Video: Reece Wilson's POV Course Preview of the Val di Sole World Champs Downhill Track

Aug 26, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesLet the battle for the stripes commence. The 2021 UCI MTB World Championships kicks off this week in Val Di Sole, Italy and who better to show us down the track than current World Champ, Reece Wilson.Red Bull Bike



67 Comments

  • 148 1
 and he flew there with his Cessna! Amazing!
  • 30 0
 I hope this landing was better than his Les Gets landing.
  • 4 0
 Tha pleign, boss....the pleign!
  • 6 0
 Reece is our new Claudio for bla bla previews. Thanks!!!
  • 4 0
 Here for the Reece wallsons comments.
  • 62 0
 We appreciate the vid Reece. By the way loved your recent whistler trip video.
  • 1 0
 damn that was a nice video
  • 36 0
 that wood pigeon needs to get off his shoulder.
  • 7 0
 I thought he was being chased down track by a turkey but your are correct, 100% pigeon
  • 2 0
 Just watched Dak Norton's and I think he was Clark Griswold with a dog tied to his bumper:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fncummlPe2o

"DOG KILLER!"
  • 16 0
 a word that doesn't come to mind when describing the track: flow
  • 11 0
 It's Flat tyre territory. Someone better double up those inserts for Loris then!
  • 5 0
 And the video doesn't even remotely shows how steep that track is!
  • 3 0
 @SHREDWORX:



Uh...........CANADIAN TIRE. Made for Life in Canada.
  • 1 0
 Relentless tech/rock sections. That is gonna be a wicked race to watch.
  • 12 0
 Must be nice to know that you don't have to fix your own flat after each puncture.
  • 11 0
 ...or buy a new rim, eh.
  • 1 0
 Goes to show how expensive competition in this sport is, right? If you puncture and still ride on, you'll likely damage tire, rim and maybe even the tire insert.
  • 11 0
 Great vid-not a waste of a run for us fans!! Course looks downright savage.
  • 8 0
 I always wanted to ride one of these courses. I know I can't go at their speed but I wanted to try it. Now I know I would die if I attempted it and I no longer need to dream of travelling there.
  • 3 0
 Same, just to get an idea how it feels in real life. I would totally go OTB at around 2:28. Or even at 1:49, I really can't see a single line I would take, because I wouldn't have enough speed to gap that last rock.
  • 2 0
 Beech, Snowshoe, Windrock, Sugar mtn, - all great places to practice! Snowshoe had UCI world cup if I remember correctly. Windrock has the Tennessee National UCI DH every year. It's a lot of fun to go do the exact runs the pros ride!
  • 6 0
 some of the WC courses, i can kind of trick myself into thinking i could make it down.... Val di Sole? no f*cking way. can not believe how steep and chunky that course is.
  • 6 0
 Did he tuck an ocarina in his helmet before the run? Also, one of the few videos that truly does justice to how steep the course is. Best of luck!
  • 6 0
 It looks like he's riding straight down a cliff at some points
  • 2 0
 Yea, he suddenly picked up a hell lotta speed!
  • 5 0
 1:50 doesn't look huge but the skill to huck that rock into a corner and turn on a dime while landing. Insane.
  • 2 0
 1:52 the sound of that landing. Sounds like he destroyed the whole bike haha
  • 5 0
 The more I see of this Reece guy the more I like him....seems like a good dude.
  • 5 0
 Give Sam Hill a Iron Horse Sunday and let him do the preview 2008 style please
  • 3 0
 Hope he does well, he's such a seemingly cool person and he is so fast, Go on Reece!
  • 3 0
 Yes Reece! Get in there bud
  • 5 3
 C'mon now, Claudio never had trouble commentating whilst bombing down tracks. Just use a lot of curse words.
  • 7 0
 Claudio probably isn't going a fast as Reese
  • 4 0
 I was going to say he made it seem effortless, and then he goes "you guys have no idea how hard this is"... LOL
  • 1 0
 And he did it while crying with his eyes closed. Respect.
  • 3 0
 I'm not that familiar with world cup courses, but that was rough.
  • 3 0
 Come to Italy they said; dolce vita, they said.
  • 2 0
 It's all dolce vita until you get on two wheels in Italy.
  • 2 0
 "I'm all over the place guys, sorry" I don't know looked good to me certainly better than I could hope for.
  • 1 0
 A little rain shower just to keep the dust down would be fine?
But track looks good & rough!
  • 1 0
 We saw what a rainy Worldcup looks like last year.
  • 13 0
 Do you really want Warner yelling about slippery wet black snakes for two hours? Because that is what you will get.
  • 1 0
 @PTyliszczak: No looks like may be just some light showers?
Until next week!
  • 2 0
 That course can be summed up with one four letter word. jank.
  • 2 0
 Accidently took Loris bike, Picks up a flat.
  • 1 0
 don't jinx the man!
  • 1 0
 His line choices would have better than mine....
  • 2 0
 Absolutely savage.
  • 1 0
 Sounds like he's being chased by Bubo the Mechanical Owl.
  • 1 0
 Reece Wilson or Reece Wallace? Wilson Wallace? Reece Reece?
  • 1 0
 What a nice track to test carbon rims!
  • 1 0
 Are those Turkeys chasing him while he's rippin' n talking?
  • 4 4
 No disrespect to Reece but it makes you appreciate how good Gee is at the course previews
  • 1 0
 The thumbnail is super cool seeing the bike on its side knobs like that.
  • 2 0
 Wallace Wallason
  • 1 0
 Thanks Reece! As the tea drinkers say, that track is mental!
  • 1 0
 can one of you change your name
  • 1 0
 REEEECE ! We appreciate the commentary and the insight. Good luck champ!
  • 1 0
 Reece with the Clangers as co-pilots
  • 1 1
 urban street lines?
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