Raw Video: Finals Action - EWS Zermatt 2020

Aug 30, 2020
by Pinkbike Originals  

Despite horrific weather and stage cancellations, the first EWS of the season still happened. Check out all the raw action from the race.

Video by Film Smith Media








46 Comments

  • 28 0
 I complain when it’s slightly moist at our local races on trails I know well. Hats off to these guys pinning it in that weather after one practice run
  • 45 20
 And girls.
  • 26 0
 @stinkball: maybe it doesn't translate internationally but in straya I've frequently heard and seen 'guys' used to refer to a group of both men and women and even just women. 'The boys (bois)' on the other hand is used for... well, the boys.
  • 18 1
 @stinkball: Well technically "guys" can refer to both sexes
  • 5 0
 @dirtyburger: a friend of mine works for a big USA company, they had a group con call last week, 30 people, at the start the manager said well done guys meaning everyone... at the end of the meeting he asked if anyone had anything to add ... 1 person said they took offence to his " guys" language
  • 4 8
flag stinkball (Aug 31, 2020 at 8:20) (Below Threshold)
 @dirtyburger: I’m sure that was the intent but why don’t we just say athletes.
  • 4 0
 @stinkball: don't you think that sort of excludes the people who aren't as athletic as the rest?
  • 1 0
 @jenksy: how dare you only except two genders Wink
  • 24 1
 Props to to the media crew for providing us the content in these conditions!
  • 3 11
flag PauRexs (Aug 31, 2020 at 5:14) (Below Threshold)
 Is this the EWS race report...? Hope not! We are talking about World Series... the best of our sport... I came here expecting to see flying drones chasing riders like in Canada few weeks ago... Not live but at least some progression... And I found some 90s not even Alex Ranking vibe... Came on EWS!
  • 7 1
 @PauRexs: The EWS has a coverage issue that seems to be really holding it back. They are running races on awesome tracks with world class riders and the highlights end up being 3 or 4 corners/features from the entire race.
  • 19 0
 Joe Barnes on the Orange stood out from the slow moving people i can only assume are Californians.
  • 4 0
 No Californians allowed mate! Hahaha just Joe being Scottish
  • 13 0
 These are awesome! Could watch an hour of these. Inspirational and instructional. Thanks PB!
  • 13 0
 Five Things We Learned from EWS Zermatt:
1. The weather in the mountains can change quickly.
  • 4 0
 Let me tell you a secret: there was no weather change Big Grin
  • 11 1
 Nice flow trail.
  • 5 0
 it's incredible how much more rigid the bikes are when skidding down the greasy rocks and roots. Looks miserable, I love it.
  • 2 0
 Damn that's gotta suck?! Waiting all year to go racing, then when you can, it's crap weather conditions...
Hats off to all the guys and gals, have fun, enjoy yourselves ... Hopefully have amazing weather at the next race stop Smile
  • 2 0
 -Ella and Joe looking very smooth in the wet, slippery, chunky bit. Shoulda put the Scots on the fantasy team. -Isabeau never seems like she's on the edge and maybe the perfect example of smooth is fast. -Flying Flo did not look like he was flying. -Surprised to see Kevin Miquel loses it in the chunk given how composed he usually is. -Maes hanging it all out like it's nothing. Looks like a tough day in the saddle.
  • 1 0
 So slick and slippy. I bet they go a lot faster when they get to Italy.
  • 5 0
 This has been a surviving mode day! Glad they are ok!
  • 5 0
 Why are there so many backpacks? Honest question.
  • 7 1
 Change of clothes in case they wet or cold? Just a guess, I have no special information.
  • 6 0
 2 pairs of gloves, jacket storage.. this is mountain biking with whatever the mountain throws you ...the waterproof jacket was mandatory, checked at start.. only the top 30 women/men didt have rain only during the final stage..everybody else, soaked wet throughout the race, snowing at the top,...
  • 8 0
 @Jmorgue: Possibly more layers, to switch depending on temperature. At this time of the year, temperatures in the alpine can go from 30 degrees to 5 and back within hours. (Celsius, obv.)
  • 4 0
 Its great how a few riders can just relax and really let it go and shred the shit out of these conditions.
  • 1 0
 That looked pretty wild, like old school SDA conditions.
Props to all the riders.
Amazing to see the difference that speed = grip, but going fast in those conditions means removing brain!
  • 2 0
 That's wild! Forget racing, I'd be grateful just to have made it to the bottom,
  • 3 0
 These are the conditions when you are happy to ride the fire road.
  • 3 0
 Who's Ali? ;-)
  • 2 0
 What happened to eddy masters?
  • 1 0
 Chain broke. Pic on Insta.
  • 2 1
 Conditions look prime. I can’t believe they cancelled most of the race for a bit of British summertime conditions. Wink
  • 1 0
 Looks like they all had a case of mud butt!!
  • 1 0
 What is that over his shoulders on 1:28?!
  • 1 0
 just a lad with a camera
  • 1 0
 Do many clipped-in riders switch to flat peddles in these conditions?
  • 1 3
 No probably more reason to be clipped in,less dabbing.
  • 1 0
 Just normal UK riding conditions.nothing to see here.
  • 1 0
 That save at 3:47
  • 1 0
 Nice1, yeah
  • 1 0
 Tasty!
  • 1 0
 Allez
  • 1 0
 Les pauvres...

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