Video: Highlights from the European DH Cup - Round 1 Maribor

Apr 22, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

Maribor provided some flat out racing over the weekend with riders tackling the loose and rooty course. Many of the top elite riders were in attendance to get some extra practice on the course before the World Cup this weekend.


25 Comments

  • + 38
 I really like how my hair looks in this one, mates!
  • + 12
 That blokes crash looked hectic. He did well to roll away from that.
  • + 8
 Is that blokes name really Daveboy? What a f*cking legend!
  • + 6
 Heres to everyone staying rubber side down and hauling ass
  • + 1
 +1. These girls and guys are rapid.
  • + 3
 Track looks great! Can't wait! Keep it going guys! Hope everyone stays healthy and strong this season.
  • + 3
 Refreshing lack of cowbells.
  • + 1
 And, more important, chainsaws!
  • + 2
 Glad I watched that, got as good a shot of Phil Atwils new cube as the promo shots.
  • + 3
 GO ON DANNY SOOOOOOOON!
  • + 1
 Come on chuck let keep this up and bring it to the world cup.
#HarrisonreppingMerica
  • + 1
 I really can't wait to watch Vali, Tahnee and Rachel battle for the championship in a couple years.
  • + 2
 Rachel will probably be retired by then.. Vali was still was down 2.1 on Hannah so while I think she will dominate, she is still learning.
  • + 2
 rooooooots
  • + 0
 I still donĀ“t get it... why the same venue one weekend before... where is the surprise effect?
  • + 1
 It won't be completely the same. There will be changes/different lines.
  • + 1
 ????
  • + 1
 Where is Rachel?
  • + 2
 she was at revo bike park on Friday on her new bike, had a good chat with her and she was really friendly to talk to, so I guess she will be out there later this week
  • + 1
 Sick
  • + 1
 @mark3: Are they that reachable?, I mean, I have never had the experience of talk with a pro, I was just guessing they were like, unapproachable and shit.
  • + 2
 @HopeFbn: trying to sell bikes, gotta be cool with us weekend types
  • + 1
 She doesn't need the UCI points probably
  • + 8
 @HopeFbn:

I stopped Brook MacDonald as he was entering Crankworx Rotorua to ask him about his collarbone break last year. He was happy to spend a couple of minutes discussing our different healing processes, and was very friendly even though he probably had somewhere to be.
I also swapped a few words with Martin Maes as he was riding between stages at the EWS race. Again, super chill and easy to talk to.
Later in the day I hopped in behind and followed the 50:01 crew down a trail... Sam Dale, Josh Lewis, Craig Evans and a couple of others, chatting a bit mid track while one of them picked himself up off the ground. FYI, those guys are stupid fast even when they are just mucking about.

They're just people at the end of the day, and they love riding their bikes, same as us.
  • + 1
 @teebeeess: oh man that is really great to hear. Kind of lame the stuff that happens here locally. There are not that many "pro" riders in my country, but some of them that have some support from few brands, they treat you like shit, and they feel like they deserve admiration and nothing else from everyone. So, hearing this, makes me feel good. I hope some day be able to just say hello to some of the riders, and at least get a hello back.

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