Video: Luca Shaw & Greg Minnaar's Course Preview POV - La Bresse World Cup DH 2018

Aug 23, 2018 at 10:38
by Steel City Media  

Luca Shaw and Greg Minnaar hit the freshly cut track out in La Bresse for the final round of the 2018 World Cup!


MENTIONS: @redbullbike



60 Comments

  • + 130
 Can we have footage from just one rider please? That was really disjointed. Give Gee the job permanently (if he wants it), his running commentary at MSA was superb.
  • + 22
 Gee's runs are top notch. Not as funny as Claudio's but definitely more insightful, I'd be more than happy with either, but let's be honest the people demand both.
  • + 5
 Gee has been doing the official redbull course previews since Claudio went down. This is just the Syndicate doing their own much like most teams/riders do.
  • + 3
 @tgent: have we so quickly forgotten Cathro wants the job of permanent course previewer! and I don't see anyone more fit for the part than him!
  • + 7
 Another vote for Gee!
  • + 3
 Well done, again, Gee! That course looks just over 2min long.
  • + 37
 Well that was disorienting.
  • + 31
 please stop switching to different cameras in different places constantly... really doesnt look good
  • + 18
 Good night people, let’s complain about the video someone else rode, someone else edited and someone else uploaded to a free website...for free.

In case no one actually gets around to saying it - THANKS FOR THE COURSE PREVIEW!
  • + 10
 BRING BACK CHAMPERY there, I said it
  • + 7
 So its basically freight train to no joke to duffman back to freight train...shit man this is a bike park track not a WC track.
  • + 1
 Regardless of tricky camera view it Doesn´t seem too much demanding or nothing too special... My pronostic is times will be very close all.
  • + 1
 I was thinking the exact same thing. I'd say it's unlikely, but I wouldn't be completely shocked to see some of the guys show up with long travel, single crown bikes. A couple of those bottom sections look a little steep and techy but overall, I could see a smaller bike having some serious advantages on this track.
  • + 6
 Pretty disappointing track for a world cup. UCI needs to get away from these 2 min courses buffed out courses, these are world class athletes. Race will still be exciting to watch it always is.
  • + 3
 After the last 2 tracks this one does look a bit silly and short. I do like how it gets more tech towards the bottom where riders might be fatigued.
  • + 6
 Watching this even Leogang reaches wild tech DH course status... lets see what’s the race will bring but this is somehow disappointing
  • + 1
 well honestly i think the track is good for the terrain they have. If the guys that made this track had leogang sized mountain they would have done a way better job than leogang track builders…
But yeah it's a bit meh
  • + 1
 The point is the old track was maybe one of the best tracks of the WC history...
  • + 8
 It may not be super tech, but it's tricky in different ways. The dirt in La Bresse is extremely loose and soft, so after 3 days of the best riders in the world tearing it to bits it's gonna be a slippery nightmare. The jumps are way too small for the speeds these guys are reaching, so adequate scrubbing and braking will be paramount. The section at 2:20 is some of the slipperiest rock I've ever ridden, and there's a few corners that look like they'll be gone come race day (e.g. that tiny little catch berm at 2:23). It may not be your typical tech gnar, but I can guarantee you it's gonna make for some exciting racing
  • + 2
 @fabdemaere: ok agree the race it dröge will be close and tricky but in my opinion there are way better more spectacular tracks...
  • + 3
 Not a very exciting track to end on. I don't understand how the US tracks like Wind Rock or Windham don't get any UCI events, but this one and Cairns get repeat visits. I'd much rather see world class riders riding down stuff that a lot of bikers don't dare to. Instead of riding down a grass slope with a bunch of jumps and a couple drops.
  • + 3
 UCI charges license + marketing fees upwards of USD$450k just to host the round, plus additional costs to manage the event + track prep etc.

Hosting a round is not for everyone.

Host requirements: www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/News/17/41/02/2018-UCI-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-BidGuide_EN-OK_Neutral.PDF
  • + 6
 So which camera won the camera review shoot out ? ????
  • + 5
 By switching between riders they stretched this 2 min track out to nearly 3 min.
  • + 2
 Was that Luca in front, was a bit confusing and no dialog???
  • + 4
 Lets not get all edit happy here.

One rider at a time please. Who the F thinks this is the way to go?
  • + 2
 Pretty boring track for a DHWC. I`d suggest every competitor to do it on enduro bikes, or on aggressive hardtails, that would be a exciting challenge. Bring the DHWC back to Lourdes next year please!!!
  • + 5
 Bring back Claudio.
  • + 4
 those v10s makes so much noise
  • + 3
 Aren't people supposed to talk during the course preview?
  • + 4
 Trailbike for the win!
  • + 2
 Yeh, that is a track and a half.... Cannot wait to see what happens on race day.
  • + 2
 half a track*
  • + 2
 Oh those French think of everything, spectator sex mats....
  • + 1
 In comparison to all the other WC tracks this season, this looks like a week off.
  • + 2
 Looks like a good track, can’t wait to watch it, time to get beer.
  • + 2
 If they taped that course any tighter, their bars would be hitting...
  • + 1
 Old track was MUCH MUCH more challenging and demanding. This is a snooze fest for riders of wc caliber!
  • + 1
 I really hope someone hits that massive possible gap @2:21 in a race run!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 get big Cathro on the track previews and track walk
  • + 1
 Well, that was super annoying.
  • + 1
 A track specially built for 29ers?
  • + 1
 Well that's some dogshit editing.
  • + 1
 At the very least, that trail looks like a PARTY
  • + 2
 its gonna be a Come on the blues, garbage, come out to see us, it's going to shit a bit!
  • + 2
 Line city
  • + 1
 Let's see... who was the podium in Leogang? Ok, I know my fantasy team.
  • + 1
 Looks like a rad track!
  • + 1
 Don't do this again
  • + 1
 Bring back Claudio
  • - 2
 Prognarcore
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