bigquotesI was the best because the crowd loved me. Win the crowd and you will win your freedom - Proximo - GLADIATOR



Going live in 3 2 1...
The mighty Colosseum awaits its modern day, bicycle gladiators. Going live in 3, 2,1...

Looks like rain friend.
Don't even think it. We've had about enough of the pre-race storms this season.

Charlie Harrison represented America well for the juniors. Harrison fished fourth his best WC result to date.
Charlie Harrison represented America well for the Juniors, sending it to fourth spot and his best WC result to date.
The top juniors were hitting this section as hard and in some cases even harder than many of the elite men and women. Frew Jackson on his way to a podium on one of the driest and dustiest tracks all season.
Jackson Frew pinned this section better than most elites on his way to 5th on one of the driest and dustiest tracks all season.

Alex Marin found a quiet spot to visualize is run unfortunately luck would not be on his side today.
Alex Marin found a quiet spot to visualize his run, unfortunately, luck would not be on his side today and he fell to an uncharacteristic 8th place.

Style for several miles and today a super solid 5th place quali... Well played Neil Stewart.
Neil Stewart... like a boss.
Neil Stewart ear-to-ear stoked to finally hit the podium after 5 round trying.
Stewart ear-to-ear stoked to finally hit the podium after five rounds trying.

bigquotesSo good to be riding well again, having fun on the bike! I really liked the track and I got into it straight away so things just went well for me from the off. - Neil Stewart, FMD Racing


Andras Simon of the United States down through the fields on his two-stroke.
Andras Simon of the United States down through the fields on his two-stroke.

Laurie Greenland took another win and in doing so also clinched up the World Cup title.
Laurie Greenland took another win and, in doing so, also clinched up the World Cup title.
 Oh man I m just over the moon. Martin had to tell me a couple of times before it sank in that I had won the series.
2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 1st, 1st and the war was won. Crimmins' and Trillo's title dreams are over.

Boys club Greenland Dickson and Stewart.
Boys club; Greenland, Dickson and Stewart.

bigquotesOh man, I'm just over the moon. Martin had to tell me a couple of times before it sank in that I had won the overall. Could not be more stoked! - Laurie Greenland, Trek World Racing


When in America always attend the races in your Saturday best.
When in America, always attend the races in your Sunday best.
Sure quads were cool... until they invented octo-bikes.
Sure, quads were cool... until they invented octo-bikes.

The Mad Dog may have met his match in Ray Syron.
The Mad Dog may have met his match in Ray Syron.
We have no words.
We have no words.

Missy Giove gives you just two options death-grip or the middle finger.
Missy Giove gives you just two options: death-grip, or the middle finger.

Manon Carpenter is picking up momentum and finding her flow. She took another second place finish today.
Manon Carpenter is picking up momentum and finding her flow. She took another second place finish today.
Katy Curd took sixth in the women today. She has had a solid season and could make it back on the podium one more time before it all comes to a close.
With 6th place today, Katy Curd has had a solid season and could make it back on the podium one more time before it all comes to a close.

Emilie Siegenthaler s on her way to 7th pipped by Katy Curd by 0.4seconds.
Emilie Siegenthaler's on her way to 7th, pipped at the post by Curd by 0.4 seconds.

Clearly Pom Pon is back. She rode to second place today on what was a very rough track.
Pom Pon is back, but a crash kept her well at bay from the win at the back of the podium.

Tahnee Seagrave is in the form of her young days right now and completed a British one-two-three on the podium today.
Tahnee Seagrave is in the form of her young days right now and completed a British 1-2-3 on the podium today.
Seagrave couldn t topple Carpenter but took down Hannah by just under a second.
Seagrave couldn't topple Carpenter this afternoon, but took down Hannah by just under a second.


Rachel Atherton didn t just win today she crushed it. 9.36 seconds up. On this track that s an eternity.
Rachel Atherton didn't just win today, she crushed it. 9.36 seconds up. On this track, that's an eternity.

The fastest ladies you ever did see.
The fastest ladies you ever did see.
Nicole looked positively awesome on track in practice. Did she have the power to take it down to the wire with Rachel. It s a big ask... maybe we ll have to wait until Val di Sol to speculate further.
Nicole looked positively awesome on track in practice. Did she have the power to take it down to the wire with Rachel. It's a big ask... maybe we'll have to wait until Val di Sol to speculate further.

God save our gracious Queen Rachel.
God save our gracious Queen, Rachel.

bigquotesKnowing from the quali that I had the overall I think chilled me out a bit and I wasn't too worried if I crashed any more. All year I didn't push so much just in case, but this time I didn't really think about anything I was just smooth out of the gate, having more fun than I've had in a race run for a long time! Val di Sol will be interesting for sure - the gloves are off now and everyone will just be wanting that end of season win - Rachel Atherton, GT Factory Racing



All-American Phil Kmetz rises from the ashes.
All-American, Phil Kmetz rises from the ashes.

Shoot for the moon...if you miss you ll land among the stars. Or just frikkin miles down the course.
Shoot for the moon... if you miss you'll land among the stars. Or just really far down the course. Bernard points it.

AG on his way up to one of his finest ever performances in his career.
AG on his way up to one of his finest ever performances in his career and indeed, just about anyone's career.

Mick Hannah totally squashed the last jump and just pedaled over the damn thing to keep his speed up.
Mick Hannah totally squashed the last jump, full-gas and just pedalled over the damn thing to keep his speed up.
The Bulldog had a crash and rode the rest of his run with his grip sliding off his bar. Notice the amount of exposed bar on the left.
The Bulldog had a crash and rode the rest of his run with his grip sliding off his bar. Notice the overhang on the left.

A little American deadpan comedy from Masters.
Eddy Masters establishing the flag theme for the day in morning practice.

See that sun-spot Pure dirt-love for Pete Williams.
See that sun-spot on the right? Pure dirt-love.

The crowds were slow to build as the pro men headed up the lift but by the time things got cracking there was a rowdy bunch of fans lining the track.
The crowds were slow to build as the pro men headed up the lift, but by the time things got cracking there was a rowdy bunch of fans lining the track.

George Brannigan was disappointed to crash on his race run but unfortunately it happened again. Three more times.
George Brannigan was gutted to crash on his race run, but unfortunately it happened again. Three more times.
The international signal for just cruising ... the goggles on the arm. Time to pull out the whips n wheelies.
The international signal for 'just cruising'... goggles on the arm. Time to pull out the whips n wheelies.

No one told Kmetz he needed to be on the West Coast for speed and style.
No one told Kmetz he needed to be on the West Coast for the Speed and Style.

Danny Hart is one of those any track any conditions kind of guys but this time he just couldn t get the dry and dusty American beast on lock.
Danny Hart is one of those any track, any conditions kind of guys, but this time he just couldn't get the dry and dusty American beast on lock.

Markus Pekol had a strong ride today finishing thirteenth.
Markus Pekol couldn't quite match his quali rank of 9th, but still had a super strong ride today, finishing 13th after severely damaging his pedal in the top section.
Sam kept it fast and loose throughout the week and on Saturday but a few bobbles cost him a few precious seconds. Sam was only three and a half seconds off of the podium but eleven riders occupied that space.
Sam Blenkinsop kept it fast and loose throughout the week and on Saturday, but a few bobbles cost him a few precious seconds. Sam was only three and a half seconds off of the podium, but eleven riders occupied that space.

11th in the quali 11th in the final makes for some pretty impressive consistency for the number 69 Matt Walker.
11th in the quali, 11th in the final makes for some pretty impressive consistency for the number 69, Matt Walker.

Loris Vergier had his break out ride today with a second place in pro men.
Loris Vergier had his break-out ride today, with a fantastic third place in pro men.

6th and 7th at the first splits Harry Heath held on for his best ever result and first top 10 with a 9th place finish.
6th and 7th at the first splits, Harry Heath held on for his best ever result and first top 10 with a 9th place finish.

Hotseat nerve levels peaking.
Hotseat nerve levels peaking as Vergier spends what must have felt like at least a few months in the hot seat.

Stevie Smith sprinted as hard as he could to the finish but he would still be four and a half seconds off Gwin. Smith finished fifth.
Stevie Smith sprinted as hard as he could to the finish, but he would still be four and a half seconds off Gwin, finishing in fifth.
Back. In. This. Stevie Smith has officially found old form once again and with some pretty ideal timing to give Canada a shot at the Andorra Worlds in three weeks.
Back. In. This. Stevie Smith has officially found old form once again and in good time ahead of the Worlds in Andorra three weeks from now.

Stevie Smith has finally be re-released into his natural habitat...on the podium.
After all this time it's great to see Smith finally re-released onto his natural habitat... the podium.

Hugh summer fashion windham side.
High summer fashion, Windham style.
Just a function-over fashion skull amp spinal-column beer funnel.
Just a function-over fashion, skull & spinal-column beer funnel.

Atherton looked exceptional on track in more than a few places but in the end a small does of x-factor seemed about all that was missing.
Atherton looked exceptional on track in more than a few places, but in the end a small dose of 'x-factor' seemed about all that was missing.

Listen buddy I m not afraid of you or your chainsaw... Okay well just not the chainsaw.
Listen bro, I'm not afraid of you or your chainsaw... Okay at least not the chainsaw.

Greg Minnaar was on point today but it wasn t enough to stop the mighty American on home soil.
Greg Minnaar was on point today, but it wasn't enough to stop the mighty American on home soil.
Minnaar across the line to another shock podium to match his best performance of 2nd place in 2010.
Minnaar across the line to another 'shock' podium to match his best performance here of 2nd place in 2010.

The living legend looked to have pulled off yet another amazing victory with clean lines and no mistakes during his run. But in the end he d find himself knocked down a spot by the world s number 1.
The living legend looked to have pulled off yet another amazing victory, with clean lines and no mistakes during his run. But in the end, he'd find himself knocked down a spot by America's own World number 1.

Some of the crowds resembled a modern day Braveheart display of patriotism. Much beer was funneled.
Some of the crowds resembled a modern day Braveheart display of patriotism. Much beer was funnelled.

Six seconds back with a crash... Downhill will forever be about what could have been.
Six seconds back, with a crash... Downhill will forever be about what could have been. Better luck next time Troy.

Bruni on another rip-roaring run. It s a rare thing of beauty to see such an aggressive style allow for such incredible smoothness.
Loic Bruni off another rip-roaring run combining insane smoothness with stem-chewing aggression.

Loic full-gas to the line in an attempt to salvage as many points as possible.
The day once again ended disastrously for poor Loic and it was a full-gas sprint to the line in an attempt to salvage as many points as possible to maintain his standing in the overall.
Loris commiserates Loic on his second consecutive Windham flat and more importantly a shot at the win and some crucial series points lost.
Loris commiserates Loic on his second consecutive Windham flat tyre, and more importantly, another missed shot at the win and some crucial series points lost.

Give r some.
Give'r some.

The crowds were...frenzied. And friendly.
The crowds were... frenzied. And friendly. Well played Windham...
Disappointing to see that nobody cared about the race as you can tell...
The fans didn't seem to care much who the winner might be, as you can tell...

The home crowd cheering Gwin in as he stares down the finish line.
The home crowd cheering Gwin in as he stares down the finish line after arguably one of the cleanest and most powerful downhill race runs of all time.

Aaron crossed the line with a staggering margin of victory much to the delight of the crowd. The rest of the pro field were left scratching their heads. When he s on and he s been on quite a bit this year he s unstoppable.
Aaron crossed the line with a staggering margin of victory, much to the delight of the crowd, while the rest of the pro field were left scratching their heads. When he's on; and he's been on quite a bit this year, he is simply unstoppable.
Job done.
3.5 gigantic seconds. Job done.

Special Ops were called in to keep the rabble rousers from rushing into the finish area.
Special Ops were called in to keep the rabble-rousers from rushing into the finish area in a Gwin-frenzy.

Gwinny takes a victory lap around the coral.
Gwinny takes a victory lap around the coral to say hi to a few thousand BFFs.
Five hundred high-fives for the number one.
Five hundred high-fives in 30 seconds are no problem for a wizard.

A hurried small awards ceremony to keep the surging crowds at bay. The air was electric in the finish area.
A hurried, small awards ceremony to keep the surging crowds at bay. The air was absolutely electric in the finish area with the home fans going bananas.

Freedom.
Freedom!
It seems like we have a fresh young gun hitting the podium just about every round this year. This time French were the colors... Welcome to the club Loris Vergier
It seems like we have a fresh young gun hitting the podium just about every round this year. This time French were the colors... Welcome to the club, Loris Vergier!


bigquotesIt feels really strange because Loic had the puncture and I'm really stoked about my result. It's mixed emotion, want to cry but I can't haha! It was a cool really to be the hotseat so long, but my feet were starting to hurt sitting there! I thought this isn't my type of track at all so I thought I would just try to go fast and now I'm third somehow... I don't understand haha! - Loris Vergier, Lapierre Gravity Republic



Aaron Gwin 101... Winning is good dominating is better.
Aaron Gwin 101... Winning is good, dominating is better.
The five gents on top of their game for Windham 2015.
The five gents on top of their game for Windham 2015.

Over and out.
Your 'Murican 1, 2, 3, over and out.

Freak.
Freak.



About the Photographers

Matthew Delorme • Age: 40 • Years Shooting: 8
Matthew DeLorme is just one of Pinkbike’s motley crew of World Cup Photographers. He currently lives out of a Ogio bag, and calls the road his home. Delorme works for Trek Bicycle, covering their MTB racing programs. He can usually be found laying in the dirt trackside, cracking jokes and saying things that make little to no sense. He enjoys capturing accessory moments and the journey every bit as much as catching the action shot.


Nathan Hughes • Age: 28 • Years Shooting: 2
Nathan Hughes was snared as mainstay Pinbike media crew for the 2013 World Cup season and has been trapped behind the lens and the keyboard ever since. In between the biggest bike events of the year Nathan can be found on client shoots, making far-off travel stories and trying to catch a moment to spin the pedals himself. A great appreciation of the wilderness, the fear of a normal life and the quest for the perfect picture will have him hooked and looking to raise the bar for years to come.


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122 Comments

  • + 103
 AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 59
 Fuck yeah
  • + 137
 You're canadian...
  • + 66
 Yeah I know But right Now I'm living in America
  • + 8
 I guess I'm just jealous if all the good riding you guys have across the pond! Big Grin
  • + 39
 double f yeah and a barge full of fireworks
  • + 9
 Gwin is creeping up on Minnaar for total race wins isn't he? Does he have 12 already? Boss.
  • + 19
 Its crazy that Rachel Atherton has 25. And still going strong at age 27.
  • + 39
 So what man, bikes don't care where you are from and neither should we!
  • + 7
 Is peaty still Racing WC?because he is not injured anymore.
  • + 4
 Rehabbing an ACL takes a long time I guess
  • - 7
flag torero (Aug 9, 2015 at 11:09) (Below Threshold)
 No, "América" no es "Norteamérica".
  • + 2
 @rockyflowtbay yeah but he already Post pics on Fb of him riding.would like to See him back now chasing minaar
  • + 2
 @torero you can refer to the USA as "America" since it is the only country in North or South America that actually has "America" in its name.
  • + 2
 Peaty has been in iceland doing enduroey stuff not dh. I doubt he's ready for world cup dh just yet because if he was he'd be racing
  • - 46
flag MedellinColombiaDH (Aug 9, 2015 at 13:31) (Below Threshold)
 @ka-brap America is a continent, not a country. It´s egocentric, disrespectful and stupid when people from the United States (of the continent of America) call themselves "Americans", diminishing the rest of the american nations. You dont hear british people referring themselves as "europeans" or naming their nations "United Kingdoms of Europe". People from the States, why cant u learn history?
  • + 3
 Uh North America and South America. Just sayin.
  • + 34
 North America = Continent
South America = Continent
United States of America = only country in either continent with "America" in its name, hence why it's citizens are Americans.

How is that so hard?
  • + 39
 I believe I speak for most Americans when I inform you that it is simply shorthand for "the united states of america". And you sir should just chill out a bit. This is a discussion on a biking website, not national geographic forums. Find another place to be a dick.
  • + 9
 Using 'Americans' to refer to people from the USA reflects the linguistic customs of the English-speaking world (not just the USA), not any decision by any people actually living in the USA, much less a decision of ours that reflects egocentrism, disrespect, or stupidity. That's not to say that it is an ideal moniker, but it is to say that your accusation, relying for its validity on facts about the intentions, views, and nature of the people from the USA, is baseless. A more reasonable strategy would be to simply advocate for the use of a more neutral term by noting the fact that 'America' can refer to a broader geographical area than the USA alone. This latter strategy would also have the benefit of being more effective, given that it's hard to convince people of your view when you baselessly insult them.
  • - 41
flag MedellinColombiaDH (Aug 9, 2015 at 14:29) (Below Threshold)
 @ka-brap neither South America nor North America are continents. America = South + Central + North America.
@takeiteasyridhard it might be a shorthand for "United States of America", however it´s still not right. But I dont expect u "americans" to really comprehend how rude it is this situation.
@northstatebiker if you think my argument is baseless and insulting, think harder and deeper thats all im gonna say. Linguistic customs can not be an excuse for the misuse of the word "America/ns". It was u from the very beginning of your nation who chose to call your it and yourselves that way. If that and the outrage of dozens of nations have suffered by the egocentrism, disrespect and stupidity of ´Murica means a baseless insult to you, then you're one reason why many humans on planet Earth strongly dislike your people. Go America!!!
  • + 11
 @MedellinColombiaDH learn some geography before you try to argue about it
  • + 5
 Both South America and North America are continents...

Part of the issue that takeiteasyridehard is bringing up is that there isn't a good alternative in English to refer to people from the USA. Alternatives have been proposed but none have stuck. Come up with a good one and promote it!

As for what you said to me, I don't think you understood what I said. I didn't make an excuse for the term or provide a justification of the term; I provided an explanation of its use. I did deny your explanation, which relied on false claims about the people of the USA and the others who refer to them as Americans. I also helpfully criticized your argumentative technique, though I see I didn't convince you. As for the separate claim about our egocentrism, disrespect, and stupidity, I'll pass. Have a good day, sir!
  • - 26
flag MedellinColombiaDH (Aug 9, 2015 at 14:48) (Below Threshold)
 @timsim07 teach me some geography, I have no clue where my own continent is.
@northstatebiker great talking to you, so cool there´s still people to have smart discussion with. Have a good one mate!
  • + 5
 @powderturns, as of today it's 13.
  • + 3
 @iamwarthog Thanks! He is catching up quick.
  • + 1
 Thank you for shouting it correctly!
  • - 3
 Hey, if you are from Columbia, I suppose you can call your self a (South) American if you want. Go ahead. You will confuse everyone else, except I bet they have heard this one before at US Customs.
  • - 3
 ehm I just came here o say... GOD BLESS AMERICAAAH!!!
  • + 5
 Arguing about language usage instead of arguing about bikes? Of course, we're on Pinkbike.
  • + 5
 There are many things to criticize about "America" but, sorry, the way they call themselves is not one of them. It's just a name.
  • + 6
 @MedellinColombiaDH Seriously, shut up please? You're making yourself out to be an ass and no one cares that much about politics on here at the moment. This is a biking site. Take the agenda somewhere it's welcomed please...
  • + 3
 This was @MedellinColombiaDH's private response to my comment above: "Well, taking into account the number of dislikes and replies my comment got, I can say people do care much about politics on Pinkbike. I wont shut up until you people from USA start making an effort to care about the rest of the human race and be less of an arrogant arse."

I kindly reminded him this is a biking website...
  • + 1
 USA doesn't have any history since it's only 100 years old and hand me downs from Europe Wink
  • + 3
 Which is why I took European History in college^^^^^^^
  • + 11
 We have lived same thing in 2011 when Aaron started winning his first world cups and people were shouting "Americah". And I was the kind of douche bag to say things revolving around same stuff like "US is fat, stupid country messing the whole world up". My standpoint simply could not take the burden of hipocrisy of an European talking such bullcrap, accusing others of his own treats, so it collapsed. I am glad that I am free of this disease, I can freely cheer for Aaron and America because no ideology stands between them and my enthusiasm for such heroic performance. I am happy that Americans can be so happy for a dude from their country winning. Fans were a huge part of this show. Whatever America stands for in someone's view of the world, Aaron simply deserves to be treated as a great rider, who pulled off an incredible run, just because politics or religion are a part of everyone's life, does not mean we have to be stupid enough to push it on the very lad.
  • + 3
 Well said WAKI
  • + 2
 All I can think of after Windham is this Wink
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuQGx1H1Qh8
  • + 2
 WELCOME TO THE PRIDE! Hahaha
  • + 64
 Nice to see Stevie back on form and on the podium. That a boy!
  • - 1
 On form for him means dominating Wink it'll be cool to see him giving Gwin a run for his lunch money
  • + 44
 The ladies races are getting boring...not a much variety as the mens. Gets old watching RA win every weekend. Dont get me wrong,I respect every single sponsored/non sponsored athlete riding at the world cups. My opinion,give Missy Giove a Energy Drink sponsor,a mechanic and a personal trainer and see if things get interesting. Great show Pinkbike...
  • + 22
 nice concept for a reality tv show.
  • + 4
 @parnifel i disagree, i enjoy watching the womens just as much as the mens, any one of those girls on the podium could beat rachel, and dont forget about ragot, shes wicked fast too.(sucks she got injured) rachel trains hard and it shows, its definately pushing the other girls to go faster as well, and its only going to get more exciting.
  • + 3
 Rachel can make mistakes, and when she does it is anybody's race. These mistakes are rare because she is pure awesome. She is also quite humble and respectful to her competition. All this makes watching her win all the better. Go Rach!
  • + 4
 ragot didn't get near the coverage on being injured as she deserved on being rachels main adversary. all of a sudden the womens race was dull, because emmiline wasn't there to give it a go!
  • + 3
 luckily Nicole is back on gas for this race otherwise it would have been dulll. I always like watching the womens race - this year Rachel has just been on another level - Ragot was the only one who was a threat and now shes out. Next year I bet we will see Manon back on full gas, Tahnee getting faster again, Ragot and Nicole healthy. And dont forget Hannah hucking everything!
  • + 2
 But lets be honest, watching Rachel win week in week out is getting boring, last season was great but this season I don't even watch the women's as you already know she will win anyway, it's not really pushing the other girls to go faster, more them wondering if they will ever get a win e.g. Tahnee Seagrave, she deserves a win and more than likely won't get one unless Rachel crashes or doesn't race!
  • + 38
 Best. Kitten. Shirt. Ever.
  • + 6
 Thanks!
  • + 26
 Outstanding pictures, as always. Love the Phil Kmetz rising from the ashes one.

Really was looking forward to seeing his run even though he wiped out, but didn't see it on the Red Bull stream when I finally had a chance to look last night. Is there anywhere that captures runs that aren't in the main stream, or is it lost to the ether?
  • + 32
 Thanks man, those photographers were working their butt off this weekend (as always). I actually would love to know that as well. I know there wouldn't be any commentary but it would be cool to see nonetheless.
  • + 3
 Sick picture of your one footer @PhilKmetz
  • + 6
 Nac Nac is the name when you swing your leg around and behind your wheel like that. Smile
  • + 2
 Showing my age I guess, I couldn't remember the name of that trick Razz in any case, mad props Phil!
  • + 14
 1 Windham is an awesome track , would love to see a WC there again. 2 Gwin , one of the best runs I have seen 3 Warner's and Claudio's best commentary this year 4 Rachel is in her own class 5 WC DH is the best sport on the planet!!!!!
  • + 13
 Bummed that this track isn't on the calendar next year, looks like an awesome atmosphere to be a part of. Great photos as always!
  • + 15
 There's a good chance that it still could be added to the calendar. It happened a few years ago as well. WC teams with limited budgets hate flying over for just one event, so having two WCs back to back makes a lot more economical sense.
  • + 16
 Phil Kmetz: the people's champion.
  • + 3
 @Questlove967 that's the best award!!!
  • + 4
 Would love to see Bromont back on the calendar.
  • + 12
 Phil kmetz, thanks for doing us east coasters proud! 24th in qualies, you need to be full time on the wc schedule.
  • + 4
 i was next to his people from NH all in blue t shirts with big red print "PHIL the THRILL" lining up with the photographer to cheer for him next to the last jumps and he just crash side ways on the dirt just before the jumps, i felt so bad for them but he got up quickly and gave us amazing big high whip with the foot out...whoooo made me scream so hard....been watching him on other races he definitely has the thrill with no fear from kissing the dirt. hopefully next season will be the big come out into top 10's cups
  • + 11
 Thanks man!! They weren't too bummed, they had so much fun this weekend just being out there. It was awesome to have a group of friends like that supporting me, it really made for an unforgettable experience.

As for myself, I'm not disappointed what so ever. I have some consistency to figure out but it's good to finally know about where I stand. Hopefully ( if i have the budget) I'll get to do some European WCs next year. Smile
  • + 8
 beautiful pictures Mr's Hughes & Delorme... very good indeed!
  • + 4
 i feel so lucky that i was there.... it was amazing wild world cup, hopefully it will happen again next year despite the word on PB that this was the last one in the US. the US fans loving DH as much as the brits and the french....after all we got gwinny smashing the cups over and over.....i lost my voice after screaming all day yesterday....
  • + 1
 Man the energy there was amazing, and the track was such a blast to watch. I know people complain about the track being short, but as a spectator it was awesome. We walked from the top down, stopping at all the big features to watch a few riders and ended up down at the finish line for the final 5. Pretty cool. The moment where the crowd saw Gwinner on the chairlift was amazing. Everyone went bananas!
  • + 7
 MERICA! FREEDOM! TURBO DIESELS! SUPER WALMARTS! CHEESEBURGERS!
  • - 7
flag Fiodor2six (Aug 9, 2015 at 14:43) (Below Threshold)
 Stop paying taxes - in any country... then you will know what "freedom" really means Wink
  • + 4
 God loves atheists, because it annoys them
  • + 2
 I am one of the rowdy, patriotic, Americans at Windham this past weekend. Why does anyone even care that we call ourselves Americans? We are proud people, love our flag and arnt afraid to get rowdy and in your face. With that said, we don't hate on any other country and will rip bikes and pound beers with anyone who's cool. So everyone chill out and just have fun and do cool shit! Oh yeah and America f*ck yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!????????
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 So I started reading this only hoping to find that one of the photographers caught @PhilKmetz so called "massive wipeout" only to find that it was the first Pro Mens photo and then to soil myself upon seeing that nac picture! #phillsosmooth
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 Missy..... Still killing it.... Truly the rowdiest dh racer of all time!!!!
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 Damn pink ipad blocking my face in the pic!!!! Almost famous.... this was gonna be my big break :'(
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 BRAAAAAAAAAP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE MAGIC......... UCI BETTER PUT WINDHAM BACK ON THE SCHEDULE AFTER NEXT YEAR .................................
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 Didn't the UCI ban chainsaws at their events?
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 there is no chain only noise....
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 As long as they pass the strict UCI anti-doping protocols, then no worries! #livestrong!
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 Thye are ok as long as you mount them on the visor of your helmet
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 I think Phil and Missy both wore the same USA jersey? Does anyone know who makes it?
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 It's the official jersey that was given to the the riders who did not have the required 20 uci points and petitioned for a federation spot. So that's why both Missy, myself and a few other riders were wearing that jersey.

I actually didn't take a look at who makes it and don't think it's sold to the public (sorry!!), but if it is, it would probably be sold through the USAC website.

Hope that helps
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 The guy in the mask is my teammate, the girl next to him my GF! Did three laps of the XC course, very tough. Awesome event, will miss it next year!
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 What a run to win it! Loic you'll win soon son
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 Gwinn needs some rainbow stripes to add to his jersey. I'm hoping this is his year for a Worlds. He's coming out hot from this race, looking forward to worlds.
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 Its Bull Shit they are taking this great race from us.
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 Freedom fist pump...epic! America!!!
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 Well done Jacob sick result dude!
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 yeahh SLIPKNOT fan spotted!!!! \m/
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 Maggots for life!!!
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 Damn fine photo epic!
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 shitty deals for Loic though, he looked so fast!! may have had something for the Gwinner?
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 Love the Chris Fehn mask
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 so many amazing pictures here, what a race. So awesome!
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 So pleased for Loris, what a great result. He'll be up there next season.
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 That was such an awesome weekend!
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 Question marks were supposed to be a flag.
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 Chris Fehn!!!!
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 Great race and pics. I was so nervous during gwins run, so unbelievable.
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 watched it live...Gwin by 3.5 seconds...that was awesome
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 "Sleeves are rolled up ... This mean business for sam" -warner
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 Gwin is on a roll!
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 MURICA!!! FUCK YEAH!!!
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