Video: Fabien Cousinié's 3rd Place POV from Racing One of the World's Longest Flow Trails

Jan 22, 2023
by UR Team  




The Coro1200 race lets you descend from the top of Coronet Peak in Queenstown NZ to the valley floor, non-stop in one race run. This year, the race took the new Upper Rude Rock track, then the
classic Rude Rock and for the race, the brand new Upper Hot rod just got opened to the racer and finally connected to the finish using Lower Hot Rod. These trails put together make one of the best and probably one of the longest flow trails in the world. Cole Lucas took the win, 2nd Bradley Harris and the run above was from Fabien Cousinié taking 3rd overall and 1st master.






bigquotesIncredible job! All of these trails are amazing in their own right but putting them together in a race run is definitely a different ball game, It felt like a mix of Megavalanche and endurance pump track. A big thanks to the QMTC team for putting these awesome events together and a huge thanks to everyone who is behind the creation of all those new trails.Fabien Cousinié



PC: Hoshi Yoshida


Coronet Peak Ski & Mountain Bike Park mountain biking trails




25 Comments

  • 18 0
 So...how long is it?
  • 8 0
 according to the Trailforks map, 7 miles/11.2km
  • 14 0
 Don't remember the source but have heard whispers it's one of the longest in the world.
  • 9 0
 @mi-bike: that’s what my wife’s never said.
  • 20 0
 @chubby5000: Yes she has, just not to you!
  • 3 0
 I don't know but I got tired watching it.
  • 3 0
 Top is 5300ft bottom is 1500 feet! Drops 3800ft that is a huge descent.
  • 10 0
 Couscous Royal!!!
  • 5 0
 That was the best "flow' trail I've seen. Pure speed. Looks super fun and tiring.
  • 5 0
 Now THAT's how you lean a bike!
  • 4 0
 I did this race... my lower back still hurts
  • 1 0
 That is awesome. Was just dreaming about Coronet Peak this morning.
Is it possible to ski/snowboard that route in the winter? I recall years ago someone skiing A-Line during our off season.
  • 2 0
 Pretty rare that this would be skiable, maybe just after a decent snow fall, but at that point the gradient would be far too shallow.

Coronet is a really fun ski field though, lots of lumps and bumps and hidden stashes, and because it's 99% grass you can ski it after about 30cm without worrying about rocks.
  • 5 1
 Too dry for me
  • 6 4
 eh. after living in the western US for a while and then riding on the east coast US the last two months, I'll take the dry trails over wet roots and leaves any day.
  • 7 1
 @blackercanyons: BLASPHEMY !!
  • 2 0
 The grass is definitely greener on the other side. Or the trails are flowier.
  • 1 0
 I got to ride rude rock in extreme wind and rain once. The dirt was unreal but nearly blew off track by the wind!
  • 1 0
 5620 in revy is 14km, one continuous descending machine built flow trail
  • 1 0
 with all the brake bumps in there, I would consider 5620 to be a technical trail lol
  • 1 0
 Duuuuuuude!!!
  • 1 1
 filmed on a potato…
  • 5 0
 I think you're *watching* it on a potato. You tuber... The rest of us was smart enough to choose the playback quality.
  • 4 0
 The key to a crisp potato chip is to soak the thinly sliced potatoes in a cold brine solution. Dry, then fry. You have to remove the starch.
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