Video: Claudio's Course Preview - Lenzerheide

Jul 1, 2015
by Red Bull Bike  







141 Comments

  • + 268
 Hope marcelo gutierrez appreciates the constructive criticism of his run lol
  • + 23
 @poah Marcelo and Claudio must take a colombian cup of coffe to talk about the fastest line of this course. Everyday we have sometime new to learn. Go Marcelo ¡¡
  • + 154
 Perhaps he did not wanted to show his secret lines on the course preview?
  • + 15
 My thoughts as well dustybikes
  • + 15
 it's completely lost on you isn't it, the lack of seriousness in my post.
  • + 3
 theres no mulligans in claudio-ville
  • + 3
 Honesty is the best policy
  • - 2
 @dustybikes: I was thinking the same thing, man...
  • + 137
 If I was as happy as Claudio, I would be so happy
  • + 17
 brake bu-bu-bu-bumpss hahahaha
  • + 3
 Ss-s-s-ssssssiiiiidddeeeeewaaaaaayyysss! A hahaha
  • + 110
 haven't watched it yet, but probably the highlight of my day.
  • + 10
 get the popcorn ready!
  • + 104
 Now that it's legal in the U.S. Claudio, will you marry me! I love that guy!
  • + 6
 ^ ha lol
  • + 1
 He'd make a legit hetero life partner
  • + 78
 What did the ecologist want???!!! :-D
  • + 22
 To not have the race run on the topsoil of the off camber section before the rock garden. So they had to scrape the soil off will have to replace it afterwards.
  • + 29
 bu-bu-bu-bu-bumps
  • + 10
 Crazy dudes, these ecologists.
  • + 3
 @bazzlebrush thanks dude! Wanted to know what the ecologists wanted
  • + 64
 Siiiiidddewwwaaaayysss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 haha, the highlight of the preview for me.
  • + 1
 Claudio took Tippie's "I WANNA SEE THEM SIDEWAAAAYS" to heart this preview.
  • + 52
 This is going to be a good one, PB should do a DH fantasy league, miss it
  • + 33
 Lots of braking BABABABABA...bumps Big Grin
  • + 30
 Road Gap: "Oh no that wasn't scary....good fun!"
  • + 29
 i hope Brendog has a good run there
  • + 28
 This has to be the best track for Sam Hill to make a come back on?
  • + 23
 IDK, dry and dusty seems ideal for Team America
  • + 37
 Sam Hills home trails are all dry and dust.
  • + 11
 Gwin's are too. I live in the same city as him and it has looked just like this for the last year or so.
  • + 11
 Yeah Australia and Socal have very similar weather. It's was not uncommon in the past for Sam Hill to be training in Socal for the winter when the dirt is great and weather is cooled off, compared to his home in Aus that would be really hot and dry(summer time)
  • + 1
 is Sam running this weekend?
  • + 5
 Sam even has a trail named after him here in SoCal!
  • + 2
 Yes that is because his team manager at the time lived at the bottom of that trail so anytime Sam was in town you could bet on seeing him up there on the hill. From what I've read the trail was built before Sam ever came over but it kept his name since then.
  • + 7
 England looks like this too! it's currently the hottest July we've ever had I think!
  • + 5
 I hope he gave himself enough time to heal up!!
  • + 20
 The hottest day in England is an average day in Australia.
  • + 3
 The big adjustment on this track will be the steepness, not the dryness. Who has the balls to pin it?
  • + 1
 finally sam is back!
  • + 5
 I'm keen to see what Fearon does. After how well he did in Leogang and the conditions are similar to South Australia. I'm hoping he'll pull something huge.
  • + 7
 Sam kinda has the entire sport named after him... downHILL
  • + 24
 I win I win I win!!!
  • + 38
 I imagine Claudio saying this when he beats his kids at board games!
  • + 20
 I think they should put Claudio on a treadmill with e bike and throw some stuff to him , so he can become a better commentator!
  • + 20
 Race prediction: That second to last turn, the flat right hander, takes out at least one guy on pace for a top-5 run.
  • + 15
 Boring track my ass. Yeah i am sure claudio and peaty, two dh legends who have ridden more wc tracks than any of you are lying.
  • + 4
 Who said it was boring?...
  • + 12
 Just about everybody on the track overview pinkbike posted a few hours ago....
  • + 6
 No , one guy said it was boring , the rest just said it didn't look challenging for the pro's , but this footage changed my mind some what , looks pretty awesome
  • + 4
 Not just that post, actually all of the track building videos people bashed on it and said it was lame for months. And yes i agreed with you bigburd that it looked bike parkish and still does a little, but at race pace it turns into a whole new track. Also after some practice sessions i am sure it will get more interesting.
  • + 2
 looks pretty intense in spots to me!
  • + 34
 As a teenager I too watched films of others doing it and thought I had a feelign for how it's done, as a result developing my own ideas of what's rough and what isn't for whom. First touch with reality felt very awkward though and just like many theoreticians I failed to live up to my own expectations.
  • + 10
 Giggity
  • + 4
 Most WC tracks are going to look bikeparkish in places, but that's usually because they are. They're the easiest to hold races on, and there are only so many ways you can link the tech sections up over ski pistes.
  • + 9
 Raising hand.... I was one of the people. I said it looked boring. That may change on race day or as the riders get out on track but right now that's how I feel. But please understand that MDRipper is still talking a bit out of context. I never said the track it self was boring. These guys look like they are having a blast riding it and I would surely have trouble with it. But I was never talking about riding the track. I was talking from the point of view of a fan watching the best riders in the world ride it. And to me while its high speed, it doesn't look like its going to be that much of a challenge for the worlds best riders. And from a fans perspective that can be boring, regardless of how much fun the riders may be having on course.
  • - 1
 @WAKIdesigns I read "theoreticians" as "theorections"
  • + 11
 I knew a dude called Theo, he studied math and used to get involountary boners
  • + 13
 @WAKIdesigns Your first comment describes my lovelife.
  • + 2
 I remember going to a Grundig WC at Mt Snow c1998 and thinking "hey signing up for the DH race is like the cost of 2 lift tickets..." yeah that trail was a real eye opener. I must have walked about 75% of the technical stuff! Race day I knew where the spot to watch from was though - a big drop immediately into a hairpin. LOTS of crashes that day. Watching the pros, wow. Just wow.
  • + 2
 The challenge will be getting the best time on it.
  • + 1
 Good strategy to try and get the best time.
  • + 13
 A Claudio Haiku for you:
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He shall shred the course
On DH bike with wicked skills
Claudio will rock
  • + 11
 Sorry. Second line has eight syllables instead of the prescribed seven. Try again. Smile
  • + 10
 He's going SIIIIDEWAAAYS! Braking bu-bu-bu-bub-umps! He wins! He wins! WAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 Sideways, braking bumps
course preview Claudio "WAA"
big smile til race day!
  • + 2
 Claudio provides The race is gonna be sick Gwinny needs no chain
  • + 10
 Claudio course preview: check!
Now just waiting for June's fails of the month and this will be the perfect day.
  • + 9
 Claudio needs to start doing EWS course previews.... like all of it, so the video's hours long
  • + 10
 someone needs to workon their lines...
  • + 6
 Looks awesome and I, for one, love Claudio's commentary - it's real not some schtick or rehearsed BS. Can't wait - should be some killer shootouts among the top riders for both M & W.
  • + 6
 That is one awesomely sketchy track
  • + 6
 I want to ride with Claudio, but I'm sure he'd kick my butt.
  • + 6
 I want to ride with Claudio, the tears of laughter would help keep the contacts lubricated in dusty conditions. He seems to have a love for life that is infectious, I think we could all use more friends and riding buddies like him. Long live Claudio!
  • + 5
 This track actually looks like it's gonna be a real battle in the finals.
  • + 5
 SIDEEEEEEEWAYSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 5
 odds of Marcelo being on Gstaad Scott next year.....?
  • + 4
 Claudio's reviews just keep getting more fun to watch every time, great looking track, cant wait to see the racing on sunday
  • + 6
 Saturday Smile
  • + 3
 Those last few corners reminded me of Italy 2008 when Sam Hill blew out in the dry flats and still barely lost the race. Redemption!
  • + 4
 I feel proud of marcelo because he is latin american.. i hope to see more latin american in wc.. a Venezuelan for example =D
  • + 4
 what if RedBull had a video player that didn't suck?
  • + 4
 Short and intenze, as we like it!
  • + 2
 Pretty sure Claudio would have completely dusted Marcelo if he didn't stop and let him past that means he could possibly get a top 10 on race day. Claudio for president 2016!
  • + 3
 Lets not forget that Claudio had a hand in designing the track and knew lines Marcelo wouldn't that early in practice. There should be no questions that Claudio is legit on a bike though.
  • + 4
 ...BUT WHAT DID THE ECOLOGIST WANT!?!?
  • + 3
 did he just said VIVA LA GRECIA, CACCA LA CAMICIA? in italian: viva Greece, shit the shirt !
  • + 5
 "la grischa" is the romansh word for "Graubünden" and is the region in which Lenzerheide is placed in.
the hole phrase is in romansh, one of the four official languages spoken in (little) switzerland.
you got that second part right, but nope, it has nothing to do with greece...
  • + 1
 thank you pascalchristen, i have to admit my ignorance for the first part of what he said, but i can confirm the second: "cacca la camicia :-D"
  • + 2
 thanks man!!! in this difficult times when everybody talks about Greece... I thought Claudio gave his public support eheheh ! viva la grischa !!! cacca la camischa for ever !!!
  • + 3
 wow.. nice track, full of close apart features and plenty of line choices.. cant wait for saturday's final Smile
  • + 1
 "Focus Claudio focus we have to pin it on this one" *Air time...... OH YES IT WORKED! IT WORKED, IT WORKED!,HAHAHAHA WOOOOOHOOOOO #Bestcommentaryever
  • + 2
 After 10 seconds of seeing them riding, my only thought was: I love that track.
  • + 3
 This is going to be one hell of a race come saturday
  • + 3
 Gwin for a course preview w Claudio.
  • + 2
 When he says "naked asses down there" he sounded like Arnie

"Get to da choppa!"
  • + 2
 good short track, they should be able to get cameras all the way down, rather than missing half the run
  • + 3
 Proper downhill track, I like it!
  • + 2
 Whenever i watched Claudio's coarse preview i always do this:

Watch the video first
read the comments after
Aaand laugh
  • + 3
 Or watch the video first whilst laughing, then read the comments whilst laughing, then laugh some more for the fun of it.
  • + 3
 "....and now were going into insane mode!" Haha!
  • + 2
 This is so cal dry and dusty style! Gwin should be right at home on this course!
  • + 2
 I think that could be his best ever preview!
  • + 2
 "I win! I win! I Win! I Win!" hahahaha
  • + 1
 ANOTHER ROAD GAP COMING UP SCARRY!!!! ,NOT TOO SCARRY ACTUALLY??? ..........
  • + 2
 Sooooo stoked for the race!!!
  • + 2
 "And now the COMPREEESSSIIIONN!"
  • + 3
 Best yet!
  • + 1
 That last right hander is gonna ruin someones day ssiiddeeewaaayyyssssss!
  • + 1
 Wcdh, f1, tour de France, America's b'day, ..ya proly gna be a good weekend!
  • + 1
 If Sam is going to ride and not just watch this one it will be wild, I can imagine a lot of drifting from everyone....
  • + 1
 Claudio, you are crazy Big Grin Big Grin
  • - 1
 The helmetcam is great, but switching to the chestcam all the time is really annoying, sorry Claudio but I switched it off in the middle, just too frustrating.
  • + 1
 Well,,,,,,that is all I have to say,,,
  • + 1
 Insane mode on!! hahah love it...
  • + 1
 Claudio does Brendan's line Redbull Rampage Course Preview?
  • + 1
 Looks like a bike park a lot of it
  • + 1
 I've already watched it thrice, I'm in the mood for Saturday's WC!
  • + 1
 "short and intense, just how we like it" lol
  • + 1
 Claudio in the morning beats any cup of coffee!
  • + 1
 what time is the race EST ?
  • + 2
 SIDEWAYS!
  • + 1
 4:53 I burst out laughing
  • + 1
 IM going sideeeeewayyys !!!!
  • + 1
 Claudio is my favorite charachter!
  • + 1
 Lots of brake buuuuuuuumps ;-)
  • + 1
 "Good fun!!" That was a sweet course preview. Very vocal haha.
  • + 1
 YES I WONNN!! haha
  • + 1
 Like it.
  • + 1
 nothing compares
  • + 0
 At 5:04, change that logo from GoPro to Claudio
  • + 0
 I want Claudio to read my eulogy!
  • + 1
 SIIIIIDEEWAYYSSS!!
  • + 0
 I wish Claudio could do the narrative for my life.
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