Claudio's Course Preview: Val di Sole DH World Champs 2016

Sep 8, 2016 at 10:51
by Pinkbike Staff  



Join Claudio, Peaty and Warner for the 2016 UCI Mountain bike World Championships - Val di Sole (ITA) / DHI course preview.


MENTIONS: @claudiocaluori




218 Comments

  • + 804
 It's like a bike version of Top Gear, hell ya!
  • + 101
 totally a possible thing
  • + 54
 Who's gonna be Stig?
  • + 37
 @TopperharleyPT1: The Stig's French cousin?
  • + 575
 My god what a brilliant idea!!! Some sort of top gear style programme before each World Cup where Peaty, Warner and Calouri compete in bike related challenges. And then to round off the episode they would do a track preview like Claudio has done so spectacularly for the last few years. They could have special guests on each episode, current and former downhill racers compete in 'star on an averagely priced bike' on a test track. PLEASE RED BULL MAKE THIS HAPPEN I'M BEGGIN YA!
  • + 123
 @NatHarrop19: While you're at it, let's add a "star on the reasonably priced bike"??

If the bike industry chose the bike it'd be a 10k V10 carbon or something "reasonably priced", but the people shall prevail and it'll be done on a $500 walmart special, I'd pay money to see Sam Hill ride VDS on that.
  • + 26
 Can't upvote this enough!
  • + 9
 @TopperharleyPT1: Enduro Richie
  • + 16
 I can smell an new event coming, World Cup 3 Cross anyone?
  • + 16
 wow your a genius, i miss Top Gear so much!
  • + 51
 @sherbet: gee would be perfect, he`s totally got that reserved stig attitude.
  • + 12
 @NatHarrop19: want a good challenge? Put Top Riders like Atherton, Gwinn, Hart or Brosnan go down the trails on 90's bikes
  • + 5
 There'd have to be a drinking leg.
  • + 86
 omfg.. call it Top Cog, That would be amazing!
  • - 13
flag scott-townes (Sep 8, 2016 at 13:15) (Below Threshold)
 @simooo: Naw man, 5th Cog
  • + 9
 @NatHarrop19: I'm pretty sure Peaty would win all.
  • + 9
 @robaussie99: That would be suicide on a course like this. No way a walmart bike would survive anything this rough! Now a brand name entry level single pivot bike (under 1.5k) would be a better choice for a reasonably priced bike .
  • + 2
 Yes, yes, fuck yes!!
  • + 3
 @Shinobi13: Maybe, but theres only one way to find out for sure Wink
  • + 68
 Does that mean Warner is Captain Slow?
  • + 6
 @TFBikes: HAHAHA YES! Oh man, this was such a fantastic course preview! Such a big smile on the face watching this one! Big Grin
  • + 12
 Whoever loses the challenge gets the Walmart bike for the track preview...
  • + 8
 @NatHarrop19: I ONLY HAVE BUT ONE UPVOTE TO GIVE
  • + 1
 @NatHarrop19: Dude, you just blew my mind. That'd be such an awesome addition!!!
  • + 9
 Brilliant idea! Come on Red Bull you can do this!! I'll even drink your shitty beverage.
  • + 4
 @TopperharleyPT1: Greg Minnar
  • + 1
 @NatHarrop19: absolutely genius idea!
  • + 3
 @TopperharleyPT1: Well, no one knows...
But there should be a different stig for each country they're in
  • + 2
 When does James Richards and Jeremy's new show start, the grand tour
  • + 4
 @NatHarrop19: F redbull, we all should just pay a subscription fee for that type of show, in that way now advertisers to be mindful for, a show for real fans. Sta Cruz Giant and Scott can pay for the host but we all need to shoulder the production cost. In that way, the more we contribute, the wilder the show can be.
  • + 2
 @TopperharleyPT1: its got to be nico vouilloz
  • + 5
 @TopperharleyPT1: Troy and his all white kit
  • + 1
 @stinkyjumper wins the interwebs
  • + 1
 this should be every course preview this 2017 season...well done boys!!!
  • + 2
 Hell yes!! awesome idea! With bike and gear reviews, silly challenges, special guests, bike park and trail tests etc. The bike industry needs this!
  • + 1
 @robaussie99: It's been done. Check out Seth's Bike hacks (pretty sure it was him or maybe Phil Atwell sp??) that did a full DH bike park run on walmart bike. It didn't last the whole run. Brakes went out quickly as did the cheap stem/handle bar. He did clear some table tops though and made it down without dying at least. lol.
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: finn iles stig's younger cousin ?
  • + 1
 @aaa1: plus he is a topgear veteran
  • + 1
 @robaussie99: giant glory maybe?
  • + 2
 @TopperharleyPT1: No one will ever know, but Sam Hill would be a great Stig
  • + 1
 @Jokesterwild: Or somebody consistently fast!
  • + 286
 PEATY FOR COMMENTATOR 2017!!!!!
  • + 29
 Nothing against Peaty but it's hard to beat Rob and Claudio. I love those guys!
  • + 18
 @teamweee: no need to drop claudio directly. I like how professional Peaty talks about courses bikes etc. and how much more of a conversation it is with rob.
  • + 22
 @teamweee: I would like to see(hear) the three together...
  • + 62
 @Jim-laden: I could listen to Peaty trash talking Warner all day long!
  • + 11
 Peaty and Rob would definitely be an awesome team. It would feel like Rob and Nigel a few years back.
  • + 9
 Particularly if they bring back the drinking during commentary aspect...
  • + 3
 @slimboyjim: Danny hart world champ run was legendary, but drunk Rob and Nigel commentary were also on top.
It can be like that at every race
  • + 0
 Peaty, Lord Rod Warmer, CG and Ratboy. They can team up as an invited team to add more entertainment to the World Cup!
  • + 6
 @milanboy1986: Ratboy can barely speak english...yes I know he is brittish but have you heard him speak...you can barely understand anything he says
  • + 0
 @diego-b: Of course I know that. But he is still a fun guy and entertaining isn't he?
  • + 209
 Anyone else want a version with only warner's audio? could here him shouting all the way down, im sure it's pure comedie
  • + 44
 I'm pretty sure it would be mostly cursing
  • + 3
 Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!¨!!!!!!!!!!!! it would be too damn good to be true.....
  • + 8
 They should have all 3 of their audio playing together, it would just be shouting and insults all the way down
  • + 4
 Yes! "It's the mountain bike and TRIALS world championships, you idiot!" Pure gold.
  • + 2
 @CJSelig: I lost it at that point too haha
  • + 4
 IF SOMEONE READING THIS CAN MAKE THAT ACTUALLY HAPPEN - PLEASE RELEASE THE AUDIO. WE, THE MTB COMMUNITY, NEED IT.
  • + 1
 @ccolagio: Here you go; it doesn't disappoint.
youtu.be/UgSOft8NHDo
  • + 102
 Best one ever
  • + 78
 I squealed like a little girl when I saw Peaty and Warner ! Thank you Claudio !
  • + 8
 hahaha, same! My heart filled instantly with glee when I saw the names on the jerseys!
  • + 68
 We need Rob's full run, raw.
  • + 66
 man, this better be a sign of things to come..
  • + 33
 also, gotta love Rob's jersey number
  • + 5
 This was an absolute cluster fuck, that I would love to see repeated from here on out.
  • + 55
 That's the funny thing about DH, it can get scarier when you go slow sometimes! This was so entertaining to watch haha!
  • + 38
 Warner is the bike version of Clarkson. Would love to see warners full go pro run
  • + 42
 Unno man, Captain Slow came to mind.
  • + 21
 oh cock...
  • + 0
 @bat-fastard: Gold Jerry!
  • + 22
 For me this was the most enjoyable course preview yet. Pure fun with total characters!
  • + 4
 Yes mon!! Trials DH was pure gold
  • + 17
 Greatest preview ever!?! I want Warner's audio!! Ha. AMAZING!! The riding experience in that three some!!
  • + 13
 Omg - that is perhaps one of the best course previews ever. The banter was awesome - "why you breaking??" "Cuz i dont know what's on the other side!!!"

Lol - did not smiling and laughing through the whole ride - lol.
  • + 2
 funnest preview ever.. lolol hard
  • + 11
 Loved it watching wyntv yesterday when he spoke to claudio, who said he didnt yet know who was doing the course preview with him. Then wyn spoke to dougie in santacruise who said peaty was up the hill preparing for some redbull filming!
  • + 3
 Yeah and he also answered "is Ratboy going to retire" by "who knows we'll see after the race"...
  • + 3
 Where did you watch the wyntv for track walk? Did I miss this on the news feed?
  • + 0
 @kawchadoodledoo: Only on facebook, it's a bit too long and messy to be posted on pinkbike I guess Smile
www.facebook.com/220772774665920/videos/1103119173097938
  • + 1
 At the end of the video he also asked Ratboy directly if he'd be racing, to which Ratboy said 'yeah yeah I will' - although a bit nervously. There is something going on, but maybe not what we think - maybe he'll do Euro rounds only or something.

The q/a with with Rat with the FB questions was mint though.
  • + 1
 @jissse: Thank you!
  • + 11
 started thinking warner wouldn't make it down
  • + 9
 This is the first course preview where the speeds felt sort of in my realm of understanding, and even then I'm sure it's way faster than I'd be going.
  • + 8
 saved the best preview for last ! put Peaty in the commentators box too haha
  • + 8
 Can we have all the previews like this now? Legendary.
  • + 6
 Would have been cool to see Peaty and Hill do this one! Non the less loads fun watching these guys!!! Cheers!
  • + 6
 gotta love Claudios gimbal,smooth chesty footage, awesome riding and banter
  • + 2
 They should definitely make Rob go down every single course as they did on Freecaster. Rob and Claudio could do them all. They don't need to be at race pace, slower gives us better chance to see the track. Personally I would pay real money to see these three course preview rampage!
  • + 7
 Three amigos
  • + 3
 That was f@cking brilliant, Warner couldn't get off his bike fast enough at the end. There should be 3 versions of this so we can hear everybody's commentary, Warner's could be a bit X rated though.
  • + 6
 trial championship ... hahaha
  • + 2
 This is pure gold. Best one so far. And this track looks steep as fuck and when it looks so on a GoPro footage is is lethal in person. I wish I could make it to Val di Sole one day.
  • + 4
 These 3 for all DH coverage would be amazing, red bull need to sort this out straight away
  • + 2
 THAT. WAS. AWESOMMMMME. Insert Tommy Boy here...

Another great course preview by Rob can be seen here: www.redbull.com/en/bike/stories/1331815615304/vallnord-xco-course-preview-2016
  • + 3
 This was pure gold. Warner getting abused by Peaty half way the replying that it's the trials world champs as well made me laugh so much
  • + 2
 I found myself hitting R2 and L2 triggers to throw punches like in Downhill Domination... Pure fun in this video! best track preview possible with three legends... Awesome stuff
  • + 4
 these 3, they are like a dream team to me.
  • + 4
 I wish every course preview had these 3 riding
  • + 3
 so fun to watch, you all three are mad. Warner, get off that brake for God sake
  • + 3
 Gutted for Warnner , he took the gnarliest lines for no reason.... SHOW HIS FULL RUN
  • + 1
 What was the purpose of the handlebar Go pro directly in the middle of the helmet cam shot the whole time? What was it filming? Blurry footage of his helmet and goggles? Who ever thought that would be a good angle?
  • + 3
 It was probably meant for Warners bike to catch him throwing up.
  • + 4
 Wobbly Warner, Cut Line Claudio and Pensioner Peaty
  • + 3
 "...and I'm pretty sure these two don't know what they're getting into."

ROFL!
  • + 1
 That was brilliant was laughing all the way through that! Credit to them all getting down the track at that time in a morning. Most of us mere mortals would struggle getting down there at all haha
  • + 1
 I think I can get down this brutal and steep course... but not on a bike.
  • + 4
 "Look at the speed he's going" (not) Warner haha
  • + 4
 Carlsberg don't do course previews, but if they did...
  • + 4
 Is Rob Warner riding a commencal?
  • + 2
 Pretty sure yeah
  • + 4
 Yes supreme V4
  • + 4
 LOL! I'd die on that course.
  • + 1
 KIN=ELL
that was teary eyed for us old skoolers...Warner was nuts when Peaty was in his prime and Clod,.......ya ok!

best poart was Peaty taunting them with TRIALS DH during the steeps. Epic.
...gotta go watch this again
  • + 3
 How the hell can we make this permanent? peatys retired so it might be possible
  • + 1
 i like the idea of actually racing instead of time trials. Open the gates and let'em all go at once. It's be over quick but it I bet itd be cool to see
  • + 3
 Best Claudio's course preview, hands down.
  • + 2
 best one yet - more Warner and Peatty. Why not just have these 3 do all of them next year!
  • + 1
 All 3 should do all the course previews next year! Would really be a wonderful thing!
  • + 3
 Loved this, best preview ever.Need more of these three next season.
  • + 3
 I see a new racing category in the future....... "Fourcross DH"
  • + 3
 What a great combo. Cannot stop laughing
  • + 2
 the veteran world championships! best pre view ever aside from the rampage edit
  • + 2
 Warner was never good at pedaling!...hahah this vid,was more comedy than comedy central gives us..
  • + 3
 Looks like Rob in on a new team!
  • + 2
 one of the funnies videos ever seen. I would love to have beers with these guys!
  • + 3
 Best freakin' preview ever!
  • + 2
 New standard these three! The perfect ‘retirement’ job for all of them. Every course should be previewed by them!
  • + 2
 jesus this track is gardeny as hell! my arms would be overdone pasta noodles by the end of the first quarter section
  • + 2
 Thought I would quickly watch the preview before I headed off to work. Now I am late for work! Thanks Rob
  • + 2
 My Friday morning is fulfilled. Now I can go back to work Big Grin
This is by far the best thing I've watched the whole week.
  • + 2
 I feared a little bit for Rob actually. Don't want to see him hurt himself.
  • + 2
 The good, the bad and the ugly.....legends of WC circuit.
  • + 2
 Man, VDS is f**king GHETTO. I love it.
  • + 1
 Claudio only speaks a few italian words? What's his native language if not italian?
  • + 1
 Claudio is Swiss...

So German aka Schweizer Deutsch

(or French, or Romanesque, or Italian...)
  • + 2
 If Claudio is too busy tippie would be awesome
  • + 2
 Hahaha Rob, 'This is trials!'
  • + 2
 'Hit them hard those holes'.....erhrm...thats what she said
  • + 2
 Man I'm going to miss Peaty.
  • + 0
 Is this the best course preview ever?...I Think so....Should Peaty be a commentator...I think so....Should Peaty do all of the course previews...absolutely.
  • + 3
 Best.Track.Preview.EVER!
  • + 2
 Haha, Rob Warner is so damn funny!
  • + 1
 looks ultra steep! dusty should be better, imagine racing down there on mud! should be a great race!!
  • + 1
 man hard to recover from laughing 6 minutes straight. Those 3 are a killer combo.
  • + 3
 Best one yet
  • + 1
 Rob is gonna make some one get hurt really bad jajaja, you guys made me laught like mad!
  • + 2
 4 people next time, let ride 4X on downhill track lol
  • + 1
 why and why?
  • + 1
 Any one know what kind of gimbal Claudio is using?
  • + 1
 I believe its Feiyu Gimbal
www.feiyu-tech.com/products/13
  • + 1
 Warner and Peaty together is pure comedy gold!!!
  • + 1
 This may be the day PinkBike.com broke the internet.
  • + 2
 Fantastic!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Get those three all on commentary
  • + 1
 Ima miss this...atleast least theres football!
  • + 2
 #olddudesonbikes
  • + 2
 Rob was way too slow.
  • + 1
 Would be nice if the race 4X track too.
  • + 1
 How did Rob manage to go so slow? Funny
  • + 1
 But now we want full uncensored video! That will be even better!
  • + 1
 I'm going to miss these guys!
  • + 1
 Top work boys. Brilliant take
  • + 1
 I need a gopro gimbal too!
  • + 7
 Ya, with the stablised perspective you can really see how gnarly the track is! You can see how much Claudios bars have to move up and down to track the terrain, and thats with factory tuned fox 40s!
  • + 1
 Pure legends ! Just wanna go ride now !
  • + 1
 warners 420 shirt!! haha representing !!!
  • - 1
 I live in Colorado and I second that. Nice jersey Rob!! :-D
  • + 2
 WHAT DOES 420 STAND FOR?
  • + 1
 @steezer: I basically means marijuana. 420 is the 'time' people are supposed to smoke up or a police call code for 420 in theory
  • + 1
 @steezer: smoking pot. The story is that supposedly the kids at Marin High School used to smoke out after school and that was the time they would meet up. There are about 100 other stories like that, all of which are probabably equally true/false. My suggestion is pick the one you like and treat it like your favorite wheelsize tellling everyone that your story is the true one.
  • + 3
 @bman33: its also the code that was for in for legislation LOL prop 215 SB 420!
  • + 1
 @jdb06: I am a bit embarrased to not have known about SB420. That makes perfect sense as to where the term comes from. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Senate_Bill_420
  • + 1
 Ah that's brilliant love it chaps! Smile
  • + 1
 Warner was holding for dear life!
  • + 1
 Best course preview ever! Foreshadowing things to come I hope.
  • + 1
 By far best track preview ever????
  • + 1
 Fuckin lovely, laughed my ass off
  • + 2
 SAVAGE
  • + 1
 This was too funny... That track looks f'ing brutal.
  • + 1
 Three times better! Yeaaaahhhhh!!!!
  • + 1
 That, right there,was the future.
  • + 1
 that was amazing....hopefully see more of these in the future.
  • + 2
 Yes, yes, fuck yes!!
  • + 1
 So much fun, plz do this again, and often!!!!
  • + 2
 GOLD
  • + 1
 Mainstream MTB programme with these three. Please oh please oh please!
  • + 1
 #1 Claudio course preview of all time!
  • + 1
 That was so much fun to watch!!!
  • + 1
 Could not stop smiling for that one!
  • + 1
 This looks like the best course yet. I want to ride it......
  • + 1
 Best thing ever recorded on 6 wheels..Instant classic.
  • + 1
 Laughed when I saw Rob and Peaty come out, haha. Best course preview yet!
  • + 1
 Hey Warner, TY! I know that wasnt easy but i enjoyed the hell out of it.
  • + 1
 great and funny video!
  • + 1
 THAT, was f'n AWESOME!
  • + 1
 So much gnar!
  • + 1
 Stay on yer bike Robbie!
  • + 1
 Awesome!
  • + 1
 that sounded so fun
  • + 1
 This is amazing.
  • + 1
 Very fun video!
  • + 0
 Fuck yes!!
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