Put Your World Cup DH Knowledge to Good Use in Round 1 of DH Fantasy Trivia

May 16, 2020
by Pinkbike Staff  


While the World Cup circus is on pause and the world's top riders are locked down, we've been rewatching old races and classic mountain bike DVDs and nerding out about whether the rainbow curse is real or not... and many of you are likely doing the same. To put all that World Cup DH knowledge to use, we're running DH Fantasy Trivia while we wait for DH racing to start back up.

These trivia quizzes WILL count towards the overall DH Fantasy League, so if you're all all-time World Cup nerd (or just have a knack for guessing!) you could be the lucky person who gets to design a custom Project One Trek Slash carbon frame to bring home kitted out with Rockshox suspension and SRAM components!

Each trivia round will feature 15 questions and the first one will run 10 days, from Wednesday May 13th at 10am PST through Sunday, May 24th at 11:59pm PST and will have feature prizing for the overall Top Nerd. Once racing resumes (fingers crossed!), we'll continue with the regular Fantasy DH League and combine the points from Fantasy Trivia with Fantasy DH for a total of 9 rounds and crown the overall Fantasy Downhill Champion and present the Grand prize of a complete bike!

Sound good? Let's get started. But first, here's what's at stake:


The Prizes


Grand Prize
Season Overall

At the end of the season the overall Fantasy Downhill Champion will get to design a custom Trek Project One Slash Carbon to bring home kitted out with a RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, RockShox Deluxe RE:aktiv, a Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, Bontrager Line Carbon 30 Wheels, a SRAM X01 Eagle Drivetrain and SRAM Code RSC brakes.

Prismatic Pearl is one of literally hundreds of combinations of custom paints the winner gets to choose from with Trek's Project One program.


Round 1 Prize
DH Fantasy Trivia

This round's biggest nerd comes away with a trail-tested Bontrager Blaze WaveCel mountain bike helmet with advanced WaveCel technology for comfort and protection on any trail, valued at $300 USD, and Bontrager Rally Shoes, a dedicated clipless mountain shoe for the most demanding trail riders, valued at $150 USD. They'll also get 100% Ridecamp Jersey and Short with a combined value of $108, providing exceptional performance and comfort and keeping you on the trails longer, 100% S2 Performance Sunglasses valued at $155 with a rimless cylindrical shield and 360 degree visibility and comfort, and the great fitting 100% Geomatic Glove valued at $34.50.

That's a $750 USD prize pack for this first round!





IMPORTANT: To maximize your chances to win the Grand Prize Custom Project One Trek Slash Carbon with SRAM and Rockshox components, we recommend you play all rounds of DH Fantasy Trivia ahead of the DH Fantasy season. There will be 9 rounds in total. You will want to maximize your points score for all 9 trivia rounds and races to win the prize bike. If racing is unable to resume, the winner of the bike will be decided by DH Fantasy Trivia alone.

The theme of this first round is, you guessed it, opening rounds. Good luck!



Quiz: Round 1



What’s the middle name of the DH racer with the most Round 1 wins?

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There's only been one opening round DH race where just a single rider with a Top 10 number plate finished in the Top 10. Who was that rider?

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What pressure was Chris Kovarik running in his tires when he won the opening round at Fort William in 2002 by 14 seconds?

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How many opening round World Cup DH races have Trek athletes won?

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What colour were the forks of Tomas Misser’s 1994 prototype Klein bike at the Cap D’Ail opening round?

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Who was the first Trek athlete to podium at a World Cup DH?

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What colour jersey did Rob Warner wear in the 2004 opening round?

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Which two riders, 9 years apart, have crashed at the same corner of the opening rounds of the World Cup?

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What song was playing when Aaron Gwin won in Losinj in 2018?

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Which manufacturer's hat did the winner of the opening round in 2010 wear on the podium?

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The Fantasy Downhill League is Presented by Trek.




158 Comments

  • 349 2
 I answered zero of these questions with confidence.
  • 58 0
 Perfect.
  • 44 0
 Does it count if I'm confident that I answered them wrong?
  • 59 0
 I liked that Google cant help you - my guesses were based on nothing but a wet finger held to the breeze.
  • 5 1
 @paulskibum: I just did the second answer down for all of them mostly because I'm lazy and because I didn't know any of them Wink
  • 11 0
 @brianpark @sarahmoore : @ostia brought up some good points re: these polls needing clarification, mens vs womens podiums, etc.
  • 8 0
 pressin and guessin !
  • 4 5
 @paulskibum: 8 of them could be googled - but that still doesn’t get you that far.
  • 34 0
 @brianpark: I vote that @FuzzyL: should be disqualified for google doping!
  • 13 0
 @FuzzyL: I googled the Tomas Missers one and it led me to karate. Thus, it must be white.
  • 3 0
 The second one is easy. Just think about.... rain.
  • 2 0
 @FuzzyL: I googled some, they were really hard. Then I just guessed to the best of my ability.
  • 3 0
 The Sam Hill one was easy for those of use who happen to have their Earthed videos and Dirt magazines ingrained in their minds after too many replays and rereads. Which implies I should have been confident about the Alex Rankin - Cedric Gracia question too, but I wasn't Wink . As for the other questions: I was quite confident that putting more thought into it wouldn't have helped much Wink .
  • 4 0
 @kbakes I'm pretty sure I got one right... #google
  • 11 8
 I am born in 2003, I ride MTB since 2013. How should I answer the questions? They are older than me????
  • 14 0
 @f3lix1: Was that meant to rhyme?
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: I was thinking it may have been super muddy
  • 10 0
 Yeah. I’m not winning that bike.
  • 1 0
 @benbenbeast: a certain rainy race in France
  • 3 0
 @f3lix1: I feel for ya dude. I'm 21, but didn't start mtbing till last year, so I guess it's just a guess, and google away Big Grin .
Good Luck!
  • 3 0
 @wcr: f*ck I’m old! I started mountain biking in 1999 on a rigid diamondback!
  • 5 0
 *University exam flashback intensifies*
  • 2 0
 @paulskibum: Funny how bad Google has got at answering any question?
  • 4 1
 @scotttherider: Oh, damn, I didn’t realize this was DH, thought it was Enduro and Doping would be ok :-)
  • 3 1
 @FuzzyL: yeah the doping is only acceptable for roadies and enduro bro!
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: I get it now
  • 1 0
 @wcr: I'm 12 and started about 3 years ago, but I don't know any racing facts.
  • 2 0
 My prizes didn't show up yet???????
  • 1 0
 @scotttherider: I'm older , first MTB early 90's, rigid Holdsworth, but also was raving so my memory is sketchy Smile
  • 1 0
 @scoot34: Riding keeps you young. 1987 Giant Iguana taxi yellow 59 lbs rigid thug, or thud life.
  • 1 0
 im laughing at the perfect reply
  • 1 0
 @scoot34: I’m hoping my shot joints can sustain me riding into my 50’s and 60’s. I need to start getting my mid life upgrades....lol
  • 2 0
 @scotttherider: Fox needs to start a proprietary body part relacement system. Fox 38 knees etc.
  • 3 0
 I closed my eyes and did the best I could!
  • 1 0
 @jorgeposada: Did you win, or that is why your prize did not show up?
  • 2 0
 @jorgeposada: Better with dual crown 40 or 49 knee joints?
  • 96 1
 Read the title and was like "yeah! I have a chance at a free bike!" read the first question and went "shit..."
  • 4 0
 Bruh did the same thing
  • 3 0
 So true
  • 1 0
 I didn't realize what was going on until the last question.


"There is no hat, NEO"
  • 46 0
 Is this classified as trivia? Or possibly blind guessing at obscure questions?
  • 12 0
 I'm not too smart so I can't tell the difference.
  • 6 1
 blindly guessing...especially when the only name you know is Rachel Atherton
  • 4 0
 @Supergirl56: no love for pom pom?
  • 2 1
 @pdxjeremy: who/what is pom pom
  • 3 0
 @Supergirl56: pon pom is nicole's nickname
  • 2 1
 @harvUK: who's Nicole
  • 2 0
 @Supergirl56: Myriam Nicole. Look her up. She's quite good at racing DH bikes.
  • 48 3
 The winner should get the Grim Donut ..
  • 33 0
 or at least a review
  • 3 0
 PB commenters demand The Donut!
Not this ancient heap, it's soooo 2020... (Still sweet bike btw Big Grin ).
  • 3 0
 winner gets to ride the grim donut huck to flat 1st. Then gets the bike
  • 1 0
 Better off winning any other donut than winning a grim one?
  • 41 0
 Guessing worked for my diploma. We'll see if it pays off here
  • 31 0
 Dont expect to get any prizes from 100% ive been waiting over 9 months for mine after winning a round of the fantasy dowhill last year, might get some response if they see this....
  • 6 0
 That’s got to be annoying winning something and never getting it. Hope they see it and get it to you.
  • 18 0
 Let me look into this for you.
  • 5 0
 @brianpark: Let me know if you need any more info about who has been trying to help so far, thanks
  • 5 0
 @V10rod: I won a signed jersey competition back in 2014, still waiting Smile
  • 9 0
 I won something from 100% once too. Took them almost 2 years and a pinkbike comment for me to receive the prize, but it finally happened. Good luck, mate.
  • 2 0
 @transportguy: Gotta say I won a 100% thing as part of my Snowshoe DH win last year... it was the last thing to arrive but got here within a few months. I stayed in touch with Melanie through email which really helped. The Trajecta was out of stock which I think was the delay, they finally just sent an Aircraft and it got here within the week. Smile
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: I've also been waiting for 6 months now for a prize from 100% despite many emails.
  • 3 0
 @brianpark: Any update on this? seems this is a common theme, such a shame that Pinkbike allow a company to advertise without following through on whats promised to people.
  • 29 0
 According to Google every answer is, "No connection try again later"
  • 7 0
 Hey I typed your symptoms in here and it says you might have "Network connectivity issues"
  • 1 0
 @William42: Really Justin? What instruments do you play? Actually...actually he’s a pretty sick keyboardist.
  • 16 0
 For all those guys asking for prizing to be based on activity/ years on pinkbike, here you go. tup
I'm a pretty big nerd... and this... . lol have fun.
  • 18 0
 What is the ground speed of an unladen swallow?
  • 14 0
 African or European?
  • 4 0
 Does a coconut count as laden? I'm not sure anymore.
  • 2 0
 Air speed velocity
  • 2 0
 Now supposing two swallows could carry it together?
  • 15 0
 Answers will be quite hard to Google actually.. Good job PB!
  • 14 0
 Not even uncle Google can help you now...
  • 2 7
flag Loche (May 13, 2020 at 12:06) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah but Siri tho.
  • 10 0
 @brianpark or @sarahmoore could you clarify these questions, please…

How many opening round World Cup DH races have Trek athletes won?
- only elite men/women, or juniors too?

How many times has the winner of the opening round gone on to win the overall?
- only elite men/women, or juniors too? Vali Höll is an example.

Who was the first Trek athlete to podium at a World Cup DH?
- podium with three or five people?

Which manufacturer's hat did the winner of the opening round in 2010 wear on the podium?
- she was wearing a white hat and he was wearing a black hat, but he took it off for the national anthem and then put it back on. What about the word manufacturer? Does this mean that Red Bull, Pinkbike, and NASA aren't manufacturers, but sponsors?
  • 1 0
 Como el fantasy team es solo con los Elites, asumi que era sin los junior! Lo demas ya tienes bastante informacion para determinarlo tu solo! respondo en castellano para no revelar mucha info
  • 1 0
 Exactly! Those questions are very vague..
  • 11 0
 Google is not working out. I better use AskJeeves for all these
  • 8 0
 Guess I'm not winning a bike again
  • 7 0
 Woohoo! At last something to do!
  • 5 0
 I feel like my answers to this, has about the same amount of accuracy, as me guessing the 'normal' fantasy downhill team....
  • 5 0
 That's the idea. Smile
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Did you guys actually do some calculations to get a similar approximation of winning by chance?
  • 6 0
 Wow... The first set of questions that Google can't answer
  • 5 0
 hmm. seems like I was born at least 10 years too late in order to have any chance of winning this
  • 6 0
 I was born 10 years to early and now my memory no longer works as we did not have/wear helmets.
  • 7 1
 Easy. When does the real quiz start?


/s
  • 6 0
 Last question needs to specify winner of the men's or women's race...
  • 7 0
 Unless one of the winners didn't wear a hat?
  • 4 0
 @TimothyGladysz: they both did. And both answers are on the answer sheet. This question should be thrown out.
  • 1 0
 @HurricaneCycles: I put the male hat but I don't know.
  • 1 0
 @HurricaneCycles: Exactly. I know both but don’t want to miss one of the few answers I know. Big Grin Frown
  • 4 0
 My whole concept of DH racing has been turned on its head I'm picturing a rider in a purple kit with a bright orange fork wearing a NASA hat
  • 6 5
 I kinda feel like a lazy piece of shit but after I answered the first question I scrolled to see how many questions there were and just said f*ck this shit... This is far more work then picking racers who will be in the top 10 during a bike race...
  • 3 0
 Quiz was like s$x... in with confidence, pretended to know what to do, and in the end check to see if it was as enjoyable for everyone else...just to get an lol
  • 4 0
 Regardless of what the correct answer is, I'm definitely sure that Cedric Gracia can take infinite slaps.
  • 4 0
 Who came up with these questions? Good job on creating completely ungoogleable questions!
  • 1 0
 Which stem, pedal colour, grips...what song... gloves, socks maybe? This is what DH trivia comes down to - PinkBike photo archives. Guess who will win?

I'm out, fill it out your self and grant your self or your "buddy" a new bike. It did not matter what colour of underwear I wore when I graduated, I guess some people didn't graduate at all.

Its not geeky at all.
  • 3 0
 I think I got all of them so nobody else should even bother submitting answers...
  • 4 0
 It looks like my university final exam.
  • 3 0
 This is easily the hardest test I've ever taken...predict 1 correct answer total
  • 2 0
 Kovarik has to be running 34/38. The tyres don't flinch in the edit below.

www.pinkbike.com/news/chris-kovarik-smashes-sun-peaks-video-2016.html
  • 3 0
 Thought google was supposed to help Frown
  • 3 2
 Google only helps by spreading miss information or payed advertisements, that is the same thing?
  • 3 1
 Roots and rain, some sprung video, a bit of pb search, and you're -almost- good
  • 3 0
 The actual fantasy league would have been WAYYY easier.
  • 1 0
 Can’t you make these a bit more difficult - eg how many pubes did the trek factory team have between them in the 2006 season?
  • 2 0
 Which manufacturer's hat did the winner of the opening round in 2010 wear on the podium?

Male or Female?
  • 3 0
 Pretty sure my answers are gonna make it on to Friday Fails....
  • 2 0
 Filling in random bubbles worked on my SAT's, lets see if it works here.
  • 2 0
 Well I was pretty happy I got a few of them.
  • 2 0
 second question makes no sense
  • 2 0
 @sarahmoore can you do this for cross country too?
  • 2 2
 "Which two riders, 9 years apart, have crashed at the same corner of the opening rounds of the World Cup?"

That's easy! The answer has to have Loris' name in it!
  • 2 0
 Great prizes, tough questions.
  • 2 2
 It’s bullshit that this affects the fantasy league. Chris Kovariks tire pressure from 2002? Did they even have tires back then? Or air to fill them with?
  • 1 0
 Air was invented in 1845 by George L. Air, so in 2002 we definitely had air.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Looks like pinkbike staff have been binge watching old World cup footage, on VHS?
  • 4 0
 Yes, @jamessmurthwaite got paid to watch old racing videos. I'm a monster.
  • 2 0
 Whoever wins this is the ultimate nerd of the UCi DH World Cup.
  • 2 0
 Well looks like I have some reading to do.lol
  • 2 0
 I've definitely got one question correct... but that's probably it!
  • 3 0
 Looks like a session
  • 2 0
 Still waiting my prize of the last year on the EWS Fantasy League
  • 1 0
 @fagudeloj ; Get in touch with @brianpark I was waiting for months for my prize from last year and Brian got it sorted.
  • 2 0
 Now im beginning to wonder if I've been watching a different world cup.
  • 1 0
 How many hairs on Rachel Athertons head were there when she won the opening round in 2016?

That should have been a question
  • 1 0
 102621 Common man thats an easy one Smile
  • 1 0
 The efforts of researching the answers don’t pay off the price of the bike wage wise, nor free time wise. Random it is!
  • 2 0
 working on my PdH Big Grin that is a sweet Trek!!!!
  • 3 1
 These were easy
  • 14 0
 Wrong haha
  • 1 0
 Really?!
  • 2 1
 Most of these questions were from races before I was born
  • 2 0
 doh that was hard...
  • 1 0
 Just give me, my bike please!
  • 2 0
 Pink bike really rocks
  • 1 0
 I got 15/15 correct answers - but your questions are possibly wrong! Big Grin
  • 5 4
 No.
  • 1 0
 no
  • 1 0
 @dburbs: Vinay is amazing
  • 1 0
 ..
  • 6 7
 Y’all can just go home I nailed this one!
  • 2 0
 There's no way
  • 12 0
 Dude, this is 2020. Everyone is at home.
  • 4 1
 @vinay: touché..... y’all can go outside then?....

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