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Final Results from Red Bull Hardline 2024

Jun 2, 2024 at 8:18
by Ed Spratt  
The results are in from Red Bull Hardline Wales after some incredible racing on the classic Welsh course.

Ronan Dunne makes it two Hardline wins in 2024 backing up his fastest qualifying time. Dunne bested Bernard Kerr to the line by a margin of 1.282 seconds, holding the race lead through every split. Juanfer Velez matched his qualifying position after a wild run to end the weekend in third place.

Check out the full results and race updates below.



Results:

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Race Updates:

Adam Brayton sets a Benchmark Time of 2:29.702
Adam Brayton is the first rider down the hill and goes just two seconds back from Ronan Dunne's top qualifier.



A Mechanical for Thomas Genon
After a mechanical issue, Thomas Genon ends his run just before the 90ft doubles.



Matt Jones Gets a Rear Flat
There's another mechanical issue as Matt Jones' rear tyre blows off his rim just after the second split.



Craig Evans is the Second Rider to Complete a Full Race Run
Craig Evans crosses the live 17 seconds back from Adam Brayton's top time so far.



Sam Hockenhull Goes Third
Sam Hockenhull ends his run with a 2:53.3, Adam Brayton's run remains unmatched so far.



A Stylish Run from Edgar Briole
Edgar Briole couldn't rival the time of Adam Brayton but he laid down some wild moves on the huge jumps. Briole sits in third place, over 20 seconds back.



Vincent Tupin Slides Out
Vincent Tupin loses the front end in the loose turns after the 90ft doubles. Tupin crosses the line 24 seconds behind Brayton.



Dennis Luffman Takes 2nd Place
Dennis Luffman goes into the finish area 13 seconds back from Brayton and into 2nd place.



A Flat Rear for Jono Jones
Jono Jones joins his brother with a flat rear tyre on the same part of the course.



Alex Storr Goes 9 Seconds Back
Alex Storr becomes the closest rider to Adam Brayton's time as he falls nine seconds back at the finish line.



Theo Erlangsen Punctures After 20 Seconds
Theo Erlangsen almost has a huge crash out the gate after picking up a rear puncture in the upper rocks.



Josh Lowe Flies into 2nd
Josh Lowe has a great run as he improves upon Alex Storr's time to go into second behind Adam Brayton. The gap to the leader is now sitting at eight seconds.



Brendan Fairclough 9.2 Back
Brendan Fairclough manages to ride within 9.2 seconds of Adam Brayton to take fourth place.



Thibault Laly Has a Wild Run Before a Mechanical
Thibault Laly was looking strong in the upper section before riding off the course and picking up a mechanical to end his finals run.



Harry Molloy Closes the Gap to 4.233
Harry Molloy brings the gap to Adam Brayton's run down to just 4.2 seconds as he rides into 2nd place.



Brook Macdonald 6.6 Back in 3rd
Brook Macdonald smashes his way into third place as he finishes his run 6.628 back from Brayton.



A Small Mistake Pushes Josh Bryceland to 4th
It's great to see Josh Bryceland back between the tape as he goes into fourth place, 6.843 seconds off the pace.



Taylor Vernon Crashes on his Way to 8th
Taylor Vernon was fastest through the first split before losing time in the mid-section. A crash just before the road gap ended his chance at taking the hot seat.



Matteo Iniguez Goes Fastest
Matteo Iniguez takes the lead and knocks Adam Brayton off the hot seat by 2.2 seconds. Iniguez's time is just 0.1 seconds behind yesterday's top qualifier.



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Sam Blenkinsop Goes 2.288 Back
Sam Blenkinsop puts in a solid run with a few scary moments on his way inside the top three.



Sebastian Holguin Crosses the Line 2nd After Casing Both 90ft Doubles
Sebastian Holguin makes multiple mistakes on his run but he still manages to go over the line in 2nd, 2.198 behind the current leader.



Charlie Hatton Takes the Lead by 1.2 Seconds
Charlie Hatton is the first rider to beat the top qualifier as he crosses the line 1.246 seconds ahead of Matteo Iniguez with just three riders left at the top.



Juanfer Velez is Wild on his Way to the Hot Seat
Juanfer Velez bests the time of Charlie Hatton taking the race lead by 1.022 seconds.



Bernard Kerr Takes the Lead with Only Ronan Dunne Left
Bernard Kerr goes 0.9 seconds faster than Juanfer Velez as only Ronan Dunne stands in the way of a fourth Hardline win.



Ronan Dunne Wins in Wales
Ronan Dunne makes it a double Hardline victory in 2024 as he follows up a World Cup win in Poland two weeks ago.





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221 Comments
  • 323 12
 Tahnee is such a good commentator at analysing the race. Entertaining as well.
  • 59 105
flag FuzzyL FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 10:25) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, had me hoping for Warner to stop shouting for once, so that I could actually hear all she had to say.
  • 67 4
 Just came to say exactly this. Tahnee is excellent at this, as well a a sick rider!
  • 30 2
 100%. Brilliant commentator.
  • 9 86
flag tiffe FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 12:28) (Below Threshold)
 @FuzzyL: yes shame we could not have had Jackson as opposed to Rob.
  • 38 5
 The combination of her and Rob was perfect
  • 9 2
 @tiffe: cmon robs the bloody goat
  • 3 0
 Agreed. Was she on camera at all? Just saw Rob and Rachel.
  • 11 25
flag no-good-ideas FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 19:54) (Below Threshold)
 @cowboyray: all he does is shout and say “ugh!”
  • 7 1
 Rob and Tahnee seem to make a good commentary duo.
  • 234 2
 Probably the best race I’d seen in a good while. Also we need WC in South America, Columbians showed up at Hardline.
  • 65 2
 Agree ! Just change it for “ Colombians”
  • 42 55
flag HuckminsterfullerAF FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 13:44) (Below Threshold)
 Let's not forget that this could have been a day when we were all talking about a rider coming up short on a nettless canyon gap..... such a good decision to get rid of it. We got to witness certainly some crazy features but at no time in the broadcast did I cross my fingers hoping that I wasn't going to see someone die. I'm grateful for that.
  • 6 0
 Such a good race. Brook, Sebastian, and Juanfer had my favorite runs!
  • 12 2
 We should have a WC in every continent that sends riders to the WC races every year. Make it a real world cup. The only continent that I don't know of a previous wc DH track in is South America, but they have to have them or at least one of the caliber needed.
  • 8 0
 @eae903: Brazil has hosted WC dh
  • 4 0
 @farkinoath: perfect, that would be great, and then each year they could cycle through countries more.
  • 12 46
flag scott-townes FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 15:57) (Below Threshold)
 @HuckminsterfullerAF: Funny how the PB community can turn so easily against one of their own clueless, bandwagon safety police gapers. LOL
  • 8 0
 @Lagr1980: lol Thanks bro, I'm originally from the Columbia River Gorge in Washington so muscle memory I suppose.
  • 7 0
 Exactly what I was thinking. It really needs to be a WORLD cup. Think of how many good riders in SA or Oceania that can’t make it to Europe.
  • 2 2
 @eae903: that would be great. Not sure how privateers could afford it. It just needs organisers willing to put the on
  • 2 0
 @chrismac70: the privateer question is a tricky one. It would be really expensive if a privateer wants to race every WC if there was one on every continent every season, but it could also allow more privateers attend at least 1 WC. It's super expensive for non European privateers anyway, and if they have at least 1 race that isn't overseas for them, that gives them a good opportunity to get their names out there and known on a worldwide level. Could be better overall for privateers around the world, to get them on teams that could provide them more support.
  • 1 0
 @Deep-Friar: $$$ -> UCI
Any further questions?
  • 1 0
 @eae903: True but from the perspective of the series what’s he point of having lots of entrants who enter 1 or 2 rounds? Occasionally one will pop up and make the final as to on thier local track which might spice the results up.

What we really need imho are continental series that provide riders the opportunity to make their case to be on the full circuit which should have events on most continents. It would be interesting to know the view of the big factory teams if it went properly global and if they would still pay the additional costs
  • 1 0
 @chrismac70: That would also be great, the more racing the better, and having a good progression between series for riders to move up through would make a lot of sense. I'm really liking the Monster Energy National series this year, they've had great coverage and really good racing. Next year I hope they have more stops. More series like that would be awesome, and companies like redbull, monster, or even like Specialized and other in industry companies could do very well for themselves sponsoring them and helping to put them on.
  • 121 1
 I think that is the best Hardline I’ve ever watched. A beautiful display of what makes our sport amazing. Thank you to the riders. Thank you to Rob, Tahnee and Rachel. That was an afternoon well spent!
  • 3 4
 It was an excellent event, but I liked the Tasmanian one even more.
  • 118 1
 Ronan is just on another level right now. Can't wait until Jackson comes back to watch them go head to head: wild man vs. surgeon.
  • 12 118
flag h8terbike999 (Jun 2, 2024 at 11:09) (Below Threshold)
 Not sure Jackson will ever come back to the same form
  • 27 2
 Wich one is wich? Ronans winning runs at both hardlines and Poland were not wild, the guy is on rails and super smooth!
  • 9 1
 @jokullthor: Jackson is full brapppppp and Ronan is playing Operation.
  • 37 1
 @h8terbike999: user name checks out. He’s like 20 and tore an mcl. Kid will be eating lightening and shitting thunder in no time.
  • 5 1
 @Struggleteam: ACL + MCL. Actually a bad injury to have as an elite athlete. Certainly this link below is skewed by skiers and field sports. But the message is the same. Hoping the best for Goldstone. Huge fan

www.mendcolorado.com/physical-therapy-blog/2024/1/18/only-10-of-athletes-return-to-pre-injury-levels-after-combined-acl-mcl-injury/#:~:text=Researchers%20have%20reported%20athletes%20have,of%20the%20concurrently%20torn%20MCL.
  • 6 0
 @jokullthor: I thought about this when posting. I agree this run from Ronan was very sharp and precise. Poland, I thought, mas maybe a half step behind Amaury in how loose it was. Either way, we're lucky with some great riders hitting their stride right now!
  • 4 0
 @beingsisyphus: gotcha. Didn’t know about the acl. That will take longer for sure. did acl/ mcl and both minusus + a tibial plateau fracture in my late 20’s racing mx. I was back racing A class amateur mx in 8 months. He’ll be back as strong as ever.
  • 13 0
 @beingsisyphus: Those are in sports with a lot of dynamic movement/forces through the knee. Not that there's not some in mtb, but it's not on the same level as field sports, for example. Jackson's knee will easily get back to a point where he can push it as hard as he needs to. It's really just that he's been off the bike for a year, and how long it takes him to get back to the pointy end.
  • 6 0
 @jokullthor: I would say neither one is a wild man - they both look extremely precise and controlled. Jackson might have some unique advantage in being light enough to skim off the tops of big compressions. His winning margin at last year's hardline was like several seconds. The last time I saw a "wild man" on the track was Amaury in 2022. I would be stunned if he can hit that kind of form again. That style of riding isn't conducive to a long career.
  • 106 1
 Thanks RedBull for another great event, coverage with Rob and Tahnee was A*.
  • 21 7
 I wish redbull just made their own DH cup, such a stark contrast in viewing experience compared to the shitshow that's UCI's world cup. They could expand the Hardline series with few more races around the year, Wales always being the main event ofc.
  • 1 0
 edit:double post
  • 12 19
flag Beeco FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 14:34) (Below Threshold)
 @flickr: Hardline is fun but it'll never compete until it gets the fast guys involved.
  • 25 4
 @Beeco: What? Riders like the current world champion, most recent World Cup winner and a whole bunch of other World Cup winners?
  • 16 3
 @Jprestidge: I think he means a more competitive field, realistically half of the small field won't have a chance of even getting close to the winner.

Another thing I don't get is people complain about UCI shrinking the field yet are happy with less riders and invite only for hardline.
  • 3 5
 @Beeco: yes dunne is slow
  • 10 0
 @Jprestidge: Let's just say the field is not deep enough in Hardline, and it's not just because Bruni and Pierron are missing. In world cups, there's a permanent wall of like 7 guys who rarely/never win, but always finish top 10 (Loris, Dakota, Benoit, Troy, Finn, Luca, etc.). The field is so stacked.
  • 5 4
 @Jprestidge: I mean the riders at the top of the field. Look how close WC times are. Hardline isn't representative of the fastest in the sport. You've got people riding that don't even make Semis.
  • 4 6
 @flickr: Yes, a race series with only 30 men, no women, no juniors and a high chance of injuries. That would be great for the sport of DH
  • 1 7
flag MrNally (Jun 3, 2024 at 2:19) (Below Threshold)
 @fentoncrackshell: sorry, the Pinkbike comments section doesn't like reasoned, intelligent comments. Please leave
  • 1 3
 @fentoncrackshell: This is highlighted when someone as talented as Velez can’t qualify for the semis at WCDH let alone the finals or podium
  • 3 1
 @fentoncrackshell: Redbull and the Athertons should keep the same format. Build crazy, scary stuff that might be a little dangerous and invite riders they know will put on a show. To attract a deeper field they would need to dumb it down which would kinda defeat the purpose of Hardline. Hope they get the ravine gap and unrideable hip thingy sorted for next year.
  • 80 3
 For the love of Christ can the broadcast please let us see riders smash that one left hander and not cut to the zeppelin angle the instant before?
  • 18 1
 Shouting at the live feed - LET US SMAAASH
  • 10 1
 Goodness they really need a fixed horizon on the drone! I'm here to watch bike racing, the camera angles need to add to that not retract from it
  • 5 1
 @GumptionZA: I was saying the same thing! The drone’s motion like a swing was way too much and made it unnecessarily hard to actually see the riders
  • 4 1
 Glad it wasn't just me. Ace event but missing that corner and the messed up drone footage was frustrating. They missed the timing not working at the start. Top 3, only 1 missed going over the rock before the road gap which was missed. No rich taking over everyone was a huge plus.
  • 4 3
 @captaindingus I couldn’t agree more! Everyone has been meat riding Red Bull like they were the best thing ever for bike racing, which in some ways they are. But they didn’t show any decent clips of the best ever left hander, and the picture quality felt cheap.
  • 4 0
 I agree. Simone needs to make a super cut of everyone ripping the corner. Highlight of the track.
  • 5 3
 @Superboost: we have become used to the quality Disco are offering now.
It's only when you go back to what was once the golden standard that you appreciate how far we have come.

One of the worst parts yesterday was a spectator on the outside exit of a right hander who nearly got hit by a biker going offline.
Some riders were on the grass up top, missing out a part of the track.
No split time markers either which I think are ace.
  • 4 0
 @betsie: I'm not a fan of the drone footage in general, but it was head and shoulders above what discovery have been doing with theirs. Disco have either had it way too close leading to sickness inducing footage or so far away it might as well been footage from the ISS. Yesterday the drone was more stable and at a reasonable distance. Fixed cameras would preferably, but that was still a step up on the world cup drone footage.
  • 1 1
 @kingtut87: I guess we are all different.
Non bikers I know watching yesterday's broadcast hated the drone footage and think that some of Disco plus drone footage is ok, only the stuff filmed from too far away they don't like.
Missing the left then that horrendous warped perspective drone footage yesterday was just about as bad as redbull itself lol.
  • 3 0
 @betsie: Exactly NON-BIKERS Smile )) That's the problem
  • 1 0
 @silvanoe: ok, so they can ride a black trail fine and bike in and out of the mountains several times a week, own some mountain bikes and EEBs, but I wouldn't consider them mountain bikers coz we build trails all the time, shred all the time, talk about the best places to ride and what we are building next and lots of us race at a decent level but those who sre not like us biker are entitled to an opinion too.
  • 59 0
 What a run from Dunne! They have to rebuild that mountain.

Wyn Masters, what have you done?!
  • 174 0
 I didn’t do anything it’s all Ronan right here, not much better than seeing a rider rise through the ranks in this sport and make it to the top, and to watcher a rider riding the confidence wave also..how good!
  • 47 0
 @wynmasters: looks like that privateer award was just the best investment, can't wait to see how many stars like him will show up soon thanks to you and the sponsors, thank you
  • 30 0
 @wynmasters: and this is why you are so liked out there mate - I like to think every award you have handed out has given someone not just some $ but a bit more self-belief… keep up the awesome mahi….
  • 5 0
 @rcwellie:

This ^^ Getting recognition from a top pro is worth waaaayyyy more than a pocket full of dollar.
  • 55 3
 Tahnee is awesome in the booth
  • 49 2
 Tahnee was absolutely fantastic in the commentary booth. Definition of a professional color commentator, letting rob carry the energy and providing good level headed analysis
  • 5 0
 Well said
  • 2 0
 Well-commentated
  • 49 1
 My ten year old daughter yelled “pedal ya feck” during ronans run. It was really tough for me to reprimand her.
  • 47 0
 Did I just see Thibault almost ride off a cliff?
  • 7 0
 Almost a Thibault plus-la-ly. It was scary.
  • 24 0
 I can't remember what Rob Warner said but I think it was Thibault "almost ended up looking like a dropped kebab" which I actually had to look up. There was a lot of spice in the live stream and I wonder how much will get edited out of the replay.
  • 1 0
 Yeah I’m glad he stopped in time or it would have been horrific
  • 9 0
 @Mtmw: I can confirm the dropped kebab line is still there in the replay!
  • 3 2
 @chrismac70: when they showed a drone shot off the other side of the cliff it didn't look like a straight drop, he probably wouldn't have been a kebab
  • 6 3
 @Dogl0rd: still it would have been very bad. Don't try to play down the danger.
  • 5 1
 @Dogl0rd: my guy anyone who's ridden any type of trail would know it does not look steep on camera but a fall from that would more than likely be career ending
  • 35 1
 Juanfer Velez is the true hero of Hardline. Pinned street racer turns up and comes 3rd without going over the rock worth 1s. I really hope one day these lads end up getting the chance they deserve. Ronan needs to Dona street race next, they are brutally hard and he might enjoy it.
  • 6 0
 Agreed. Street racing isn’t for me, but if the riders doing it are this talented and it gives them a leg up, more power to them.
  • 38 0
 Bad day to be a Goodyear
  • 35 0
 Great racing, good camera work and Rob Warner - I'd almost forgotten how much I like watching downhill racing
  • 35 1
 OMG .... Colombia 3rd and 6th, well done guys !!!!
  • 12 0
 We need to see Velez on WC DH team.
  • 3 0
 @Fill-Freakin: he's riding WC for Pureriding BP Racing (formerly known as IJ Chiguiro) , but is yet to qualify for the semis.
  • 1 1
 @Maxcommencemal: I could be mistaken, but I think you're looking at Fernando Juan Muñoz, not Velez. Velez hasn't raced at any DHI WC's this year (or ever, based on his R&R profile). Pretty sure he's never been at a WC DH...
  • 3 0
 @Maxcommencemal: And Muñoz was 13th at Les Gets last year...
  • 3 0
 @adamkat: they are the same person
  • 1 0
 @bgoldstone: Well that's not confusing at all! My mistake haha thanks for clarifying.

In any case, he's only 21 and he looked seriously impressive here. Hopefully he starts producing better results on the WC!
  • 3 0
 @adamkat: yet to qualify for the semis this year, I should have been more precise and what BGoldstone said about being the same guy. Which is not remotely confusing in the slightest, no siree.
  • 2 0
 @adamkat: and yes. Here's hoping it's the jump start to more consistent rides for him.
  • 2 0
 @Maxcommencemal: That run was electric, so I'm all for watching that kind of talent in the WC broadcasts, yes sir!
  • 33 1
 Not sure which I'm more excited about, Dunne winning or Velez ending up on the podium.
  • 28 1
 I can’t wait for Goldstone to return from injury. Because the battles between Dunne and Goldstone over the next few years are going to be unbelievable. If Dunne can do it at Val Di Sole he might just be my new favourite rider at the moment.
  • 14 19
flag swgclan63 FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 11:22) (Below Threshold)
 Goldstone's winning run at hardline was about 6 secs faster than 2nd place he's on a different level again .Just hope he fully recovers .
  • 17 6
 @swgclan63: it's a different track this year...slower at the top and more technical!!
  • 7 19
flag shandtke FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 12:22) (Below Threshold)
 @swgclan63: it’s a different course dummy
  • 18 3
 @shandtke: obivously its a different course, its his winning margin that sets him apart.
  • 4 0
 I think he might just have been talking about in the year he won it....
  • 10 2
 @Glendiablo666: Im not comparing tracks its the winning margin he had over the other riders in 2022.
  • 10 9
 And sorry - everyday sexism there - no reason to assume swgclan63 is a bloke.
  • 1 6
flag betsie (Jun 2, 2024 at 15:07) (Below Threshold)
 @swgclan63: did he ride the same track from the same start ... No.
  • 6 4
 @swgclan63: Bernie beat him in qualifying in 22, but lost it on a collapsed berm at the top in the race. You can’t draw any conclusions from the times because a) it wasn’t the same course b) Bernie didn’t put in a full run.
  • 5 1
 @Jprestidge: You can't draw any conclusions from a run Bernie didn't complete.
  • 2 4
 @Jprestidge: You can't draw any conclusions from a run Bernie didn't complete.
  • 2 1
 Until Asa shows up in Elites
  • 1 0
 @swgclan63: I can’t read. I am the dummy.
  • 21 0
 Dunne and dusted for another year, Can't wait 2025.
  • 20 0
 Now that was a race. Best Hardline to date. Great racing, coverage and commentary all week long.
  • 20 1
 The most enjoyable downhill race I've seen in years. Really highlighted how much the world cups have had the life sucked out of them
  • 16 0
 Watching both Colombians charge the course was awesome to witness! Bernard put down a blistering run after losing a bit of time up top, but it shows how fast Dunne is at this point in time. Epic day of racing.
  • 14 0
 Lots of love and pride from Forbidden bike owners seeing Brook and Alex smash that course! Storr should try his hand at some DH WC races...what a weapon that kid is!!! Unreal showing!
  • 14 0
 I wonder if Grandad's time would have been better if he had dropped in later. he had a great run as is though.
  • 6 0
 Yeah glad see to him actually throw down after DNFing yesterday.
  • 11 0
 He went pretty damn fast for a guy wearing hip-waders!
  • 6 0
 The way he dropped those first rocks was wild.
  • 13 0
 Lobbing a spitball….Gwinrock as a future locale?
  • 4 0
 that could be mental, especially if they start up by windmill
  • 11 0
 Well done Ronan!!! Have to agree with many others, the commentary and coverage was top class, well done to you guys too.
  • 12 1
 Insane runs. Especially the two Colombian riders for their first time to Hardline.
  • 2 1
 For instance, Valez was only 0.167 seconds behind Dunne at the first split! But he just couldn’t keep it as smooth as Ronan to the end.
  • 9 0
 Good luck for everyone trying to stop Ronan now. Ronan the barbarian!
  • 8 0
 If everyone gets the same + split, Adam Brayton wins??
  • 4 5
 Or Matt Jones Smile
  • 6 0
 Ronan is on fire right now! And to think he would have almost quit DH racing some time ago because it looked like no team was gonna pick him up. Madness.
  • 6 1
 What great racing, event, coverage, commentating, crowd - it was a while since a race had me on the edge of my seat. Please RB, make this a full series!!! And the colombians, wow.
  • 8 1
 I'm Dunne, too many puns.
  • 2 0
 Getting it Dunne.
  • 11 3
 Brendog got robbed
  • 6 0
 I wonder what his career would have been if he pedaled every once in a while...
  • 3 0
 @ABABAB: I think he has had a fooked knee for many years, amazing he does all he does if that's the case
  • 7 1
 Actually we don't need WC with a subscription, just more hardline like that. Good coverage, good track, good commentary.
  • 2 0
 no juniors, no privateers, no women, barely any riders. Good entertainment, yes, but not a replacement for WC
  • 11 8
 Hot-take on race action:
- the tech sections and smaller drops were amazing to watch, lots of line choices and variety, racers taking chances
- the 90s and the road gap? Meh, seen it once seen it again, and I don’t want to see someone fail. Makes for a good photo but not that interesting in the race.
  • 7 8
 Cool story bro
  • 3 0
 The 90s and road gap were interesting in practice when riders were working up to jump them. In the race it was all the same, nothing lost or gained, so for me personally it didn't add anything. It not like a Fest event where riders are adding style and variety and the jumps are the focus. The big step down was interesting because how riders approached it setup the next section, which was tricky.
  • 6 0
 3 riders in and every split has been 1.118s?
  • 1 0
 Every split the same difference.
  • 2 0
 Now corrected.
  • 6 0
 Ronan makes it look easy!!!
  • 4 0
 Her Dunne it!!
  • 5 0
 LALY with a close call, holy lord... Ronam Dunne without words. Did look pretty relaxed the most of the run.
  • 1 3
 Prepare for Sam Hill circa 2007 type dominance from Ronan
  • 5 0
 RB better talk to their timing partnr on the double
  • 6 0
 Perfectly Dunne run!
  • 5 0
 Ronan Dunne is on a tear this year. I bet he takes home the rainbow jersey
  • 5 0
 Best hardline yet to watch so far
  • 5 0
 I liked the family atmosphere, it wasn't as affected as at the World Cup.
  • 4 0
 By far one of the best races I've seen in a long time. We need to see a complete series Red Bull.
  • 6 1
 Tahnee just low keyed the booth!
  • 3 1
 @scott-townes: Down votes just mean someone disagrees with me. I'm totally fine with that so long as I didn't offend anyone. Seems like calling someone you don't know clueless is more of an example of turning on someone...
  • 2 1
 Tahnee knows her stuff, really good insight

I know its a smaller field than a WC, its in more open terrain & a purpose built course, but Hardline, filming, views, angles, time devoted to each run etc.........coverage of this is just so much better
  • 2 1
 Hardline track is really short compared to most World Cups, which is why it's so good to broadcast. But as soon as anyone wants to shorten WC tracks the whole place goes crazy
  • 5 0
 That was great!
  • 5 3
 The highlight for me was During Ronan dunnes hardline run , Rob Warner announced they he was "the man on everyone's lips at the moment " I died laughing
  • 4 4
 as per usual we gotta complain about discovery in this comment section, and man does a good race like this make me miss redbull downhill world cup coverage. wel done to dunne, what a way to start a carreer as a redbull athlete.
  • 15 5
 Who gives a shit who is covering it? Dh racing is incredible right now. The level is so damn high. Just try and enjoy it instead of bitching all the time.
  • 4 1
 Good race. With Dunne, Bruni, and Goldstone (when he's back), it's going to be an entertaining wc season.
  • 5 21
flag suspended-flesh FL (Jun 2, 2024 at 13:28) (Below Threshold)
 Loic is washed.
  • 5 1
 @suspended-flesh: yeah total has been.
  • 2 3
 @suspended-flesh: no way. He's a pedigree dh racer.
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: @Struggleteam: spot on, the mans over the hill
  • 4 2
 @mi-bike: I was being sarcastic just for the record. He won ft William and second place in Poland.
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 @Struggleteam: no need to explain, I got it. I just piled on a bit.
  • 1 0
 So many Bruni defenders who can't take a joke (that Loic made himself in an interview discussing the youth movement in DH).
  • 1 0
 @suspended-flesh: ah, missed that one.
  • 4 0
 ...RS6 time with Towball option \m/
  • 4 0
 Do the Jones bros have the same wheel and tire sponsors?
  • 9 0
 Yeah, Goodyear.
  • 6 3
 I'm hoping for a Brayton win, I'm not sure it'll happen though
  • 3 0
 Awesome ending! Cograts to Ronan for pulling the win from BK's epic run!
  • 3 0
 He’s only gone and dunne it!
  • 5 4
 In other news, drone pilots have yet to figure out how to film a bike race. That said, these ones were miles ahead of whoever has been flying the World Cup drones.
  • 2 1
 Kerr is being held back by his bike unfortunately. That Pivot suspension design does not work very well in the extremely rough techy stuff. He lost so much time at the top.
  • 4 2
 Are the girls doing a top to bottom today ?
  • 13 0
 Don’t think any qualified as you need to do top to bottom to qualify.
4 women did the road gap this year which to cool to see.

Cool shot of road-gap from across valley from mach loop youtube photographer

m.pinkbike.com/photo/26743458

youtu.be/VQNUBY2aBEA?si=bspaAvt4dpg3nVXA
  • 4 2
 The double champ does what the f*ck he wants!
  • 2 0
 Now that, gentlemen, is how we do that.
  • 3 0
 LOOK AT THE TIME!
  • 3 0
 I kept waiting for that! I wonder if it's reserved for WC use only... Such a good watch though, ridiculous riding and pace, mental track, great energy to the broadcast
  • 2 0
 I think George Brannigan is missing from the summary text?
  • 2 0
 Splits are off
  • 1 0
 I'd say,jolly good mountain bicycling stroll.
  • 2 1
 Why didn’t the women race like in Tasmania?
  • 2 0
 You have to do a full run before raceday to race on raceday. Dont think any lady did the big drop this year. 4 slayed the road gap. Great pic of Tahnee in her bright kit flying over the road.
  • 1 0
 Does Vernon have the new FXR "bobblehead" helmet? Thing is HUGE.
  • 1 0
 I guess that we Americans are not very hard
  • 2 1
 What happened to Szymon?
  • 1 0
 Sore shoulder after crash
  • 1 1
 What happened to the Jones bros?
  • 2 0
 @JoshM00: rear punctures on the same part of the course
  • 1 0
 Dunne done it again!
  • 1 0
 Huppa
  • 6 8
 Watching this event really puts into perspective how crap uci world cups currently are and I was able to watch it (legally) completely for free!
  • 9 2
 Discovery might not be the best but the actual WC races are amazing. The tracks are good and the field is so competitive. Hardline a great spectacle but would be better with more top racers. Putting in more crazy features makes sense if they are not planning on having a more competitive field. Can't wait to see next year's course.
  • 3 3
 You are cooked. The first two World Cups have been amazing racing in all categories. Not just 4-5 competitive elite men like in Hardline. Grow up
  • 3 1
 @singletrackjamaica: I agree for sure, as an online viewer I just wish UCI/Discovery would produce a final product that was as good as the Hardline broadcast. The WC riders and tracks are incredible and they deserve the highest quality live coverage.
  • 5 8
 Where are the guys asking for the river gap now? No comments on Brayton? Surely if a granddad can score a 7th it must be a Softline, right?
  • 5 8
 Says the kook
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