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Video: CathroVision Track Walk - Vallnord World Cup DH 2019
Jul 3, 2019
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Ben Cathro takes a look at the 2019 Vallnord World Cup track and sees more of Rachel Atherton's leg than he was expecting.
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Vallnord Bike Park
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Vallnord World Cup Dh 2019
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(Jul 3, 2019 at 14:59)
Ben for Prime Minister. Vote here >>>>>
(Jul 3, 2019 at 16:37)
With quotes like "downhill still the one for me", he has my vote.
(Jul 3, 2019 at 22:18)
Big mistake in this vid everyone. Tracey Hannah is the series leader, not Rachel Atherton as stated. Apologies for the Error!
(Jul 3, 2019 at 23:17)
Perhaps a sit down chat video with Sven,
. That guy had some crazy good insight on how riders build their runs.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 3:46)
The only mistake in your vids is that hat mate!
(Jul 4, 2019 at 10:20)
: Admitting to mistakes? Maybe you don’t have the makings of a British PM after all. In all seriousness good work though mate.
(Jul 3, 2019 at 19:29)
Eddie sat in third overall EWS, doesn't want to give that up and GT currently doesn't have Maes so it's probably resting a bit on Wyn's shoulders to carry through some results for them in the enduro scene. Just my theory
(Jul 4, 2019 at 5:11)
Wyn said he likes to ride his bike and he does that more at an EWS than at a DH WC on a track that he has ridden on many times before.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 6:15)
: That's the excuse! More like it's easier as Ben says
(Jul 4, 2019 at 7:07)
: Combination of both? I mean after all those years riding DH WC I can see what he likes about riding new venues every race.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 11:15)
: I wouldn't say its easier..if you didn't do the training for an EWS race you wont enjoy it, at a DH race some riders still can get away with it if its a steep track. While it is a sick track, I've raced Vallnord more than 7 times already so why not check out somewhere new, and get more than 48mins of riding in for a weekend.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 14:01)
: fair enough, And thanks for the info!
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:38)
: EWS courses will destroy most "riders". There are sections that are no easier than can be found in a UCI DH course. The catch is that those tough sections are thrown into the middle of natural, narrow trails and occur when riders are drained of energy. On top of that, EWS riders wear much less protection because of the stamina required across the long day so bombing into the difficult sections is even more of a mental game than in DH where all protection is being worn. I'd go as far as to say that, with all things weighed in, EWS is more difficult than UCI DH.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 15:15)
: it sounds like you mean ews courses are more difficult. I don't think I've seen or read anything that talks about it being more difficult in general - you have to have a different kind of fitness and manage your effort over a longer time, but youre going slower and riding further from the limit. It's not coincidence that a lot of the top riders were previously DH riders.
(Jul 3, 2019 at 15:30)
Cathro is back, WC DH weekend starts now.
(Jul 3, 2019 at 14:48)
Well Ben, you`re doing it on purpose with that cap, aren`t you? I`m gonna send you a straw hat with a MIPS system. You`ll love it ;-)
(Jul 3, 2019 at 23:55)
Ben whats with the finger at 2:28? Are you somehow sending us a message ;-)
(Jul 4, 2019 at 0:06)
a well established track, and the live footage only starts half way down. Come on RB. Does not bode well for the new DH track in the US where the bits of track that really matter, are in the woods.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:32)
Cathro talking shit about Wyn and Eddie... You know, the guys who are actually riding their bikes instead of making videos of whispering. Not a smart move.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 9:11)
Someone get this man a hat sponsor
(Jul 4, 2019 at 19:43)
Rachybox fanboys getting some goods
(Jul 3, 2019 at 23:44)
YES! Thank you
Always look forward to your vids, cheers
(Jul 4, 2019 at 6:51)
I guess he cant lose the hat now, its too famous.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 5:39)
Ben, you are very very good at what you do.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 1:17)
This dudes a dude... love him
(Jul 4, 2019 at 13:38)
Congrats to Cathro not having Wyn there being more entertaining.
(Jul 4, 2019 at 4:47)
Good stuff Cathro!!!
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