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Go behind the scenes during Vali Höll's outstanding years as a Junior, her first injury at World Championships in Leogang, and finishing second in her first World Cup as an Elite after a crash in the final corner.
|Growing up in the Austrian mountains and surrounded by bike trails from a young age, Vali Höll was dubbed the 'Austrian Bike Wonderkid', with many predicting a great career ahead of her. From the age of 13 her talent for downhill mountain bike racing was undeniable and in an unusual (for her age) industry move, she signed a six-year sponsorship contract with a German bike manufacturer YT Industries.|
While excelling in the mountain world bike world, find out how the 19-year-old dealt with the pressure of balancing school, life and the World Cup circus under her bike helmet in the Red Bull TV documentary Past–Present–Future.—Red Bull
Read the accompanying interview with Red Bull here
Also...I recall thinking while watching the actual race (not in reference to Vali specifically):
"And all he had to do was turn left."
"I'm not an ambi-turner. It's a problem I had since I was a baby. I can't turn left."
"...that's nothing to be ashamed of. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who can't turn...I mean, there have got to be some people out there just like you who can't...turn...turn...left."
[Though I assume the riders don't find this reference amusing]
Last time my wife and I were too shy to approach her because she looked to focused.
So dude with a black/red Slayer screaming like the first row of a Take That concert "Vali my hero"...that would be me
Also not a fan of Redbull as a drink but you can't possibly say anything wrong with how they use their resources to support their athletes. They have probably the world best facilities for training and recovery any mtb athlete can possibly have access to and they are committed to help and support their people. That pushes the sport to the next level.
I like Vali, but i think she have to show us more than "almost wins".
She would be dominant this year had she been on 26" wheels all last winter and all this year. Those big wheels are what caused her crashes, too high of center of gravity for somebody that short.
But so glad she isn't with YT anymore. They obviously only market to the white male YTrash segment of the sport. They basically only supplied her with frames and let her go when she actually wanted to get paid.
Double crown is crazy
✅Sponsored by Outside Magazine.
Your claims to be affiliated with Outside Magazine are a little strange.
My prediction? Lifetime ban for you coming soon from Outside Magazine, the people you claim to work for! LOL
"✅Sponsored by Outside Magazine."
I do agree with your choice, however, because committing Commenter Suicide is the only honorable thing you can do at this point.