Results: Red Bull Hardline 2017

Sep 24, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Just a small feature then..


The tough track was made tougher by wet conditions and it really was anyone's day as the final racers came down the course. Mistakes were more common and as a result, the fastest qualifiers came unstuck and were unable to beat the time set by Evans.


1. Craig Evans
2. Bernard Kerr
3. Dan Atherton


101 Comments

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 Results:

1. Evans
2. Tree
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 1. Timothy Treadwell
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 1. Medieval Peasant 2. Tree
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 @bonkywonky:
1) Grizzly Bear
2) Timothy Treadwell
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 Dick. Lol. But funny
  • 2 2
 Best quip of the year. Done @mikeyspaff:
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 I don't remember riding this? hahahaha
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 That tree was taken to the hospital later on.
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 Poor tree...
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 Warner: (about Kerr): "He might have a higher pitched voice tonight".
  • 15 1
 I m waiting a footage of him running his bike , by the dude who did the video with Troy shaking his hands
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 @RedBurn: I'll get onto it ;-)
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 @RedBurn: check my profile Wink finally whipped something up haha enjoy!
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 @cameronumf: yeah I saw that great job dude
  • 47 0
 Craig Evans!!! What was going on with Greenland's time? When did Warner go colourblind?
  • 9 0
 Ya, noticed that too- was weird
  • 4 0
 Was thinking that myself, Laurie was on fire minus his mistake before the road gap
  • 19 0
 @freerideglory: He came over the line more than 9 seconds up on Seagrave, but they still had Kaos in the hot seat about 3 riders later, Rob must've had a long season.
  • 4 4
 Stoner
  • 9 0
 Haha it pissed my missus right off, she threatened to punch them in the face. I don't know how she would have managed it, short of punching the telly. I think she thought it was a grave injustice for Greenland.
  • 8 3
 @alexhyland: I'm sorry but your wife sounds insane. Nothing was changed due to Warner going colorblind.
  • 2 2
 too much to drink
  • 5 0
 @alexhyland: I've taught me Wife the lingo...she always asks first now, "But is the bike ok?"
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 @scott-townes: haha it really wound her up. But she wasn't serious bless, she's never punched anyone, or any TVs. I'm just glad she gets into the DH as she's not a rider.
  • 32 1
 Woah come on pinkbike, Craig qualified 4th. Your little write up there made him seem like some low qualifying under dog, and not one of the best riders in the world.
  • 19 15
 Aye, but Pinkbike doesn't want to write about any riders outside the EWS, World Cup or Whistler Bike Park circuit. Unless their on an electric pedal assist motor bike, and then Pinkbike's writers get a raging hard on.
  • 8 0
 Gotta second this PB. If everyone has the same conditions, a win is most def. a win. Should take nothing away from Craig. He earned it. Congrats Evans, Kerr and Dan A. Stoked to see Dan on the box. Such a rad event.
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 www.pinkbike.com/news/loosefest-2017-first-sends-bigger-than-big-video.html

The lad's been on the big hit training program this year!
  • 3 0
 Word, pretty tight to down play his win. Give the yoof credit properly PB
  • 31 0
 Haha! Craig looked like he was almost embarrassed to win, but that was pukka, yeeeaaahboy!
  • 14 1
 looked high =D
  • 25 0
 G'wan Craig - awesome result!

Also, how can Brayton hit a tree that hard and get up like nothing has happened? Absolute animal - and Hope's carbon bar apparently survives some pretty ridiculous impacts rather well!
  • 27 0
 m.pinkbike.com/news/the-keswick-kestrel-adam-brayton-story-2017.html

Dude is fit as f**k. If he wasn't mid race he probably would have ripped the tree down and starting doing intervals running up and down the hill with it....
  • 4 0
 With you dude - long time fan of Brayton and his fitness is mental for sure!
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 @mountainyj: ^^sick vid. He's ripped!
  • 24 0
 Hit that tree so hard that its saplings are gonna feel it.
  • 18 0
 I watch the world cups and like to delude myself that I could get down them ok, but this? No way Jose.
Massive kudos to anyone who even attempts to ride that track - shit is otherworldly.

Felt bad for Kerr - trying to ride through that tree was a ballsy move.
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 All of these guys are absolute beasts, respect to them all, and it's a relief no one was hurt seriously- except for the 150 year old oak tree of course!
  • 16 3
 With his 50to01 haircut I'm surprised Craig isn't more into bowling. He should go for a little bald patch at the back, full on Friar Tuck.
  • 5 0
 haha i was thinking that same thing in the interview like... man, this dude came straight from being a lute player in a Henry VIII re-enactment to come win Hardline, what a G.
  • 14 1
 Well done craig, it was fantastic run! Kerr after hard injury took the second place..unbelievable!!
  • 2 0
 and after rag dolling on his nuts hahahaha
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 Is the winner the same guy that done the cotic 26 inch aint dead and the on one codine video?
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 I believe so!
  • 4 0
 yep, he's a well known face in the Sheffield bike scene
  • 2 0
 The Stocksbridge Salmon...
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 @c2crider: Stocksbridge... A fungal Eldorado.
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 @c2crider: the best nickname
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 "Harline hardline after hardline !"

Jesus H... Had to watch through my fingers. Coverage was decent though. First time I've felt that we saw the whole of each run in a DH race (unless I'm wrong).

Massive respect to all for doing this in some greasy ass conditions. One of those you couldn't have walked down...
  • 7 0
 What about the other 13 riders? Woefully little coverage or news on who did what or what happened to them. With so few riders right from the start, the extra footage or news would have been good, especially as half the guys featured in the opening trail are then no-longer seen.
Good job on filming the runs though, it must be hard getting the cameras and equipment up the hill
  • 4 0
 Man that was brutal!! Course is wild as always! Evans is possibly the most awkward winner of anything ever! Quality rider!! Kerr did well to hang on I reckon! Brayton you beast!!! Bet he went back up and ripped that tree apart after.......
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 Love Hardline but disappointed in only seeing top 10 ride. Would have been happy to see top 20 ride and have a bit more going on and more chance for others to surprise after maybe incident in qualies. I guess Redbull thought more important to get an edit on for 6pm than showing more racing, shame. Oh, and could someone not have pointed out the obvious timing mistakes to the guys rather than that annoyance!!
  • 1 0
 only 10 made it through qualifying (i.e. survived), so they showed everyone.
  • 6 0
 Warner:
" arrrgh he hits that tree so hard,
Poor tree"
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 Anyone know how the Claw got on?
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 Crashed on Thursday I believe, ruled out of the weekend.
  • 2 0
 So many riders lined up and only a few rode - there must be a few stories waiting to come out. Such a great event and makes awesome viewing - had the whole family on the sofa watching.
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 Anyone know what happened to the rest of the field, Gee, Brendog, Barelli etc?
  • 2 0
 Vital said those 10 were only one to finish qualifying runs. No details on specific riders but the list of those who didn't make the start is crazy.

www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/And-Then-There-Were-Ten-Red-Bull-Hardline-Qualifying-Results,1114
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 Barelli said on his instagram that he felt that the course was not worth the risk, so he decided not to race.
  • 2 0
 Gee injured his shoulder,Yoann personal decision, see interview on Pinkbike. Hatton and Klein crashed yesterday,The Claw crashed on Thursday,not sure about the rest
  • 1 0
 you've got to be kidding me. The carnage there almost exceeds Rampage. Glad to see that at least the finalists got down in one piece, even though between Kaos finish line jump and Adam hugging that tree there were a hundred times when you thought they wouldn't.
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 @Beicpinc: yeah, only read the interview after watching the race.
  • 2 0
 Massive respect goes out to part time racer and full time bike coach Al Bond,3 Redbull Hardline events in a row! In my eyes,he's a Hardline legend!
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 They came, they saw, many were found wanting, true and real test of man and machine. The true warriors of Dh made it and rode finals, some got injured on the way, some legends of the game turned up and walked away, some were invited and never even turned up. True hero's are born on hardline. Well done to Bernard especially for coming back from injury and racing. Oh... of course I wouldnt ride it, probably not 1 feature of it, sack that, this is mental.
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 Reckon they need to make a few sections a little easier to make it more competitive (if that makes sense). Totally respect Dan Atherton but I don't think he should compete, feels a bit weird to me. He seemed a bit grumpy in his after race interview?
  • 1 0
 its a bit embarrassing to be beaten on your own course by people who had never seen it a week ago
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 They do need more riders and more for the crowd too see also, we where stood about for ages and then you only see a handful of riders COME DOWN. Also needs merchandise too buy and a few stalls with bike bits too buy etc,isnt enough going on in my mind. But the guys who do race have some big BALLS
  • 10 7
 Well ain’t that the shittest “write up” ever. Jesus, put some effort it it, I know it’s sunday but cmon guys...
  • 3 4
 Dave Trumpore at his best
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 @mollow: Be a man and at least tag me in in it you trolling coward

And yeah... had nothing to do with this post or the many other posts you like to cleverly try to troll me under.

Too busy on vacation, riding every day, and doing all the stuff you can't do while at work and banging keys and being an insufferable ass on PB.
  • 1 0
 Best mtb event I've ever watched on the telly. Thanks to all involved and the riders for taking the risk. Nice to see a winner who hasn't had media training shoved down their necks.
  • 2 0
 So few were actually competing in the finals i wonder who of all the starters got injured??
  • 2 0
 Humble guy, it didn't seem to have sunk in at all in the podium. Big congrats!
  • 3 0
 So guess only 3 riders competed?
  • 3 1
 that massive one footed flatty by Dan Atherton, over that 40'r, in his race run, had to be the sickest thing all day
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 "And rubbin, son, is racin'".
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 Results mean 1st down to 10th not just 123 , get a grip postie !
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 how did kaos come fourth with a 2:45? Practically everyone else came down with better timess. Was there some kind of issue?
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 And also please invite rat next year
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 What a well thought out and well written article hats off to you Pinkbike you nailed it!
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 Does anybody know how Brage Vestavik did in his race run??
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 He didn't make the cut so only raced the qualifier.
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 12th according to his instagram post
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 What happened to Gee Atherton?
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 crashed out in practise - damaged shoulder
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 @makdthed: Thanks. Bummer that he got hurt again.
  • 3 2
 Bird-nard didn't pay, evans took it away.
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 Why dont they invite the top riders, Vergier, Loic "DH courses are too easy" Bruni, Hart, Gwin, Minnar etc etc?

Great event but without the worlds best there it all seems a bit of a PR stunt by Redbull and the Athertons.
  • 12 0
 It might not be lack of invites that's the problem!
  • 5 0
 It's too much of a risk to their career and what is the payout even if they win? They are not contracted to do it. They are with WC.
  • 4 0
 they have over the years, Hart was there once, Fariclough, Wallace Brannigan, McDonald, Vink at one point, the field varys alot and alot of the pro's fall at first hurdle - its hard and not a ype of event many seem as .. well, not sure really, maybe they see it as a show-off event and nto for them, who knows, would love to see who they actually asked and those that refused
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 @makdthed: Hart won the first one iirc?
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 @Altron: Indeed, the may not have wanted to take part in an Atherton Redubull PR stunt. Its not as if the Athertons are noted at taking part in anything other than the World Cups unless its one of thier stunts.

The problem is the whole event claimed they were the best in the world and they clearly werent.
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 @chrismac70: apart from Gee's 2 2nd places at rampage
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 @catweasel: exactly that was 6 years ago.
  • 1 0
 Hey wheres polygon?
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