Video: Every Line Looks Terrible - Inside the Tape at Leogang

Jun 11, 2022
by Pinkbike Originals  

Which of the options are the least worst though? Cathro's here to get you inside the tape at round 3 of the UCI Downhill World Cup in Leogang.

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Where would pb be withou you ; )
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