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2016 WCDH

May 26, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
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I searched but could not find a clip of Mark's (l want to call him Markie, are we doing that?) 2015 MSA run, or even just that one section. Would be cool to see him do well there again this year.

No matter what, I think I will be crying a bit during each of the remaining WCDH races this year.

June 5, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
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OMG, George Brannigan what a crash! One dude who will be sore tomorrow. Minaar is timeless. Lots of good things said about Stevie, plus the ghost run for him. Nice tribute.

June 6, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
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Minnaar (like Nico) is clever. It's a rare thing in DH racing and the reason why they're still kicking the ass of the "just smash it" kids.

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June 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
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That was a great race to watch. Minnaar is amazing, so smooth with such a big margin. If he keeps going at this level for another few seasons he could finish with low 20's WC wins.

Finn Illes won juniors by a large margin as well. Two WC entries and two wins with an injury in the other race.

Awesome tributes to Stevie Smith all around, Minnaar especially classy with the Chainsaw flag on the podium and jersey patch.

June 9, 2016, 8:44 p.m.
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The Ft Bill Feels

Haters hate on Minaar and he backs it up with a win, again! Classy fella

Tribute to Stevie was great.

Some massive crashes too!

Surprised UCI let Peaty run in his Keltic Kit and still be "a trade team." Sheffield Steel would be a pretty good porn name…:|

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

June 9, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
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Leogang course looks pretty janky, lots of off camber and deep mud to keep them honest!

June 10, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
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Finn Illes won juniors by a large margin as well. Two WC entries and two wins with an injury in the other race.

How Old is Finn? Looks like he has a very bright future ahead of him!

June 10, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
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Surprised UCI let Peaty run in his Keltic Kit and still be "a trade team." Sheffield Steel would be a pretty good porn name…:|

I think UCI changed the rules this season for DH so that riders can wear individual kit to represent their personal sponsors, so Syndicate is a trade team again and people can have their own look. Pretty cool.

How Old is Finn? Looks like he has a very bright future ahead of him!

I thought he was 16 but he must be 17 now as UCI DH seems to require age 17 to compete. Not sure how since he was 14 when he won whip-offs at August 2014 Crankworx?

Looks like I'll be riding Sunday so gonna have to avoid social media until I can watch the race.

June 11, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
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Wallace 34th, Forrest 43rd

Atherton qualifies 8.5s ahead of 2nd place. Her Ft Bill win was another huge margin.
Putting her in Mens isn't an option as her qualifying time in Leogang would place her 126th in the Mens field.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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

June 11, 2016, 11:08 p.m.
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I think UCI changed the rules this season for DH so that riders can wear individual kit to represent their personal sponsors, so Syndicate is a trade team again and people can have their own look. Pretty cool.

I thought he was 16 but he must be 17 now as UCI DH seems to require age 17 to compete. Not sure how since he was 14 when he won whip-offs at August 2014 Crankworx?

Looks like I'll be riding Sunday so gonna have to avoid social media until I can watch the race.

His birthdate is 15/08/1999, according to Wikileaks, so he will be 17 in August.

June 12, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
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Jesus, Gwinn kinda knows how to ride a bike.

June 12, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
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Wallace 40th, Forrest 62nd. I thought Brosnan had the win. Very good result for Vergier.

June 12, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
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Miranda in 3rd!! Woohoo!

Finn in 2nd!

Way to go, local racers!

June 12, 2016, 9:19 p.m.
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I think UCI changed the rules this season for DH so that riders can wear individual kit to represent their personal sponsors, so Syndicate is a trade team again and people can have their own look. Pretty cool.

I thought he was 16 but he must be 17 now as UCI DH seems to require age 17 to compete. Not sure how since he was 14 when he won whip-offs at August 2014 Crankworx?

Looks like I'll be riding Sunday so gonna have to avoid social media until I can watch the race.

UCI considers your age as what it will be on December 31st

June 13, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
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I had planned to get up early Sunday and watch the entire race before driving to Whistler, but slept in and only had time for the women's so I had to stay off the social medias all day to avoid spoilers. Managed to catch the men's race with a few beers last night and wow, super entertaining riding.

Gwin is just ridiculous and back on another level, I wonder if he will pass Minnaar for total wins sooner than later. I was stoked to see Vergier up there as well as Kerr's best ever result (love his style). Other highlights were Fearon's scrub over the drop and Sik Mik's no hander over the finish jump.

Is there any video coverage of juniors? Would love to see Finn's runs. Congrats to Forest as well who seems to be consistently qualifying and hanging around top 50 on the new bike this year.

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