Video: Iago Garay Styles His Way Down The Pinkbike Hot Lap

Oct 29, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  

The formula doesn't get any simpler: one racer, one track, and a stopwatch. In our case, the racer is a mountain biker, our track is a rooty and rocky descent, and the clock is a Freelap timing system that doesn't lie. Last year saw Sam Hill and Miranda Miller, along with a bunch of other really fast people, throw down Pinkbike Hot Lap times, and we're back for the second season with a new track and new racers for 2019.

Iago Garay is known for his unique style on the bike but does steeze equal speed? He takes on the Pinkbike Hot Lap to find out.

The Track

The second season of Hot Laps sees us move to Cakewalk, a classic Squamish descent that has a good mix of roots and rocks, as well as plenty of different lines to choose from. And just to keep everyone honest, there are even a few brief climbs to make sure the mountain stays in mountain biking.


  • 50 1
 Get Richie Rude on the Hot Lap!
  • 15 2
 + Martin Maes
  • 60 1
 @cvoc: richie & martin on a tandem
  • 2 1
 @rocky-mtn-gman: Chainless!
  • 2 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman: But who would be faster?
  • 8 1
 @lRaphl: smoking crack!!
  • 1 0
 Yes please
  • 2 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman: Seriously, could we get Jackson and Rose Green down it on their tandem? They may beat Mike's time :-)
  • 3 0
 @funkendrenchman: duh, whoever sits in front Smile
  • 1 0
 Richie Rude 8 Ball Lap
  • 33 0
 C'mon, @mikelevy! The pros are getting slower! Get on your own bike and give it a go!
  • 88 2
 I think that a Mike/Mike showdown on the Hot Lap on their bike of choice should be the thrilling conclusion of the Field Test.
  • 10 1
 @MarcusBrody: I agree.

Also why is an Eight Ball lap not mandatory for all pros, by far the most interesting race with the race.
  • 7 0
 "Hot Lap for PinkDog." Love it! We're ready for the spin-off website. Make it happen, PB.
  • 9 2
 The Privateer needs to do this
  • 14 1
 Rumour has it that Adam was seen on Cakewalk recently...
  • 11 3
 @jasonlucas: like 20 minutes back?
  • 5 0
  • 3 3
 1 sec advantage for every minute of my existence his videos have wasted, and he still last.
  • 6 0
 Conditions looked mint.
  • 2 1
 Oh my how things have changed, when that trail was new the rock at 4:10 was a stunt, now its just the fast line.. video doesn't do it justice its a steep rock face with a GAP in the middle of it.
Ah he got messed up on the off camber jank before the bridge near the bottom, that gets most everyone, shouldn't get the pros though.
  • 4 0
 Not enough people are game enough to ride the track on the Brodie....
  • 5 0
  • 2 0
 very nice and chill character. Still amazing to watch Iago ripping those techy trails!
  • 4 1
 Brendog would flip it
  • 1 1
 would be great to just see them do a hot lap on a trail they never rode before and have to react.
  • 1 0
 Usually not worth a World Cup rider getting a season ending injury for our benefit.
  • 1 0
 Where the ladies at PB...?

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