Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UCI WORLD CUP DH


Video of the UCI World Cup DH at Fort William showed some radical speed on a long and challenging course.  Good to see a couple friends of mine Rachael Atherton, Tracy Mosley, & Greg Minnaar in the first video.  Minnaar won my Dual Slalom one year at the Sea Otter, and he turned out to be a good guy off course.  Atherton has always been pretty cool to me, and it is good to see her riding injury free.  Another rider featured, Danny Hart, had a very good run at my Slalom tack at the Sea Otter this year.  This guy is fast and can produce some serious speed.  It is sweet to see the riders get up to speed in that first right hander on the top of the course out of the start gate.  Then watch them launch the big jumps at the bottom after being completely winded from a long pedaling section near the end.  Yes, pedaling sections can be the difference in UCI DH races.... Duh!  Train hard and be fit or simply complain and cry like a baby that the pedaling sections are too tough!  Ha!
Check out the action...


The 4X action was pretty hectic!  Both main events showed that it is not over until it is over....