Video: Andreu Lacondeguy Takes on WRC Driver Dani Sordo

Oct 11, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  

Dani Sordo, WRC driver, meets up with Andreu Lacondeguy, professional mountain biker in Portugal. This only means... a race is about to take place! Place your bets! Will the MTB get down faster, or will the Rally Car get to ring the bell first?

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64 Comments

  • + 71
 One odd thing that struck me was how obnoxious the car was compared to the bike. I speak as a WRC and a racing fan, I just love fast cars in general, but this really demonstrated to me how little we humans value the environment, myself included. Racing is so incredibly wasteful it is almost funny, just examining the tires alone for instance. Take the example of the WRC in Monte Carlo, teams are allowed 80 tires for the event with 43 used, each tire uses about one barrel of oil to produce. There were 119 cars at the race so about 9500 tires for one event with around 5000 actually used. Plus fuel, support vehicles, media, blah blah blah, say roughly 10 to 15,000 barrels of oil for one weekend!
  • - 104
flag theminsta (Oct 11, 2018 at 11:05) (Below Threshold)
 Wow, you care about the abstract idea of the environment! How virtuous of you!

If the environment is so important, why are you polluting it by using the internet? Imagine all those plastics and metals used to create your computer.. So wasteful. I surely hope you've reduced your pollution before you start micromanaging what other people do!

And if you can agree that spending more = polluting more, then you can surely agree that we need to cut down government spending which is outrageous!

Or are you one of those "do as I say, not as I do" kinda people?
  • - 46
flag spunkmtb (Oct 11, 2018 at 11:47) (Below Threshold)
 Blah, blah, blah
  • + 13
 People don't want truth or honesty. They just want what is convenient
  • + 1
 @spunkmtb: @spunkmtb: Ha, I put the same thing in my post if you noticed!
  • + 30
 @theminsta: Did you read the post? I was making an observation, and included myself in the group of humans that don't respect the environment. Make sure you read AND understand a post before commenting. Remember what Abe Lincoln said, "Better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and prove it."
  • + 7
 Word. Came here to write the same, the biking seems to be so peaceful and relaxing compared to the car!
  • + 60
 Trick question; the camera car beat them both.
  • + 38
 I think we need the speed police in for some of those clips... Why would you speed up one of the best rally drivers in the world and one of the best free riders in the world!
  • + 7
 And here I am, thinking that the days of speeding up videos were over...
  • + 16
 @Sp4xXx: And even with the video speeded up, it feels like it will never end.
  • + 82
 Gentlemen, I am afraid that truth is even grimmer than we may have thought... The race has been staged!
  • + 3
 Mind = blown. How could they???
  • + 2
 Man you’re all a bunch of wingers. The rally car isn’t sped up, and this is a cool little vid. Can’t please y’all, eh.
  • + 16
 I don't think PB is the target audience for this video. It's for people who go on cruises and play golf
  • - 10
flag Zeeroone (Oct 11, 2018 at 14:16) (Below Threshold)
 Andreu loves to have his footage sped up. That's gay...
  • + 3
 Have to say the rally car looks about right. The mtb, ehh... BTW if you get a chance to see a WRC rally in person by all means go. Watching a car do 80 mph through a gate that is only 12 inches wider than the car itself, standing as close as you dare, is by far one of the coolest things you will ever get to see.
  • + 24
 I wish I didn't have to be a rampage winner to get a 26 Tues.
  • + 10
 Old idea originally done by Rob Warner on bike & Malcolm Wilson in car (ford escort) www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX_M2Bm6HXE
  • + 7
 That was fun, half expecting Clarkson, May and Hammond to appear at the end.You don’t know how realistic these races really are. Do they just time an actual race with no filming and then go back to shoot each scene, i’m pretty sure it would be impossible to shoot and time at the same time.
  • + 7
 Anything with Lacondeguy in it is not worth passing up a watch... Madskills!
  • + 5
 I don't drive a car. I don't like cars. That's not a car. It's an angry hornet that shoots gravel out the back like a machine gun. Just like a Hope free wheel sounds like sweet music to me.
  • + 6
 Man just need May doing the Loser dance at Lacondeguy and it would of been solid
  • + 4
 If sordo had been running Magic Marys he wouldn’t have drifted as much in the corners. Clearly he would have won with better tires.
  • + 5
 i vacillate between "over produced" and "I'm just happy to see an Andreu clip".
  • + 5
 i was oscillating.
  • + 4
 Looks just like when my wife gives me a shuttle to the top of the mountain.
  • + 4
 Red Bull videos are just too predictable and overproduced. I would much rather watch 50to01 iphone edits
  • + 2
 Louzanpark looking great again...
And who remembers Gee racing against a Renault in Lisbon from the castle down to the riverside?!
  • + 3
 Glad to see Lacondeguy back in videos. Where the f was this bad arse for a year?
  • + 1
 loved watching this but clearly a true all out race isn't going to get perfect overlapped jump timings on two different courses in multiple locations throughout the race... #topgearstylefilming
  • + 0
 Nice to see that newer isn't always better @YT.
And would love to see a pov of the now non existent track, since I'm from near there and saw part of the construction and so the whole track must have been a 15 to 25min descent (around 15km full length).
  • + 6
 It was not a full track. They used some of the trevim, then DH2, and some of the other tracks on the hill. Plus some amazing specially built jumps. Stoked to call Lousã home
  • + 1
 @Wheelersmtbholidays: Though it would be nice to see a full run, and some jumps were levelled out like the road gap and the left berm near terreiro das bruxas.
  • + 1
 @FCX250: but there is no full run. It was filmed in sections. The trevim road gap is still there
  • + 2
 Well I thought it was f*ckin brilliant .....love the sound of the car in contrast to the bike ...like a swarm of angry hornets ????
  • + 2
 Think Sordo once lamped his co driver for giving him the wrong instructions a few seasons ago , anyone else remember this ? Smile
  • + 1
 Think that was Gigi Gali. Similar looking people tho.
  • + 4
 A car can beat a bike. Food for thought.
  • + 3
 And this is Portugal ladies and gentlemen... Bikes, cars and a few beers Smile
  • + 4
 Rally good video !
  • + 4
 Strange looking Ebike
  • + 2
 Gee Atherton already proved bikes are faster than cars on Top Gear! youtu.be/2R9qmX6FmwQ
  • + 3
 Gwin would have won
  • + 3
 Gwin would be eating a sandwich at the bottom.
  • + 2
 Now ride both off a cliff in the Utah desert.
  • - 2
 Man a $250,000 car vs a $10,000 mtb starting at the same spot and that’s all you beat him buy?? Makes you wonder which vehicle is really worth their money LOL. They should’ve had the mountain bike launch over the car at the end and ring the bell to win LOL.
  • + 2
 Rally car sounds just like my I9 hub.
  • + 1
 That rally car sounds like a swarm of angry wasps going in your direction...
  • + 1
 If it was an ebike, maybe..... I should log out now.
  • + 1
 And damn Clarkson waiting for them at the arrival...
  • + 1
 Now the uphill against an eBike - pinkbike would explode Smile
  • + 1
 Aw heck yes that was a fun vid to watch.
  • + 1
 Sordo! Wicked, TopGear style. Love this!
  • + 1
 That was a waste of marketings budget
  • + 1
 i like ralley
  • + 1
 that was bad
  • + 0
 Am i the only one who got bored in the middle of the video?
  • + 1
 lol
  • - 1
 That was rubbish.
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