Video: XC Season Preview - Albstadt World Cup XC 2019

May 18, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

Rob Warner chats to Nino Schurter, Annika Langvad, Kate Courtney and Henrique Avancini about the 2019 season, tomorrows race and the controversial course changes.

MENTIONS: @redbullbike


  • + 1
 Interviews seem very contrived and this course is taking XC backwards. Safety is an issue but this swings it back too far. I am not spending £10k on an Xc Mtb to race a chicken wire board walk!

Enduro is where it is at for me right now. The fitness, skill level and courage are next level. Just wish the footage could be better.
  • + 4
 I see that Rob Warner has been working as a private investigator in Hawaii during the off season, Warner P.I.
  • + 1
 LOL you nailed it!
  • + 1
 I don't know if there was a script for the answers*** but Schurter, Avancini, Langvad, and Courtney didn't sound disappointed with the changes on the track.

Maybe some people overrated the same way it happened with Downhill last year (Lošinj - Croatia)

  • + 1
 @ugrace Langvad made a good point with unnecessary injuries.
  • + 5
 They are paid good money to represent companies. It’s in their best interest to stay pc and not piss off people. Schurter definitely would love a more technical course. Annika would love a less technical course based on last year
  • - 3
 The people here on PunkBike who are complaining are a bunch of wannabees who probably couldn't even finish a single lap of this course!
  • + 0
 @billreilly: pretty much. If you watch the track preview it's not a giant paved gravel path at all. It's not super technical, but thats a brutal course.
  • + 0
 @billreilly: The course is for children. Most Enduro or Dh riders would do this blindfolded!!

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