WELCOME TO MIAMI
Josh Bryceland. The Ratboy. Miami Bryce. The kid goes by a few aliases, but today you can call Ratty Skidson, 'champ'. The mountain bike hall of heroes welcomes a new member to join around the giant oak table to wear cloaks and swig liter beers with all the greats as we can assume they must do. A firm and dry Austrian gauntlet brought fiery pace, big air and race times close enough to be influenced by how many flies exploded against the race plate since leaving the gate. 2014 gets better every round and this time there was more to marvel at than ever. The racing lines, the drifts, the crashes... A completely tyreless run from Aaron Gwin that was nothing short of bicycle genius
. It was all-round one totally astonishing weekend of racing. Thanks for reading everyone, we're off to watch the replay just one more time.
|After a couple of practice runs, I thought I might be able do this and f*cking win this thing. Turns out Bruni was going a lot quicker, I'm gutted for him for sure. Josh Bryceland - Santa Cruz Syndicate|
|It's been a long time since I had a podium... so stoked to be back up there! After the injury I had doubts about if I could come back at the top again, but you know I don't give up at all so it's all about fighting back. A big injury is just a hard thing to deal with and kind of new to me, but all the hard work has paid off - Brook MacDonald - Trek World Racing|
|Troy and I are good friends and at the end of the day the fastest guy wins. We make each other better helping with lines and stuff and then when it's time to race, it's time to race and I'm happy to have my team mate beat me over anyone else. I haven't actually had a flat in a race run or qualifying ever so I guess it was bound to happen eventually. The tire stayed on until I dropped into the bottom woods and it was a lot better then because I had a bit of grip again! I figured the race run was going so good and I trained hard not to just give up... I have no idea what points you get to be so far back in the pack, but I figured if it gets me just one point it would be worth it Aaron Gwin - Specialized Racing|