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  • Snowbike World Champs this weekend: Super-G and Dual Slalom
  • Ben_Haworth
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    Snow joke. The first Snowbike World Championships take place in Châtel this weekend. Two race formats: Super-G and Dual Slalom.

    By ben_haworth

    Get the full story here:

    https://singletrackworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/snowbike-world-champs-this-weekend-super-g-and-dual-slalom/

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    ayjaydoubleyou
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    Sliding round low traction corners at high speed… we have a guy for that. C’mon Danny.

    Lower temperatures at the ski resort should make it easier for him to sit down afterwards.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    The Super-G – so good they described it twice……..

     

    Scott or Danny for the win!!

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    snotrag
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    Dannys posted a course run on his Instagram (from his snowboard!) – its got the potential for some very, very, very high speed!

    40mpg
    Full Member

    I was there last week and it is indeed extremely vertiginous! Also somewhat lacking in snow – anything remaining is extremely icy. It was 8c daytime and only dropping to about 2c overnight so not even freezing properly (and rained all one day). I’m sure the runs will be groomed but they were pulling snow down the mountain as it wasnt cold enough for the snow blowers. Todays forecast is 5c / 1c with rain this afternoon! Conditions will be, er, challenging – a bit clearer over the weekend.

    I was fatbiking around Chatel & Morgins and its by far the worst snow conditions i’ve experienced out there. Thin tyres and spikes will be much better than fat tyres though!

    lister
    Full Member

    Has there been any confirmation about where this might be being broadcast?

    ocrider
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    That’s a red piste from what I can remember although the last time I was in Châtel during the winter was a long time ago, so I could be wrong.

    I’m going to be a party pooper and put my cash on Pierre Thevenard at least for the GS. He’s a local in the valley and is a proper speed demon. There’s a recent post on Vinny T’s insta with Thevenard absolutely gunning it past him

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1Z6FMNoKGh/?igsh=cGRua3BiNXhoMWsz

    alpin
    Free Member

    Who really give AF?

    More interesting than ebike racing, admittedly, but still….

    Do these new sports like ebike or snow/fatbike races take away prize money from the more traditional UCI categories?

    mashr
    Full Member

    More interesting than ebike racing, admittedly, but still….

    Especially as there’s a thing called World Cup skiing happening at the moment

    alpin
    Free Member

    Yeah, but skiing is rubbish.

    ocrider
    Full Member

    If anyone’s curious there’s a live stream on TV8 Mont Blanc.

    http://8montblanc.fr/le-direct/

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x71o73v

    FunkyDunc
    Free Member

    I cant find any videos from this – YT is empty from what I can see.

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Highlights scheduled for Eurosport 2 on Sunday at 1pm
    (Eurosport schedules aren’t that reliable!)

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