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Lourdes Track Preview With Brendog and Gaetan - Video

Apr 28, 2017
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66 Comments
  • 46 0
 So this is the track at race speed. Quite the difference to Claudio, even when I would take double the amount of Claudio to get down... if I managed to get down. Wink
  • 16 1
 With Claudio you see how the track is difficult what it'snt the case in prorider's preview.
  • 11 3
 @alaric0108: And still.. Claudio is a damn good rider (even though he is far from pro level)... Track are even more difficult than they look in Claudios' previews
  • 12 0
 Don't forget Brendog would have had practice runs prior to this, Claudio's run was his first run after his track walk.
  • 21 0
 @t1000: Actually he used to be a pro, maybe just not among the top 10:

www.rootsandrain.com/rider4775/claudio-caluori/results

And he is still a shredder!
  • 1 0
 Ballz out! CC is entertainment gold, but this got me way more amped up for the race on Sunday.
  • 6 0
 Plus the track was wet when claudio rode it
  • 3 0
 @Enduro-Shredders: Yeh Claudiois a very good rider and ex world cup racer, in fact he would probably beat most of the pros that do non world cup events.
  • 40 0
 No cat food required for these guys
  • 3 1
 Size up pants for them balls.
  • 3 2
 One of the best comments ever. Well done.
  • 28 0
 Was I the only one feeling sick to my stomach watching that race run? How does he find those lines? Amazing. One wrong move and your done for sure. Such a high speed track.
  • 8 0
 So fast and smooth through the rough stuff. No idea which way he was gonna go through the trees. That was a fun watch.
  • 9 0
 Yeah, the whole time I was watching it thinking about how catastrophic I would be at those speeds on this course. That tree section is just madness.
  • 4 0
 I can't imagine taking 5 seconds off that run...or even more! That was nasty
  • 6 0
 I was thinking how hard it is going into the trees with the light changes beaming at you and the bars so close at the speed, some good lenses needed!!
  • 2 0
 @Maverickdh00: remember two years ago when he crossed the line and couldn't hold onto the bars? Funniest crash I've seen. Pure grit. And I think he got a top ten.
  • 13 0
 I wish I had Brendog vision so I could see lines like he does.
  • 9 1
 Must be the new Scott Prospect Goggles
  • 1 1
 just deathgrip all the way.
  • 12 0
 Creepy thing is you barley hear the brakes
  • 3 0
 brakes are a lot quieter when you have a pro mechanic tho too Wink
  • 12 0
 Well, all my aspirations of being a pro have been dashed.
  • 10 0
 Any idea why the audio was so much better in Brendan's video? Remote mic? Different mounting location? Perhaps under the visor.
  • 1 0
 Sounds like Brendan's camera has a wind sock over the mic while Gaetan's doesn't.
  • 2 0
 @gibbon-on-an-orange: i think its more to do with the fact that Brendan's camera is under the visor, while Gaetan's is on top of his helmet!
  • 7 0
 The fact that the podium guys are separated by 10th of a second and often less, on tracks like this is amazing. It really shows how precise and on the edge these guys have to be to win a WC these days. These guys are avoiding mistakes that us mere mortals wouldn't even register as a mistake. Humbling
  • 5 0
 Brendan sounds like he's huffing and puffing A LOT LESS than previous POV footage I remember seeing of him... I know he's always at the forefront of getting shit for not being the most fit out of the top guys, but appears to me he's upped his game! Best of luck to him, can't wait for the opening race this weekend!
  • 8 0
 Wow that was smoooooth. Amazing how dialed those lines are.
  • 1 0
 Keep in mind that they were both using a lot of image stabilisation in those cameras (Brendan's was running well, Gaetan's was disgusting!) and Claudio's run didn't have any.
  • 2 2
 too smooth ... and mostly straight line ... Gambler is my next bike
  • 5 0
 Dosent even feel like you're watching footage from the same course as Claudios preview, this felt like a standard "a-line" run and Cluadios felt like a friggin war! WC boys are confirmed sickos!
  • 6 0
 Wow!!! So much more of a sense of speed and risk than Claudio's preview (which I also enjoyed).
  • 5 0
 And that's a training run! Flat out race run must look terrifying , awesome track fair play well worth the long wait,roll on Sunday
  • 6 0
 That's the first video i've seen of a world cup course that really feels like it captures the speed and gnarliness of it
  • 3 0
 Brendan sets of at 07 seconds & crosses the line at 3:12 = a 3:05 run
Geatan sets of at 02 seconds & crosses the line at 3:10 = a 3:08 run
so brendog faster by 3 seconds Smile
  • 3 0
 Interesting, because without reading your post beforehand I would have said that Geatan's run looked/felt the faster of the two...
Both are still WAY above any skill level I have or ever did have.
  • 6 0
 Dang. Respect for both.
  • 3 0
 that was awesome! I hope they post POVs at every WC race this year.
  • 2 0
 Well this is a Track for Brendog, so smooth that run, don't think this track will have anything to do with wheel size, it will be the rider as always! She's tough in the dry, but in the wet argghgh, Brendog ftw go boi...
  • 1 0
 I(being a nerd) would love to see some of the figures these top pros put out. HR, VO2, lactate levels, power output etc stuff like that. Would be great to be able to see how fit these guys are. Some of the top roadie guys have started doing it and tbh they are incredible.
  • 4 0
 I wonder how warm that suspensions is when they get down.
  • 1 0
 I was going to say, what about the brakes? But he didn't appear to use them all that often!!
  • 1 0
 Best course preview ever from Brendog? Finally sharp, stabilised image and pointing up and ahead for a rider's view, not down 2' in front of the front wheel. What camera is he using and is he using a gimbal?
  • 1 0
 must be a gimbal, shirley
  • 1 0
 Don't call me Shirley!
  • 3 0
 mmmm, I like the pitch of the windnoise on brendogs video better...
  • 2 0
 Try watching both videos side to side at half speed
  • 3 0
 I just peed, a little...
  • 4 0
 I just sh!t myself. A lot.
  • 1 0
 My palms were sweating... and I think I may have shit myself in the trees.
  • 2 0
 2 or 3 mistakes, other then that pure speed! Mega!
  • 1 0
 Got to say, in the evenings I get shocking treatment from the pinkbike player. God it's awful
  • 2 0
 These are just embedded youtube videos, not a pinkbike specific video player. Which unfortunately suggests the problem is likely on your end of things (internet connection, isp throttling, etc).
  • 2 0
 If the weather keeps up no one will be on mud tires! Track looks mint!
  • 2 0
 3:18 vs 3:17... looks like Brendan was faster Wink
  • 1 0
 I wish they would they post a POV from Rachel or Tawney so I can really feel like a POS puss today.
  • 1 0
 And just when I was starting to think I was getting faster :/
  • 1 0
 F#$k how hard did he hit that berm rock at :48
  • 2 0
 needs cow bells
  • 1 0
 Brendog gapping the rock gardens like a BOSS!
  • 1 0
 they make it look sooo smooth!
  • 1 0
 it is like star wars flying in the forest
  • 1 0
 pinkbike, more of these pro preview plz!
  • 1 0
 Wo....







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