Video: Ben Cathro's First World Cup DH Race Final In 8 Years

Sep 16, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


Follow Ben Cathro as he goes through his experiences during qualifying at race 1 in Snowshoe and then landing his lanky self in the top 40 during the big show.

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75 Comments

  • 318 2
 This is the best, so stoked for Ben. Coming back from 9 years of not racing WCs, breaking his neck last year, not training properly, AND being a new Dad to go top 40 at a WC is no small feat.
  • 106 1
 So so so rad. We are all so lucky. Dude gave us two great videos AND qualified, AND raced hard. Thanks a million Ben. Now go rest up.
  • 3 0
 ....newbie to the DH racing format....does everyone re-qualify and race again this weekend but with the slightly tweaked route? If so, any word if Ben is giving it another go?
  • 6 0
 @SATN-XC: he has to requalify tomorrow to race Saturday.
  • 70 5
 Hey redull, maybe float Ben a hooge paycheck instead of a generic 'sports presenter' with no actuall connection to DH.....¿
  • 11 0
 that's no way to talk about Warner. He won a race in 1994 once, just after the collapse of the Soviet union. what have you done?!
  • 2 0
 @nickkk: hehehehe
  • 61 0
 I love how we can come together as a group of foreigners and cheer for this really great guy. I hope this is just a (re-)start for him and he gets to race many more next year + this saturday
  • 33 2
 borders are a man made concept. a shitty one.
  • 17 0
 @colincolin: I meant to say strangers, not foreigners, but couldn't edit after posting
  • 49 0
 Nice one. Much kudos to Pinkbike for supporting and promoting credibility in their staff. No one can argue that Line Guy KNOWS what he's talking about
  • 20 0
 Cathro's content over the past couple of months, between the DH coverage and Biking 101, has been fantastic. Hopefully Outside/PB realize the value of this man.
  • 42 1
 Boss Boss Boss Boss STANCE
  • 42 1
 Well done Line Guy!
  • 31 1
 Holy Crap! The pace on that lap was insane, shows how good Cathro really is. It’s not just lines, also shows how insane the pace on the top guys is
  • 9 0
 You cant be a good line guy, without being able to go fast?
Great to see good result!
Now a video on that you would change in changeable conditions?
Good luck for race 2!
  • 24 1
 Awesome to see Ben in the finals.
Only "but" for me is, what is the concussion protocol out there?
Sounds like Ben took a big hit to the head in that crash.
I hope he was checked out and given the green light to race by the medics.
  • 21 0
 That worried me, too. He said a hefty bang on his head, his vision went weird and he felt floaty while completing the run. Doesn't sound great in head impact/concussion terms.
  • 17 0
 Our personal teacher is a WC finalist. We chose well! Wink
  • 12 0
 What impressed me most was his approach to the big jumps and drops at the top. You never see him hit these kind of features so I am sure it must have been challenging to get over the fear. Congrats to Ben!
  • 10 0
 This is so awesome, super stoked for you Cathro!! And awesome work on getting permission to film your race run!! What am I going to do next week, no more world cups!! Bring on 2022 and let's hope for an uninterrupted season!!
  • 4 0
 Always Rampage to wait for.
  • 12 0
 Doing it for the old fattening dads out there! Keep doing us proud! So sick!
  • 9 0
 Nice work Ben! Glad you let us come along with you on this journey.
  • 9 0
 Sick!!! Well done Ben!
  • 8 0
 Long time coming, way to go Ben!
  • 7 0
 What a rad guy, always so nice!
  • 7 1
 The coolest thing here is he was +11s on a very physical track. Does that mean podium if steep and 0 pedalling?
  • 3 0
 That was by far the best race run video I’ve seen- I loved the commentary and how you talked through almost every corner. Nice to see that even the fast guys get frustrated about over braking!

Others have mentioned but definitely get yourself checked out for that concussion. Then give her some beans for the next one!!
  • 6 0
 Finally the video I was looking for!!! Way to go Ben!!
  • 3 0
 Awesome, Ben! I was at the spot you crashed in practice and thought the worst. The national jersey threw me a bit during the race. I was expecting the Line Guy jersey you wore during practice.
  • 6 0
 Congrats Ben! So rad
  • 6 0
 Félicitations !
  • 6 0
 Nae bad son
  • 6 0
 Rad run cobber.
  • 5 0
 You can see he's stoked as f. Best of luck next round
  • 4 0
 Hopefully he qualifies for the next race
  • 1 0
 Well done Ben! Great to see someone so enthusiastic and involved outside the tapes giving it the beans on track. Agree he needs to be on the coverage team, his track breakdowns are magic.
  • 3 0
 Excellent Ben, congratulations!
  • 3 0
 Points! Repeat and set for next year!
  • 3 0
 Well done, that was excellent.
  • 3 0
 Won't Back Down! Awesome to be able to see your achievement, Ben.
  • 4 1
 Next step is to make Redbull cover Bens final runs in the stream.
  • 2 0
 Amazing! Great result - huge congrats!
Now we wanna see you on the live feed Smile
  • 1 0
 @BenCathro this is awesome. Your perspective as a racer is super valuable to us fans and really adds to the whole experience. Keep it comin!
  • 3 0
 Get it brotha!!
  • 3 0
 Yeah, stoked!!!
  • 1 0
 Great work Ben! Interesting to hear the reality from your perspective. Good luck on Saturday
  • 1 0
 Woop- great work Cathro! Killing it. So stocked you are racing after all your hard work. Have fun for the next race!!
  • 1 0
 @ben-cathro I heard that beetroot is great for DOMS. Great work getting down in one piece. Good luck for the next round.
  • 1 0
 Super impressed with Ben's result, but you can see in he's riding that he is very talented! Well done!
  • 2 0
 Lanky riders of the worlddd, unite and take overrrr
  • 1 0
 Do people not wear DH armour / 'pressure-suit' style armour in WC DH racing?
  • 1 0
 Amazing Ben! Only just watched the race, so stoked to see you qualified and put down a clean run.
  • 2 0
 Go Ben!
  • 2 0
 Well done Ben!
  • 2 0
 Well done Ben! Smile
  • 2 0
 The boy done good
  • 1 0
 Awesome, well done Ben, great vid!
  • 1 0
 wow so wholesome...i got nervous watching this, can't lie!
  • 1 0
 So stoked for you Ben, do you have enough points now?
  • 1 0
 Congrats Cathro. You're a legend.
  • 1 0
 Beat Mulally and lots of good talent. Great ride Ben, impressed
  • 1 0
 such an inspiration for us tall fellas!
  • 1 0
 happy for you! flat track, but the rocks look terrifying!
  • 1 0
 Keep it up Cathro ! Love your work
  • 1 0
 Good work Ben!
  • 1 0
 Well done! Congrats!
  • 6 6
 good for ben
  • 29 0
 first time I have seen the outside+ sign...... more to come I am sure
  • 12 0
 @O1D4: barf
  • 2 0
 @O1D4: shit man. I just hope they will keep Cathro
  • 1 0
 @O1D4: Would be less shit if all the benefits were available to those outside the US as well...

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