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2016 WCDH

April 25, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
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Bruni is the new Gwin. I can see him winning a bunch more before he's done. Stoked for Hannah, but gutted for Stevie.

April 26, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
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That was an entertaining race, especially with the drier conditions and high speeds. Awesome to see Bruni win finally… and yeah gutted about the front flat for Stevie, hoping he has a strong season this year.

Also sucks that Finn went down (qualies I think?) injuring his wrist. Would be pretty cool to see him on the podium for overall juniors in year 1.

April 26, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
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interesting that the win came down to a final flat sprint - (possibly) owning to the fact bruni set up the bike expressly for this section, ie, (extra) stiff setup [HTML_REMOVED] semi-slick tire.

ft bill will be fun, for sure. proper track, lots of people on fire.

huge suck re: stevie's flat.

also interesting to see several big names way off the back - ratty, minnarr, gee, hill… times are changing, for sure.

and curious why peatty didn't show up.

sucks we have a month or so till the next episode. really need to add more rounds to the season.

April 26, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
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and curious why peatty didn't show up.

not enough points I think, and maybe British Cycling wasn't doling out national team jersey's like at Lourdes?

April 26, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
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not enough points I think, and maybe British Cycling wasn't doling out national team jersey's like at Lourdes?

Peaty got 39 pts for his 42nd place at Lourdes, I thought that was enough? I have no idea though.

Ride, don't slide.

April 26, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
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it's going to be the year of Bruni…

:canada:

April 26, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
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Peaty got 39 pts for his 42nd place at Lourdes, I thought that was enough? I have no idea though.

yeah I have no clue, quick google says 30 was the min requirement, so, I have no idea.

April 27, 2016, 10:37 p.m.
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I would gladly watch weekly or at least biweekly rounds of WC DH a year. Guessing there isn't the money in it for all parties to have many more stops than the current calendar.

April 28, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
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Always a good read: http://dirtmountainbike.com/racing-events/world-cup-geek-stats-cairns-2016.html

May 25, 2016, 7:20 a.m.
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it's going to be the year of Bruni…

now out with broken clavicle. faaaark. time for brosnan to step up to the plate. or at least make gwinn work for the title. that said, would be cool to see hart take ft bill.

May 25, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
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now out with broken clavicle. faaaark. time for brosnan to step up to the plate. or at least make gwinn work for the title. that said, would be cool to see hart take ft bill.

Sucks about Bruni for sure, but he is young and resilient. Glad he got his first win so the monkey is off his back and can go for the overall next season and beyond. Could see Gwin push closer to Minnaar's 18 wins.

Definitely gunning for Danny @ Fort Bill.

May 25, 2016, 10:41 a.m.
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I'd love to see Mark Wallace on the podium… as I'm sure many others here would too.

May 25, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
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I'd love to see Mark Wallace on the podium… as I'm sure many others here would too.

Absolutely! He has shown the skills. His double into the rock garden at Mt Sainte Anne last year was a wholee chit moment for me.

May 25, 2016, 10:55 p.m.
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Will Brosnan win again at Ft Bill? No one knows for sure.

Marcelo and Minnaar fit the course nicely. And Mic too.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 26, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
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Absolutely! He has shown the skills. His double into the rock garden at Mt Sainte Anne last year was a wholee chit moment for me.

Forgot about that legendary move. Is there a video clip or gif somewhere?

Would be amazing to see Mark do well at MSA this year in honour of Stevie.

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