Social Roundup: The Mega Booter, Too Much Scrub, & More - Les Gets World Cup DH 2019

Jul 11, 2019
by Aidan Oliver  



More back-to-back racing as the World Cup circuit heads to Les Gets, France. While Crankworx has been coming to Les Gets for three years now, the last time the World Cup rolled into town was way back in 2004 for Champs. With the French on fire this year and the race going down on Bastille Day, our bet is on a home win for a French rider. Check out all the behind the scenes goings on from social media.






Mega Booter:

There's a mega-booter at the bottom of the Les Gets World Cup and some riders have been sending it to the moon. Who remembers James Stewart and the Daytona SX wall-jump to flat?


Sam Blenkinsop

Bruce Klein

Adam Brayton





Rachel Atherton:


Rachel Atherton will be missing the Les Gets World Cup after suffering from a ruptured Achilles Tendon





Bernard Kerr:


Bernard Kerr has been out pioneering some gaps in the Morzine Bike Park, just down the road from Les Gets.




Brendan Fairclough:


Brendan Fairclough also got in on the bike park hucks





Kade Edwards:



A shiny new bike and plenty of pits antics





Troy Brosnan:


Is this season is turning into France vs the World?




Antoine Pierron:


Antoine Pierron showing what happens when you apply too much scrub





Billy Meaclem:


Billy Meaclem is taking a break from crankworx events to get back between the tape





Tracey Hannah:


Track walk with Tracey Hannah and the Polygon UR crew




Brook Macdonald:


Brook Macdonald testing some new tech...





Santa Cruz Syndicate:


Some personalized hydration for the Syndicate team.





Kaos Seagrave:


Never a dull moment in the World Cup pits





Mick Hannah:


Mick Hannah on board with the French diet.





Tahnee Seagrave:


Seagrave not quite ready for her comeback.





Remi Gauvin:


Enduro star Remi Gauvin will be making a return to DH racing this weekend.





Dakotah Norton:


Dakotah Norton riding some of the local trails.







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MENTIONS: @trek / @SramMedia



Regions in Article
France, Les Gets


29 Comments

  • + 16
 Cool to see a Rocky Mountain on course. Put together a DH team ya hosers!
  • + 4
 They desperately need to update that bike already. Super tiny.
  • + 1
 @pdxkid: When the website says "27.5" (26" ready)" you know your new bike is old.

They really need to get on with updating both the Maiden and the Slayer... very dated bikes right now.
  • + 1
 @islandforlife: I think a 29" Slayer would be amazing and have been wondering how much longer before it drops. Surely it's in the pipeline..
  • + 2
 @saskskier: should be imminent. Supposedly 170/180mm is what my LBS told me. Also available in alloy this time.
  • + 1
 @islandforlife: i just hope the slayer keeps its tidy looks. It is one of my favorite looking bikes on the market right now
  • + 12
 REALLY sucks for Rachel. That's the season if it's truly ruptured, and a long and not fun rehab. That's all three of the hands down fastest women on the planet out with significant injuries. Healing vibes to Tahnee, Pompon, and now Rachel. However now it's anyone's race, which will be exciting, the Big 3 will be, and are, greatly missed.
  • + 2
 Tahnee and Pompon went for their first post-injury ride today, great to see both of them back on their bikes
  • + 12
 I laughed out loud at troys post! Top step for Troy this weekend! And sucks for Rachel! The field is getting smaller by the weekend.
  • + 12
 Yes i think i like this
  • + 10
 All vids cool, except the rent-a-bike crash party. Morons.
  • + 4
 Yes. Morons.
  • + 2
 All the best for Rachel. So far the worst injury you can have. See you back on track next year breaking records!!!!! Don't take me wrong, but now more time for Atherton bikes to bring on the market. Might help you distract from injury a little bit.
  • + 6
 That Antoine Pierron crash is BRUTAL
  • + 1
 Didn't he also face planted pretty hard at Fort Will training?
Might be a god omen...
  • + 2
 Is that brother nr 3?
  • + 1
 @DuelingBanjos: I think so, yes.
  • + 3
 If it’s a ruptured Achilles for Rachel, then Les Gets is not going to be the only race she is going to miss. :/
  • + 3
 Must be nice to play at that level....
  • + 2
 Sounds like Kerr needs a few more tokens in that shock
  • + 1
 good to see the teams all have a hilarious sense of humor. +1 for key banana placement
  • + 2
 Nice banana placement in the Tracey Hannah and Polygon UR crew pic.
  • + 3
 Lol @ the Troy one.
  • + 1
 who went further ? Blenki or Bruce ? so epic!
  • + 1
 Another BK whopper FTW. And dat scrub!
  • + 1
 This post is money. Keep em coming.
  • + 1
 Love to try the Syndicate beers!
  • + 1
 Bruce Klein FTW

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