2015 World Cup Thread.... Traceeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Nooooooooooooooo!

Discussion in 'The Adrenaline Factory' started by bing!, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. bing!

    bing! Active Member

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    Hey folks!

    Sunday was the first race of the season, and boy was it a race. Lotsa crashes, an evil track and the return of the Gwinn Machine! Gwinn was riding a top secret skunk works machine with custom carbon lay ups.

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    Tracy Hannah scorpioned in a big crash. OMG!

    I really like watching the ladies class. The competition over the last couple of years has been great. This year is no different with Emelienne winning with a brand new team.

    CRC Paypal's Jones got his first podium, woot woot! I'm feeling real bad for Loic. I think I'll be rooting for a lot young generation this year :)

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    http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/stor...-dh-results-aaron-gwin-lourdes-race-run-video
     
  2. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    That was exciting!!

    I really liked the course - Claudio's narration on his run just busts my gut! Very happy for Gwinny, I'm sad for Bruni (he's my boy!!). Ratboy looked awful but under the circumstances (two surgeries was it??) I'll give him a pass.

    So bummed we have to wait until June for the next race. Oh well, at least I have SS's Bike Park to keep me entertained in the meantime. :)
     
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    Unreal run by Gwin. Low, forward, aggressive, eyes up, leading with the chin, absorbing everything with his arms and legs, backsiding every obstacle to minimize air time. Spectacular. When he is on, he is Not of This World (Jesus reference intended). Hated to see Hannah crash. Word is she separated her shoulder. I would love to see all of the top dudes and dudettes healthy at the same time - Ratty, Minnaar, Atherton, Smith, Hill, Tracy, Rachel, etc, etc.
     
  4. skyungjae

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    I'm glad Emmiline didn't retire. I feel she was pretty lucky though. Had Atherton and Hannah not messed up, they could've easily put her into 3rd.

    I wonder if Gwin would have done as well on the final run if he didn't get a DNF in qualifying.
     
  5. doublewide

    doublewide Ride Life....Ride GIANT

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    YES! He's been putting in the hard work in the off season.
     

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