World Champs 2014 - Hafjell - Photo Epic- Day 1

Sep 4, 2014
by Nathan Hughes  
All aboard. We hopped on the boat in Kiel and began the twenty hour journey by sea.
  All aboard. Matt Delorme hopped on the boat in Kiel, Northern Germany, and began a twenty hour journey by sea.

Fifteen stories of floating Las Vegas. Good times may have been had on the journey over.
  Fifteen stories of floating Las Vegas were held within... Good times may have been had.

Up the fjords on the final leg of the trip to Oslo.
  Then it was up the World-famous fjords on the final leg of the trip to Oslo.

After driving 30 hours from Meribel with my French friends it was time to celebrate with some homemade French Crepes as we finally crossed the border into Norway.
  For Dave Trumpore it was a casual 30 hour drive from Meribel with his French friends, and time to celebrate with some homemade French Crepes as they finally crossed the border into Norway.

Everything is about twice as expensive in Norway so Hutchinson UR Team manager Oliver Gough and I stocked up on more than just beer and liquor before crossing the border.
  Everything is about twice as expensive in Norway so Hutchinson UR Team manager, Oliver Gough and Dave stocked up on more than just beer and liquor before crossing the border.

How much does it cost to fill up both tanks on one of the World Cup big rigs
  How much does it cost to fill up both tanks on one of the World Cup big rigs?

Off to the land of trolls and Vikings.
  Off to the land of trolls and Vikings.

A roof that is the envy of the neighborhood does not simply grow and trim itself.
This is Norway.
  This is Norway....where a roof that is the envy of the neighborhood does not simply grow and trim itself.

Moose Knuckle
  What else is very Norway... mooses. Mooses are.

We have returned to Hafjell one of the best tracks of recent memory for one final hurrah. Hafjell we will be sad to see you go.
  And so it is, the return to Hafjell. One of the best tracks of recent memory, for one final hurrah. Hafjell, we will be sad to see you go.

The sun was shining down as we headed out to make this final track walk of the season. Parting is such sweet sorrow.
  With the full force of the Scandinavian sun shining down, it was time to make the final track walk of the season. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

3way snow
Granite speckled with lichens and blueberry bushes on fire. Norway looks very similar to the far north of New England. It s easy to see how the continents were once joined.
  Granite speckled with lichens and blueberry bushes of fire. Norway looks very similar to the far north of New England. It's easy to see how the continents were once joined at that time when dinosaurs and vikings shared the Earth. If we remember our schooling correctly.

With such colorful matching jackets these guys were hard to ignorge. No idea what their country was though.
  With such colorful matching jackets these guys were hard to ignorge...

I love Norway pads
The track has seen plenty of action already this year and the sun baked mud on crash pads an course tape helps tell the tale.
  The track has seen plenty of action already this year and the sun baked mud on crash pads and course tape helps tell the tale.

Ruts Rocks and Roots are the name of the game in Hafjell.
  Those three 'R's... Ruts, Rocks, and Roots are the name of the game here in Norway.

The Simple black start house nestled up in the pines. Then things get quickly rowdy.
  The simple black start house so peacefully nestled up in the pines. Then things get quickly rowdy.

Tahnee Seagrave shows you just how steep the start ramp is.
  Tahnee Seagrave aiming to nestle somewhere between Neil Stewart's pines.

Out the start hut and straight into... well yeah those.
  Out of the hut and straight into... well, yeah those.

Ben Arnott s soil taste test. His conclusion- we wont be needing mud tires.
  Trek mechanic, Ben Arnott's, soil taste test. His conclusion- we won't be needing mud tires.

Connor Fearon and Corbin Crimmins rocking the Australian polos scoping out lines.
  Fearon and Crimmins rocking the Australian polos scoping out lines.

The Trek boys roll four wide into the first woods section.
  The TWR boys roll four wide into the first woods section, 50% Brit, 50% Kiwi.

The turn just above this rock garden has been tightened up slightly and the rocks seem a bit bigger this year but Matt Simmonds and Manon Carpenter are still eying up the same gap lines as last year.
  The turn just above this rock garden has been tightened up slightly and the rocks seem a bit bigger this year but Matt Simmonds and Manon Carpenter are still eyeing up the same gap lines as last time.

In it s third year and after some major flooding this spring the Hafjell track is looking well worn in for World Champs.
  In its third year and after some major flooding this spring, the Hafjell track is looking well worn in for World Champs.

It s a roller coaster alright and Tom Selleck agrees. Sadly though after some budget cuts the Hafjell hotseat isn t looking so smart this year. Looks like it could get a bit too hot as well.
The Track has become rougher faster and rockier than ever.
  It's a roller coaster alright and even Tom Selleck would agree. Sadly though, after some budget cuts, the Hafjell hotseat isn't looking so smart this year. Looks like it could get a bit too hot as well.

One beautiful turn and one beautiful set of pads in case your headset s a bit too tight to make it.
  One beautiful turn and one beautiful set of pads in case your headset's a bit too tight to make it.

The Master bros know one thing World Champs is serious. From today on all their shenanigans will be put on hold... No more Wheely Wednesdays fruit microphones or shark fins. No more Hawaiian shirts and flipflops. This is champs. The fight for top Kiwi is on.
  The Masters bros know one thing; World Champs is a serious affair. From today on all their shenanigans will be put on hold... No more Wheely Wednesdays, fruit microphones or shark fins. No more Hawaiian shirts and flipflops. This is champs. The fight for top Kiwi is on.

Wyn Masters
  Real serious.

Clearly Odin is smiling down on this final battle of the season.
  Clearly, Odin is smiling down on this final battle of the season.

Duncan Philpott had a bit of an accident earlier this week messing up his nug trigger.
  Duncan Philpott had a bit of an accident earlier this week messing up his nug trigger.

Great to see Emmeline Siegenthaler back from her kidney injury and looking to do damage more to her rivals this time for team Switzerland.
  Great to see Emmelie Siegenthaler back from her kidney injury and looking more to do damage to her rivals instead of herself this time for team Switzerland.

Your course preview. Now with Brendog and Claudio. Rejoice
  Your course preview. Now with Brendog and Claudio. Rejoice!

Ridden hard and put away wet is the best way to describe the track here. After Masters Worlds was raced two weeks ago in the rain the track has been left to dry in the sun braking bumps ruts and all.
  'Ridden hard and put away wet' is... cough... the best way to describe the track here. After Master's Worlds was raced two weeks ago in the rain the track has been left to dry in the sun, braking bumps, ruts and all.

This section was washed out with torrential rains early this summer resembling a miniature Grand Canyon. The Hafjell trail crew put in a considerable amount of work.
  This section was washed out with torrential rains earlier this summer, resembling a miniature Grand Canyon. The Hafjell trail crew put in a considerable amount of work to get things put right. Kudos to them.

Team Col O mbia.
  The one and only Marcello of Team Colombia.

bigquotesI've been doing World Champs since 2008... Fort William and Val di Sole were my first as a junior and it's always a really good moment for me because I can show how proud I am of my country. I'm still riding for Giant of course, but I get so many messages from home it's great to ride with my Colombia colors all over my jersey and helmet. We have a lot of talent out in Colombia, but it's not so easy for us to make a World Cup season. You have to be smart and responsible with all the paperwork, the visas and doing things right with your sponsors. You need someone to pay all that because it is simply too much money to pay out of your pocket. My brother raced Windham and I'm looking forward to seeing him at the World Champs I hope next year - Marcello Gutierrez - Giant Factory Racing


Paris Gore lends a bit of scale to the big step down huck up top.
  Paris Gore lends a bit of scale to the super-huck up top.

It s good to have choices and we ll likely be seeing riders left right and center here entering the rock garden.
  It's good to have choices and we'll likely be seeing riders left, right and center here entering the rock garden.

Whether up close and personal or pulled back for a greater perspective the rock garden is properly gnarly.
  Whether up close and personal or pulled back for a greater perspective, the rock garden is properly gnarly.

Don t slip a pedal or make a dab in here or the consequence could be severe.
  Don't slip a pedal or make a dab in here or the consequences could be severe.

Ratty and Minnaar looking for the fastest line through rough rock section.
  Ratty and Minnaar looking for the fastest line through rough rock section. But who knows who takes whose advice these days? We asked Greg how he's feeling as the reigning champ...

bigquotes It's definitely gonna be a tough one to defend the jersey here. I haven't had the greatest World Cup season, but it is a whole different race and another chance to have a good result. We had a good track walk just now and checked it all out and I think it should be good. It's nice and dry which obviously helps me out; it's always been wet and muddy here before and I didn't have the best races. I want to win another Worlds of course and you always wanna win races, but it's no pressure for me to win another. I won the one that I wanted to win and also the amount I wanted to win, so now I do see it as looking for a bonus - Greg Minnaar - Santa Cruz Syndicate


Trackside trees are lovingly trimmed down to size or lovingly padded up... perhaps all except one...
  Trackside trees are lovingly trimmed down to size or lovingly padded up... perhaps all except one...

The track splits to the left and right here and last year Gee Atherton went straight into the tree during his race run. Luckily a warning has been carved into the tree to ensure no one else suffers the same fate.
  That tree. The track splits to the left and right here, and last year Gee Atherton went straight into the infamous tree in the middle during his race run. Luckily a warning sign has been carved to ensure no one else suffers the same fate.

The G-spot in the middle and the different line options to the left and right.
  The G-spot in the middle and the different line options to the left and right.

Fresh dirt and plenty of off camber roots in the woods ensure that everyone will be doing a bit of sliding around this week.
  Fresh dirt and plenty of off camber roots in the woods ensure that everyone will be doing a bit of sliding around this week.

Welcome to Hafjell Norway where it turns out the grass really is a little greener.
open turns trio
Just a bunch of fully stoked Germans ready to represent.
  Just a bunch of fully stoked Germans, ready to represent. Here in Hafjell the grass really is a little greener.

Lat year this chute and corner took out a bunch of riders. Luckily a catch berm at the bottom was installed for safety without effecting any of the gnar above.
  Last year this chute and corner took out a bunch of riders. Luckily a catch berm at the bottom was installed for safety without effecting any of the gnar above.

How do you win World Champs It s pretty simple actually.
  How do you win World Champs? It's pretty simple actually.

Flip the switch to warp speed and drift both wheels into the speed trap.
  Flip the switch to warp speed and drift both wheels into the speed trap.

Sun baked ruts and loose dirt define the fastest part of the track this year.
Got ruts Don t be fooled none of these are in the least bit soft.
  Got ruts? Sun baked ruts and loose dirt define the fastest part of the track this year. Don't be fooled, none of these are in the least bit soft.

The Viking horn has been reborn and the call to battle sounded.
  The Viking horn has been reborn, and the call to battle sounded.

Red Bull won t be here to provide the live feed but have not fear.. There will be a live stream going.
  Red Bull won't be here to provide the live feed, but have no fear.. There will be a live stream going on all the same.

Where s your line
  Where's your line?

Mind the sniper rocks hiding on the inside of all the fast lines.
  Mind the sniper rocks hiding on the inside of all the fast lines.

Fungi of all sorts amongst the mosses of the forest floor.
  To eat or not eat? Fungi of all sorts amongst the mosses of the forest floor.

Back into the woods for the final rock garden and it s more rock hard holes and ruts.
  Back into the woods for the final rock garden and it's more rock hard holes and ruts.

Looking to name and shame a couple of wiseguy riders today who came crashing down the course mid trackwalk while it was clearly closed. If you know who these reckless individuals are please don t hesitate to come forward and we ll get their race licences revoked immediately. Cheers.
  Looking to name and shame a couple of 'wiseguy' riders today who came crashing down the course mid trackwalk while it was clearly closed. If you know who these reckless individuals are please don't hesitate to come forward and we'll get their race licences revoked immediately.

After heavy rains and racing all summer the bottom rocks are looking gnarlier than ever.
  After heavy rains and racing all summer the bottom rocks are looking gnarlier than ever.

Martin the Masseuse rocking a freshly waxed stash.
  Martin the masseuse rocking one freshly waxed Worlds stash.

America
The man who revived American downhill racing has a World Champs trophy shaped hole on the mantle piece.
  The man who revived American downhill racing has a World Champs trophy shaped hole on the mantle piece...

bigquotesChamps is unlike a lot of the races we do; you either win it or loose it, there's not a whole lot for second place. I've always seen the overall as something bigger, but I already won it a few times and never won the World Champs, so I definitely wanna win this thing. I missed the race here last season after getting hurt in South Africa and the first year I crashed after the first day of practice so I actually never raced the track before. We got a little bit more time this race to get up to speed with the practice schedule and it's a great course, I really like it. I feel like I am in a position to win if I can have my best day, so I'm just gonna try to make it happen - Aaron Gwin - Specialized Racing DH


Final jump. Choose your rut and send it.
  Final jump. Choose your rut and send it.

Norse God of British downhill Peater the bloodthirsty Stevenson commands you to... ride along quickly.
  Norse God of British downhill, Peater 'the bloodthirsty' Stevenson commands you to... ride your bicycle quickly. We asked this fearsome warrior how it felt to be out in Norway for King and country after so many years loyal service.

bigquotesThis is my 22nd year riding for Great Britain so it's an honor to get to ride for the team. We have a lot of fast guys who didn't make the team because of the tough criteria, but happily I made it. It's getting tougher and tougher to make the cut, a bit of a task really. I'm a fan of the track here in Norway and I had a good result here last year with sixth place. I like how it rides, I like the rock gardens and that sort of stuff, so I'll be looking to bring some of the viking power to the hill this weekend! Steve Peat - Santa Cruz Syndicate


Ratty was wearing a geographically appropriate hat because the mornings are cold here.
  Ratty was wearing a geographically appropriate hat, possibly moose fur. Because the mornings are cold here.

It s Wheelie Wednesday and Wyn Masters is flying the Norwegian flag for the occasion.
  It's Wheelie Wednesday, and Wyn Masters was naturally flying the appropriate flag for the occasion.

Work load for the mechanics has just begun and not soon to end.
  Work load for the mechanics has just begun and not soon to end.

Kolja Schmitt giving the final touch up pain job.
  Kolja Schmitt of Fox Racing Shox giving the final touch-up pain job.

Photo Sebastian Schieck
  Fun times for some of us staff and media folk though, the 'real' World Champs went down already this evening. Check P.Gore representing team Pinkbike and winning. Nearly. PHOTO: Seb Schieck

Suns out American guns out... Dave Trumpore amp John Cancelier repping.
  Suns out, American guns out... Dave Trumpore & John Cancelier repping. PHOTO: Seb Schieck

A couple of French guys talking the talk by the xc finish. Loic was on a burner here last year before going down in the steep switchback before the field section. After a rocky season he ll be well aware this is a fresh and final chance to lay it all on the line.
  A couple of French guys talking the talk by the XC finish.

The muscles from Brussels grabbing life by the stanctions.
  The muscles from Brussels grabbing life by the stanctions.

Reg the wrench prepping up Jill Kintner s and Bryn Atkinson s bikes.
  Reg the wrench prepping up Jill Kintner's and Bryn Atkinson's bikes.

Rach makes one last check of tire pressure before heading out for some fun runs.
  Rach makes one last check of tire pressure before heading out for some fun runs.

Gee amp mechanic. Polish Pete get the Fury s bars feeling right the icing on the cake of a new bike build.
  Gee and mechanic, Polish Pete, get the Fury's bars feeling right, the icing on the cake of a fresh bike build.

Ariel Lindsley giving Ratboy s fork a final prep. A hard day s work paid off with Ariel taking the win at the industry and media World Championships today too
  Ariel Lindsley giving Ratboy's fork a final prep. A hard day's work paid off with Ariel taking the actual win at the industry World Championships too!

Late season this far North means the sun never really gets to high in the sky and even in mid afternoon the sun hovers just above the tree line.
  Late season this far North means the sun never really gets to high in the sky, and even in mid afternoon the sun hovers just above the tree line. Makes one feel rather sleepy.

Life in the shire is sweet. Not much headroom though.
  Best be off to bed then. Life in the shire is sweet. Not much headroom though.

Setting sun on one ridge and the moon rising behind another. Norway has some amazing landscapes.
  The setting sun on one ridge and the moon rising behind another... A worthy sight to nod off to at the end of a long day.

The sun sets on day one. Practice starts tomorrow.
  See you bright and early for practice tomorrow dear troll, viking and biking chums. Sove godt!

By Nathan Hughes


113 Comments

  • 119 0
 Great amount of pictures and coverage Pink Bike. Thanks!
  • 19 1
 Appreciate the number of pictures of the sisyphean work that gets done behind the scenes so the riders we cheer can have their minutes of glory. The attention to detail that the mechanics, suspension specialists exhibit, the tireless hours that masseurs, course workers, pr blokes, coaches, managers, drivers etc. put in to make the spectacle a reality is what impresses me the moment I reflect on a Claudio course preview, qualification run or championship winning piece of magic. A special 'well done!' for all the unsung heros.
  • 3 0
 Does anybody know where to find start lists of racers and teams????

Uci site is pitiful at best at providing the teams, it's the race weekend and the info should be out there

Any help appreciated cheers
  • 8 4
 Technical Question: If the crepes in photo #5 were homemade in France and transported to Norway they would in fact be homemade French crepes. But if said crepes are homemade in Norway on a moving vehicle using French ingredients by a Frenchman, wouldn't they still be considered to be Norwegian crepes? Or maybe it would be called homemade lefse there?
  • 4 0
 If RedBull isn't covering it - where can we watch it? And does anyone know the date/time of the race?
  • 4 1
 date......09-07-.sun.......time.. morning or noon time, well for PST! Says live on redbull.com........????????
  • 19 4
 I'm calling either Hill or Gwin for the win (barring any mechanicals). Gwin because he's due for another win, and Hill, well because he's Sam Hill and he's THE SHIT!!!! Oh, and Gutierrez as the wild card!
  • 22 3
 The fuking rat?!?!
  • 3 1
 Tough call...still trying to picture it.

Ratty is in a zone. Hill's definitely back. Gwin wants this one more than he ever has and is riding solid again. At the same time, there's at least a dozen other riders that have a solid shot as this one and another dozen dark-horses behind them.

So gutted that Stevie Smith is out of this one. Even after this race wraps up, it will still be "his" track since he's won here twice. Undoubtedly, he would have been the favorite for this race.
  • 11 1
 Rat it is.
  • 5 2
 Being a Merican, I'm curious to see who finishes higher between Gwin or Mulally. Neko doesn't suck on these kinds of tracks.
  • 2 1
 Im gonna go for either Ratboy, Bruni or Sam Hill, and Peaty will sneak a top 10 too even though it kinda counts for nothing
  • 1 0
 I guess my answer was an emphatic Mulally. Amazing what you can do when you snap your chain 100ft in and go into NFG-mode!!
  • 18 1
 the plural of moose is meese! get it straight
  • 17 1
 *moosen
  • 10 0
 ...out the woods, in the woodes, in the woodsen!
  • 8 0
 Don't forget about the boxen.
  • 8 1
 THE BIG YELLOW ONE IS THE SUN!!!!
  • 5 0
 hey when's that bah-abbbbyy do?
  • 17 3
 I want Loic to win so f**king bad. He will go full French and win his World Champs!
  • 7 33
flag nofear259 (Sep 3, 2014 at 19:57) (Below Threshold)
 bryceland already won............
  • 2 1
 Would be great to see loic take it after what happened in leogang
  • 11 0
 So is it just me or there is a predator hiding on the roller coaster.
  • 5 0
 Alien!
  • 2 0
 yea was seein that too
  • 1 0
 Its the alien's baby.
  • 1 0
 I'd be more concerned about those Raider fans! Just win baby
  • 10 1
 SAM HILL FOR THE WIN
  • 6 0
 Ive been waiting for that headline "Day 1 world champs" all week. Best week of the year for mtb.
  • 2 0
 Lo, there Do I see my Father Lo, there Do I see my Mother And my sisters and my brothers Lo, do I see the line of my people Back go the beginning Lo they do call to me They bid me take my place among them In the halls of VALHALLA! Where the brave may live FOREVER Hill ftw muppets....
  • 3 0
 never forget Mr. Minn ... his WC season doesn't get very well, but he is hungry ... He focus on that race only , since he get DSQ in Cairns.
he want to keep that rainbow jersey at home Smile
  • 3 0
 Thanks for clearing it up. Seems like the overall WC winner Ratboy is the real world champ to me right? He consistently was on top the entire year. Seems strange to call someone a world champ by winning just one race.
  • 3 0
 Its the uci...try not to use common sense please or you'll end up in a room full of padded walls, and I'm not talkn bot a bouncy house at ur lil sisters bday party.
  • 1 0
 Mountain biking is not F1, so while the winner there is the World Champion here in mountain biking it is a separate thing (as in alpine skiing) and you just need to accept it as that.
  • 3 2
 Pretty sure there is a live feed for the race. Not sure what was meant by that caption. For XC eliminator worlds yesterday Rob & Bart were commentating on Red Bull Tv just like they have been all season. Is the DH race different for some reason?

live.redbull.tv/events/372/2014-uci-mountain-bike-and-trials-world-championships-dhi
  • 1 0
 Yeah, Red Bull's page looks fairly definitive that they will be broadcasting.
  • 1 0
 its maybe that its the UCI camera guys rather than red bulls own people who have done all the world cups
  • 1 0
 @ka-brap
Thanks for the info.
So, is the limited amount of entry for each country leaves some people out like Brendog?

How is one being counted or being chosen to be in the team?

Another thing just to clarify, as said before Manon and Rat are worlds leaders till next year? Right?
And if they don't become world champions now doesn't alter any points or being counted in the WC?

And comparing to the Olympics you mentioned, a whole season World Cup series compares to four years of training and competing and then the Olympics is a one off chance to prove, right?
  • 3 0
 Just keep the 2 completely separate and you will understand it more clearly. World Cup is World Cup. World Champs is World Champs. The reason I compared World Champs to the Olympics (and I said it was "like" a mini-Olympics) in that it is organized by country teams, rather than commercial teams. It is also similar in that many of the world's best unfortunately cannot attend because there are a limited number of positions per country. So a country like the UK that has way more amazing riders than it has available positions on the team will mean that someone who is really good (like Brendan) doesn't make the team.

Manon and Ratboy are not the world leaders, they are the winners of the World Cup. They won the "overall" title because they had accumulated the most points over the entire "overall" season. If a racer wins only 1 race, that racer won a World Cup. If a racer wins the "overall" that racer won the World Cup. This is exactly the same as in Alpine Skiing.

Whoever wins this weekend will be called World Champion, which is a title that is 100% separate from the World Cup or its points or anything. It is also very similar to Alpine Skiing in this regard, except the bike version happens every year and the ski version is every 2 years.
  • 1 1
 @ka-brap
You rule brother, many thanks.
So Ratboy is the world cup winner and is going to be the world champ soon, ain't it Wink
  • 4 0
 Looks like an awesome track.
  • 24 2
 I AM SO F*****KIN AMPED FOR THIS RACE !!!!!!!!!
BIG TV STREAMING REDBULL : CHECK
COLD BEERS READY : CHECK
SNACKS READY : CHECK
GOT CHORES READY FOR THE MRS SO IM NOT DISTURBED : CHECK
I DONT THINK IM GUNNA BE ABLE TO SLEEP UNTIL THIS IS OVER

MAY THE BEST MAN WIN YEEEEWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 STOKEDCAPSLOCKMAN!!! I feel the energy!
  • 1 0
 Thats right! All of your checks are so important especially the beer one... BUT the most critical one I think is the MRS... If this one check fails everything else falls apart!!!
  • 1 0
 That settles it, I'm going to Norway! I doubt I could even make it down the track without stopping 18 times to check out the view. This race is going to be insane, all it's missing is Lord Warner.
  • 4 0
 Sam Hill
  • 1 0
 Paris Gore representing team Pinkbike and winning on a Kona Process 153... cool! ...Sick Bike btw ... and the racer number makes the bike hotter!!!
  • 1 0
 the image of the G-Spot Tree in the middle showing left and right options is confusing! Why are the roots and rocks identical on both sides of the G-Spot Tree???
  • 3 2
 I want either Gwin or Gutierrez. I love the Brits and French but they have won a lot!
  • 1 0
 Wowo... Tons of good (damn it!) pics and stories, want more fot tomorrow!!!
  • 3 2
 thats fu#kin crazy how Gee's tree (the G-spot) looks very similar on each side. trippy.
anyway...Gwin for the race! MERICA!
  • 1 0
 The rock garden looks like a killer. I'm expecting some casualties through there. Should be one hell of a race!
  • 1 0
 Great coverage! so many amazing pics, and really shows how gnarly the track is!
  • 1 0
 If I don't get a link to the live feed then that means I have to spend time with the misses! Good god PB help me out!!!! Smile
  • 1 0
 I HOPE STEVE PEAT !!! SHEFFIELD STEAL !! HAS A STORMER RUN ! 8 SECONDS UP !! AND BLAST INTO THE FUTURE !!
  • 1 0
 I just have to love Hafjell after my visit this year, such a great place to ride!
  • 1 0
 Anyone wanna see Huckfest sized jumps in the wc/champ? that would be jaw dropping
  • 1 0
 This race should be sick! It is not cool to be able to see Stevie compete!! Anybody knows whos racing for Team Canada?
  • 1 0
 Sorry, typo... To NOT see Steve!!
  • 2 1
 Odin give us perfect race condition and a hell of a #÷×€^%= race
  • 2 0
 EPIC!
  • 2 1
 It's gonna be a sick race can't wait!!!
  • 5 4
 AMERICA! F*CK YEAH! or rat boy..
  • 1 0
 Such a beautiful place, wish I can go and see it someday.
  • 4 3
 Red bull is not covering it wtf... Bring back Freecaster way better..
  • 8 0
 They won't do the actual filming - but will broadcast the steam.
Also with Warner and Page in the booth.
If you still (after 3 years) like freecaster better ... well, you should get glasses.
  • 2 2
 Thanks for the amazing coverage PB! By the way, vikings and dinosaurs sharing the earth?! Millions of years apart...
  • 2 0
 Sweet boat!!
  • 1 0
 Urm so who is doing the live feed if not redbull?!?!!??!?!?!!?!?!?!??!
  • 2 0
 Heard the local organizer had a deal with the Norwegian TV but they jumped off and they had to hire the company which did the WCH in Leogang 2 yrs ago.
  • 2 0
 Hopefully the footage will be as good as the usual RedBull. Cant see why they wouldnt do it.
  • 1 0
 Trumpore and crew. Great write up.
  • 1 0
 The two riders that rides the closed track was Claudo and Brendog! LOL
  • 1 0
 Some stunning images in there - thanks!!
  • 1 0
 Epic photo show. Thank you.
  • 1 0
 Beautiful report and -- wow -- what a track!
  • 1 0
 Gwin ftw. He's gotta be mighty hungry for that white jersey.
  • 1 0
 What you done to your finger Dunc?
  • 1 0
 We say "Sov godt" (in both Danish and Norwegian), without the "e" Wink
  • 1 0
 Did anyone else notice the sticker on the rollercoast sign?
  • 1 0
 awesome story, thanks pinkbike!!
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 Blenki for the win!!! Heard it here first..
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 Corbin Crimmins? Haha
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 awesome photos...
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 Norway. I love you!
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 go team england haha
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 300+ to fill up Jesus
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 Is the "G-SPOT" a Gee spot?
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 Emilie not Emmeline - c'mon people - just sayin'
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 they should make it so Steve Smith farts in the mouth of whoever comes in 2nd.
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 Great photos PB!
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