Replay: Semi-Finals at the Leogang DH World Cup 2023

Jun 16, 2023 at 2:22
by Ed Spratt  
Ahead of Finals later today riders are getting between the tape for the Elite DH Semi-Finals. Catch all the action below.

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  • 28 0
 I don't mind the commentators' styles, but they are really bad at analysis... "There seems to be some time in the bottom section... what are we not seeing?" You're not remembering the crash in the final corner the run before! Also missing Tanhee clearly lying on the floor when they cut to her, Rachel casing all the jumps on the motorway... Maybe they need a better monitor?
  • 1 0
 On the GMBN stream, I reckon they're all the same, I don't remember seeing seagrave on the ground. Just loosing time and being covered in dirt
  • 2 0
 @agrohardtail: na. She was on the ground and picked up her bike again.
  • 1 0
 @mitochris: fair enough, don't remember seeing it at all
  • 1 0
 @agrohardtail: it’s at 31:55 in the replay, just when the camera zooms in. But there is some green bad connection interference.
  • 26 0
 Hoffmann crashes in the last split, loses 5 seconds - how on earth can Ric & Cedric be surprised by all subsequent riders not crashing there gaining 5 seconds, and marveling about how much time can be gained in the last split??
  • 6 0
 Cedric even said Nina loses 4sec in that corner just minutes before. i dont get it
  • 2 0
 At the 2020 World Championship, Rob and Claudio knew Balanche had a chance even with a +7s loss time because Nicole fell at the end of the course. And so it was, Camille won.
  • 3 0
 Thanks for this comment, it was driving me crazy!
  • 29 2
 Jesus, the interview with Vali couldn't have gone worse. They only caught her last few words, panned away and then the interviewer goes "she said 'f*cking'". Actual LOL.
  • 4 0
 That was hilarious
  • 1 0
 Thought to myself, what a great save Big Grin
  • 7 0
 She should've added "just in case any of you at home didn't hear it".
  • 1 1
 Now, if Valli really said "f*cking"...

let's imagine the sentence : to your keyboards Pinkbike, don't disappoint! Big Grin
  • 4 1
 @Rideuse67: "What would you rather be doing than watching this shitshow on youtube?"

But maybe that's just me.
  • 19 0
 Danny Hart: Finish position #20
Commentators: "his fate may hang in what riders further down line will do"
Me: *checks start list; sees there are only 9 riders to go meaning Danny will be top 30 no matter what.*
  • 6 0
 You're hired. Please report to WarnerBrothersDiscoveryDisneyAmazonGMBN TV before the next round.
  • 2 0
 LOL mi-bike, they even announce and show the list of the final 10 riders to go ? before Danny hart run.
  • 3 0
 I think they did the same thing with Minnaar. "Uh oh lots of big names to come, hopefully that time was fast enough." count the riders guys he is mathematically safe.

They don't know how to present the semis broadcast properly. All they focus on is who is going to be first. Which is only really important from a points perspective but there is no info provided/discussed about it. The real intrigue is who is on the bubble and not going to make it to the finals but it barely gets a mention and when they do it is wrong.

I know Tahnee is struggling to come back from her concussion but she is till a big name in the women's field. They cut her run off half way and then never highlight her being bumped outside the top 10. Ridiculous.
  • 15 0
 She said 'fucking'.....
  • 8 2
 Hahahahahahha so did you you silly goose! This is our sport. We swear. Get used to it.
  • 3 9
flag endurafrica (Jun 17, 2023 at 3:38) (Below Threshold)
 that sums up Hoells english vocabulary
  • 1 1
 @dirtyburger: You don't understand what a quote is, do you? "Silly goose."
  • 1 0
 @nickfranko: ‘woosh’ bud
  • 14 1
 "she just said f**king" from the interviewer after they had cut late to Vali's interview is the highlight so far
  • 12 0
 Can someone tell the director we don't want to see drone shots from 300m above the track. It's about as interesting as watching ant farming.
  • 10 0
 Ric & Rob would have been a great combo but Cedric just waffles mince
  • 8 1
 he s horrible as a commentator, some says that s because he s new to thatcommentating stuff but in fact he s been doing these for years. Back when red bull was running the show he was already commentating for the french red bull forecast and even in french he s horrible
  • 7 0
 Awkward as interview at the end with the trackside interviewer and Vali Holl. One question and then the interview finishes.

'She said f**cking!' says the interviewer down the mic.

No, she didn't - but you just did. Class.
  • 6 9
 It was kinda hot the way she said it tbh
  • 2 2
 @bikes-arent-real: Don't be a f*cking creep
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: get a life
  • 9 0
 First time watching - I really miss Rob Warner, he was the voice of DH.
  • 8 1
 Chat is disabled on Youtube. Pussies !
  • 2 0
 That means they know, maybe it's a good sign
  • 7 0
 "She said f*cking"
  • 10 0
 Which was even better as they missed the part in the interview where she said fucking!
  • 6 0
 @joebunn: Blurts it out right after Vali leaves lmfao you couldn't script it
  • 2 0
 Jesus stop f**king yelling at me Cedric, louder is not better, better is better. Also, they have commentary available in multiple languages, why the hell would you put someone with broken ass English on the English broadcast team (same mistake Redbull made with Claudio). The coverage is better but the commentary needs some work.
  • 1 0
 i just watched the training in the lower woods, all top guys look pinned…loris, dunne, norton put a lot of runs in. danny looked super focused, finn, laurie too and fast.
its dry in the woods, on some parts a little damp but drying fast - for the moment weather looks stable but afternoon its jeopardy
  • 3 0
 It'd be really nice if the drone pilot could learn to hang back a bit and keep the riders in shot. Every run it's like he's trying to overtake them.
  • 4 1
 when you can watch the results on live timing 30 seconds before the "livestream"
  • 1 0
 Guess that explains why the picture lags the commenting by 10 seconds Frown
  • 3 0
 Keep pushing that "Benny The Jet" nickname Ric. You never know, it might stick.
  • 3 0
 I don't think that Ric knows what the song Benny & the Jets is about
  • 2 0
 They need to either get a soundproof booth or move the dynamic dorks.... sorry "duo" commentators away from the event PA system.
  • 2 0
 this shit me the most, all I could hear was the stupid music in the background the whole time. It was overbearing at times. Pretty pissed off I paid for this shit.
  • 1 0
 I was wondering if people could create a semi-final parallel championship, solely dedicated to providing an opportunity for those who may not have the chance to witness the final.
  • 5 2
 How does an insomniac sheep fall asleep?

He counts Ric McLaughlins.
  • 1 0
 Take any audio from other races before 2023 Smile
  • 1 0
 Where can I see the men’s elite DH full replay for the first two races of the season. I’m not able to watch live as I work weekends ?
Thanks
  • 1 0
 Sooo where I can see the final race? Only can find semi-finals live + finals short highlights. I should be subscribed to GMBN or something?
  • 1 0
 ok, so I have to pay 12$/m or $60/annually to watch finals broadcast. as a bonus - could also waste some time watching guys in lycra doing laps. Hard pass from me
  • 3 3
 Love how deceivery+ isn't streaming anything live...It's definitely not going to the MAX...PINKBIKE, why do you keep lying to us???
  • 2 0
 Still can't get used to the new format.
  • 6 0
 I'm mainly having issues with this being a lot of biking to watch for one weekend/ day. At the same time I appreciate the possibility to see more of the (top) runs, but if you also want to see more than just the top riders, this semis + finals combo is a full day job. I just checked out of curiosity how long the Red Bull shows for Lenzerheide DH finals were and it totalled to ~3 h 15 min. Last weeks GCN+ replay for just the final is ~3 h 25 minutes - when you add the semis it's almost 6 hours of DH in a row. And I'm single with no obligations to anyone but myself, so I can easily spend the time, but damn it's hard to maintain focus until the last final runs.
  • 3 0
 @donimo: you're absolutely right. That's why I'm watching the semi's and going out for the rest of the day.
  • 1 0
 @donimo: That's crazy. I'm not digging this either, especially when you add in the horrendous commentary, it's enough to wanna make a person scream; not like we did with Rob in celebration but in agony of pain in the brain!
  • 1 0
 Who is the other commentator with Andre the Giant? He can make complete sentences - Win!
  • 2 0
 Oof!
  • 2 0
 All eyes on Sam Hill
  • 1 0
 11.34 CEST!
  • 2 0
 GOOOOOOOOOO Greg!
  • 1 0
 Dak and Angel were in the start list, what happened to them?
  • 1 0
 They both raced. Dak made it to the finals. I believe Angel crashed
  • 2 4
 Commentary is nae bad. Nice







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