Course Preview: UCI World Cup Round 4, Leogang

Jun 12, 2014
by Red Bull Bike  

Gstaad Scott team manager Claudio Caluori is joined by Madison Saracen team manager* Will Longden to talk us down the 2014 Leogang World Cup track. Sit back, grab a cold drink and brace yourself for one hell of a ride!

*No team managers were (seriously) harmed in the making of this video.

Keep up to date with the latest from Claudio on Facebook and Twitter, and check out his track building company Velosolutions. Tune in to redbull.com/bike on Sunday 15 June for live coverage of the Leogang World Cup.


133 Comments

  • + 455
 This video makes me wanna strip naked, burst out of my window, free fall 28 floors, faceplant in the snow, make a snow angel mixed with my own blood, shiver from the cold, get hyperthermia, DIE, go to the pearly gates, say wuzzup to Jesus, do our secret hand shake, look for buddah, find him, have him reincarnate me into a frog, meet a princess, kiss her, turn into a prince, order my subject to bring me a computer, watch this video again, and cry my self to sleep. Such a bad ass track .
  • + 55
 Nice imagination and concise anaysis.
  • + 13
 ^that was amazing!
  • + 17
 this is the funniest shiit i've read in a while. nice work cebelar.
  • + 8
 Woah. Don't forget to take a second to look at the view 28 floors up. "But that's it for lookin at the view because [you] need to focus" on dying.
  • + 7
 That's deep man Big Grin
  • + 18
 Aaaand the winner of the interwebbs today is.... celbelar123! Get this guy an EVOC pack!
  • + 7
 hahaha ' I need some air... wheres willden?' LOOL
  • + 4
 @cebelar123 BOO THIS MAN! HE IS A PHONY!

That comment has been around since 2011.
  • + 2
 Ahahahah
  • + 5
 BOOOO!!!
  • + 11
 What a tease… putting my clothes back on now….
  • + 2
 15/10

Would read again..
  • + 1
 Upvoted your comment while reading it. Then read again and tried to upvote again. Pinkbike didn't let me. This obviously is a bug and needs to be fixed.
  • + 1
 This track is balls out !!!
  • + 135
 These course previews from Claudio are becoming my favourite things to watch during world cup season!
  • + 41
 came here to say this. he sounds like the voice in my head when I'm having a good day on the bike.
  • + 20
 Someone needs to make a dh game with Claudio sound effects…
  • + 6
 the guy is singing " i belive i can fly" while pinning the run
  • + 2
 I lost my shit when he started singing Foo Fighters.
  • + 1
 And Lord Claudio ascended the mountain,whence he reached the summit. And from that summit the great Lord of Gravity surveyed the kingdom below him, and from that great height, offered his respects to pilgrims of descent. Finally, Lord Claudio started his mighty gravitational fall, and with great speed he slaughtered the way of the pilgrims of gravity. Finally,he arrived at the lowest point of the kingdom, and the peasants bowed their heads in respect of this mighty warrior. All hail King Claudio, they wailed, All hail the King! So the Lord became the King, and he became master on the throne of the game.
  • + 67
 Sorry Manon, I kind of wrecked your bike :-/
:-D That was an awesome course preview!
  • + 37
 Manon's mechanic is going to love this video....
  • + 2
 hhahahahaha
  • + 2
 Haha there's a photo of that tranny in the track walk. I was thinking that someone could could have a big off if they misjudged and landed in that ledge. And will did exactly that. Haha....poor guy looked pretty brutal
  • + 52
 That crash was gnarly. Although he's got balls for hitting that blind flat out!
  • + 43
 Foo Fighters +1!
  • + 6
 Everlong...
  • + 4
 Ironically, I was listening to that song just before I have turned on this video...
  • + 1
 nice one claudio!
  • + 0
 A Foo Fighters' song, he did it ! He's twice The man !!!
  • + 32
 At least they're trying to improve this track every year... #stillnotschladming
  • + 7
 Artificial rock garden is not something you would find at schladming. bring back the mans tracks, schladming, val di sol, maribor and pila
  • + 1
 #stillnotschladming
  • + 28
 Almost look forward to these track reviews as much as the actual race.
  • + 20
 He gets my respect, a crash like that and he gets up like nothing has happened
  • + 18
 "Another blind jump, good thing I walked it". Poor longden, totally ate that log sideways. Pretty gnarly
  • + 17
 F**kin 'ell Will. When he was coming down I thought, 'Is he gonna make that? Nope!
  • + 16
 Claudio is the man. Nice crash btw. Track is rough and epic as a wc track should Big Grin
  • + 9
 I LOVE CLAUDIO'S COURSE PREVIEW!! telling stories on his way down. so awesome! He is really having fun...i can't help but laugh at his excitement and surprises. Thanks for that Claudio!!
  • + 11
 i have two words for leogang...sam hill. ok...maybe chainsaw massacre as well.
  • + 11
 I love how Claudio's all cool by the end and is like 'yeah man, great track, soo good' 'oh wait wheres Will?' meh
  • + 11
 Man that looked like it hurt in real-time... OUCH.
  • + 11
 TLD Sprint kit and a D3 Helmet, nice Claudio! Thank you!
  • + 9
 These get better with every venue...
  • + 8
 That laugh though when Claudio found out Will crashed on the transfer hahahah
  • + 4
 It's so awesome that it's the team managers, out of everyone, who are doing these edits and course previews. In some ways, these are the gnarliest, since they're going into unknown territories and conditions after course revisions.
  • + 6
 Freak'in awesome incredible track this definitely goes on the list of must go to destinations. Love Claudio's track previews but this one was extra special loved it!!!
  • + 11
 and the track is still meh compared to 3 other tracks in the area
  • + 3
 please enlighten us potential tourists!
  • + 6
 Schladming is hands-down the favorite track of the majority of the WC racers. They pretty much all flock there once Leogang is over. Saalbach/Hinterglemm may not be as well known as Leogang, but it's another rad spot close to Leogang that everyone likes to go to. There are also a handful of smaller ski areas in the surrounding areas that run the lifts and have gnarly, super fun natural trails rather than smooth, buffed out (or man made) trails. All with similar awesome views, which Leogang does rightly have for sure.
  • + 3
 Thanks for the info! I definitely need to make my way up to Austria sometime
  • + 6
 Ooo, that was a nasty crash!
  • + 3
 Some days the chicken, some days... feathers. I would have to sit there 10 minutes contemplating going back to cross country after that hit. You young guys bounce. Us old guys splat.
  • + 2
 Claudio is so awesome, I want his babies.

But seriously, his previews make me feel like I'm there, so entertaining, so close to the ragged edge all the way down. Will must have gone down hard but just a few puffs and : "....oh. Forgot about the transfer." Meek as you like, great stuff.

I'm not sure Britain's Got Talent will be calling him back for his Foo Fighters rendition though.
  • + 2
 Can't believe this guy gоt out of that crash with nothing. That crash was so gnarly that I almost got a heart atack. This track is gnarly as hell. Claudio is an absolute legend with these course preview series.
  • + 1
 So awesome as always. Longdon's crash is pretty nasty, lucky to just stand up from that one! Must be all those years of practicing crashing (a long ago article in MBUK). Guy still shreds though, pity he quit racing so early on. Well WC's anyway.
  • + 5
 'i forgot about that transfer' hahaha
  • + 3
 lol, its ok to "forget" your keys,but that could have been way worse! dude got lucky.
  • + 4
 Super glad Will walked away from that crash. Could have ended much worse. Dang the team managers can ride!!!
  • + 4
 I'm the only one who hate the redbull player because of the f*cking lag ????
  • + 2
 just pause it at the start and let it load whilst you do something else for a couple of minutes
  • + 6
 doesn't work actually .....
  • + 2
 get a better connection Smile mine never lags Big Grin
  • + 4
 Claudio hauling down Leogang while singing Foo Fighters and R. Kelly, what a beast Smile
  • + 5
 Ohhhhhhhh you crashed Smile
  • + 1
 excellent track preview as always!!!!

impressed the way will longden, being a former wc racer remained calm, cool and collected aftert the crash. breathing calmly to relax, then "time to catch claudio"!
  • + 3
 Manon isn't going to be very pleased when she sees the footage that will longden has crashed her bike
  • + 4
 You never know what's going to happen during the course preview.
  • + 5
 epic crash!!
  • + 1
 Saracen team mechanic "wtf happened here"... Team manager "dunno, was gonna ask you"...

But Seriously all of Claudio's course previews are pretty awesome! Also digg the singing, well kind of...
  • + 3
 Damn Will's crash looked bad. Thougt he really hurt himselfe first, good to see he got up and rode down Smile
  • + 4
 wearing armor is smart.
  • + 1
 my fave is when the track gets really rough and all Claudio can say is "GKAH-GKAH-GKAH-GKAH-GKAH-GKAH!"
....although the singing was surprisingly good too all things considered!
  • + 3
 Seems Like the Best track this year so far can't wait.
  • + 1
 Gosh DAYUM that crashed looked ugly. Claudio is the man!!!!! The track preview shit is busting up mooks all over the globe!
  • + 1
 Most of if the time I sing songs that get me pumped up while riding but every now and again a love song slips in and it seems appropriate. Props for the Foo Fighters.
  • + 1
 Awesome, i love Claudios track previews! that was sketchy as ****! Track looks pretty good though, should be a good show on Sunday.
  • + 3
 i believe i can fly- oooooooaaaahh Big Grin
  • + 2
 thaaaaaaaaaaat "oh shit" moment when you hear your heart stopping...that was brutal
  • + 2
 Surely we need Claudio in the commentary for the main event both with the Rob Warner and what's 'is face.
  • + 1
 And how many edits will we see in a couple of weeks with Everlong for the music?
  • + 2
 Redbull, sort your player out please!!!
  • + 2
 is it just me or does that gopro's quality look unreal?
  • + 1
 That's what I thought too - new prototype? or just amazing post processing. I don't think I've ever seen GoPro footage look as clean.
  • + 1
 We've all been getting a kick out of Claudio (and so did I) but that track has changed a lot since last year!
  • + 2
 Now that is what I call a sick edit.
  • + 1
 Someone should make a DVD of all of Claudios course previews...pure entertainment and GNAR!!!!
  • + 1
 Ratboy: You're not gonna sing bro?

Gee: Nope. But Claudio will sing in Austria!
  • + 1
 ahahaha....gotta love Caludio's last comment after Will Longden arrives at the finish line "....oh you crashed..."
  • + 2
 That was a nasty crash! He got lucky in my opinion
  • + 2
 I believe i can flyarharharharhrahahrrahrahrha This guy is awsome.
  • + 1
 Anyone else think the team manager should be able to ride these courses? Let's see Claudio and EC out there next time.
  • + 2
 Looks like a great track to ride!
  • + 2
 No one does it like Claudio fact.
  • + 1
 Was really hoping Manon would win this weekend, but now her bike is totally buggered!
  • + 1
 I was happy to hear him say that he was OK. That could have ended badly. No one wants to loose their manager.
  • + 2
 Claudio Please, don't get hurt !!!!!!!
  • + 2
 "Oh No!"
Cracks me up every time
Smile
  • + 1
 I got that queezy feeling in my taint when he launched and started heading toward that retainer wall.
  • + 1
 Will Longden from Yorkshire!
  • + 1
 That groan. I know that groan.
  • + 1
 Bruce Springsteen playing at the finish line, hoo yeah!
  • + 1
 Gnarly! haha "good thing I walked it"
sick riding guys
  • + 1
 Going there in a month and a week, f*ck YEAAAAH Big Grin
  • + 1
 I'll be there this weekend!!!!!
  • + 1
 6:06 i know that dude on the bike in the background! he rode with me!
  • + 1
 Good job Claudio, nice run bro
  • + 2
 Claudio nailed Everlong
  • + 1
 I believe i can fly..... XD
  • - 1
 I can just hear the guy who crashed saying "Don't look at obstacles, don't look at obstacles... Nice jump!!... Wait what's this on my way... Shit... I looked"
  • + 1
 I was really hoping to watch this...but no, stupid redbull player.
  • + 1
 Claudio Rules!!
  • + 1
 Looks awesome
  • + 1
 AH-AH...said Nelson
  • + 1
 Where's the video?
  • + 1
 Just mute sound
  • + 1
 He are it
  • + 1
 this is for figthers..
  • + 1
 "oh you crashed? ahha!"
  • - 1
 Can we get Claudio to do a "Let it go" Disney Frozen cover?
Below threshold threads are hidden

Post a Comment



Copyright © 2000 - 2019. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv65 0.057343
Mobile Version of Website