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  • Premier Icon gonetothehills
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    Some kudos for his wheel builder! Couldn’t believe that held up.

    chvck
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    Utterly nuts!

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    who needs a “What tyres for…?”

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Its soul destroying that hes quicker down there without a rear tyre than I could ever hope to be on a fully functioning bike

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    What bare rim for leogang ?

    badllama
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    I was just expecting it to destroy itself onthe rocks but it held out 😯

    Chuffin’ nuts!

    mikey74
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    Gwin wins the Rob Warner “How Can He Sit Down With Balls That Big” award of the day.

    Gwin’s mechanic wins the Isambard Kingdom Brunel prize for engineering excellence.

    So happy Bryceland took his first win.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I was waiting for the tyre to jam the wheel up right in the middle of some steps of doom 😆 Seems there is a god and he is watching!

    Also enjoyed the super-slow-motion replays of Ratboy saying fooooooooook

    Premier Icon MSP
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    Incredible days racing, any race could be won by a dozen contenders at the moment.

    domcapper
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    any videos?

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    good to see both boys and girls races wide open. no 1-2 horse races this season.

    Premier Icon euans2
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    Honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing with Gwins run, totally changed my opinion of the guy, run of the day without a shadow of a doubt

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    <spolier warning for anyone stupid enough to enter a world cup thread while trying to avoid the results>

    Tyres? Where we’re going we don’t need tyres

    fbk
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    That was the most impressive piece of riding I’ve seen in a long time. And what a great result too – almost glad I’m on duty so stuck in watching it 🙂

    650b innit, don’t even need no tredz… Or something, I’ve no idea what he’s running.

    My inappropriate crush on Manon grows by the day!

    Someone has definitely shoved a rocket up Brycelands arse this year, amazed at his form. If only Brendog could do the same.

    Just watched it. Just great riding, right at the top as well ! Can’t believe he got all the way down without it folding in half.

    Brilliant result for Ratboy though.

    Jamie
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    *skips to the end*

    No link?

    Pfft. Didn’t happen then.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMYW91g5bwI[/video]

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    euans2 – Member

    Honestly couldn’t believe what I was seeing with Gwins run, totally changed my opinion of the guy, run of the day without a shadow of a doubt
    + a hell of a lot

    Knew he was going to finish miles down but still stuck with it, rather than throwing a strop. Massive respect, even managed to still make it look easy 😮

    stupot
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    FS one rear wheel, used once, minor scratches…

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Holy shit. Chapeau.

    edward2000
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    This removes the right for 99% of people to start a what tyre thread now. A bad workman blames his tools.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I want to dislike Gwin, but it’s difficult when he has so much ability and humility.

    Another amazing race in what looks set to be a cracking season. Good on Ratboy

    Rorschach
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    He would have placed in the top 10 if he had boobs and a fufu.

    maxtorque
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    On a slightly tenous, but DH connected, tangent, i really like Emmeline Ragots new hair do! 😉

    ninfan
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    I reckon that Gwins gilet was pushing the no skin suit rule a bit mind…

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    pleased for bryceand and a great day for the women too

    tahnee (5th)
    manon (1st!!!!!)
    rach (2nd)

    Hopk1ns
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    26″ wheel in 1st and 2nd…. just saying

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    Look

    At

    The

    Tyre !

    monkeyfudger – Member

    My inappropriate crush on Manon grows by the day!

    +1

    It was brilliant to watch. When the last guy (forget his name , sorry) crashed I actually cheered. Which is frightfully unsportsmanlike I am aware. But I was really pleased for Miami bryce.
    Gwins run was awesome. Totally expected the wheel to fold.

    Premier Icon whippersnapper
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    I must admit I cheered too when loic bruni (or logic Bruno as my phone insists on calling him) came a cropper. I was expecting gwin’s tyre to catch around a tree trunk or something similar. I was expecting the worse. Brilliant entertainment though and a great win by ratboy. Can’t wait for Meribel, going to that one.

    Hopk1ns
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    Katy Curd 1st in 4cross
    Manon Carpenter 1st downhill
    Josh Bryceland 1st in downhill

    Brits rule!!!

    mikey74
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    At least there’s one World Cup where we can win :mrgreen:

    stuartmccarthy – Member

    monkeyfudger – Member
    My inappropriate crush on Manon grows by the day!

    +1[/quote]

    +2

    Echo what someone else said, it really is soul destroying seeing him still ride so much faster than I could dream! Kudos to him, and his mechanic, I found his run the most enjoyable to watch. Skill set in full swing there!

    Plus!! RATBOY WON! <<< This, is great news 🙂

    wideboy
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    INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Best run of the day by far. Still can’t quite fathom how the wheel survived.

    I too had taken a bit of a dislike for poor old Gwin, but that run combined with the fact he seemed genuinely happy for Ratboy is changing my mind.

    Still feel a little robbed by the timing error on Rats run though…

    What a race 🙂

    Jamie
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    01:53:00 for Ratboy’s run, for those who haven’t seen it.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUhmZ_z-_24[/video]

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Thinking about it, the last 2 mens’ races were won by folks who’d never won a wc before, that’s pretty cool. And not just 4 different winners but the most mixed up podiums I can remember, up til today no rider had been on the podium twice.

    cfinnimore
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    After screaming at Ratboy from 6ft away last weekend to jumping up and down in the living room today I am utterly inspired.

    My champion of “ride bikes, have fun” and doing things your own way.

    Peaty definitely gave him a slap and told him “this is your time” *picture the scene*
    Well done, lad.

    And kudos to Minaar for devotion to charity, flying out to London straight after.

    Even Mrs STR appreciated the excellence of Gwin’s run

    JCL
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    26″ wheel in 1st and 2nd…. just saying

    Overall leader 650b…

    Yeah well done to Gwin. Don’t worry though, he’ll praise Jesus next time he wins and everyone will hate him again.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Yeah well done to Gwin. Don’t worry though, he’ll praise Jesus next time he wins and everyone will hate him again.

    Obviously ‘God’ isn’t too bothered about his minions getting punctures. He probably works in mysterious ways or something 😀

    Gwinnie did well to hold that though God or no God…

    Premier Icon MSP
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    And kudos to Minaar for devotion to charity, flying out to London straight after.

    I found that a bit odd, private helicopter to Munich, then flight to London, I did wonder if the cost would actually be matched by the money raised.

    cfinnimore
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    I would like to think either Greg or Samuel L Jackson personally footed that bill.

    In any case, imagine last night’s party.

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