Video: Wyn TV Track Walk - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2021

Sep 1, 2021
by GT Bicycles  

Straight off the heels of World Champs, the DH World Cup season continues in Lenzerheide. Wyn Masters walks the track to see who's fired up for the weekend.

Film/Edit: Louis Citadelle


62 Comments

  • 74 0
 Good to see Gee there even if not racing!
  • 9 0
 I was so stoked to see him up and about in the video. At this rate I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a race in between the season is over
  • 3 0
 Unreal. Amazing to see. An absolute legend and an inspiration to all.
  • 10 0
 I want to know what they really talked about when the camera was off. It looked like Wyn was settling in for a chat at the end.
  • 1 0
 @pdxjeremy: What about rampage in October? Big Grin
  • 39 1
 Consensus....pretty much everyone thinks Lenzerheide is shit. Boring track, 0 changes and just a lack of giving a shit on Lenzerheide's part to actually do better. Par for the course that UCI would just keep coming back again and again....must be a lucrative location for them.
  • 14 0
 That Swiss per diem rate must be sweeeet.
  • 18 0
 There were a few "diplomatic" responses that didn't say it was shit. But you could tell they wanted to say "shit".
  • 3 0
 That‘s a financial decision. There would be much better downhill tracks in this area.
  • 3 0
 @Tiez: Verbier, Crans Montana,Champery, Morgins. Sad the last ones don't have the budget for that type of event. Champery would be insane again.
  • 1 1
 @Tiez: Care to elaborate on how it is a financial decision?
  • 6 0
 @Jolinwood: If hosting dh world cups were a money maker. Every hill @Tiez mentioned would hold a race a year. Local governments / tourists boards or both give money to the race organiser to make it worth their while. If a regional council/government doesn’t see the benefit to the region they wont do it. Just look at the Olympics to see what a financial shit fest that is.
  • 2 1
 @gcrider: Ah yeah yeah, thats very unfortunate.. Uh yeah olympics, what a waste.. maybe the UCI should start a programme to save cash they get from the big players to host an event at a smaller place each year which doesnt have the financial muscles to invite the world cup
  • 3 0
 @Ba1rog: 2025 world championship is confirmed to be in Valais region of Switzerland., which happens to be the region where all of the resorts mentioned are positioned Smile Throw Zermatt in as well. But I'd say Champery is most likely as they have experience in organizing high profile UCI events, fingers crossed! And I've said it before, Champery is bike ride away from UCI HQ, they should host that round themself!
  • 1 0
 @Jolinwood: you must be very young...
  • 2 0
 @iiman: i wish!
  • 5 0
 @drunknride: Then there's Loris, calm, collected: "Nah it's shit"
  • 1 0
 @drunknride: Loris did
  • 1 0
 @wilsonians I bet they would think it is a good track if they won.
  • 23 0
 Wyn and Ninno YES PLEASE!! got to be done.
  • 18 0
 Glad that Loris Vergier said this track is......
  • 18 0
 Thought at first Nino may have been Ed who may have been Greg.
  • 18 1
 Ah yes, we can't do a DH track walk with out Nino... wait what??
  • 14 0
 Epic ending.
  • 12 0
 Lenzerhaters
  • 7 0
 awesome as always @wynmasters !! Great to see Gee up and about. The true test of a badass is to sustain that kind of injury and be disappointed to not be riding within two months! Sheer madness (and the kind of drive that makes a champ i guess!)
  • 12 0
 XC needs some Wyn TV!
  • 6 0
 Wyn XC
  • 9 0
 Minnar, pom pon repeat. You heard it here 1st folks
  • 1 0
 I would be SOOO stoked for that.
Cheers from PDX SW. Wink
  • 2 0
 @mybaben: cheers!
  • 8 1
 -Good to see the gee man standing -I couldnt care less about Dean Lucas' hair -Loris is an absolute madlad
  • 2 0
 I really like it there is a wc dh race at home, but to be quite honest, this track is not a wc dh track. If you compare it to every other track this season this is by far the most boring to watch and ride.
I know they want to change the track but here in switzerland there are many laws and regulations and this is what stops them from really build something cool. And maybe they want to integrate the track to the bikepark, which is a mistake…
so please uci and lenzerheide, stop hosting a wc dh race until you have a proper track.
the crowd is always great and they will come back again.
  • 6 0
 I love Wynday!!
  • 5 0
 Imagine having a steep hill on the Alps and building a shitty track!
  • 4 0
 Best part is one doesn't need to imagine...
  • 1 0
 The endangered ants or something
  • 1 0
 Had to watch it on YouTube due to PB player issue I guess, still awesome work! Nice collection of feelings and personalities that are not easy to catch around. Track is shit though, location is expensive too... Same feelings I had on three years I've spent in Switzerland (weather is crap too)
  • 3 0
 Haha the track's getting a lot of shit, wonder when they'll step up their game? (or get dropped)
  • 1 0
 This is excellent. Thanks for this. Great to see Gee there. Looking forward to seeing a more relaxed Vali set the mountain on fire.
  • 4 0
 WYN tv for life!
  • 2 0
 if nobody really likes this track why do they hold the race there?
  • 22 0
 I suspect it begins with mon and ends with ey
  • 3 1
 To be fair racing is always exciting and you get a good amount of track on tele

Everyone always thinks there is mythical herd of unicorn tracks clamoring to get on the UCI list of selected tracks but I suspect the truth is, its an expensive weekend for the hosts and no one wants to build and rebuild tracks every year to have them thrown under the bus by the riders.

What other locations are capable of holding the race and have the appropriate track?
  • 2 0
 @paulskibum: Schladming
  • 4 0
 @paulskibum: They wouldn't need to rebuild the track if they had a proper track in the first place.
  • 1 0
 @paulskibum: And building an interesting dh track in the Alps is rather easy. It plus it takes more work to make a bad track then to make a good one.
  • 1 0
 @paulskibum: I use to work for the MSA venue and I got to learn a little about the business around those events, and I believe you are right. It’s not easy to make these events profitable, so the investors don’t throw much money to put on the tracks. It costs a lot to build a track. Hiring a builders team, tools, vehicles, machinery, etc.
  • 2 2
 @t1000: Except you don't need much machinery
  • 1 0
 @c-radicallis: still expensive relative to the limited revenues you can get with this kind of event.
  • 1 0
 @PTyliszczak: Schladming doesn´t want a UCI race, because it doesn´t need it.
  • 2 0
 Exposure for tourism
I would guess that all major uci events will receive cash from local government and tourism councils to make an event viable.
Yes it is cheap to make a mtb track.(weedkiller to just riding on it)
But to make a track that is usable for the juniors (b lines) and you can use it after it rains a couple of times is very very expensive ( benching and drainage)
Once they have committed to a race there is very little incentive to spend$$ on track upgrades ( they only approved 1 out of 6 upgrades for the dh track this year.
  • 1 0
 @styriabeef: I completely understand that perspective too. UCI is pretty much second or a close tie to FIFA in my view, no one wants to deal with their bullshit. But, Schladming has a sick track that all the pros love.
  • 2 0
 @c-radicallis: @PTyliszczak: You are both missing the point - people have to present bids to the UCI to get a race - Schladming might well be the track everyone wants but if they dont want the race then they dont get it. As for "its easy to build a track in the Alps" - is it?

I suspect building a DH track takes permissions, you need to trace out the right line with skilled eyes to spot features to use and where to build berms, jumps and so on, you have to make sure you give TV sight lines for televised racing, access for medical teams and repair crews, you need a walkers track for spectators, optional lines, ride around on features for juniors, etc etc - they arent just roughing in a line and having at 'er like you might in your local woods.
  • 1 0
 Here is an article about local and central government funding for EWS Rotorua NZ. $$$$$$$
This is with without the U C I(want your money )fingers in the pie. The ews does do anti doping controls via uci if I remember correctly.
www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/crankworx-mountain-bike-event-will-get-16m-funding-boost/PZZG54BZUKA35EJABZYKBVXS24
  • 3 1
 AP wearing a muc off t-shirt...
  • 5 0
 All part of the re-education program! Muc-off cleans the bike and the mind!
  • 5 0
 Muc Off stopped sponsoring the commencal 21 team... Amaury is not on that team
  • 2 0
 @pablo-b: i thought that was the shitist move! penalise others for his mistake, muck off f*ck off, they must provide loads of $$$ support for it to roll that way
  • 1 0
 SCARY looking THING in Seagraves camper ,hope it dosnt brake her door when locking up
  • 1 1
 Heard that 4 stroke uplift flyby? Idling and doing his thang...cruising yo feel me?
  • 1 0
 dick pound at the end?

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