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2017 WCDH

Aug. 8, 2017, 1:39 p.m.
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Yeah Gwin and Danny's runs were especially nuts. Knowing that Gwin didn't have clear vision for most of that run makes it even more impressive. Rachel's save through the rocks after the drop was also a sight to see. In the slow-mo you can see the loose rock she hits:

https://gfycat.com/ImmaculateVacantArgentinehornedfrog

Agree with Lucas celebrating, yeah he's had a long rough patch so he should be stoked for a podium but it's like Alex Fayolle in Lourdes -- not the same race.

Aug. 23, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
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Holy feck that Val Di Sole track looks rough, judging by Claudio's course preview. Nasty tumble he took.

Aug. 24, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
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Yeah the track looks sick this year. Perfect setup for a race for the overall in men's and women's. I'm travelling this weekend and won't be able to watch until Monday night... gonna be tough to avoid spoilers but will do my best.

My preductions:

Gwin, Minnaar, Hart

Nicole, Atherton, Seagrave

Aug. 24, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
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If it rains, I'd take Hart. If it doesn't, it'll be either Gwin, Brosnan or Vergier.

Aug. 25, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
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Minnaar snapped his V10 clean in half. Loads of pics out there of it but no vid of the crash.

Aug. 25, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
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The vid is now up...

https://www.facebook.com/RedBullBike/videos/1401626809954864

Aug. 25, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
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I am really excited for this. Due to myself having ridden quite a bit this season I always only saw Claudio's preview and the highlights....that run by Gwin in MSA was unreal.

Maybe I can manage to watch the race for once. Or maybe I go for a ride.

Minnaa

Aug. 26, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
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Holy cow! That was intense to watch.

Aug. 26, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
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Brayton's & Greenland's runs were crazy. Gas to Flat's air time on the jump before Sam Hill's infamous corner was insane.

Aug. 27, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
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no videos of Minaar's wheel failure? sometimes i don't get the coverage of these events, it seems lacking.

Aug. 29, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
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Posted by: JBV

no videos of Minaar's wheel failure? sometimes i don't get the coverage of these events, it seems lacking.

Was hoping some fan instagram/video from trackside would have caught it. On the live feed you can see him going off into the woods so I presume it was a rock strike right before he goes into the tape but who knows.

Overall was an awesome race and such a good track. Gwin's run was silly fast when he didn't have to be, well deserved overall.

Sept. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
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It happened at exactly the same place he crashed and cracked his frame, which is the same spot that Loris had that moment in his race run, so im surprised the camera didnt get it.

Sept. 4, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
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Anyone see where one can watch the Cairns world champs live? Looks like it's not on Red Bull TV.

Sept. 5, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
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Apparently Fox Sports, SBS and BBC are broadcasting it. I seemed to remember watching it on the BBC last year.

Sept. 5, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
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VitalMTB has a thread about this. Pinkbike is supposedly talking to UCI/Red Bull etc. as well.

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