DH1 Cancelled before it even started.
Bit disappointed really if that is the case. I don’t get why they would pull the plug just because Red Bull will be showing DHI. I was really looking forward to watching both series.Posted 6 years ago
hmmm – well I guess I’ll wait and see what coverage we get.
It could be great.
Freecaster have done an absolutely fantastic job over the 3 years I’ve been watching. Good for them for not letting the UCI trash it for everyone. Lets hope Red Bull can take over as worthy promoters.
Fingers crossed for Rob Warner continuing. He’s done that Red Bull x-fighters commentating so there’s a good possibility.Posted 6 years agowreckerMember
Pretty disgusting really. I really feel for the freecaster guys, set up an alternative because the uci didn’t give a **** just to be outdone by red bull. IMO the uci have been undeservedly bailed out, it may well result in being a very positive move for DH but the uci deserve no credit for it. Bloody good on freecaster and red bull, up yours UCI. Pricks.Posted 6 years ago
There’s a new article on Facebook.
The long and the short of it is that they haven’t decided what to do yet. Although it sounds like they would now struggle as their USP to sponsors is now gone (i.e. free broadcast).
Outlook to 20122011 ends with many reasons to be satisfied:- The MTB DH season crowned four great champions: Aaron…
I guess it’s going to come down to whether Trek/Giant/Santa Cruz/etc agree that the UCI are a…
complete shower of bunga bunga party nobbers
If DH1 can get the riders/teams, then everything else will fall into place.
But I have my doubts – Danny Heart wouldn’t be getting the widespread coverage he is now, if it wasn’t for the status of the comp being the “World Championships”.
My wish list would be:
Only one series
More races on the Calendar – 10-12
Regular calendar (every fortnight over Summer for e.g.)
Points system designed so that you can have a bad race or two and still be in contention
Live free web coverage
Eurosport coverage with commentary by someone who knows what they are talking about.
See full runs of top few riders (maybe last 10).
Alternative cameras like helmet/chest/bike on some riders.
I know this will be contentious, but I wonder about the wisdom of running a parallel Women’s series. If it stood on it’s own, how many viewers would it get? I’m not for parity amongst sports, unless there’s a clear case of demand.Posted 6 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Might be worth Freecaster getting in on the 4X tour, especially since UCI unceremoniously tossed them out with the trash (although some of the proposed not-UCI 4X rounds are at same venues as UCI DH on the same weekend).
I would really love to see more 4x not less – compared to DH it’s far and away the more “TV friendly” sport: shorter course is easier to cover (Cheaper coverage?), plenty of on course action and spills to keep the ADHD afflicted viewers glued, plenty of oportunities for sponsors to get logo’d riders in front of the cameras…
IMO the UCI have dropped a massive bollock in marginalising the Discipline, but I’m sure they know better…Posted 6 years ago
The topic ‘DH1 Cancelled before it even started.’ is closed to new replies.