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brownies wynmasters's article
Oct 9, 2023 at 20:32
Oct 9, 2023
Video: Wyn TV from Finals at the Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2023
@leon-forfar: It's an interesting point actually about how it's so unique to MTB... I did some quick research and found this fascinating article about the 5 person podium: https://marathonmtb.com/2017/04/06/mtb-5-person-podium/ TLDR for those who don't want to read the article: at a World Cup in Cairns 1994, race organisers requested the UCI to expand to a 5 person podium so that a young Cadel Evans could stand on the podium at his home race (in an effort to boost the popularity of MTB in Oz). And it's stuck around ever since!
brownies wynmasters's article
Oct 8, 2023 at 19:30
Oct 8, 2023
Video: Wyn TV from Finals at the Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2023
@bgoldstone: Yep true but as Kolb said, it wouldn't be surprising if they move to a 3 person podium for the races next year too. Hope that's not the case though!
brownies wynmasters's article
Oct 8, 2023 at 16:58
Oct 8, 2023
Video: Wyn TV from Finals at the Mont-Sainte-Anne DH World Cup 2023
Love Andy Kolb saying it how it is - the 5 rider podium is iconic! I get that most other sports use a 3 person podium but I've always thought the 5 person podium is one of the things that makes this sport great - so often we see riders get a 4th/5th on the podium that becomes a career-defining result, these ones come to mind straightaway: - Reece Wilson's 4th place on home soil in Fort William (his first podium, which also helped him land a spot on Trek) - Troy Brosnan's 4th place at Val Di Sole at 18 years old (when the juniors raced in the same category as men) - Ronan Dunne's 4th place last year at Snowshoe - Josh Button's 5th place at Cairns on home soil And so many other results that could be listed... and to cut the overall podium to top 3 without any warning feels pretty harsh on Finn and Andy. Could've at least kept that for the year to be consistent with the top 5 podium at all the races!
brownies alicialeggett's article
Oct 5, 2023 at 14:47
Oct 5, 2023
Interview: Charlie Hatton On His New Rainbow Jersey, Race Mentality, & Being Part of the Atherton Team
Humble guy with still many years ahead at only 25 years old, so good to see him really hitting his stride. Love that both he and Kolb bagged a big win this year, they seem to be a great pairing together.
brownies edspratt's article
Sep 9, 2023 at 6:54
Sep 9, 2023
[UPDATED] Elite Finals Results & Overall Standings from the Les Gets DH World Cup 2023
So stoked for Benoit, that was a long time coming! 6 races with 6 different winners so far, the racing this season has been some of the best we’ve seen in years.
brownies edspratt's article
Aug 3, 2023 at 16:51
Aug 3, 2023
Pinkbike Predictions: Who Could Win a Rainbow Jersey at the Fort William DH World Champs 2023?
Watch out for Laurie and Daprela, both have good form on this track (at last year's world cup Thibaut was 2nd and Laurie 3rd). After Thibaut's wild run at Val Di Sole, I have this feeling he's going to lay one down...
brownies edspratt's article
May 21, 2023 at 16:14
May 21, 2023
Results: Downhill - Crankworx Cairns 2023
I love that we have these guys who raced in the 90s like Sean and Rob still hanging around the scene. And only 20 seconds off the pace isn't shabby either, though it's mindblowing that the bloke who won also started racing in the 90s!
brownies pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 18, 2022 at 14:40
Oct 18, 2022
Red Bull Rampage Fantasy Contest: Win a RockShox Zeb Ultimate
1 - Brett Rheeder (CAN) 2 - Brandon Semenuk (CAN) 3 - Tom Van Steenbergen (CAN)
brownies edspratt's article
Oct 8, 2022 at 15:05
Oct 8, 2022
Video: Top 3 Slopestyle Runs from Crankworx Cairns 2022
All these runs were sick in their own right - Max bringing the street technicality, Fedko with steeze/big combos, and then Rogatkin sending his huge spins. Refreshing to see some variety in course builds this year!
brownies norcobicycles's article
Sep 15, 2022 at 16:32
Sep 15, 2022
Must Watch: Bryn Atkinson in 'Gold Standard'
I know what you mean, I'm normally a huge fan of Clay Porter too - he's one of the OG mtb filmmakers. I totally get that creatives evolve/refine their craft over time (I'm a graphic designer myself so I can't talk), but I sorta wish I could've seen this done in the style he started with in the 2000's that just gets you pumped up to go and ride. Take this classic Sam Hill section from F1RST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_7Nv1Hc-U&
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