
 Yeah that looked like some "enduro foul play"
  • + 56
 Aaron is so relaxed since he rides for YT. Never saw him making Manuals for fun as he rodes for Specialized. YT´s slogan "Good Times" hits it on point.
  • + 49
 Well, according to Protour a Demo tried to kill Loic so I'm guessing Gwin just didn't want to risk playing around on such a deathtrap. /s
  • + 9
 I think he was taking it easy, Claudios good but Gwins's different league
  • + 4
 @pigman65: he's 1000x better than I can ever hope to be, but they're always cruising for him to keep up, lol
  • + 1
 He had no chain. So he's gonna be rolling some bits of the track unable to pedal. May as well throw a few manuals in. Don't really think its got anything to do with what team he's on...
  • + 1
 @gabriel-mission9: could have also f*cked into aero mode if he really wanted to
  • + 2
 Tucked, I mean tucked. Damn autocorrect...
  • + 3
 @Mattin: LOL! f*cked into aero mode was better.
  • + 56
 Course taping brought to you by Mr. Magoo
  • + 48
 Ugliest track ever ! Where is mother nature ??? :@ (I'll be "-1"-ed by highway lovers though !)
  • + 36
 this DH track makes me wanna cry. Honestly i dont even know what to say, the one section with the butchered trees look's like a warzone, their seems to be lots of weird awkward setions through grass and mud. And theirs huge portion's of the track that beginners could honestly ride down. ( jump trail anyone ). Its and insult. I mean this place is in the f*cking Alps. PLEASE someone take over dh and show people what dh is. This is depressing.
  • + 4
 ^this!
  • + 2
 Terrible track.
  • + 5
 I honestly don't get the Leogang bashing. No one complains about Fort William and it's BMX track start, an uphill section, and the motorway at the end. It's got a fair bit of everything and the fact i can be on without a chain says a lot in my opinion. Sure it's not the best track in Austria, but Schladming is getting more bike park-y each year and has little to no tech in it exept for 50m in the lower woods.
  • + 1
 @crisotop: I have mixed feelings about this track. On the one hand your points about Fort Bill are fair. On the other I feel like agreeing with @jo1212man in that this is certainly not what the Alps have to throw at the most skilled downhillers in the world. But anyway last year was fun to watch and this year the conditions should make for a brutal survival fight, so here comes entertainment!
  • + 35
 Taking some Eddie Masters spirit of enduro lines!
  • + 33
 I'm voting for Danny Hart this weekend!
  • + 32
 I feel it won't be "STAY ON YOUR BIKE DANNY" It will be something more like "DON'T CROSS THE TAPE DANNY!"
  • + 24
 Slightly ironic that there's been a literal chainsaw massacre to the trees since last years race.
  • + 8
 I hope those trees weren't cut down for the race. That'd be too bad
  • + 19
 Doing the course preview chainless priceless~

Claudio almost crashing into the girl hilarious~
  • + 18
 Who else ducked when he went through the tunnels??
  • + 16
 Did you watch this on IMAX?
  • + 13
 "Aaron's #1...does that make #2?" Claudio with Toilet Bowl humor for the win!
  • + 11
 I'm prolly going to get neg-propped because everyone's memory is short, but seeing all those tree stumps makes me think of a dude named Cedric Gracia. I'm sure he doesn't like seeing them.
  • + 1
 What do you mean? Smile
  • + 5
 @Christopop: Cedric was nearly killed a couple of years back after a brake failure caused him to fly off course where he slammed into a tree stump and shattered his hip.
  • + 12
 What happened to going to real DH tracks the ones that had no Tarmac and needed balls of steel to go fast down.
  • + 17
 Don't worry, MSA is coming Smile
  • + 4
 @sickn3ss: the course is far from easy in the current weather conditions.
  • + 2
 @kleinblake: Agreed. It's just that I prefer natural tracks over man-made ones. But yes, given the weather condition, I think it's going to be one hell of a race.
  • + 9
 i miss the old 2012 track! at least this year's course seems to be better than last years. I still don't understand why they're not moving to Schladming!
  • + 10
 It's here it's here, everybody quick come see
  • + 9
 The new layout, the mental taping and it being wet . . . Has all the hallmarks of being a bit of a disaster zone.
  • + 10
 "AKAKAKAKA" since when did Claudio become a machine gun?
  • + 6
 That's what the fox says...
  • + 1
 When he stood in a cupboard making silly noises.
  • + 2
 Heart Attackakakaka
  • + 5
 So looking forward on gwin winning without a fork, the frame cut to 30° so a stone can fit in as a front wheel, making the front end so much more stiff, ultimately achieving the setup he always wanted, nothing of that soft air spring bs that's only holding him back.
  • + 8
 5:18 Eddie Masters would be proud.
  • + 7
 Total spirit of enduro lines there Claudio. Priceless!!
  • + 6
 He makes up speed with his 35mm renthal Carbon bars because they are 50 grams lighter
  • + 2
 How is it, that Red Bull can operate a Formula 1 team. But they can't provide a simple video player ?? Living in Canada with slower than dial up speeds, all I see are tiny blocks and glitchy sound bites that start and stop ... Takes about an hour to watch the course preview.
  • + 4
 Anyone ever feel like on one of these previews, there's going to be a couple of hospital employees waiting for Claudio at the finish with a straight jacket?
  • + 5
 Love the new section names, especially "ARRGGHH" seems overtly appropriate Big Grin
  • - 20
flag MJ4LIFERIDER (Jun 9, 2016 at 14:52) (Below Threshold)
 AARON GWIN IS THE BEST DOWNHILL RACER IN THE WORLD!!!!! USA!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 This is the most embarrassing thing i've ever had to sit through. Claudio, next time be honest and say you're in a cupboard overdubbing the run.
  • + 2
 Pretending to be out of breath, really?

That'll be embarrassing forever.
  • + 4
 Does he cut the course and then describe it as "taking a French line??" Ha!
  • + 3
 Claudio's nervous laughter reminded me of dude from "Laddergoat" a bit. m.youtube.com/watch?v=ggB33d0BLcY Sorry I'll leave now.
  • + 2
 The nervous laughter is because he's in a cupboard re-recording the audio whilst trying to pretend he's actually riding the course, he's all at sea, has no idea what to say, someone's told him it's a good idea but it's just a fucking embarrassment.
  • + 1
 Ever since someone mentioned last week that Claudio sounds like a Muppet, it's been messing with my mind. Instead of enjoying the preview, I'm thinking, "Is it Fozzie? Is it Gonzo?". Not sure if it hurts or improves the experience. ;-)
  • + 0
 Miss Piggie? The Chef? Beaker?
  • + 1
 @pancakeflatted: Def not Beaker.
  • + 4
 track looks good but the fact that they keep going to austria for leogang instead of schladming sort of pisses me off
  • + 4
 Always look forward to Claudio's course previews. Such great fun. LOL
  • + 4
 I think Claudio has finally lost it - he keeps speaking in tongues... ;-)
  • + 2
 Are they seriously going to use this footage in the coverage on Sunday?

Can't wait to see, i'll be surprised if Red Bull allow it Smile
  • + 4
 Three Words: Sketchy as F***
  • + 2
 Whos idea was it to pretend the audio didnt fail? That was terrible! Can you atleast post a video of claudio doing the re-voice to make up for it Smile
  • + 3
 Put Peaty and Claudio on a tandem for Lenzerheide's preview!!!
  • + 1
 Whahahahahaaaaa.... made me laff' my ass off!! Claudio in full Master Of Disaster line-choice mode. The world really needs moahr of dis sh!t, really
  • + 2
 awesome! if you can watch that without laughing with Claudio.... bad news......your're a roadie
  • + 3
 Oh Danny Boy, the mud, the mud is calling...
  • + 2
 Are there some serious changes from last year, or did the rain really just throw me for a loop?
  • + 16
 "There's plenty of changes, it's pretty much a new course."
Idk man, sounds like it's the same.
  • + 4
 yeah, they cut several trees in the middle section...ugly, but definitely a gnarly track.
  • + 3
 Why is that burm taped out? Looks like a crashing area to me on race day if it stays wet.
  • + 1
 I found the previous world cup course preview kind of boring, this one though was real fun to watch! Good luck to all! Danny for the win!
  • + 2
 The course taping looks like UCI want to disqualify more riders this year...
  • + 3
 There seems to be a need for carpenters in leogang, non?
  • + 3
 Great vidSmile
Naked asses at 3:51?
  • + 2
 anybody see the guy mooning at 5:10
  • + 1
 Chain-less this week with Arron, Chainsaw-less last week without Stevie. I miss that guy.
  • + 1
 This was EPIC. Great one Claudio. Now go get a check up on ur brain. U r definitely crazy!!!
  • + 1
 Day-UM! When does Claudio freaking breath?
I don't think he shut up for one split-second
  • + 1
 Why red bull tv wont let the video be played after finish buffering. Internet speed sucks in many parts of the planet.
  • + 1
 Claudio is a nut!!! So Cool to see him hop on a bike and hit a Gwinner style run! Awesome!!!
  • + 1
 I don't know what the big deal is...... Kids on bmx bikes ride with no chain all the time.
  • + 2
 Sounded like a poop riding a bike
  • + 2
 Aaron just pulls away so easily in the rocky sections!
  • + 1
 Luckily, the courses get grooved in as the week progresses. Otherwise, this thing is a disastrous mess...
  • + 1
 his form is flawless and he doesn't waste any energy with being flashy. i'm talking claudio.. lol.

P"
  • + 2
 What the hell happened to the audio
  • + 2
 Mmm so muddy ... Danny hart
  • + 2
 What a slippery snake line that was!
  • + 2
 Almost taking out the photographers at 4:47 priceless Claudio Big Grin
  • + 2
 The preview with Minnaar was removed?
  • + 10
 That was 2015
  • + 4
 @CJSelig: right on, thanks for clarifying.
  • + 1
 "Stay on your Bike!" - if you could sum up Claudio's commentry in 4 words. It would be that
  • - 2
 I can sum it up in one, fake.
  • + 1
 Changes are no bueno


Liked the French line thoughSmile
  • + 1
 those Chip&Dale moments are sweet. the track is not; it is so sick!
  • + 1
 Someone really had fun with their chainsaw there"
  • + 2
 Always a treat
  • + 0
 Claudio cracks me up- loved it when he almost took out some photographers. dude is awesome and fun to watch
  • + 1
 Leogang and the Eurocup this weekend, going to be freakin' epic!
  • + 1
 "SCOTT, NO SHORTCUTS"

Not sure for Claudio ahaha
  • + 1
 Claudio channelling Bobcat Goldthwaite through that last section haha
  • + 1
 The French line!! For the win!! Smile
  • + 1
 @ 00 :47, Plenty of Chainge's (Pun intended!!
  • + 1
 BEST. PREVIEW. EVER!

Gagagagagaga ????
  • + 1
 Claudio = Bobcat Goldthwait
  • + 1
 they need to release the video of him recording the audio in the trailer
  • + 1
 danny hart could win here.
  • + 1
 Hahhahah claudio what a character
  • + 1
 Gwin looks pumped, look at that pre-run smile
  • + 1
 Chainless could become a new category in mountain biking, hihihi!
  • + 1
 Defo dubbed over - still good though
  • + 1
 Click add to Fav right away before watching it.
  • + 1
 Best preview ever! Lots of laughs
  • + 1
 Are you deaf! Lots of laughs
  • + 1
 2:00 maybe Claudio was a chicken in other life
  • + 1
 I'd much rather see and hear Rob Warner do these things
  • + 2
 Infidel!
  • + 0
 yeah, but Rob wouldn't!
  • + 0
 Pretending to be out of breath Lol.
  • + 0
 Double MOONING!!! HAHAH!!!
  • + 0
 Gnarly enough, had me seen of the bike a couple of times Smile
  • + 0
 Claudio rules! I wish he was my attorney.
  • + 1
 Ha ha, "French line" !
  • + 1
 Claudio rules.
  • + 1
 3:52 Big Grin
  • + 0
 Insane and awesome all at the same time. Thank you!
  • + 0
 i'd like to see those photos at 4:55
  • + 0
 STAY ON YOUR BIKE CLAUDIO!!
  • + 0
 Looks like if it rains on race they, they all have a Hart moment.
  • + 1
 You are awesome Claudio
  • + 1
 awesome
  • + 0
 anyone else tilt their phone trying to correct the horrible camera angle??
  • - 1
 First Claudio track preview I've enjoyed after some time! Cant wait for Sunday
  • - 1
 Couldn't Gwin just talk us through it ?
  • + 0
 Claudio, you the man
  • - 3
 It is torture listening to him Frown
  • - 1
 So stoked.
  • - 1
 priceless
  • - 3
 i'm really looking forward to the womans race! that taping is brutal and so is the track.
  • - 1
 Good Timing!
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