Video: Winning Runs - Fort William DH World Cup 2019

Jun 3, 2019 at 9:03
by Ed Spratt  

Amaury Pierron's and Rachel Atherton's winning runs from a brutal weekend of racing in Fort William.

Video: Red Bull


MENTIONS: @redbullbike



49 Comments

  • + 131
 I’d love to see another angle of that near-death finish
  • + 11
 I need to see that from a different angle as well, holy crap
  • + 8
 Some ones gotta have some track side footage out there?
  • + 7
 The GoPro footage should be worth it too. Lets hope it gets published somewhere
  • + 12
 @logcabm77: I thought it was gonna be another Remi Thirion crash finish. That’s was some scary sh*t!

m.youtube.com/watch?v=stAW1yoFlXI

It would have had to be dubbed the French Finish.
  • + 18
 Fucking hate watching that clip of Remi's crash, it's pretty much your worst night mare while in the air !
  • + 9
 @bigburd: That and a narcoleptic pilot.
  • + 1
 I logged in just to up vote and concur
  • + 2
 @jb2mntbike: is he even covering both brakes?
  • + 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Hell no...last thing he wants to do right there is even tap that front brake!!!
  • + 60
 100% Thought his tyre had gone in the woods but watching back now maybe it was just water hitting the Rotor?
  • - 11
flag sooner518 (Jun 3, 2019 at 9:45) (Below Threshold)
 i think he punctured but it sealed up right away. ive never heard of water hitting a rotor and flashing to steam like that.
  • + 11
 @sooner518: seems like it though, it's exactly when he hits the puddle with his rear wheel. Can't see why not, his brakes surely can be over a hundred degrees c
  • + 6
 I also think its the rotor, it would have been an important ammount of sealant if that were the case...
  • + 7
 Yeah Im pretty sure it was the rotor, but man that thing must have been hot to flash that much steam like that. Wowza
  • + 3
 It was water hitting the brake rotor saw it frame by frame.
  • + 8
 @LavenderGooms: You ever grab a rotor mid run? I made that mistake once and it melted the glove to my finger.
  • + 2
 @LavenderGooms: absolutely the rotor. Doesn't take much to make steam when you hit a puddle.
  • + 2
 @keeqan: Flash boiling occurs when a surface is around 250C. I'd say that's pretty hot, although it may not take too much braking at those speeds. It's more impressive than anything else!
  • + 3
 @pinkberry3: Very impressive. Never seen it caught on film like this before!
  • + 2
 Definitely the rotor imgur.com/a/Yw0qT9A
  • + 2
 Correct link to the image... imgur.com/bQ3wpbZ
  • + 1
 @pinkberry3: video of the exact same thing happening to a friends brake rotor: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywB_mgHYjXE&t=428s
There a reason Shimano uses all those weird cooling things and everyone else uses DOT fluid. 250 is nothing! try dripping some water on you rotor next time you finish a longer run, it'll sizzle for sure.
  • + 24
 Finn's face at the end was what 1000's of people were doing watching that finish, including me. Awesome race!
  • + 15
 Just getting into MTB. If this doesn't get you stoked for the sport then nothing will. Badass!
  • + 4
 Welcome to the family.
  • + 6
 crazy fact: when Rob Warner thought the tire of Pierron blew, it was just steam from the hot disc when splashing trough the puddle. Crazy heated brake - no wonder they ride 220mm discs now!
  • + 5
 Nah I don't think Pierron actually used his brakes lol
  • + 3
 Might be one of the wildest runs I’ve ever seen. What you need to do to win a World Cup these days is absolutely disgusting.
  • + 6
 terrifying!
  • + 4
 It did totally look like he blew his tire off eh
  • + 4
 That last squash was almost the end of him. That was Unbelievably fast!
  • + 1
 Well deserved win for Pierrion. Such a complete rider, laying down the power at every opportunity then riding the raged edge on the techy sections. Maybe its just the tight pants that get those extra seconds
  • + 3
 Pierron is such a beast! Wild finish.
  • + 1
 couldn't watch live-red bull player kept crashing on me...at least i can watch now. amaury's finish was unreal
  • + 1
 Last jumps pucker factor was over 9000. If you'll excuse my I have to remove my chair from my buttocks.
  • + 1
 Holy shit that was nail biting.
  • + 2
 Team videos please
  • + 0
 And remember 29ers save lives ...
  • + 2
 Or cause Gwin to almost die
  • + 2
 @robito: it was just a tickle
  • - 1
 @5:30...... reboumd dampening 1 click slower. Sick runs!
  • + 1
 He was still pedaling over the kick, the tire rubbed his butt throwing him forward.
  • + 1
 @qreative-bicycle: good eye brother, I watched it at least a dozen times and couldn’t see that. Champion run for sure!
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