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  2. William42

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    time practice means nothing blahblahblah, but..

    GWIN FTW! pinning all my hopes for america on gwin!
     
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    Hell yea Gwin and Luke!!!! Lets hope they can keep that momentum
     
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    So it looks like the UCI ruling on videographers hasnt held up....or isnt being enforced? I guess the true test will be on race day. Someone set me straight if i'm way off.
     
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    are you referring to the helmet cams?

    they have been pretty anal at the british races too, normally can get away with it for practice but not a chance for seeding and finals.
     
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    Isnt CRC sponsored by Maxxis?
     
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    Sweet :thumb:

    And on a Kona, cant do that on a Kona. Nope.
     
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    their website does say Maxxis. maybe the sharpies didnt work well that day
     
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    There needs to be be like 9 first places for all the guys I want to win.
     
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    I am predicting sam hill is playing a headgame with everybody, and will come out stronger then he is letting on in interviews.

    But given that, he still tore an ACL, and I predict he will be solid top 10, but not win. probably top 5. I know these guys heal fast and all, but 3 months for a torn ACL?

    I predict steve peat will be top 5, but no win.

    Gracia will be top 20.

    Podium:

    Minnaar
    Gwin
    Gee
    Peat
    Hill

    Kovarik will be top 20, but just like every year for the past 4? 5? years, he will continue his streak of dominating the off season/pre season, and then not manage to put it together for the WC races. Be cool if he'd prove me wrong, and I'd happily eat my own words, but its not gonna happen. Best result he could be hoping for: 7th.

    I reserve the right to change my rankings after seeing qualies :D

    Edit: I am an unabashed racing fan boy.
     
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    jesus gwin is hanging it out there. I so want him a strobel to kill here.
     
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    Split times are looking interesting, Check out Bryn's split time down in 49th. Fastest ?
     
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    Even as an aussie, I reckon it'd be awesome to see Gwin grab a win.

    I reckon Bryn could be right up in the mix this time too.
     
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    I cant seem to find a schedule for maribor, can anyone help me?
     
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    Sam Hill is a sicko.
     
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    Sam Hill is an animal.
     
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    WTF - Did Rachel Atherton crash 5 times or did she just put it on cruise control since she doesn't "need" to qualify (you'd think she wants the points though).
     
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    Must have had a mis-hap. No way she isn't going for the points.
     
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    Nice to see brendan in second and i think its fair to say that sams injury is not slowning him down much, go bullet train.
     
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    6 flat pedals in first 10 positions.

    Cool.

    Cool to see Strobel in 6th too.
     
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    But Will it be riders like Gwin and Camellini playing weather for tomorrow?
     
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    conditions are wet today for sure.

    hill today with a 3.20, gwin yesterday with a 3.12
     
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    Gwin is the 75th now.

    He'll be out of the top 80.

    I think he'll be out for tomorrow.Is he top 20 in UCI ranking?
     
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    yep he is top twenty so will be ok...must have come off?
     
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    Ranking - Mountain Bike 2010 | 2009

    Men Elite UCI Ranking Downhill
    4: 03 May 2010

    Individual
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    Team
    Rank Name Nation Age* Points
    1 (1) Samuel HILL Australia 25 1,531
    2 (2) Steve PEAT Great Britain 36 1,477
    3 (3) Gee ATHERTON Great Britain 25 1,367
    4 (4) Greg MINNAAR South Africa 29 1,364
    5 (5) Michael HANNAH Australia 27 1,085
    6 (6) Fabien BAREL France 30 1,056
    7 (7) Nick BEER Switzerland 23 1,021
    8 (8) Justin LEOV New Zealand 26 970
    9 (9) Samuel BLENKINSOP New Zealand 22 954
    10 (10) Aaron GWIN United States 23 883
    11 (11) Brendan FAIRCLOUGH Great Britain 22 857
    12 (12) Mickael PASCAL France 31 728
    13 (13) Bernat GUARDIA PASCUAL Spain 28 654
    14 (14) Steve SMITH Canada 21 594
    15 (15) Josh BRYCELAND Great Britain 20 581
    16 (16) Marc BEAUMONT Great Britain 26 573
    17 (17) Chris KOVARIK Australia 32 568
    18 (18) Aurélien GIORDANENGO France 22 477
    19 (19) Duncan RIFFLE United States 24 432
    20 (20) Filip POLC Slovakia 28 42
     
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    gwin today with a 3:40. There's some perspective.

    If it rains, i'm going with Hill. Gwin in that situation i have big doubts over. But he does look pretty sharp, i have to admit.
     
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    Blenki coming through speed trap with fastest speed of the day...


    edit: hang on, it was Steve Smith in fastest, Sam in 2nd
     
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    look at the split times, she had the fastest first split and was up 2.5 seconds at the second split (4:00 mark)... obviously had issue somewhere after that

    edit: apparently she ate **** hard on the last jump... safe to say she was up on the other girls until that point




    wonder what conditions are on the hill and if they're going to **** for the last riders down... Cedric just missed top 80 my 1 second

    and I am sure there will be a thread on this photo later, haha
     
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    Sam wearing a Leat Brace. hahahaha

    Dan is out too, sad.
     
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    Where are all those post about Sam's knee now???
     
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    Sam Hill has 3 knees, he only tore his A-C on his spare.
     
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    Strange how a man from one of the most arid countries on the planet absolutely kills it in the muck.

    Anyone know what tomorrows conditions are forecasted to be? I bet people are worried that if it stays ****ty like this one legger will pull a first win tomorrow.
     
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    ****ty - just like today :)
     
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    4x Starts soon. It looks like this is free to watch?
     
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