Maribor Qualifying: Wet, Slippy and Rocks

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Aaron from MTBCut has sent us a short video from qualifying in a wet, wet, Maribor…

And here’s race day too:


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Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (5)

    they are both quali vids

    Actual coverage of the race was pretty shocking.

    You got a few seconds of everyone’s run and as far as I could tell they didn’t show the guy who came in first.

    Now that freecaster are charging there is no going to be no good coverage on the web of WC events for free. I don’t mind paying, but where I do I would like to see quality coverage rather than stuff run out of the back of a transit van

    blame UCI, its not freecaster who set the cameras up

    Gracia is awesome! And they did show some Minnaar, but as you say not much.

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