Andorra 2018 World Cup

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  1. sethimus

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    Less than a week and we have no thread on Andorra. Bring it on! @jackalope we are awaiting your pre race analysis!
     

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    local kid got knocked around and ended up not riding finals of VdS...he was hoping to be healed up for andorra. will be interesting to see how it plays out this week with gwin (and minaar?) out. moar French domination? Luca’s first win?
     
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    pierron is on a rip.
     
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    I'm rooting for Pierron, Finn and Luca.
     
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    I'm kinda bummed on Loris and Loic. Those kids are fast as hell, but it seems like that very quality is playing against them. They end up eating dirt when you think they will have a helluva run.
     
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    Loic is the new Bubba.
     
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    They're also still young, wild and learning a lot I'm sure. They are fun to watch, for sure.

    Look at Sam Hill. Dude was wild and had some wild crashes and slide outs. But now he seems to be pretty damn consistent.
     
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    that is the difference between being really fast and being experienced at being really really fast.
     
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    and Loic and Hart. Hart's run last year was... fun to watch!
    I remember watching Stevie come up the ranks and people were saying the same thing. But then he hit his stride, as Pierron seems to have and as others have before them, and things clicked. I'm guessing it takes time for your confidence to catch up to your skills. But once they're "synced" they are greater than the sum of their parts.

    It will be amazing to watch the future battles when Shaw, Bruni, Vergier, Pierron, Iles, and Gwin are all at the top of their games... I think it won't be that long.
     
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    agreed. this is probably the most exciting WC season i can recall in recent memory.
     
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    Maybe Loic would do better if his bike was a little stiffer?

    Loic flexbikeTM.jpg
     
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    looks flexy
     
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    dam son. that's warped moar than @kidwoo's 200mm rotor.
     
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    He needs a superboost hub.
     
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    I want to see Luca take the win. I am pretty sure Troy Brosnan has the top step in his sights again this year,
     
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    He needs some angle grinding.
     
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    And if you post them before they're live are they called sperm streams?!
     
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    Rooting for Bruni, if he has a clean run I think he can beat anyone, also Dakota Norton win would be sick, the raw talent is definitely there, seeing his results jump in the past year from when he was on Morpheus/Trek Session, to now on Devinci is ridiculous. If he keeps improving at that rate anything is possible?
     
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    Norton out injured I think, PB mentioned all 3 of their DH squad are injured and it's an EWS racer who's DHing this weekend.
     
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    'nother WC DH?! Yassss!

    Weird that the "normal" guys aren't racing. But newish/newer names are cool too.

    Go fast! Make shapes! Throw roost! Tight racing is the best racing.
     
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    what's the weather outlook?
     
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    I'd love to see him back on the podiums again. One of my favorite video segments is him and Stevie in Follow Me riding in NZ.
     
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    He didn't look to be holding back too much, Pierron was 8+ seconds faster on TT...
     
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    #34 -   Jul 12, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    is he even a protected rider?
     
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    Last year. And considering he was injured, that's only a handful of world cup races ago.
     
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    People vs MSA has always been a unidirectional relationship. MSA doesn't like anybody.

    But yeah...looking at that, I guess Gee is some kind of a "special" guest there.
     
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