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  • + 168
 OMG!! Brutal:S
  • + 185
 the crash didnt look too bad live, he slid so he didnt come down to hard on any part of his body, he was gutted at the bottom tho
  • + 912
 an i no ill get neg proped 4 this but it kinda looks like he's lying down lookin at summit realy close and a bike is just flying past him lol. im goin to neg prop maself for that, bt o well lol
  • + 184
 dave u clearly just said ur guna get neg prop so u dont lol
  • + 43
 ouch faceplant!
  • + 179
 i think he found a bug
  • + 23
 lucky it didnt turn out as bad as it looks... pretty bummed that sam crashed, gunna take them all when...
  • + 276
 eating shit is karma for wearing road biker apperal...
  • + 76
 always wear a fullface... i had to learn the hard way about a week ago
  • + 11
 That looks a bit painful. Hope he's alright!
  • + 213
 How many negative props can people give me??
  • + 18
 no armor apart from knee pads, i sure as hell would have worn my body armor on that track it was savage !!
  • - 11
flag ianjohnbressat (Jun 24, 2008 at 5:24) (Below Threshold)
 LOOK HOW HENCH HIS ARMS ARE! good bye visor
  • + 17
 thats why you wear a full face hemet
  • + 3
 showpony.. please, make out with me
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flag Deadlink404 (Jun 24, 2008 at 5:47) (Below Threshold)
 How does that dirt taste!?!?!?
  • + 16
 wonder if he found his contact lens?
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flag timlake (Jun 24, 2008 at 6:44) (Below Threshold)
 awww, dirt, i love youuuuuu.
  • + 33
 yea i was watching it on freecaster also. it wasnt the crash that hurt him... he was around 9-10 seconds ahead of 1st place (Peat) before he crashed... it was a garenteed win (untill this) after Hill crashed he got right back up, and kept on going, and still managed to place about *HALF A SECOND* behind Peat AFTER he crashed!
that just shows how fast Hill was going, to beable to crash, and yet still be that close to 1st.... must of been devastating for him though!
  • + 78
 Bike-person, Peat was first at the time of the crash (Gee was the last one down, after Sam), so you were right the first time. I have to say though, has everyone forgotten September of 2007 already? Greg Minnaar was on his Worlds winning run, then he crashed in the woods, got back on his bike and recovered a 4th place finish WITH THE BROKEN AND DISLOCATED SHOULDER THAT HE ATTAINED DURING THAT CRASH! Seems like everyone's heads are just too far up Sam's ass to realize that that's just far more impressive than what Sam did on Saturday! Granted Sam was on a pace to win by more than Greg probably would have (although looking at Greg's winning margin at Fort Bill last weekend, maybe not that much more), but he still only finished one spot higher overall after the crash than Greg did last year. Plus Sam also cried because he didn't win, which is not the most humble thing to do. I guess he was hoping to be able to beat Vouilloz' record by winning 10 Worlds' in 10 years. Oh well. Okay, now I've said something both true and controversial in a big group of Sam Hill fans on Pinkbike. If you've ever wondered if there's a limit to the negative props you can have on here, I'd say you're about to find out.
  • + 1
 Cheers teh Sam for the best run in teh Championship up until the end. His first 3/4 of the rcae were like nothing I've ever seen! Sorry you went down bro.
  • - 14
flag aaustin (Jun 24, 2008 at 13:17) (Below Threshold)
 lol, bologna, italy!
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flag benp1 (Jun 24, 2008 at 13:22) (Below Threshold)
 ha ha yes hes atchly loosing for once im gladbecause he is just ina differant leag compared to all the other dh riders now they atchly hav a shot
  • + 7
 he just took a break to talk to his mates Down Under... nothing to see here
  • - 14
flag spencer-graf (Jun 24, 2008 at 14:15) (Below Threshold)
 I think Sam Hill crashed because of all that damn chrome on his bike ...reflected into his eyes and made him eat shit(but honestly if he knew he was ahead by alot he probably would have taken that corner a little bit slower and would have been world champ!)
  • + 9
 Amen -Alex2- that was the first thing i thought of when i saw his crash on freecaster. I love Sam Hill, and think what he's doing for mountain biking is incredible. But for him to cry at the end?
  • - 2
 yeah that was a nutty race, he was just sailing... maybe next time.
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flag crashin (Jun 24, 2008 at 15:03) (Below Threshold)
 the king, flat on his face!
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flag r-gibson (Jun 24, 2008 at 15:06) (Below Threshold)
 thats wut u get 4 wearing spandex!
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flag swifty17uk (Jun 24, 2008 at 16:00) (Below Threshold)
 For my next trick i will impersonate a seal Big Grin
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flag biker00029 (Jun 24, 2008 at 16:49) (Below Threshold)
 Eat it! Just Eat It!!
  • + 5
 that is going to leave a mark... Pod
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flag skylerd (Jun 24, 2008 at 21:27) (Below Threshold)
 as a lesson to all: this is what the bike gods do when you wear a skin suit. (we all know that half of any sport is how good you look doing it, and spandex doesn't fit the bill) Wink
  • + 2
 The spandy is necessary for Worlds finals, everyone has to run it. I can't imagine guys like Peaty rocking the skinsuit by choice! You'll see guys like Peaty and Kovaric in baggy jerseys with their national colours in practice (which must have been made specifically for Worlds practice), because they don't want to put on the spandex untill they absolutely have to. It's just for finals that everyone suits up.
  • + 1
 thats coz at polaces like fort william its proven to save 8-10 seconds, so its deffinately worth it
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flag timoped (Jun 27, 2008 at 13:31) (Below Threshold)
 How many positive props can ypu give me?
  • + 2
 text book definition of why u should wear a full face helmate
  • - 2
 looks like hes fucking the dirt
  • - 1
 rekon he broke his peak?
  • - 1
 dont you just love to see him crash, or at least not win...
  • + 1
 not really. He's the worlds most talented technical downhill rider. He should win. I don't like to see anyone crash, and the best man should win. Majority of times, Hill is best.
  • + 1
 Well, I wouldn't say the majority of times. As you said, he's currently the world's best technical downhill rider, so it just depends whether the majority of courses are technical or otherwise. Last year the majority of courses rewarded more fitness and maintaining momentum, so the majority of times Greg was best.
That said, we all know Sam won worlds. Just as Greg won worlds '07 and the cup in '06, Josh won junior worlds '07 and Blinky '06, Steve and Anne won worlds '04, and Nico won worlds '00.
And to all the fair weather Gee fans: picking up this scrap was the highlight of Gee's career, I doubt he'll ever win the cup or do it again. Just like Myles Rockwell.
  • + 2
 Hate to be picky. Josh won the Junior Worlds '08. Ruardih Cunningham won them in '07, and Blinky didn't win them in Rotorua, that was Cam Cole.
  • + 2
 Also, Greg won the Worlds way back in '03, not '07. That was Hill, at Fort William, and Steve Peat has never won a Worlds title.
  • + 1
 And Gee won worlds in '08. What I mean is we know who REALLY won all those races. Greg dislocated/broke his shoulder and still managed 4th in '07 (Sam picked up the win) and flatted in Brazil in '06 (Steve picked up the overall), Josh flatted in '07 (Ruaridh picked up the win) and Blinky went OTB in '06 (Cole picked up the win), Steve spun out on the second last corner (Fabien picked up the win) and Anne crashed badly in practice in '04 (Quinn picked up the win), and Nico flatted in '00 (Myles picked up the win). Just like Sam pushed his front wheel in '08 and Gee picked up the win. That's racing, but if you look into it you'll see who the real winners of the day were.
  • + 3
 I wouldn't say real winners of the day. They were fastest down the hill, yes. But obviously they didn't ride intelligently enough to take the win. Hill pushed too hard, washed out, Greg rode over the limit and broke his shoulder. All those incidents are cases of the rider pushing too hard, or choosing a line that won't carry them through in one piece.
  • + 1
 I disagree with that. They were all on runs that were well within their abilities. Sam was quoted saying he crashed on the easiest part of the track, Greg has won at Fort Bill before and since the crash with larger margins than that, and of course the flat tire incidents were not because of rider error (Greg's rim was scarred by a nail in Brazil on a winning run after winning qualis and he still barely lost the overall to Steve). I only used examples I felt were genuinely unfortunate, as opposed to just overly greedy or sloppy. We all know Sam is fastest in Schladming, but I wouldn't call him the winner of the day last year 'cause he tried for a margin again and made a lot of mistakes. He deserved what he got.
  • + 2
 Sam may have crashed on the easiest part of the track, but why did he crash? Because he was going too fast, and going beyond the limits of his tyre's grip.
  • + 1
 I don't think so, because he didn't slide out both ends at once and he wasn't even close to going off course on the outside. He just swung the back end out at the start, then evened it out, then couldn't bring the bike back into a drift again and the front end went off on a tangent. It just really seems to me that the turn was well within his abilities and it was just bad luck that he made a stupid little mistake on that particular part of the track on his final run. Only Sam could say for sure though.
  • + 2
 There is no such thing as bad luck riding downhill. Bad luck would be a meteor landing on the track directly in front of you on a Worlds Winning run. Sam was going too fast on too much of an angle, therefor here was pushing it too hard. Had he not been going so fast, at so much of an angle, he wouldn't have fallen. No denying that.
  • + 1
 There's no such thing as bad luck but a meteorite would be bad luck?
You could say that had he not been going so fast he wouldn't have fallen whether or not it was within his abilities, that's why there's no denying that. Clearly we disagree, but I'm trying to be diplomatic.
If you'd like to take this any further you'd have to ask Sam whether or not he thinks he should've been able to take that corner at that speed.
  • + 1
 Without bad luck, there would be no luck at all
  • + 1
 no fool, without bad luck there would simply be good luck and non at all.
  • + 2
 hey no sleeping on the trail!
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 hahaha love it!
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flag ribo88 (Jun 25, 2008 at 17:51) (Below Threshold)
 Nice copy of my friends idea...fuckin bastard
  • + 0
 i fucking hate when people want props that bad... your friend had a shit idea
  • + 18
 he had such an amazing run till that part!!! he was in the lead by like 10 secounds
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flag nouser (Jun 23, 2008 at 14:48) (Below Threshold)
 5 but yeah i know. He was going soooo fast he crashed. There aren't any tires in existence that coulda held him around that turn.
  • + 10
 actually he was in front by 10 when he crashed fr112358, but yeah poor Sam he was guttered at the bottom! He had an amazing run, but props to the guy that took this shot.
  • + 9
 actually, i think if he would have made that corner like Peaty and Gee (there was a small berm
up there) he would have been just fine and would have killed that course. not to bad for crashing and placing 3rd
  • + 7
 Thats what i think 'mountnbiker' he always cuts corners instead of taking them wide, so he doesn't have to go as far, that's probly why he fell off. Has anyone else noticed who reads Dirt that Sam Hill rekons, to make the sport progress that DH courses need to be a lot harder and tech...that's only because he's the best at riding tech stuff. I think i would be embarassed to be beaten by someone who fell off!
  • + 1
 moutnbiker, the berm was very small, if sam had hit that berm he would have gone flying over it and into the crowd.
  • - 3
 fr112358:
DH32...Big Grin

but either way, he's an extremely good rider, he doesnt depend on his components to make him better... he knows HE made a mistake, not his tires...
.02

hell no am i saying im better! i'd be scared of myself if i was!
Beer
  • + 16
 THe giant condom he was wearing affected his bikes grips on account of the lube getting on his tyres.
  • + 7
 LMAAO give this man a medal ^^^
  • + 13
 he still almost won even with the fall
  • + 7
 i feel sorry for him, but i'm super happy that someone else is winning all the medals for a change, it got a bit overbearing sam dominating everyone! not to knock his skills, i mean wiping the board with pro riders by like eight seconds or whatever his biggest margin was is fucking unbelievable, but it's good someone else can win for a bit!
  • + 0
 I am waiting to see who takes out the round here in Canberra (as we have the worlds next year). The Stromlo track and Val Di Sole could not be more different and it won't suit Sam anywhere near as much. Peaty might just get his best shot at the Worlds next year at the Canberra pedal-fest
  • + 7
 Hodges you're a tool! Sam like the rest of the Aussie team is FORCED to wear lycra at the worlds so if anybody was gonna get the smackdown from karma for that one it shoulda been Sharples... And whats wrong with Dutch bags??? Oh you mean douchebag!!! Tool... go hit on your sister...
  • + 2
 lol, well said.
  • + 1
 Hodges and his sister would make strange babies. His sister is a bad lay too. Her pussy is like a bowl of yogurt.... Expired yogurt. His mom on the other hand is POTENT. She does that thing with her tongue!! Every guy on here knows what I'm talking about (even Hodges). RUINED.
  • + 1
 shorerider420 u are a lengard i would be pruad to wear an aussie skinsuit
  • + 6
 Sam Hill is an amazing rider probably the best and no doubt he would have won if he hadnt have crashed BUT its his fanatical followers that get on my nerves. If Gee had crashed on that coner and Sam had won the would really not be much fuss about it because Sam won so all his "sheep" like followers can be happy and Gees crash would just fade away no POD or anything. Damit hes biblically good but stop shagging him!!!

Now just watch the fanatics send in about 10 million -ve props
  • + 8
 thats gotta suck. i mean 200 meters from the finish line.... not the best of luck with him that day. amazing photo though
  • + 8
 i never thot i would see the day of a pic of sam hill eating it hard wow whats this world coming to
  • + 10
 fullface saved his life
  • + 8
 he should have won it by miles and i know i should be supporting gbr but sam is just too good and he should have won it
  • + 3
 Hell yeah. His run was immense. The camera guys couldnt keep him in shot most of the way. He rules.
  • - 2
 No, he shouldn't have won. He was going to fast for his skill and couldn't keep the bike controlled at that speed. Gee managed to go insanely fast too, but knew how far he could push and didn't step over his limits of control. Hence Hill - 3rd, Atherton - 1st.
  • - 1
 I think he's using "should have" to mean he "expected" him to win - and that's a fair judgment because Hill was flat out through all the difficult parts.
  • + 3
 I agree with kendall07, Hill is an awesome rider but all DH riders ride on the edge, Hill pushed to hard and crashed. Gee pushed right on the edge and won thus deserved it the most. Look at the line choice by peaty and co on the same turn, they all bank high and use the grass for traction to sling shot around the bend, hill was cutting corners all the way down and it cost him in the end.
  • + 4
 ^^^They all cut corners and Gee probably couldnt have run the time Sam did (until the crash) even if he wanted to.
  • + 5
 why have people neg prop'd tomo for his opinion?
grow up you lot

p.s. i love this picture lol
  • + 1
 kendall07:
if u have ever raced DH then you would know that EVERY racer tries to push there limits and go past there skill and comfort level just to gain that extra second to win!
  • + 2
 Kendall07 he may have been going a little faster but isn't that what mountain biking is? I personally mountain bike to push my limits and always keep pushing on I don't know about you but I think he was just pushing trying to win and made a mistake. It's still amazing he could fall like that and get on his bike and push hard to get 3rd. Even after a crash like that. You have your opinion but I think he was doing what all mountain bikers should.
  • + 0
 I've raced dh and I don't push my comfort zone that much, but then again I never win either.
  • + 1
 Hey, all of you. Pushing your limits makes you better. Pushing your limits when you shouldnt causes mistakes. I didn't see the race, but maby Sam pushed his limits, maby he didn't and that part of the course got the best of him. You don't actually know unless you are him, he could have felt completely comfortable.
  • + 0
 no he shouldnt have one it sucks when people say that! he was goin to fast, he risked too much, he lost control! gee pinned it but not so much that he lost control therefore he won! major props to hill for getin third tho that in itself is pretty damn impressive!
  • + 9
 thats gona haunt him for the res of his life...
  • + 9
 u gotta fell sorry for him though
  • + 6
 i'm glad for Gee, but if it wasn't for this crash Sam would've smoked them by 7 seconds. but hey this is racing. whoever makes the fewer mistakes wins!
  • + 6
 Sam Hill was SO DAMN QUICK!! would have destoyed peatys run, but I did feel bad when he crashed...
  • + 6
 fuck.... hill took that like a man, striaght back on and sprinting on to come 3rd the guys a machine!!!!
  • + 5
 that lycra has no protection what so ever, ouch!
  • + 1
 he's wearing protection gear under it methinks...
  • + 2
 and lycra makes him more aerodynamic Razz
  • + 11
 and lycra makes him look like a high speed knob
  • - 1
 bananowy (June 24,

Hes not got any protection on top half of his body . . or else you would see the plateing stick out . . .
  • + 1
 Good quote from Peaty at Champery there lol ^

Yeah, I love the fact that Sam pushes so hard all the time, hes so exciting to watch and hes unbelieveably fast when he puts it all together.

Gee did amazingly though so huge props to him, I just feel sorry for Peaty getting second AGAIN!
  • + 1
 How good would it have been if Gee had not ridden so good, and sam had been .5 sec's quicket at the top, and still beaten peaty? That would have shown REAL talent. To be 0.5 behind the second place finisher AND to have fallen off is something special. If you watch the video, he struggles to get his feet back on the pedals when he gets back up, that could have saved him .5 seconds and he still could have came 2nd.
  • + 1
 Wow, back and forth between everyone with this whole Sam vs. Gee thing. Gee is super rad, but I gotta say that Sam is a helluva lot better. The results for the last five years tell the story. Period. Game over. Sam is faster 90% of the time.
  • + 1
 faster then you 101% of the time
  • + 3
 it was not gee atherton that won this race but it was sam hill that he lost it
  • - 1
 no shit
  • + 2
 And to think that he lost the whole championship on that crash... Almost 6sec ahead... GONE...! Great ride... minor crash... Enough to lose...
  • + 3
 poor sam, the run was great, he had it all but mistakes happen for me he'll still be world champion
  • + 3
 and that my friends is why you wear a helmet. so you go home at the end of the day with your face still attached...
  • + 3
 aha i love how the third comment says hes gona get negative proppped.. but got +865 props Razz
  • + 0
 almost 6 seconds up at the split and cud have cruzed to the line at around 6 seconds up wen he crashed and was only 2.5 seconds of the top bummer but thats kinda the sport its all fair i wouldnt call a rerace for it for sure if he had held himself together he would have donnit but gee was able to hold himself together and pulled it off but i would still like to see peaty win world champs one day that has to happen before he retires.
  • + 0
 sam was on for a huge winner, but as he says it wasnt his run that day, he took a fall. good on him though, the times were so close and to come 3rd with a big crash, well done to him. he is leagues away from the other riders.
  • + 4
 another one bites the dust
  • + 3
 i've had that experience while trying to learn DH, it shows you how strong your helmet is
:P:P
  • + 1
 he was so faster than Peat by thenFrown he fell just as the commentator was screaming "Oooh he is SO FAST Don't fall please!" And even with the fall he was 1 or 2 secs behind Peaty
  • + 3
 he wasnt even a second behind peaty, it was like .53 or something
  • + 2
 oh yes! my bad Frown
  • + 2
 he was faster than gee.. but he fall.. i'm so sad
  • + 4
 thats not good sammy come back!
  • + 3
 Nows not the time for a sleep god damn it!!!
  • + 2
 "hey sam...you are dumb ass really..We did have a food vendor on site - you didn't have to graze...
  • + 1
 ha ha - even as an aussie I rate this as one of the funnier comments today
  • + 3
 pros are crashing too! nobody rides perfect!(expect the winnerlol )
  • + 3
 10 seconds past peaty. and 6 by atherton. then he crashed. poor dude
  • + 2
 Sam hill almost 7 secs front at the split He would be defenetlly the winner If he has not puse it so hard Thats Worlds
  • + 0
 gee 1st and peaty 2nd!! awesome race!! altho the legend of sam hill was about 10 secs up wen he did this!! that hurts!! he finished.53 behind steve peat after crashing!!! crazy, the boys got talent.
  • + 3
 i didn't knew that Sam Hill can crash... Big Grin
  • + 2
 Ouch. CRAZY POD!
i think that would be a new visor.
nice pic. Sorry bout your luck man Frown
  • + 1
 Dont care about 1 Crash....Sam is THE BEST Dh rider in th world by a long shot....Just bad timing...He was up by almost 6 second at the first mark....Thats epic.
  • - 1
 if you dont crash your not goin fast enough!

think its a brilliant pic, captures the moment

you cant be unimpressed with his run before that point though, brilliant to watch, likewise gee and steves runs were great to watch, peat looks so smooth over everything.

absolutely gutted peat has missed out again! been waiting years and years for him to get the rainbow jersey Frown
  • + 0
 "yaaaa" that grass looks really good!!!!! can you bring some home for me?? I really wish sam didwin because Gee is a flaming homo and he sucks giant elephant balls!! cheers and Gee is a Fag
  • + 1
 wayyy, he fell over- bad luck...............perhaps should have thought about his entry speed before he chose to throw himself on the floor.
  • + 3
 happens to the best of us Razz
  • + 4
 the floor 1 sam hill 0
  • + 2
 i saw this on freecaster and i was SOOO gutted for him! almost had it, deserved to win!
  • + 2
 it isn t very bad crash but this is WC DH and he will be first...but respect for YOU Smile
  • + 0
 such a shame about that Frown he was pinning it all the way down though Smile on that little section he took a different line to everyone else if he went a little slower through it might have made it Smile just unfortunate!
  • + 3
 Do you think it was cuz of the spandex?
  • + 4
 yes...yes i do
  • + 1
 truth be told...everyone still knows who the fastest riders is...i would hate to win, only becasue someone crashed out...where is the pride in that?
  • + 0
 The pride is knowing you made it across the line without making the mistake "Hill" made. I think you missed a little bit of "Hills" nut butter, better lick it off the carpet. On race day, your previous record doesn't matter, what matters, is who is the better biker that day, and that day alone. When you lose, you lose, when you win, you win. No one can go back and change time for Sammy. He rode how he rode, and ate the dirt.
  • - 1
 I hate those stupid comments about skinsuit, what the hell is wrong with it?! This is a highly professional sport, and it shall be even more when it finally goes to Olympics, there will no place for "style" and "I don't ride it cuz it looks stupid". There will be just time table; and if pink skin suit gives a 2secs better time than the black one, they will use the pink one! And if the TV and commercial business will like Gangsta coats they shall wear them. Until now, shut UR damn mouths PIMPS!
  • + 4
 ^^ "PIMPS" is not an insult. Most guys would take that as a compliment. In fact, when my hoes call me Pimp, Daddy, or Sir, I don't slap them as much. Also, is a pink skin suit more aerodynamic, or are you just making up an excuse to wear pink??? (pussy). Time for rehab.
  • + 2
 luck of a champion! camon sam you are the best, the fastest, and the king of the world riders!
  • + 3
 ouchh... he totally ate tht fuck eh.
  • + 0
 i must say wtf is the LYCRA about but hey lol ? and well shit happens you get back up and ride again i just call it tuff luck theres plenty other races to crash in woops sorry i mean win in lol
  • - 2
 true Lycra for XC DH is shorts and gersy! get back to the style it dont make yur that faster just look XC!!!
  • + 0
 Except that it has been proved by testing that it does...
  • + 0
 They all were dressed in tights . I admit I wanted Gee to win, but seeing Sam 's run ,gave me the creeps .And the track was unridable . I watched his run like 10 time. He owned all the others.
  • + 1
 holy shit if anyone actually watched this race they would offically know the deffinition of speed
  • + 2
 he was soo clous...ehh ;(
  • + 0
 Hill is the best downhill rider in the World...I don't know how does he do it...maybe he is not humanBig Grin
Nearly 6 secs in the first section, that is unbeliveable...
  • + 2
 everyone has their bad days.. unfortunatly this was his.
  • + 0
 well... I'm definitley not wearing my dirt jumping helmet when I go to the whistler bike park. I think I'll rent a full face.
  • + 0
 Wow, everyone was wearing Lycra not just Sam, I would cry too if I just lost the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP because I slid out in a corner
  • + 0
 I'm stoked for Gee to win, but I really wish Peaty could have taken it, that guy deserves it. Bummer on the crash Hill, you had it!
  • + 2
 OOOh that beautiful bikeee. AHAH welcome to dirt countyyy
  • + 1
 So cute with that colour coding isn't it Wink
  • + 2
 that hurt even in the soul!!
  • + 1
 este tombo valeu lhe o 3 lugar no campionato do mundo
ele vinha a fazer grande tempo mas estendeu se Smile
  • + 1
 He's expecting something from very close... Maybe a bug... Smile Unlucky, get well soon!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Gutted for him like...he must of been deverstated like Frown
  • + 1
 its quite amaizing that so many people dont know what they're talking about... that should have been Sams day.
  • + 0
 wheyyyyyy his eyebrow fell off hahahahah his trying to stick it back on . ahh its unlucky he is the best in the world currently im glad for gee he deserves this win
  • + 2
 UNNNNNNLLUUUUCCCCKKKYYYYYYYY
  • + 2
 tut tut, he's bug hunting again...
  • + 1
 wow fuck... sam hill is the best.... to be the best, you need to fall much ... is part! POD!!!
  • + 0
 thats what you get for wearing skin hugging gear! looks like he just got mugged by his ride! FACE DOWN! NOBODY MOVE! THIS.....IS A STICK UP!
  • + 1
 theres a word for this uh oh yah digger! and this is why we should all promot full face. imagine this crash without
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 truly gutted 4 u sam but dus it taste
  • + 1
 he was flyin during the race until he crashed... bummer, i wanted him to win
  • + 2
 oooooooooo gnar face plant
  • + 1
 Gutted for hill!! Was flat out until then! still got 3rd though!! But brits won so its all gravyBig Grin
  • + 2
 well he kind of gets wat he deserves for wearing spandex material
  • + 2
 he had such a GOOD RUN in tell that part he was doin sick pod.......
  • + 2
 i felt so bad for him wen he got to the end he was absooutely guttered
  • + 1
 i really wanted to see him just absolutely crush everyone with his time. 10 seconds up on peaty, that would have meant 8 seconds up on gee. man i wish he made that corner. there are no words to describe how fast he was going
  • + 4
 Well (being british) I'm certainly glad Gee won, but still I feel SO bad for Hill! At that point where he is face down, what must be going through his mind???? He knew he had a good run!!
  • + 2
 It's "Kiss the Ground Can Can" !!
  • + 3
 passiert!
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 kommt vor!
  • + 2
 sam falling not too comon
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 lol dobrze rze miaÅ‚eÅ› kasak hehehe!!
  • + 2
 haha - great irony in choosing this pod - cheers !
  • + 0
 but see, he didnt because he was wearing his protective helment, like all good boys and girls should when they hop on a bicycle
  • + 1
 sh*t happens lol i have a feeling ill be doing the same thing this summer Smile
  • + 2
 he's just resting, can't you see guys?
  • + 1
 i feel like crying man i would be guttered. but man nice run to keep up there
  • + 1
 awww poor sam bet tht hurt think i have do tht a few times
  • + 1
 same with this, he made the 3rd place...UNBELIEVEABLE
  • + 1
 fuckk that sucks man i feel bad from him
  • + 2
 lose word champion oh
  • + 0
 Sam was riding soooo fast, he had a lie down and still came third. Amazing.
  • + 1
 LMAO HAHA Nice one Sam Lol !!!!!
  • + 1
  IN YO FACE IN YO FACE
  • + 1
 lol gotta love that taste, thats the true biking style
  • + 2
 That is soooooo Gnarly
  • + 0
 OK now that I saw the video I am going to say that was a hard crash. (And you support Monster)
  • + 1
 He's just studying the course CLOSELY for the fastest line ;-)
  • + 1
 God bless Sam hill,the best!!!
  • + 1
 apperently he was like 10 secs up on the leader before this crash!!!!!!
  • + 1
 dude u ate shit on a stick
  • + 0
 yea.. i'll be gettin some good bails in like this one Razz hope the guy is alright..
  • + 0
 I just named my 4th kid after this guy 2 days before the wipeout... Damn Sam!!!
  • + 0
 Your sad
  • + 1
 ouch, good thing he has a full face on, looks like it hurt!!!
  • + 1
 how many fricking comments are on this page? holy tits.
  • + 1
 "I dont wanna race anymore, im gunna go to sleep
  • + 1
 he deserves it because hes wearing spandex
  • + 1
 thank fuck for full face helmets.
  • + 1
 haha ooooo that sucks bro hahahah
  • + 1
 full-face helmet...saves lives...therefor racing continues:P
  • + 0
 Booom! It's something like Roswell... an alien crashes on the earth... Many compliments!
  • + 1
 no, hes trying to sleep, and some geezer threw a bike at him!
  • + 0
 i must've watched that crash about 20 times. Sam deserved the win but that was so foolish.
  • + 0
 sorry but that just looks fucking hilarious!!!! if he was wearing real clothes maybe...
  • + 2
 gostei....
  • + 1
 lucky he had fullface helmet Smile
  • + 0
 that sucks to crash at the end, but its crazy that he still did so well at worlds with a crash!
  • + 1
 VOD? ahaha POD maybe

that is an amazing picture

mega props!
  • + 0
 check out the vidoe of it, its intense sam hill flys down the hill and had such a big lead too bad he crashed
  • + 0
 Obviously the force wasnt with him in that race. May the force be with us Bikers and skateboarding is a crime!!!!
  • + 1
 good pic ouch hell be okay though its sam hill the dude is a machine
  • + 1
 that's what happens when you want to go too fast... Razz
  • + 1
 his mom obviously forgot to give his awesomesauce for breakfast
  • + 1
 sam hill falls too!! haha i feel better now
  • + 1
 ''mmmm sweet ground''

..poor SamFrown
  • + 1
 brilliant! thats something different for a POD. sweeet
  • + 1
 the crash heard round the world
  • + 1
 harsh he was 6 seconds in the lead!! but still beat fabel lol
  • + 2
 unfortunate hill!!!!Frown Frown
  • + 2
 Best POD ever
  • + 1
 ok lets see whats for lunch how about dirt with a side of grass and helmet
  • + 2
 best moment in 2008 :-)
  • + 1
 saw the video hee woudl won the race he was leading by 6 secconds
  • + 1
 rock bottom, you found it!
  • + 0
 sam was beter that gee anyway he was just unfortunate but there is always next year
  • + 1
 ouchhhhh bet that hurt!!!!!
  • + 1
 bet at this point he was thinking that first place was over..
  • + 0
 that has gota hert and it is a grimer that he did fall off first time i have seen a pic of him on he face that gota hert
  • + 0
 very bad luck...but you still the fatest and the bestchamp of the Downhill World.
  • + 2
 the king is down!!!
  • + 1
 long live the king
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 OMG, outch the TLD HELMET crashed x´D
  • - 1
 Sam is the king, give him a crown... he will be 7 sec before steve if he won't crash. sam is the winner in my eyes and the fastest man in this season
  • + 4
 His crown looks a bit scratched after that faceplant.
  • + 1
 Huzzah! for full face helmets!
  • + 0
 gtande! complimenti al fotografo perchè fotografare sam hill con la testa piantata per terra è una rarità.... eheh
  • + 1
 "Now look at the time, look at the TIME !!!!!!! "
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 at this second he was 7seconds faster then steve peat... thats all. Hill is the King!
  • + 2
 no at the split he was, then he force-f*cked the course and was about 10 up. to bad there was no split around that corner.
  • + 1
 sucks to be you sam sucks to be you
  • + 1
 thank god for those full face helmets !
  • + 1
 that's what you get when you wear lycra...
  • + 0
 the best of world, of the planet, of the cosmic, coninue with your job, go to the chamiponship
  • + 0
 ha a mutur fucking nice pod but i think sorry abot the rider i just saying hospital next
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 noooo!!! my hero!
  • + 1
 Poor sam now peaty will beat him !!!
  • + 0
 wow mate awsome awsome pic lol imagine the state of him if he was riding helmetless lol
  • + 1
 I spie with my little eye somthing beggining with DIRT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 0
 like many others above have said, thats what u get for wearing spandex in a downhill race.
  • + 1
 thank god for full face helms..
  • + 0
 Fall or not Sam hill is still a DH GOD! Great pic Amazing timing....Awsome job to the photographer
  • + 1
 look at his chin bar its in the ground
  • + 1
 haha thats much lower than the pod
  • + 1
 Good thing he had a full face! Nice pic!Big Grin
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 crash pods are bitchen i think they r just shown if you want to ride you go to pay the price but nice pod btw :]
  • + 1
 Its not the fall that hurts its the sudden stop at the bottom haha
  • + 0
 He is the world champ !!!!!!!!! it would be at least 7 sec difference
  • + 0
 poor sam. he would of had one of the best runs if he didnt crash
  • + 1
 he was doing so good =[
  • + 0
 thats what you get for wearing spandex
  • + 1
 you know whats funny...he'z still faster than you in spandex... ha ha ha you suck!!!
  • + 0
 lol isnt there a video for this?
  • + 0
 that gives a whle new definition to eat sh!t
  • + 0
 and he was soo close to winning Frown
  • + 1
 shattered glory
  • + 1
 faceplant
  • + 0
 best pic I ever seen ! POD
  • + 1
 brutal
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 owned! =[
Shit Happens...
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 WOW SAM REALLY KNOWS HOW TO EAT IT! LMAO
  • + 0
 he still was the best that day
  • - 1
 he got owned, well done gee but theres no doubt sam hill is the fastest on the curcuit at the moment
  • + 0
 what a heart breaker so close to the finish line
  • + 0
 and he still got 3rd or 2nd i for got
  • + 0
 Kinda shows Sam Hill isnt as indestructable as everyone thinks....
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 holy sam hill eating sh? thats the last time youll ever see him doing that again this rider is so goddam amazing
  • + 0
 and he still got third hes amazing didnt think he fell that hard
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 lo thats why you dont wear LYCRA
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 HAHAHA 200METRES FROM END!
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 This pissed me off sooooo much its not funny.....
  • + 1
 To the HEAD!
  • + 0
 looks like it hurt.. nice helmet
  • + 0
 i thought it was funny...
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 face plant you crashed and bruned
  • + 1
 holy crap 490 comments
  • + 1
 WHATD YOU JUST CALL ME??
  • + 0
 probly will neeed a new nose and a helmet after that
  • + 0
 thats a f*cking repost

www.pinkbike.com/photo/2424259
  • + 1
 hows the dirt taste?
  • + 1
 no have funny =/
  • + 0
 fuck me running thats even hurts me and i wasnt even there!!
  • + 1
 you like that mud mask
  • + 1
 ouch...
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 ouch intence bail
  • + 0
 looks like soom 1 eating dirt
  • + 1
 but he's still the BEST
  • + 0
 maybe in the worlds.... its going down....
  • + 1
 i love the video of that
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 LOL tuck and roll!!!
  • + 0
 just goes to show that even da best f*%k up.
  • + 0
 surves him right for wearing spandex.
  • + 0
 hahahahahahahahaha that would hurt
  • + 0
 its not very often one gets to say this about sam hill, but..... PWND!!!!
  • + 0
 that guy at the top with 730 props, hes like famous Razz
  • + 0
 shity pod and sucks for him
  • + 0
 That's cool, Sam has also brought down.
  • + 0
 See, folks- as I've been telling you- Spandex kills. This is what happens!
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 yeh ano it does. i did tht today .
  • + 0
 holy shit nice eating shit
  • + 0
 aaaaaaaaaaaa yum yum Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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 THIS GUY ATE SHIT LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW.. HOLY. HE MUST HAVE BEEN GOING PREETY DARN FAST THOUGH. IT'A GOOD THAT HE SUCKED IT UP THOUGH. DEFINETALY POD
  • + 1
 Hill, 3.
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 Hill, 3. All the rest is shot !
  • + 1
 Brutality
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 thank god for full faces
  • + 0
 oooooch! thats gotta hurt! sweet pic tho
  • + 0
 Thank the lord for fullface helmets....
  • + 1
 mud face..face mud
  • + 0
 lol ouch wounder how he fell
  • + 1
 kiss the grass
  • + 1
 RADICAL!
  • + 0
 sam hill fast to the ground
  • + 0
 whats the mud like down there lol
  • + 1
 hahahaha eatin' dirt!!!
  • + 0
 and the best also they kiss the floor
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 caluje ziemie jak papierz na pielgrzymkach ;D
  • + 1
 WOW this is kiss of dirt
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 oy mama((((
  • + 0
 Oh Shit ! Bad crash , He has heaten the floor :s

Pod !
  • + 0
 hel probably come back and dominate the rest of the world cups!!!
  • + 0
 i think that is not a proper time to get some sun =/
  • + 0
 Gutted for him, but chuffed for gee and steve.
  • - 1
 Juste for the exemple et must fall on his back or on his arms to show what are the risk to ride without protection.
  • + 1
 The best...mai nada
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 epic faceplant
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 MusiaÅ‚o go zaboleć!!
It had to hurt!!
  • + 0
 its a shame Frown hill is the king
  • - 2
 y is it a shame? He has worked hard, and is a extremely gd rider! He deserves to be king, in my opinion
  • + 0
 he doesnt mean its a shame hes the king, he means its a shame the king stacked
  • + 0
 Fatality ;] Is anything worse than faceplanting in any way?
  • + 0
 getting sacked in any way.
  • + 0
 it was the sadest moment of my life wen he dident win
  • + 0
 haha good not to keen on sam hill. (waits for the neg props)
  • + 1
 Whether or not you are keen, why wouldn't you want to see the best guy win? Being glad he fell is crap compared to begin glad Gee or Peaty beat him. I never want to see a race won or lost based on a fall. I want them all to have near perfect for their skill runs and the guy who deserves the win to get it. Being patriotic is great, being prejudiced is weak. Wishing bad on somebody is spiteful. What do you want to be?
  • + 0
 :O i didn't think that was possible!
  • + 1
 sam hil respect
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 Face Plant, Great POD ! Pimp
  • + 0
 if he don't crash....!
awsome moment to pic!
  • + 0
 Englishman won at end of day thats all that counts
  • + 0
 Why make this POD? I think it's sad in my opinion.
  • + 1
 it's a thing of beauty.
  • + 0
 ouch! too bad it was Hill though he probably coulda made 1st
  • + 0
 Life is harsh, but the ground is still more! POD
  • + 0
 nice close up view of the track^^ POD
  • + 0
 Frown Frown Frown Frown Frown but he's the king!
  • + 1
 he would of defo
  • + 0
 thats cause he has cyclism suit on
  • + 0
 to bad for sam first steve smith no this quality pic tho props
  • + 0
 Could be worse... Awesome pic GO SAM!!!
  • + 0
 dude this is brutal as hell
  • + 0
 ouch face plants hert i got ko by doing it
  • + 0
 looks like he broke hi s face hahahahahaha, i luv your bike and sweet pod
  • + 0
 narels man. that would suck
  • + 0
 oohhh man that sucks (N)
hate it when that happens
  • + 0
 SOOOOOOOOOOO epic
  • + 0
 POD
  • - 1
 hahahahahahahahahahahahahah
  • - 1
 LAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLAWLWLLAWL serves the robot right lol
  • + 0
 oww...
  • + 0
 what chainring is that?
  • - 1
 haha, a condom from the blowjob team =)
  • + 0
 huge faceplant
  • - 1
 hey is that not sam hill????
  • + 0
 man he at $h!t Smile
  • + 0
 awsome pic pod
  • - 1
 look wat i found!!!! he exclaimed
  • + 0
 Ouch !!!!
  • + 11
 Accident was relly depressing, Sam was on the good way to win this championship...
  • + 0
 Yeah but Gee won so what does it matter
  • + 7
 All the little 13 year old kids are gonna praise Gee now... I'm Psychic, watch.
  • - 4
flag nellydafreerider (Jun 24, 2008 at 9:52) (Below Threshold)
 I'm stoked that the atherton family swept worlds, that was sick seeing that gee and rachel both won dh in their categories.
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flag nouser (Jun 24, 2008 at 10:17) (Below Threshold)
 yer gee atherton is amazing i wud worship him
  • + 9
 truth be told...everyone still knows who the fastest riders is...i would hate to win, only becasue someone crashed out...where is the pride in that?
  • + 7
 i agree with racecase^^^. I will quote a commenter below. Gee didn't win the race. Sam lost it.
  • + 4
 Absolutly not. peat and gee were better racers on that day. If you watch hill he is kinda loose cannon when he has the lead. Apperently about 100m before his coach yelled 10 seconds. I mean if you go from that into a two wheel drift and catch a rock it is kinda karma if you ask me. The kid is amazing and is the fastest person on a bike. But he was not the best racer that day. On a second note i kinda felt bad for peaty. That guy needs some rainbow shit.
  • + 5
 if he was the best racer, why didnt he win...
  • + 5
 As amazing as sam is you cant take it away from gee... they both raced well and gee DIDNT fall and sam did... at the end of the day its about the win not how amazingly you ride!
  • + 1
 ^^^wow, its not all about having the title of "winner". You should enjoy what you do. And doing as good as you can is better than getting respect from the title of being the winner. If i didn't deserve to win something and did, i wouldn't feel deserving at all. Again, gee didn't win, Sam lost.
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 Cosmoss reread what i said, I said peaty and gee were better racers and sam was not
  • + 3
 Gee won because he was the fastest racer down the hill. ALL of it. Sam may have been messing everyone up until he fell, but he did and thats racing!
  • + 1
 Dont worry pistol2ne i wasnt saying it in response to what you said, it was just a statement, related to earlier comments... and i dont really like sam (he's amazing, dont get me wrong) and i really like gee.
  • + 2
 Owwwwww!Faceplant!
  • - 1
 boom there goes sam cant stay ontop forever !!!
  • + 0
 yummy a dirtpie
  • + 0
 Ã§uojih
  • + 0
 thats a rare shot...
  • + 0
 ohhh he just ate it. :O
  • + 0
 Thanks to the D2...
  • + 0
 thats to baaad
  • + 0
 that sucks real bad:p
  • + 0
 Buzz kill!
  • + 0
 Shitty
  • - 1
 wow tones of props, i wonder what ill get for saying this, i like boobs
  • + 0
 ahhh.... ouch
  • + 0
 such a nice bike
  • - 1
 that happens when you wear fucking spandex!
  • + 2
 As long as your mother doesn't wear spandex we're okay.
  • + 0
 he's got a nice helmet.
  • - 1
 he deserves that becuase he winsall the time hha
  • + 0
 Face Plant!!!! great POD
  • + 0
 fucking CRASH!
  • + 0
 i cried. poor sammy
  • + 0
 bad luck for number 1
  • + 0
 A PENNY?!?
SCORE!!
  • - 1
 well he put the definishion on EATING SHIT
  • - 1
 so sam got as fast as he did by eating dirt/grass???
must try that
  • + 0
 SAM it's the KING Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
  • + 0
 lol
  • + 0
 lol how do u feel
  • + 0
 ouch!!! bet that hurt
  • + 0
 Samuel???? ouchhh!!
  • + 0
 Shit Hapens.!
  • + 0
 he fucked up
  • - 1
 wow sam you made P.O.D well done
  • - 1
 Roadie gear-Dh race. makes you race like a roadie!
  • + 1
 fast, with no beer gut? yeah i guess it does Smile
  • + 0
 owned
  • - 1
 This shouldn't happaned Frown In my mind he was the World champ.
  • + 0
 dude you ate shit hard
  • + 0
 he could be first....
  • + 0
 Thats a HARSH face plant
  • + 0
 F**k crash Wink
  • + 0
 can anyone say OUCH!?
  • + 0
 he didnt eat it at all
  • + 0
 sick
  • + 0
 lawl.
  • + 0
 hello face meet ground
  • + 0
 Lycra penalty points!
  • + 0
 really long piano solo
  • + 0
 hahahahahahahahahaha
  • - 1
 Wow that's weird, Sam Hill crashing you dont see that often...
  • + 0
 Peat's backBig Grin Big Grin Big Grin
  • + 0
 he saw a coin...
  • + 0
 Sam Hill the best (rock)
  • + 0
 lol
  • + 0
 Sam Hill Rules
  • + 0
 autsch
  • + 0
 im diggin the spandex
  • + 0
 hilarious pic!
  • - 1
 feal bad for that guy, spandex lol, POD
  • + 2
 lol, well if u wanna win u generally have to use spandex, take fort william for example, rach atherton said the otherday, skinsuits save between 8- 10secs
  • + 0
 dobrze ze mial daszek :p
  • + 0
 ouch! :S
  • + 0
 ouch
  • + 0
 dirt for dinner
  • + 0
 im feeling your pain
  • + 0
 rucking owned
  • + 0
 ooooo ouch
  • + 0
 www.perone.pl
  • - 1
 wow! that guy is a uber noob
  • + 0
 Yum,Dirt.
  • - 1
 HE IS STILL MY CHAMP! HE´S THE KING WITHOUT THE CROWN!
  • - 3
 ha thats funny
  • - 3
 pod
  • - 3
 Kiss the grass
  • - 2
 que collaso
  • - 2
 Did he die?
  • - 3
 did he get hurt??????????????????? awesome pic!!!!!
  • - 3
 u ate the dirt bitch good pic tho dudeSmile
  • - 2
 o jak ladnie Wink
  • - 2
 dh is sucks
  • + 1
 dh is sucks?gratulalok faszkalap
  • - 3
 good thats what he gets for wearing such tight clothes and gear
  • + 1
 well i bet hes better than you so you got own by a guy tight's clothes haha
  • - 2
 HAHAHAHA ROOKIE
  • - 2
 FAIL
  • - 2
 hahahahahhhaah
  • - 2
 -6 s steve peat
  • - 3
 that'll teach him for wearin that stupid gimp suit! awesum rider tho
  • - 2
 take that saml hill! cheers for letting gee win! horay!
  • - 2
 and thats why you wear a helmet kids!
  • - 1
 hope your ok
  • - 1
 OWNED Big Grin
  • - 2
 When i watch it i feel pain
  • - 1
 ow
  • - 2
 that's what you get for wearing man-dex
  • - 2
 yeah thats what he gets for wearing spandex
  • - 2
 "There's my button i lost!!"
  • - 1
 crash Frown
  • - 2
 " i always wondered how dirt taists"
  • - 1
 I agree with hardhead
  • - 1
 face plant!
  • - 2
 HAHHA THE DUMB BITCH FELL!!!!!!! FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • - 2
 p.s spandex makes him look bigger
  • - 1
 bloody lycra
  • - 1
 unlucky... he must won
  • - 1
 he ate that ground
  • - 1
 holy fuck buddy
  • - 1
 he got ownded!
  • - 1
 eating shit thata boy!
  • - 1
 haha lol xD;p
  • - 3
 I'm not liking this lycra and downhill combination a lot of them are doing....It's just not right.
  • + 0
 the wear skin suits and world champs man thats it lol
  • - 2
 'wow this dirt tastes great'
  • - 3
 Serves him right for having a nicer helmet than me... and for wearing the spandex
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