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captain23 edspratt's article
Feb 1, 2024 at 10:19
Feb 1, 2024
The UCI Releases the 2024 Team List
It's UCI that gets the money, and it's 5K per team, just clarifying
captain23 edspratt's article
Aug 12, 2023 at 2:52
Aug 12, 2023
Top XC Racers Criticize Last-Minute UCI Rule Change Around Elite Start Order at Worlds [Updated]
@rmt: Don't disagree in principle but the key point here is that this one race is the single qualifier for Olympics 2024, and everyone knew this and went to get points at other races to improve their start position. Giving two riders a pass from all that effort, to get an advantageous start at a race that has Olympic quotas on the line, well, that is the argument we all have. Nothing against MVDP, it's about the UCI President's disregard of Olympic slection criteria, approved and published by IOC.
captain23 henryquinney's article
Jan 25, 2023 at 1:54
Jan 25, 2023
5 Key Stats From Downhill Racers in the Pinkbike State of the Sport Survey
You have to take this "survey" with a lump of salt. It means nothing unless all regular participants of the DH World Cup took part, and it must divided between Elite and Junior. I have a pretty good take on rider salaries and it's not as grim as shown, especially for a sport that is not YET mainstream like skiing (which is also a prizemoney based sport like tennis and golf as opposed to a salary based sport like ours). Simple fact is that our sport is currently paid for by the bike industry, spread thin over so many disciplines, where those with the best TV ratings like Road, get better salaries as teams get bigger sponsors outside of the industry. Increased TV exposure (Red Bull was great but not where we need to be), will give teams more opportunity to bring in bigger sponsors over time, and therefore llow them to pay the riders more, and/or employ more riders. Increased prize money is also needed, no doubt, but that is secondary to salary in our sport, and always will be.
captain23 nathanhughes's article
Jan 11, 2023 at 3:52
Jan 11, 2023
Photo Epic: The Dirt Farmer - At Home with David Trummer
One of my fave athletes to work with in recent times, wicked sense of humor, extremely dedicated to the craft. Miss being on the road with Daveboy!
captain23 mikekazimer's article
Dec 16, 2022 at 3:13
Dec 16, 2022
Throwback Thursday: Nathan Rennie Almost Gets Taken Out By a Rolling Log - 2006 DH World Champs
@vinay: Greg won the first World Cup he took the Honda to, by three and half seconds, and he also won the World Cup overall on the Honda. He's also only won one overall on the Santa Cruz in 15 years. Matti won 2 World Cups on a Honda, his only two. Not sure your opening comments stack up. But I agree with your final comment.
captain23 edspratt's article
Jul 10, 2022 at 3:48
Jul 10, 2022
[Updated with Overall] Final Results from the Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2022
@mluk2004: Swiss TV did the camera placement and filming this weekend, not RBMH, but often there simply isn't enough cable to cover an entire race track, or cameramen. Simple budget and manpower logistics.
captain23 edspratt's article
Jul 9, 2022 at 9:25
Jul 9, 2022
[Updated with Overall] Final Results from the Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2022
Impressive stat for you....Myriam has podiumed 57 times, from 68 starts....strike rate of nearly 84%!
captain23 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jun 25, 2022 at 4:24
Jun 25, 2022
captain23 Sleeper-co's article
Mar 20, 2022 at 6:21
Mar 20, 2022
captain23 alicialeggett's article
Mar 18, 2022 at 3:09
Mar 18, 2022
Video: Previewing the 2022 World Cup Downhill Season
@sadfusde: The teams also asked the UCI about changing this date, not only for weather but also for supply chain issues which could likely prevent all teams having all their 2022 gear ready for WC1 (especially riding kit coming from Asia), but in the end it was Lourdes that wanted this date and they weren't prepared to change. They have their reasons I guess, so it was either 8 races, with this date in Lourdes as is, or 7 races.
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