Jackson with yet another time that'd have put him top 3 in elite.
I know they didn't always race the same track conditions but I wonder how high up the Elite overall ranking his individual round quali and finals times would have put him points wise?
Blenkinsop with a top 10 is awesome. Had courses not gone all motorway/bikepark in the 2010s, I think he would have been higher in the standings for much of his career. His WC win at age 18 came on the ruthless Schladming course. I'd say the more natural courses, and the trend back to fewer bike park zoomer courses, will suit him in the last few years of his career.
Back home now. What a race. First race of this caliber I’ve seen in almost 20 years. Interestingly minaar was at the last one too!
We took the gondola to the top and walked down. Saw riders doing amazing riding in the new steep woods, greenland enter the lower rocks and the final 10 from the finish line area.
Such a great course, and so nice to see it in person after all these years. Weather was brilliant too. So many people out there to spectate. A nice mix and not all bros thankfully!
What a showing by Iles. We were listening to the finish line announcer, and didn’t hear that he was without a chain! Happy for Greenland and Blenki too. Blenki looked completely composed when he passed us, not kinda wild/energetic like I’ve seen on video in the past.
Caught some of the women too while we were near the top. They were riding awesome. Nicole looked also very composed.
anyways... there's always so many helmet cam videos posted of the winning runs, it'd be nice to see a not-perfect run... I'm curious to see what Greg's helmet cam looks like. I wonder if they'll post it.
awesome that you could make it there @dump ! those photos look awesome. it's cool to see the pump track there as well.
Kerr posted his race-day vlog.
the lineups to get up the gondola looked mad! they must have felt like rock stars cutting the line like that and getting cheered on the whole way by! and the cheers all the way down the entire hill were amazing! It must have been such a rad atmosphere. I haven't been to a WC live since the last one in Bromont... I really need to change that!
Nina's video also showed cheers the whole way down... and that's a long track!
Shit,I thought they would have more points with all of Kolbs great runs? Plus Hatton did not do bad either. Back when I first made a comment about best duo,you were on that French Train saying no way. It stuck with me,hence the we. It seems it is not possible to catch the French at this point?
Haha... Hey Avy. you crack me up! I'm not even out the station bar if they're still serving beer nevermind on any train man.
A healthy Amoury is next level on any track and Daprella if he actually stays on for a full run isn't likely to be far off him.
I've loved watching Kolb and Hatton do well (particularly Kolb) this season.
finn winning this weekend was awesome to see as was Kerr pulling all his insane skill together to get a few well deserved great results. Laurie pushing and Minnaar still doing inconcievable Minnaar tings. Troy coming straight back to the podium after injury. I've also enjoyed the extremely talented ginger cowboy finally getting close again. Just many of the ups I've enjoyed this season.
The only downs would be injuries from the likes of Cami, Loic and Loris (and more). and Danny having to fly halfway across the world worried about his newborn baby.
I'm possibly the least patriotic sports follower you'll ever meet.
I attend LIVE national football matches here with my mad keen (player and supporter) child and enjoy the sport so much I support BOTH teams. But have always had extremely low empathy for crying fans of losing teams.
Watching sport is nothing more than entertainment to me and I'm not particuarly invested or emotionally involved in results.