Claudio's Course Preview - Fort William DH World Cup 2016

Jun 2, 2016 at 13:55
by Red Bull Bike  

A refreshed Claudio cuts loose on the long, tough and demanding Scottish downhill track.




MENTIONS: @redbullbike / @claudiocaluori




91 Comments

  • + 176
 Southern Cali conditions at Fort Bill. Aaron Gwin must be frothing.
  • + 17
 fast & dusty like we like it in CA
  • - 1
 @adrock-whistler upstairs and downstairs...? so excited.
  • + 2
 Was thinking the same thing. Should do well.
  • + 1
 Looks just like Fontana
  • + 2
 Yep, looks just like so many trails at home. Killer conditions for Gwin.
  • + 1
 @MTBCAM: on Steroids Tho
  • + 1
 @SteelfalconX: just checked acuweather says mid upper 70s w/ T stoms in the AM till before Noon and then sunny so lets see what mother nature brings maybe some drizzle before the Show . That would make things more interesting especially if the new sec get damp
  • + 119
 This is gonna be a great race, peatys last fort bill wc, stevie tributes, it'll be a cracker.
  • + 20
 The boys run was more entertaining foe sure. Plus they cleared the jumps.

Can't wait for Sunday and making the 2 hour drive south to the bill.

Mon Greg (williamson) you can get in that podium.
  • + 8
 The translations! Thanks for linking that!
  • + 3
 Those boys nailed it. Very entertaining
  • - 36
flag Rider656 (Jun 2, 2016 at 17:18) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry but Claudio was better. I don't really like watching boys in dresses on a mountain bike... Not my thing.
  • + 4
 Better narration, but Claudio hit the whole thing in one run - those guys had to stop for a break!
  • + 10
 @Rider656: @Rider656: I thought Claudio was better just because I could more realistically see myself riding the track from his POV and commentary...But you gotta love how the other boys enjoy embracing their heritage on the mountain.
  • + 5
 f*cking hell, these boys are comedic geniuses. Big Grin
  • + 4
 @sevensixtwo: those guy's....
Fort William times.
Greg Williamson... 4.38
Kenta Gallagher... 4.48
Ben Cathro. .. 4.48
Yeh. They rode at a pace that most, including Claudio could only dream of. Including allowing for overtaking.
  • + 14
 @Rider656: dress... lol. It's called a Kilt as you well know. You sound like Donald Trump... lol
  • + 1
 That's Gold!
  • + 1
 Funny guys... a bit too ballsy for me tho!
  • - 3
 @betsie: I don't care what region it's from its still men showing their ass. You want them to ride backword so you can see their balls? Now if it's a chick that's another story Smile
  • + 1
 @Rider656: You speak our language but we are very different.
I saw the lads having fun, some great commentary, pretty pinned too, I wish I could ride that track at that pace (I can only manage a 5.22).
You clearly watched a different video and thought different thoughts.
  • + 1
 Hahaha "small Scottish girl laughing"!!!
  • + 45
 I hate when the boss gives me a dirty look when I yell out "woohoo" and disrupt the other workers during a Claudio preview. He just doesn't understand.
  • + 26
 I've been waiting all day for this!
  • + 13
 I've been waiting all week......
  • + 27
 And I've been waiting for this since Cairns!
  • + 2
 I always started waiting for it twice as long than everyone else. Razz
  • + 18
 Great preview as always and a nice tribute to Stevie to kick things off. But it's time to bin the chest cam - or at least use it sparingly - it's almost unwatchable in the really rough stuff.
  • + 3
 Agreed, the videos this year seem to be lower quality for some reason. I wonder if it's possible to do downhill with a gimbal hanging off your chest.
  • + 1
 @Earlistotle: It is. Minnaar has used them in the past. Looks great.
  • + 17
 He got me with " this ones for you Stevie". Bitter sweet weekend: great to see the race, terrible that Stevie won't.
  • + 10
 Woulda been sweet if the course preview followed the memorial train down the track!
  • + 4
 Can't believe that didn't happen...
  • + 5
 @redbullbike
I am really gratefull for the coverage on dh worldcup and everything else. May I suggest you get a gimbal for Claudio´s runs? It is about 200.- bucks f.e.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016BDB7YW/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687522&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00Z19MM1A&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0P4DHNW6E2N9K0E233QS
and would be (at least in my opinion)

a real quality feature.
  • + 8
 Its Friday here in NZ and this weekend is a long weekend. And now I have Claudio preview. Its a good day.
  • + 2
 Haha I agree bro !
  • + 1
 @glenno: Forgot to mention the weather is looking good as well which is rare for Queens Birthday in Christchurch lol
  • + 1
 Yeehaw!
  • + 4
 I got goosebumps when he said "Today i'm gonna be alone on the track because this is a special one. This is for you Stevie, let's have a ride." and "Stevie, i need your help here. I need to know where to go."

#longlivechainsaw
  • + 7
 Please get rid of the handlebar mounted gopro its really distracting. Also don't let it come back.
  • + 3
 finally, been waiting all week......the boys did awesome edit but i can't call it track preview.....Claudio has the magical personality that can't be replaced...he is all focused and terrified and not trying to be funny, but his riding all ways makes you smile by the end of the track
  • + 5
 No wonder he is out of oxigen... going down that track and talking all the way down... only claudio can! Big Grin
Sweet for honor Steve in his run!
#longlivechainsaw
  • + 1
 Went to bed early last night ready for the drive up and still no Claudio, wake up this morning and there he is. To say his gets me in the right mood for a great weekend is a slight understatement!
  • + 3
 Driving up tomorrow!!!! Siiiiiiiiick! 9 hours!!!!!!
  • - 1
 I'm flying up Sunday, but I'm not watching it, colllecting a classic car and driving back to Eastbourne from the highlands in it! Probably a 12 hour trip with food stops! So enjoy it for me please as I'll be so close but unable to go!
  • + 3
 @cunning-linguist: Is it a 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1, by any chance? I've been needing one of those lately.
  • - 1
 @cunning-linguist: good life story with zero relevance. thanx!!
  • + 1
 @endlessblockades: no it's a 1972 BMW 2002 :-) - just wish it wasn't another 3.5 hours each way to fort bill, or I'd do both!
  • + 3
 "found a moist spot"
[inner child chuckles]
  • + 3
 So strange seeing the track that dry!
  • + 3
 Not sure if he sounds like gonzo or fozzy bear!!! Very entertaining!!!!
  • + 1
 Gonzos long lost cousin!
  • + 4
 Grover for sure
  • + 2
 Dam redbull videos never want to play on my phone!!!!!!
  • + 1
 That looks like so much fun I can hardly stand it. Love that it's such a long course. More to watch live!
  • + 1
 My favorite part of every race is watching and listening to Claudio, he's hilarious.
  • + 1
 Always good to see I’m not the only one that talks to myself out lout when riding scary stuff.
  • + 1
 When's Claudio gunna get a Red Bull helmet??!!! #justiceforclaudio #longlivechainsaw
  • + 2
 Looks pretty loose, I think the Aussies will do well this weekend!
  • + 2
 New Avalanches, and now this. What a great day!
  • + 1
 New Avalanches?! This day is definitely turning around.
  • + 2
 the rat for the win
  • + 1
 "I'm compleeetely out of oxygen" @6:27 LOL!!!
  • + 1
 bikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Sweeping downhill tracks makes me sad
  • + 1
 Love his track previews .
  • + 1
 Fix your Facebook post Pinkbike! You tagged the wrong Stevie!!
  • + 1
 I should try to avoid some of these holes...classic...love it!!
  • + 1
 Its the most wonderful time of the year - another Clauido preview
  • + 1
 Goddamn you made us wait.......
  • + 2
 he's baaaaack
  • + 1
 Well done Claudio and the staff and riders at Fort William
  • + 2
 brilliant
  • + 1
 this is my favorit track
  • + 1
 Claudio's great ...
  • + 1
 FINALLY
  • + 1
 They swept the track?
  • + 0
 Red Bull Player... any comments?
  • + 1
 Still sucks and won't allow full screen on Android devices.
  • + 1
 Fort Rock !
  • + 1
 gnaaaaaar
  • + 1
 great !
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