Val Di Sole Day 4 - Racing & The BEST Question!
Last Saturday was race day in Val di Sole, and Ben Cathro was up to it again, checking out practice before the race, and throwing questions at mechanics (like Syndicate mechanic Dougie Fresh enlightening us on metallic vs organic pads for steep tracks). It really was all about the battle between Gwin and Minnaar, but Ben's trackside analysis of different sections of track (line options, ways of executing each option, following different riders trying it out, and even timing their results) is informative on a level we just don't get to appreciate when we're watching the race.
After the race, he toured the pits, interviewed riders (Rachel Atherton, Greg Minnaar), caught a couple of golden candid moments (Warner and Gwin's mechanic debating the merits of filling Aaron's head with info - or not - before his race run) and took a question directly from one of his YouTube fans and straight to Aaron Gwin himself.
The question was one that we'd all like to ask, but most of us wouldn't have the stones. But Ben carried his subscriber's stones as a surrogate when he put it to Aaron Gwin himself.
What was the question? "How much money do you stand to make this year?"
And yeah, Aaron answered. Straight up.
Check out the video for the answer.