Video: Another Wild Crash & Save Compilation from the Italian DH Series

Aug 9, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

PRB Content Creator is back from the third round of the Coppa Italia in Sestriere with yet another piece of evidence that Italian racers definitely don't lack commitment.

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86 Comments

  • 77 2
 Instant version of Friday Fails, Saturday Sends and Sunday Saves. Just add water.
Some pretty brave attempts flavored with an arse crack Smile
  • 37 0
 Came here to say the same thing. The guy running in the opposite direction to his bike was hilarious.
  • 4 0
 FF but at faster speeds...some of those were really brutal. Was rooting for the rider pulling off the run save @1:35 to jump back on his bike mid run....so close
  • 6 0
 "Flavored by an arse crack" - sounds like some diners I've been to.
  • 4 6
 If that many people are crashing in the same spot in my opinion the track is not built properly. Tracks aren’t supposed to catch you out
  • 2 0
 @enduroNZ: the step up jump's lip was indeed too steep
  • 47 0
 Honestly. These vids are nuts! The riders are either seriously talented or complete loose frickin units who look like they drunk a bottle of grapa and sent it for a bet!
  • 2 0
 That is the most accurate description of some of these riders.......crazy!
  • 10 0
 @TooManyBikess: Straight hucking meat, praying that skills may make a surprise entrance. These guys are riding way above their pay grade...props though!
  • 2 0
 @downcountry: Serious props. Not me, no way.
  • 3 0
 seriously. What are the qualifications to enter something like this typically?
  • 2 0
 @SATN-XC: You sign up (maybe need some accrued points) and off you go. I guess they let anyone send...haha
  • 3 0
 @downcountry: yes, that's the way. Too many bikepark-wanna-send-goesbig-jump-shred-break-scrub-kids
  • 1 0
 @blacktea: It looks like lots of people were couped up for a year+ and this is their first time playing outside and they are just rediscovering their reflexes and skills. HAAH
  • 1 0
 @downcountry: it seems so Big Grin
  • 44 0
 The guy losing the helmet mid crash ... not good.
  • 30 1
 Maybe he'll do the strap up for his next run.
  • 2 0
 hmmm i missed it somehow. timestamp...?
  • 2 0
 @foxinsocks: Somewhere around 0:54. That huge OTB.
  • 7 5
 Darwin taking care of things as always
  • 2 0
 @salespunk: Not really.........he lived.
  • 1 0
 It was more late crash. Most of the crash energy was already dissipated...helmet did its job, but yes it should have stayed on. He'll remember to buckle next time since he got lucky this time.
  • 6 0
 I assumed his head was still in it.
  • 3 0
 @commental: Operation Italian Shield!! Send it or die trying!!
  • 1 0
 @Archimonde: thanks.
omg, so lucky it took the brunt of the first impact!
  • 27 0
 That's what happens when you have only two runs before qualifying and three before race run. The event timetable sucked.
(the track was fun though)
  • 17 0
 @flowisforpussies User name checks out Smile what a carnage...
  • 1 0
 In my opinion too many kids think of facing the national championships without having adequate preparation (they are wrong in this even the sports clubs)
  • 28 1
 Time for monday maniacs...
  • 5 0
 Or mayhem Monday
  • 2 0
 Monday mechanicals
  • 19 0
 This is why there are few top WC Italian riders they weapon too hard in the amateur races
  • 2 0
 Too many Italians are committed to having the best 2000 euro fork and then do not know how to calibrate and use it
  • 14 0
 Today you will learn a new word in Italian:
Che culo!
You had a great luck!
  • 1 0
 You forgot to add the funniest part, literal translation of phrase "che culo" would be something like "that ass" or "what an ass"
  • 1 0
 @winko:True, but translated this way it seems the anatomical part Smile while in Italian it means having luck more than "having an ass"
  • 1 0
 @winko: translates the same in spanish
  • 9 0
 Someone ought to-a translate-a da cathro into italiano. Why you not-a soak-a-da lip with the leg.
  • 9 0
 "No Italians were injured in the making of this video" was not in the intro.
  • 8 0
 Epic footage. Hilarious you don't even know anything about the race, track or who won.
  • 34 0
 Nobody won, nobody made it down alive
  • 2 0
 @juanny: #1 plate guy looked fast and smooth as always. I remember him from the last one!
  • 9 0
 Where there even nacnacs before worn out cleats?
  • 9 0
 Must be a nasty hole in that corner at the bottom of the hill.
  • 7 0
 seriously, i wish we could see what was causing that. it didnt look that bad but like 5 dudes just totally ate shit on that same drop/corner
  • 4 0
 @neimbc: It was also a very soft right-hand sweeper, that many riders hit at way high speed. And that berm did not look "romanesque" either.....
  • 2 0
 Berm is too flat and was chewed up and dusty
  • 1 0
 @sooner518: might have been the gale force wind that was blowing
  • 3 0
 Too many Sunday Warriors !!!
The problem in Italy (like many other places i guess) is that bike parks are replacing downhill tracks and these bikers think they're driving on the highways.
Guy at 00:56 lost his helmet ... WTF!
  • 2 0
 In my Opionion most Bikeparks in the Alps (expect maybe the big French Parks) are catering more to Beginners and slightly Advanced Riders. You almost never find anything above S2 Level (on the Singeltrail Scale) and forget about finding anything above S3. Everything has to be flowy ..
  • 6 0
 O la va o la spacca... checkers or wreckers.
  • 6 0
 "Jolly passages" oooh Mr Humphries.
  • 3 0
 Je voudrais un bon-bon magic
  • 4 0
 You think Friday Fails is rough until you get reminded what crashes at race pace look like…! Ooft, some folks must have been hurting after some of those.
  • 1 14
flag nvranka (Aug 9, 2021 at 9:57) (Below Threshold)
 Race pace lol, 80% of these people are clowns
  • 4 0
 oh shiiiiii.... WTF? The guy at 1:26 goes straight to the top of my Saves of the Year list. And the two right after, top five as well.
  • 4 0
 the 3rd save you mention @ 1:40 takes it though...dude did that entire middle section on his front wheel and made it look intentional.
  • 6 0
 Mama mia
  • 8 8
 This angers me so much!
First clip, fast step down section, corner and obvious crash zone with no ‘ B Zone’.
If that bike had hit a young child spectating then it would be a total different matter.
Organisers need to sort them f#%king selves out. There’s already been a spectator death here in the UK, that’s one too many.
Note to spectators, even though the organiser may not give two f#%k5 about you, take care and don’t stand on the outside or corners or on the downside of the tracks.
  • 6 0
 You could say the same thing about WRC...spectators will be where they want to be.
  • 11 0
 Mate, you guys need to sort out your cheese rolling competition before you throw stones. That cheese rolling make me SO ANGRY!
  • 2 0
 56 seconds in and the rider who takes a bad slam, watch again as his helmet comes off. Obviously not done up. He could have died!
  • 2 0
 Law of nature
  • 2 0
 Training ramps are all we learnt from crashes in the olympics if we all had training ramps we wouldnt crash lol
  • 5 2
 Lots of arse to rear tyre contact, gotta love those big wheels.
  • 3 0
 0:58 damn those are moments of pure terror....
  • 2 0
 I think I could actually fit in this race with several near death experiences
  • 2 0
 This youtube channel is gold(check the other uploads). Some real gnarly crashes.
  • 3 0
 The guy at 2.18 was just feeble grinding the berm like a boss
  • 2 0
 These guys actually know what they are doing as opposed to the hold my beer of fri fails. So much better.
  • 3 0
 Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!
  • 2 0
 That berm is taking a beating…
  • 1 0
 No399 at 1:39! Charmed! Riding his luck and front wheel like it was all part of his plan.
  • 2 0
 Mostly Fails (Crashes) and Sends, only a few Saves.
  • 1 0
 Such good content PRB. Is this typical Italian riding style - "go huge or go hospital, sometimes both"?
  • 1 0
 Monday f…ed up mix :-)….
  • 1 0
 i hope no bikes were harmed in the making of this!
  • 1 0
 Always buckle them helmets kids!!
  • 1 0
 "No collar-bones were broken in the making of this video"
  • 1 0
 Nice
  • 1 0
 Sweet jesus
  • 1 0
 0:18 i cant hahahaha
  • 1 0
 Dove?
  • 1 0
 lol, Jolly Passages

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