Video: Ben Cathro's POV Preview of the Fast & Loose Maribor World Cup Course

Aug 13, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  

Ben Cathro is back racing World Cup DH for the first time in a long while. Jump on board as he takes us down the Maribor World Cup track.

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58 Comments

  • 126 1
 As expected, Cathro does a great preview.
  • 17 1
 What an epic and insightful track preview.
  • 17 1
 This was great and definitely something we have been missing as race fans but I can't decide if I like his or Claudio's better... Ben's was definitely more informative but Claudio's were hilarious and more relatable for us mortals lol. Six of one, half a dozen of the other I suppose.
  • 5 1
 Indeed. Dude is a top tier information commentator.
  • 3 0
 Wow! I can’t decide if I like Claudio, Gee or Cathro best for course previews...
  • 4 1
 I'd take Cathros or Gee's any day of the week over Claudios personally @Richt2000:
  • 36 0
 Awesome to see Ben at the races. Super stoked hes back at it! Only thing missing is a neon pink orange and a black skin suit... those were the days.
  • 6 0
 Running 2.8 minions
  • 1 0
 PVC for the win.
  • 20 0
 No Cathro on Fantasy league??
  • 19 2
 you might have more faith in Cathro than Cathro has in Cathro for this one.
  • 8 0
 the bottom half of that rock garden is going to make and break the run ...doable...doable...got this...oh s**t...


good luck Ben!


..Also, why not finish in the grass? was there a reason for it? seems moving it further down doesn't add much other than a step down and some pavement
  • 2 0
 I guess if it rains hard the finish area being on hard standing makes things a lot easier for the TV crew?
  • 5 0
 @Patrick9-32: makes sense...but if it rains, that pavement corner into the finish is going to be like ice (especially with a little dirt/mud on top from riders coming in)....organizers are going to have to set some hay barrels up to catch riders who slide out
  • 3 0
 @SATN-XC: Or maybe they'll build an emergency berm.
  • 2 0
 @SATN-XC: Yeah, I would not want to hit a 90 degree corner on wet tarmac with mud spikes clogged with grass at race pace. @IanJF is right, a berm would be needed.
  • 3 0
 @IanJF: berm should be there regardless of conditions, much better way to finish off that corner
  • 6 0
 @IanJF: like a berm that isn't there during practice then is there during the race...
  • 10 0
 Fantastic commentry as always!
  • 5 0
 So good, Gee is great at course previews too, Claudio as well. Nice to get different people out there. Go get'em Cathro, make the Big Show on Sunday!!!!
  • 4 2
 Nothing against G-man but I find it more relatable & entertaining watching riders just trying to make it down in one piece & making mistakes along the way (Claudio's sound effects were the best). Cathro is also just so darn likeable... GOOD LUCK BEN!
  • 3 0
 Is there somewhere I can look to see where these events will be streaming so I can watch them? Do you guys already post that in some article announcing the races?
  • 17 0
 All the world cups (XC and DH) stream on red bull TV, it's free and awesome.
  • 2 0
 @naisemaj: Nice thanks!
  • 4 0
 Yes Cathro! Rooting for ya.
  • 3 0
 They should let Cathro ride in the big show no matter what, just for the commentary on conditions on race day!
  • 1 0
 the way people are dropping...everyone may get a chance
  • 4 0
 Keep it up noodle ! Great stuff !
  • 5 1
 Cathro the best presenter!
  • 1 0
 Ben, I'd really like to hear your take on why so many crashes leading to hospitalization happening on this track. Almost can't believe the names..... You rode this, is it that bad?
  • 3 0
 The original Hightower on track yes!
  • 3 0
 Cathro for the win! Send It!
  • 3 0
 Wish I could remove my lid that quick!
  • 3 0
 Great to see you qualified Big Ben
  • 3 0
 Good work Ben, cheers!
  • 2 0
 Any post here in PB about Ben Cathro’s bike check?
  • 3 0
 Ben is the man
  • 3 2
 has to put camera on his bike for the UK DH but for a UCI WC its fine on the helmet. really bizarre
  • 1 0
 maybe just for practice runs? (I know nothing on the matter)
  • 1 0
 @SATN-XC: iirc you can mount it on your helmet during practice but not during competition.
  • 2 0
 be crazy to actually see a dry track and race for once!
  • 1 0
 I keep saying Ben is a solid chap for sure!

I always look forward to his comments and previews Wink

more more more Smile
  • 1 0
 Looks like an awesome track! Thanks for the preview Ben can't wait for the race!
  • 2 1
 Mate that was Epic! you have to keep doing these. On par with Cloudios efforts back in the day! BIG BEN for President!!!!
  • 1 0
 That was sick. Giving all the course free back in real time was the best part. Let’s go!
  • 2 0
 That track looks so fun
  • 1 0
 Going to be fun, cannot wait to watch some racing!
  • 2 0
 Give it Laldy big man.
  • 2 1
 Give that man a Mercedes and a red bull, well done!
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah Ben! Now if we could just add you to our DH fantasy team :-)
  • 1 0
 Great stuff Ben - and good luck as always...
  • 1 0
 Great preview, best of luck Ben!
  • 1 0
 Looks fun!
  • 1 0
 Love it. Top man!
  • 1 1
 Total Cathro Quality what a geezer.
  • 1 0
 Quality…
  • 2 4
 This is certainly a step up from that screaming potato Claudio.

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