Video: Track Walk with the Santa Cruz Syndicate - Maribor World Cup DH 2021

Aug 12, 2021
by Sarah Moore  


bigquotesNo such thing as a bad track in Slovenia. Doesn't exist.Lyle


bigquotesWhat an exciting bit of dirt we have been presented with in Pohorje. A whole heap of fresh sections; from new jumps out the start gate, lots of widely taped sections in the woods and then an asphalt, knee drag finish line - there's a lot to work with.

This is going to be one flat out race.
The Syndicate



25 Comments

  • 12 0
 Pavement on the last corner to finish?
Does not compute!
  • 3 0
 Yeah wtf is that?
  • 14 0
 @PTyliszczak: think of it as a horizontal rock slab?
  • 3 0
 @owl-X: They could just throw a wooden berm and some features on it like the EWS when they finish in town. A parking lot finish is boring
  • 2 0
 I think maybe they've done it to fit that last jump in. I guess it's better than that road sprint in Losinj. Things could get spicy if it's wet.
  • 2 0
 Surprised they didn't put the finish line at the bottom of the jump, right when the pavement starts and before it turns, looks like there'd still be plenty of space to run out. This is terrible placement as is.
  • 1 0
 Possibly a timing issue? I know some national bodies require a dh track to be x minutes long.... maybe this one was at the limit of what the UCI needs?
  • 1 0
 Like Peaty said, drag a knee..
  • 2 0
 @speedyjonzalas: What national cycling body would measure a track's length in time units, if speed is the variable on which the win is being contested?
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: It's not national cycling bodies, it's the UCI. According to their regulations tracks must be minimum 2 minutes and maximum 5 minutes (I'm guessing that's for elite men).
www.uci.org/docs/default-source/rules-and-regulations/2021.01.18--mtb-en-left-column---egi.pdf
Page 24.
  • 2 0
 @gemma8788: UCI states 50 metres, I guess they also wanted seating in the final arena, but there wouldn't be room for both, so maybe that's why they incorporated the corner in. See above link.
  • 1 0
 @commental: Also no obstacles in the finish area, which may cancel my idea of a wooden berm on that corner.
  • 1 0
 road rash skill builder
  • 1 0
 @commental: Thanks for the link. Interesting requirement.
  • 6 0
 you had me at the Parks and Rec intro
  • 6 0
 When will the Syndicate add a woman to the team??
  • 3 0
 Or a 3rd rider of any kind, really.
  • 12 14
 Could be quite a while given how blokey this was (not complaining, but pee and willy jokes are a bit dated).
  • 3 0
 Minnaar showing some Vergier mannerisms in the first clip, Syndicate runs deep
  • 3 0
 Good lord, that rock garden looks beyond spicy. I see how Greg W hurt himself in it
  • 2 0
 I see that Luca Shaw was tagged ... but was he actually there? Didn't see him in the video ... or did I completely miss that?
  • 2 0
 Conspicuously absent.
  • 1 0
 But he was there a couple of days ago for the IXS Cup, wasn't he?
  • 1 0
 Loved the Schitts creek style intro
  • 1 0
 Where’s Luca?

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