The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode 127- Leogang World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up

Jun 14, 2022
by Henry Quinney  




THE PINKBIKE RACING PODCAST // EPISODE 4 - LEOGANG WORLD CUP POST-RACE WRAP-UP PODCAST
June 14th, 2022

Henry Quinney and Ben Cathro take you behind the scenes at the Leogang World Cup race.


On this episode of the Racing Podcast, Ben Cathro and I are joined by the video director Pinkbike Racing series, Harry Jenkinson. We talk about the highs and lows of World Cup racing and the difficulties of following it. As always, we give a mixture of qualified opinions and pure speculation on the race that was. Including but not limited to track closures, bike damage, and when oh when is Benoît Coulanges going to win one of these things?!


Previous Pinkbike Podcasts
Episode 1 - Why Are Bikes So Expensive?
Episode 2 - Where the Hell is the Grim Donut?
Episode 3 - Pond Beaver Tech
Episode 4 - Why is Every Bike a Trail Bike?
Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
Episode 6 - Over Biked Or Under Biked?
Episode 7 - Wild Project Bikes
Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
Episode 9 - Why Are We Doing a Cross-Country Field Test?
Episode 10 - Getting Nerdy About Bike Setup
Episode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?
Episode 12 - What's the Future of Bike Shops?
Episode 13 - Are Bikes Too Regular Now?
Episode 14 - What Bikes Would Pinkbike Editors Buy?
Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?
Episode 16 - Who's Your Mountain Biking Hero?
Episode 17 - XC Field Test Insider
Episode 18 - Electronics on your Mountain Bike: Good or Bad?
Episode 19 - The Hardtail Episode
Episode 20 - MTB Conspiracy Theories
Episode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong About
Episode 22 - Does Your Riding Style Match Your Personality?
Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live!
Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike?
Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview
Episode 26 - The Three Most Important Mountain Bikes
Episode 27 - The World Champs Special
Episode 28 - All About Women's Bikes
Episode 29 - Freeride or Die
Episode 30 - Would You Rather?
Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & Tricks
Episode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry?
Episode 33 - Behind the Scenes at Pinkbike Academy
Episode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel)
Episode 35 - Story Time - Stranger Than Fiction
Episode 36 - Grilling Kazimer about Field Test Enduro Bikes
Episode 37 - The 2020 Privateer Season with Ben Cathro
Episode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of Picks
Episode 39 - Predicting the Future of Mountain Biking
Episode 40 - The Pinkbike Awards!
Episode 41 - Racing Rumours and Team Changes
Episode 42 - Mountain Biking's Guilty Pleasures
Episode 43 - Dangerholm's Wildest Custom Mountain Bikes
Episode 44 - Mountain Bike Suspension Decoded
Episode 45 - What Makes a Good Riding Buddy
Episode 46 - The RockShox Zeb vs Fox 38 Deep Dive
Episode 47 - High Pivot Bikes: The Good, The Bad, and The Why?
Episode 48 - Rides That Went Horribly Wrong... & Why That Made Them So Good
Episode 49 - What's the Best DH Bike?
Episode 50 - Are Bikes Actually Getting Less Expensive? (Value Bike Field Test Preview)
Episode 51 - Should MTB Media Post Spy Shots?
Episode 52 - Our Most Embarrassing MTB Moments
Episode 53 - Should Climbers Still Have the Right of Way?
Episode 54 - Best and Worst MTB Product Marketing
Episode 55 - Big Dumb Rides & Staying Motivated
Episode 56 - What Were the Most Important Inventions in Mountain Biking?
Episode 57 - What Were the Best (and Worst) Trends in Mountain Biking?
Episode 58 - Debunking Mountain Biking's Biggest Myths
Episode 59 - Value Bike Field Trip Surprises & Spoilers
Episode 60 - What Kind of Mountain Biker Do You Want to Be?
Episode 61 - Athlete Pay, Lycra, Equality and More from the State of the Sport Survey
Episode 62 - Editor Preferences and Why They Matter
Episode 63 - Our Best (And Worst) Bike Buying Advice
Episode 64 - Who's On Your MTB Mount Rushmore?
Episode 65 - The Hardtail Episode
Episode 66 - The Best and Worst of Repairing Bikes
Episode 67 - The Story of Mountain Biking's Most Interesting Man: Richard Cunningham
Episode 68 - Who Are Mountain Biking's Unsung Heroes?
Episode 69 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 1
Episode 70 - The Good, Bad, and Strange Bikes We've Owned - Part 2
Episode 71 - The Story of Mountain Biking's Most Interesting Man: Richard Cunningham - A Pinkbike Podcast Special, Part 2
Episode 72 - Hey Outers!
Episode 73 - The Details That Matter... and Some That Shouldn't
Episode 74 - The Best Trails We've Ridden and What Makes Them So Special
Episode 75 - Things MTB Brands Waste Money On
Episode 76 - MTB Originals and Copycats
Episode 77 - Interview with Outside CEO, Robin Thurston
Episode 78 - Modern Geometry Explained
Episode 79 - What's the Future of eMTBs?
Episode 80 - The Best Vehicles for Mountain Bikers
Episode 81 - You've Got Questions, We've (Maybe) Got Answers
Episode 82 - Behind the Scenes at Field Test
Episode 83 - Does Carbon Fiber Belong On Your Mountain Bike?
Episode 84 - Explaining RockShox's Computer Controlled Suspension
Episode 85 - Is the Red Bull Rampage Too Slopestyle?
Episode 86 - Greg Minnaar on the Honda DH Bike, World Cup Racing, and Staying Fast Forever
Episode 87 - How to Love Riding When it's Cold and Wet
Episode 88 - Mountain Biking on a Budget
Episode 89 - The Derailleur Pickle
Episode 90 - Is Supre the Future of Trouble-Free Drivetrains? (with Cedric Eveleigh of Lal Bikes)
Episode 91 - Riding Every Double Black in the Whistler Bike Park with Christina Chappetta
Episode 92 - Does Bike Weight Really Matter?
Episode 93 - Staying Motivated and Overcoming Burnout
Episode 94 - PBA Contestant Tori Wood on Her First Race and Finding the Right Mindset
Episode 95 - Field Test Down-Country Bike Debrief
Episode 96 - PBA Contestant Israel Carrillo on Riding in Mexico and Why It's Not Always About Speed
Episode 97 - Can We Predict the Future of Mountain Biking?
Episode 98 - Field Test Trail Bike Debrief
Episode 99 - New Year, New You?
Episode 100 - Q&A with the PB Editors
Episode 101 - MTB Tradeshows Explained
Episode 102 - Should MTB Media Be Going to Press Camps?
Episode 103 - Secrets from the World Cup Pits with Henry Quinney
Episode 104 - Lachlan Morton on How to be a Happy Bike Racer and the World's Longest Climb
Episode 105 - The 3 Bike Budget Challenge
Episode 106 - What's Your Ideal Ride Look Like?
Episode 107 - How (And Why) Did You Start Mountain Biking?
Episode 108 - Behind the Scenes at the Value Bike Field Test
Episode 109 - Berm Peak's Seth Alvo on Making Videos 24/7, Soul Rides, and Building a Bike Park
Episode 110 - Trying (and Failing) to Reinvent the Mountain Bike
Episode 111 - The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode #1 - It's All Downhill From Here
Episode 112 - The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode #2 - The Lourdes World Cup Post-Race Wrap-Up
Episode 113 - PB Editors Answer Your Questions (again)
Episode 114 - The Placebo Effect and Your New Mountain Bike
Episode 115 - We Are One's CEO Talks Future DH Bike, E-Bikes, & Domestic Manufacturing
Episode 116 - New Bikes and Gear from Sea Otter
Episode 117 - Mountain Biking's Worst (or Best) Cliché Crimes
Episode 118 - Music and Mountain Biking
Episode 119 - Road Trips Gone Horribly Wrong
Episode 120 - Gee Atherton on Titanium Additive Manufacturing, Million Dollar Machines, and 3 New Bikes
Episode 121 - How To Film Rampage & Field Tests with the PB Team
Episode 122 - Do Social Media & Mountain Biking Go Together?
Episode 123 - The Pinkbike Racing Podcast: Episode #3 - Fort William World Cup Wrap-Up
Episode 124 - Bike Parks or E-Bikes?
Episode 125 - Nino Schurter's Mechanic on the Fastest Race Bikes & His Favorite Tools
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 126 - "One More Run" and Other MTB Superstitions
Episode 126 - "One More Run" and Other MTB Superstitions

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32 Comments

  • 23 1
 Quinney is a legend. I bet he could even make a conversation about hub spacing hilarious. What a pickup.
  • 2 0
 I could listen to Henry all day, more Quinney please PB!
  • 12 0
 The key is to listen to these in the shower and then it just sounds like they are in the bathroom with you due to the audio quality.
  • 7 3
 @henryquinney: I'll keep asking until PB responds...when is PB gonna do up a gofundme (whatever) for the DH team? Lots of us are down for that. Maybe this will be in the cast, but w/ the Jr. male rider down - is PB looking to find a replacement? Sad but seems like the spot needs a rider.

Totally effin love these casts... even when the PBR team implodes, disappoints us, fails and drives away with their chains dragging.
  • 12 0
 It's not a GoFundMe, but we're working with @DHaRCO to offer up the team kit, with some of the proceeds going towards supporting the team.

As for Jackson being out, we're going to support him in his recovery and do what we can to help him make the most of his narrowing window as a junior.
  • 5 0
 @brianpark: Sign me up for a jersey at least. This venture has gotten into tracking the DH World Cups beyond just looking at the cool tech from the races.
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: but why not a go fund me for extra funds so Jackson can continue with current pb support and a temp rider could replace and get the go fund me money

Win win

But more work for cathro
  • 2 0
 @brianpark: great to see PB upholding their values here. I always worry about riders that get hurt and seem to be left hanging. Y'all are doing this the right way and it shows!!

I absolutely love the content. The first mini-doc that was released had me tearing up and honestly is one of the best bits of MTB film (and adventure sport film in general) I've ever seen.

Thank you!
  • 5 0
 Yeah I'm down for a jersey too - personally I'd prefer it to just have the stripes and pinkbike and dharco written on it, not the full sponsor list. I'd feel silly wearing a jersey with sponsors that dont sponsor me and also dont match my bike.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Yeah, I'd buy some PB kit. BTW - I'm a douche: meant to say I was bummed for Jackson 1st of all for getting nuked (and Henry's balls-joke in the podcast was still pretty funny) and was really just wondering if there are alternate / backup riders so...guess that answer is nay. Anyway - def wishing Jackson a speedy recovery & zero "toss his ass" sentiments.
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: Agreed. Jackson could prob use some extra cash for rehab and...oh wait, maybe that's just in the US where healthcare means Insurance Giants make all the money while everyone who's not Elon Musk goes broke...dunno. Just sayin - I wanna support, whatever that is. Maybe there's only 23 of us that feel this way...
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: great work. I know it's not always possible, so, if we don't get international delivery is there any sort of charity for young riders who maybe can't afford all the gear, in the US, the would like a free jersey or two? Support the team and do a little something worthwhile, not expecting Pinkbike to set that up, just a name would do. Just a thought for later.
  • 9 2
 Is the position for washing Cathro's jock strap still available?? Asking for a friend......
  • 2 1
 Why would anyone downvote this comment? Adding it to my All Time Fave PB Comments (of All Time)
  • 3 0
 Really enjoying this series, we know Ben's quality but the once bumbling Brit is really coming into his own.

The chat about being mindful of putting pressure on the riders, I speak for myself but assume I'm not alone in saying to the team, don't take my excitement and celebration of your placing well as an expectation that you'll do that at every race, I just want to see you all enjoying the riding. And should it happen, don't feel any pressure to make up for time out while your back bottom repairs.

And thanks to all the Pinkbike team, not just those from whom we cannot prise away from the microphone, for making this all happen.

But seriously, where is episode 2 of the documentary? So lazy.
  • 5 0
 Is it just me that thinks “oh, another F1 reference” every time Henry mentions Jordan Williams?
  • 4 0
 I feel like comments about sound quality only fuels @henryquinney, but it’s gone from bucket boys to trapped in a well during a wind storm boys
  • 4 0
 That's a fair comment. This one was definitely the bridge too far. It'll get better next time!
  • 2 0
 @henryquinney: You mentioned that the quality of parts the PB team runs has made it so the team is not blowing through components which is fantastic. But you also said that you're swapping tires and chains out after one weekend. I am curious what do the teams do with their non-prototype parts after a race weekend? Do you donate them to privateers or save them for just in case scenarios or...
  • 6 0
 We have a few different things going on. So, when we have stuff that is mechanically okay but cosmetically ruined it goes in the privateer loan box. This is stuff that people can use, scuff, scrape or even break and it's not a big deal. It also means that if somebody is just waiting on a part they can borrow a shifter or a brake without worrying about eating into our team stock. For tyres, the riders normally go home with them to train. If there is something that is getting a shade worn for them, we of course give them away to anyone who wants them at the events themselves. Largely, most things that have life left in them go to a good home one way or another.
  • 4 0
 @henryquinney: Who is training on the Mike Bears?
  • 5 0
 "wagon wheel a toddler down the track" had me roaring!
  • 1 0
 Talking about that step-down could maybe be compared to the "sausage-kerbs" in F1 that had to be repositioned as drivers pushed track limits and launched into the air if they made a small mistake past one of those kerbs. Lika the apex of a corner that step-down was a near mandatory feature for good lap times and riders will push themselves sometimes past their limit.
  • 2 0
 "near mandatory feature for good lap times" - good, leave it in
"literally unable to stop in time if you cock up the difficult section just before and really dont want to do it" is a safety issue that needs addressing
  • 1 0
 @AyJayDoubleyou: Could they have added a bail net?
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy @mikekazimer - loving the PBR cast and all but 1) its not a (real) replacement for the main PB Podcast and 2) this is now week #3 w/o the main podcast

How are we supposed to ride bikes with broken minds and hearts? I need my weekly fix, ya people, so come on and make us happy with some chitchat (please). Seriously, this is getting depressing.
  • 2 0
 Gonna puts it in 30mins Smile
  • 1 0
 @mikelevy: OH HELL YES - glad to hear (and my bitching is all in jest but also pleading). The PB pod is just the shit. Y'all say things.
  • 3 0
 I’m once again asking please, release pink bike racing jerseys on the shop.

Thank you,
  • 1 0
 Please keep these going....please.... I love listening to both of you generally (I'm a Scot in the US) but the combo plus adding it into real world cup adventures is fantastic.
  • 3 0
 bucket boys. what can i say. i love you
  • 2 0
 When do we get a new podcast??





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