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5 Things We Learned from the Les Gets DH World Champs 2022

Aug 29, 2022 at 4:12
by Ed Spratt  
Bruni charging to the finish through the sea of absolute chaos.

Loic Bruni is a World Champs Winning Machine

Loic Bruni seems to handle the pressures of World Champs better than most with an incredible five World titles to his name after his wild run in Les Gets. With his fifth title, Loic Bruni moves up to the position of holding the second most World Champ wins trailing Nicolas Vouilloz by two. Previously Loic had tied with Greg Minnaar on four but now stands by himself after a win on home soil.

Alongside the standard pressure of World Champs Loic Bruni mastered the added weight of racing in France to become only the fourth Elite Man to win on home soil. Interestingly he is not the first French rider as Fabien Barel managed the same feat in Les Gets back in 2004.
Loic Bruni closing in on a 5th elite World Champs title.



A Weekend of Firsts

World Champs always brings exciting results and Les Gets was no different with Vali Höll putting down a perfect run to take her first Elite World Champs title. Vali has had some hard luck at past events with her breaking bones at her home event in Leogang two years ago. But in France she took home the gold medal and the rainbow jersey and became the first Austrian to win an Elite downhill title, and this was also Vali's first elite medal at a World Champs. Alongside Vali, Nina Hoffmann also managed to get her first medal for Germany with silver.
A maiden elite World Championship title for Austria s Vali Holl.



French Domination

The Elite Men's racing proved to be one of the wildest races to watch with the updated course in Les Gets offering some of the best racing we have seen this year. Despite many riders trying to ruin the French fans' dreams, we got not only a French winner but complete medal domination. With Loic Bruni taking gold, Amaury Pierron silver and Loris Vergier bronze the three French riders were able to achieve something that has not been done since the very first World Championships back in 1990. Only at the 1990 World Championships in Durango, Colorado did we see three Male riders from the same country take all three medal positions on home soil. Just like last weekend, it was all home riders with USA racers Greg Herbold, Mike Kloser and Paul Thomasberg securing the medals. If it's taken 32 years to repeat this feat it's fair to say this is a truly dominant show of speed from the French riders.
That s levitation homes.



A Glimpse at Next Year's Coverage?

While World Champs was its usual mess of figuring out where you can actually watch the racing it was interesting to see Warner Bros. Discovery test out its future coverage with a broadcast for the XCC, Downhill and XC races appearing on its streaming platforms. The broadcast was headed up by Ric McLaughlin who has been at the front of the EWS coverage for years and used to be one of the presenters for the World Cups with Red Bull. Featuring alongside Ric were the likes of Reece Wilson and Oli Beckinsale offering pro-rider insights into the racing, and given the worries we may see commentators with no links to mountain biking this is good to see. We weren't able to catch the broadcast so we can't comment on its quality. Ric's Red Bull course previews with pro riders were always great before races, so let's hope these make a return next year.
Leona Pierrini parting a sea of French fans.



The French Fans Didn't Disapoint

A World Champs in France with the potential for a French victory was always going to mean huge crowds but seeing the sea of people lining the course in Les Gets was incredible to watch. We were definitely not left disappointed as it became clear we were in for a French win in the Elite Men's race as the spectator chaos began after Loic Bruni's wild run and only got more hectic as Loris Vergier and Amaury Pierron made their way into the medal positions. With two back-to-back World Cup rounds in France next year we can't wait for more.
MDGA mission accomplished.




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140 Comments
  • 122 0
 Who even knew that Warner Bros Discovery was putting on a broadcast? Where would we find a replay to get a glimpse of how it went? Reece Wilson was great in the booth last year at Hardline.
  • 38 4
 Hope this Ric Mclaughlin guy can match Rob's passion and excitement and not over talk every inch of the racer's run with senseless dribble.
  • 26 0
 Searched on discovery go and discovery+
Not a single result for uci, world cup, world champ, downhill. If it's on there they don't want it found.
  • 12 8
 Ahhhh... I was wondering why @reecewallace got a DNS. Very disappointing results for my Fantasy DH team as a result.
  • 6 1
 @tbmaddux: bet he didn’t get fined for not starting!
  • 6 0
 In Europe it was on Eurosport. Still on the Eurosport player. Their owned by WBD. Have a look at the WBD website and see what channels they have. I don't know what sport channels ye have state side but some are listed on their site. It could be on one of the, but it's also possible it's not.

I presume you can't get Eurosport in the US?
  • 17 0
 @agrohardtail: Well damn...

www.eurosport.com/mountain-bike/that-s-massive-loic-bruni-s-stunning-winning-run-at-world-championships_vid1735765/video.shtml

I had no idea. If they streamed the entire race, the marketing team at Warner Bros Discovery must have been on vacation. In fact, I don't think they're doing much of anything to promote their coverage next year. Pretty weird.
  • 3 4
 @joepax: lol. Spoiler right in the link...hilarious. @sarahmore - just FYI...this didn't seem to make it on the radar of anyone
  • 8 1
 I watched the DH finals on Eurosportplayer and was surprised how good the commentating with Ric and Reece Wilson actually was.
  • 3 0
 @zombiezebra: I watched it on Redbull tv and then just by chance found it was on replay on Eurosport. The Czech commentator was absolutely clueless what was he looking at.. so I switched to English and that was way better. Not as excited as Rob, but as you say, I was pleasantly surprised
  • 8 0
 @joepax: Maybe it was a Soft Opening and we weren't invited.
  • 4 1
 @joepax: That was actually pretty decent.
  • 1 0
 @joepax: Before red bull had world cups I used to always watch it on Eurosport. Didn't remember seeing them advertising World Champs, but they had all of the DH and XC on show
  • 12 0
 @neimbc: Defiantly going to miss Rob .
  • 1 1
 Check out GCN+. Replays of all the Worlds' races are available. It was good commenting, not quite as loud and super excited as Rob Warner, but in-depth & great quality.
  • 10 0
 If I remember correctly Reece Wilson was commenting with Rob Warner for Hardline 2021, and Reece was amazing, an absolute natural at it. He had the perfect mixture of racing banter and technical expertise. Would love to hear more from the guy.
  • 5 0
 @neimbc: agreed! Announcers never shut the F up.
  • 4 0
 @Primetime85: definitely and defiantly!!
  • 2 0
 @Kolikjun: then the Spanish commentator didn't ride a mtbike in his entire life...
  • 2 0
 @IMeasureStuff: he also did several track previews last year, and was excellent.
  • 1 0
 @joepax: It will likely be streamed on the GCN app, which links up with eurosport for major road races like the Tour de France. Eurosport has already been showing glimpses of DH racing racing on their advertising for a few months now.
  • 3 0
 @neimbc: He can't, complete opposite to Robs comentry persona.
  • 4 0
 @suspended-flesh: I never get invited to Soft Openings...
  • 8 0
 @neimbc: Ric has charisma of cheese.
  • 3 0
 @Gora: He must be really really good at something back the curtains...
  • 1 1
 I rewatched it on Eurosport,and while I missed Rob Warner's commentary,I would like to give props to the camera coverage,it missed the crutial section where Bruni gained most of his advantage but otherwise it was really good.
  • 2 0
 @nozes: Same exact video feed as was shown on Red Bull's stream, terrible dirt transition and everything.
  • 2 0
 I saw the race on Star+. It was awful to hear a man, who is not Rob Warner, saying "look at the time".
  • 3 0
 Sounds like a great time for @chris-b-mtb: to invest in some/alot of additional broadcast media training.
And then getting them to re-record their previous work for practice and analysing their pauses with software.
I sure it will be worth it as the first show will be pivotal in there short term success
Hopefully they can tweak Ric’s adorable but unfortunately almost unintelligible accent to my English as a first language ears .
@chris-b-mtb:
@neimbc:

bravestudios.com.au/teachers/tamara-oudyn

www.broadcastacademy.net/courses/26-27-september-2022-live-football-commentating-online-course

brightnessmedia.com/about
  • 1 0
 @microwaveric: i thought there was dirt on the screen or the video was trying to buffer……
  • 1 0
 @neimbc: hopefully tho, he doesn’t need to remind us who Luca Shaw is dating every race
  • 55 0
 Let's not forget about Anne-Caroline Chausson...8 in a row, 9 in 10 years...
  • 1 0
 I don't think we'll see domination like that again any time soon if ever. Rachel was the last person to dominate like that. Holl has the potential if she decides to stay focused.
  • 51 0
 We also found out that Danny Hart wears his hoody's upside down since Champery 2011
  • 8 0
 that was a priceless gem from Warner, he will be missed.
  • 3 0
 @darlos-finest-son: I laughed too when I heard that!
  • 4 1
 @darlos-finest-son: I hope he goes all out for the final round
  • 3 0
 @sudochuckwalla: been thinking the same thing. Would be awesome if he does
  • 51 1
 Can we get an article of all the Loic meme posters? "Downhill Pope" was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. :-D
  • 46 0
 Even more bizarre was the French crowd pushing 3 broken down vans up the hill, red white and blue, to make a flag. Considering how hard it was to walk up, pushing vans us was impressive. The crown were bonkers. But all in a good friendly way of course. I love that DH doesn't have the fan rivalry of other sports. Even the riders, they were happy signing my lads jersey with Specialized logos on, no matter who they rode for. It was really nice to see how approachable they were and just every day nice guys
  • 8 0
 @weeksy59: We're pretty good when it comes to do stupid things for some coverage. Even more when we have a chance of going big in the results and have moooore coverage !
  • 14 0
 @weeksy59: I agree with you about how approachable the riders are and the great thing about there not really being the fan/team rivalry of other sports. I know I have my favorite riders but at the end of the day I'm just thrilled for whoever won and so glad I was able to see them all come down, hopefully in one piece.
  • 22 0
 The "Make Downhill Great Again" poster with Loic's face on Donald Trump should get some people riled up!
  • 22 0
 Fat and furious was my favourite. Fat Loic is the future Plump Track World Champion.
  • 2 0
 @MTBrent: Loved all of the posters! Fat and Curious, the Power-Mullet, etc......
  • 1 0
 @commental: strong
  • 31 0
 What is going on over there in France? I wish some publisher (PB?) would send someone over there to get a look at those clubs, maybe even watch some groms race, and then compare that scene to BC or Bellingham or something. Could be a cool story/series.
  • 17 96
flag Mtmw (Aug 29, 2022 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 The World Cup isn't a World Cup and the World Championship isn't a World anything. It's like the USA calling the Super Bowl winner "World Champion". The courses are in Europe and mountain biking is very regional. If every WC race was in Whistler or BC europeans would have terrible results. Riders outside of europe face extra costs to practice on the tracks, extra costs to compete, no way to train or prepare by riding other mountains with other types of dirt. What's going on over there is Home Field Advantage. Listen to Yoann Barelli talking about coming home from winning EWS stages to finish off the podium in his local enduro. You're not going to compete against kids who grew up riding those tracks.
  • 36 0
 @Mtmw: Dude please explain the Gwin run of dominance and the fact that for the last two EWS seasons, the three top male riders are not European.
  • 8 0
 @Mtmw: one of the most accurate comparison and analysis I've ever read... Not really
  • 31 1
 @Mtmw: i was ready to teach you a thing or two about a few non-european riders... gwin, moir, rude, sam hill, minaar...

But there is so much bs in your saying that i'd prefer you to google these names...
  • 10 9
 @HMBA106: Mtmw is overstating the issue, but it's hard to argue there isn't a home field advantage when 80% of the world cup races are in Europe. Of course there are some really fast guys from elsewhere on the planet that do really well. But there's always going to be an advantage to racing in a place you're familiar with that's driving distance from your home, compared to flying half way across the planet with whatever you can cram into your suitcase.

And that advantage plays out in who shows up for the races. A bunch of mid-pack guys from Europe skipped Snowshoe and MSA because it wasn't worth it for them to travel across the pond. That difficulty obviously flows in the other direction too. Look at Vallnord, for example - out of 63 racers in the finals, 39 of them were from Europe. Even at World Champs last weekend, which is more "diverse" than most races, racers from anywhere-but-Europe still made up less than half of the field.
  • 18 0
 @toast2266: At Vallnord 39 of 63 racers in finals (61.9%) were from Europe? You'll be surprised to learn that at Mt Saint Anne WC this year, 38 of 61 racers in finals (62.3%) were from Europe. So, the cost-of-flying-across-the-pond argument is probably dead.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: Definitely agree with your first take, toasty. Thanks for the well thought out point of view. First comment just was a bit too out there for me.
  • 8 0
 @mi-bike: No - the argument is that a race circuit that primarily caters to Europeans is going to have a lot of Europeans in it. Even if the circuit jumps across the pond for 2 weeks, it's still mostly Europeans that are on the circuit.

If the schedule spent a few years truly spread out across the world, I bet we'd see a lot more racers from elsewhere on the planet.

And to be clear, I'm not arguing that should happen. The European venues tend to be better, and globe trotting isn't exactly cheap. The best thing for the sport may well be the Euro-centric series we have now. But that doesn't diminish the fact that it hands an advantage to European racers.
  • 2 0
 @toast2266: I do not disagree with your main argument and only commented on your second paragraph.
  • 4 0
 You can find French Lines on YouTube, 40 minutes film by Genepifilm on that topic! (in French)
  • 9 0
 @Mtmw: Excuse me, who won Snowshoe please ? I have a terrible memory.
I think most of the top riders have many different terrains to train on and you are miserably underestimating their talent and ability to adapt and perform on various conditions/terrain. Them being European or not is not relevant...
  • 11 0
 @mi-bike: I'll put it another way: look at the number of privateers on the start list at any given race. In the European races, the vast majority of the privateers are European. At the North American races, (unsurprisingly) a lot more North American privateers showed up. And I'm sure if the UCI went back to holding races in Australia or NZ, there'd be a ton of privateers down there too. So the cost of flying across the pond might not matter for the factory teams with a budget for that sort of thing, but it definitely matters for the up and comers that are footing the bill themselves. So if you're an up and comer that's trying to get a bunch of high level results and maybe a sponsorship, that's a whole lot easier if you live in Europe.
  • 6 0
 A lot of it is cultural. BC has some of the best snowboarders, skiers, bike riders, rock climbers, whitewater paddlers and mountaineers. Like, you think you’re pretty good until you do laps (snow or dirt) with a local…..who just has whatever job lets them keep living someplace like Golden.

They don’t race as much because the mountains out their door are better.

I’d just about (not quite) give up some duplicate organs to live up there.

French cycling culture is steeped in competition, so the talented mountain athletes from the Alps are more likely to end up racing.
  • 5 0
 To say it’s homefield advantage may explain a portion of the results, but certainly not all. It’s multifaceted for sure. Outside of Europe, access to cycling is limited at best. Europeans are over represented in the upper echelons of almost every discipline of cycling, from MTB to road. It’s a part of the culture, its part of the geography, it’s supported at the lad management and policy level, it’s something people aspire to do professionally, and the ability to start the trajectory young is much more possible. Certainly there are some spots in N. America, S. America, and Aus/NZ that regularly produce top talent across disciplines, but outside of Europe the world is pretty vast and only a very small portion of the population lives near areas that could possibly give them the kind of conditions they would need to have a chance at cycling.
  • 5 12
flag Mtmw (Aug 29, 2022 at 20:35) (Below Threshold)
 @HMBA106: Gwin is easy to explain: exceptional individuals are going to beat the odds, Greg the goat a second example. As far as the EWS goes, the EWS is actually a World Series with changing tracks, I feel like the lack of European dominance there actually supports my argument.

I’ve clearly stated an unpopular opinion here but I haven’t read anything in the responses that would change my mind. Control of the UCI and control of track selection has resulted in over representation of Europeans on the podium. It’s Gladwell’s Outliers.

Sorry this got everyone so salty, carry on.
  • 5 0
 @wyorider: This is literally the answer, and it's random to see Golden get a shout out. There are three people that race here, but everyone shreds and explores. BC produces freeriders. Kids build jumps, they don't train. France races. It's what they do.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: fair points
  • 2 0
 @Hayek: Also funding. France have centrally distribution of funds to support racers. A lot of countries only do this for Olympic sport, and only at the very top. France have a much wider system.
  • 2 0
 @Mtmw: As far as EWS goes... Take the top 10 both male and female categories starting from the very first season and tell me how many frenchies you can count. Clementz, Barel, Barelli, Nicolai, Ravanel, Courdurier, Charre, Tordo...
  • 3 0
 @Mtmw: there may be some local familiarity, but how would you explain the success of the various Brits, Minnaar, Mick Hannah etc who came up racing in areas with very little elevation, in comparison to the Alps, Pyrenees? Arguably conditions in Canada, the US and New Zealand are much closer to most European race locations than anything these guys grew up with. Home advantage may be a thing, but the competition in Europe is crazy strong, and I would think the push from that has much more influence on results than "home advantage".
  • 3 0
 @Mtmw: I invite you to dig a little deeper and actually look at the competition and supporting infrastructure in downhill racing in Europe and especially in France. France has specific high schools and higher education institutions that offer the combined studying and practicing of a sport at the highest level (even DH), there's specific rulings that help and support top athletes, a solid national cycling program for developing riders once you belong to the top etc... Then the level of competition is just immensely high, have you ever been to a french downhill cup? The tracks are on world cup level difficulty if not harder and juniors are directly compared to elites, only "scratch" results count, pushing young riders to go faster...Minnaar has addressed this recently as well.

And comparing the DH WC Series to the American hand-egg "world series" or whatever it's called is just a plain display of ignorance. Just by looking at the amount of different nationalities competing in the WC should be enough evidence to disprove your argument.

I do agree that the WC series would benefit from holding more races in different continents, like EWS does - giving more opportunities to US, Canadian, South American etc riders to compete at the highest level.
  • 23 0
 It's not out of the picture, he could pass Vouilloz for most World Championships.
  • 32 0
 It's possible, but that's a big ask. I don't see that record being touched. The depth of talent at the top of the sport right now is just so big. I still think Sam Hills 2 Junior World Champs, 3 World Champs, and 3 Enduro World Series overall is the most impressive feat in professional mountain biking.
  • 11 0
 @harryhood: Just wait. I give it a year or two before Hill retires to e-biking and gets a few World Champs there too.
  • 5 0
 @harryhood: just Sam Hill in general
  • 7 0
 @harryhood: A big ask? The dude is averaging a World Champs Gold every other year! (Including juniors, 6 golds in 12 World Champs...)
  • 4 0
 @toast2266: He already did a couple of the bike races last year and if I remember correctly he did pretty well
  • 1 0
 Couple of e-bike races*
  • 4 0
 @toast2266: sam hill will come back to dh, mark my words
  • 24 0
 I learned that I can’t watch it in America
  • 4 1
 Youtube #50cc and les gets
  • 2 0
 Like ^ said search youtube for 50cc and les gets world champs. That's what I ended up doing
  • 1 0
 Not for free. That's something different. Some company paid for the rights to sell it to you but you didn't bite. Apparently you don't care enough, that's what they learned. I already had a paid subscription to a Eurosport Player account so I didn't need to pay extra for subscriptions or VPN. I don't think I would have just for a single event.
  • 3 0
 Bruh use a vpn it’s not that hard
  • 1 0
 @pierceklinke: He missed the live feed so the YT option will have to do.
  • 21 0
 Can’t think of any other sport where no matter who wins, you’re still stoked! First time winner or the most ever wins, there’s always a reason to be excited
  • 2 0
 Yes and for sure, we were louder for our french baguettes, but every rider from junior women to elite men have been supported and cheered all track long. I think especially of Troy getting the hotseat, the crowd went crazy !
I think most of us just understand what it takes to have a great and clean run and we are just happy for every guy/gal that delivers a good run !
  • 18 0
 I learned how to use a VPN.
  • 1 0
 Think it's insane that we have to deal with that. American's already have a junk DH system for athletes to come up through... now it's impossible for us to even be fans. It's like they don't want us to actually want to do anything but jump off big rocks.
  • 16 0
 We also learned that UCI still sucks sweaty taint. (see article about fines)
  • 16 1
 There was also a British clean sweep of the medals at the 2014 world champs, which seems to be ignored: Manon Carpenter, Rachel Atherton and Tahnee Seagrave.
  • 10 0
 It was the first time happening in the Elite Men’s race since 1990. There has been three times where all three medal positions went to the same country in Elite Women’s racing.
  • 2 1
 @edspratt: While noting the other events were XC, I think in terms of downhill racing - where unlike XC the men and women have the exact same race requirements - it merits mention of the 2014 result.
  • 3 0
 Nah, I'm talking out my arse, sorry! You're right about the other women's DH results.
  • 12 0
 Comfortably watched watched from my living room in Canada through vpn.....errrrr....I mean Switzerland. LoL
  • 5 0
 I took a trip to Mexico City to watch. Feels odd knowing I'm now an outlaw.
  • 11 0
 Can we learn when wyn TV is coming out?
  • 4 0
 Its out now
  • 8 0
 I'm sorry, Wyn TV has been geoblocked in your region
  • 3 0
 Too soon, not funnySmile @jgoldfield:
  • 5 0
 Space Aliens a million years from now will definitely be looking into the "History Books" to find the results of the 2022 World Cup championships. Unofrtunately they mistook Loic Bruni as the "Living Godhead" and Ben Cathro as his high priest.
  • 7 0
 Loic's run was anything but wild. His was the most composed and smoothest run of them all. Watching him he actually looks like he is riding slow.
  • 3 0
 I did see the women’s race in the Spanish broadcast from Discovery and, honestly, the (alone) guy had no idea of downhill. I doubt that he even ride a bike. It was horrible… truly. I felt embarrassed thinking that the whole country was listening at this guy. So boring.
Obviously, knowing what was to come in the men’s race, I did the VPN thing to listen to Rob and Elliot. Oh, Rob! We’re gonna miss you so much…
  • 1 0
 There were two Dutch commenters on eurosport (=discovery). One of them knew a thing or two about the sport, the other one read a bunch of facts about riders that were obviously googled, kept making references to road racing, and displayed zero knowledge of how a downhill bike is ridden.
  • 6 0
 What I learnt is that Bruni's suspension works better than everyone else's.
  • 1 0
 Whatever specialized has under that cover is most definitely working. That's the most stable bike I've ever seen.
  • 3 0
 I watched the races on Eurosport on my TV, but also on Redbull TV my phone, so I could listen to Rob and Elliot commentate. A few times I faded the sound from one to the other, and the Eurosport guys were so boring in comparison, I felt the excitement drain away.
Reece Wilson was great when he was commentating on Redbull Hardline, but on Eurosport, he was very very dry. I think this show the importance of having a good 'hype-man' commentating, to set the tone and bring the coverage to life. I hope Discovery/Eurosport/GCN can find one for next year. Rob Warner will be greatly missed.
  • 8 2
 Nino is a winning machine
  • 6 0
 Please don’t have cheerful McLaughlin do the commentary.
  • 3 0
 Seems like a top guy and knows about bikes. I unfortunately find his accent extremely difficult to understand. And english is my 2nd language after foul.
  • 3 1
 I learnt , sorry. I already knew that the French kill it at DH. Have done for decades. One thing I did learn is that some riders seem to care more about their bikes paint job than results and that the US coverage of the event is a fucking disgrace.
  • 2 0
 Well, two of the nicest paint jobs raced into 1st and 3rd place, so it does seem to make them ride faster.
  • 2 0
 I think next seasons race coverage will be a shit show of epic propositions. Pretty much everything I have seen done by these people is mediocre at best. I know I'm not paying for another frakking streaming service ... already pay for too many. It is just not worth it. RIP DH coverage ... Time for the UCI to die
  • 6 4
 Getting bored of the “you have to go back to 1990 to see one nation take a clean sweep of the medals”…no, the girls did it in 2014 with Atherton, Manon & Tahnee for a U.K. clean sweep.
  • 7 1
 First time since 1990 for the men. Although it is the first time since 1990 that it was done by any three riders on home soil. You are right about 2014 but it was actually done twice before that in 2003 and 2005 by French racers.
  • 4 1
 Number 6. The UCI are so cash strapped they've had to resort to giving out ludicrous fines.
  • 3 0
 We still haven't learned / see where Bruni gain it's key time... Still a lack in coverage and journalism...
  • 3 0
 ... BTW the same in Nino VS Marhias crash... I mean is it normal in other sport to always miss the key action? WTH not using drones for full coverage?
  • 1 0
 ..and again.. Nino VS Valero missed again the key unfolding and the Broadcast was lost many times...
  • 1 0
 So if you have to pay I'll be waiting for the free replay. Watched the worlds on replay as junior was working so waited for him to come home. Just out of principal, downhill should be free to ride and watch...
  • 1 0
 Awesome racing this weekend , so glad I could witness it on FLO Tv, probably the biggest crowed I've ever seen at an MTB event .
  • 5 3
 I saw that finish line and could not help but think of the Woodstock 99 documentary that just came out.
  • 3 2
 Entirely different crowd.
  • 1 0
 @generictrailrider: I know. It just looked a little crazy and my mind went straight to that doc . Dakota and Cedric thought the same on Wyn TV. LOL
  • 1 0
 @generictrailrider: Derp, Luca* not Dak
  • 3 0
 Why so many WC races in France?

Last picture explains.
  • 5 4
 Bruni is the Dame-time of world champs, I'd expect a few more from him in the coming years.
  • 7 1
 Good analogy except Dame hasn't ever actually won anything besides meaningless regular season games...
  • 3 0
 @mmleach829: You have a point, that's just the first thing I thought of.
  • 1 0
 @mmleach829: two of those came in the playoffs to close out the series, no?
  • 2 0
 @dbullmtb: Kobe could be a good comparison... That man was clutch af
  • 2 0
 The French are flying... as always!
  • 1 0
 Of course French riders win, it’s in France and only French riders can participate.
  • 1 0
 One of these “5 things” should be Loic’s run POV how did he gain the time?
  • 1 0
 Was there a race on last weekend? Might sell my bike and take up Golf.
  • 1 1
 Coverage was garbage. Using a VPN to watch a Geo-blocked was race horsesh!#.
  • 1 0
 Jordan and Jenna for the golds. Great battles this season in the juniors.
  • 2 1
 and the 6th thing is...... More Jackson Goldstone!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 We used to have a bike check of the winners bike here after the champs
  • 2 0
 I mean we really would like to know for what is the green button on Loics bars
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