Course Preview: Claudio Does the World Champs Course with Brendog

Sep 3, 2014 at 17:38
by Red Bull Bike  


Trailforks.com


136 Comments

  • + 251
 We really need a "Claudio rides my local trail" competition.
  • + 33
 genius.
  • + 24
 YES! Do it kickstarter style...a bunch of trails get nominated...any trail that gets enough donations to pay Claudio's expenses...he fits it into his schedule when he can....WIN!
  • + 14
 them whips from brendog
  • + 2
 Signed. Donation on its way.
  • + 2
 Fantastic idea.
  • + 156
 Can't believe the UCI wanted him to take it more seriously! Are you serious?! They're trying to take all the fun out of the sport!
  • + 103
 UCI is a synonym for Fun Police
  • + 76
 Clearly the difference between an organization wanting to come across as 'professional' (no shouting, 'clean' language, dispassionate commentary etc.) and a brilliant individual able to ride the tires of a bike while commenting in a manner that draws us in, holds our attention fixed to the screen for the entire run while putting a smile on our faces as we sit in stunned silence or guffaw at his mid-run epiphanies. We pull for him to rail, and to react. I'm sure UCI execs would prefer a sagacious rendering of the elements of the track, challenges etc. but, UCI, Claudio's course previews do more for the image of WC DH than you could imagine. Do yourself a favor, give him carte blanche for course commentary, it'll do your image wonders.
  • + 61
 Meanwhile full frontal nudity...
  • + 34
 IMO this is partly why road biking has taken so long to get even remotely popular in terms of general spectatorship. The commentary is so, so boring and they are just trying to be over professional about it. DH is super exciting, and balls out scary, both to do and to watch, so why not have commentators reflect that feeling in the crowd?!
  • + 7
 Don't you know what UCI stands for ? Ultimately Crap Institute...
  • - 1
 In all fairness last preview in Meribel it was kind of out there, not that I am complaining. These previews are the best since warner started commentating but I can see that after Meribel the UCI wanted him to get back to commentating a bit more on the actual track. However talking about track while riding it, especially when it is balls out I rather have the raw feelings of that come through than any sort analysis of the shape of rocks etc. We can see the track and all its rocks etc alright so its the stokeage we want to come across, of which Claudio is friggin best. So yeah let the man just ride and do what he does best, put some stoke in us!
  • + 3
 I wish they had someone with his level of personality doing the XC course previews (not the dumb XCE thing from the other day, the XCO courses). It's 2 different racers every time and they often struggle with English while trying to describe the track. Even if they were super charismatic you'd never know it. I would be awesome to get a more detailed/lengthy preview of the XCO courses with some lively commentary.
  • + 3
 I'm fairly he sure he said "if they want serious, they should get a frenchy." I hope that's what he said haha.
  • + 5
 @bentown when I started reading your comment I thought you were referring to full frontal nudity being the reason for road biking taking so long to get popular hahaha
  • + 3
 @SethMTB hahaha "I am so sick of all this full frontal nudity in road cycling, when will they knock it off"
  • + 125
 "Some naked people" AKA Santa Cruz Syndicate
  • + 6
 I was no seriously? Replay gain, pause, peat, ratboy and minaar, all naked. Ok, I love these guys. (not "love" because "naked")
  • + 2
 Look at the blond woman on the other side of the track, just in front of them.... She seems to be really focused on her shot ! Strange photo by the way...
  • + 5
 She's probably team manager Kathy witnessing the crazyness of the Syndicate family ....
  • + 93
 Dam , we are all so gonna miss these course previews, they are always awesome an funny , an get us stoked for race day! It will be a sad day on sun.. wit W.C comin to an end, but goddam wont this be an amazing race an end to a F***ing amazing season of DH racing! THe best of luck to all riders..................... Get that shit GWIN!
  • + 29
 Gwin....Gwin...Gwin...Gwin............
  • + 0
 The Rat will beat him manually the course.
  • + 1
 G(WIN)
  • + 81
 Claudio is when of the best personalities in the sport!
  • + 17
 *one
  • + 23
 Yeah my autocorrect is awesome
  • + 3
 what was that he said about brains, blood and feet?
  • + 2
 Great crowd turnout for Claudio's preview! Fuck that was fast.
  • + 2
 drewstinky He said that he had more blood in his feet than in his brain Smile
  • + 61
 Sickest course preview so far by Claudio! Haha "You're getting too sideways!"
  • + 7
 I cant believe the bikes get to the finish line in one piece.....course is brutal Cheers
  • + 56
 I hope the UCI didn't really tell him to be more serious. I don't think I have heard any rider who isn't loving these previews and his personality. His doing the best job really hope his back next season.
  • + 50
 Cant wait to see Sam Hill obliterate this track...
  • + 10
 I hope so too, but not a good sam track. too machined haha. wish him luck tho
  • - 6
flag mzapler (Sep 3, 2014 at 19:05) (Below Threshold)
 @margaretbrichard Who da f*ck cares
  • + 11
 not a good sam track? rough, tight and tech,, that has sam written all over it.
  • + 1
 this is a fucking sam track
  • + 41
 So many good lines from Claudio. The UCI told me to take it serious so I told them to get a Frenchman funny stuff.
  • + 11
 and so true
  • + 36
 Claudio Caluori for president of UCI.....
  • + 3
 now that is actually a damn good idea.
  • + 3
 there'ld be more naked people then
  • + 20
 I feel bad for Brendog's mechanic, wheel tensioning all day long.
  • + 17
 Noooooooooooooo, no more Claudio for 6 months.
  • + 2
 He has done some course preview at the RB Chrashed Ice events in previous years. Not the same but he's pretty funny there as well...
  • + 12
 How the F#$% could there even be a question about whether or not to bring Claudio back for next year?!
  • + 10
 The only thing close to a Claudio track preview is one with Brendog and we just got both. The chest cam blocked the veiw a bit but, did a good job of showing how rough some sections were.
  • + 7
 Crazy that Brendan rode it without a track walk and in many spots (including the speed trap) one handed haha. So rad.
  • + 11
 the style on those first jumps is immense.
  • + 9
 Claudio is my favorite rider for worlds
  • + 9
 Claudio for the win. Literally
  • + 4
 LOL

"I have any blood in in my feet than in my brain". Claudio, that was too funny. I am amazed at the speeds that you two attacked the various rock gardens with. I would have crashed and/or broke something (or all of the above). That was a sick course and you two are just awesome to watch. Thank you.
  • + 8
 Next year lets see Sam Hill and Claudio together, that'd be sick!
  • + 7
 what is the significance of the race if it doesn't count for the overall?
  • + 8
 Its a one off race where riders ride for their country and not specifically for their sponsor team, entrants per country are limited. National pride is at stake!
  • + 12
 because you get to be called "WORLD CHAMPION". It's kind of a big deal.
  • + 1
 Look at any cycling 'world champs' event. Its a one day, ride for your country, best in the world 1 chance matters event!
  • + 14
 seriously which d'bag neg propped the guy 'alexander'? He was asking a legit question, not everyone is an mtb expert - way to put off any new people interested in the sport who might visit this website! I think Pinkbike may be the reason mountain biking will never go mainstream, any interested people visit this site after a google search and end up totally put off by all the trolls on here.
  • + 5
 Rainbow stripes for life!
  • + 5
 I am with you ctd07, some people are pretty quick to shoot people down on here. Hopefully Sam Hill brings home the rainbow jersey :-)
  • + 5
 Can someone PLEASE make us another worldcup DVD! We need it....we want it! This year has been amazing!!! DVD PLEASE!????????
  • + 6
 What kind of points was Brendan suppoused to get in order to race Worlds?
  • + 3
 He did decent on points, but he didn't have any top-10's this season. I believe that's a big criteria for the UK team.
  • + 7
 Indeed it is, he's been nowhere near good enough.....hate to say it but he's not in our top guys anymore, not even close.
  • + 7
 hes still a sick rider though
  • + 10
 There's just so much talent at the top currently in the UK. He's worthy enough to represent almost any other nation.
  • + 6
 ^This. Britain is ridiculously talented at this point, with all the peaty stoke of the last 20 years coming together with the great BDS series acting as a farm team. By far the hardest worlds team to get on.
  • + 4
 This looks like an awesome course!!! I hope to one day get the opportunity to to just ride a World Cup course.
  • + 3
 These are my favorite feature of the WC product. Claudio is actually funny, not juvenile low brow like some of the other tools that try to be funny.
  • + 3
 Very thankful hi is doing the redbull crashed ice course previews as vell We still can watch him talking funny things too in winter
  • + 6
 well... now i'm stoked!
  • + 1
 All the fun stuff like dh, dirt jumps, and slope style need their own licensing body not USAC or UCI. Those guys are washed up roadies who think they know biking lol nationals in 2013 at Angel fire was run by a beach volleyball player not even a biker..........
  • + 3
 Good job Claudio!!!! It's always awesome watching your course reviews. Please don't change the way you do these reviews!
  • + 4
 "you're getting too sideways"
  • + 6
 Claudio, Claudio, there's no such thing as too sideways for Brendan!!
  • + 4
 Brendan has problems with the gravity.......he spends more time flying than on the ground. Soooo nice.
  • + 5
 These never get boring
  • + 4
 Does Claudio race masters dh worlds?
  • + 1
 No the Masters in hafjell took Place 2 weeks ago when there was the wc Race in meribel.
  • + 1
 My feet is in my brain and my blood is in my feet. So good to watch :-D I wanted to get on the next flight out of here to the Worlds!!!
  • + 2
 classic Syndicate joke @2.30 Big Grin
Best team ever, and they will smash that track !!
  • + 3
 craziest one till now... great views with such a brendawg in front!!
  • + 2
 It's going to be Sam but damn it would be nice to see Brook charge and take it
  • + 3
 Claudio taking some Sam Hill lines in the woods, no?
  • + 2
 claudio has gotten faster, good to see brendan in this one, his jumping, too good
  • + 1
 Hell, thats rough and fast, commentating, kicking Brendogs ass, we're going to miss "the man" Claudia! Brilliant yet again and probably the best so far.
  • + 2
 Thank you Claudio...always entertaining to watch your course previews.... Smile
  • + 1
 I always laugh when i watch them its like rat boy and kermit the frogs love child funny but cant half ride! m.youtube.com/watch?v=BI0ctHjR9tg
  • + 3
 In before the internet 'splodes...
  • + 3
 "I don't have any blood in my brain". Claudio is a classic.
  • + 2
 Go get him old man!! Always fun watching Claudio!!!
  • + 1
 About that ODI advert, Is it just me or does Aaron Gwin look like Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age??
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 _\I/_........................................... \m/ Q.O.T.S.A. \m/..............................._\I/_
  • + 2
 the best couse preview of 2014
  • + 2
 Why is not Brendon not in the world champs?
  • + 2
 Amazing depth of UK talent. He didn't get a top-10 result this year...one of the main criteria for the UK worlds team.
  • + 2
 Pretty insane that he's 17th overall and didn't make the UK Worlds team! But as Pininator said, the UK field is just that stacked and full of amazing riders.
  • + 1
 He should be on the team. Period.
  • + 4
 he might be a personality, but he doesn't deserve to be on the worlds team IMO.
  • + 4
 For any other country in the world, being in the overall Top 20 would secure you a spot on a Worlds team. True, there are better riders than him competing for a spot on the team but he is much more than simply a "personality".
  • + 1
 Yeah, the UK team is nuts, total ringer team!
  • + 1
 How so? Most of the other top UK riders seem to work harder than him, get better results than him, so why should he be on the worlds team? Other than the fact that people like him.
  • + 1
 I guess you guys are right - just feel bad - he is never accepted on the team. Too much talent on that tiny island! How many riders get to go?
  • + 3
 At least we have Rampage at the end of the month to get a Brendog fix.
  • + 2
 Yeah, we do pretty well over here Wink
  • + 2
 "wow I need a compression suit"
  • + 2
 I can only concur to all above. The best preview this season. Hats off.
  • + 2
 I love this guy. He's nuts. Smile
  • + 2
 Classic Claudio!!! going to be a long 6 months; 0
  • + 2
 You're not wrong
  • + 2
 best course preview ever...
  • + 1
 Claudio must have a serious condition if not having any blood in his brain wont change anything o_0
  • + 2
 Surround sound whhhhhhhhhhoooooa
  • + 2
 great one!
  • + 2
 no...words
  • + 1
 Aaaaaand this proves my point why Claudio should be competing!
  • + 1
 Ah man Brendog was doing his best not to go full on and show up Claudio!
  • + 1
 Claudio makes every DH run sound like a porn video.
  • + 1
 I want to see Claudio do a fest series course preview
  • + 2
 like a dream come true
  • + 1
 Needs more rocks.... (not)
  • + 2
 This was much needed.
  • + 1
 FFS Redbull, sort your STUPID player out, it NEVER works.
  • + 1
 No cat this year Smile

Finishing this season with the best preview, awsome!
  • + 1
 So sick! Looks like a great course.
  • + 1
 naked people, naked peolpe everywhere! i love claudio tho!
  • + 2
 Nice!
  • + 1
 UCI drop kicks! Claudio get back on WCs boi u on it...
  • + 2
 dem whips
  • + 1
 It'd be interesting to see these 2 have a proper race run..
  • + 0
 shit just won't play on my computer with my shitty download speed of 1mb, in the middle of hi-tech england
  • - 1
 Brendog look soooo sketchy on that top section.
  • - 2
 Schwalbe Pro Core system. That is all.
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