Dual Slalom Recap - Sea Otter 2016

Apr 16, 2016 at 22:55
by Fraser Britton  
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Dual Slalom
  Bryn Atkinson made it a family affair qualifying first alongside his lady, Jill Kintner.

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The view from the top. One of the cooles things about the Sea Otter DS track is that you can see the whole thing from anywhere alongside the track. As in Bubba Warren ekeing out a win early in the afternoon.
  The view from the top. One of the coolest things about the Sea Otter DS track is that you can see the whole thing from anywhere alongside the track. As in Bubba Warren eking out a win early in the afternoon.

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The crowd at the Sea Otter Classic is always packed full of Pinkbike fans.

Round one upset 14 year old Joe Foresta taking out Bryn Atkinson.
  Round one upset: 14-year-old Joe Foresta taking out Bryn Atkinson.

Bas Van Steenbergen with a slight edge on Cous Cous but Cous Cous ended up knocking Van Steenbergen out.
  Bas Van Steenbergen with a slight edge on Cous Cous but Cous Cous ended up knocking Van Steenbergen out but was, in turn, knocked out before the semis.

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The Bulldog walking all over Cody Warren midway through the afternoon.
  The Bulldog walking away from Cody Kelley midway through the afternoon.

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Beerten and Buchanan battle as the crowd looks on with the infamous turn one images in the backdrop.
  Beerten and Buchanan battle as the crowd looks on with the infamous turn one in the backdrop.

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Maes and Foresta go one and two for the GT factory team and celebrate together at the finish line
  Maes and Foresta celebrate together at the finish line.

Dual Slalom
  Jill Kintner leads out Anneke Beerten to the finish and the hardware.

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Dual Slalom
  Martin Maes on the gas!

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Maes looks over his shoulder for Foresta at the finish line
  Maes looks over his shoulder for Foresta at the finish line.

The Women s podium L-R Samanatha Kingshill 4 Anneke Beerten 2 Jill Kintner 1 and Caroline Buchanan 3 .
  The Women's podium (L-R): Samantha Kingshill (4), Anneke Beerten (2), Jill Kintner (1), and Caroline Buchanan (3).

The men s podium L-R Jared Graves 4 Joe Foresta 2 Martin Maes 1 and Brook MacDonald 3 .
  The men's podium (L-R): Jared Graves (4), Joe Foresta (2), Martin Maes (1), and Brook MacDonald (3).

View the full results here.


MENTIONS: @calledtocreation / @fraserbritton / @Margus / @meagerdude




36 Comments

  • 75 3
 Is pinkbike pretending that there weren't Ebike races at sea otter???
  • 97 3
 Oh I bloody hope so.
  • 98 3
 Pinkbike doesn't cover motorcycle racing.
  • 12 4
 I want to know more! I want a condescending article "assist to hell"
  • 1 1
 No! Are you serious?
  • 1 0
 @thrasher2: yes, only know as I saw some pics on a certain specialized riders instagram feed...
  • 35 2
 No love for Samantha Kingshill? 16 years old with a pro slalom podium and pretty much zero sponsors. She really deserves some coverage
  • 7 2
 I think she took 1st in many Fontana dh races this year too.
  • 4 2
 Seriously! Sam is crushing it this year, at half the age of most of her competition.
  • 20 0
 Need that MacDonald ejection as a sequence please.
  • 17 0
 On a hardtail..... hmm....., not in any of the pictures here.
  • 2 13
flag 2rikko (Apr 17, 2016 at 3:49) (Below Threshold)
 If I'm not wrong then those bikes that have less than 100mm travel rear are considered hardtails in competitions.
  • 5 1
 @Mongoss: They can't be, by definition. So I guess you're wrong.
  • 15 0
 Every image a banger! Nice work to the photog team
  • 3 0
 Fraser Brittons pan shoots were all bangers they are easy to mess up but these ones are stunning
  • 12 0
 More More More More DS please
  • 27 1
 DS bike checks please!!!
  • 3 0
 With the starts and stripes and red bull helmet I thought Jill was Gwin. She's a badass lady! Also dual slalom seems like such a great spectator sport, beginners could start racing for a lot less than DH/enduro, you don't need a steep mountain to race on and did I mention it's awesome to watch!
  • 4 0
 That pink helmet is awesome, so is Caroline of course.
  • 4 0
 Yeah Joey!
  • 1 0
 I rode Wasatch bike park with Joey a few months ago. Nice kid and he rips a bike!
  • 4 1
 Caroline Buchanan is number #1 ... If hotness and style was a race
  • 2 0
 Amen
  • 6 3
 Ebikes and wagon wheels are for lazy choad suckers!
  • 1 0
 Maes is just amazing. Enduro, DH (a win on his first WC as junior, in Fort Williams please) and now dual slalom? What's next? Trials? Rampage? CX?
  • 2 0
 Couldn't spot anything special about Kellys helmet...
  • 8 0
 Detachable mouth guard and more air vents
  • 2 0
 Dan !!!!! sheng shan jiang !!!!!!GO GO GO !!!!
  • 1 0
 What GT bike is that? Is it a newer Distortion, or are they still making that anymore?
  • 1 0
 Maes used a GT Distortion last year, it looks like he used the same bike this year.
  • 1 0
 Cody Kelley on a 4.5c with 650b wheels?
  • 1 0
 video video video video video.... v i d e o !!!
  • 1 0
 What bike is Graves on?
  • 8 0
 Specialized enduro sx (26" alloy) as used for the last 3 years. Sea otter Slalom is the only race where old technology is faster.
Even Jills bike looks to be running 26" wheels??
  • 5 4
 No issues with BB clearance, so if needed you can easily run 26" wheels on 650B bike.





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