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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by commencaldh, May 3, 2015.
Who do you think will come out on top this year
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way too early in my opinion
fairclough of course. all 'real dh tracks', all the top dudes are either injured (greg, gee, stevie), recovering from injury (josh) or their careers were over 2 years ago (gwin), plus he has the elite experience over troy and loic. nobody standing in his way this year.
dont get me wrong i would love to see bren-dog on the podium ...but when was the last time he was on the podium compared to troy and loic
and gwins 4 second lead at lourdes was just meh, right?
shit. sarcasm not sarcasmed enough. sorry.
baahhh i knew it! haha
Ratboy has good potential!
also basically means minaar and hill and mick hannah, and all those other guys who i am forgeting
I vote Hill, just something about the guy.
Second, I put Neko, PA pride.
Greg Herbold wasn't an option, but I would have voted for him if he was an option.
I wish Hill was healthy, but if I have to guess this early: Gwin
Hill is no option really. He will make it back in the second part of the season due to his shoulder injury.
Sorry, but why would you put Steve in there? Agree, he's a legend, but there's no chance at all.
Pretty limited and pointless poll imo.
Yeah, no bacon option.
Brucette Jenner is going to crush the ladies...
You are not worth the chair that you're sitting on with a statement like that...
Defintely not Peat or Bryceland.
Other than that could be anyone who really wants it.
Curious as to why ratboy has "no chance"? If we can assume he will be (and has been) getting stronger and more confident since Lourdes, it would seem he could win basically anywhere. Not to say the holy rock ghost isn't the favorite at this point, but we've had exactly one race to base anything on. And if it's all about "wanting it", I hope the spirit of enduro masters *really* wants it.
With all the top WC racers injured, and gwin healthy, it's the perfect setting for the 2nd coming of rock Jesus. The heavens approved it.
Not sure if this was in reference to me using those words... because I said Steve has no chance, Ratboy on the other hand I think can of course take it.
Perhaps "no chance" is a bit strongly worded...as statistically there is one... just very very slight imo
Bryceland had one inconsistent Season, where the WC Championship was claimed also. It happens, I just do not see Josh Bryceland repeating victory from 2014. The unfocused approach the Team Syndicate took to fulfilling UCI Team rules underscores the potential startup of inconsistancy. So, my wagering-cabbage is rooted elsewheres.
What the frack is the spirit of enduro masters??
...or the holy rock ghost? Tie-Dye makign a comeback in 2015??
Well Hill is out for the nest rounds and it might take Stevie a little while to get back to speed again but as far as I know Gee and Minnaar are not that badly injured that they can't compete on the highest level at Fort William. I think Minnaar just came second to Thirion in Andorra.
I think you're far off the mark when it comes to the SC team's focus, citing the team kit as an example. Did you not see the extent they went to, to comply with the rules. combined effort by various clothing sponsors just for a consistent team look? That takes some doing.
I believe (actually, I hope) Minnaar would be a serious contender for Rock Jeebus, but Josh can't just be ruled out of the fight. Gee is usually too busy smashing trees.
y u mad?
unfocused approach, because of jerseys and shorts?! LOL
matching jerseys are as important as color coordinated bikes to win world cups!
this. the UCI won't let you on the podium if you look like a muppet, finish times be damned.
But clown pajamas are still OK, right?
are you kidding? they are MANDATORY
Take it up w/ Lance.
PS: am not an LA fanboy...
Me, their proposed kits look like doll dressup clothes. Effort instead to not be Team players, which some of their co-sponsors probably swallowed w/o chewing.
There are alot of competing teams on the Elite level, how'd they all retain this rider?
It's much too early to say (though Gwin smashed the field @ the last round), but I think Round #2 @ Ft Bill will be very telling. It's a very long, physical track & Gwin has had OK results there historically (Podium 2x, won it 1x) so will be interesting to watch.
Sam Hill is out of the overall picture, so I wouldn't be surprised if he throws all his eggs in one basket to win World Champs just like in 2010 when he was plagued with injury.
I'd like to go on record and suggest that trumbullhucker will not win the world cup. Just my opinion.
b...b.but what about all my training?!
DHR = 26" = loser
EDIT - heavy super fan drinking at Wyndham does not equate to effective WC training