- Cedric Gracia
but yet he's on all the magazines
This is *actually* the important bit – getting exposure for your sponsors. You can do that by winning races (which he has done a fair bit of), or you can do it by being a
knob– sorry, character. See Rob Warner for further details.
Gracia has also done pretty well, not only in DH, but 4x and Freeride comps, some great film shoots and has on-bike style to die for. Top all round rider.Posted 7 years ago
That's what I'm talking about davidtaylforth. He was completely sideways in a tailwhip over the hip jump too whilst staring out the camera, does a no hander at the top of the wall, manuals down the wall and whips the triple at the end. All with a locked up drivetrain and still comes in 7 secs off the lead at that time. He entertains and goes out of his way to entertain. Gee winning was a special moment in a brilliant atmosphere yesterday but my lasting memory of the race will be that suicide no-hander!Posted 7 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
That'd be something special with triple clamps!
Nico was on Sunn with Cedric was he not?
Lopes and Peat were on GT back in the day?
As for his detractors wingeing that he was only doing it because he couldnt win;Posted 7 years ago
a) lets see the avrage weekend warrior get within 7 seconds of a good time with a chain. Hell, I'd give you 7 minutes!
b) he does that stuff anyway, can't remember the year/venue but he won the 4X finals at one event and backfliped the final jump (back when they wer new and cool)!thisisnotaspoonMember
And just look at his list of sponsors, bearing in mind how arsey some can get about using competitors products (Peaty used RF cranks and hope brakes untill SRAM bought truvative and avid) yet he manages to get away with it.
syncros/hope/sram/acros/A2Z all have (sometimes massive) overlaps in their ranges yet are quite happy to sponsor him and he doesn't even put their logos on his jersy.Posted 7 years ago
I think it is nicolas voulliez you're thinking of, who did indeed win everything.
gracia was always too busy getting pissed with peat and warnerPosted 7 years ago
You want top DH riders: Nicola vouilloz indeed, fabien barel, steve peat, greg minnar.
You want top freeriders: dan simmons, richie schley, robbie bourdon, chris kovaric.
You want someone what can only show is ass during parties… Well he's your guy then.
Blimey juan, you've really got the hump with him haven't you. He's won DH, FR and 4X events. If he wasn't such a piss head and party animal he could probably have dominated any one of those disciplines. As it is he's got the best of all worlds, there's few enough characters left in top level sport these days, it's nice to see one make an effort to please the fans.
Oh and please forgive my lack of knowledge of whip terminology, I can't do any of them, except by mistake occasionally! I take it a tailwhip is the one that BMXers do when they spin the bike around the steerer?Posted 7 years agoGWMember
having enough speed to even make the last two jumps (hipped double and long table) before the ~tissot with no chain is insane enough never mind boosting out a fully stretched suicide then going massive on the last tripple too.
Kit – what are you on about? Gee has never won it before. Gracia has.
Gee pulled a suicide over the tripple in qualis one year, Cedric has done it many times on many jumps at Ft William in both 4X and DH including during practice & race runs.
Juan – you're an idiot!Posted 7 years agosoulriderSubscriber
Gracia has also won the Red Bull Rampage in Utah – doing a back flip of a huge drop to finish his run… (he learnt the flip that week)
it blew everyone else away at that event.
have also drank Red wine with him a few years ago at the WC in Fort Bill.. he is a chilled out guy and a decent (if a womaniser) bloke, then his groupies hype him up and once again he becomes centre of attention.
Awesome rider, great character – downhill racing started with parties – he still races hard, has sublime skills and parties damned hard…Posted 7 years ago
What is not to like? cept being French ??? 😛
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