Final Results: DH Fantasy League - Who Won the Limited Edition Trek Session 9.9?

Sep 14, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

It's been an exciting World Cup season, and we can't believe it's already over. There were 21,921 of you that played along throughout the year, but in the end, there can be only one. So, who is the overall DH Fantasy League winner?

Overall Winner: 2018 DH Fantasy League
7 World Cups + World Champs


CONGRATULATIONS @AdamOdh on consistently predicting podium finishers throughout the year! After all 7 rounds and the World Championships, @AdamOdh is your overall winner and takes home the Trek Session 9.9 complete bike with Limited Edition exclusive paint scheme. Now, what brand is going to snap him up as a sports marketing specialist?

@AdamOdh's World Champs team.

The champion of the Pinkbike Downhill Fantasy League is the only person other than Gee Atherton who will get a bike with this limited edition exclusive paint scheme. More photos and detail on the spec here.

bigquotesCongratulations Adam! Nice work on the season. (I’m not going to tell you what place I finished the year.) You’re gonna love your new bike. As good as that custom paint scheme looks in pictures, it looks even better in person. It’s a real head turner. Also, we’re going to sweeten things just a bit more and hop you up to a Session 9.9 29er. Let’s get you on the latest, greatest big wheeler with the most incredible paint scheme possible. Well played Adam! Go enjoy that bike!Travis Ott, Trek Mountain Bike Marketing

We sent Adam some questions to find out what winning this bike means to him:

What was your initial reaction when you found out you had won?

Adam: I still can't believe it. I've been watching every World Cup since 2008 and this year was special one. The last two races I knew would be a tight battle, so I took the risk of changing teams, which resulted losing many points to @luggz83 in La Bresse. Neko Mullaly broke his hand (healing vibes) and Joe Smith crashed, so after that I need to take even more risk. The blackout period help me a lot – it was kind of like a poker game. Hope we will see another Fantasy League next year. Thanks Pinkbike and Trek Bikes – playing fantasy league and watching World Cups its next level!

What do you think about getting a new bike?

Adam: I'm stoked to try out this modern geometry thing and new wheel size! I got my Nukeproof Scalp equipped with 26-inch wheels and I've never ridden downhill on 27.5 wheels. I thought maybe I'd try 29er for downhill in a few years to feel the significant difference in wheel size but 26 was fun for me and I was not complaining at all. The paint scheme is so sick too. I'm from Poland and for me winning that bike is kind of like getting my own unique bike for World Champs designed around the Polish flag. So when I'm looking at the colour scheme, that is what excites me the most!

With Adam coming from behind after Round 7 in 3454th to finish 1st, World Championships turned the leaderboard on its head. We can't wait to get back at it for 2019 - this year proved there's hope even if you're not in the top 10 after each round!

Round 1
Losinj, Croatia

@MoonboyMTB had the most points with 915 for this round and walks away with a Bontrager Line Pro wheelset.

Watch the recap show from Round 1 with Cam McCaul here.
Bontrager Line Pro Wheelset

Round 2
Fort WIlliam, Scotland

@anarhichas had the most points with 845 for this round and walks away with 10 Bontrager Tubeless Ready SE5 Team Issue tires (value $750 USD). After two rounds, @BenParfitterole is leading the overall with 1525 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 2 with Cam McCaul here.
round 2 prizing

Round 3
Leogang, Austria

@Quinny85 won this round with 955 points and walks away with Bontrager Rally MIPS Helmet and a Bontrager Ion 800 R / Flare R Light Set. After 3 rounds, @lerouge is leading the overall with 2254 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 3 with Cam McCaul here.

Round 4
Val di Sole, Italy

@Bruccio won this round with 1070 points and walks away with Bontrager TLR Flash Charger Floor Pump & a Rapid Pack. After 4 rounds, @Anarhichas is leading the overall with 3155 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 4 with Cam McCaul here.
Round 4 Prizing

Round 5
Vallnord, Andorra

@xavieret won this round with 945 points and walks away with Bontrager Flatline Mountain Bike Shoes & Line Nylon Pedals. After 5 rounds, @luggz83 is leading the overall with 3785 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 5 with Cam McCaul here.
Round 5 prizing

Round 6
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

@Hillybadlines won this round with 865 points and walks away with a Line Elite Dropper Post and Line Pro Cockpit. After 6 rounds, @luggz83 is leading the overall with 4498 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 6 with Cam McCaul here.

Round 7
La Bresse, France

@juanpedro94 won this round with 935 points and walks away with a Line Pro Wheelset. After 7 rounds, @luggz83 is leading the overall with 5268 points.

Watch the recap show from Round 6 with Cam McCaul here.
Bontrager Line Pro Wheelset

World Championships
Lenzerheide, Switzerland

@robcartwheel had the most points with 835 for this round and walks away with 4 Bontrager Tires & a 1300 Lumen Ion Pro Light. After the final round, it's @AdamOdh who finishes as the overall winner.

You can see how you did in the Global ranking here.

Pinkbike s DH Fantasy League Fantasy Downhill Presented by trekbikes



  • 156 2
 This wa actually a fantastic contest, thank you pinkbike and all the companies that pitched in
  • 29 1
 It made everything much more exciting this year, way better than just picking top 3 and hoping to match it up. Way to go Pinkbike, can't wait for next year.
  • 58 0
 Congratulations Adam on the bike. It was a very close and intense finish. Hopefully there will be another fantasy competition next year, so I can have another chance.
  • 4 0
 Unlucky man.. so close as well
  • 17 0
 Thank you Smile
  • 3 0
 Never seen a bike like that before.
  • 1 0
 @luggz83 fysa fo di bod yn mental i weld rwyn cymraeg enill gystadlaeaeth mor fawr a hwn! Smile
gobeithio fydda chdi'n enill blwyddyn nesa met
  • 1 0
 @Finlay77: Roeddwn i mor agos. Gobeithio fod yna gwobrau am ail a trydydd flwyddyn nesaf. Diolch
  • 21 0
 Fantasy dh was awesome. Thanks Pinkbike. next year, though, can the salaries reset after each round (like DraftKings/FanDuel)? it would force people to change it up from round to round and not sit on the guys that were undervalued before week 1. I really thought Gwin was going to win World Champs, but his value is so high, it didn't make sense to build around him when you could get Loic, Danny, and Amaury.
  • 1 0
 What if the value of the riders you had in your roster would increase and you end up having more than 1,500,000$ worth of riders? That would be a problem to deal with. I agree with you though, I think almost everyone since the mid season has had Pierron in their team (me included)
  • 3 0
 @crashtor: You would pick the roster each week as their salaries are adjusted based off current standings, prior results at that track, coming back from injury, etc.
  • 6 0
 Or if there on your team and get a good result which pushes there salary up you get to keep them at the price you got them for until you drop them!! Will make picking a good team off the bat way more important and reward people who pay attention to who has potential!
  • 21 1
 Thanks Pinkbike. That was fun. Enduro too next year?
  • 11 15
flag krager (Sep 14, 2018 at 12:19) (Below Threshold)
 And XC?
  • 6 17
flag karoliusz (Sep 14, 2018 at 13:29) (Below Threshold)
 And road?
  • 5 9
flag daugherd (Sep 14, 2018 at 15:10) (Below Threshold)
 Cx is also just about to start.
  • 6 0
 May as well add FMB as well!
  • 16 0
 If the winner is Polish then the bike really couldnt have gone to a better nationality, will just have to be backflipped regularly so the colours are the right way up
  • 1 0
 Looks like non drive side its kind of Polish but driveside its more like a Monaco flag.
  • 1 0
 @AdamOdh: yeh I only noticed that after, colours are flipped each side
  • 15 0
 When should the rest of us expect our participation chainrings, PB?
  • 12 0
 That session is gorgeous
  • 9 0
 The race between @Luggz83 and @adamOdh was tighter than the final result between Stevie Smith and Gee
  • 7 0
 Hmmm... The overall results was tight but it was more like Sam Hill 2008 VDS run for@Luggz83 and fortunely I was a Gee
  • 2 11
flag Tmackstab (Sep 14, 2018 at 16:05) (Below Threshold)
 @AdamOdh: you must get invited to all the parties
  • 2 0
 @AdamOdh: well done mate Smile
  • 5 0
 PB: "Congratulations! You won a limited edition Trek Session 9.9, one of two in the world!"

Trek: "And as an added bonus, we're gonna bump it up to a 29er!"
  • 8 1
 Looks like a session... for @AdamOdh! Well done!
  • 4 0
 Thank you Smile
  • 2 0
 This may have been said but could you introduce points for qualifying next year? Brook and Luca lost me significant points in finals! ???? what a tough season for fantasy, who could of predicted some of those wins and the absence of the 2 fastest men from last year...
  • 5 0
 Goal for next year: do better than 106,865,732nd place.
  • 6 0
 Way to go @AdamOdh!
  • 1 0
 Il second that
  • 2 0
  • 4 0
 Congrats to the winner! Sweet prizes, PB and Trek!
  • 2 0
 Very happy to be ranked 1853rd! Maybe next year I can break into the top 500.

Hope we can have nation/continental rankings next year as well (based on your flag). ;-)
  • 4 0
 Pierron crashing cost luggz a bike
  • 8 0
 Yeah... how many of us were screwed the second Pierron, Bulldog, Hrastnik, and/or Vergier went out?
  • 1 0
 @mtbikeaddict: agree with that ????????????
  • 1 0
 @luggz83: Dude, my condolences. Lol I thought it hurt being in the top 500/1000...
  • 1 0
 @mtbikeaddict: if only 1 of the 3 above got into to p10 lol
  • 1 0
 @luggz83: My last team...
Loris Vergier
Amaury Pierron
Brook Macdonald
Martin Maes
Marine Cabirou
Monika Hrastnik
I was set... until I wasn't. There was an unsettling pattern of the people I picked crashing... still got a comparatively good overall... but I think next year, I have a different approach. You want to get that bike you deserve? I'll pick, tell you, you pick the other guys, win every time, and we'll divvy up the prize. Wink
  • 1 0
 @luggz83: But seriously, no kidding... only 60 points. Cry I'm sorry. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 @mtbikeaddict: if only pierron finished in top 18 or brook managed 12, I would have won possibly. I was gonna gamble with maes, Hart, shaw, pierron and wyn, tahnee and battola. But kept faith with my team.
  • 1 0
 He certainly did, think I should have his bike hahaha
  • 3 0
 I'm only mad because I didn't win but it was fun and congrats to the winner's
  • 3 0
 should be a prize for the ones with the most points without changing riders from day one.
  • 1 1
 That would be luck, not strategy
  • 2 0
 Still cant get over it, that i had the same amount of points as pedro from peru and lost the random draw.
  • 2 0
 Pretty satisfied with 24th overall though
  • 1 0
 Eh, one of my friends was in a recent EWS draw for a crankset, and out of two people, the other guy won it. Another friend was in it to get the ENVEs, but that one had more people. That's the point of a draw, I guess. Sorry about that. Smile
  • 1 0
 Needs points further down for World Champs next year, additional riders in the mix screwed me up! Also most if not all of my guys crashed - had too 3 qualifiers in Male
  • 1 0
 Representing the sulamerica, i tried haha, next year its gona be awesome ! and i hope to be in top 10, this year was so close in 11, only for 1 point ;/
  • 3 3
 I lived and died with Team USA. Next year. If we can keep them from breaking themselves off on the kicker ramp!
  • 1 0
 Well done all winners epic slog to the finish better luck to all next year ????
  • 2 0
 Nice work! Thanks Pinkbike!
  • 3 0
 Lucky bastard.
  • 2 0
 I placed 1234 what do I win
  • 2 0
 There will be no money but on your deathbed you will receive total consciousness. So you have that going for you.
  • 2 0
 @shotouthoods: the dalai lama himself... 12th son of the lama
  • 2 0
 This was very cool Pinkbike and sponsors......thanks for doing this!
  • 1 0
 Wish there was a price for Being top at the end of a week Frown still 1St after the second week is my claim to fame!
  • 2 0
 Nice Prize, Looks like a Session.
  • 2 0
 I might try this next year! Looks fun.
  • 1 0
 Saw the ‘Congratulations ADAM’ got excited for a minute! So close... lol.
  • 3 0
 Congrats to Adam!
  • 1 0
 Congratulations on the new Rig Adam. Keep it rubber side down :-D.

  • 1 0
 Jastrzębie Zdrój!!
  • 1 0
 Hahaha. Correctomundo
  • 1 0
 luggz got robbed
  • 1 3
 should be a giant glory

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