Watch the Top 3 Men's & Women's Qualifying Runs - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018

Apr 21, 2018 at 12:39
by Pinkbike Staff  
Top 3 Women's Runs:


Top 3 Men's Runs:


Qualifying Results:

ELITE MEN
1st // Brook MACDONALD
2nd // Dean LUCAS
3rd // Aaron GWIN

ELITE WOMEN
1st // Rachel ATHERTON
2nd // Tracey HANNAH
3rd // Myriam NICOLE

For full qualifying results, click here.


MENTIONS: @redbullbike




68 Comments

  • + 52
 I really hope that the majority of the coverage is of actual dirt and not the stupid pavement sections.
  • + 39
 The track is barely 2 minutes long. I want to see the whole run god damn it. They already shortened the line up
  • + 11
 dirt ? *rocks you mean ? Beer
  • + 1
 There is no dirt, only Zuul.
  • + 38
 Gwin looking like he playing it safe and trying to get as many points as possible, that being said he is likely to go full throttle in the finals. Bulldog looking like a man possessed and blazing speed, love to see him win. The fact Gwin is that close without breaking a sweat and we know bulldog can be a loose cannon????? This is turning out to be an awesome track and can't wait to see the finals. No injuries please to all men and women,, 1st race!
  • + 9
 Yes it should be a good one! I'm a big Gwin fan but it's awesome to have a bunch of Kiwi's back in the mix! Fingers crossed for no flats/mechanicals and solid race runs for all! Also heal up Claudio and Loic!
  • + 5
 27.5 aint dead
  • + 4
 Looked like Bulldog almost lost it in the rocks, looked like his tight foot come out and he was a swerving!

Did Gwin sit down for a second on the top section, after the hard pedal?
  • + 4
 @Lotusoperandi: Brooke did blow a foot off, great recovery, perhaps the reason he had to push harder?

Gwin did sit down, every split second of conserving energy counts in elite sports.
  • + 3
 www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/ALL-THINGS-LOSINJ-CROATIA-WORLD-CUP,10100#post_34624


HOLLY SHIT...... Video of Brooke losing his foot right before all the gaps..... what a freaking nutter
  • + 2
 @Lotusoperandi: 0:39 right foot come off pedal !!!!! he's an animal!
  • + 1
 Agree, this track is looking to be far better than I imagined after the initial preview. Interesting they showed nearly none of Gwin's rock lines compared to the others. I wonder if he asked them not to so as to keep his secrets safe Razz

Looking forward to this one!
  • + 1
 @Luniapuanrider: Right? He's pinning it. Like, "Don't Give 2 Shits."
  • + 1
 @Waldon83: That's what I'm saying. Dude don't care. Whereas Gwin is hedging his bets, saving it for race day.
  • + 15
 Redbull - Just a quick note on production standards. If your going to use the audio from the live anouncers at the finish line then maybe consider showing the runs in 3rd, 2nd, 1st order. it might help build narrative structure. just saying.
  • + 17
 Watch snippets of their runs........
  • + 7
 Seriously! WTF Red Bull?
  • + 2
 @ADGproductions: Should be called a wafer of coverage for your imagnation.... WTF!!! I had hoped to see some runs.... not this
  • + 2
 @pedaldragger: seconded
  • + 11
 Seriously UCI, how much of a cash grab was it to put a World Cup race on this rack? 2:19 as the fastest time? That includes the opening section basically down a road, that Is all pedaling, and then it ends with a long section through the city? How much of this course is an actual downhill race, a minute third? This coming after a pretty weak worlds course to end last year.
  • + 3
 1000 upvotes
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: the uci guy said a couple of times in the world cup chatter programme, it's just about money. I think it's a pretty lame track, but it will still produce an exciting race. Also, the racers are clearly loving the location so no one is going to be bagging it out!
  • + 13
 Bulldog's blowing one foot off the pedal on the rock garden...what an animal..
  • + 6
 #friendsdon’tletfriendsruncrankbrothers
  • + 7
 Would not have expected Brook and Dean up there but man that's awesome! Good luck tomorrow boys!
  • + 9
 what a shit new uci rules. they don't even be the last riders on course tomorrow ..!
  • + 6
 @sevenup: Have the UCI given any reason for this new or is it just UCI.
  • + 4
 @sevenup: not up to speed on this. what way is it working now?
  • + 3
 @r-macattack: www.facebook.com/220772774665920/photos/a.224068097669721.54476.220772774665920/1685465461529970/?type=3&theater

looks like they use uci number plate, so minnaar brosnan gwin will be the last riders on course

useless uci, money come into our sport ..
  • + 2
 @W-Perherin: Yup that does seem like a BS way to run things.
  • + 1
 They changed how the top 20 protected riders works
Top 10 from last year (normally the quickest and most consistent anyway and normally the big riders which people want to see,) will be protected throu out the year. the next 10 protected riders are the ones in overall season standings.
Think that how it going to work, or that.s how I understand it.
Same for the woman, but 15 riders I think,
  • + 2
 Shaw, blenki, Brosnan, Gwin and Lucas will be the last 5 down. Think it sucks that if an non-protected rider out qualifies protected riders they don’t get to start in that position @W-Perherin:
  • + 2
 @sevenup: it's a mountain of shit can't believe that anybody read this before WC starts, i mean they totally destroy the spirit of the race in this way. the first will be the last for Jesus sake ! lol #first4last
  • + 0
 @Luniapuanrider: where does it say the protected ten will always be the last ten down the hill? I took it to mean qualifying positions produce the starting order, in reverse of course, and any protected rider who fails to qualify well will start first, second slot whatever, according to their overall ranking.
  • + 1
 @jaame: I hope you are right. I get the change in the top 10 being protected all season, but why on earth would they change the seeding order for finals?
  • + 1
 To be fair to the UCI on this one, the update in the link @W-Perherin: posted does say that this is a decision made by Redbull and team managers rather than the UCI
  • + 5
 Never a good idea running a corner into the finish line. Should be 35 meters of straight (no obstacles) let alone a wall with posts and railings, none of which are padded.
  • + 3
 Dean bike just look perfect in suspension and tires setup,like he is just cruising,if he don’t do any major mistakes he will be a hard bone to the dog :-)))
  • + 1
 Yeah man, both him and Moir have a really relaxed, playful style on the bike, great to watch and hard to beat!
  • + 3
 Thank you Redbull for showing qualifying runs so cool! Just make sure to show most of the track (at least before the urban section) it's gonna be wild!
  • + 2
 Not sure why none of the girls sent the first double - looked like they had the speed. Maybe a deceptive angle or they were playing it safe.
  • + 1
 strong cross wind I think
  • + 2
 GI TRACY GO ,c’on girl it’s your time to smash the rocks and not the other way
  • + 1
 What the actual f*** Red Bull! Super cool got to see a total of 30 seconds of a short 2.5 min track. Better step it up tomorrow on coverage, cause this is crap.
  • + 3
 Was Gwin even trying?
  • + 4
 Saving it for tomorrow. While someone else looked like they were going all out, to the point of almost losing it. Ahem, I won't mention any names.
  • + 7
 @kelownakona: Don't start getting into the broad generalizations there Brexit. Wink
  • + 0
 @Lotusoperandi: and there I was reading the comments at the end of a great day, and you had to go and ruin it all by mentioning the b word!
  • + 0
 @kipvr: Sorry bro, but you know we 'Muricans are stuck with Donnie Dumbass until we can lock his ass up.....so we're almost in the same boat.

No. Not really. Anyone stuck in a boat with TrumpleDumbf*ck is guaranteed to sink. So you Brits are better off. Be grateful.
  • + 2
 @Lotusoperandi: every cloud has a silver lining!
  • + 1
 #makeucigreataga.... wait a minute...

Well it's the principal of the matter
  • + 1
 Do qualifiers count towards the fantasy thing? If so, I have not started well.
  • + 1
 The track looks smoother today. According to Minnaar they have filed the sharp rocks.
  • + 1
 @nskerb I bet you wouldn’t make it down the start ramp without putting your brakes on. Tell Bruni it’s a easy track!
  • + 1
 where's the full replay?!
  • + 1
 I think they need wall ride in the bottom urban section
  • + 1
 Pretty stoked I picked Brook and Aaron in fantasy Smile
  • + 1
 2018, year of the bulldog?!
  • + 2
 "Watch the runs"
  • + 1
 Why don’t they show juniors?
  • + 1
 click to enable Adobe Flash Player? are you serious?
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