Video: Sam Hill's Winning Run at Meribel

Aug 26, 2014
by Karl Burkat  


#OnTheHunt - Team CRC/Nukeproof - Meribel



61 Comments

  • 75 1
 One of the best things to happen in World Cup DH recently is allowing a few riders to wear a Gopro each race. It really gives such an amazing perspective as to how fast these guys ride. He was absolutely flying through the course! I love it! Great race Sam! Good luck at worlds.
  • 3 0
 so only a few are allowed? how does that work?
  • 4 0
 The UCI bans use of cameras on race and qually runs, but can choose select riders to wear one each race. So basically they pick the guys they expect to podium each time.
  • 2 0
 By having that rule / policy, the UCI controls all POV footage from race day. No surprise there.
  • 2 3
 I kinda feel bad for the ones that have them as they catch air when mounted on helmet etc.
  • 4 0
 Sam didn't seem to be suffering any adverse affects in terms of aerodynamics!
  • 3 1
 i wonder how much go pro had to pay that UCI allows the were of pov cams
  • 2 2
 Does anyone know if worlds will be live streamed?
  • 5 0
 I usually do not google for other people but here you go ...

live.redbull.tv/events/372/2014-uci-mountain-bike-and-trials-world-championships-dhi
  • 1 0
 Thanks Jim I appreciate it
  • 2 0
 Didnt won the overall but winning on what everybody says is the best and true dh track of the whole season is indeed something. Just solid riding...nevermind the sizes nor being clipped or not . congrats mr Hill.
  • 20 0
 Beast mode.
  • 17 1
 possibly the fastest run ive ever seen on a trail like this
  • 12 1
 The speed into the Shimano right hander (from open into forest - beginning of third split) is definitely much faster than the other helmet cam footage on PB. Oh, and the bottom section looks sped up Big Grin
  • 7 4
 If your going to wear clips don't even bother
  • 7 3
 If you're thinking of wearing clips, don't even bother Razz
  • 3 4
 Clips hate him
  • 3 1
 Haters gonna hate
  • 18 1
 Potatoes gonna potate
  • 1 0
 @2:45? Pretty sure I would've died there.
  • 9 3
 Let's see, "perhaps the best track of the year", and it's a NEW track. UCI, shouldn't it be a little tougher for a brand new track to come in and be better than all our other world cup tracks? Perhaps you should look into why a new track could beat out all the others? Maybe it shouldn't have been this easy?

(*michael scott excited voice* "THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID")

Great job Hill. Flat pedals win medals.
  • 6 0
 They're lucky that they had this many tracks step up. From what I understand it costs quite a bit of $ to host a UCI DH event.
  • 3 0
 It's not a new track. New to the works cup, sure, but that fiesnt mean much. There are hundreds of tracks around the world that would be race ready. It's just a matter of who puts in a bid. Focus on the good things, like Hill shredding the field again!!
  • 9 0
 looks like sam mechanic forgot to install brakes on bike
  • 5 0
 Insane run course looks so good. The entry speed at 2:45 on the gopro footage is just ridiculous, looked so steep and gnarly even on the coverage which never gives a true impression of what its actually like in real life.
  • 5 0
 My heart speeds up so fast just watching this!
  • 4 0
 1:44 : Hill taking the inside line... in midair. He just about touched the tape on his way down!
  • 3 0
 Damn, he overshot the gap over the stream, which almost noone was attempting
  • 5 1
 Keep calm kids, do not try to ride like this.
  • 4 0
 If I WERE to commit suicide, it would be in the form of trying to ride EXACTLY like Sam Hill. I wouldn't have made it past the road gap...I promise. Smile
  • 3 0
 My Gawd....that was the definition of "just point it downhill and go"....especially through those tech forest sections.
  • 2 0
 After such a run, I understand why Sam Hill seemed to consider logical to climb directly on the hot seat... Amazing performance, congratulations mate !
  • 4 0
 The crowd goes insane when he crosses the finish! Epic!
  • 3 0
 thats one of the fastest most fun gnarly looking tracks I've seen on a go pro, and sam hill……f*ck!
  • 4 0
 A bike riding lesson for us all from one of the best ever!
  • 3 0
 Smoother than a snakes belly. Sam has taken his riding to next level and beyond.
  • 3 0
 If only he had been wearing a GoPro at Val Di Sole in 2008! Would LOVE to see his POV on that race run.
  • 1 0
 For sure, the quintessential Sam Hill run. Absolutely bonkas!
  • 4 1
 3:41 GoPro on a camera? Insert Cameraception comment
  • 2 0
 Holy crap. It almost looks like its been put on fast forward. Good on ya sam.
  • 3 0
 What in the name of Sam Hill?

That's fast...
  • 2 0
 If you want to race this is 101 on tight corners he hes the master and looks like Josh he is learning that.
  • 1 0
 I think that run was more of a post-graduate level course on riding tight lines.
  • 2 0
 Good to see the camera man at the end was prepared, just in case he needs a camera, he's got a camera on his camera.
  • 3 1
 Pulse faster than a demo ! Great result, can't wait for next year.,
  • 6 1
 Well you can wait till next year. I'm waiting in 2 weeks for the World Championship Smile
  • 2 0
 I could do that... except for the cycling bits, those look insane :-)
  • 2 1
 How many times do you think he touched brakes?
  • 3 0
 After the 2nd split? Not until he crossed the finish.
  • 1 0
 Listen and you can hear the little squeals as he deftly fingers the lever.
  • 1 0
 Damn my eyes can't even keep up how fast He is going
  • 1 0
 Was that on fast forward or have I just witnest a pure speed demon.......
  • 1 0
 Finally!
  • 1 0
 Beast!!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit!!! Insanity!!!
  • 1 0
 That's was insane
  • 1 0
 Wow
  • 1 0
 BALLIN'.......
  • 1 0
 Bad Ass!!! So fast
  • 2 2
 I swear he would have saved a second without that thing on his head....
  • 4 4
 such fast so win

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