Video: Brook Macdonald's POV Preview of the Les Gets World Cup Track

Jul 1, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotes"This is a proper downhill track" were the words echoing through Les Gets valley today as riders took to the loamy hillside for the first day of practice. Watch as Brook Macdonald takes us across the off-camber grass sections, over the slick roots and down the steep forests of the new Les Gets World Cup track.Red Bull Bike



49 Comments

  • 57 0
 I sure hope he was wearing his cup when he went off track. With balls that big you must have all the protection you can get.
  • 6 0
 Oh God as soon as he went over the markers I felt fear lol. I'll never forget hearing about that injury.
  • 6 0
 Flo Payet would like to give some words of advice....
  • 30 0
 Christ that was terrifying to watch.
Why wasn't he screaming like a girl as he drifted off track on that last jump?
Why wasn't he swearing more at all the clowns on bikes waiting in stupid places during that run.
Looking forward to the race though!
  • 3 0
 He just gave them "the look" no need to swear
  • 26 0
 that road gap to berm is going to be interesting to watch and I fear carnage will follow...
  • 2 0
 It has claimed and injured many podium contenders today apparently
  • 8 3
 @PTyliszczak: welp who could have predicted that. world cup tracks should be difficult but that whole setup looks dangerous.
  • 5 0
 @PTyliszczak: Wow those were proper crashes, that musty be scary as fook watching the landing disappear out of sight as you're heading to the nettles.
  • 2 0
 @Mugen: uh...it has? Who?
  • 2 0
 @PTyliszczak: Speaking of vital, anyone know why they didn't do slideshows for the ews last week?
  • 2 0
 The channel is in French, so I don't know what they are talking about, but the footage is good:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwPQgg62D8k
  • 3 4
 @PTyliszczak: What the f*ck. I get that it's a dangerous sport, but this seems downright reckless.
  • 1 0
 @nvranka: from the vital post: Cabirou out with a huge crash, Daprela injured his face again (not confirmed if on road gap) from the video it looks like possibly Vergier had a huge crash (trek rider for sure)
  • 2 0
 @Mugen: damn
  • 2 0
 Vital's raw footage is up. The road gap is messy as hell.
  • 1 0
 @withdignityifnotalacrity: road gap looks fine for the intended level. That muddy run in is making the entrance speed all sketch though. Should just lay a bit of decking with chicken wire on that turn. Easy enough let's see if the riders rep has something to say like with that finish jump that took Remi out a few years back.
  • 1 0
 @catweasel: I think I would be less worried about that gap if either the entrance or exit was safer. But hey, I ain't close to their level but when you can tell on camera that something looks sketchy, it is probably way worse in person.
  • 11 0
 If its muddy that off-camber section at 3:15 is gonna be crazy!
  • 3 0
 I was just about to say 3:15 made me wince. That tree comes up quick!
  • 8 0
 WATCH THE POLES! OMG so scared for him when he went off track at the end
  • 7 0
 Jesus christ brook I thought I was watching a Flo Payet helmet cam at the end there !
  • 5 0
 I love that it ends on a berm. it's not all about a drag race and scrubbing at the end like it so often is, there is a chance for something to happen all the way to the finish line here.
  • 3 0
 Just ask Steve Peat.
  • 2 0
 @B-Roadie: Brutal.
  • 4 0
 "This is a proper downhill track" were the words echoing through Les Gets valley today as riders took to the loamy hillside for the first day of practice."
—Red Bull Bike

What Loam? i see peanut butter.
  • 6 0
 Wow. Flying. Stoked to see him back to speed after such a gnarly injury
  • 5 0
 His line choice was excellent - up high, out of the ruts, inside, carrying speed on down. Sweet!
  • 5 0
 two words, seven letters:
Sam Hill
  • 3 0
 Good candidate for a chainless run... holy moly. That truly is a proper WC track...
  • 4 0
 but, but what about physics? what kind of sorcery was that?????
  • 3 0
 Hehe. Who didn't say "way, hey!" as he went off-line at the end?
  • 2 0
 I yelled FENCE!!! out loud :-)
  • 3 0
 Did he not get the Oakley contract?
  • 2 0
 Great riding. Video quality is so poor, it's hard to see the state of the soil.
  • 3 0
 BULLDOG!!!
  • 1 0
 Wheen brooks run it looks like a drag race..
  • 1 0
 Looks fast and wide open, going to be an interesting race!
  • 1 0
 What a track and what a rider, shit that was so cool
  • 1 0
 Peanut....Butter.....Wolf...
  • 1 0
 ahah it's gonna be carnage once again
  • 1 0
 That was awesome he should call him BULLDOZER. Smashing everything.
  • 1 0
 steep, slimy and crazy fast.....plain scary
  • 1 0
 When the GoPro looks steep AF, you know its steep.
  • 1 0
 A.f. Amen! And god bless.
  • 1 0
 This track looks like Downhill heaven! Slay it Brook!
  • 1 0
 F@king insane
  • 1 1
 Hell of an Accomplishment Keep up the good work and stay on 2 wheels.

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