Final Results from Red Bull Hardline Tasmania 2024

Feb 23, 2024 at 22:55
by Ed Spratt  
Red Bull Hardline Tasmania 2024 Podium
Men's Hardline podium

Red Bull Hardline's first trip outside of Wales did not disappoint as the Tasmanian course provided an incredible event to kick start the 2024 race season.

Gracey Hemstreet wrapped up a wild week of riding as she followed up on being the first woman to ride a full Hardline lap by becoming the first female winner. Gracey kicked off the broadcast with a rapid run keeping it clean to the bottom to set a time of 3:56.586. Louise Ferguson just managed to make it into finals after finishing a run in morning practice, but two crashes took her out of the running for a win. Despite multiple crashes, Louise still sent every feature and went over the line over a minute back from Gracey.

Ronan Dunne powered through the Hardline course fired up by four Red Bulls to take the win by nearly two seconds. The new Mondraker setup is working well for Ronan Dunne as he was unstoppable today on his way to beating three-time Hardline champ Bernard Kerr by 1.876 seconds. Geroge Brannigan put in a solid run to secure a place on the podium and was only a second off besting this week's favourite Bernard Kerr. Another favourite for the men's racing Jackson Goldstone had a big crash in the first part of the course and was not able to complete his race run.

Check out the full results below.


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Results:

Women:

1st. Gracey Hemstreet: 3:56.586
2nd. Louise Ferguson: +1:11.826

Men:

1st. Ronan Dunne: 3:08.145
2nd. Bernard Kerr: +1.876
3rd. George Brannigan: +2.876
4th. Matteo Iniguez: +4.902
5th. Connor Fearon: +5.324
6th. Laurie Greenland: +6.032
7th. Sam Gale: +6.555
8th. Sam Blenkinsop: +6.576
9th. Theo Erlangsen: +7.662
10th. Gaetan Vige: +7.699
11th. Brook Macdonald: +8.462
12th. Baxter Maiwald: +9.927
13th. Adam Brayton: +10.363
14th. Thibault Laly: +10.582
15th. Kaos Seagrave: +12.687
16th. Vincent Tupin: +13.302
17th. Jim Monro: +14.380
18th. Dennis Luffman: +17.342
19th. Johny Salido: +28.195
20th. Remy Morton: +37.462
21st. Matt Jones: +45.962
22nd. Reed Boggs: +51.417
23rd. Thomas Genon: +1:11.771
Dan Booker: DNF
Jackson Goldstone: DNF




Race Updates:

Gracey Hemstreet sends the first run of the day
Gracey Hemstreet makes Hardline history as she becomes the first woman to complete a race run at Hardline. Gracey crosses the line with a time of 3:56.586.



Despite 2 crashes Louise Ferguson still hits every feature
After completing her first full run in morning practice Louise Ferguson showed some great speed on course but two crashes took her out of contention for the win. Louise ended her run over a minute back.



Dennis Luffman sets the first men's time with a 3:25.487
Dennis Luffman sees a big improvement in his qualifying time as he sets the benchmark for the men's race.



Remy Morton takes 2nd so far with a 3:45.607
Remy Morton pilots his unique bike into second place so far as he drops just over 20 seconds back from the current hot seat holder.



Reed Boggs adds some style to his run to cross the line after just under four minutes
Reed Boggs slots in just behind Gracey Hemstreet as he completes his run while adding in a few tricks on the huge sends.



Matt Jones takes 3rd after his first adult downhill race run
Matt Jones just edges ahead of Gracey Hemstreet's time to take third place so far today.



Thomas Genon makes it across the line after a big crash
It's great to see Thomas Genon complete his race run after a crash right at the start of his race run.



Johny Salido goes 10 seconds back and into 2nd place
Johny Salido comes the closest to Dennis Luffman so far as he sets a race time of 3:36.340



Baxter Maiwald takes the lead by 7 seconds
Baxter Maiwald is the first rider to beat Dennis Luffman as he goes into the hot seat. Baxter's current fastest time of the day is 3:18.072



What a run from Connor Fearon
Baxter Maiwald is not on the hot seat for long as Connor Fearon takes almost five seconds off the previous top time.



Theo Erlangsen secures 2nd place so far
Theo Erlangsen ends his run just over two seconds back from Connor Fearon after gaining some time on the current leader in the middle of the course.



Vincent Tupin takes 4th
Vincent Tupin makes it inside the top five as he slots himself into fourth with a time of 3:21.447.



Connor Fearon's time still stands as Jim Monro goes nearly 10 seconds back
Jim Monro puts down a great run but it is not enough to match the current race leader. Connor Fearon still keeps the hot seat with 15 riders remaining.



Thibault Laly loses time at the bottom of the course to secure 4th
Thibault Laly made up some time on Connor Fearon in split two but he lost time on the bottom half of the course.



Sam Gale finishes just 1.2 seconds back
Sam Gale pulls back time from Connor Fearon after split one to come the closest to the hot seat since Connor Fearon took the top time.



Dan Booker has a huge crash at the top of the course
Dan Booker is up on his feet but looks to not be completing his run.



Sam Blenkinsop puts together a loose run to take 3rd
Sam Blenkinsop completes the top three so far as he gains time on Connor Fearon in the middle part of the part.



Kaos Seagrave crosses the line with a time of 3:20.832
Kaos makes it into seventh place with ten riders left.



Brook Macdonald makes it into the top 5 with 9 riders left
Brook Macdonald ends his run in fifth as he becomes another rider to gain time on the current leader in split two. There is still time to gain on the course.



Laurie Greenland goes 0.7 seconds back and into 2nd
Connor Fearon still leads the race despite a big effort from Laurie Greenland. Laurie gained nearly a second back in the 2nd split but lost time in the last half of the course.



Ronan Dunne takes the hot seat by 5 seconds
Connor Fearon has been taken off the hot seat as Ronan Dunne was flying down the course and took the lead with a time of 3:08.145.



Adam Brayton pushes too hard and falls back to 9th place
Adam Brayton made a few mistakes in his run as he went over the line in ninth place.



Matteo Iniguez takes 2nd, 4.9 seconds back
Matteo Iniguez couldn't match Ronan Dunne but he still has a great run to go into the finish in 2nd place.



Gaetan Vige crosses the line in 8th
Gaetan Vige puts down a solid run even with a broken thumb to take 8th place.



A horrible crash for Jackson Goldstone
Jackson Goldstone gets thrown off his bike as crashes off the side of the course. It's good to see him back on his feet.



George Brannigan takes 2nd with 1 rider left
George Brannigan will finish inside the top three today as he comes the closest to Ronan Dunne with only Bernard Kerr remaining.



Ronan Dunne wins Hardline Tasmania
Bernard Kerr couldn't match Ronan Dunne as the Irish rider kicked off the 2024 season with a huge win.





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187 Comments
  • 190 5
 Gracey is really showing that women deserve to compete at this level. What a flawless run! Props to Louise for a top to bottom and being one of the two woman to compete as a worlds first.
  • 50 3
 And Tahnee was thisclose, the bad weather yesterday was a shame. She really just needed one more try and would have got it.
  • 55 4
 @TasGravityGirls: glad to see shes in the commentary tho.

The guys have gotten off topic a bit and she's snapped them back into the action a couple times.
She's keen for it and it's great to have the perspective of some one who's rode the course!
  • 77 0
 Luise did the last jump having two crashes, you need some big balls to do this, I would be mentally (and physically) down ofter one of this crashes.
  • 84 0
 Louise got rider of the day for me. Tenacious
  • 32 0
 @bgoldstone: Agree completely. Her second crash was big on style points. Glad to see she (apparently) wasn't hurt. Her attitude is fantastic.
  • 43 0
 @Bibico: if they don't show it - there was a group of little girls right where she crashed the second time cheering her to finish. It was everything.
  • 21 7
 Girls riding was the highlight of the week for sure
  • 33 4
 ABSOLUTELY! Her and Louise should have been recognized with a place on the podium. Redbull Hardline took great steps to include women, only to completely ignore the fact that there should have been a podium for them! Shout out to two of the gnarliest women on the planet! Let them stand proud on the podium!
  • 18 0
 @bgoldstone: couldn't believe after 2 big stacks she got up, sent that massive drop and then the huge gap at the end.

Just unreal
  • 2 0
 Yeah that crash was incredible. Invite her back!
  • 14 0
 @plimdaddy: But there wasn't a separate women's race. Gracey's and Louise's results are included in the overall results.
Not sure why Pinkbike have added a seperate women's race.
  • 15 0
 Gracey also won the Rider of the Week award. The race competitors vote on the award. Wonderful to see her recognized by her peers in this way.
  • 2 0
 @Cahoot: the overriding objective is to get more women into the sport
  • 1 0
 @bgoldstone: yeah right .. spaceballs needed
  • 5 1
 @Cahoot: yeah that's pretty much removing the point of them being in the event. It's a mixed field race, not two separate races. Makes it way less clear that Gracey got down faster than Reed Boggs or Tommy G.

Come on @pinkbike @edspratt, do better please.
  • 136 19
 Redbull are showing what coverage of downhill can be like. This is way better than watching a World Cup.
  • 61 114
flag MrNally (Feb 24, 2024 at 1:48) (Below Threshold)
 Terrible quality, cuts to cameras with no rider on screen, drone image so pixelated you couldn't see the rider? I'm all for a sick hardline series, but making stuff up ain't any help
  • 47 26
 @MrNally: Get the f*ck out of here. That was some of the best race coverage there has ever been.
  • 10 3
 May well be true but, with WC behind a paywall, I have nothing to compare this to.
  • 25 3
 @MrNally: UCI chat bot hey?
  • 8 2
 Coverage was great especially given its first time at the venue. Maydena is in the middle of nowhere, terrible phone coverage and the top half of the course is in an actual temperate rainforest that backs onto World Heritage Area.
  • 25 12
 It wasn't great though was it...
  • 37 7
 @spicysparkes: let's not get too carried away. It was ok, but there were gaps and we still only get to see the whole track on riders YouTube channels. Drone footage is still meh when there are trees involved.
  • 17 11
 @Maxcommencemal: There a much larger percentage of the track covered than any word cups, especially given its 2.3km long. I'm personally not a fan of drone footage in general but thought was ok given how fast the riders where going and how tight a corridor it was. It's not like it was shoe horned in there like some of the WC broadcast last year, lets gets was especially bad.
  • 5 7
 @Maxcommencemal: Way better than the UCI setup. First time at the track as well, so will get better next year. Vibe looked huge even on screen.
  • 4 0
 @bulletbill88: the summit IS world heritage, that's why there's only one track/one footprint at the very top.
  • 9 0
 @spicysparkes: they had every single piece of the Loudenvielle track covered for finals runs last year on the broadcast…
  • 3 7
flag MrNally (Feb 24, 2024 at 6:10) (Below Threshold)
 @mi-bike: Not that expensive
  • 3 5
 @Jready: Of course! Monday to Friday only
  • 24 16
 @bulletbill88: RB TV did a a great job considering the challenges of the venue and the fairly low budget I can imagine they are working with. But to claim it was way better than any of last yeas world cup coverage is flat-earth stuff
  • 3 2
 Accessible?
The best ability is availability. At least we got to watch this one.
  • 11 5
 @spicysparkes: The Last 15 men or there abouts and all of the women had top to bottom coverage at every World Cup finals last year. You literally saw all of the track at every venue except maybe Lenzerheide. Not sure why you need to lie?
  • 3 3
 @shredddr: I watched every race last year, just finals. Semis coverage was pointless. But I paid GCN $60 or whatever it was and watched every race. What's the problem?
  • 31 2
 @MrNally: Downvoted like crazy, but damn I have to agree with some of the stuff here. I don't think the WHOLE thing was terrible quality, but those drone shots were so damn blurry, and some shots we just waited for 5-10 seconds to see the rider These things could be better, but people defend RedBull like its their family or something lol. Take Rob/Elliot/Tahnee out and insert the old commentators and I bet people talk about how shit the coverage was lol. They're amazing and make things seem better than they are.

Still, a LOT better than paying to watch something that is a worse product. I'm super happy to watch this for free, but I'm not going to pretend this is AMAZING, and if it is, the bike world needs to step it's game up a little. It was good, better than Discovery, but things could still be quite a bit better.
  • 37 0
 @tvan5: "people defend Red Bull like it's their family" is 100% accurate. If the UCI had held a race which was broadcast with a 3 hour time delay and had a womens field of two everybody would be losing their minds. See also plenty of previous conflicting arguments, when the UCI was moving towards tracks with large jumps and fast berms everyone was saying it was unsafe and not real mountain biking.

In the end this was an entertaining event with good commentary. In my view the actual race was not as exciting as the majority of World Cups for the last few years. A credible alternative, and certainly a better way to extend the season than snow racing, but not exactly the revelation that RB cult are claiming
  • 3 9
flag chrismac70 FL (Feb 24, 2024 at 11:54) (Below Threshold)
 @bulletbill88: Given they chose to put the event there that’s no excuse. They could have put it anywhere in the world and choose somewhere without a decent signal
  • 4 11
flag bulletbill88 (Feb 24, 2024 at 13:18) (Below Threshold)
 @chrismac70: yeah well that’s just it isn’t it? Red Bull could have run the event in Europe or USA with an established bike park with all the infrastructure in place. Instead they take it to an island at the arse end of the world in a time zone that isn’t suitable for anyone at a place that nothing of this scale has ever been done before. Excuse us if we get a little excited at Red Bull avoiding playing it safe.
  • 4 1
 @spicysparkes: the world cup broadcasts have 100% of the track covered with cameras though. The reason you don't see the first part of everyone's run isn't lack of coverage, it's because the field of riders is so large they have to start the next rider while the current rider is still on track in order to get them all through in one afternoon. When that rider crosses the finish line they switch to showing the next rider, who's already 1min into their run.
  • 2 0
 @MrNally: Agreed, that was pretty sloppy.
  • 5 3
 @elbandido77: couldn't agree more! Although I'll just get downvoted hahah! Les Gets, Loudenville or MSA were way better races to watch on TV last year. But it's just sick to hopefully have this as the start of the Hardline series and have something of a different flavour to watch,

It's just silly to claim that yesterday's racing and broadcast was better than last years WC or was the beginning of the end of WC racing. And super funny to think back to even 2022 or whenever they introduced that new Andorra track and the comment sections were killing RB for supposedly making the course builders do massive jumps etc
  • 98 0
 Tahnee was so great on the cast with Rob and Elliot.
  • 40 0
 Tahnee was excellent. Was initially thinking she was likely a ‘token’ addition for the first two runs, but was glad to see they kept her in. Amazingly polished, informative, able to laugh at herself. Absolutely held her own and I was a bit disappointed when they let her go before the last ten runs.
  • 20 9
 @bykeco: Kinda shows ya how bad the likes of Cedric Gracia and Tracy Hannah are
  • 9 0
 She was amazing, I hope she gets a change to continue to do it. Smart, great tone of voice and superb inside as a professional
  • 5 0
 She just found her next career today. Well done.
  • 5 0
 Seriously!! One of the most chill and entertaining DH races in a long while~ Their commentary was so refreshing to listen to while watching some of MTB’s best go all out down such a gnarly track!
  • 62 0
 He doesn’t want the helmet. Unlike other Redbull athletes he just wants a lifetime’s supply of the stuff
  • 3 0
 That’s maybe even a bigger deal! Anyway he is already kind of a redbull ambassador.
  • 5 0
 I always thought RedBull only gives out a certain amount of sponsorships per country for each discipline (DH, slopestyle, etc.) and those are already taken for DH riders. I could be making this up though, but I remember something about this.
  • 1 0
 @tvan5: yes thats how it works , bearclaw talked about this. his redbull helment spot got passed to jackson for what i remember
  • 4 0
 @tvan5: But who are then the Irish DH riders that currently hold those slots? I can't come up with anyone, there's none listed on RedBull website either. Unless they only have one slot for gravity stuff in general and it's Greg Callaghan.
  • 2 0
 @tvan5: It used to be one male and one female for each but those rules don't seem to apply in the UK
  • 1 0
 @donimo: maybe Enduro and DH are similar in the eyes of Red Bull? Maybe Greg Callaghan takes one of those spots
  • 3 0
 @t-rick: Yeah my point being this is rather unclear. Even on the RedBull athlete list on their website the categories are a bit strange, as both DH, XC and freeriders seem to be just labeled under "bike", but road cycling, BMX, trial and MTB enduro have their own sub labels, while when filtering DH, XC and enduro all go under "mountain biking". So it is possible they just have a general MTB slot for each country and Ireland isn't big enough to warrant more than one rider per gender.

In short, even though there have been a lot of different reasonings on how the RedBull sponsorship works (in other comments too), but probably no one outside RedBull really knows what their criteria really is.
  • 2 0
 @donimo: Market size must count for alot too.

It seems like one rider per gender per discipline would be the goal, but that probably goes out the window to lock in exceptional athletes if needed.
  • 41 0
 Impressive run from Dunne,

Redbull helmet inbound? Can see he wants it
  • 5 1
 If you pay attention, he’s been fishing for one since last year
  • 4 36
flag wellbastardfast FL (Feb 24, 2024 at 3:28) (Below Threshold)
 @Wilkomacc: i don't think there's space I'm sure you can only have 2 riders per discipline wearing them. So gee and Laurie are the UK guys.
  • 49 1
 @wellbastardfast: He's not from the UK.
  • 10 20
flag daviddobner97 FL (Feb 24, 2024 at 3:44) (Below Threshold)
 @wellbastardfast: Not hating on Gee, but if that is the only reason why Dunne can't get that helmet he deserves... maybe then it's time for the older gen to step back a little. Coming from a big Gee fan!
  • 6 0
 @daviddobner97: He’ll get the helmet through red bull Ireland. But it just takes a bit of time. Nothing to do with gee or anyone else.
Like I said he’s been dropping a can in here and there on social media.
Just a matter of time
  • 1 0
 @mach10cycles: proper comment.
  • 2 0
 @wellbastardfast: I guess Matt jones is not from the UK.
  • 1 0
 I think Ronan might be doing himself out of a helmet....he gives them a shit tonne of advertising for free so redbull possibly don't see the need to sponsor him... and there's not much hope of monster taking him on given all the talk of X amount of redbull per race???
  • 4 0
 @Roost66: Matt jones is a slope style athlete, different discipline.
  • 1 0
 @Garry17: loads of athletes do this with red bull before they get a helmet deal!
Jess did exactly the same thing
  • 1 0
 @Wilkomacc: Gee could be freerider too in recent years.
  • 1 0
 Honest question, what does one get by having a red bull helmet?
  • 1 0
 @wellbastardfast: Ronan is Irish...have you never seen his Tricolour sleeve?????
  • 2 0
 What are the 'rules' on RB helmets? Surely it's just whatever RB want?
  • 2 0
 @loam33: money and inclusion in a fairly exclusive club of some of the world's best sponsored athletes. But probably also trainers, coaching, and physical fitness techs as well.
  • 2 0
 @matjtom90: Any idea what Ronan won, money wise?
  • 32 1
 all the jabroni's yelling that it isn't technical enough, are you listening to what the riders are saying about this course? or watching the bikes dance around and drift at warp speed on off cambers in the blown out dust? kooks. rad event!
  • 12 1
 they've never pushed a bike hard enough to know, just more cheap seat hollerin ;-)
  • 1 0
 @sirbikealot: hahaha! you know it, bud!
  • 9 0
 The course has a 575m (1886ft) elevation drop over 2.3km. To do that in between 3 and 4 minutes is itself insane. Fitzsimons Chair at whistler bike part is only 331 meters. I was looking at some classic North Shore lines on google earth and Secret 7th to the Fromme parking lot is only 451meters, and on a group ride that always seems to take 45 minutes,
  • 1 1
 @The-Foiling-Optimist: so the same as the DH course at MSA. So nothing new for a World Cup DH rider
  • 3 0
 @tiffe: msa with about 3 massive jumps and about 5 techy jumps would be cool no? That’s essentially what the Maydena track was. Plenty new for the wc riders.
  • 32 5
 Not sure where they want to go with Hardline, and this looked less hardcore than Wales, but it was definitely a great race to watch. I’m super happy for George Brannigan to come in third! Well done!
  • 8 0
 I think they'll want a proper Hardline series with maybe a few more races added. It will become what Hard Enduro is to EnduroGP in motorcycle racing......that is also a Red Bull series....
  • 17 1
 @Starch-Anton: I meant in terms of style of tracks, but if this is to become a proper series (fingers crossed) a track like this which is a little less extreme than Wales is not such a bad thing, providing tighter racing. Having said that Hardline Wales should remain the gold standard for these events!
  • 18 1
 The track was hardcore. I think anyone saw it with their own eyes thought it was ‘hardline’ worthy. All the riders were saying so.
  • 3 0
 Extreme World Cup tracks is what they are going for. I love the track and what Maydena have done. Perhaps maybe add a really scary slow janky rock garden. Maybe a Lilly pad rock like they do on Zen Garden would be the cherry on the cake.
  • 4 1
 @Joe89: Extreme World Cup sounds great to me, and I agree about Maydena. Loved the track too, and if it had one super techy slow bit thrown in, it’d be perfect.
  • 7 0
 I think the plan was to build what they knew they could build best in 3.5 months. Making a solid event that was doable is more important than a rock garden. I think 2025 and 26 will be a lot bigger
  • 9 2
 The features might be a touch less dramatic, but the actual track top to bottom is harder than Wales, with non stop tech between every feature shown on camera. The middle highway section might be perceived as less technical, but at anything less than race pace it wasn't even continuous trail
  • 5 0
 I don't blame anyone for thinking the track wasn't as gnarly if they only saw the race broadcast. The lighting was so bad the track wasn't visible in the trees. Maybe they could have used better lens filters, I don't know much about that stuff. Go watch the riders videos in practice riding and looking each section individually to get a better sense of the track.
  • 25 3
 It is a shame to see Goldstone crashed too early in the race given that otherwise he will in no doubt pose a serious challenge to Dunne's record but there is also no denying how smooth and precise Dunne's ride had been and he completely deserves the victory! Congrats Dunne! On another related note, Dunne's victory is definitely a much sought image boost by the new Mondraker's DH Factory Team and so much congrats to the team as well!
  • 23 10
 Well Dunne Ronan. Would have been interesting to see how that played. By my rough freeze frame timing Jack was 2 secs up on Ronan before going a slide.
  • 15 10
 @bgoldstone: I've freezed exactly before Jackson crashed and he was 1,5 seconds ahead of Dunne. There's no debate that he will win this, if he brings down the run like he was riding. It was only 37 seconds into the race. You could visibly see that he was going way faster than the rest and that's what Elliot aldo admitted in the life cast.
  • 8 0
 That Mondraker team is absolutely the most exciting for me going into the season (obviously a bit of American bias for me, but still)
  • 13 2
 Jackson was on an absolute tear. But having said that, there's a reason he didn't win. He was going just a smidge too fast, even for him. If he had dialed it back just a tiny bit he might have kept control and/or recovered from his tire sliding and hitting those rocks that knocked him off - but he holds nothing back. And he almost pulled off the save of the year - if only that tree hadn't been there. But trees don't move out of the way like cameramen do. Maybe he was testing the saying "the camera person never dies".
  • 2 0
 @Tom467: Elliot also said he put his wheels always exactly where he wants them.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: I heard that also... Elliot totally jinxed him.
  • 10 0
 @Fill-Freakin: Yeah, people saying Jackson would have won if he didnt crash takes away from the riders that actually did win, because they held back when it was necessary to finish the run. Any competitive racer can gain a second on parts of the track by not using the brakes, but it takes strategy to know when to hold back to make it to the bottom of the mountain.
  • 1 0
 @Fill-Freakin: Who was the person at the side of the track filming the action with their phone? I wondered if that distracted JG, so that he was a little too far to the right and over compensated towards the left to fall. The spectator was no longer there after Jackson went down, and had been there for everyone else's run before that.
  • 21 0
 I love this! Ronan shows up a couple days before the race without a bike and no knowledge of the track. Bike arrives, checks off features in a day then goes on to win it. Kinda feels like the opposite of BK who has prob spent more time on the track than anybody.
  • 1 0
 Also a different bike to what he’s been riding in New Zealand too I believe. The old frame.
  • 2 0
 @Joe89: yeah I think it was as tock bike or sg cause his own never arrived? I think I heard sg like that in the broadcast.
  • 23 0
 Dunne ya maddog. Gets a day of praccy and off he goes
  • 21 0
 Well done Ronan! Factory Team, telemetry and engineers goes a long way!
  • 3 0
 Data acquisition
  • 22 0
 Holy shit Jackson...
  • 13 0
 Daaaaamn! I hope he's okay.. that was a serious yeet
  • 18 1
 The way he steered around the tree mid crash was incredible. I'd have looked at the tree, swore, and hit it face first...
  • 7 17
flag bigtim FL (Feb 24, 2024 at 2:06) (Below Threshold)
 Jacksoff Goldstone
  • 1 19
flag mi-bike (Feb 24, 2024 at 2:11) (Below Threshold)
 @bigtim: Jacksoff *Goldstoffe
  • 3 0
 @slimboyjim: I wonder how much he did this on on purpose. Normal people would have just accepted it, I mean how can you even steer in this situation hopefully the cameraman is also good
  • 2 1
 Crazy slam! I wonder how his bike faired?
  • 8 0
 From Canadian MTB online magazine:

"The Syndicate shared that Goldstone hit his knee hard, but neither the team nor Goldstone are sure of the extent of his injuries just yet."

They quoted a Syndicate IG post that said, in part: "[Jackson] got taken out by the pendulum - HARD. A back-end slide-out, in the loose conditions, sent him out the front door and catapulted him into a tree/ rocks, badly injuring his knee.

We will have to wait and see the full extent of his injury, but you know what he’s like….a few gummy bears and a cup of tea and he will be raring to get going again."

Brief story here: cyclingmagazine.ca/mtb/jackson-goldstone-crashes-out-of-hardline-maydena
  • 2 0
 @Crazypirate22: Thanks for sharing that.
  • 1 0
 I'm so pissed, damnit!
  • 19 0
 Great to see Connor Fearon in the top 5!
  • 12 0
 This was just great. Such a good build up throughout the week with all the vlogs. Ladies sending it. Great track. Rob back commentating and Thanee being a natural in the booth, Elliott also doing a good job with just the right amount of giggles. Free race coverage, loving it. It just felt fun again and like the sport we love. Thanks to everybody for the great show.
  • 16 2
 How's the Camera person? Being hit by a Goldstone going warp factor 9 can't be fun (even if he is a bit ickle!)
  • 15 0
 From the looks of it, this was a stationary camera with, likely, no-one behind it.
  • 10 1
 He was going so fast reports of multiple viewers injured by the impact
  • 9 1
 Luckily he weighs the same as a squirrel!
A fast squirrel…
  • 16 2
 drinking 4 redbulls is disgusting degenerate behaviour I would smoke 8 cigarettes before you'd catch me doing that
  • 4 1
 I’m sure that if Marlboro were giving out helmets, Ronan would have been doing that too
  • 4 1
 It’s quite possible they are just cans of water… not an unusual practice for energy drink companies to do
  • 13 0
 Super stoked to see George in 3rd and Connor the corner slayer in 5th. On
  • 9 0
 Bummer for Dan Booker being a hometown rider to crash out so early. Goldstone was looking really good until his crash too.
  • 7 2
 Live timing/results sheet link would help a lot. Need to see BK’s time and can’t watch the live stream right now.

Other than that, coverage was so good. Could see the whole track, the drone footage was not bad at all. And the commentary was a good balance of funny and informative.
  • 6 1
 This was a phenomenal race. The track. The speed. The drama. Props to anyone involved, to Redbull for the show (and for making it free to watch) and mad respect for that group of sick riders who tackled the course. 10!
  • 8 2
 Was really rooting for Goldstone. Nose Manny crash, yikes. Crazy to be watching the livestream and seeing him eat it
  • 6 1
 I had the most fun watching the vlogs for a week non stop. moimoi, bk, eddy, gastoflat, deanos, Matt Jones, Vinny T you name it.
  • 7 0
 Having Rob and Elliot back was the real win
  • 2 0
 You ain't lying.
  • 12 10
 I'm sure Maydena is a great track to ride and is gnarly from a riders pov, but I didn't think it was a great track to watch on TV. Dyfi hardline is exciting to watch from start to finish, Maydena didn't quite do it. Maybe it's camera positions and it will get better in future years as it develops.
  • 2 0
 Crazy cool event. Gutted for Jackson but the most insane part will still be matt jones dropping in with his helmet not properly closed. If he takes a spill that thing come flying off and on that course...
  • 1 1
 @asapyohanes: Szymon Godziek did something similar at Rampage a few years ago. Crashed and bounced down a cliff and helmet went flying off. Turns out wasn’t buckled up.

I just don’t think safety gets much of a consideration when the risks involved are so extreme.
  • 2 0
 Any update on Jackson yet? Just watched Laurie's POV and there's a massive tree beside the camera he flew in to. Really hope he's alright, looked like he may have hurt his knee?
  • 1 0
 Seems like PB engaged the "italic" button just before "race updates" and never turned it off.

Cool to hear the broadcast was mint. I'll watch the replay some rainy afternoon.
  • 3 1
 Great commentary team and broadcast, Discovery I hope you was watching.

Ratboy Dunne ( Adam Brayton Vlogs ) was on another lever, flat out, balls out.
  • 3 0
 Kiddos to the folks with the "doggy squeaky toys" when Bulldogs was on track. I frickin lost it
  • 8 1
 "Kudos" is the word you're looking for... I think.
  • 2 0
 Why were the women lumped in with the the men as far as the results go? it would have been nice to see Gracey and Louise on the podium as well.
  • 4 0
 Well done Theo!
  • 3 1
 He's Dunne it! Great race and great vibe all around,very good way to start the season.
  • 3 0
 Dunne fully channeling Bryceland for the win.
  • 3 0
 Speaking of The Rat. I thought he was racing today? What happened?
  • 1 0
 @robito: As far as I can see he didn't go as he's just had a kid. Hopefully he'll be in Wales.
  • 3 1
 A little suprised there was no atherton presence
  • 31 0
 I think the planet needs to recover a bit after Gee crashed into it...
  • 3 0
 Dan was there the whole time, had his bike, not sure why he wasn’t riding.
  • 2 7
flag KeithShred (Feb 24, 2024 at 8:46) (Below Threshold)
 They’re old
  • 1 1
 @pisgahgnar: you realise he runs the event right? Maybe a little busy to race as well.
  • 1 0
 Also, Dan loaned his bike to someone, forget who, they were talking about it in the commentary.
  • 3 0
 @nateb: Dennis Luffman, his Canyon Sender was not well maintained from the sounds of it haha
  • 1 6
flag pisgahgnar FL (Feb 25, 2024 at 12:05) (Below Threshold)
 @ponyboy24: Thanks for being as much as a dick as you could in your response.
  • 2 0
 Did Hanna Bergman not compete?
  • 2 0
 Her instagram said she didn't get to hit the final jump because of poor conditions.
  • 3 0
 Nice work 'Geroge'!
  • 2 0
 Congrats to all! Incredible run by Ronan.
  • 4 2
 Hardline=Sx, Uci DH=MX
  • 3 1
 Well dunne …!
  • 3 2
 Remy still managed 20th, without a drivechain?!
  • 6 0
 And a 24" wheel? I think that would slow him down more than the lack of a chain on this course.
  • 1 1
 I thought it was dunes talent that meant he won rather than drinking the promotors products.
  • 2 0
 I figure it was the fact that he stayed on the bike all the way to the bottom this time. The man has never been slow.
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