Race Winning Runs and Highlights Videos - Cairns DH World Champs 2017

Sep 10, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Elite Men's DH Highlights


Watch the highlights from the Men Elite DHI race in Cairns, Australia.


Elite Women's DH Highlights


Watch the highlights from the Women Elite DHI race in Cairns, Australia.


Winning Runs


Watch Loïc Bruni's race winning run over hometown hero, Mick Hannah.

Watch Miranda Miller's smart, race winning run sealing the first Gold medal for Canada.



184 Comments

  • + 241
 Congratulations to Loic Bruni and Miranda Miller for their wins...BUT that whole venue was a huge disappointment. The track and redbull's coverage was garbage. The highlight was Sam Hill getting 6th on his enduro bike.
  • + 123
 Redbull did not do the coverage, it was an AUS company
  • + 5
 Spot on!
  • + 47
 Couldn't agree more, the worst race coverage top to bottom I have seen yet. That whole fiasco with Tracey Hannah and the results...the non consistent split times from rider to rider, I mean how hard is that to get right? its a graphic that runs from software...wth?...the terrible camera angles...alll crap
  • + 187
 Agreed on the track, just so MEH.

In terms of coverage, as a Motorsport fan who experiences other sports... I wish people would stop the f*cking whining. I have to PAY to watch Motocross on my laptop. The coverage is NO better than downhill, we have the same issues in terms of cut outs (entire weekends missed), and I honestly don't understand what people complain about.

If I want to watch Formula 1 (which I do), I can't even pay for an annual subscription. I have to pay Sky Sports around £30 per month for the entire year, and even then - I can only watch when I'm in the UK.

The coverage Red Bull provide for free is great. Yes, they miss parts. But this isn't the biggest sport in the world, and in comparison to a lot - it's freaking class.
  • - 14
flag jefftrancex1xtr (Sep 10, 2017 at 12:29) (Below Threshold)
 the Redbull replay was rubbish ... The race coverage could have been better manage
  • - 12
flag Boardlife69 (Sep 10, 2017 at 12:43) (Below Threshold)
 Everybody would be cheering what a great race it was if Mick won. Just saying. Blame the Frenchmen for stealing that hottie on the dance floor.
  • + 24
 @asboites: agree..not to mention timing errors..poor Eleonora has been dropped from podium..these are things that can happen on a regional race..not at worlds..
  • + 0
 Damn double shot..:/ sorry
  • + 5
 Couldn't have said it better!

Also again coil shocks std wheel sizes beat 29ers air shock and other flat course gimmick, Sam Hill ride was awesome flats and an Enduro bike????
  • + 13
 @jamesdunford: well clearly you don't remember the days of Freecaster, while not perfect, they didn't strangle the commentators regardless of what Warner says he prefers that's the paycheck talking he was a better more entertaining character in his freecaster days, he will be remembered for that, not the shit he does now, the coverage was way better even though it struggled with the internet quality as much as the sign or time period here we are 7/10years down the track coverage is worse, monopolised and just the usual Bs run by soulless corporates! I never thought Redbull would become the corporate it has today! It built its empire being different now it's just like the rest of the vampires!
  • + 5
 @jamesdunford: if you complainers don't like it then it's simple. Start your own media company, until then shut the f@&k up. Have a nice day ????
  • + 4
 Agreed! I was going to watch the highlights, but after watching it live, I decided instead to watch my grandmother ride a stationary bike in her basement. Was just as exciting.
  • + 12
 Can I just ask something? Have people always complained about the venue and the coverage? I mean, this is my first year actually following all the pro level events, and I don't have any complaints. As far as the coverage goes, yeah I would like to see more of the track, but it's not like you can have a cameraman on every corner, right? We see more of the run than any spectators will when they're there. As for the venue, it was still hard enough to give riders flats, make them slide out or crash, and still allowed some really close racing. So what are people so mad about? What more would you like to see?
  • + 1
 Terrible track for sure, as far as coverage, I am wondering if Carnes is just a difficult track to get good angles on. The race there 3 year's ago, the coverage was much worse so it is at least getting better. No excuse for the mess ups on times though, that is nonsense to have your medal taken away hrs. after finishing.
  • + 9
 Minus the rock garden, the track looks like a blue run you'd find in Whistler...
  • + 1
 @stickman5000: I undestand the Cairns track to be very difficult to get good angles on as it's in the middle of a jungle, literally. Vegetation is far too dense.
  • + 3
 @jamesdunford: there's plenty of places to get free MX coverage, just gotta look...
  • + 4
 @wannabeabiker: There is a sizeable pool of trolls on the internet who are going to complain about everything, no matter what. And a goodly chunk of troll-trolls who will complain about all the complaining. But: I thought this (men's) race was less watchable than any other race in 2017. (The women's race was interesting for all its crashy drama.) The point others have made about it tricky camera angles at Cairns is interesting--makes sense to me, weird plants and alien trees everywhere. But the lack of any rider interviews before and after their runs also made it a weirdly soulless affair. I missed that element a lot. And... so much pedalling! It must have been that much worse in previous years before they added those jumps at the end.
  • + 0
 @Cashman39: I'm not complaining, I'm saying what we have now is great Wink

@expat Ahh, I use them all (VIP Sports, Blizzard extreme on FB etc), but it's still much harder than a free stream from RB.
  • + 9
 @Maverickdh00: Bring back Rod Warmer. We didn't care about picture quality or tracks being rubbish when Rob was getting shit faced in the booth/shed with CG or Page.
What we need is more gems like these: "Steve Peat has done more for Downhill Mountain Biking than Osama Bin Laden has done for terrorism".
  • + 4
 @vic690: dude, the biggest sport in the world sees big mistakes by officials in every single game. This happens in mtb once in a blue moon. They were in a jungle ffs...
  • + 2
 @vic690: and if you can tell me how to delete a double post i will be eternally grateful!
  • + 3
 @DamianNZ: Nothing like it . Did a season there and live in Cairns, this one gets the heart racing much more than Whistler black runs. Plenty of tech, big exposed roots, super high speed sections and some big commitment for some of the faster lines. Yeah there are some flat sections... But not as much as people seem to whinge about.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: don't know..i fund it deleted..web misteries..
  • + 1
 @jamesdunford: bien dit!
  • + 3
 Better than no coverage
  • + 2
 @vic690: me too! Spooky...
  • + 2
 @drboudreaux: send us the URL once the webcam goes live.
  • + 1
 it certainly lacked something. Or a few things - exciting track, exciting commentary, good camera angles/positions. I just found it dull really.
  • + 2
 @teamcliff: it's not that kind of stationary bike....
  • + 3
 Take it from someone working in the TV industry... televising a downhill race, to the level we'd all love, is not only extremely difficult logistically but it would cost a fortune. The only way that changes is by making the sport more popular/profitable thus more attractive to advertisers. So tell your buddies to get a bike and start riding.
  • + 3
 @wannabeabiker: welcome to Pink Bike, it's standard procedure to bitch about as much as you can about everything - tracks, wheel size, clothing etc etc. It's a good thing there's Pink in the name, because it's generally like walking into a class of 8 year old school girls all being upset at the same time about different things
  • + 1
 @kelownakona: could not agree more no good camera angles or they seem to be in the wrong spots.
  • + 1
 It was a lame track but at least it was dry and everyone got a shot. I think the coverage generally is great, ok a few more angles would be nice but its free and is exciting. I dont think there is much to change. Rob is an excellent talented presenter I think it would be hard to replace him. I like him being a little more professional I think it helps represent the sport well. I think though he needs a good sidekick to give some insightful information . I find Claudio a little awkward. Claudio as a presenter doesnt bring any insightful information really. He just says obvious stuff . He didnt even have any information on his fellow countrymen who were racing from Switzerland which was very poor I thought and showed a lack of interest. His voice is also a little irritating. Claudios course previews are good though.
  • + 75
 Sooo keyboard warriors.... question... Can we finally put the whole Sam Hill switched to Enduro because he couldn't make grad with the worlds elite DH racers anymore.. to rest? 6th place! (On a Enduro bike) I would say he quilfies for some respect.. dudes a legend 4life. Congrats to Miller and Bruni! Sick runs..
  • - 77
flag vtracer (Sep 10, 2017 at 12:54) (Below Threshold)
 sam hill just couldn't handle the big bike
  • - 24
flag Powderface (Sep 10, 2017 at 20:21) (Below Threshold)
 I am one of those keyboard warriors and I admit that I was wrong. The only thing I'll bitch about now is the flat pedals. He would've been a few seconds faster in the pedaling section if he'd been clipped in.
  • - 20
flag tempest3070 (Sep 10, 2017 at 21:19) (Below Threshold)
 Are you sure this is to do with Hill being faster or is it that enduro bikes have gotten much better?
  • + 63
 Shout out to my mate who wattsapped me the result when I'd successfully avoided PB so I could watch the replay untainted. Wanker.
  • + 4
 Friendship over.
  • - 3
 I was making my wife check my cell phone to make sure I saw nothing before I could watch the replay this morning.

From a spectator point of view and a long time fan, I've always HATED one day Worlds. It's an "everybody but that one guy" crashes type event. And the race time by "ranking" is horrible. Then, add that we ALL know who the contenders are that can cover the sprint. It's bad TV. 60 or so riders who don't have a chance AT ALL. and then 5-8 guys in the top 20 who are gonna suck at the sprint and 5-6 guys who might win if they don't fall. 3-4 of those guys fall anyway taking away the intensity.

Mick's awkward celebration with 29 riders to go. Tracy's feet up disappointment & only us watching all realizing that she should get up, get up, get up.

Just uncomfortable.
  • + 4
 @bizutch: dude she was concussed and got up as soon as she could... Stfu
  • + 9
 @bizutch: Mik celebrated because he knew he had an awesome run. He got the lines he wanted and he got the speed he wanted. What's your deal dude? 5-6 people who could win it? That's just bullshit.
  • - 1
 @mollow: didn't know it at the time, so my bad on that one. why don't you "4 letters" yourself. Big Grin
  • - 1
 @leopaul: Yeah...5-6 people. Want me to name them?

Bruni
Gwin
Hannah
Minnarr
Brosnan
Noir

Only 2 other guys stood a chance of winning this race and they weren't here:
Graves
Rude

If you try to argue otherwise, you've not watched 2 decades of World Cup like I have.
  • + 3
 @leopaul: as for Mick, not that. The guys all bum rushing him while there are 29 other riders on course. Party hard, get stoked, but stay back, let Mick do his thing and cheer on the rest of the riders coming down.
It didn't ruin my lunch or bring me down.

You guys are pissy. Can't someone have an opionion besides yours?
  • + 47
 Why does the music have to be a loop from the first MTB film ever made?
  • + 15
 gotta love that hard-chargin' guitar riff - I guess the editors own a copy of Garage Band!
  • + 8
 just to be on par with everything else
  • + 2
 @ssteve: haha funny!
  • + 44
 This race had the crappiest coverage ever !!!! UCI and Redbull, what the F##k is going on?
  • + 63
 Red Bull had no control over the coverage at all
  • + 18
 RedBull weren't covering it until a very late deal was done, doubt they had enough time to get everything sorted. AIUI the cameras were done by a 3rd party so out of their control, seeing as there were no live shots of Claudio or Warner there I'd say they commented over the provided feed from elsewhere. The criticism of the UCI though is justified, they should have just gone to RedBull in the first case, even if it was just for them to act as a consultant on how to do it.
  • + 7
 It was great it was live on TV to the 1st time for the UK
  • + 1
 @oquartly: Great to watch it on my big telly for a change!
  • + 4
 @ouchy: always watch it on my big TV every smart TV, fire stick or Xbox etc. Can download redbull TV app and play in big screen. I have it on a 127 inch projector
  • + 3
 @DaMilkyBarKid: yes Warner stated that they were commenting over a provided feed
  • + 0
 @pimpedupmonkey: you must love giant pixels and fuzz, I can't stand to watch the Redbull steam resolution full screen on a 24"
  • + 2
 @oquartly: if you have sky TV they show the redbull feed on the Bike Channel 464. No need for the sports subscription either. Hopefully they will have it next year!
  • + 1
 @oquartly: Not so much in Canada....it was non-existent.
  • + 2
 @East21R: The Bike Channel is in Administration, doubt it'll be around next year sadly.
  • + 0
 @mudrunner: use a vpn was easy enough
  • + 1
 @mudrunner: in Switzerland a television program bought the rights for it and only showed XCO ... had to use a VPN
  • + 1
 @andrew9: crystal clear HD for me when streamed on 200mbps wifi or watched on bike channel
  • + 28
 Is it only me who is questioning our whole sport regarding the timing issues? In a sport where the whole thing revolves (literally!) around timing, how can they cock it up so bad, that in the highest profile race of the season they change 2nd and 3rd!
There can be absolutely no way this is a one-off. If it happens once it must've happened previously. It's only because the French team is so well equipped and prepared for the World Champs in particular it was picked up on so quickly. ( They will have had their own timing systems and spotted an anomaly.)

Worrying times for DH. UCI/Tissot have brought the whole sport into disrepute.

The cynic in me would even suggest previous times could have been manipulated to create winning margins for 'big' teams i.e. those that can afford to shell out to the UCI for a result. (Chainless wins etc.)

Let's face it if FIFA can be as bent as a Sicilian councillor there's a high chance no eyebrows are going to be raised by what the MTB DH division of UCI are doing.
  • + 45
 Mistakes happen. It was clear from the top the Nicole's timing wasn't working properly. Suggesting some sort of conspiracy is pretty nuts. Take off the tin foil hat.
  • + 3
 The fact that the times are that close and we are crowning world champions...you would think they would be a bit more accurate. Unless...like other "sports" its all about the $$$ hmmm
  • + 2
 @kingtut87: Never seen the EWS have issues like this with the clocks...
  • + 5
 @asboites: how would you know?
  • + 2
 Well said kelownakona. The UCI is a total joke.
  • + 5
 @asboites: Pleeeeeeease mate. Tasmania lost whole of Masters Runs in middle run, after 6 hrs on bike and stopped whole race backing up waiting half hour to re-establish in freezing rain and sleet. Never returned, reset lot Masters appeared not to run Stage 6 but did, those time recorded where up for around and hour and then disappeared forever. Mistakes, timing and data in live environments screws up for EVRYONE bro.
  • - 7
flag ThomDawson (Sep 10, 2017 at 13:14) (Below Threshold)
 Funny you mention the chainless win...it's been suggested in the past (not by me) that Red Bull could have doctored the footage of said run.
i.e the coverage of that run was not the same as everyone else's meaning it's impossible to analyse and figure out how he did it.
  • - 3
 @ThomDawson: exactly - things need to be questioned
  • + 0
 I don't believe any conspiracy and such is in play, truly...but just to throw some wood on the fire....it is odd that every time some "Unreal!" "How did he do it!" "Impossible!" timing happens during the run/split-times...it seems like it happens in the least covered zone...no camera, few spectators...They just pop out the other side with some Amazing! time split and no one ever finds out why...LOL
  • + 7
 @kelownakona: 9/11 was an inside job
  • + 10
 @loopie: probably because they only show like 1/10th of the entire course so odds are that the time they are making up is on the other 90% of the course
  • + 5
 Have thought about that. You can count seconds on their gopros but maybe that's why they started to control who could record runs?
  • + 10
 "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity, but don't rule out malice."
Don't rule it out, but what would the UCI have to gain by letting Miller win over Nicole or Hannah? What are the motives? Given how incompetent the UCI are at everything I woudn't trust them to organise a piss up in a brewery never mind a conspiracy.
  • + 2
 I don't think you can buy a time, just incompetence at fault. Not sure how they time it, but it seems that sensors on the gate, the finish, and somewhere fair on the bike would work well.
  • + 4
 Technical issues can happen but i'd be interested to get a convincing explanation on what happened. My guess is that the cell at the top has been activated 2 times. 1 before the real start and one when she started. The time initially shown is the one from the 1st pulse. Rechecking their data, they found that there was 2 pulses and readjusted accordingly. However, if it's as the UCI representative (that seemed to not know what he was doing) explained on the broadcast : "Tissot has manual back up", then there is a serious issue. What happened in first place? How accurate is the manual back up? Enough to make sure Myriam is 2nd by 0.09s?
  • + 5
 @FlorentVN: @FlorentVN: Tissot typically has a wand at the start, a digital clock sycned with the photocell wand and a camera that has the time synced with the wand. They also have precision sync clock typically.

When they time, they can go back and literally match up someone's start visually with the digital display time to within a .10 of a second. Pretty cool stuff actually.
  • + 1
 @FlorentVN: exactly, if the manual backup is more accurate, then how accurate is the actual damn timer in the first place!?!

Not to mention how poorly it was explained live, doesnt give you any idea on what actually happened...

Something doesn't seem right here...
  • + 1
 @bizutch: You seem to know the system well. Thanks for the details. So in that case you reckon rider bumped into the wand slightly when getting ready at the gate? Then Tissot had to check the camera to determine the real starting time. It makes sense but UCI should have done a better work explaining it. Also the accuracy of such a method is questionable when the win is by a gap of 0.09s.
  • + 1
 @FlorentVN: Actually, if it was :45 seconds, most likely scenario would be that the photocells got tripped by something. Photocells can get tripped off by dust in the air, bugs, a leaf, etc. Anything dense enough to break contact between the two photocells.

The piece they use for ease of identification of riders in the event of two riders passing the finish at close proximity is the self powered chip on their front fork. When they come across the line, it sends an impulse to a wire loop buried under the finish line with the rider's chip# so they don't have to punch that person's finish into the computer. It's the least (albeit crazy precise for a local race) precise of all the methods they use. It's the only other reason I could think of for her to have a premature start time. You can, but most DON'T, have a wire across the start area (think rolling start from 50 feet back or so) so that the chip triggers the riders start time as they roll across it. If the start wire picks up the chip before they ever leave the gate (sitting too close to it), that could do it.

But again...most organizers avoid the start sensor to avoid such an issue. Too many riders with bikes with chips on them wandering around the start area. It's easier to just have a rider associated with a single trigger time up top activated by a photocell or wand.
  • + 1
 LOL so teams would pay in advance for a win... and just cross there fingers they didn't have mechanical's, injuries, bad weather.. etc etc.

"You know big teams, that can afford chainless wins but cant afford the best rider in the sport and just let him slip away the same year...."

You guys are hilarious. I'm dying.
  • + 31
 Miranda Miller "ya, it's pretty cool, I'll take it" ..... hahaha love it
  • + 29
 Gutted for Mick! Sooo close!
  • + 9
 He almost had it loic lost 1.3 seconds on the sprint to win by just 0.3 it the sprint was 10m longer Mick would have had it
  • + 2
 @pimpedupmonkey: Mic was on fire for sure!
  • + 3
 I wonder if the dying headwind made a difference but even so, that's just a part of the game.
  • + 9
 @pimpedupmonkey: To lose or win a DH because of the distance of a sprint, is just wrong.
  • + 12
 @pimpedupmonkey: If the sprint was 10m longer it would be an XC race.
  • + 1
 It barely looked Enduro bro
  • + 18
 Am I the only one interested in that Polygon prototype? I know it's the rider that makes the difference, but Mick's run looked so smooth that he seemed to be slow... Perhaps that suspension layout (which seems to be the same as the one on trail bike they presented a couple of months ago) works as well as the many reviews suggested?
  • + 12
 I think it's proved itself with Mick and Tracey putting down great times. Tracey would've won by a mile if not for the crash. Some people bitch about the looks but I couldn't care less. Would love to test ride one. Like the first year of a new car model; people might wait for them to work out the kinks. And I'm going to have to wait for Poly to start selling in Canada.
  • + 3
 I thinks that polygon prototype is the real big thing in this race If a big brand have it sure the hype will be bigger
  • + 13
 Congrats to all except the company who ran the coverage. What a complete joke. They should all be fired and never allowed to cover this or any other event. THIS IS A HIGHLIGHT VIDEO? Give me a break. An infant with a 15 year old cell phone could have done a better job.
  • + 16
 SAM HILL .. That is all
  • + 11
 Yep the 6th fastest DH bike in the world is a trail bike. But then again nino schurter could have rode his XC bike to a top ten on that track.
  • + 9
 Did the coverage cut out for anyone else when Gwin was racing? Is there anywhere I can watch his run? Also, wasn't there a kick ass whoops section on this course? Where the EFF was that in the coverage? So many questions. Riders kicked ass, bike companys kicked ass, Warner was good, Claudio sucked and the coverage was the worst ever. Most of everyone's run was the pedalling.
  • + 2
 That is where my feed dropped as well. Came back when Gwin was sitting in third or w/e.
  • + 2
 Happened to me when I was pretending to be in the US on a VPN. Changed it to Germany and got the feed back, but missed Gwin's run. Frown
  • + 13
 Even the highlights are boring as f**k...
  • + 6
 Congrats on the wins to Loic and Miranda. Well deserved on a very nasty track. Thanks for the FREE coverage! Thanks to the sponsors and athletes who make this sport interesting enough that fans complain about missing 10 seconds out of a run. Till next year, we salute those that inspire our own challenges, free of coverage. :-)
  • + 4
 FWIW I usually agree with you about the free coverage, but I really think it is fair to pick a bone about filming locations, Red Bull usually does very well, but this was out of their hands. I think this really serves as an example of what they do right when they are in charge. I mean, the MSA coverage was VERY good. It is more unfair of folks to be complaining about the track being too "easy" I think. Go Bruni!
  • + 1
 @DrStairs: Yes, this particular venue was not covered in the same manner as the previous WC races by Red Bull, but overall I am a happy customer for the opportunity to watch a full season of wild and crazy racing.
  • + 1
 @DrStairs: I would agree. Also, Redbull have covered this track lots in the past, I'm sure that we have seen more of it in previous years, like the whoops etc
  • + 7
 Minnaar... lost wc for enve antiflat system fails... lost this for enve flat system fails... is a gentleman.. a legend.. others maybe go crazy...
  • + 1
 In an interview, Minnaar said when they examined the wheel in the pits, a spoke had broken and caused the puncture. Enve's rim strip is designed to prevent pinch flatting, not renegade spokes. That's some ultra shitty luck... so gutted for Greg.
  • + 7
 "He's French, dangerous... it's what the French do, they win world championships" - Rob Warner
  • + 33
 Not true, some of us sit around doing f all.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: if that greedy bugger Nico hadn't been so damn slick there might be another nationality with some medals!
  • + 2
 @BenPea: but wit style I rekon
  • + 6
 damn, I fell so sorry for MIk! Usually I am a sucker for Gwin and Hart, but Mik deserved a reward at home. And Hill, oh man, so nice to see him up there!
  • + 6
 Miranda Miller - the ultimate example of perseverance and grit. She really took the hard way to the top. Soak it up Miranda! Enjoy every second. You deserve it!
  • + 3
 I agree 100% but am also bummed for Tracey. I swear she is cursed.
  • + 3
 Ok Don't Shoot the Yank, risky Question!: British and Irish people, Jacob Dickson is from N Ireland, Warner said it over and over on his run, doesn't that technically make him British ? Surely he carries a British passport - so how is he wearing the Tri-color instead of the Union Jack?
  • + 6
 Folk from NI have the option to take Irish citizenship in addition to British, most sporting federations also allow you to compete for the other should you wish. Dickson has obviously decided to represent Ireland rather than the UK.
  • + 6
 People born in Northern Ireland get dual citizenship. He will have a passport from the Republic of Ireland and from the UK. He chose to ride for the Rep. of Ireland.
  • + 2
 Actually incorrect (passport has nothing to do with it), when racing in Northern Ireland you have to apply through Cycling Ireland for your race license, so if you become National Champ (even in a race held in NI) you are Irish National Champ. If racing Worlds then as Cycling Ireland are the governing body for the whole island then you race as Irish (even though you may consider yourself British or hold both passports).

As Rob has spent some time over here I imagine he is aware of getting this right, I heard he said Irish first of all and then proceeded with Northern Irish for the rest of the run.
  • + 7
 and the award for the worst coverage of a live venue goes to ...
  • + 1
 The 4X World Championships. Trust me.
  • + 4
 Sam Hill deserved a medal for how long he had to sit on the hot seat in the the hot sun. Give the lads a bit of shade after their hard work.
  • + 4
 I just came to the comments to complain about the free coverage - aaaand done. There, now I've successfully contributed.
  • + 4
 Event was garbage, never felt so bored watching a world cup or any DH race, no wonder Sam Hill used his enduro
  • + 1
 Really glad that Hill still kills it on the DH stuff, and I am NOT a fan of enduro bikes but people seem to have forgotten how capable these bikes are nowadays. Gwin won a World Cup on an Enduro and Graves took bronze at World Champs on his enduro bike while racing EWS all year (okay, both were South African races but still... ).
  • + 2
 That track was complete garbage. Way to showcase the the talent by throwing them on damn near an XC course. The XC course actually looked more technical than the d4mn Downhill! Horrible!
  • + 2
 Sam Hill is still a frickin boss for laying down that run on his Enduro bike! I do feel bad for Mick thou, would have been great to see him taking 1st place in his hometown but congrats to Super Bruni and Miranda Miller!
  • + 2
 The Idea that the UCI doesn't give a shit about Downhill has only been reinforced this weekend, like seriously a timing error on DH racing's biggest stage is just not acceptable, their coverage was also absolute shit.
  • + 7
 I mean, timing issues happen. What upsets me is how Myriam had to tell them her time was wrong. They should have caught it when it happened, what with all of their different timing failsafes.
  • + 2
 Isn't that whole area a unesco world heritage site,I'm not sure why they even are allowed to bike in it.even if the track isn't the most exciting to watch that part of the world is amazing and want to go back someday!
  • + 5
 Nice work Miranda, bringing home the bacon to maple syrop land!
  • + 3
 I guess the video from practice are now the real highlights, at least the cameramen were in some decent spots

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eeYUKiLAyk
  • + 0
 Way to go Miranda!! You've blown past me many a times riding in Squamish. I was the one with my jaw dropped rolling stunts. Shows real determination and drive. Footage I was looking for young Steve Peet, Nicolas Voulios and Johnny Tomac from '96 was about similar angles and graphics.
  • + 3
 Loic is now a legitimate world champ multiple wins on totally different tracks. Congratulations
  • + 1
 Wow... Worst trac ever seen and AUSTRALIANS didn't yet changed it. For the coverage, they should let Red Bull to manage. Sorry Aussies but you have better tracks and this one isn't one of them.
  • + 0
 For those that aren't pleased with Cairns as a venue what current regional or national venues have the most natural, rocky, rooty, off camber, droppy trail features? People seem generally pleased with Mont-Sainte-Anne and Whistler definitely has the terrain to make it happen. What are the venues that are worth a look?
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 Total crap coverage again. The tracks not great but you didn't see any of it anyway. How hard is it in this day and age of cheap cameras to cover more of it. Freecaster was better years ago.
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 It's like they intentionally leave out the best and most exciting sections of the track on live footage and highlight reels. Don't get it.
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 Looks Like I didn't miss much
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 On the one hand, the track wasn't particularly exciting. (The pedally section at the end was a particular low light.) On the other hand, the racing was very exciting.
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 Who decides on the music for some of these vids? It's like they've searched online for the worst guitar music of all time and then taken a lucky dip.
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 Congrats Miranda!!!! way to go, great run, only on highline.d'oh!!!
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 This race was a joke.. my wife even asked me if i'm watching a xc race...
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 even the highlights edit is full of pedalling
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 At least you guys watched it ! I have been trying since the live and still nothing ! come on redbull makes enough money...and pick some better music...darn frustrating
  • + 3
 SIK MIK AND SAM HILL runs of the day
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 New tire sponsor for Minaar?
  • + 1
 Isn't his mechanic leaving?
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 Sam hill was just a guy enjoying a ride, and smashing it. Well done to bruni, but he was there for business and not pleasure.
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 Didn't even show the whole of Bruni's run.. gotta say I was a bit disappointed at some of the event. No regular splits, missing big sections of track etc.
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 No coverage of Micks Drop or the whoops?
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 was there course preview from Claudio? maybe that's why angles and view spots on Tele was all wrong ?
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 So happy for Bruni! This is excellent! Just what he needed to end the season!! :-)
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 Congratulations Loic and Miranda. Well done!
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 am I actually allowed to watch these replays? I'd hate to incur the wrath of the UCI or redbull, afterall, I wasn't allowed to watch it live so am I? do I have to get written permission for the privilege of letting me watch their adverts? Way to take the stoke out of an event I look forward to every year, hope the UCI had a good earn out of it.
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 this coverage is terrible thanks UCI
  • + 1
 Too bad Huell Howser is dead... He would of nailed it. "Downhill is Gold!"
  • + 1
 Samuel Hill Please !!! ..
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 If you can't pull off an ET you can't win here!
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 Thanks for spoiling the replay with the thumbnail photo....
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 All coverage just shit.
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 Pedal Pedal Pedal Oi Oi Oi.....sure we can do better?
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 You can do better, choose a better place to race.
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 All the complainers about the coverage seem to be forgetting that it isn't costing one cent!!!
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 Cost me $12 to get a VPN so I could watch. Plus the cost of electricity if we're nitpicking.
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 @YouHadMeAtDrugs: use Hoxx VPN for free
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 @YouHadMeAtDrugs: I used a trial version on iPad app for free. Worked flawless
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 @YouHadMeAtDrugs: download the opera browser, it has a vpn mode built in
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 I doubt it. Just because its free doesn't remove people's right to criticise? Otherwise how will they do it better next time?
  • + 1
 So happy for Loic
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 BBBBRRUUUUUUUUUUUUNI !
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 Superbruni!!!
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 FUCK YEAH LOIC!!!!!!
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