Dual Slalom Finals - Sea Otter 2013

Apr 21, 2013 at 3:32
by Margus Riga  
Blazing sun, dust, and berms. That's a pretty accurate summary of the dual slalom action at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic dual slalom race. The mens's pro finals came down to a head to head match between Peaty and Graves, with Peaty making it to the last round on his 27.5” wheeled Santa Cruz Bronson, only to get bumped out of contention by Jared Graves aboard a lowered Yeti SB66. Mitch Ropelato was slated to appear in the little final, but apparently succumbed to heat stroke and wasn't able to make his start time.

In the pro women's division, Jill Kintner successfully defended her title, narrowly beating Rachel Atherton to the finish line. Third and fourth place ended up as a battle between Anneke Beerten and Luana Oliveira, with Luana claiming the third place position.







































































49 Comments

  • 29 2
 Amazing that Peaty's still ripping dudes half his age...
  • 4 0
 Soda'Bomb' is such a beast in just a tee and skinnies.
  • 18 2
 Ah, it's that time of year when we all scratch our heads as to why Dual was ever nixed from the World Cup. If there were ever a mtb discipline that was tailor made for television, this would be it. Plus, downhillers wouldn't be scared off of competing for fear of injury by way of a pileup like 4x had the tendency to do. Damn.
  • 14 3
 Why the hell is Graves riding with a Garmin on his handlebars ???
  • 10 3
 Powermeter in his cranks plus sponsor exposure
  • 7 0
 Strava
  • 6 0
 STRAVA RUN!!
  • 2 0
 Awesome that Peaty got second, truly a great rider and guy all around, but gotta holler at Graves. He rips, and can tear up all different riding disciplines. I hope he does great in the DH this year.
  • 4 0
 RED CAM for interview? you kidding
  • 5 3
 Well done Peaty! Loving the Bronson. Please, no more Norbs comments....
  • 4 1
 great Peat
  • 1 0
 any videos of this one? i wanna see steve peat beat the heck out of almost everyone.
  • 1 0
 Bike mag has one
  • 2 0
 The Palmer and Peaty photo is my favourite !
  • 2 0
 Love seeing the Gadsden flag!!!!
  • 1 0
 Gadsen/" Don't Tread On Me" flag. I didn't see it while I was there but I if I had I would have shook the holders hand.
  • 1 0
 You'll be seeing us next year in the same spot, my man.
  • 1 0
 Heat Stroke, really? That means he was near death and suffered some permanent brain damage. Probably more like heat cramps.
  • 2 1
 Brilliant photography. Wish i was there!
  • 2 1
 Why isn't there a live coverage? If there is i can't find it.
  • 4 2
 'MURICA
  • 5 3
 Got owned.
  • 4 4
 i was talking about the pictures of the flags but ok
  • 1 0
 jill Kintner won though?...
  • 1 0
 Loving these argyles with black stanchions
  • 1 0
 Palmer still !!!! jaja two legends in that picture Peaty and Palmer
  • 1 0
 Margus really captures the moment. Awesome photography. Really amazing!
  • 2 1
 class
  • 4 3
 Video pleaseee
  • 5 1
 dude you have to understand this happened yesterday and it takes time to compose a good video.
  • 4 0
 vitalmtb has video
  • 1 1
 So was Graves on a 27.5 proto after all or was it still a 26"?
  • 5 1
 Found it. Graves was on a custom yeti SB-66 modified down to 4".
  • 2 2
 26"
  • 2 1
 Fantastic pictures!
  • 2 1
 great photos!! awesome
  • 1 0
 LONG LIVE SLALOM!!!
  • 1 0
 That Looks SoOoo Fun!
  • 1 0
 yes peaty well done
  • 1 2
 Graves with Garmin (gps)?
  • 2 2
 Where was Kyle?
  • 20 2
 Who cares where Kyle is...? After his arrogant winning statement he made last year, he must wise up. ''Slalom is an American sport''??, how about ''MTB is a GLOBAL sport''. Rather than being a stereo-typical narrow-minded american
  • 3 1
 Well said.
  • 1 0
 uhhh, okay then. just a simple question
  • 1 7
flag bigstrait (Apr 21, 2013 at 20:42) (Below Threshold)
 Slalom is a American sport get a clue... haters grow up... Best thing about it he is faster than you even in your dreams
  • 1 0
 americans.........
  • 1 0
 @bigstrait, you just proved my statement true... wheres your sense of global unity??
  • 2 4
 Big wheels is the shit we will se more_____0^0_____
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