Final Results from Red Bull Hardline 2022

Sep 11, 2022 at 2:54
by Ed Spratt  
4th place for Charlie Hatton. Charlie really is on a roll at the moment - it could be a good outside bet for tomorrows race

The results are in from a wild Red Bull Hardline. Jackson Goldstone becomes the youngest ever winner as he goes almost seven seconds up on Joe smith. Taylor Vernon falls a further 0.04 seconds back to take third place. Check out the full results below.

Top 10

1st. Jackson Goldstone: 2:20.525
2nd. Joe Smith: 2:27.043
3rd. Taylor Vernon: 2:27.084
4th. Ronan Dunne: 2:27.273
5th. Gee Atherton: 2:28.356
6th. Sam Gale: 2:28.902
7th. Jim Monro: 2:28.930
8th. Harry Molloy: 2:31.714
9th. Thibault Laly: 2:31.767
10th. Florent Payet: 2:37.436

Full Results


Live Updates

4:18 am PDT Florent Payet is the first down the hill for his last major downhill race before retirement.

4:20 am PDT Florent clears the huge new jumps despite a very nose-heavy landing.

4:22 am PDT The first time of the day is 2:37.436 for Florent Payet. 15 seconds back from Bernard Kerr's top qualifier.

4:24 am PDT David McMillan goes down in the top woods before the rock drop. It was a slow-speed crash and he is quickly back up on his bike.

4:26 am PDT David completes his run with a time of 3:16.616, 39 seconds back.

4:29 am PDT Vinny T sends a massive flip on the step-up jump while also being one second up on Florent Payet.

4:31 am PDT A wild run from Vinny T puts him three and a half seconds back and into 2nd.

4:35 am PDT Chris Cumming seems to have an issue with his bike as he pulls out of hitting one of the big gaps.

4:36 am PDT Chris has checked over his bike and seems happy enough to hit the rest of the course.

4:36 am PDT Gaetan Vigé was up by almost two seconds at the top of the course but a mistake just after the split will have cost a lot of time.

4:41 am PDT Gaetan tries a huge flip on the step-up but slides out on the landing. He doesn't seem to be injured and starts making his way down the rest of the course.

4:43 am PDT 37 seconds back and into third so far for Gaetan Vigé.

4:45 am PDT Ronan Dunne is up by 2.3 seconds at the first split.

4:46 am PDT The lead is extended to almost ten seconds after the road gap.

4:47 am PDT Ronan Dunne goes fastest by 10.163 seconds with a time of 2:27.273. This time would have been good enough for 3rd in qualifying.

4:51 am PDT Taylor Vernon pulls back time all the way down the course to go fastest by just 0.189 seconds!

4:53 am PDT A big crash for Craig Evans just as he goes through the first split. The track is looking very slippery at the top of the course.

4:59 am PDT Harry Molloy is just 0.059 up at split one. Taylor Vernon got faster as he went down so it could be tough to stay ahead.

5:01 am PDT Just 4.630 seconds back and into third for Harry Molloy.

5:04 am PDT Theo Erlangsen was getting loose on the huge jumps but goes over the bars before the road gap.

5:05 am PDT Theo crosses the line almost 24 seconds back in sixth.

5:05 am PDT With nine riders left the top five are:

1st. Taylor Vernon: 2:27.084
2nd. Ronan Dunne: 2:27.273
3rd. Harry Molloy: 2:31.714
4th. Florent Payet: 2:37.436
5th. Vinny T: 2:40.951

5:06 am PDT Pinkbike Racing's Thibault Laly is next up to take a run.

5:11 am PDT Thibault has a smooth run and goes across the line in fourth place.

5:17 am PDT After losing time at the top of the course Sam Gale pulls back some of the gap at the bottom to go into third.

5:21 am PDT Gee Atherton is back racing and manages to be in touch at the first split.

5:23 am PDT It's great to see Gee back and he will definitely be happy with a third place so far today.

5:29 am PDT Joe Smith goes 0.002 up at split one and he extends to a quarter of a second at the next split.

5:31 am PDT By just 0.041 seconds Joe Smith takes the lead with five riders left.

5:36 am PDT Jim Monro puts down a solid run to find himself in sixth.

5:38 am PDT Charlie Hatton slides out on the first right-hand turn. The first turn looks completely blown out.

5:45 am PDT Jackson Goldstone flies out of the start going over half a second up at split one.

5:47 am PDT What a run! Jackson is absolutely flying today and finds over six and a half seconds to go fastest.

5:51 am PDT Adam Brayton was up at the first split but slides out in the top woods. Only one rider can stop Jackson Goldstone from winning today.

5:54 am PDT Bernard Kerr is the last rider left and despite carrying a few injuries we wouldn't rule him out for the win.

5:57 am PDT Disaster for Bernard as he crashes into the entrance of the woods at the top. Jackson Goldstone will take the win and become the first rider since the second Hardline to go fastest at their first time here.

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  • 239 7
 Rob & Rach on the mic, what a way to end the season!
  • 129 7
 She’s awesome! Banter, detail. All of it. Not just “look how strong this rider is”.

And the chemistry with Rob is great.
  • 42 0
 @rookie100: exactly, Rob's "don't call it a comeback!" on Gee'a run and Rach didn't miss a beat!
  • 34 0
 Rob: “was that the time I said you didn’t like to pedal”
  • 11 2
 Yeah, they were great. Her comments very insightful!
  • 125 0
 Spent some time compiling some of Rob's best commentary. Help extend this list guys.

Look at the time!!
How Danny Hart can sit with balls that big.
He's is on a rampage like a dog with two dicks
He's as loose as a clown running through a minefield
He looks like he's shit a lego deathstar
He's angrier than a man with a fork in a world of sup.
Look at that whip!
Come on Peaty! Get on those f*cking pedals!!!
Steve Peat has done more for downhill mountain biking than Osama Bin Laden has done for terrorism
He hit the deck harder than an old lady on a cruise ship
That's as popular as a ginger-haired step-child
He's all over the place like a monkey dry-humping a football
He's off like a Jewish foreskin
He's off like a Russian boder
This man's got less brain than a service station pasty
That would have opened up his arsehole like a vintage golf bag
He's gone down harder then the US economy
He's going to wake up feeling like his neck took a Viagra
Thats uglier than ET with skin cancer
Although the king of pop might be dead, we still have a thriller for you. So don't sit at home and beat it.
He's letting it all hang out like a fat bird in a bikini
Im sweating like a whore in church
His ass has opened up wider than a hippos yawn!
He wants this more than an out of work rapist
He has gone down faster than one of those french breast implants!!
This is more packed than a Chinese cemetery
Sam Hill: The Winged Assassin/Thunder from Down Under
Gee Atherton: The Vulcan Bomber
Ben Cathro: The World's Tallest Man
That's as close to a public execution you'll get this side of Saudi Arabia
This man's got the psycology of claymore mine, and he just might go bang here this afternoon in Canbera
I'm gonna call him the mailman from now on cuz he always delivers
Loose, rocky, and already more blown out than Bagdad
This course is soo natural i had to get naked
This man's more dangerous than a spanish cucumber
Holy Toledo that was insane
You gotta the watch the southern hemisphere, producing some of the fastest mountain bike riders on the planet.On the small island of New Zealand there's more sheep than people there, let's hope sheep don't get into downhill
It's riskier than riding a roller coaster with a shotgun in the roof of your mouth
That was uglier than a bag of mashed up arseholes
Fast across that camber!
"He's under more pressure than Pavarotti's knees!"
"lines blurrier than a mexican border"
"Whuuaaaaaa!!" grunted x100 each run
"That would have opened up his arsehole like a vintage golf bag"
He needs a checkup from the neck up
"He nearly released the chocolate hostage on that one!"
down he goes like an homesick mole
"We almost had to identify Danny Hart by his dental records!!!!"
look at jolanda neff go!! She like a flying poodle
nothing innit
“Things are really hottin up in ___________!”
"It's wetter than a dolphin with a bladder infection!"
"That was the greatest comeback since Easter Sunday!"
The atmosphere here is so tense, even the trees are holding their breath.
"That was messier than a microwave burger in a trouser press".
there goes the ginger ninja!!!
He's gone down like a pair of cheap tights!
"It's a triple Brexit!, Were out of Europe, out the football and now we have an Englishman off the course!"
  • 19 0
 @c-radicallis: you have too much time on your hands
  • 9 0
 @c-radicallis: "biggest come back since lazarus"
  • 3 0
 Rachael even dropped a “bonner log” - got me laughing
  • 3 1
 Just taking a moment to day dream about Rob Warner and Reece Wilson commentating the mens and Rob and Rachel Atherton commentating the womens next year... can but dream!
  • 3 4
 @ctd07: Nooooo. I cant be doing with Rach assuming they’re sole role is to plug sponsors products
  • 2 0
 @c-radicallis: "Minnaar-Minnaar" in reference to the old Muppets "Mah-na Mah-na" song.

Some of you older riders got the reference. @eliotjackson did not

Do do do do do de do do do do do do do do do
Mahna Mahna
Do doo be-do-do
Mahna Mahna
Do do-do do
Mahna Mahna
Do doo de-do-do de-do-do de-do-do de-do-do-doodle do do do-doo do!
  • 1 0
 @Steve101j: well, half the list was made by @elyari, and the rest was just copy-paste from other users comments
  • 139 5
 Rachel is paying the bills with all these plugs for her sponsors
  • 17 3
 A real professional haha!
  • 71 5
 I’ve got no issue with that. The whole thing is a promotion, and it’s excellent.
  • 21 0
 It was hilarious that Rob cut her off for the Atherton Bikes plug..
  • 6 0
 @mastadon: Maybe he thought the plugs were a bit too much to!!
  • 18 40
flag IMeasureStuff (Sep 11, 2022 at 11:53) (Below Threshold)
 Seriously very annoying and left a bitter taste in my mouth in what was an excellent commentary..
  • 9 1
 Fair play to her - gotta pay the bills somehow. I was laughing after the first few, but didn't bother me in the slightest.
  • 22 1
 Diapers ain't cheap
  • 44 2
 @IMeasureStuff: This sport is literally paid for with promotion. This event is funded by Redbull and the Atherton family (Atherton Bikes, Dyfi Bike Park) and streamed to you at home for free.

Rachel's plugs were a bit brazen, but I don't think you can complain when you're watching an event of this quality for free
  • 6 1
 Under English/Welsh law she should have been clearly identifying them as adverts Big Grin
  • 31 0
 I'm just off to burn my Assegais as I mysteriously think Continentals are better all of a sudden
  • 10 5
 so what if she plugs her sponsors, you lot would soon complain if you had to pay to view this event!
  • 2 4
 @tom666: RB are making money from this event. They wouldn’t do it if it’s not profitable
  • 5 1
 Drink every time you hear atherton or continental! Love it!
  • 10 2
 @chrismac70: They don't always make money from events they do. I've been involved with a couple of Red Bull events where they were losing money on them but felt the exposure gained justified it.
  • 2 0
 @HughBonero: The Atherton titanium lugged ones are worth it though....... Take any crap you can give em!
  • 76 1
 Jackson is a true talent, he's also respectful to his peers in saying it wasn't the way he would have liked to have won as Kerr was the man to beat all weekend, fair play, a great way to end the season.
  • 54 0
 I wanna back your statement up. Jackson has to be one of the nicest and most respectful people in mountainbiking today. I've been a whistler local for the past decade, and every interaction with him has been positive. His genuine level of stoke for the sport and everybody in it is contagious. Pumped to see him take the win. Truly deserving!
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flag skywalkdontrun (Sep 11, 2022 at 18:02) (Below Threshold)
 @jomacba: Must be nice to be a rich kid!
  • 21 1
 @adamszymkowicz: you could have chose to have learned a valuable life lesson but instead, no, you chose not to.
  • 42 0
 @adamszymkowicz: Growing up I didn't have much money. It was just me and my mom. She did the best she could, but I grew up watching alot of other kids I knew riding brand new bikes, and I won't lie, I was super jealous.
My first real bike was a Cove Stiffie FR with a Marzocchi Z5 on the front. It was second hand, and my mom made payments to the kids family we bought it off. This was back in 2002, I think it was 13 or 14, I can't remember.
Eventually I posted that frame up on Pinkbike back in the early days, and somebody traded me a 1999 Stab primo frame strait up for it.
I ended up saving money from birthdays and Christmas to buy a second hand set of Marzocchi Shivers from a buddy of mine after selling the Z5s I had.
My first downhill bike!! You can see it in my photos actually. Eventually I sold that frame, and got a part tike job working at Canadian tire where I saved up enough to buy a brand new 2002 Kona Stab Primo, brand new frame off the wall at Cove bikes. My first "New" bike part.
From then on I started wrenching to male money and dumpster dived local bike shops for busted parts that could be fixed and sold on pinkbike. I've bought and sold many bikes and parts over the years.
Eventually I built my dream bike... Eventually I built more and more.
My most recent was a V10 - 29er with reserve wheels, chris king everything. It was absolutely brilliant.
You see, where I'm going with this, is I stopped asking why I don't have something.... I ask how I can get it.
All that aside, you could throw Jackson on my old 1999 Stab primo, and I'm certain he would have the same results. This kid is a true once in a lifetime talent. He is the real deal.
I'm gonna leave you with that rather than respond with something just as negative.
  • 8 23
flag skywalkdontrun (Sep 12, 2022 at 9:29) (Below Threshold)
 @jomacba: Listen, I'm not saying that Jackson is a bad kid or not. That's not the point. The point is that mountain biking is a sport of privilege for ALL of us who participate. Bikes cost big money, and regardless of how much you had to scrape and save to buy your first bike, that you were in a position to do so indicates a significant amount of unrecognized privilege. If you look at the top pros in sports analogous to mountain biking (skiing, snowboarding, I dunno, yacht racing?) 100 times out of 100 they are placed in a position to succeed by their wealth. That's not to say that they're all multiple houses and private islands rich, but they're also not living off government assistance, or moving from low income housing project to project every three months. Let's not pretend that Goldstone is in the position he is based on his talent alone, there's a huge amount of PR, training, etc. that has gone into creating not only his identity as an athlete, but also his brand. He's literally been marketed as an athlete since he was in kindergarten! He's super successful, and that's cool! All that said, you could've had his talent, and not made it to where he is based on your family situation, while he may still have gotten a shot even if he wasn't quite as talented as he is.
  • 9 1
 @adamszymkowicz: you have no idea on the status of his, or any other racer. You also don't seem to understand how sponsorship works.
  • 10 0
 @adamszymkowicz: You could absolutely be right. I assume by your participation on this forum you too are a person of privilege.
Again, my intent here isn't to slander or call you out, I'd rather quite simply have a constructive debate.
So to my counter point... which somewhat aligns with your statement.
This quite simply falls under the category of "life isn't fair". However, consider this. How many over privileged rich kids do you think have been given everything they have ever wanted and more, yet have done absolutely nothing with the opportunity? I would bet it's over a million to one. While yes, Jackson's parents have supported both him and his sister in bringing them to the top of this sport, a sport which is definitely more expensive. My point however was to say that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way.
Listen, I'm a parent. I have two kids myself. My daughter who is 18 has had the privilege of riding and racing mountain bikes around the world. The Majority of the support has come from myself and my wife.
It's our responsibility as parents to try and elevate our kids to become whatever it is they dream of. That's the goal. That has also required alot of sacrifice on my end, long hours working a career I don't particularly love to pay for these things.
You see, I don't think it's fair to everybody involved behind the scenes who have given so much to allow for somebody like Jacson to realize his full potential. Him being marketed at such a yough age is one of the factors in his success yes, but primarily in order to secure support from the industry. The very fact he is as nice of a person he is, and the fact he has not wasted his opportunity to be is the prime reason I fully disagree with your perspective that backs your original statement.
It's quite easy to judge others when you don't know the whole story.
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 @jomacba: Agreed. While Jackson has been given a lot of opportunities to succeed, he also has the raw talent and drive to make the most of those opportunities. He's been in the (mtn bike) public eye since he was a kid, but still seems to have his head screwed on well. I'd say his parents have done well.
I recently rewatched the Sam Reynolds video of Loose Fest 2020 where Jackson was riding. Prior to him starting to race World Cups. No Red Bull helmet, but he did have what looked to be a fairly solid Trek sponsorship. Part of me wonders if Trek regrets letting him go.
  • 4 0
 @IanJF: possibly, but I think Jackson is more focused on opportunity over financial gains. To ride for the syndicate is pretty incredible.
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 @adamszymkowicz: must be.... but your not and boohoooo get a life
  • 5 0
 @adamszymkowicz: I race yachts, I didn’t come from wealth. I went to marinas and made myself available to racers looking for crew. When I was on board I learned the jobs and got proficient at all of them. In a short time I was being called to crew since I was skilled, proficient, and available. After a couple of years I was able to distinguish myself in a particular class of boats and then I was in demand, I got paid to sail, people would send me plane tickets to go sail all over the world and I basically worked a 9-5 to support myself in the hours where I wasn’t crewing. I still don’t have wealth, but I want my daughters to sail and ride, so they have nice bikes and I’ll take them sailing whenever and pay for sail camp so they too can be proficient sailors and, if they choose, have the opportunity to go beautiful places and see unique things from the deck of a small sailboat.
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 @BikesBoatsNJeeps @adamszymkowicz: As Jay Hamm (recent Trail ROTY and UK digger) says "you gonna have to want it". He's more talking about digging at the trails for a place to ride but the same can be said of doing what needs to be done for your passion even if you are hard for cash. Like going to marinas to get into sailing, someone that wants a bike could go to bike shops and piece something together. It will take time and work. New bikes are expensive but I've had a lot of fun and learned a lot on HT's from the 80's which people practically throw away these days. And once you have a bike riding it is free. Using NYC as an example of a place with various income levels and no mtns - there are many places to ride - Mullally Bike Park, Cunningham, HighBridge.

I would say that being from Squamish has helped Jackson a lot but I've seen lots of incredible riders come from small towns not near any big mountains. Some of the best BMX riders ever have come from little towns here in NJ and with modest means. (starting on a BMX bike will be less expensive and IMO the rider will learn much better skills and there is ridable terrain everywhere)

Props to Jackson on the win - that was a run for the books. That kid can ride a bike and it takes more than money and growing up in a mtn town to be that good.
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 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: Dude, you live in an area with an average income well over the national average. You literally race yachts and said you've bought nice bikes for your kids and take them sailing and pay for sail camp. That's wealth. You were in a position to make yourself available to racing crews at marinas. That's also privilege and wealth. Just because you're looking up the hill at people who have more money than you doesn't make you not wealthy. Just because you've worked hard for what you have doesn't mean you haven't benefitted from privilege. Again, I think too many of us think that wealth is multiple houses and cars and exotic vacations all the time. I own a house. I have a couple nice bikes. I'm not rich, but I'm damn wealthy compared to most, and the fact that my job and lifestyle allows me to do the things I enjoy is privilege.
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 @adamszymkowicz: Can you explain the fundamental motivation behind your original post? You say you own your own home and you yourself have "wealth". To be completely honest, it appears that you are navigating away from your original statement focusing on being "rich" which one could only assume you are referring to monetary riches, vs now wealth, and diving into the broader spectrum not directly focused on money, but more the wealth of having potential for opportunities due to location and circumstances, ect.
As I had mentioned before, you yourself are a contributor to these forums which typically means you are lucky enough to be a part of this sport we all love, but have gone further to admit you too are a person of privilege. I'm just very curious why the negative comment to begin with.
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 @adamszymkowicz: OK, normally I don't bite on these.

I take exception to your post that Jackson's success is because he comes from a "rich" background. I do agree that most of us who enjoy our sport come from a position where we can afford the luxury of an expensive sport, however your comments indicate his skill comes from something other than his passion, dedication and hard work.

I have been a Government worker (Park Ranger) in Squamish for 30+ years. Not exactly a profession one does to become rich, but one I enjoy.
We moved to Squamish long before was the attractive town it is now, and I feel proud I was part of the development of the trail network here through building and advocacy work. I don't doubt that the environment of living in Squamish has been an advantage for his development, however the core of his success has always been internal first, and something we have be able to support and encourage. We were fortunate that the "industry" recognized him early and supported is development through sponsorships. His kindergarten video was a huge part of his "fame" and unexpectedly opened a lot of doors and opportunity, but it wasn't something that was meant to be crafted or marketed. I think the filming quality (or lack of) proves that!

I'm not claiming that his story is a Venus Williams or Tiger Woods rise from unlikely upbringing, but he is a great example of how dedication to a passion can help you achieve dreams.
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 @peytodog: Ok, this is going to be the last one. I didn't say anything about his skill, or his dedication, or his passion. I referred to his position as coming from wealth. There are other kids out there who have the skill, passion and dedication, and lack the necessary entry point. From what people are saying, Jackson sounds like a fine kid, and that's great. He's definitely a prodigy. Kudos to him and his family for getting him there, and I hope he stays at the top of the sport for a long time.
  • 66 16
 Waiting for the first official list of comments / apologies about how track conditions were perfect for Jackson vs all the other pro riders… please do tell.

“He only won because Brayton & Kerr fell…” - my bad
  • 42 1
 Came here to say this. Kids the real deal
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 @meathooker: and he acknowledged that he did not want to win like this.. class act.
  • 22 1
 Nope!! Well deserved win. To win a race you have to first, get down without crashing and second, be fast and he was both. Even with Kerr crashing, I don't think he would have won. Would have liked to see Ronan Dunne get second place though. Just .2 off. Shame he dropped a chain on the run into the finish line!!
  • 31 2
 Except nobody is saying that. Godstone is literally on a different level and from what I can tell everyone can see that.
  • 4 1
 @Glendiablo666: I couldn't find any excuses either! Jackson is just next level - looked like he wasnt even trying, just looked fun

Loved watching Dunne this year - his interview on Dean Lucas podcast (offtrail experience) recently is killer. What a damn dude!
  • 13 6
 @Vulhelm: Accept everyone said it all year... At every race.. when comparing Goldstone's times to elites.
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 This was always Kerr's race, he absolutely slays at Hardline... but if there was a race made for Jackson, this is it. He'll be the new Hardline king real soon I bet. No disrespect to Kerr, dude is rad!!
  • 19 4
 @Vulhelm: Maybe go back & rewatch World Cup this year - Nearly every race, Jackson & Jordan are getting podium elite times (top 3/5 or 10 - actual fastest a couple time) and here on PB, PB podcast, Redbull and nearly every podcast had someone explaining ehy those were not really as fast - it actually was the biggest cliche and expected comment after a few races
  • 4 0
 Watching him ride with such composure and intuitive control of the bike on a track this brutal was seriously impressive. What a rider!
  • 3 1
 @Vulhelm: Surprised Jordan Williams not there. His back yard no?
  • 7 0
 Jackson's heater of a run put the last two on notice they had to have a 110% perfect run as well and, in the end, it was too risky to try and shave time blasting into the first woods full #yolo
  • 18 4
 @Mtn-Goat-13: Not saying that Jackson isn't going to jump right into Elite and destroy (I think he will) BUT since Juniors are always first, and the track tends to get worse throughout the day, this is generally the trend. This isn't a new concept this year. To deny there is an impact between start times is foolish.
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 @Jordanh604: Accept it everyone
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flag betsie (Sep 11, 2022 at 7:47) (Below Threshold)
 @dresendsit: foolish indeed.
Race even a nationals and come down first in vets compared to the hot end (where I normally come down), the track is way better at the hot end, later in the field than it is earlier.
Everyone who doesn't race thinks the track gets worse, but the later you come down can be an advantage as more riders are riding the same line.

(Current UK over 45s DH champ and was leading the national series until I broke my wrist a few weeks ago training).
  • 6 2
 Wow who took the jam out of your doughnut?

The kid is incredible, smashed it by a huge margin & deserved the win. Racing is racing, tracks blow up, racers push on & some crash.
  • 4 3
 @dresendsit: Agreed and agreed - I can't say Jax or Jordan will immediately kill it but you also make the point (earlier rides vs deteriorating track) for Jax - he rode 2nd to last this time & nuked everyone by 6.5… shows that his control is insane. But also w/ UCI / WC - the track is getting beaten for days on end before the race so does even some daily cleanup / restructing add that much? I dunno - Im not on that level but from Jax (and even Jordans gopros - they often took lines many elites would not.

But I think here’s the factor is that there have been a lot of fast racers in the World Cup in the past but the level that Jordan and Jackson put up this year is just intense, and I think Jax proved it hands down today
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 @Jordanh604: it's completely legit to say a race run 4 hours earlier in the day cannot be compared directly against the last couple runs of the day though.I super excited for next year when we can get a definitive answer (spoiler: the kid is going to do really, really well)
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 Anyway, we will find out soon enough , can’t wait to see him and Williams in Elite
  • 8 1
 Gutted for Kerr, but you can’t win a race you don’t finish.
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 I’ve been watching Jackson race locally since he was like 11. He’s always been next level. I think in one Dry Hill race at like 14 he was stronger most some sections than any junior or pro and he barely fit on his bike at that point.
  • 4 0
 Nope. Kid won, kid belongs. Buuuuuuuuut, Hardline isnt the World Cup, and the lineup is t the same. Next year is going to be fascinating.
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 @Mtn-Goat-13: but at World Cup they re not in the same conditions at all. And that s what people have been arguing about. There are approx 300 runs on the track between the junior race in the am, and the elite race in the afternoon.

Here however, same conditions and same time of the day, and he is fast. So it will be good to see how he stacks in the elite next year, and there will be not arguing on each side about it.
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 @Vulhelm: Is that an intentional misspelling? Big Grin
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 @tvan5: I'm looking forward to next year's race already
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 I was bummed at first. But then I thought about how light he is and light on the bike like Loris. Serious skills.
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 Don’t half like to blow your own trumpet do you! @betsie:
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 @plyawn: The better comparison is junior race times against elite qualifying, since the juniors race the next day after elites finish qualifying. The track is thrashed from qualifying and the juniors have to race on it.
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 @redmountaingoat: I hear ya on that bit even if ya compare pro men start to finish, huge field, hardly the the same track begin yo finish but the final men racers seem to nuke it every time, even w/ some rain at times as seen at Val Di Sol. Its just never gonna be the same - thats racing. Weather being the same, 1st to last racer conditions is less an issue at womens or Jrs races because there are so many less riders. But sure - this was about 30 riders in relatively same conditions - except as we saw Hatton pointing out the blown out berm - conditions got worse / tracked out - yet Jax bumped everyone by 6.5.


The kid is just on another level. This race kinda made UCI/WC look a little tame - kid went next to last and smoked it.

Btw check out all the excuses on his Val Di Sol run on Vitalmtb podcast from today - to hear that and then see Jax win by 6.5 puts all the commentary in perspective in my view. To be sure I don't give 3 shits who wins or by how much - the race alone is good enough and I admire all the riders. I just dont care for endless apologies & season-long excuses on why Jax’ or Jordans runs weren't quite the fastest as they obviously are
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 @Reno233: Exactly. Thank you. Why is this never stated.
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 @Reno233: It's less the thrashing and more that the overnight moisture means the dust settles and there's more grip.
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 Bingo. Came here to make the same comment. Kid is the epitome of two wheel talent
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 No excuses. He won fair and square. You have to finish the race to win it. Others may have said they were green before the crash. Well maybe he has the optimum time not to crash and he would've crashed if he went faster. Jackson built time further and he's done some lines that others didn't and the way he did it was on another level and despite of the head wind he leaned right into it and still kept getting faster.
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 @Jordanh604: I commented about what excuse they’d have about Jordan getting FTD and got a ton of downvotes.
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 @dresendsit: Right, we've all heard it. Now lets use some numbers. Lets look at the last freak junior, Thibaut Daprela. In 2019, his final year in Juniors, the closet he came to the mens time was +7 seconds, that margin occoured consitently 4 times that season, and one result at +8. Okay, fast forward to 2020 in elites, weird season however he turned up at the double hiters and put down 3 runs at +3 and one +2 on the winning elite time. In 2021 he won his first race, and has been consistent ever since. (these numbers are reflected in his 2018 times too, including Kades worlds time also 7 seconds slower than the mens)

Obviously there are so many variables, maybe that year was shit for juniors, maybe it rained over night every time, maybe it was completely opposite to this years changing conditions...hmmmm.

Bare in mind that acording to these numbers, Jordan Williams and Jackson Goldstone have runs that are 10 SECONDS FASTER than Daprela was, using +/- elite winning time as a reference. That means that unless Daprela found 7 seconds in 1 off season (Without accounting for shiter conditions acording to the narative, which is suposedly worth atleast 4 seconds).

Kinda makes the argument of conditions redundent if you ask me. But thats only 1 rider, Finns 2017 results are much the same, He's faster than Daprela on some but not as consistent, hes in the +5-10 range all season excluding Mt St Anne where it f*cking hosed down, and he only beat Gwins famous run by fractions of a second. His first race in 2018 Elites he's +15, Race 2 = +6 Race 3 = +10, Race 4 = +5, Race 5 = +4, Race 6 = +11, Race 7 = +8, Race 8 = +4. Pretty much exactly the same time margins compared to the winning Elite as the year before. Did he get faster? Probably, were conditions worse/better? yes ofc.

Well you've got two junior sensations going into Elites and both are setting the same margins or better. It shows that these guys are just getting faster, but it also shows that the conditions probably don't have more than 5 seconds difference in them, even AGs crazy rain run only had 6-10 seconds difference in it compared to Finns in far better conditions.

Well that was a way to kill an hour for me lol, but it shows that Jacko and Jordo are 10 seconds faster than Finn and Thibaut were in Juniors. Are these two just peaking a few years earlier? or are they going to Sam Hill/Nico everyone from now on?
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 @dresendsit: Hardline doesn't deteriorate.......don't you know its made out of kryptonite bro.....
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 I got down voted saying Jackson looked as fast as the top elites in practice. He’a a mega talent and good kid from all appearances.
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 @Spooky221: not really, or I would!
I do love PB comments section.
Just put some context on a comment, the modern generation really don't like that though, coz you think you are all special.
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 @betsie: but you, eh do…frequently as well! Also, I’m not ‘modern generation’, I’m the same as you and I’ve beaten you too, quite a bit . You really do love the PB comments section as well, as in really really love it!
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 @Spooky221: It must be so frequent that I dont realise!!! Lucky the folk I train with in the gym dint even know I raced until someone else told them.

If you are much younger than me then I would hope you have beaten me lots of times (as you should, I am old and dont ride that much, do more building and maintenance than riding).
My only goal at a race just now is to not get spanked by the latest rippers in the 13/14 category, but haven't managed that this season, they are so fast!
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 @inside-plus: I was gonna try & do an analysis but you've done it well enough. I think the difference is that these guys (and everyone younger now) are not only entirely growing up with bikes - but fully submersed in bike (and team) culture which is immediate in online / social media - and are riding bikes that simply rule vs bikes / generations / culture from even 5-10+ yrs earlier - which, good as it was, was still developing. Jordan / Jax and even many of the younger elites (Finn, Ronan, etc) are in that group too - and its not just about blazing times but style & in freeride, going bigger & bigger - everything. Its more than just DH times tho times offer proof.

I have only mad respect & love for these younger rippers - its unreal to watch & its gonna foster even better riding everywhere & moving forward. I also have mad respect for the previous gen (mine & before) as this was the groundwork and there is still exponential development within this group too - I am no one and nothing but I am doing bigger ride days, 8hr park days, going faster & bigger & having more fun now than I ever did in my 20s/30s - feeling better & riding more now than ever, constantly wanting to progress like I was a kid.

Still - theres always just raw talent & power any time anywhere for any sport and both Jordan & Jackson have it, so whatever the reasons - its unreal to watch. Jacksons 6.5 second Hardline nuke of every other rider showed that clearly (and yeah, its just a race - its just bikes - but it showed the possibilities).

Point being: the young riders now are better at their age - I think - than older riders were even 5-10 yrs ago. Being fully immersed in mtb culture from birth onward, the teams, the trail access, the media, funding & sheer drive is just higher & prob will keep going higher.
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 @inside-plus: a forgotten and interesting point, when Deprela won in Les Gets 2021, Jackson's time was 6.5 seconds faster for the FTD. That race was clearly affected by rain, but he still put down a time 5 seconds faster the Bruni's qualifier.
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 @adamszymkowicz: I’ve raced dh in a lot of places, and I’ve never seen settled dust create more grip. At places like Andorra and Val di Sole this year, it was hot all summer, making those tracks bone dry and basically moon dust morning or night. Think Northstar or Snow Summit., if you’re familiar with the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Even if the overnight humidity somehow created more grip, it would be gone by the time the juniors race and wouldn’t account for several seconds difference between elite and juniors at some venues.

At the courses I mentioned above, the dirt is so dry that it can easily be eroded and it is likely that there is some deterioration during race day, but we’re only talking about 50 or so riders (jr men and women, elite women) before the 60 elite men drop. That said, the fact these juniors are able to put down those kind of fast times speaks more to their ability than the marginal level of degradation a race course goes through on race day.
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 What does a scaphoid actually do Haha no wonder Rach was untouchable
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 That was hilarious!!! So many funny moments.
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 Jackson gets a "look at the time!!!". Won't be the same when he gets his first World Cup. Go onnnn!!
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 Had the same thought. First time on a Warner broadcast and he gets it. Awesome
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 @adamkat: And not on the next Warner broadcast (cries)
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 @korev: well….maybe not on the next DH, but do we know what the next RW broadcast will be?? Who knows?? (We can hope)
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 gutted for BK, Charlie and Brayton
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 More for brayton.
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 Charlie was so unlucky. Corner just gave out on him.
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 @stunnanumma1: Brayton was looking insanely fast, even after the crash
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 Kerr might not have won but he was a winner in my eyes. He seemed to Guinea pig everything, was key in supporting all the other riders, and rode with an injury. What a boss... Similar for Gee - what a result after such a crazy injury... Congrats to Goldstone on the win though - amazing riding and full on deserved! Having been there in person, that track is no joke!
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 I would love to see a breakdown of the splits. Adam looked fast even after his crash.
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 @slimboyjim: COTD! (Is that still a thing?)
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 Taylor Vernon! Get that man a full ride for 2023
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 The man is on fire. This season eas great for him. With factory support he can get inside top 20. Definitely has the skills.
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 I want a slow motion of those Goldstone's berm turns. Fast...super fast...incredible fast.
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 I know, just snapped through everything, insane
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 He was secretly riding a slotcar with a bike attached to it. I don't know how he keeps it that tight in the corners. Less height and weight is quite the advantage I suppose.
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 A quick look at Goldstone vs. 2 other recent dominant Juniors:

Finn Iles won 6 of 7 races in 2017 to take the Junior Overall.
Thibaut Daprela won 5 of 8 in 2019.
Jackson Goldstone won 5 of 8 in 2022.

Iles in 2017 and Goldstone in 2022 each won one race with a faster time than the Men's Elite winner of the same race.

Here are the average differences between the Juniors' winning times and the Men's Elite winning time for the races in 2017, 2019 and 2022 these three guys won:

Iles: 6.6 seconds behind Men's winner
Daprela: 9.5 seconds
Goldstone: 4.9 seconds

Pretty incredible performance by Jackson this year, in other words.
(I didn't bother looking to see what place his time would have gotten him in each race he won, but at MSA, for instance, his time would have been good enough to take 3rd in the Men's Elite. And yeah, I know, they race under different conditions, etc. Just pointing out how consistently high his performance level was, that's all.)
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 I wonder why Williams wasn't invited too... That's the only thing... Should be open to participation to top 30 WC riders... They know for sure if they cam handle it or not..
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 @PauRexs: I’m sure all they have to do is wonder over to the Atherton pits at a WC race and ask?
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 @PauRexs: Williams might not have the skills for this one, or the desire to take this kind of risk. These hits are massive compared to anything on the UCI tracks. Goldstone has a track record of doing big air type stuff. In my opinion, he’s a much more well rounded rider compared to Williams, who seems to focus only on traditional DH racing.
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 @whistlam8: nothing wrong with jumping for the thrill and racing to pay the bills.
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 @somebody-else: For sure. Just commenting on why Williams might not have been there. Hardline isn’t for everyone.
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 @whistlam8: Agree but I would say it has to be the rider who says is not for him like Kolb did, but was there. Respect
So then you make sure anyone who is in disposition to win is there... But they don't want to afford more than 20 riders for all what implies logistically and for the diferent more complete streaming concept...
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 Gee at 5th is Legendary considering what he's recently endured.
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 Came here to say this. After having the gnarliest crash of my life last year and knowing how hard it is to get back to feeling dialed, to see him come back from an even gnarlier one and be sending the craziest of track in the world is just bananas.
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 Stoked for Taylor vernon, guys had such a solid season. Highest placed privateer yet again. Hope he gets picked up by a team for next year.
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 Also fair play to Sorted Racing (a shop in Warrington, UK) for supporting him. They support some decent riders and deserve a lot of credit for that.
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 Yes, storming run
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 Fantastic commentary by Rob and Rach!
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 How about Gee coming back for Hardline and getting 5th - fucking legend! Cool to see how much Gee, Rachel, and Dan love riding bikes and how much work they put into all aspects of promoting DH
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 Fuck yes Jackson. Fuck yes.
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 To be able to gather yourself and complete the course after an early crash takes major character.
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 Have to say, that even if Bernard hadn’t crashed, I’m not sure he’d have been able to get inside Jackson’s time, as that was phenomenal.
Will echo what others have said on the prospects of the young Canadian when he steps up to Elites next year. I think along with Jordan Williams, he’ll be contesting for podiums and probably the top step.

Hardline delivered again.
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 Yeah, he would. He was up before the crash. But Jackson first time at Hard Line is impressive. It's a track you need to ride multiple times to win.
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 @Widgets: @Widgets: BK was up by .4 but Jackson extended throughout his run. We will never know....
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 @Widgets: well, apart from when you win first time out. Then you don't need to ride it multiple times to win.
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 @Widgets: Jackson was SO FAST through all the turns. Not saying BK couldn't have made it happen but being up in the first 15 seconds of track doesn't mean it's a winning run
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 @src248: I think they mentioned a stat about no one has won who didn't get the fastest first split or something like that...gutted for Kerr. Will have to wait and see next year.
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 @MikeGruhler: top 3 at first split.
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 Couple of things - really impressed by Rach on commentary. For her first go at it (I think) sure was really good at providing real insight into things, picking out details and interacting with Rob. So in a few years when she gets fed up of winning stuff hopefully she ends up in a booth at races.

Jackson Bloody Goldstone. Holy shit. What a rider. I saw him in a bar in Morzine a few weeks ago and I genuinely just thought he was some random kid. He is so young, he looks like the lads round here who hang around on street corners vaping but so, so incredible on a bike. Absolutely amazed.
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 She commentated Hardline a few years ago too and did a stellar job.
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 I was there today, climbed from the car park to the cannon. Sweated like a sweaty thing on a humid day. Great day, not the easiest to spectate but, seriously, the video does no justice to the size of the jumps. Standing next to them, it’s like, “nah, this ain’t doable”.

My 16yo lad had a photo with Jackson at the end of the day, made his (and my) day. Seems a good lad. I’ll add an Insta link of the photo once I work out how to add such a thing to a comment, then maybe you can follow me, even if for a day. I only have six followers, so it’d brass MY lad off I I broke double figures. TIA.
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 Wouldn't be surprised one bit if Jackson wins. Had an unreal year at the world cups and looks more confident and smooth than anyone on a bike.
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 Gutted for Bernard but happy for Jackson!!
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 Full respect for Jackson Goldstone. Here we have a new alien. Looking forward to seeing what he's gonna do next year in the elite kingdom.
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 He looks as on fire as Bruni when he is on form.
I think we’ll have a first place podium (or more) from JG in his first season...
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 I Candide of mtb I think.
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 Gutted for BK and Grandad. This was the race for Adam to shine, and he was up in time. Next year then.
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 What's going to happen to Thibault next year. Was Pink Bike always a one year contract? Top Frenchman counts for something... Right?
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 Kinda of excited to see if PB-Racing becomes purely a grooming team for future talent. It would be pretty cool to see it as a resume builder and as a 'who to watch' in the fantasy draft.
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 Thought all the PBR contracts were two years?
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 Think it's a stepping stone to a bigger contract, bit like the Union team.
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 @JamesKROZ: are they? It would be nice. Thibault posted something to the effect of "last time suiting up for Pinkbike". Don't know if that meant this year or contract.
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 Yes! Good question. Props to Thibault for hitting the hardline! PB should have been there and hit that boy with a bonus.
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 Juuust when you thought, there’s no way Santacruz prices could get any higher !! LOL That place looks insane. Sure would’ve liked to of seen how Kerr would’ve made out w/o a crash ?? but gaaa leee that Goldstone was getting after it !! Dudes like greased lightning on another level !! I mean how tf is he so much faster even w/the headwind supposedly picking up towards the end ?? I wonder if he’s the lightest bike/rider O/A combo out of the bunch. Cant see how that wouldn’t be beneficial on a coarse like HL. but either way I’ll bet Ole Peaty’s proud no doubt w/ a 6.5+\_ win the ol’e Syndicates making sum record book history
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 Sam f*cking Gale. That’s some impressive shit, riding Silvan Forest as a warm up to this is wild.
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 How are the trails around Nelson after the storms?
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 @commental: Still steep.
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 @commental: mostly closed. Handful have been opened up so far. Unsure of how much actual damage there is or if it’s geotechnical stability stuff.
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 @bonfire: I was talking to my mate in Tahunanui and he said it's unreal how much damage has been done to the whole area. I hope things improve for you guys soon.
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 The new Prince of Wales
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 Hard for anyone to argue an 18yr old kid winning the hardest mtb track in the world with a 7 second gap. This kid possibly has generational talent along the likes of Shaun white and Nyjah Houston. It will be fun to see if it continues in the elite class. I think it will. I’m sure we’ll get tired of him winning at some point and yearn for the next up and comer to take over but I think it will be some time before that happens.
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 Sam Hill was just as dominant as a junior, probably more talented too
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 JG would win it even on balance bike Smile
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 would be a perfect time to put the v-10 shown earlier at BK’s house up for auction on E Bay !! Even though it’s likely not the one he rode today or that he needs the money or whatever. Just be kinda cool for someone to win it as memorabilia after such an accomplishment. Ole Goldstones definitely got one heck of a career ahead of em!!
What an incredible future to look forward to and at 18 to boot!!
Get it Goldstone!!
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 That was Jackson’s worlds bike and the one he road today. He probably just gave it to Bernard since he was taking the whole pivot bus back to the Uk and could fit Jackson’s gear, while the Syndicate crew is based in France and as the only syndicate rider at hardline he probably traveled solo.
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 Gaetan Vige must have used that one. He used Jackson's spare bike. A Specialized rider riding a V10... And he crashed it off the metal ramp at the step up's landing doing a flip.
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 Track coverage was the best I've seen but it took nearly 2 hrs to show 24 riders. That's the conundrum.
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 Probably because theres only 24 riders and you need to make an event out of it.
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 JACKSON GOLDSTONE. Incredible performance. World class. Wow. Great sportsmanship as well. Deff gutted for BK but Jackson put the pressure on and as they say...that's racing. Looking forward to elites!
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 Awesome to see Jackson take a big "adult" win.

What really warmed my heart was to see Gee back on a bike and killing it. The dude is the Terminator.
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 A) Goldstone really is in another league. The mini-mullet is a stone ripper!!

B) Santa Cruz needs a Goldstone color for all of their trail/enduro/DH bikes-make it fat metalflake goooooooold!!!!!!
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 Man I really wanted to see Bernard win again, I think he had it in him too. Wouldn't be surprised if the crash the day prior threw him off a bit. Amazing run by Jackson, just impressive. Also very happy to see joe Smith have such a good come back after last year, go vitus haha!
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 Oh Bernard
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 Brilliant result for Jackson, now watch this boy in the Elite WCUP next year!!
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 What an amazing event. The coverage all week was superb and the course filming was top notch. Downhill needs more of this!
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 Jackson Goldstone was born for this. He enters the Elite field next year. I seem to remember that he and Jordan Williams both had winning race times faster than the Elite winners more than once this past season.
In case anyone forgot here's a link to his balance bike Shredit from 2013.
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 Amazing for Jackson! Truly incredible to win this after coming from juniors all year. Such talent.... Really hope Bernard Kerr is OK!
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 The elites better be watching this kid. He’s about to ruin dreams next year for the big boys
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 Jackson reminded me of a cat during that run.
So fast, nibble and well balanced. Can someone come up with a nickname for this guy?
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 I won't be surprised if Jackson goes to Rampage next year!
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 He should be with that RB lid on. He's gone to a couple of Fest and the Audi Nines at 16 years old. He wouldn't have a problem going down the Rampage/Hardline route.
Amazing to see such talent. He's one with his bike. He could also see gaps and new lines like what he did after the last of the big jump and the rock drop after the road gap.
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 What a race - big ups for the kid! Kerr still unbelievable effort to get on the bike sifter that hugy- the safest thing tho- now we have to wait till next season…
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 Really curious to see how Jackson does after another year of progression and training!! However ,On another note, I suuure do wish they’d a found a way for us to see ol’e legend Brage the Rage throw’n it down on sum Hardline action !! Definitely feel like his azz should’ve been there ? I mean it kinda seems right up (er?down) his alley ,big air sends,w/sum gnarly gnar stuff in between etc?? , id bet my back brake shoes the guy would’ve give em all a run for there money ! And I live in
fkN Florida ! Hopefully next year
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 Brages taken the decision to not do big overseas events this year and focus on shoulder recovery according to his Instagram.
  • 4 1
 Vinnys backflip was wild to see.
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 Man I felt bad for Kerr, Brayton, Hatton and the others that crashed out up at the top of the course. Hopefully we'll see them back next year again!
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 Remember you suckers this was the 2nd hardest dh race to win today, you try winning the French champs hahaha
  • 2 0
 Redbull needs to pull dan atherton and his builders onboard and create a 3 race mini series? Dyfi, Austria and Canada
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 Goldstone..nearly 7 seconds on this group...on this track...other level! Congrats Kid Smile
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 Way to go Jackson Goldstone! Oh Canada!
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 Kid has stones made of gold!
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 That lad is insane! What a run...made it look easy!
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 Gutted for BK, but that’s racing. Jackson’s run was
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 Gutted for BK but fair do for JG he had to be ‘in it to win it’ and put himself on the hot seat.
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 Was rooting for and bummed for BK but pleasantly surprised by Jackson GS. The kids got a bright future.
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 LOVE IT, Jackson the Junior CRUSHES the competition. Future World Champ for sure
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 Just going to say, although I like Hardline as an event, as a race it's not that interesting. The most televised spots are the big jumps which even the announcers admitted were spots they basically go the same speed, and while the tech bits are gnarly and they show more of them, there's like 5 guys that maybe would win. In a good world cup track there's at least 10 that could win, and a lot more good runs beyond that. This seems more like half the field are just happy to survive the track.
  • 2 0
 What happened to Brook Mcdonald, Phil Atwill and Kaos Seagrave?
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 Do they still get two runs?
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 Just one race run.
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 Wow. The future is so bright. Golden, even.
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 JACKSON YOU MAD MANN! going to Dyfi on Friday, see you there loools
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 Can't wait till next year = ♡
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 The super grom does it! Jackson is gonna be a force in the near future!
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 Jackson’s first time here … good way to show up
  • 2 1
 Was Sam Gale riding in some plain Adidas sneakers??
  • 1 0
 @jakewilliams: Better than nothing but those are still designed for city commuting
  • 1 0
 wow good job jackson! you are so epic
  • 1 0
 some great style from Jim Munro on the live feed
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 So was Jess Blewitt the only woman who was going to race it?
  • 1 0
 Kolb not starting?
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 He opted out and was not jumping these 2 big gaps in practise.
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 @maybenotaprofile: don’t blame him, guys had an incredible season, no point ruining the off season risking injury
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 @UpNorthMTB: I really don't want to blame him! I'm really happy for him and his incredible season and can understand his decision to play it safe before next season.
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 @maybenotaprofile: I think he meant it as "I dont blame him" ^^
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 @TurboTorsten: haha maybe, yes. I was not expecting to disagree with anyone on that anyways.
  • 2 1
 Where is Jess?
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 Broke her collarbone earlier this week.
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 Can’t believe Rach said no one got hurt at this years race. Has she not looked at the injured list
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 Sounds like you tuned in. I don't know why you bothered, this event doesn't mean anything.
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